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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.

Nancy Lugo: The buzz on mosquitos, health and history

Sometimes called the state bird, the mosquito plays a huge role in our history, our health, and our barbeque parties.

Here in Mosquito County (the original name for Central Florida), the stinging insect is more than a name and a nuisance.

Water play offers cool summer fun

Practically the only thing kids can’t do with water is break it!

Here are some ideas for both entertaining and educational water fun at home using a wading pool or sprinkler.

Winter Park City Talk

CoffeeTalk & Good Morning Winter Park!

If you have a latte beans to grind or simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you.

How to lose a loan in five easy steps

How to lose a home loan in five easy steps

Fortunately the formula for qualifying and staying qualified for a home loan is pretty simple.

Louis Roney: Yesteryear here

One’s past is not alive in one’s mind at all times, but we manage to drudge up valuable long forgotten moments and places when the occasion calls for it.

All in all, my remembrance of my school days in Winter Park is of a very placid, genteel and proper atmosphere, with hardly any hint of the hustle and bustle of today.

Maitland City Talk

Long range capital planning

Part of the annual budgeting process is planning the accomplishment of the city’s long-range goals.

Chris Jepson: Ya never know

What’s in a name? You move into any new community and various landmarks, parks, streets or buildings will be named after significant local civic leaders.

To betray the trust and confidence of a 6-year-old child, well, suffice it to say, prison isn’t sufficient punishment if I were holding the scales.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In one of the funniest musicals ever presented at the Winter Park Playhouse, “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” returns to the Playhouse through July 19.

The hit musical tells the story of five women coming of age in 1960s London and features an incredible collection of ’60s classics.

Winter Park City Talk

Happy 4th of July!

On behalf of the city of Winter Park, I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. Here are some important events and information as it relates to holiday festivities in Winter Park.

Louis Roney: Thomas Jefferson - Savant

In the next 17 days, Jefferson drafted one of the most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty and equality in the history of mankind.

It would seem that present President Obama was “out to lunch” when Jefferson’s pertinent sage words were in the air.