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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Meet the Press Exhibit, Booth #200

Hear Directly From Orlando Sentinel's AWARD WINNING columnists!

  • 9:30AM

    Q and A with Lauren Delgado, Orlando Sentinel Food and Restaurant Writer

     

    Lauren Delgado eats well covering the food and restaurant beat for the Orlando Sentinel – and she’s happy to give you advice on how to do the same. No matter if you eat in or dine out, Central Florida is a pretty delicious place to live. A graduate of the University of Florida, Lauren has never lived outside the state and hopes she never has to move. Lauren has covered the beat since 2016. She lives in Orlando with her husband and two cats.

  • 10:45AM

    Q and A with Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel Columnist

     

    Scott Maxwell writes the "Taking Names" column for the Orlando Sentinel. Three times a week, his column focuses on the interesting, funny, maddening and crazy things that make Florida … well, Florida.He particularly enjoys telling readers what the politicians do not. Scott came to the Sentinel in 1998, when he covered Orange County. He started his column in 2002, and his work has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Business Writers and Editors and others. He has also been voted "Best Columnist" by readers of Orlando Magazine, the Orlando Weekly and the Sentinel. Before coming to Orlando, Scott worked for the Winston-Salem Journal and the Chapel Hill Herald. Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism. He and his wife, Cyndee, have two children - a 17-year-old daughter, Cameron, and 15-year-old son, Chase.

  • 1:30PM

    Q and A with Naseem Miller, Orlando Sentinel health writer

     

    Naseem Miller reports on health care and medicine at the Orlando Sentinel. She's written about health and science throughout most of her career in journalism. Her first gig was at the Central Florida Future, where she wrote about scientific research at UCF. Her passion lies in explanatory and narrative writing, but she's also produced audio and video features. Naseem graduated with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and microbiology from UCF and obtained her master’s degree in multimedia journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.

  • 2:30PM

    Cycling in Later Life: “It’s Not Too Late to Live Your Dream, with Orlando Sentinel Managing Editor and cyclist John Cutter and Tracy Draper, author and cyclist

     

    John Cutter is managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel, where he also blogs occasionally about cycling. John worked at the Sentinel from 2002 to 2008, before moving to WESH 2 News as digital media manager. He returned to the Sentinel in 2010. Before coming to Orlando, John was a health and aging writer whose work appeared in the New York Times, WebMD.com, Prevention, Good Housekeeping and the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, where he also worked for 13 years. A native of New York City, John graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx.

    Tracy Draper is a certified personal trainer in the Mount Dora area, where she has found her niche to be working with seniors. A mother to four young adults she is also a confessed cycling addict. In 2014, she organized and lead a group of cyclists on a cross country adventure that began in Malibu, CA and finished at Amelia Island, FL. The Ride Across USA started as a dream of Tracy’s to “do something big” and to help others at the same time. The Ride Across USA has raised over $50,000 to date for Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit that helps prevent suicide in post 9-11 service members, among other noteworthy departments. Tracy’s 2015 her book, LIVE IT, has sold thousands of copies. LIVE IT chronicles the entire process of the cycling adventure from inception to completion. The premise of LIVE IT is not to wait until a doctor’s diagnosis to begin living out the dreams of your life. It is inspiring to all readers - cyclists and non-riders. Copies will be available on site at the Successful Aging Expo.

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    Albert Rodney Steel Drums
    Born in Kingstown, St.Vincent. Migrated to Trinidad where he performed with T&TEC Power Stars, then moved to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Albert formed an accomplished steel drum band called Reflections as a result performed for celebrities, including: Princess Diana, Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic, Janet Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, and John Travolta. Albert has performed with Hootie and the Blow Fish at the Bitter End with a career that has taken him across the Caribbean.

    Adrian Montijo
    Flamenco-Jazz Guitarist


    Adrian Montijo is widely regarded as one of the leading jazz and flamenco guitarist in South Florida. His range of music extends well beyond these genres with an extensive playlist. Adrian is ideal for events that require sophisticated music. Quote from Bill Meredith, Palm Beach Post: Some musicians, particularly successful ones become well-traveled through touring. But some succeed in music because they are well traveled.
    "Montijo's playing is "very impressive"!

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Do you love to cruise? Or are you contemplating taking your first cruise? Either way, Cruise Planners has fun giveaways and valuable enter-to-win prizes to get you on your way! Look for them at the Cruise Planners booth and in their speaker session about "Traveling with Purpose".

  • ENTER TO WIN a Gift Certificate for $600 toward a Princess Fathom Cruise (terms and conditions apply, see more information at Cruise Planners booth)
  • ENTER TO WIN an Amazon Echo Dot
  • Cruise Sale offered exclusively to Expo attendees: Book an upcoming Princess Fathom Cruise and receive special FREE on board amenities and excursions (terms and conditions apply, see more information at Cruise Planners booth)
  • Giveaways include gift bags, AMEX Gift card and more!

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