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Finding deals at Central Florida thrift stores bringing joy to shoppers, nonprofits

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – People inspired by the Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” are cleaning out their closets and homes, purging themselves of anything that does not bring them joy. Kondo’s method of organizing encourages people to organize their homes and, as a result, their lives.It’s called the Kondo Effect, and it’s also having a big effect… Keep Reading

Central Florida attractions offer free admission to government employees

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel As the government shutdown continues, attractions throughout Central Florida are offering complimentary admission to federal employees, thousands of whom have not received a paycheck since the government shut down on Dec. 22. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens: The zoo is offering free single-day admission to government employees, and up to three guests,… Keep Reading

Local bookstores lure Central Florida readers

SOURCE: There is nothing wrong with downloading a book and reading it on your digital device. But if you miss perusing pages and searching the shelves, some local bookstores are staying relevant in the age of iPhone addictions and Netflix binging. Writer’s Block Bookstore WINTER PARK- Tucked between popular Park Avenue restaurants and shops… Keep Reading

The 7 best county parks in Florida to visit

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel Florida is widely known for its award-winning state parks, but you may be missing out on this state’s best-kept secrets. County parks can be every bit as impressive, and a few even have spacious and well-equipped campgrounds. These seven county parks are among the best in the state: Riverbend Park, Jupiter Near… Keep Reading

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