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Louis Roney: Outrage after outrage

The TV brings news of a woman being robbed at pistol point on Park Avenue, Winter Park at 11:30 p.m.

My memories of Winter Park go back to 1929. However, I would have thought such a crime on our main street is impossible — even now!

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Winter Park, Maitland pass medical marijuana regulations

Cities pass preliminary restrictions

Both Winter Park and Maitland passes preliminary restrictions of where medical marijuana -- if legalized in November -- can be sold in each city. In both, the options will be narrowly limited.

Maitland residents debate the fate of the city’s downtown district

Residents debate downtown fate

Should the downtown center be a park where you sit on a bench and enjoy the open-air green space, or a parking garage where you park your car before strolling the streets’ new bustling retail shops?

Maitland City Talk

Fiscal Year 2015 Adopted Budget

On Sept. 22, the City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2015 General Fund budget. Below are highlights from this year’s budget.

Chris Jepson: Life as a melody

I recently find myself asking myself: if I set my life to music, what would be my theme song?

ow would you assess your life and score it to music? Would you have different songs or melodies or symphonies even to correspond with the different periods in your life?

Nancy Lugo: Tips for living with a chronic disease

Chronic diseases are like the unwanted in-laws that come and don’t leave. But you can learn to live with them and enjoy each day.

Half of all adults in the U.S. are living with a chronic problem like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

Jim Govatos: UCF’s lessons in getting back up

I simply wanted to say that great accomplishments can prove tenuous if we do not hang onto the details of what got us there. This is true not just in football, but in all of life.

When we feel things going in the wrong direction we can either hurry the downward spiral along or put the brakes on one inch at a time.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

At “Bats: Myths and Mysteries,” the new exhibit at the Orlando Science Center, visitors see 30 of the flying creatures of the night (safely enclosed).

Guests may try a pair of giant bat ears to experience the sensitivity of bat hearing, and search for replica bats concealed in a variety of habitats.

Community Bulletin

Local artists awarded more than $16,000

The 41st Winter Park Annual Autumn Art Festival presented by Subaru and Florida Distributing Company awarded more than $16,000 to Florida artists participating in the two-day festival.


Taste of Maitland

Enjoy a delicious array of food complemented by music and the beautiful setting at the Taste of Maitland on Monday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Biplane tours take off in Orlando

Biplanes offer old-school sky tour

For passengers strapped into Florida Biplanes’ open-top thrill-ride into the past, this runway becomes their personal highway to the danger zone.

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Knights shock BYU, prepare for Tulane

Outlast in overtime

An overtime thriller for the history books put the Knights 3-2 on the season and sent BYU home in a tailspin.

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Brazen armed Winter Park robbers arrested

Had hit near Park Ave

Winter Park Police arrested two suspects last week in connection with the armed robbery of a woman along East New England Avenue last month.

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Winter Park woodworker brings back ancient art

Winter Parker practices ancient art form

In a small garage studio behind an historic Winter Park bungalow, a centuries old practice is being revived with every pass of an antique planing tool.

Winter Park Wildcats looking to right season

Team looks to right tailspin

A four-game winning streak to open the season has become a two-game losing streak on the gridiron with Winter Park looking to right a tailspin.

Winter Park City Talk

Park Avenue prepares for big events

Look out for road closures on Park Avenue for the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival and the Winter Park High School Parade and Pep Rally.

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UCF prepares for big game versus BYU

Tough opponent loses top player

Two big moments happened in the past week that could make UCF’s season more optimistic, especially against BYU. Now a big win and a sudden injury of a key opponent could help UCF’s fortunes.

Reasons to weather-strip your home

Learning where a problem is developing allows you to better address the issue. For drafty doors and windows, weather stripping is an affordable solution in most cases.

Along with weather stripping, you can take some practical and cost-effective measures against drafts.

Christina Rordam: Practice safe selling

While these occurrences are rare, Beverly’s death is a reminder to all selling, buying or practicing real estate to be on your guard and stay safe at all costs.

No sale is worth your life. Below are a few tips to stay safe when completing your next real estate transaction.

Louis Roney: The gift of gab

The wise speaker starts by concentrating on important aspects of something he knows a lot about.

The intellects of favorite talkers I’ve known were memorable for having stored away treasure-trove “reference libraries” of facts to be recalled on the spot while the speaker was speaking.

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