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The fascinating world of seniors

It’s not only here in the U.S. — researchers are studying seniors around the globe. We must be fascinating!

Researchers studied whether interventions after discharge from the hospital could keep chronically ill patients from being readmitted in the short, intermediate and long term.

Senior Calendar

Fall Migration Guided Bird Walks at Mead Botanical Gardens

The walks are led by an expert birding guide of the Orange Audubon Society of Central Florida.

Louis Roney: The days dwindle down

As my days dwindle down to a precious few, people ask me, “What do you do to get yourself going in the morning?”

I say, “I think about what needs to be done. I think about what I can get done today, and I get busy doing it.” What’s so unusual about that? After all, “today” is the only day any of us can do anything!

Ways to help storm-proof anxious pets

Don’t treat storm-related anxiety as a disciplinary issue.

Fear and anxiety during storms is a very common issue among dogs and cats, and not one that can be easily or fully resolved. However, there are steps you can take to ease their fear.

Maitland loses CRA director, keeps downtown plans moving

Maitland works to bring downtown plans forward

As downtown development proposals continue to face the scrutiny of city boards, Maitland’s city manager is set to start mulling over a separate stack of applications looking to fill the soon-to-be-open staff position in charge of community redevelopment.

Maitland City Talk

Maitland Fire Rescue reminds residents: Working smoke alarms save lives!

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

Letter to the Editor: Kindness in the rain

On the evening of Sept. 23, 2014, the city of Winter Park had a downpour unlike anything we have seen since the hurricanes of 2004.

As police chief I want everyone to know how proud I am of not only our officers and fellow city workers, but I am proud of those we serve who pitched in during less-than-ideal circumstances.

Chris Jepson: To play at being human

As a child I lived for recess, to play. As an adult, little has changed.

I learned as much on the playground as I did sitting in the classroom. You learn to play with others; to be part of a team, a side. You learn fair play. To share.

Winter Park City Talk

“Test the Waters” Fishing Tournament

The Parks & Recreation Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission present their annual free “Test the Waters” Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

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Three armed robberies in Winter Park in 10 days

The robberies within 10 days

A woman walking near Park Avenue, the Ravenous Pig, and a Payless ShoeSource store were among the recent victims of armed robberies in Winter Park.

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More seniors learn to say hi-tech hellos

Seniors learn to Skype

Dealing with confusing pop ups, emailing, opening photo attachments of their newly arrived grandchildren, even turning a computer on can be a challenge for seniors who didn’t grow up with this type of technology at their fingertips.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The only nighttime Art Festival in Florida, the 38th Maitland Rotary’s Art Under the Stars is a magical experience for artists and patrons alike.

With continuous live entertainment on two stages sponsored by Performing Arts Maitland, the art show and sale will take place this weekend surrounding Lake Lily in Maitland.

Help kids turn dull clay into fancy flowerpots

Flower pots are more than just containers for fragrant herbs, summer’s begonias or fall’s chrysanthemums.

Grab a plain clay pot the next time you and your kids are at a nursery or garden center, hold it up and think of it as an artist’s canvas, waiting for your creative expression.

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Three coyotes caught in Winter Park, College Park areas

Trappings and sightings increase

Three wild coyotes were caught and euthanized in the Winter Park area in three days last week, in the same area where several pets have been attacked and killed by the wild canines.

Community Bulletin

Mead Garden in search of volunteers

Mead Botanical Garden is looking for garden enthusiasts to come out and be a part of the exciting growth!


Ira Levin’s “Death Trap” at WPHS

Winter Park High School will put on a production of Ira Levin’s “Death Trap” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m.

What constitutes a 'failed' presidency?

A majority of those responding to a recnt poll, 52 percent of them, described Barack Obama’s presidency as a “failure.”

Maybe the larger question is whether, in our poisonous atmosphere of U.S. politics, any president can be a success.

Letter to the editor: Demand an end to pollution

Hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change

Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change.

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WUCF radio station celebrates 35 years on air

Station celebrates milestone

Central Florida's only stictly jazz station, which began in the days when UCF was FTU — and was also once named WFTU — celebrated 35 years on Sept. 12.

Winter Park keeps streak alive with win over University

WPHS football still undefeated

For the third time in four games the Winter Park Wildcats squeaked out a narrow win to keep their undefeated streak alive on the gridiron.

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