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'Slingshot' film shows miracle fix for water

Science captured in film

Using technology they developed for at home kidney dialysis equipment, inventor Dean Kamen created a vapor compression distiller – dubbed Slingshot – that would deliver up to 250 gallons of pure water per day.

Christina Rordam: Pricing your home in today’s market

As an Orlando area Realtor I’m as happy as any homeowner to see home values and inventory stabilize.

Even though sellers still hold an overall advantage in the Central Florida real estate marketplace, buyers also have options now, making pricing your home competitively more important than ever.

Louis Roney: Musty musings

Signs of weakness from our president are answered by aggressive action from the Russian Putin — sure as shootin’!

We must finally learn that our White House must lead from strength, not from weakness, or the world will wipe its feet on us.

Orlando Philharmonic offers triumphant sendoff

Wilkins brought thrilling full sound to the symphony's conclusion and drained every drop of emotion from Sibelius’ musical “victory.”

On Saturday, April 5, the Orlando Philharmonic, with conductor Christopher Wilkins, performed “Finlandia,” the Symphony No. 2 of Jean Sibelius and the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Elmar Oliveira.

Tips for training cats: give them the carrot

Cats differ from dogs in that dogs can be disciplined by the stick; cats are trained mainly by the carrot.

One thing that doesn’t ever work with a cat is swatting them, as one might do with a rolled up newspaper for a dog. Corporal punishment only insults them.

Helping you overcome obstacles to homeownership

Today’s real estate market — with its historically low interest rates and continued high affordability — is an attractive market for buyers.

However, it’s a market that is difficult for many buyers to enter, and first-time buyers in particular are finding it challenging to purchase a home.

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Mead Garden restoration plans could transform wetland

Mead proposes dredging plans

A restoration project for the Lake Lillian Wetlands at Mead Botanical Garden could bring new life to the dark, murky habitat – an effort that would eliminate other wildlife and vegetation in the process.

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Bids come in to redevelop Maitland's downtown

Bids come in for city center

A boutique grocer, brand new bank, and multiple levels of new apartments, parking and shops could replace a currently downtrodden Maitland downtown if any of the recently proposed developer plans pull through.

Maitland City Talk

Springtime is always an exciting time in the Leisure Services Department and our park system.

Leisure Services is currently taking reservations for our youth tennis summer program slated for June, July and August.

Letter to the Editor: Stop burying the electric system

Winter Park should scrap its plan to bury all of its electric system

Such a massive undertaking would be a costly overreaction to the “bad old days” of Progress Energy and would be hard to justify when limited city funds are needed for other purposes.

Chris Jepson: Half the 'good' minds come with ovaries

It is always interesting to consider that a white, post-Civil War America “assigned” a higher status to emancipated male slaves than it did to her already “free” mothers, wives and daughters.

Women did not achieve voting rights until the 1920s, decades after former male slaves were “awarded” such rights. Is it not puzzling how such societal “values” are determined?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” tells the Wolf's side of the story in a rock musical for the entire family.

Alexander T. Wolf (a.k.a. Big Bad Wolf) is accused of deplorable crimes. Facing a jury of pigs and a judge (with a weakness for musical theater), can the Wolf possibly get a fair trial?

Family Calendar

The 26th Spring Festival of the Arts around Lake Lily

The show features up to 150 artists and craftsmen around the lake in Maitland is April 12 and 13.

Bunnies, eggs adorn Easter Sunday table

Woven straw baskets, chicks and pastel candies set the scene for a springy Easter Sunday table.

Here are a few last-minute creative twists and flourishes your kids can do to add even more spark to the celebration. Hop to it!


Good Morning Winter Park kicks off

The topic of this month's Good Morning Winter Park is “Setting the Stage: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Update.” A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

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A.S. degree-seekers see big payoff

Degrees bring in dollars

The ‘S’ in A.S. degree can make a big difference, giving students a work-related specialty by the time they graduate, compared to A.A. degrees which typically require another two years of study.

Winter Park City Talk

Spring Pops Concert

The city of Winter Park will proudly host the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they present Spring Pops “Voices of Spring” on Sunday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in charming Central Park in downtown Winter Park.

Managing chronic pain and avoiding addiction

50 percent of veterans in the VA system suffer from chronic pain

The greatest effort has gone into determining when these opioids are appropriately prescribed when there are multiple medical conditions.

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Knights stay undefeated in AAC, face USF next

Face USF this week

Six games deep into American Athletic Conference play, the Knights haven’t lost a baseball game as they approach their grudge match of the season against USF.

Life is still good without an appendix

Millions of people worldwide live without an appendix

Life without an appendix goes on as normally as life with one.

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