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Christina Rordam: Television and house hunting

Home shows are all the rage these days.

While these shows are often both informative as well as entertaining, they don’t necessarily translate directly into real estate reality.

Louis Roney: Givers and takers

I have come to the conclusion that the human race is divided between givers and takers.

Generous giving may be more blessed than receiving, but often seems far rarer, and should be taught to children before the age when they catch on to reality.

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Ice cream social raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Raise money for families in need

This year, the Realin family will be guests of honor at RMH’s 5th annual ice cream social fundraiser, held at the Winter Park Civic Center on Sunday April 12 from 1 to 5 p.m.

A little curb appeal can make a big impression on homebuyers

Your home’s curb appeal is the first chance to impress potential buyers.

As we head into Orlando’s traditional home-buying season, it’s time for sellers to consider the power of the first impression.

Tip to keep your fingernails clean

Rake your nails over a bar of soap.

It "seals" the gap underneath, and later when you wash your hands, the soap slips right out.

Maitland City Talk

Mayor-elect to take office

On Monday, April 13, Mayor-Elect Dale McDonald will be sworn into office.

Chris Jepson: Sex as a four-letter word

Sex is a four-letter word to Republicans — specifically female sexuality.

What is it about sex and women that gets evangelicals and Republicans all tied-up in knots, their undies in a bundle?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Ya gotta love this! It’s a day full of sweets (and more) to benefit the children and families who depend on Ronald McDonald House.

Now in its fifth year at the Winter Park Civic Center, bring the whole family to an old-fashioned ice cream social.

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Florida Film Festival rolls out the red carpet in Maitland

Film Festival kicks off

The Florida Film Festival makes its annual premiere on Friday with a diverse selection of over 170 features, shorts and animated indie films, representing more than 30 countries at the Enzian Theater in Maitland.

Community Bulletin

First Tee announces registration details

The First Tee of Central Florida is pleased to announce the registration details for the youth development organization’s Spring 2015 Life Skills Experience Clinics.

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Winter Park lights up debate over street lighting costs

How much to spend on lights?

The Winter Park City Commission looked at options to install new decorative lighting in the city during their March 23 meeting, with the potential price tags being much higher than expected.

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Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts

Join artists and fine crafters for the 27th annual Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts. The Festival will be held at Lake Lily on April 11 and 12.

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Video: Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Egg Hunt video

Here's just how quickly kids get rid of 10,000 Easter eggs in Winter Park.

Winter Park City Talk

61st annual Easter Egg Hunt

The city of Winter Park is proud to announce its 61st annual Easter Egg Hunt that will be held Saturday, April 4, in beautiful Central Park West Meadow located in downtown Winter Park.

VA: Net worth won't affect health care

Here's how it works

The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer use net worth as a factor to determine if a veteran is eligible for health care.

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UCF baseball tops AAC conference

Wild win raises record

A wild bottom of the ninth comeback win helped the Knights take their three game series over Houston last weekend, vaulting them to near the top of the American Athletic Conference baseball standings.

Washing with soap or using hand sanitizer?

Which one is better?

The jury is out on which is more effective, if you compare good technique with one against the other.

Tips to help sharpen your mower blades

Dull mower blades are pretty rough on your lawn, tearing grass rather than cutting it.

Sharpening mower blades is something not everyone does routinely, but you should commit to sharpening them at the beginning and end of the mowing season.

Senior Sneakers: S.M.A.R.T. Motivation

It is actually very common for people to struggle with staying motivated in the gym.

Goals: Have you accomplished them? Or, at the other end of the spectrum: Have you even created them?

Why seniors aren't retiring

Complaints about baby boomers taking (or staying in) jobs go back for years.

We were supposed to retire and make room for the next generation to take the slots we'd been occupying. But we're still hanging in there, often past the typical retirement age.

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