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Christin Rordam: Tips for maintaining your home by season

Your home is a like a living breathing organism. You need to take care of it in order for it to stay healthy and avoid costly surprises like wood rot, roof repairs or worse.

Similar to going to your doctor for regular check ups, checking in on the condition of your home and performing preventative care maintenance can save you major money and protect your investment for the long run.

Louis Roney: And then I wrote...

My whole life I have been getting people to pay me to do things I love to do, so that I wouldn’t ever have to work for a living.

As an opera singer, after the final curtain fell, I left tragic plots in an ash can on the way back to real life.

How to help your fat cat shed pounds

Here are some tips to help jump-start weight loss

Like humans, pets can fall into routines where they get far less exercise and eat much more than an owner may estimate.

How to be prepared for home-buying season

It’s important that you’re ready to quickly make a solid offer

The spring and summer buying season always means a surge in the number of those on the hunt to purchase a home.

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Obituary: Susan Hoover

Susan Fedor Hoover, 60, of Winter Park, died May 1, 2015.

Susan resided all of her adult life in Winter Park, where she raised her three children, Christopher, Katie-Rose and John Patrick, and was an active parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

Maitland works to crack its development code

City looks to change restrictions

Members of the Maitland City Council are now debating how they can crack the city’s code to encourage more mixed-use projects in the city center.

Maitland City Talk

Honor the MPD during National Police Week

This year National Police Week is Sunday, May 10, through Saturday, May 16.

Chris Jepson: On exposing yourself

Having babies — I recommend — is something you should do when you’re young. There is something to be said for “not knowing any better.”

Babies (and children) are incredibly time-consuming, demanding and, as anyone who’s had the experience clearly understands, make you conform to their schedule.

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Winter Park debates who should help preserve city history

Architect voted down

A proposal from Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary to appoint new members to the Historic Preservation Board was shot down on Monday by three City Commissioners.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s a tale as old as time. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to the Dr. Phillips Center.

Let the whole family experience the enchantment. “Beauty and the Beast” is appropriate for all ages.

Have scammers stolen your tax refund?

Here are the steps you need to take.

If your tax e-file was rejected or you were expecting a tax refund long before now, there's a chance that you've been the victim of identity theft.

Community Bulletin

Grant awarded to Rollins College center

The Rollins College Center for Health Innovation at the Hamilton Holt School has been awarded a $30,116 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation to fund a regional conference.

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Popcorn Flicks returns to Central Park

There will be a showing of “A Little Princess” on May 14 at 8 p.m.

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Winter Park volleyball player gets recruited in first round

Volleyballer over comes odds

For the first time on record a boys volleyball player from Florida was recruited to the No. 1 collegiate volleyball program in the nation — and he was pulled right off Winter Park’s home court.

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George Zimmerman injured in shooting

Apparent violent incident

George Zimmerman has been shot in a violent incident in Lake Mary this afternoon.

Winter Park City Talk

Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Forum

The city will host two Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Forums on Thursday, May 7, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center.

Stand Downs for homeless veterans

How you can help homeless vets

There still are too many veterans on the street. You can help by stepping forward and participating in a Stand Down.

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UCF baseball dominates USF

UCF takes the series

Continuing their tradition of losing to bad teams and beating good teams, the UCF baseball team took a three-game series against USF last weekend.

Gibbons, girls 2-mile relay win state championships

WPHS wins big

Gibbons would rip off a final lap six seconds faster than the one before, her last 400 meters disappearing in 75.050 seconds.

Bad breath may not be bad at all

A bad taste doesn't always mean bad breath.

Millions of people who think they have bad breath do not, when examined objectively by professionals.

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