Louis Roney: Irish!

Someone said, "An Irishman is never peaceful except when he's fighting."

Jay was the most "professional" Irishman I ever met. It was easy for me to tire of his slobbering about "the old sod."

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Adopt a dog and save a life

Save money - and a life!

Shelters are full of wonderful dogs that were surrendered through no fault of their own. Take one home.

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Maitland City Talk

New changes coming to Maitland

Our world is changing right before our eyes from Washington, D.C. all the way to Maitland!

Chris Jepson: Feminism forever

I consider myself a feminist, and think any man who isn’t as either ignorant or a chauvinist.

To liberally paraphrase George Wallace: Feminism now, feminism tomorrow and feminism forever.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

It's awards season in Winter Park (red carpet included).

While Hollywood hones in on red carpet events and awards ceremonies, Winter Park has its own awards season.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Come out to the fourth annual Fire in the Park Chili Cook-Off to Cure from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Big plans are underway for this event filled with award-winning chili, chicken wings, live music, games and family fun – all with a focus on raising money for breast cancer research.

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Following your New Year's fitness goals

Be realistic

What can you do to ensure that you reach your goal? There are a few things!

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Fun with recycled ribbons and wrap

A post-holiday craft

There are plenty of things to do with holiday leftovers. And I'm not talking food. Think of all the colorful catalogs, wrinkled gift wrap, ribbons and bows stashed away in your recycling bin this week.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Picasso, Einstein and Steve Martin walk into the Mad Cow Theatre…

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” comic-genius-playwright Steve Martin’s first full-length play, takes place in 1904 in a Paris bar and popular hangout for artists. It's playing at the Mad Cow Theatre through Feb. 19.

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Helpful tips for more attentive caregiving

Organization is key

The job of a caregiver takes much attention to detail. Here are some tips for both caregivers and friends of caregivers!

Chris Jepson: What do we do with dad?

No father wants to imagine it. Of being reduced, for all intents and purposes, to bedridden vegetable matter.

We all know our outcomes. What happens upon death, well, I have definite opinions on that subject, but this column is about considering only how we “give up the ghost.”

A classic quesadilla done the healthy way

A healthy 'little cheese thing'

Try one of these healthy quesadillas, accompanied by a dab of fat-free sour cream, if desired, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You'll never miss the original recipe!

Maitland City Talk

New police chief sworn in 

The city of Maitland is very pleased to announce that David Manuel has joined city staff as police chief. He was sworn-in earlier this week at Maitland City Hall.

Rural and poor areas face projected decrease in local doctors

Some states have dire need

Some states are expected to see a shortage in doctors, due to new graduates seeking employment elsewhere.

Opening a jar? Try dishwashing gloves!

Opening jars

Use a pair of standard dishwashing gloves to open jars. It's a great gripper, especially if your hands are the least bit moist.