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Sinkhole settlement leaves more questions for Maitland resident

Settlement raises questions

They received a check earlier this month after signing for a settlement with their insurance company for $350,000 – a step toward normalcy after sitting above a sinkhole slowly swallowing their home.

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Nancy Rudner: Laugh hard, it’s good for you

Spoiler alert: Laughter is good for you! Yep, a good laugh promotes good health. No joke!

You take in more oxygen, get a boost in your heart rate, and release endorphins, those great feel-good hormones.

Louis Roney: Opera Orlando - New kid on the block

Gabriel Preisser comes to my house to tell me what’s going on in opera around Orlando.

Baritone Gabriel is the newly appointed executive and artistic director of the newly minted Opera Orlando.

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Winter Park board considers vacating Palmetto Avenue

How to make land more developable?

Winter Park might cut a road down to size if it means making a city property easier to sell.

Brahms at the Bob Carr review

An evening of wonderful music

On Saturday evening, Jan. 16 the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra played a concert at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony.

Maitland City Talk

Be aware of closed roads

A stretch of southbound U.S. Highway 17-92 will close for two consecutive long weekends.

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Maitland Chamber cancels its spring art festival

No Maitland spring festival

Art festival season will be one show shorter this year, after the Maitland Chamber of Commerce voted to cancel this year’s Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts at a meeting late last month.

Chris Jepson: But not in government

It’s hard to find any separation of church and state within the Republican presidential field.

That our Founding Fathers purposely omitted any reference to God in our U.S. Constitution fails to enlighten the faithful that separation of church and state was their specific intention.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Beginning Jan. 15, the ever-beautiful Leu Gardens will be invaded by an unforgettable collection of Gargantuan-scale-bug-sculptures created by artist David Rogers.

A free Insect Hunt Adventure Guide is available to help discover the Big Bugs hiding throughout the gardens.

Community Bulletin

Maitland softball registration still open

Maitland Little League Softball is accepting online registration until 11:59pm on Jan. 21 at maitlandlittleleague.com for girls of all ages.

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Calendar

Ovation Awards

This year’s Ovation Awards ceremony and after-hours networking event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center.

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Wildcats district bound, Knights leap up in AAC

Wildcats move on

For Winter Park’s boys basketball team, a trouncing of Boone in a district game on Jan. 14 gave way to a late collapse against Freedom at the Master’s Academy Classic.

Ask a Trainer: Leap forward this year by ‘living exactly as planned’

It’s time once again to get those New Year’s resolutions in full swing.

Whether you finally kick some bad habits, build the life of your dreams, or you simply need to shed a few holiday pounds – you’ll likely need a plan.

Winter Park City Talk

Register for SIDE BY SIDE

In the spirit of unity and appreciation, the public is cordially invited to SIDE BY SIDE “A celebration to pause and honor the gifts of our community.”

Re-think winter plans

Don't use cold weather as an excuse

Researchers say people should establish new traditions to increase happiness and avoid wintertime woes.

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Christina Rordam: The state of real estate in 2016

There’s no denying that the housing market in Orlando and the surrounding areas has come alive again.

Home prices are up and have been steadily rising for many months now.

Louis Roney: Hitting the highs

A person with singing talent can learn a lot about how immortal singers sing.

The tenor voice was always my favorite and I learned much about singing from listening carefully to how the great ones did it.

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Winter Park sees decrease in red-light camera citations

Are cameras keeping us safer?

Winter Park Police Department records show that 2013 saw 17,971 citations issued. That number dropped to 16,687 in 2015.

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Park Avenue poet pushes back against street performer ordinance

Pushing back against ordinance

A teenage sidewalk poet on Park Avenue isn’t going quietly after Winter Park passed an ordinance that bans street performers along downtown sidewalks.

Four reasons to buy a home in 2016

2016 might be the year to take the plunge

Here are four reasons why 2016 is the year to become a homeowner.

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