The Lifeline Bringing you the best local stories in and around our community. Reading for the Win! By Rebekah Grier Seminole County’s Literacy Alliance wins a national grant to give 1,000 books to local kids in need. Got Her Goat By Jill Duff-Hoppes Bari Sholk finds her calling on farms across America. A Mission of Mercy By Mike Berry Dr. Pearl Burns practiced dentistry in our community for more than 30 years. In retirement – if you can call it that – Dr. Burns is traveling to the far corners of the globe to provide free care for those in need. Their Garden Still Grows By Laura Breen Galante Altamonte Springs boasts one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in town - Spring Valley - and its upkeep is all thanks to The Spring Valley Garden Club, which recently celebrated 50 years of community, friendship, and philanthropy. Miracle on the Seminole Wekiva Trail By Allison Slater Tate When Longwood resident Chris Connor collapsed from a heart attack on the Seminole Wekiva Trail, a series of incredible events led to a life-changing and life-saving encounter among three complete strangers.