• Published On: May 31, 2022By 2.2 min read

    Being quadriplegic never stopped Bill Miller from accomplishing incredible feats. Photos provided by Jackie Johnson. Sometimes, life and tragedy intersect. You can either wallow in self-pity or accept the hand [...]

  • Published On: April 29, 2022By 2.3 min read

    A local woman introduces a fresh spin on raising scholarship money. Photo: Nicole Hamel Eustis resident Tracy Draper knows how to peddle—or, in her case, pedal—goodwill.  In 2014, the avid [...]

  • Published On: February 28, 2022By 2.6 min read

    Zumba has brought great joy, health, mental clarity to Leo Ramirez’ life, and he delights in teaching his moves to others. Photo: Nicole Hamel When Leo Ramirez thinks about his [...]

  • Published On: January 31, 2022By 2.2 min read

    Aspiring circus artist McKenna Wilkins now teaches art of aerial acrobatics. Story and photos: Cindy Peterson Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? That’s just where 29-year-old aerial [...]

  • Published On: December 31, 2021By 2.5 min read

    The Villages doctor helps restore best quality of life.  Story and photos: Cindy Peterson Ana Sapijaszko is a doctor of physical therapy aiming to improve the lives of those who [...]

  • Published On: November 30, 2021By 2.5 min read

    David Whittaker: ‘Life is a journey. Do the things that make you feel good, keep you healthy, and active.’  Photos: Volkan Ulgen Teaching social and ballroom dancing has been David [...]

  • Published On: October 29, 2021By 2.2 min read

    ‘Yoga changed my life tremendously for the better.’  Photo: Nicole Hamel The practice of yoga is touted for providing health benefits of improved strength, balance, flexibility, relaxation, better sleep, more [...]

  • Published On: September 30, 2021By 3.9 min read

    After almost losing it all, a Mount Dora woman is living life true to herself, while helping others along the way. Photo: Nicole Hamel Sharon Simmons is a believer in [...]

  • Published On: July 30, 2021By 8.8 min read

    Titanic victim probes depths of mind to uncover past life experiences and lead those hurting to present-day solutions.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Sarah Riley’s fear of deep water caused her to [...]

  • Published On: June 30, 2021By 4.5 min read

    Denise Lloyd reaches new heights practicing aerial skills. Photos: Nicole Hamel Going on her 12th year of practicing aerial arts, Denise Lloyd is grateful to have developed her aerial skills [...]

  • Published On: May 31, 2021By 2.1 min read

    Paige Grimes wants to give every kid the chance to dance.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Nineteen-year-old Paige Grimes is ready for her next “step” after hosting the grand opening for her [...]

  • Published On: April 30, 2021By 2.1 min read

    Erica Majors weighs in on her life-changing transformation. It’s the small changes in life that have Erica Majors living large.  Attending social functions without fear of others staring at her. [...]

  • Published On: March 31, 2021By 2.8 min read

    Lake County’s masked man comes to rescue with over 30,000 masks. Photos: Nicole Hamel Tim Totten, owner of Final Embrace, found a creative solution when hospitals and health facilities were [...]

  • Published On: February 26, 2021By 3.7 min read

    Needy get filled, volunteer couple in Mount Dora get fulfilled. For 18 years since retiring to Florida from North Dakota, Cal and Shirley Rolfson are pretty much living the dream.  [...]

  • Published On: January 29, 2021By 4.5 min read

    Clermont woman devotes life to healing mind, body and spirit by targeting trapped emotions. Photos: Nicole Hamel Salina Rubio’s curiosity was sparked the moment she heard about The Emotion Code, [...]