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A toast to romance at American Gymkhana. Photo- Scott Joseph
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Scott Joseph | Valentines Day


Valentine’s Day this year falls on a Saturday, which is already the default Date Night. And restaurants are able to accommodate fewer diners at a time because most tables — even those that can seat four or six guests — are occupied by just two people.
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The Miss Vietnam of Florida scholarship pageant is a chance for young Vietnamese-American women to celebrate traditions. Photo: Renata Sago.
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Spotlight: Miss Vietnam of Florida pageant boasts high heels and heritage


For fourteen young Vietnamese American women, this weekend is all about ornate gowns, high heels and heritage. The Vietnamese community of Central Florida is in the middle of celebrating its week-long New Year festival, called Tet. On Sunday, a group of high school and college-age girls will showcase their beauty, talent, and cultural knowledge in the Miss Vietnam of Florida scholarship pageant. For the young women, it’s an opportunity to meet other Vietnamese Americans and learn something new about their history. 90.7’s Renata Sago sat in on a rehearsal for the competition and spoke with some of the participants and organizers.
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Tonda Corrente is La Femme du Fromage, photo by Amy Kiley
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Spotlight: La Femme du Fromage Talks Cheese


January 20 is National Cheese Lovers Day, so this week’s Spotlight shines on a local artisan cheese expert. Tonda Corrente began working with the food as a founding staff member at Winter Park’s The Wine Room. Now, she owns La Femme du Fromage at East End Market. She spoke about her craft with 90.7’s Amy Kiley and began by explaining how she became The Cheese Woman.
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Photo by Rubia Lucia Mercury: Puerto Rican celebrations of the biblical Three Kings can include the aguinaldos.
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Spotlight: Puerto Rican Aguinaldos


https://wmfeimages.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IntroMusic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTo thousands of Puerto Ricans in Central Florida, this is the season of aguinaldos. From Christmastime through January’s Three Kings festivities, late-night carolers show up at homes to wake residents with these musical gifts. Wilmer Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican native who plays music at Iglesia Cristiana de Kissimmee. With the help of singer Luis Torres, he demonstrated the aguinaldos last year in a conversation with 90.7’s Amy Kiley.   Hear more aguinaldos here:
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Scott Joseph | Mynt


Mynt has moved into the Hannibal Square neighborhood, and just like its similarly spelled namesake, it’s a refreshing addition.
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