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Going green with cat litter

Limiting carbon foot print, and health risks to cats

According to a report in Scientific American a couple of years ago, many litter products contain silica dust, which can cause respiratory problems in cats.

Maitland City Talk

Maitland Fire Rescue Department administers flu shot program

As in years past, the Maitland Fire Rescue Department will administer flu shots at Fire Station 45 (behind City Hall) on weekdays and the Maitland Farmers Market on Sundays.

Chris Jepson: In the beginning was your word

If humans did not speak or write, would there—without word—be a meaning to life? Is there a meaning to existence other than what humans attach to it?

Out of cosmic dust and time, from simplicity (relatively speaking) to complexity, humans exist. To the degree a meaning can be extracted from any of “that” is an individual determination.

Nancy Lugo: The fungus among us

The warm, moist air in Central Florida creates perfect breeding conditions for fungi.

What is a fungus? It is not a bacteria, not a virus. It is separate classification or family of living organisms.

Jim Govatos: The fallacy of private celebrities

I think what is really at stake here in the celebrity photo scandal is our society's addiction to exhibitionism, which when coupled with a growing rise in voyeurism, makes for an explosive mixture.

Why this fascination with recording everything about everything? Are we so narcissistic that even the most private moments of life must be recorded for posterity?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Take your family (and your taste-buds) on an adventure of food and wines at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival from Sept. 19 to Nov. 10.

Each fall, Disney’s EPCOT offers the flavors of 30 global marketplaces along with cooking demos, tastings, wine-pairings, and decadent desserts.

Restaurant review: Café 906

Formerly in Winter Park, locally owned cafe reopens in Baldwin Park.

Step into Café 906 in its new home, comfortably situated among the other restaurants in Baldwin Park’s “restaurant row,” and you step into France.

Winter Park City Talk

100 year anniversary kick off for Winter Park Country Club

The Parks & Recreation Department and Winter Park Country Club (WPCC) 100th Anniversary Committee invite the community to the kick-off event for its Centennial Celebration of the Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Louis Roney: Brick streets

Winter Park’s perennial determined wish is to remain small, high class, quiet and aesthetically beautiful.

If Winter Park people appear to be snobbish, let’s thank them for giving Florida yet another town that can justifiably call itself “classy” — even “ritzy.”

Maitland City Talk

September is Fall Prevention Month

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Maitland Fire-Rescue Department will host a fall prevention seminar for seniors at the Maitland Senior Center.

Chris Jepson: Please, no popes or emperors

One take-away from studying history is that nations are no different from human beings in one respect: “Nothing lasts.”

Since the end of World War II, America has been a colossus, imperially striding the worldwide stage as the “final” international arbiter.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In this not-to-be-missed event, Orlando’s Shakespeare Theater takes on one of the greatest Broadway blockbusters of all time as they open their season with “Les Miserables.”

Since their “flash-mob” performance at Millenia Mall was picked up by national TV, the video has gone viral and the box office has exploded – meaning you need to call and get your tickets.

Winter Park City Talk

Country Club Centennial Kickoff

The Parks & Recreation Department and Winter Park Country Club (WPCC) 100th Anniversary Committee invite the community to the kick-off event for its Centennial Celebration of the Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Louis Roney: Chatting with Machiavelli

Oddly, people who are our “blood relatives” are often people with whom we have little or nothing in common, and with whom we have little to do.

It is not unusual for people to be quite distant from their nearest relative, and for brothers and sisters to get along hardly at all.

Maitland City Talk

Rules for shoreline vegetation removal

Today I would like to restore the reputation of aquatic plants, and also explain the city’s rules for shoreline vegetation removal.