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Jim Govatos: ‘Resurrection’ and our life-after-death obsession

While we can wander away from Christ, we can't wander away from the question his life and death answered: Is there life after death?

I find it curious that the viewing public is still enamored with people returning from the dead even though we live in a post-Christian society.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The kick-off of Art Festival weekend is presented at Hannibal Square by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Hannibal Square Merchants Association this evening beginning at 5 p.m.

Held the day before the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival begins, the evening offers more than 40 varieties of wine and beer samples, appetizers from local eateries, and live music.

Don’t toss food before it’s time

We throw away a lot of food — both at the retail level and at home — for a lot of reasons.

The Department of Agriculture has completed a major study on food loss, and it has come to some startling conclusions about how much food we throw away in one year.

Winter Park City Talk

Have a safe St. Patrick's Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Winter Park Police Department is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Louis Roney: Greed?

My attitude may be somewhat cynical, but after 93 years, I am quite convinced that the majority of human actions are designed to satisfy greed.

Greed is the emotion that causes people to go into outsized debt, which their rationality warns them they cannot repay.

Maitland City Talk

This is only a test

Last week, the Maitland Fire Rescue Department began its annual citywide fire hydrant testing, with work expected to be completed within two months.

Chris Jepson: Get off the bench

America’s non-profit sector is where the proverbial rubber meets the road of societal change.

The ideas that make us better human beings are often created, nurtured and applied in the working laboratories of our non-profit organizations.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

As part of Art 31, a month-long series of events celebrating artistic creativity, the Art & History Museums Maitland will present two openings on March 14.

This will be followed by a Culture Pop! event called Roll, Repeat – in partnership with Enzian Theater and the Florida Film Festival beginning at 7 p.m.

Winter Park City Talk

Train station celebration

The city, in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation, celebrated the grand opening of the city of Winter Park Train Station on March 3.

Louis Roney: A decisive trip

We had still not figured out exactly why we had bought a house in Winter Park, where we had no particular reason to be. But reasons soon surfaced.

Life in Winter Park is about as good as it gets anywhere for people who own a house and have provided themselves with comfortable living in their later years.

Paw's Corner: Do big dogs equal a stronger economy?

The bigger the dog, the better the economy?

Is our growing preference for larger dog breeds a sign that the economy is recovering? According to the American Kennel Club, that’s a possibility.

Maitland City Talk

General Municipal Election on Tuesday

The city of Maitland will host a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, March 11, to fill Council Seat 2.

Chris Jepson: A modest proposal

What if we attempted to reduce military appropriations and homeland security by half?

Why is it that Washington and Eisenhower’s prophetic warnings about an out-of-control military establishment are today largely ignored?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Peak bloom season has officially arrived at Bok Tower Gardens, and this is the best time of year to visit the National Historic Landmark.

Visitors observe hundreds of varieties of camellias and azaleas along with orchids, irises, and other flowering plants throughout the Gardens.

Winter Park City Talk

Grand opening of city train station

The city of Winter Park, in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation will celebrate the grand opening of the city’s new train station Monday, March 3.