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Surprising steak news: It's healthy for some of us

For years we’ve been told to focus on plant-based proteins (beans, for example) rather than meats and cheeses from animal-based proteins. Now all that may change — depending on our age.

Louis Roney: People

Mickey Rooney sat down at the grand piano and said, “So you’re a singer? — so sing.”

He sat down at the grand piano and said, “So you’re a singer?— so sing.” He played a bit of a song from the 40’s and I sang along and interpolated a high B-flat. “Ya’ got it alright,” he said.

Stress: Gone in 60 seconds

Breath plays a really huge role in our ability to manage stress.

The way we breathe can affect our emotions and mental states, as well as determine how we physically respond to stress.

Maitland City Talk

On March 13 the Maitland Fire Rescue Department was awarded Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

On March 13 the Maitland Fire Rescue Department was awarded Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

Chris Jepson: Skepticism vs. cynicism

Every so often I am reminded of just how narrow is the gap between knowledge and despair.

We’ve reached a point, environmentally speaking, where the scientific consensus has us either aggressively acting to curb greenhouse gases or to experience horrendous human suffering.

Dr. Nancy: What walking does for you

Here are about a dozen reasons to get walking today

Can you enjoy the gift of walking? It is easy: One foot in front of the other. Even if you don’t move around much or you already go great distances, walking can be tailored to you, growing with you as you get walking muscles.

Jim Govatos: Questioning God after a tragedy

Dealing with an imperfect world

I think all of Winter Park was rocked by the recent tragedy at KinderCare on Goldenrod Road, which claimed the life of 4-year-old Lily Quintus and injured many others.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your calendar

April 26 and 27 turns the town of Celebration, Florida into the “Pie capital of the world.”

More than 13 million people have seen “Jersey Boys,” the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons.

Family Calendar

Winter Park’s 60th annual Easter Egg Hunt is on! It starts at 9:30 a.m. April 19 in Central Park.

Community Bulletin

Nearly 800 of Central Florida’s government, business and philanthropic leaders rocked with a purpose to the music of Florida rock band Sister Hazel.


The Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Museum will debut ‘Emergence,” a fine arts show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18.

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Orlando walk brings awareness of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease patient leads awareness effort

Ed Timberlake didn’t know what was causing his painful abdomen until it was so bad he couldn’t exercise anymore. He didn't realize it was Crohn's Disease.

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Winter Park Memorial shuts down cardiac-pulmonary rehab

Rehab patients forced to adapt

A cardiac-pulmonary rehab program gave Fran Gramarosa a better quality of life, but that isn't stopping the program from shutting down.

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Winter Park library takes on technology

Library considers new location

The tech-savvy “maker” generation may have a place to become the next music maven, video producer or industrial designer: the Winter Park Public Library.

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Central Florida’s health kick pays off

Local counties tops in health

Central Florida counties earned bragging rights recently for their health and fitness as they topped the charts on a statewide ranking.

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Wounded soldier to receive new home in Winter Park

Hero hopes for a comeback

Sgt. Bacary Sambou nearly lost his life in Afghanistan. Now he's found a place to call home: a donated house in Winter Park.

Winter Park City Talk

Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley is joining Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and mayors across the country in asking residents to participate in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1 to 30.

Faulty faucet causes homeowner headache

How to fix it for little time and money

The most likely problem with the faucet is a faulty cartridge, and in a unit that was only purchased about a year ago, that part should be covered in the faucet’s warranty.

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'Slingshot' film shows miracle fix for water

Science captured in film

Using technology they developed for at home kidney dialysis equipment, inventor Dean Kamen created a vapor compression distiller – dubbed Slingshot – that would deliver up to 250 gallons of pure water per day.

Christina Rordam: Pricing your home in today’s market

As an Orlando area Realtor I’m as happy as any homeowner to see home values and inventory stabilize.

Even though sellers still hold an overall advantage in the Central Florida real estate marketplace, buyers also have options now, making pricing your home competitively more important than ever.

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