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Orlando Philharmonic's ‘Bach's Brilliance’ brings cheers

An early Christmas present

At the Plaza Live Theater on Monday, Dec. 7, some 18 players from the Orlando Philharmonic delivered an early Christmas present: “Bach’s Brilliance.”

Maitland City Talk

Council meeting recap

The City Council met at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 in the City Hall Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting.

Chris Jepson: The new nattering nabobs of negativism

The desire for certainty that we all crave is what is so unsettling about the times in which we live.

If you are a reflective individual, it has occurred to you that certainty is ephemeral.

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Nancy Rudner: Tips to quit smoking

Are you getting ready to break up with the cruel, addictive master tobacco?

If you are a smoker or chewer, you probably have thought of quitting before. It happens in stages.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Ballet's performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Dr. Phillips Center brings Christmas to life in this enchanting holiday favorite.

When Clara receives a toy nutcracker on Christmas Eve, she is transported on a magical dream-journey.

Winter Park City Talk

Rally for the Heroes

Operation American Dream will host a “Rally for the Heroes” Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in Central Park.

Louis Roney: Talking business to an opera singer

We all find ways of “advertising” ourselves, our children, our careers, our skills.

Learning when to say “no” may help your career more than always saying “yes” — and then sometimes not being able to live up to expectations.

Maitland City Talk

Help us master our planning

The city of Maitland Parks and Recreation Master Plan update is nearing completion and will be finalized in early 2016.

Chris Jepson: Haven’t got a prayer

The answer to America’s prayers? More prayer it would seem.

Keep guns in the hands of everyone because, "Guns don't kill people; people kill people."

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Join the CFCArts Community Choir and Orchestra as they embark on a musical journey into the magic, joy and fantasy of Christmas.

Enter the world of Toyland, where Christmas comes to life through the music and songs from your favorite Christmas movies and stories.

Winter Park City Talk

Winter Park holiday events

As the holiday season kicks off, Park Avenue will be closed on various dates/times for several community events.

Letter to the editor: Dear Friend of Winter Park Christmas

Addressing the pending street performer ordinance

In over 130 years as a city, Christmas caroling has never been a crime on the Park Avenue public sidewalk.

Louis Roney: The Alexander solution

The little war that is all too often being waged between our ears mercifully comes to a pause at times, in what we welcome as “moments of tranquility.”

A great deal of the human race seems from afar to be as busy as a swarm of bees in what is strangely a longing for escape from the “madding throng.”

Maitland City Talk

Celebrate the season

Take time out of your holiday schedule this weekend to visit Lake Lily Park for a Maitland holiday tradition.

Chris Jepson: Whither thou goest, David Schillhammer?

Just about anything goes better with a symphony. Champagne. Frivolity. And, of course, Christmas.

To say that Schillhammer has turned in a virtuoso performance as executive director is an understatement.