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Saturday, November 27, 2021

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PAWS-itive encouragement

PAWS-itive encouragement

Read to Sydney brings books, children, and trained therapy dogs together for a reading experience that transcends boundaries. Photos: Nicole Hamel Even though it was about 11 years ago, Thom Battisto clearly remembers the day he visited a local foster…
Healthy Inspiration: Kelly Ann Reagan

Healthy Inspiration: Kelly Ann Reagan

‘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 energy, less stress, and better self-care, and a local certified…
Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope

Five breast cancer patients with one thing in common: a fighting spirit. Photos: Nicole Hamel With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll undoubtedly be bombarded with statistics, studies, and stories about the latest treatment methods.  Sometimes, the human element…
Feeling all the feels

Feeling all the feels

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 the old saying regarding what one should do when life…
A stretch above the rest

A stretch above the rest

Car accident leads to career change helping others improve lives through stretching. Photos: Nicole Hamel Volkan Ulgen was accompanied to a comfortably padded bench, where he was told to lay down on his back with his head atop a small…
Healthy Inspiration: “Trance” formation

Healthy Inspiration: “Trance” formation

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 feel moments of severe anxiety, and she didn’t know why. …
Your body keeps score

Your body keeps score

 Traumatic experiences may be making you physically ill.  The word “trauma” conjures up images of gruesome car accidents, speeding ambulances, medevac flights, and emergency rooms. Stat. Code blue. The golden hour. That’s physical trauma. More common, though less obvious, is…
Healthy Inspiration: Soarin’, Flyin’

Healthy Inspiration: Soarin’, Flyin’

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 and she’s worked in many different jobs utilizing them. When…
Lord of the ring

Lord of the ring

Wrestling icon flexes his faith to help aspiring wrestlers reach their dreams.   Photos: Anthony Rao A group of spandex-clad warriors gather around 77-year-old Afa Anoa’i, whom they affectionately call ‘Pop.’  One can hear a pin drop as he delivers a straight-from-the-heart…
Healthy Inspiration: Making moves

Healthy Inspiration: Making moves

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 new dance studio, Full Force Dance Academy in Minneola, on…
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