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The Lake Mary Lifeline

The Lake Mary Lifeline

Get the latest Lake Mary news and find out what’s happening all around Seminole County from the most recent Lake Mary Life articles.

Their Year

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The Lake Mary High School girls’ water polo team plays for the state championship and leaves it all on the water

Wow!

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The WOW Legacy Group is helping local women in need rebuild their lives and Fall into Fabulous

Let's Buddy Up

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The Buddy Up Tennis program based at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry gives players with Down syndrome the chance to make friends and have fun, but the volunteers who run it get so much more.

Sikh and You Shall Find

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Here in Seminole County, you don’t have to go far to immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. Get to know the local Sikh community, which welcomes all with open arms.

It's All About the Kids for the Heathrow Women's Club

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At their last luncheon meeting of the season, members of the Heathrow Women’s Club gathered to distribute the tens of thousands of dollars they raised during the past year. Whether it was a garage sale, a formal gala, movie night, or any of the club’s other fundraising activities, the generosity and hard work of the members is always impressive. And the funds they raise are always donated to a great cause, positively impacting the lives of disadvantaged children in our community.

His World's A Stage

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Plenty of area high schools put on fabulous plays, but this one was actually written by a classmate. Meet Crooms Academy playwright Cooper Valentine.

His Own Claim to Fame

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Hall of Fame athletes have it, the intangible that separates them from other elite players and helps them transcend the game itself. Longwood’s Coury Knowles has his own version of it, too, and though he never took the field, he earned a rightful place with his teammates in the UF Baseball Hall of Fame

"Art Should Be Available to Everybody"

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In Seminole County, several visual art groups bring color and creativity to the community on a regular basis. Here we showcase three of these groups – one a relative newcomer, while the other two have been around for decades. All three are brimming with talented artists who encourage and support each other as they help make our world a more beautiful place.

We the People of Sanford Middle School

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Sanford Middle School’s We The People team is a group of 29 civic-minded eighth graders who compete in various trivia and debate competitions about the history and function of the United States government. And if you’re going to show off your Constitutional knowledge, there’s only one place to go...

Living History

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The staff of the Goldsboro Museum is determined to keep the town’s rich history alive. Meet Francis Oliver who has spent decades collecting local archives, which are on display at the Goldsboro Museum – one of several projects of the Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association, which Francis helped establish in 2009.

Who Put On The Heat?

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Lake Mary Life publisher, Sheila Kramer, shares chapter 4 of her ongoing adventure – downsizing and moving to Lake Mary's Griffin Park. Her latest update? A heated pool for year-round enjoyment is confirmed!

Join us in showering lots of love on these marvelous local moms

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In early March, Lake Mary Life conducted an online contest in search of the World’s Greatest Mom. We asked our Facebook followers to tell us in 100 words or less why their nominee deserved to win. We received dozens of beautiful nominations and found it impossible to pick a single winner – so we picked two! In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, we’ve compiled the nominations for World’s Greatest Mom to celebrate our winners and the many wonderful and fiercely-loved local moms in our community.

Stick the Landing

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Lyman High students reach for the stars at the recent Florida Student Astronaut Challenge and bring home a first-place trophy in one of the competition’s most difficult events

Teachable Moments

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He just swam the St. Johns River, from Sanford through Jacksonville. He once rode a bike – in his classroom – for more than seven hours straight. He’s built homemade cameras, weather balloons, and more. It may sound like weird science, but Lake Mary High physics teacher Luther Davis does it all for his students and the community.

A Joyful Jubilee

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United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual gala, with many more years of service in our community to come

We Signed On The Dotted Line!

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The deed is done! After signing on the dotted line, Lake Mary Life business owners Sheila and Michael Kramer walked over to put the SOLD sign on the lot where their new home will be built in Griffin Park in Lake Mary. Read about their experience picking the perfect location for their custom home.

The Big Band Era Lives!

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...And it resides right here in our community. Meet the modern-day big band leaders who are sharing The Great American Songbook with new generations of music lovers.

