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Hurricane preparedness tips for homeowners

How to prepare for a storm

Hurricane season is upon us! The Orlando Regional Realtor Association offers some tips and advice to protect your home from damage by wind and rain.

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Ways to make common household items more useful

Pamper your hairbrush

You can calm flyaways by washing and conditioning your hairbrush.

Maitland works to find a way to market itself

What is Maitland?

Maitland is going through a bit of an existential crisis this week, with city officials, staff and residents being plagued with the question: What is Maitland?

Maitland City Talk

Removing a tree? Get a permit

This is a friendly reminder to Maitland residents that tree removal permits are required to remove any tree within the city proper.

Chris Jepson: The chance for a better world

In the best of all possible worlds our elected officials would be held accountable for their decisions.

When egregiously wrong, when lives are tragically lost, when lives are horribly ruined, when the treasury is bankrupt, bodies must hang from the yardarms.

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Easy summertime dinners ideas

Quick and simple recipes to love

You're gonna love this easy French-style pizza packed with brie, caramelized onions and apple slices.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This oddly named musical won three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, so yes, it’s the real-deal.

“Urinetown” is said to have catapulted the American musical comedy into the 21st century with its wicked comedy and incisive honesty.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs slowly rising in FCSL standings

Can they get to the top?

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are still in trouble, despite having one of their best weeks so far this season.

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Winter Park, Maitland look to blaze conservation trail through wetlands

A new way to walk

Winter Park and Maitland residents might have a new conservation trail to look forward to – and it could give some students a new route to get to school.

Community Bulletin

Volunteers needed at Florida Hospital

Florida Hospital is in need of volunteers. Despite the roughly 2,000 volunteers spread across their campuses, there are still requests from more than 140 departments in Orlando alone for people willing and eager to lend a hand.


Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool

The Winter Park YMCA presents a viewing of “Inside Out” at their Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at 2526 Cady Way in Winter Park.


Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool

The Winter Park YMCA presents a viewing of “Inside Out” at their Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at 2526 Cady Way in Winter Park.

Winter Park City Talk

#OrlandoUnited, A Winter Park Tribute

As our community continues to recover, the city of Winter Park will host #OrlandoUnited, A Winter Park Tribute on the one-month anniversary, on Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Central Park located in downtown Winter Park.

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West side of Winter Park continues to transform with three-story residential home

West Winter Park evoloving

Winter Park residents on the west side of the city called into question the direction their neighborhoods are headed during last Monday's City Commission meeting.

Vision loss may cause hallucinations

Vision treatments can halt hallucinations

Charles Bonnet syndrome, also called visual release hallucinations, occur in people who are losing or have lost vision.

Senior Calendar

Living Healthy Program

One Senior Place will be hosting a free Living Healthy six-week program every Friday through July and until Aug. 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at its location at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs.

Louis Roney: If

The fact that one never seems to achieve his fondest wishes doesn’t seem to hinder our vainest hopes.

If everything is really possible in this “best of all possible worlds”— as Voltaire tells us in “Candide” — then human uncertainty should not perturb us.

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How to transition to the next chapter in life

Transitioning in life

“Should I stay or should I go?” is an ongoing dilemma for those getting older. Each year, thousands of seniors debate whether they should transition to a senior living community or remain in their family home and age in place.

Keep your dog hydrated with a sealable container of ice

An easy fix for a thirsty canine

Whenever you travel in the car with your pet, try taking a sealable container of ice for drinking. It doesn't spill as easily as water does, but will melt as time passes.

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Winter Park centenarian has traveled the globe

Midge Ruff still spritely

Waking up the morning of her 105th birthday, declared “Midge Ruff Day” in the city of Winter Park, she accomplished a goal she set five years earlier when she first entered the elite club of centenarians.

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