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Winter Park City Talk

Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Forum

The city will host two Historic Preservation Ordinance Public Forums on Thursday, May 7, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center.

Louis Roney: Nightmare

I dreamed that my b.w. had suddenly metamorphosed into an “aggressive political woman.”

In this viciously critical world, the flinty eyes of Hillary, Nancy, and Elizabeth may see this “man in the family” as a stupid male sexist, a chauvinist pig.

Maitland City Talk

Public Works pipeline

The Maitland Public Works Department continues its work for all Maitland residents. Here you will find a list of completed projects and projects in the pipeline.

Chris Jepson: Slavery exists in America today

I’ve taught history over the years and am always intrigued with the subject of American slavery.

A sorrowful fact of our times is that there are more slaves today worldwide than there were in 1860 America.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The National Association of Letter Carriers will head-up the nation’s largest single-day food drive on May 9.

Called Stamp Out Hunger, this drive is held as school programs close for summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of food.

Commissioner's Corner: How Animal Services helps

Orange County Animal Services takes in over 23,000 animals annually, or around 53 per day.

This organization is tasked with helping animals, protecting citizens, and enforcing the Orange County Animal Services Ordinance.

Winter Park City Talk

Happy one year anniversary, SunRail!

On Friday, May 1, SunRail will celebrate its one year anniversary with a day of surprises for passengers.

Louis Roney: How things work out

What little fame I have had has always seemed to be a gift from some “heaven” up there somewhere smiling down at me for no good reason.

One summer a Florida pal and I were walking down Hollywood Boulevard in sunny California, a long hitchhike from home. I sat down in the lobby of the Hollywood Hotel and looked for movie stars.

The importance of a balanced exercise program for your dog

The key for a healthy happy life for your dog.

We know that a total, balanced fitness program is very important for our health and well-being, so it shouldn't surprise us that the same is true for our dogs.

Maitland City Talk

Budget planning for 2016

The objective of the strategic planning session was to develop the essential priorities for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget and capital improvements program

Chris Jepson: Lay down with a will

So much in life is beyond our control because so much of human existence is inextricably linked to (the happiness of) others and all that that implies.

One’s death, however, is extremely personal and, as such, you owe yourself—to the degree you willingly take ownership—the “good” end.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

My favorite Tex/Mex restaurant, Cocina 214, will host the third annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 3 starting at 10 a.m.

Hey, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” as this fundraiser for Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Paws Rescue offers a (hilarious) race as well as music, food and drink specials.

Winter Park City Talk

Planting trees for peace

The city and the Multifaith Education Project are proud to announce the 12th annual Trees for Peace Interfaith Tree Planting Project on Tuesday, April 28, in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Louis Roney: Other wars

Life’s battle begins at the time we take our first breath, and we are fighting constantly to stay alive until we draw our last.

One who has lived a great many years may tell you that life is for life’s sake, and has no point unless we find it, or create a philosophy for ourselves.

Maitland City Talk

Arbor Day in Maitland

On Arbor Day, we as a community celebrate our tree canopy graciously planted by our forefathers and in some cases by ourselves.