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The Lifeline

Bringing you the best local stories in and around our community.

Career Exploration

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The Oviedo Fire Explorer Program gives future first responders a front-row seat – sometimes quite literally – to the work of our community’s heroes

Triple Overtime

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The Oviedo-Winter Springs community lost a soccer luminary this year, but his family’s legacy on local fields – now three generations deep – continues to play on

Hello Summer

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And just like that, another Florida summer is upon us, but luckily you don’t have to go very far to enjoy our beautiful Sunshine State. Here are our top picks for fun things to do in your neighborhood and around town this summer.

Boston Strong

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For this Winter Springs marathoner – who just completed her third-straight Boston Marathon – running is therapy, charity, and camaraderie all in one.

Flip the Calendar

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Oviedo’s most iconic calendar is getting a new look and some new life as The Oviedo Preservation Project hands off its signature photo calendar to the Chamber of Commerce.

The Hall Calls

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The 2019 class of inductees into the Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame spans decades, multiple sports, and the full spectrum of community service

The Apple of His Eye

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Oviedo high-schooler gets a surprise visit from Apple CEO Tim Cook and a prestigious scholarship to attend the company’s iconic developers conference in California.

A Different Kind of Exam

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You’ve heard of a teaching hospital... But how about a schoolteacher who’s now an emergency-room physician? Meet ER doctor and former Hagerty High teacher Lindsey Elmes.

A Concert for the Kids

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Get ready for a star-studded evening of entertainment on August 18, all to benefit the Steinway Society and its mission to help children in need take a seat at the piano.

Making A Splash

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Did you know Oviedo has its own synchronized swimming team? Meet the Synchro Belles, adorable young ladies who are tackling this demanding sport with grace and gusto.

It's A Long Story

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Did you know we have a New York Times bestselling author living right in our own backyard? We do, but his journey to writing success was no quick read.

A Helpful Decade

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As Helpful Hands, Inc. prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we look back at what has become one of the Oviedo-Winter Springs community’s most, well, helpful charities.

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.

"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.

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.

Let There Be Light

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Fresh off an appearance on a national TV show, these Alaqua Lakes residents share the secrets behind their unbelievable holiday lights display

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!

Double Header

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A half-century after the original baseball team at Crooms Academy played its final inning, eager young players are bringing baseball back to Seminole County’s most historic high school

The Jolly Trolley

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A new, free trolley service is up and running in downtown Sanford, and it’s the perfect way to peruse the city’s always-hopping street festival scene