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Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Good news: In recent research, USA Today’s Tripology found that Orlando was the top destination for family vacationers.

The award recognizes affordable family destinations that travellers are most interested in – one more reason to take pride in our hometown!

Letters to the Editor

Applause for Cooper, Sprinkel; Controversy over cameras

The Green Oaks Neighborhood Association was pleased to host commissioners Carolyn Cooper and Sarah Sprinkel on July 16 for a forum about recent developments in Winter Park.

Maitland City Talk

Library programs, resources provide greater access to reading materials

Maitland Public Library provides many programs that emphasize access to reading materials.

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Going back to school guide: Winter Park, Maitland

Guide to going back to school

It’s back-to-school season, and whether your kids are entering pre-K or 12th grade we’ve got a guide for all the dates and deals going on to get you ready before the tardy bell rings.

Tips for easy back-to-school meals

Incorporating soy into your child’s diet

With vegetarian versions of many popular foods available these days, you may be curious about whether they’re worth it.


Popcorn Flicks in Central Park

Watch a free outdoor screening of “Muscle Beach Party” at this month’s Popcorn Flick in the Park, starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, in Winter Park’s Central Park.

Commissioner's Corner: Regulating medical marijuana

I hope that an Orange County ordinance will incorporate good ideas from other municipalities’ draft ordinances as well as limit the public consumption of medical marijuana.

On Nov. 4, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2 to the state constitution. If passed, the amendment would allow the use of medical marijuana.

Community Bulletin

Winston-James negotiates lease for new office

Winston-James Development recently negotiated a long-term lease agreement on a 937-square-foot office/warehouse facility at its Aloma Business Center.

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Diamond Dawgs leapfrog over River Rats for FCSL lead

Catch up to league lead

With less than a week left in the regular season, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs just took the lead in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings.

Maitland mayor admits that the city made traffic mistakes

City admits mistakes

Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admits that the city made some mistakes when it came to overhauling the intersection of Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92 earlier this year.

Concert review: There's nothing like four dames

Music composed by women, performed by women.

Four highly proficient and talented female string players from the Orlando Philharmonic — dames all right! — took the stage at the Plaza Live Theater on Monday, July 21.

Four ways to reduce your kids' college debt in high school

Start early to save money later.

College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. But there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education.

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Tracking tooth imprints can improve children's safety

Prints can provide clues

A few minutes and a little wishbone-shaped piece of wax could make all the difference for a parent looking for their missing child.

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Winter Park Chamber votes in favor of half-penny sales tax

Chamber supports sales tax

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce backed the Orange County half penny sales tax July 16 as its board of directors voted unanimously in support.

Winter Park City Talk

Using food from the garden: Storage & preservation

Please join us for the City of Winter Park free Sustainability Program Workshop Series Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Winter Park Community Center.

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Relocated Winter Park Wedding Chapel hopes for happily ever after

Chapel survives rocky move

A Winter Park couple hopes the historic designation of a local chapel will bring stability to their wedding business, seven months after it was relocated by a local land developer.

Winter Park City Talk

Victim Service Center

In light of the recent coverage related to the allegations surrounding Fleet Peeples Sr., if you or someone you know is in need of services related to sexual assault, violent crime and/or tragic circumstances, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida Inc. can help.

Blood pressure rises at doctor’s office

How to treate white coat syndrome?

Let’s first define whitecoat hypertension, also called reactive hypertension. It’s a condition where blood pressure in the doctor’s office is much higher than blood pressure at home.

Tips to keep your diet 'cool as a cucumber'

There isn’t a summer-fruiting food cooler than a cucumber.

When the weather wilts you, a cucumber is nature’s tasty refreshment.

Census snapshot of the lives of seniors

The information gives a clear picture of who we are and what we’re doing in areas of location, health and economics.

Where we are: As of 2010, more seniors were living in Florida, West Virginia, Maine and Pennsylvania (more than 15 percent of the population) than anywhere else.

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