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Letter to the Editor: Is DPAC worth $1M from Winter Park?

Interlocal agreement issues

The Winter Park City Commission last week approved $1,000,000 (that's right one million dollars) of your non-ad valorem tax dollars to a non-Winter Park organization.

Chris Jepson: Them that gots the power makes da rules

That our democracy can be so brazenly hijacked by special interests is not a particularly new phenomenon.

My specific disappointment is with an electorate incapable of focusing-on and voting its own interests and, more importantly, by not insisting that our democracy, our electoral process remain free, open and fair.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s been 20 years in the making, and now – from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 — the public is invited to take self-guided tours through Orlando’s brand new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

The tours will include special photo-ops and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events.

Winter Park City Talk

Halloween partiers beware: Police cracking down on drunk drivers

This Halloween, the Winter Park Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with an aggressive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort.

Louis Roney: Lakeside musings

The “play” of my life is now in its final act. I would like it to be a good act, an act of peace and harmony, but one of courage also.

I don’t believe that one should live in the past, but successful past times have a way of generating a climate where good things can logically and comfortably reoccur and thrive.

Six tips for choosing the best daycare for your dog

Do you want to make sure you choose the right dog daycare for your dog but don’t know how?

Convenience and cost aside, check out these six tips to make sure you select the best facility for your beloved friend.

Maitland City Talk

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 event reminders

Join us for the Mayors’ Sole Challenge at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. The first 400 participants will receive a free T-shirt, pedometer and healthy breakfast.

Chris Jepson: A moral step for a better tomorrow

We know what we’re doing — the environmental destruction of our home — yet we mustn’t become disillusioned.

Despair, while an understandable response, is not a solution. We must act together; and we can on Nov. 4.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s time to go hunting for your new Caveman Couture and step out in Paleolithic style as the Orlando Science Center welcomes you to the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball.

The Ball is also the wackiest (and most fun) Gala of the season, and while it may be held in a Museum, there is nothing stuffy about the coolest event this side of the Ice Age!

Tease photo

Restaurant review: RA Sushi

RA Sushi does it all right – décor, food, service and welcoming atmosphere.

Most important is the taste, quality and originality of everything from signature bar drinks to appetizers that had me doing my “happy food dance,” to generous-portion sushi rolls that bring the idea of fusion to a whole new level.

Winter Park City Talk

Kick off Feed the Need

On Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall Plaza located at 401 S. Park Ave., community partners will join together to kick off the Feed the Need campaign that officially begins Saturday, Nov. 1, and goes through Friday, Nov. 21.

Louis Roney: Klinghoffer et al.

A symphony composition, whether Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, or Mahler can often be a work of great genius bringing all kinds of instruments together, each with its own individual sound.

Such collaboration makes for some of the greatest music ever created, and ever performed.

Maitland City Talk

Halloween reminders from Maitland Police and Fire-Rescue departments

Employees at Maitland’s two fire stations will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Chris Jepson: Houston, we have a problem

I have some advice for wait staff: If you want to increase your tips, adjust your language.

Is it really “no problem” that you are waiting on me and my guests? Is it “no problem” that I will be giving you money?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Dust off those fancy Western boots and get-on-down to Winter Park's West Meadow on Oct. 25 for the fourth annual Cows ‘n Cabs to benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center.

You can guess about the cows; the cabs are cabernets.