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Rollins College ups security after students report incidents of stalking

Rollins students report stalking

Rollins College is upping its security after a string of students reported being followed by strangers on the outskirts of the college campus.

Make time this fall for a walk in woods

As long as there are no outright prohibitions on bringing dogs into parks and forest reserves, take advantage of the opportunity to introduce your dog to a new environment.

Go to the park’s website before the hike to review any rules regarding dogs.

Homebuying tips for purchasing in a seller’s market

In a seller’s market — like the one that Orlando has been in for the last few years — there can be even more pressure on the buyer to submit an impressive bid.

So how can you make sure that the offer you submit is the one that is accepted?

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Social media helps Orange County pet adoptions hit all-time high

Social media increases pet adoptions

With record-high adoptions since June, Orange County Animal Services is seeing huge payoff from its use of social media in advertising adoptable pets.

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Winter Park unveils self-decontaminating ambulances

City prepares for disease outbreak

Winter Park Fire/Rescue hopes its newest ambulances can break the chain of infection if an infectious disease such as the Ebola virus ever reaches the city of culture and heritage.

Maitland City Talk

Carbon monoxide: the silent, odorless killer

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.

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Maitland Art Center earns National Historic Landmark status

MAC earns national honor

The Maitland Art Center officially earned the designation as the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County, and the 44th in the state of Florida on Sept. 30.

Chris Jepson: Pluralism is America’s national creed

America, through its Constitution, is a pluralistic nation comprised of many religions of which Christianity in its many permutations (evolutions) is but one of countless expressions of faith.

I am not so interested in anyone’s personal faith other than from a philosophical perspective. To publicly proclaim the “truth” of your faith is meaningless and irrelevant.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Philharmonic’s top-selling show is back! Cirque meets symphony in this all-new show featuring classical music brought to life by world-class cirque performers.

Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform amazing feats, and aerialists soar overhead as the orchestra below provides suspenseful music.

Faux-leather vase shows off fall finds

Fun craft for fall.

Here’s how to make the vase to show off your fall finds.

Community Bulletin

John Race named chair of Rollins Board

The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business announced last Thursday that John Race has been named the new chair of the Board of Overseers.

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Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

More than 150 Central Florida artists will display their work at the 41st annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: How taxes fuel schools

The Orange County School Board will ask the voters to renew the current one-mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses.

As the Central Florida community continues to climb out of the worst economic times in recent history, there is still a need for assistance from our local community to continue the support of our schools.

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College Park development gets green light

Project green lit

One of College Park’s most controversial developments up for approval may get the green light for construction next month.

Winter Park Wildcats break streak with loss to Boone

Wildcats fall to Boone

It took overtime to make it happen, but Winter Park’s undefeated streak on the gridiron came to an end last Friday, with rival Boone taking the win 16-13.

Guide dogs ready to aid vets

If you’re a veteran with PTSD that hasn’t been handled well thus far, or a veteran with a service-related disability, here’s a possible answer for you: dogs.

Specially trained guide and service dogs are available for veterans who are blind or disabled by physical, traumatic brain injury or PTSD.

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UCF prepares for rematch against conference-rival Houston

Will it be another nail-biter?

When the UCF Knights step onto the field at Houston at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 2, they’ll have had 12 nights of rest. The only problem with that: So will the Cougars.

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Rollins College students live-tweet history

Live-tweeting from 1893

A Rollins College class took social media’s “throwback” posting theme to the next level last week, treating the public to a day of tweeting and instagramming the news like it was 1893.

Diet can cut risk of prostate cancer

A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables helps reduce risk for and even helps treat prostate (and other) cancer.

This diet certainly reduces risk of heart disease as well.

Ask a Trainer: Eating for energy

The best things you can to keep your muscles and bones strong as you age are work out and eat well-balanced meals.

Working out for at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week is very beneficial to building muscle and maintaining bone density.

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