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Tom Levine fishes for readers by telling tall tales

Fisherman turned author

Tom Levine writes for the same reason he fishes: to keep eating.

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Top five home upgrades to get the most bang for your buck

What upgrades to our house will pay off the most in the long run?

Here are five projects on the midrange cost scale that will provide the biggest return for your remodeling investment.

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Christin Rordam: Tips for maintaining your home by season

Your home is a like a living breathing organism. You need to take care of it in order for it to stay healthy and avoid costly surprises like wood rot, roof repairs or worse.

Similar to going to your doctor for regular check ups, checking in on the condition of your home and performing preventative care maintenance can save you major money and protect your investment for the long run.

How to help your fat cat shed pounds

Here are some tips to help jump-start weight loss

Like humans, pets can fall into routines where they get far less exercise and eat much more than an owner may estimate.

How to be prepared for home-buying season

It’s important that you’re ready to quickly make a solid offer

The spring and summer buying season always means a surge in the number of those on the hunt to purchase a home.

Have scammers stolen your tax refund?

Here are the steps you need to take.

If your tax e-file was rejected or you were expecting a tax refund long before now, there's a chance that you've been the victim of identity theft.

Stand Downs for homeless veterans

How you can help homeless vets

There still are too many veterans on the street. You can help by stepping forward and participating in a Stand Down.

Bad breath may not be bad at all

A bad taste doesn't always mean bad breath.

Millions of people who think they have bad breath do not, when examined objectively by professionals.

Senior Sneakers: Getting a better grip

I’ve noticed that the older I get, the weaker my hands seem to get.

I hope those tips help you gain strength and confidence in your hands, as well as your daily activities.

Be wary of star ratings when picking a hospital

Medicare's online site Hospital Compare now uses stars to rate hospitals.

This is good and bad when it comes to judging a hospital.

Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

Come on out for a plethora of different classes, from dance to duplicate bridge, geared toward seniors happening this month.

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Impersonator brings Thomas Edison back to life

Bringing Edison back to lfie

Some people grow up to be real estate agents, publishers, writers, public speakers … or even Thomas Edison impersonators. Frank Atwood decided to do all of the above — all the while never really growing up.

How to bake super-easy soft pretzels

Making them is so easy, even your pre-schoolers can get in on the action

These Austrian-style soft pretzels are a healthy and satisfying snack dipped in yummy mustard or as a unique accompaniment to a big bowl of soup.

Study: Many parents don't have a will

Almost half of all parents don't have a will

No matter your age, if you're a parent, you need a will.

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Performing Arts of Maitland presents the Baroque Chamber Orchestra

PAM offers old-school music

Performing Arts of Maitland is bringing Baroque music back to life in Central Florida once again.