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Chris Jepson: What constitutes progress?

If you were asked, say at a dinner party, to give your definition of progress, how would you respond?

My question to you and your dinner companions: is this progress? Is more humanity—in and of itself—progress?


Bash for Books

For the 12th year in a row, the Winter Park Public Library will hold its annual Bash for Books.

Community Bulletin

Taste of the Nation sees success

Orlando's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry celebrated its 27th year by raising $279,487 to help children struggling with hunger in our city and across America.

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Creativity shines with menu of nature finds

Add flavor to your camping trip

Here are two quick and very easy, yummy recipes that will start any camper off on an active day connecting with the great outdoors.

Beat the boring workout with tougher routine

Win big in your workout

Push yourself to new limits to keep your workouts interesting!

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Global Peace Film Festival kicks off

Festival to honor late chairman

The Global Peace Film Festival will bring together people from all walks of life from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 to showcase a series of films meant to inspire peace and love throughout the world.

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Wildcats stay strong on extended road trip

Wildcats fight off Freedom

The Wildcats have bounced back well from a one-point loss to start the season, improving to 2-1 after beating West Orange two weeks ago and then Freedom in a 46-13 win Sept. 9.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

In the shadow of his great-grandfather’s singing tower, Dr. Tomas Bok recently dedicated 8 acres of new garden spaces at Bok Tower Gardens.

The largest expansion in 87 years of the gardens’ history, the new spaces include the Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden, the Wild Garden, the Outdoor Kitchen, the Edible Garden and the Alexander Discovery Center.

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How to determine if your child has a fracture

Signs to look for

Has your child fractured a bone? Here are four signs to look for.

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Central Florida walk will fight Huntington's disease

Family fights Huntington's disease

Team Hope Walk will be raising funds to fight Huntington's disease, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements, sporadic moods, emotional disorders, and trouble walking, swallowing and reasoning.

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Ninety-day challenge makes it fun to stay in shape

Program tracks steps

The Healthy Central Florida Walk90 Challenge is a free, fun, simple and doable 90-day walking program — so get to it!

How you can fight the Zika virus

Many step can be taken for protection

To leverage the county’s robust mosquito control operation, I’m asking for your partnership as we work to combat mosquito-borne illnesses – especially Zika.

Winter Park City Talk

CoffeeTalk with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

CoffeeTalk featuring Commissioner Cooper will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.

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Getting finances in order helps home buying experience

How to win in the race to buy that coveted house

If one is seriously interested in purchasing a home, getting fully loan approved and then finding a home that matches your wish list is something I think more people would do well to consider.

Louis Roney: Love, what's that?

A group of professionals posed this question to a group of 4- to 8-year-olds, "What does love mean?"

The answers given by these children were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

Stopping home seller sabotage

The 'don'ts' of selling a home

Here are a few things for sellers to avoid doing to prevent sabotaging the sale!

Add ice cream to coffee for more pizazz

The secret is ice cream

Ice cream adds sweetness, creaminess and a hint of something surprising. Also, it cools hot brew and puts a fancy little froth on top.

Maitland City Talk

Behind Maitland’s banding

Maitland will reveal a new branding for its Downtown and the area formerly known as the West Side.

Chris Jepson: Dear Mr. President

You comported yourself as president with dignity, aplomb and wisdom.

Return to your roots as a community organizer. Chicago is where it all started for you and now more than ever Chicago desperately requires your leadership.

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How hurricanes affect the home market

Realtors' guide to hurricanes

For Realtors, preparing for hurricane season involves multiple processes before, during, and after the hurricane reaches land.

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