About Us

About PositivePress News

We are a locally owned and independently operated Central Florida-based online news site that wholeheartedly believes that no good story or deed should go unpublished. Look for uplifting and inspiring stories about local faith communities, non-profits, and individuals that share our vision of positivity, as well as news and information about events and activities throughout the area.


Our mission is to create and share stories and content that speaks to the heart, in answer to the glut of negative news that permeates the newspaper industry today. We believe there are those who yearn for a venue of only the “good stuff,” so that’s all you’ll ever find in each online edition.

About the Founder, Publisher

Rosemarie Dowell is a seasoned journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry, including a ten-year stint as a staff writer for The Tampa Tribune and a 20-plus-year stretch writing for The Orlando Sentinel in Lake County. A native Floridian, she has lived in Central Florida since 1999, moving from the Tampa Bay area. Rosemarie is the owner of SonShine Media Group, LLC., parent company of PositivePress News.


We welcome submissions from our followers on local events, programs and club meetings. Keep submissions brief and remember to cover the five whys: who, what, where, when and why. Include the name and phone number of a contact person. We retain full editorial control over content in order to protect our mission and organization.

Have an event, story, idea or information you’d like to share with Positive Press? Send submissions, story suggestions, and inquiries to:info@positivepressnews.com.