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Chris Jepson: Sunday at the White House

The premise is improbable. Open your home to the public every Sunday and, well, to paraphrase the famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams,” “If you build it, they will come.”

For the love of art, that is what is happening on Sundays at the White House, just south of downtown Orlando.

Louis Roney: So it goes...

Nobody needs to tell me that the U.S. is exceptional. I have lived in a few other countries where things we take for granted are their “exceptional.”

We are all dissatisfied with something in our lives. That’s why there are so many lawyers and liquor stores in every community.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Good news: In recent research, USA Today’s Tripology found that Orlando was the top destination for family vacationers.

The award recognizes affordable family destinations that travellers are most interested in – one more reason to take pride in our hometown!

Letters to the Editor

Applause for Cooper, Sprinkel; Controversy over cameras

The Green Oaks Neighborhood Association was pleased to host commissioners Carolyn Cooper and Sarah Sprinkel on July 16 for a forum about recent developments in Winter Park.

Maitland City Talk

Library programs, resources provide greater access to reading materials

Maitland Public Library provides many programs that emphasize access to reading materials.

Tips for easy back-to-school meals

Incorporating soy into your child’s diet

With vegetarian versions of many popular foods available these days, you may be curious about whether they’re worth it.

Commissioner's Corner: Regulating medical marijuana

I hope that an Orange County ordinance will incorporate good ideas from other municipalities’ draft ordinances as well as limit the public consumption of medical marijuana.

On Nov. 4, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2 to the state constitution. If passed, the amendment would allow the use of medical marijuana.

Concert review: There's nothing like four dames

Music composed by women, performed by women.

Four highly proficient and talented female string players from the Orlando Philharmonic — dames all right! — took the stage at the Plaza Live Theater on Monday, July 21.

Four ways to reduce your kids' college debt in high school

Start early to save money later.

College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. But there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education.

Winter Park City Talk

Using food from the garden: Storage & preservation

Please join us for the City of Winter Park free Sustainability Program Workshop Series Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Winter Park Community Center.

Winter Park City Talk

Victim Service Center

In light of the recent coverage related to the allegations surrounding Fleet Peeples Sr., if you or someone you know is in need of services related to sexual assault, violent crime and/or tragic circumstances, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida Inc. can help.

Louis Roney: A critic criticizes criticism

All of us are constant critics in our daily lives. We assess all that we buy, that we eat, that we drink, that we drive, that we wear — even that we marry.

Criticism requires emphasis on goodness or inferiority. If you tell your wife that you think her new dress is pretty, you are a critic. Period.

Maitland City Talk

Preventing backflow

Did you know that without the correct backflow device installed on your irrigation system that there is the potential that if the city water system lost pressure that your irrigation system could contaminate the community water supply?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Director Ken Howard takes on this re-envisioning of Michael Wanzie’s wildly successful comedy with a cast of Central Florida’s favorite actresses.

Comic references to a community within walking distance of the theater make for some very funny art-imitating-life moments.

Chris Jepson: Thoughts too taxing to consider

I confess to being a “liberal” for one primary reason: Based on where we’ve arrived as a culture (America), I see no viable alternative to liberalism in addressing societal ills.

I am not, in other words, some softhearted, indiscriminate redistributionist hell-bent on playing the metaphorical Robin Hood.