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Two heads are best at doctor's visit

Why two heads are better than one

I think having a family member there is a great idea. So is taking notes, and so is going over what you understood the doctor to say, to make sure you are both on the same page.

Tips for seniors who owe taxes on Social Security

How to owe when you owe and when you don't

One of the perks of retirement for many seniors is not having to pay taxes any longer ... except when we do.

Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

Seniors looking to rejoin the workforce, volunteer or mentor have options throughout Central Florida. More than a dozen organizations will be on hand at a senior job and volunteer open house April 14.

Louis Roney: Political animals

I simply hold that personal “arguments” about politics are cantankerous, and a futile waste of energy.

Voting booths are the confessionals of private preference.

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Ice cream social raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Raise money for Ronald McDonald

The Ronald McDonald House at Florida Hospital’s main mission is to house, feed and support families whose children are enduring serious illness. For the Lee family, the house became a home away from home.

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Obituary: Kurt Meredith Warner

Winter Springs resident died recently

Kurt Meredith Warner, born Dec. 10, 1955, passed away after a short battle with lung cancer.

Maitland City Talk

Councilmembers sworn-in

On Monday, April 11, Councilwoman Joy Goff-Marcil and Councilman-Elect Mike Thomas will be sworn into office.

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Remembering "The connector" Lynn Threlkeld

Maitland loses a business icon

Former Maitland Chamber of Commerce president and Orlando resident Lynn Threlkeld, 63, died from lung cancer on the morning of Thursday, March 24.

Letter to the editor: Developers versus residents

Why can't we move on?

If you thought Winter Park was ready to move on from the historic preservation debate with last December’s passage of a three-years-in-the-making ordinance, think again.

Chris Jepson: The modern 'A'

I was so moved by Donald Trump’s suggestion, nay recommendation, that gals who get abortions also get a good whacking that I came-up with a few of my own.

Perhaps you’ll be so moved as well that when you write out your check to the GOP, you’ll request that your gift underwrite a solid caning of some particularly egregious offender.

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Winter Park Commissioners debate history versus character

Debating preservation

Historic preservation is back for debate before the City Commission, but will Commissioners continue to agree to disagree?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The first free spring Florida Blue Concert at 5 p.m. on April 9 features Jill’s Cashbox, a six-piece band with a deep love of rock/country music.

Telling the stories of their lives through their music, the concert is free – no tickets required.

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Florida Film Festival kicks off in Maitland

180 films in 10 days

Enzian’s tagline of “Film, Food and Friends” fittingly parallels with the event that the theater has become the most known for: the Florida Film Festival.

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Winter Park board considers allowing fast food on Fairbanks

Certain kinds OK

Winter Park’s Planning and Zoning Board took a step toward allowing certain kinds of fast food along Fairbanks Avenue on Tuesday.

Community Bulletin

Maitland non-profit to be featured on LYNX bus

Franklin’s Friends of Maitland is one of 15 non-profit agencies to be featured on the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) 2016-17 Public Service Bus.


Earth Day in the Park

Earth Day in the Park will be hosted on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Central Park.

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UCF Knights win big, then suffer blowout loss

Followed by big loss

When the Knights took a break from American Athletic Conference play to host No. 12 Florida Atlantic, they were in for the fight of their season.

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Commentary: Envisioning a 21st Century Orlando

A bold plan for a 21st Century Orlando

"Orlando is going to lead America through the 21st Century,” Dyer said.

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Obituary: William “Bill” Patrick Finn Sr.

Bill passed away March 28

William “Bill” Patrick Finn Sr., 80, passed away Easter Monday, March 28, at home surrounded by family members.

Winter Park City Talk

Beware of fraud

Recently, several utility customers have reported that they have been contacted by individuals or organizations claiming to represent the city of Winter Park.

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