Act II

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Retirement is not for everybody, and it just didn’t work out for two local go-getters who found fulfilling new careers after their traditional working days were done

Two Is Better Than One

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One young man and one young woman from across the State of Florida are recognized every year for their performance on high-school AP exams. This year, Seminole County is home to BOTH!

Humans Of Seminole County

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Over the past few months, our staff members have captured and collected snapshots of locals who are out and about having fun (some even caught reading our magazine!) in our Lake Mary, Altamonte-Wekiva Springs, and Oviedo-Winter Springs communities. Take a look at our “Humans Of” pictorial and see if you recognize any of your neighbors!

Our Favorite Vacation Memories

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Summer vacations. What families (especially kids) look forward to all year. Days filled with no routine, junk food, fun excursions, outdoor activities, and lots of cable. Here are a few of our staff's favorite family vacation memories (complete with some throwback photos!) for you to enjoy.

Back 2 School Fairs

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Seminole County goes back to school August 10th! Check out some of these fun, helpful, and educational Back-2-School Fairs coming up over the next several weeks.

A (B)RAINY DAY IN WASHINGTON

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I have always been fascinated by science. As a young lad, I took a liking to astronomy and even owned a telescope. Through the years, I have been a big fan of Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard), Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye (The Science Guy).

Great Scott- we met Lea Thompson at the Enzian

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Whenever I go to a bridal shower and they have that activity where you write down a date night idea for the couple, I always write “Go to the Enzian.” It is by far our favorite movie theater. For movie buffs, the Enzian play classics. For those who like independent films, it’s the only place in town you can see them. The theater even boasts one of the best restaurants and bars in town – Eden Bar. This week, the Enzian is hosting the Florida Film Festival.

Best Earth Day Events in Central Florida

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Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd! To celebrate, cities across Seminole County and Central Florida are hosting Earth Day events. These are wonderful family-fun outings and a great way to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and the people who inhabit the Earth.

Seminole County Moms Run This Town!

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Lake Mary Life magazine Art Director Heather Loomis shares her experience, and the inspiring encouragement, she's enjoyed by becoming a member of the mom's running group, Seminole County Moms Run This Town. Wether you're a leisurely walker or an experienced marathon runner, there's a spot waiting for you, too!

‘Tis the Season to Run

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Is your New Year’s resolution to run/walk in a race this year? Well look no further, we have gathered all the races in Seminole County through May 2017 with the links to sign up and get more information. Happy running!

Girls On The Run

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Today on the Lifeline, our fit and fabulous art director Heather Loomis shares how fun it was to be her niece's running buddy with a great program called Girls on The Run!

My Three-Year-Old’s First Trip to the Dentist

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I definitely do not enjoy going to the dentist. I dread it when my appointment is a few weeks away. So when it was time for my three-year-old daughter Billie to have her first appointment, I was certain she’d hate it as much as I do. Plus, she’s three. I was positive that there was no way the dentist could get her to lay still to have her teeth cleaned. .naturally I prepared myself for a morning of screaming and crying. As the appointment approached, I got more and more anxious about what I was certain would be an epic disaster.

Why I Felt Like a Proud Mom on Cover Shoot Day

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You know what I love most about attending our cover shoots? It’s not necessarily getting behind the scenes to stage the perfect picture (although that is absolutely what we strive for and a ton of fun). It’s having complete confidence that this story is The Chosen One. The one we hope makes a good first impression. The one we feel our readers will give pause to and say, “Wow!” Each cover story is carefully selected with the hopes of bringing pride and awareness of the greatness bubbling up all over Seminole County.

Many Hands Make Life Work

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In the wake of the 2008 economic collapse, a number of local organizations rallied together to lift up those who had been knocked down. From their combined efforts, inspiring success stories have emerged, and one of the best belongs to Lake Mary’s Ray Kellogg.

Dad Rocks

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Now on a world tour with the iconic band Chicago, Longwood’s Jeff Coffey went from work-at-home dad to rock ‘n’ roll front-man almost overnight