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Chris Jepson: Tinder moments ain’t necessarily tender moments

The history of our species suggests coupling (sex) is the driving force of our all-too-brief lives.

Sex in and of itself is delightful. But one-offs as I would characterize these Tinder moments leave much to the imagination.

Winter Park City Talk

Get in the vision

The Vision Winter Park team invites the community to hear internationally known speaker and author Peter Kageyama, on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Alfond Inn.

Louis Roney: Age

If you have decided — along with me — to grow old, arm yourself with humor.

I think of my own life as a nice, comfortable car that I have driven for a long time.

Maitland City Talk

Study up on the city budget

The city of Maitland staff continues to work hard for you.

Chris Jepson: Hello. Is anyone listening?

Whether or not America will transcend its racism during the 21st century is as problematic, as challenging today as it was for W. E. B. Du Bois at the dawn of the 20th century.

It is maddening to me that any white individual would argue that racism in America isn’t alive and well, thank you very much.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Based on the classic 1989 film, the Florida premiere of “Heathers the Musical” will be presented at the Dr. Phillips Center from Aug. 13 to 23.

Social media sensation Thomas Sanders plays J.D., and the role of Veronica will be played by Nicole Visco.

Winter Park City Talk

Join Vice Mayor Sarah Sprinkel at CoffeeTalk

On Thursday, Aug. 13, citizens can join Vice Mayor Sarah Sprinkel for her CoffeeTalk at 8 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center.

Louis Roney: A rakish halo

To me any halo is a better hat than most I have yet worn.

To be an acceptable rake requires both historical knowledge and a measure of courage, for one must have the guts to step completely out of line from most of his compatriots.

Maitland City Talk

Balancing the budget

On Monday, Sept. 14, the City Council will hold the first of two public meetings required to adopt the fiscal year 2016 millage rate.

Chris Jepson: Fox News - A growing Boomer movement

I’m on pins and needles in anticipation of the first Republican presidential debate scheduled for Thursday evening (Aug. 6) on Fox News.

Only 10 candidates will be on the Cleveland stage but we’ll see enough to get the drift.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Joshua Vickery’s remarkable CFCArts will present the beautiful Brahms Requiem with a full chamber orchestra on Aug. 6 and 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland.

This German requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Winter Park City Talk

What's your city vision?

The Vision Winter Park team is continuing to work with the community in setting the stage to guide the vision for the city’s future.

Tips for finding the right daycare for your dog

Now that a new school year is almost upon us, you may be thinking of what to do with your dog during the day while everyone is out of the house.

If you feel your dog may benefit from doggie daycare, how do you find the right one for your pup? Not all dog daycare facilities are created equal, so do your homework.

Louis Roney: Bach vs. bananas

The subject of music has inspired many diverse and fascinating quotes from many diverse and fascinating people.

Napoleon said, “Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that art to which the legislator ought to bestow greatest encouragement.”

Maitland City Talk

Love for the library

Mayor McDonald and Councilwoman Bev Reponen recognized Ellen Schellhause, Maitland resident and director of the Maitland Public Library, for her “Librarian of the Year” award from the Florida Library Association.