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Winter Park family works to launch free game library

Installing free game libraries

In the wake of an incident that left their neighborhood sidewalks empty and laughter-free, two Winter Park children have come up with a way to return the joy to their community.

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Op-Ed: Time's almost up for vets

The homeless vet deadline

This year, Veterans Day brings a special urgency thanks to President Obama’s ambitious plan to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

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Sy Israel, octogenarian entrepreneur

Keeping up with Sy Israel

On any given day, you will see his slender, compact form working behind his office desk at Orlando’s Universal Engineering Sciences’ sprawling headquarters on Maggie Boulevard.

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Winter Park considers regulating street performers

Regulating street musicians

Street musicians performing in downtown Winter Park might have to face the music and move elsewhere if a proposed city ordinance becomes law.

Senior Sneakers: Why you should work out

Cardiovascular disease can affect you even if you're a healthy eater due to lack of cardiorespiratory fitness.

Have you felt less motivated or energetic as you have been in the past? This could be caused by a lack of exercise.

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Senior Calendar

Activities abound

Senior activities abound throughout Central Florida throughout November.

Louis Roney: Hearing a change in our musical climate

Any music lover living in our area should now perforce applaud things taking place on our musical scene.

Any attentive musician would have to be deaf not to have discerned a change in our local musical climate and activities.

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Attempted homicide on Halloween in Winter Park

Suspect on the loose

A man was shot near Pennsylvania Avenue on Halloween night – and Winter Park Police are still searching for an attempted murder suspect on the loose.

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Helpful tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Know your enrollment period

Medicare Open Enrollment, which occurs annually from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, marks an important time of year for individuals older than 65 to change their health plans.

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Art show in Winter Park puts focus on seniors

Showcasing older artists

Jane Kirkendoll is one of dozens of senior artists who were featured at the Mayflower Retirement Community’s second annual juried art show “Art for Generations” in Winter Park on Oct. 29.

Maitland signs on to allow events more advertising

City allows more signs

Maitland event organizers hope you’ll soon see their newly erected signs throughout the city and that they’ll open up your eyes to all the upcoming goings-on at Lake Lily Park.

Maitland City Talk

Stay in touch with the city

The city of Maitland is pleased to announce the launch of the free smartphone app called My Maitland.

Chris Jepson: Place your bets now

The Republican presidential nominating process is like watching a train wreck in real time.

In today’s Republican Party “thoughtful conservatism” is an oxymoron.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The most fun gala of the season is the Orlando Science Center’s not-to-be-missed Neanderthal Ball this weekend on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

The dress code is “Knock ‘em Dead Caveman” (think animal-print tie or leopard cocktail dress) while the big excitement is the chance to experience the exhibit Mummies of the World.

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Battle for the Barrel returns in College Park

Edgewater, Boone face off

The rivalry game has happened annually since 1952 when Orlando High School was split into the two current schools.

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A passion for giving that lasted a lifetime

A lifetime of philanthropy

Elizabeth Brothers was one of the earliest voices of philanthropy in the Central Florida community.

Community Bulletin

Alfond Inn ranked seventh best hotel in the nation

The Alfond Inn, the boutique hotel at Rollins College, was named as the seventh best hotel property in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler.

Commissioner's Corner: Becoming a global city

Not only are we a leader in the tourism and high-tech industries, but we are also a burgeoning leader in the realm of fine arts and culture.

Orange County government has stepped up to help artistic organizations fill the gaps in their funding.


Veterans Day Celebration

On Friday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will present its fifth annual Veterans Day Celebration “Honoring Winter Park Heroes.”

The value of extracurricular activities

A well-rounded education including exposure to high-quality extracurricular opportunities helps to build life skills essential to your child’s success, and can help further their academic achievement.

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