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Tips for a healthy holiday season

Limit fat, sugar in recipes

Here are a few simple tips to help you make healthy choices so you can enjoy a guilt-free holiday.

Letter to the Editor: A holiday gift that matters

The holiday season is an appropriate time to do something for the caregiver.

Many family caregivers volunteer and, in the process, sacrifice their jobs and social lives to devote their time to a loved one in need.

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Holiday temptations can spell trouble for pets

Have emergency vet number on hand

Holiday gatherings can be distracting, so it may be best to keep pets in a secure, comfortable area away from loud noise and tempting foods.

Louis Roney: 'Don Pasquale' review

All are happy: an afternoon of lovely singing – fine performances all around – a grand opening event!

Opera Orlando opened its 2016-17 season in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center on Nov. 18 with Gaetano Donizetti’s opera buffa classic “Don Pasquale.”

Letter to the Editor: A LYNX rider's request

On a limited budget, a LYNX senior discount bus ticket would be most helpful and allow me to become a frequent rider.

Surely there must be a better way for a bus driver to affirm one’s over-65 age than to expect seniors to spend a morning on a trip downtown for an unnecessary ID card.

How to keep your exercise routine moving forward

Keep your workout on track

The primary variable that I’ve found with a lot of people who experience the start and stop workout routine is managing their expectations in a couple important areas.

Why is alcohol banned with antibiotics?

Are they safe to have together?

In general, if you are sick enough to need antibiotics, it is prudent to avoid alcohol, and certainly to avoid excess alcohol. But alcohol does not render antibiotics ineffective.

Winter Park City Talk

Skate off the Thanksgiving calories!

Work off those extra holiday calories between now and Sunday, Jan. 8, at “Winter in the Park,” the city’s annual holiday ice-skating rink.

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A&H – Maitland loses executive director Andrea Bailey Cox

A&H director steps down

Art & History Museums – Maitland’s executive director and CEO Andrea Bailey Cox has chosen to step down from her position, effective Dec. 19.

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New Hope for Kids opening new Maitland location

Non-profit expands

New Hope for Kids is opening a new location in Maitland, giving children and families in Central Florida a safe place to grieve for lost loved ones.

Maitland City Talk

Snow is coming to Lake Lily Park on Saturday

Snow and Santa are making a special appearance at Saturday’s Season of Light celebration at Lake Lily Park.

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UCF Knights look to bowl to lift spirits

UCF awaits bowl game

After losing their final game of the regular season to the USF Bulls, the Knights hope to end their season on a high note at their impending bowl game.

Community Bulletin

Firm purchases new building in Baldwin Park

Owens Realty Capital, a boutique investment management firm based in Orlando, recently announced that they have acquired a 44,478-square-foot, Class A suburban office building located in Baldwin Park for $8.5 million.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas in the Park is a way for the museum to share their rare Tiffany collection with the public, and in this, its 38th year, the event is still free.

Today at 6:15 p.m., a signal will be given to turn on the Morse Museum window lights – which look particularly magical in the Park – and Winter Park’s holiday season begins.

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Senior Holiday Calendar

A holiday band concert will play all of your holiday favorites with Seminole State College’s Jazz Ambassadors and the Community Symphonic Band.

Seminole State College’s Jazz Ambassadors and the Community Symphonic Band will get you into the holiday spirit with two concerts on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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Christmas in the Park

Take in the holiday season at the 38th annual Christmas in the Park from 6:15 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Central Park.

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New boutique hotel planned in Winter Park

Hotel could address need

A new hotel is planned for Winter Park - a potential boost for local tourism in the city.

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Winter Park sees spike in red light camera revenue

Camera revenue increases

Winter Park saw an increase of $227,403 in red-light camera revenue this fiscal year, causing city leaders to wonder why.

Chris Jepson: Why be born into poverty

Should impoverished Americans be encouraged to have children?

Some will argue that it is hard-hearted and immoral to suggest that the poor not reproduce. I think it absurd and ridiculous to not expect the “financially challenged” to exercise restraint, to bring forth children only when their economic circumstances warrant (change).

Louis Roney: Our changing universe

Is it impossible for us to remain the same in a world where our bodies are aging and the world itself is the locale of myriad evolutions?

If you are going to be stuck somewhere in our solar system you could do a lot worse than to make your life in Florida. Millions of people up north work all their lives hoping to retire where we spend everyday.

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