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Give Kids the World hosts annual gala

Gala blends fantasy and fine dining

Guests from near and far, far away are invited to step into the pages of this modern storybook come to life at the 2016 Give Kids The World Black & White Gala.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

You’ve seen the “Three Tenors.” Imagine that concept translated for men with deep voices.

Three Baritones – Gabriel Preisser, Nathan Stark and Bryan Myer – will share the bill at the University Club in Winter Park on Aug. 28.

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UCF football kicks off next week, 'Cats starts strong

Football almost underway

The Knights held their annual Football FanFest on Saturday, with thousands of UCF football fans showing up to have autographs signed by players and to meet new coach Scott Frost.

Football Schedule

Winter Park High School to face Lake Nona this week

Check here for a complete varsity football schedule of Winter Park High School, Edgewater High School, Trinity Preparatory School and Orangewood Christian School.

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Local parents rise up against FSA test

Parents battle FSA

Fourteen families are still fighting to have their children move on to fourth grade after refusing to take the FSA — a test deemed unnecessary and secretive by parents.

Education Bulletin

Maitland teachers recognized with award

Orlando Science Schools teachers Abdulkerim Akyalcin and Ozlem Akyalcin from Maitland have been awarded the Edyth May Sliffe Award for distinguished mathematics teaching.

Healthy eyes for back to school

Keep an out out for vision issues

The inability to see clearly can affect a child’s physical, mental and social development, which in turn can affect academic and athletic performance and, ultimately, self-esteem.

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A Gift for Teaching hits $1 million donation mark

Giving since 1998

To many of us, $100 million might mean buying a house beyond our wildest dreams. To Central Florida’s highest-need children, $100 million over the past nearly 18 years means so much more.

Break your workout routine with a new one!

Commit to be fit with a new workout schedule

It’s tough to keep our schedules on track and keep a steady workout regimen. Try a new routine!

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Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll

Enjoy an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Winter Park from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll.

Community Bulletin

Boys & Girls Clubs opens thrift store in Winter Park

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) is pleased to announce the opening of its first thrift store located at 2054 State Road 436, Suite 140 in Winter Park.

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Restaurant review: Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Chuy's has earned the reputation as the most fun place to eat Tex-Mex at a great price.

Chuy’s is all that it’s supposed to be. When the food is good (and fresh) why not let it be fun too.

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Incoming police chief Vernon Hale chooses to stay in Dallas

New chief withdraws

Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Vernon Hale has had a change of heart, informing the city he will not be taking over as the new Winter Park Police Chief.

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UCF Football Fanfest this Saturday

Meet UCF coach, players

The UCF Knights are readying for their first kickoff, with an off-season’s worth of anticipation built up behind new head coach Scott Frost.

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Taste of the Nation

Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces from 6:45 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Orlando World Center Marriot, 8701 World Center Drive, to help fight the nation’s childhood hunger epidemic at Orlando's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry.

Community Bulletin

Firm names new portfolio manager

David Vaughan Investments Inc. is pleased to announce that Jonathan (Pierce) Timko has joined the firm as a portfolio manager in its Winter Park office.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The final free outdoor movie in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring the family, some chairs and a banana or two to Lake Eola Park on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. as Orlando hosts a free screening of "Minions."

Letter to the Editor: Embrace the new library

We have an opportunity to improve our unique city once again. Let’s get on with it.

If the loss of green space is a concern, this battle should have been fought back when the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center was built.

Maitland City Talk

Managing your mosquito problems

Have a mosquito concern? Contact the Orange County Office of Mosquito Safety. Call 407-254-9120 to open a ticket.

Louis Roney: Duo Sole review and more

In retrospect the performance was a sound concept soundly delivered for people on a hot summer evening in Orlando — and what a refreshing idea.

Monday evening b.w. and I went to a concert of dance music from Bolivia, Argentina, and Spain presented by the Orlando Philharmonic at the Plaza Live Theatre.

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