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Chris Jepson: If we lived in the 'best of all possible worlds'

If we lived in the “best of all possible worlds,” all of America’s corporations and businesses would be honorable.

If we lived in the “best of all possible worlds,” all our nation’s school districts would offer equivalent high-level educations for all of America’s students.

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Winter Park Library launches new book festival

Festival showcases writers

The Authors in the Park book festival will connect writers with readers at the Winter Park Public Library on Oct. 1.


Harriett’s Happy Hour

Fashion on the Avenue presents a sneak peek at the five-day celebration of fashion and design at Harriett’s Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Capen-Showalter House.

Community Bulletin

New Hope for Kids seeks volunteers

New Hope for Kids needs your help to support children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.

Myths and truths about the Zika virus

Get rid of standing water

Educating yourself with information about the Zika virus is an important preventive measure for you, your family and the community.

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Knights look to stop recurring nightmare FIU

Can UCF recover after Maryland?

Three hours and 55 minutes after kickoff, the Knights were left standing on their home football field, vanquished in a double overtime thriller in the Bright House Sept. 17.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

Cirque du Soleil presents ‘OVO’

Cirque du Soleil presents its newest touring show, “OVO,” never before performed in Florida.

Chris Jepson: What this election has been reduced to

I’ve been considering the course of this presidential election and how I might influence its outcome.

I believe I’ve stumbled onto an issue that will swing the election to Hillary Clinton, my preferred candidate.

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Renaming a park after a tarnished legacy

City staff fetching ideas

City Commissioners discussed giving Lake Baldwin Park a new name last Monday after Commissioner Carolyn Cooper suggested its current name isn’t fitting of Winter Park.

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Maitland City Talk

Lake Lily Park Playground reopens on Oct. 2

The Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Lake Lily Park Playground Reopening Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 2, during the Maitland Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Louis Roney: Dogs and other somebodies

When I was a kid of 10 or 12, I had a dog that was my constant companion — my best friend.

People have written much about a boy and his dog, and I am a witness to the fact that such friendships are an authentic and lasting experience.

Winter Park City Talk

Fishing tournament at Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Test the waters at Martin Luther King Jr. Park during Winter Park's annual fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

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Maitlanders push city to speed up sidewalks

Residents push for safety

Side-view mirrors have whizzed inches from Karen Simasek’s head. She’s watched as a car almost hit her nephew as he pedaled down her street.

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A roundabout on 17-92? It's in the plans

Developer seeks ambitious project

Local developers Demetree Global are looking to develop the six-way intersection of Orlando, Orange and Harmon avenues – a project that all starts with a roundabout.

Winter Park City Talk

City confirms new police chief

Michael Deal was confirmed and approved as the city of Winter Park’s new chief of police for the Winter Park Police Department and is expected to start Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

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Stiff thumbs: what does it mean?

Popping sounds can be normal

A rheumatologist is the expert in all joint matters, but your regular doctor probably has a fair bit of experience with this as well.

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Winter Park considers fine for feeding Mead Garden cats

City talks stray cats

City Commissioners tried to quell a cat problem on Monday when they approved a new city ordinance on first reading that fines anyone caught feeding feral cats in Mead Botanical Garden.

Louis Roney: Memories

Back in my childhood home after a lifetime away, I recall constantly things that have long been buried in my memory.

Even in the depths of the Depression, Winter Park was a choice place — a little city with charm and grace that few places in the state had.

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Use a dryer sheet to tame frizzy hair

Dryer sheet secret

This fall and winter, if you're dealing with static, keep your cool and grab this hair helper from the laundry room.

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Maitland looks to add downtown parking

City buys property

Maitland recently voted to purchase a 35-year-old medical office building — a potential site for more downtown parking.

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