The Lifeline Bringing you the best local stories in and around our community. GreenPal, Uber for Lawn Care, has launched in Winter Springs By Gene Caballero (Sponsored Post) GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, has launched in Winter Springs. RAPID Progress By Kevin Fritz Nonprofit organization, RAPID Progress, is helping adults with intellectual disabilities – and their families – have fun and live more fulfilling lives. It's Fall Y'all! By Mike Berry Get ready for all the exciting – and occasionally spooky – events on deck this season. Spreading Goodwill By Kevin Fritz Thanks to Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Kenny Jones, a formerly homeless Army veteran, is thriving in Oviedo. We're Going To Fight It With Him By Susan Shalhoub The Winter Springs Police Department – and the entire community – rallies around an officer in distress. Hoop Dreams By Jill Cousins Longwood native Anfernee Simons is a top NBA draft pick. Neural Connections By Amy Nichol Smith Winter Springs teen returns from a prestigious STEM conference with new confidence and a renewed sense of purpose. Meet The New Met By Jill Cousins Ambidextrous local grad Carlos Cortes earns a pick from the New York Mets in this summer’s Major League Baseball Draft. Good, Better, Beta! By Susan Shalhoub Oviedo teen ranks third in the nation at a recent math competition. Thinking Inside The Box By Jill Duff-Hoppes Winter Springs resident and artist Madeleine MacKenzie is making a big impression with her little works of art. Hyper-Local Library By Pam Neff Stenstrom Elementary teacher builds a library where her students need it the most. Homegrown Charity By Jill Cousins Oviedo High grad and Jacksonville Jaguar Blake Bortles stays true to his town. Leading the Way By Jill Duff-Hoppes Casselberry art icon paints a picture of her colorful life and commitment to other artists Changing The World, One Act of Kindness at a Time By Shelley Ouellette Inspirational local teen wins first place in a statewide speech competition with his moving message of kindness. Transcontinental Teamwork By Jack Roth Two local brothers, who both played lacrosse at Hagerty High School, join forces again on the Slovakian National Team. Santa Ana By Susan Shalhoub A year after Hurricane Maria, evacuees have a loyal ally who understands Rockit Man By Dori Gerber IT worker by day, ‘80s rock god by night, this local musician won’t stop believin' Duty and Honor By Hedy Bass This Altamonte Springs Police Officer helps Honor Flight Central Florida pay homage to our nation’s war veterans Raising Awareness By Lee Granger A.W.A.R.E. (As We Age Resources Exist) is a local group out of St. Stephen Catholic Community, Oviedo, that helps seniors and their families find the resources they need.