Who Says There’s Nothing To Do in Orlando – Corn Maze


Coming from Texas, I am used to seeing acre upon acre of various crop rows passing by the car window.  But here in Florida you typically have to drive a little ways to get the same view.  As we enjoy the cooler temperatures (relatively) there will be many fun outdoor activities to experience!  One such activity, is the annual Corn Maze at the Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood.

Zellwood is a small farming community in Northern Orange county, between Apopka and Mount Dora.  The Long & Scott Farm began as a 100 acre farm owned by Frank Scott, Jr. and Billy Long.  They were originally farmers in Virginia and moved to Florida in 1963.  While both Scott, Jr. and Long are both retired now, their family farming legacy is carried on by their children, who now manage over 1200 acres, growing Zellwood sweet corn, Kirby cucumbers, and cabbage.

Each year the Corn Maze gets a theme – and this year is no different.  This year the farm is paying tribute to our men and women in armed forces.  Opening on Saturday at 10AM, this annual event will stretch your mind muscles with it’s 7 acres of winding cornrows.  They will also have hayrides available, a jumping pillow and much more.  Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for children 3-16.  Children under 3 are free.  The attraction is only open on weekends from now until December 13th.

This fun and interactive annual attraction is sure to keep you and your family entertained for hours!  They say this weekend is supposed to be beautiful, so make your way to the Corn Maze at Long & Scott Farms and see how fast you can beat the maze.

Image Credit: Long & Scott Farm Facebook page

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Go Local Wednesday – Orchid Cleaners


Last week we attended the inaugural “Hump Day Happy Hour” hosted by the Mills 50 business district.  It was a wonderful event showcasing 12 unique locations along Mills Avenue.  One of those locations was Orchid Cleaners.  The current owners have been operating the location since May but the building has been there for many years.  When they first took over, they painstakingly went to work to create an inviting and clean location.  Their sign was actually done by a local area artist, adding to their local charm!  They also have another location in Lake Mary.  Both the Mills Ave and Lake Mary locations are processed in the building and they could even support more locations out of this one shop.


Upon walking into the welcoming lobby you are immediately aware of the passion they have for dry cleaning.  We learned from Daniel that the process of dry cleaning is one that takes time, patience and persistence.  Instead of water, that can be harmful to many fabrics, the process of dry cleaning uses a solvent solution that is filtered through two separate filtration systems to ensure it is clear of all impurities.  The solvent works to remove stains gently.  Then the garments are taken from the machine and inspected for any lingering stains or imperfections, which are immediately addressed.


Then the products are pressed, giving you those nice pleats in your pants and shirts.  You can tell they truly take loving care with each and every piece, giving it their unwavering attention.


Finally the items make it to Max, who carefully bags and tags your items together, and they await your pick up.  The whole process can take up to 48 hours to complete.  Of course, if you’re in a pickle and need something quickly Daniel and his team are more than happy to help you out!

It is rare to find people who are so passionate about their business. As Daniel said “Providing great customer service without a doubt is our top priority along with very clean clothes of course!”   Go and meet Daniel & Max, I know that you will agree they are top-notch.

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$210,000, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1546 sqft.

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