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Hot cocoa mix ornaments for your Christmas tree

Cocoa creations

I feel the holiday spirit when I pop in at a craft fair. Try hot cocoa mix and the dip mix ornaments trimming your Christmas tree!

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Written and performed by David McElroy, Southern Winds Theater presents Mr. McElroy’s one-man presentation of “A Christmas Carol."

McElroy performs all 37 characters of the Dickens’ classic from Tiny Tim to the Three Ghosts.

Try a Czech delight, and nutty fruit balls

Tastes for the holidays

The perfect holiday sweets for an old-fashioned swap with friends.

Chris Jepson: Trump – a primer

I thought a Trump Primer was in order to set the millions of Trumpian numbchucks straight.

Why did so many Americans willingly check their brains at the door (while in the election booth voting for Trump) when the candidate himself campaigned on a platform of outright lies, half-truths and deception?

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Maitland City Talk

Santa’s coming to town

The tentative schedule and route for the Santa’s Parade, taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. has been posted on itsmymaitland.com

Louis Roney: Review of Orlando Philharmonic/Emanuel Ax

Ax is a pianist’s pianist and has all the fingers that only the greatest pianists possess.

His performance was an extraordinary personal experience for me and I shall jump at the opportunity to hear him again.

Louis Roney: Original sin

Thinking about sin is hardly a good hobby. And original sin is not only often pointless but confusing.

Knowing nothing myself about sin, I’m surely not going to try to get you involved in it — though there are some things about you that irk the hell out of me.

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Winter Park City Talk

Police holiday food drive

It’s that time of year again when the Winter Park Police Department collects food, clothing and hygiene items for those less fortunate than us.

Tips for a healthy holiday season

Limit fat, sugar in recipes

Here are a few simple tips to help you make healthy choices so you can enjoy a guilt-free holiday.

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Holiday temptations can spell trouble for pets

Have emergency vet number on hand

Holiday gatherings can be distracting, so it may be best to keep pets in a secure, comfortable area away from loud noise and tempting foods.

Louis Roney: 'Don Pasquale' review

All are happy: an afternoon of lovely singing – fine performances all around – a grand opening event!

Opera Orlando opened its 2016-17 season in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center on Nov. 18 with Gaetano Donizetti’s opera buffa classic “Don Pasquale.”

How to keep your exercise routine moving forward

Keep your workout on track

The primary variable that I’ve found with a lot of people who experience the start and stop workout routine is managing their expectations in a couple important areas.

Winter Park City Talk

Skate off the Thanksgiving calories!

Work off those extra holiday calories between now and Sunday, Jan. 8, at “Winter in the Park,” the city’s annual holiday ice-skating rink.

Maitland City Talk

Snow is coming to Lake Lily Park on Saturday

Snow and Santa are making a special appearance at Saturday’s Season of Light celebration at Lake Lily Park.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas in the Park is a way for the museum to share their rare Tiffany collection with the public, and in this, its 38th year, the event is still free.

Today at 6:15 p.m., a signal will be given to turn on the Morse Museum window lights – which look particularly magical in the Park – and Winter Park’s holiday season begins.