A Glimpse Under the Sea!

Sea Life Orlando Aquarium Houses 1,000+ Underwater Creatures

At Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, guests get an up-close look at fish and other sea life from around the world (photo ©Matt Marriott).

With 71 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water, it is no surprise that humans have an endless curiosity for life under the waves.

Happy Earth Day!

Feed Your Soul With Planet-Friendly Dishes

by Kirsten Harrington


Earth Day is April 22, so why not take time to celebrate Mother Nature by trying some fun, new recipes? From green smoothies to tempting yet healthy desserts, there are plenty of ways to please your taste buds and the planet.

Veggie Lovers

Incorporating more vegetarian or vegan recipes into your diet is a sure way to reduce your carbon footprint. Try going meatless one or two days a week or using smaller portions of meat to flavor your meals. Buying local seasonal products will add a flavor-boost to meals and leave less of an impact on the planet.

Classic Italian Cuisine in a Vibrant Atmosphere!

The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. Bravo’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops and fresh seafood, as well as flatbreads, pizzas and salads, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Italy. The 7,482-square-foot restaurant includes indoor seating for 233, two private dining rooms that can each accommodate up to 30, and an outdoor terrace that seats 122.

Facilitating a Positive Career Transition

Secrets From a Reluctant Expert


Matt Durfee, president of Navigator Executive Advisors, uses his own experiences to help others in the often-overwhelming process of job searching.


It happens to many of us at one time or another in our careers. Our employer lets us go without any warning or the company needs to downsize, and we find ourselves without income or self-esteem. Because it happened to one particular executive from the Orlando area, a new company was formed and an award-winning book was written.

Matt Durfee, president of Navigator Executive Advisors, was vice president of human resources for Centex Homes when the housing bubble burst in 2006. In a very short amount of time, he went from …

Catholic Schools Week at Holy Family Catholic School … Photo Album

There was a “student mutiny, tug-of-war and race for orphans” during the whirlwind Catholic Schools Week at Holy Family Catholic School. The week began with an open house to give prospective students’ parents a look behind the classroom doors. Nearly 700 students, from pre-K 3-year-olds to eighth-graders, took part in a walk-a-thon to raise money for the Orphans Rising Missions. The school also hosted a field day, Crazy Hair and Sock Day, talent show, Virtual Career Day and volunteer breakfast that honored all the people who make every event at HFCS possible.

Southwest-Area Student Shares With Others

A Giving Heart

by Karen Nimetz


Charnelle MikeeOmbao donates items to young patients at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.


Like most 8-year-olds, CharnelleMikeeOmbao is a ball of energy. Unlike most 8-year-olds, Mikee has faced some major hurdles in her young life. With the love and support of her family, she has approached each obstacle with bravery and happiness.

Martine Morley Wins Yard of the Quarter … and more news

compiled by Lauren Salinero


Hidden Springs/Estates

John Scolaro (left) of Dr. Phillips presents a Hidden Springs/Estates Yard of the Quarter award to Martine Morley.

Hidden Springs Homeowners Association President Jeff Olszewski announced the winner of the Hidden Springs/Estates Yard of the Quarter, Martine Morley. Each quarter, residents nominate a fellow neighbor whose property stands out as being attractive and well-maintained. A committee of volunteers then reviews the nominations and selects a winner. Martine has lived in Hidden Springs for 27 years.