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Maitland City Talk

Join the mayor for a park-side chat

The city invites residents to join Mayor Dale McDonald for the inaugural Parkside Chat on Oct. 7.

Chris Jepson: Gimme some good ‘ole lobotomy

According to impartial analysis of the emails, clandestine lobotomies have become more and more common and are now required of any “serious” Republican political candidate.

Political observers recognized mental changes to the general Republican electorate beginning in the early 1970s.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Now Orlando Shakes has brought “Spamalot” to Orlando complete with a bevy of musical numbers that elevate silliness to an art form.

With a book and lyrics by Eric Idle (yes, the Monty Python guy), Mr. Idle certainly “found his Grail” as his musical version travelled to Broadway where it won three Tony Awards.

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Restaurant Review: The Strand

Artfully stubtle

The Strand does do lunch, but in the evening, it becomes a place where magic happens thanks to the subtle artistry of this very-married chef duo.

Commissioner's Corner: A better way to recycle

This month, I would like to share information concerning our current solid waste collection program and update you on changes coming to residents of unincorporated Orange County on Jan. 1.

On July 28, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners took a bold step to make our community greener and more sustainable.

Winter Park City Talk

Join Commissioner Carolyn Cooper at CoffeeTalk

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, citizens can join Commissioner Carolyn Cooper for her CoffeeTalk at 8 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center.

Louis Roney: 'The Donald' and debate two

Donald Trump is a new kind of political animal: He’s “no holds barred.”

Those of us who frequent New York and have been “Trump-wise” for years are not surprised to see him now in his new garb as “politician.”

Is your dog scratching too much?

How to make it stop

It must be that time of year again, when dogs scratch a lot.

Maitland City Talk

Millage rate to be set on Sept. 28

The City Council set the tentative millage rate for Fiscal Year 2016 to 4.15.

Chris Jepson: Do-it-yourself neurological surgery

If you have to have your spinal column opened-up, well, this is about the best possible procedure to have.

I was thinking of ordering the Time-Life Illustrated Series on Do-It-Yourself Neurological Surgery and doing it myself it’s such a cake-walk of an operation.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Running through Sept. 30, we are invited to select from over 70 participating restaurants to enjoy three-course dinners for $33.

Bottom line – we get to choose among great restaurants and enjoy a three-course meal for $33 – through September.

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How to help your college student find their independence

What to do and avoid

It’s your natural instinct as a parent to protect your child when you hear them in distress.

Winter Park City Talk

Household Hazardous Waste Day

The city will be offering household hazardous waste disposal for all city residents Saturday, Sept. 26.

Louis Roney: Just thoughts

Most of the time, most people seem to know the answers to most of the questions they ask most other people.

Politicians know well the value of setting up their ideas by asking themselves loaded questions and then answering them publicly!

Maitland City Talk

Council meeting recap

The City Council met at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the City Hall Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting.