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  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida
    This marks the 10th annual installment of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The anniversary seems like a good time to remember why we publish this each year. It's not to stroke egos. (Heaven knows, that's the last thing a few folks...
  • Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving

    Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving
    On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin. The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
  • McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends

    McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends
    Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday. The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...
  • This #GivingTuesday, Central Florida charities hope you'll give locally

    This #GivingTuesday, Central Florida charities hope you'll give locally
    Amid the crush of holiday shopping madness, charities are trying to refocus the spirit of season and carve out a slice of your discretionary spending budget. Call it #GivingTuesday. On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday,...
  • Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles

    Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles
    Fundraising raffles conducted by local government employees have become a surprising casualty of Palm Beach County’s ethics reform push. Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler on Nov. 20 issued a notice warning that raffles held by...
  • Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need

    Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need
    Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
  • Runners flock to turkey trots

    Runners flock to turkey trots
    Stuffing your face with turkey and trimmings and then crashing on the couch to watch football is certainly a Thanksgiving Day tradition. But it's not the only one. Turkey trots, 5K and 10K runs and run/walks held on Thanksgiving, are booming in South...
  • United Way walk draws thousands to aid L.A. County's homeless

    About 12,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday to participate in United Way's seventh annual HomeWalk to raise money to aid the county's increasing homeless population. For the third straight year, Lakers star Kobe Bryant served...
  • Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions

    Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions
    Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations. “The Congress is...
  • Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care

    Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care
    Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
  • Use these creative ways to save on health care

    Use these creative ways to save on health care
    If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D. Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...