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Altamonte veterans event hosts pioneer female general

Female vet headlines event

After 28 years in the service Wilma Vaught retired as a brigadier general, for many years was one of the most highly decorated military women — a trailblazer for women in the military.

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Art show showcases seniors

Art across generations

In celebration of Active Aging Week, The Mayflower will host an art show, displaying the talents of its residents and local seniors.

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Local producer helps celebrate 'Land Ho!' opening in Winter Park

Local helps produce 'Land Ho!'

When “Land Ho!” opened at the Regal Cinema Winter Park theater, viewers may not have realized they were watching the film with one of its producers.

Tips to help pay off your mortgage early

Paying off the mortgage years early can open other avenues in your finances, especially for retirement or sending a child to college.

It’s not easy to clear a large debt like a mortgage, but there are steps you can take to reach your goal.

Hillary Clinton tees off on the president

Comparing a vacationing president to Nero fiddling while the world burns is a bipartisan cheap shot, one of the few endeavors that are.

No matter how many times the White House validly points out that POTUS is having a “working vacation,” fully in touch using all his sophisticated, albeit portable, communication devices, he’s still teeing off while Iraq is teetering.

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Local teacher pioneers virtual classrooms

Trading blackboards for keyboards

Felicia Ryerson’s days lecturing at the blackboard are behind her. Today the teacher embraces and excels at providing education enabled from another kind of board – no chalk or erasers needed.

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Is the impact of caffeine dictated by your genes?

Students study caffeine effects

Ten high school students were taught how to isolate and test a piece of their DNA that research has shown is an indicator for how a person metabolizes caffeine during a summer program at Rollins College.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

As students head back to class and the hectic schedule of car pools, activities and homework commences, local business professionals are filling the roster for Leadership Winter Park Class XXV.

Over the next nine months, 50 Leadership Winter Park class members (the largest class to date) will go behind-the-scenes and study critical issues and challenges facing Winter Park.

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The Finley Project offers support for grieving mothers

Mom creates charity after loss

The Finley Project, created by Maitland mom Noelle Moore, is aimed at helping moms heal after they’ve lost a child.

Concert review: Stellar end to concert series

Rimma & Friends by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

The evening deserves to be remembered particularly for wonderful artist Rimma Bergeron-Langlois’ memorable commanding moments of stellar violin artistry.

Ask a Trainer: Fitness at your desk

What are some good exercises to improveposture and relieve the pain of sitting at a desk all day?

When sitting at the desk, our attention is always either forward or down. That elongates our back muscles and shortens our shoulders and chest muscles.

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Casselberry's RunYak - the little race that could

The local adventure race

Part running, part paddling, all fun, the race with a goofy name has a small, but loyal following of outdoor enthusiasts and weekend adventurers.

To repair or replace broken screen door?

Tips and tricks

If the doorframe is undamaged, you should be able to replace the screen itself without paying too much.

Christina Rordam: Why you need a home inspection

Trust is something you earn, but in business and home sales it’s best to do your own homework rather than rely on the other party.

A home inspector is a third party who can give you information about the home you are purchasing that may not be readily available to the naked eye.

Summer selling strategies for helping your home stand out

Here are a few tips from the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association to help your house stand out from the crowd during the summer months

In much of the country, a frantic summer selling season is made necessary by the extremes of the seasons. Here in Orlando, the mild climate makes home showing and selling a breeze all year long.