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UCF Football Fanfest this Saturday

Meet UCF coach, players

The UCF Knights are readying for their first kickoff, with an off-season’s worth of anticipation built up behind new head coach Scott Frost.


Taste of the Nation

Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces from 6:45 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Orlando World Center Marriot, 8701 World Center Drive, to help fight the nation’s childhood hunger epidemic at Orlando's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry.

Community Bulletin

Firm names new portfolio manager

David Vaughan Investments Inc. is pleased to announce that Jonathan (Pierce) Timko has joined the firm as a portfolio manager in its Winter Park office.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The final free outdoor movie in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring the family, some chairs and a banana or two to Lake Eola Park on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. as Orlando hosts a free screening of "Minions."

Letter to the Editor: Embrace the new library

We have an opportunity to improve our unique city once again. Let’s get on with it.

If the loss of green space is a concern, this battle should have been fought back when the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center was built.

Maitland City Talk

Managing your mosquito problems

Have a mosquito concern? Contact the Orange County Office of Mosquito Safety. Call 407-254-9120 to open a ticket.

Louis Roney: Duo Sole review and more

In retrospect the performance was a sound concept soundly delivered for people on a hot summer evening in Orlando — and what a refreshing idea.

Monday evening b.w. and I went to a concert of dance music from Bolivia, Argentina, and Spain presented by the Orlando Philharmonic at the Plaza Live Theatre.

Winter Park City Talk

Algae along Lake Baldwin shoreline

The accumulation of large volumes of plant material and algae on the shoreline of Lake Baldwin is due to an infrequent but naturally occurring process.

Busting the myths behind HIV/AIDS

HIV only spread through body fluids

Since those early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s we have made tremendous progress.

Chris Jepson: It’s a woman’s choice . . . and hers alone

I ask Marco Rubio the question that my father put to me when I spoke with pious certainty, “Who died and made you Pope?”

Marco Rubio claims he’ll, “err on the side of life.” What exactly does that mean? Whose life should “we” err on the side of?

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Orange County woman uses text message to escape hostage situation

Hostage escapes from husband

It began with a single word via text massage: “help.”

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Winter Park Wildcats look for good start against Edgewater

Football season approaches

Fans will be eager to see how Winter Park’s team shapes up after a disappointing 5-5 season last year that saw the Wildcats hold opponents to less than two touchdowns just twice.

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Winter Park looks into abandoned MLK monument project

City revisits project

The Winter Park City Commission last Monday discussed revisiting the construction of a monument in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. – a conceptualized project that never came to fruition.

One Voice Orlando to benefit Pulse victims

Music for a cause

Residents can support the Pulse shooting victims while hear world-class opera by attending the One Voice Orlando benefit concert on Sept. 11.

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How to stave off skin cancer

Sunscreen is key

With summer heating up, it’s important to remember that overexposure to the sun can have harmful side effects, such as increasing your risk of developing skin cancer.

Could your vitamin D count be too high?

A lesson in vitamin D

I have seen only one case of vitamin D excess in my career. It is very rare if people are taking less than 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily.

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Puzzle comes together to connect Orlando-area trails

Bike paths popping up

According to, there are more than 150 miles of paved, off-street bike paths within a 30-mile radius of downtown Orlando.

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Maitland development revived after 12 years

Project presses on

A Maitland apartment complex project approved in 2004 is back with a new developer and a new name.


Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces from 6:45 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Orlando World Center Marriot, 8701 World Center Drive.

Commissioner's Corner: Weathering the storm

How to plan for tropical storms

From pets to supplies, there's plenty of planning to do when it comes to tropical storm season.

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