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Tips and tricks to recover a vinyl floor

Once the underlayment is deemed healthy, place the new vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring can be the most economical material you put into your home. It's durable, resilient and relatively easy for new do-it-yourselfers to install.

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Winter Parker writes sci-fi thriller

Winter Parker pens thiller

The story takes readers on a ride after an earthquake and the release of hungry, green-eyed serpents, which take over the ocean eating everything in sight.

How to avoid putting on those holiday pounds

The main thing I can tell you is to harness all of your will power!

When you attend these parties there are a few things that you can do nutritionally to help you keep the pounds off.

Mediterranean diet may help heart health

It's been linked to lower occurrence of diseases such as coronary heart disease, as well as lowered blood pressure and arthritis.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow saw big improvements in the test scores of subjects who spent six weeks on a diet that included specific amounts of olive oil.

Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

Try out Chair Yoga, Senior Sneakers or Line Dancing to get your body up and moving.

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Centenarian vet reflects on WWII 73 years later

Looking back on WWII

For Roberts, it was two hours after he’d returned to his base in the Philippines during the wee morning hours of Dec. 9 after a bowling match that he learned he was now a sailor at-war.

Pets keep owners fit and healthy

Researchers have found that seniors who own pets have a reduced rate of stress-related ailments.

The unconditional love and affection that pets provide can help their owners feel needed and important, and can help to enhance their quality of life.

Tips for holiday shopping and home preperation

Is a sale price really that great?

Before you rush to stock up, read the signs in the grocery stores to make sure the item that looks like such a good deal really is.

A taste of peppermint to celebrate the season

An easy recipe for peppermint bark

Who can resist the sweet layers of dark and white chocolate topped with crunchy peppermint bits?

Wrap up 2014 with a clean financial slate

Make donations to a charity so you get the tax deduction for 2014.

To get a running start on 2015, make time between holiday obligations to take care of financial and household business that needs to be wrapped up before the end of the year.

War rages between U.S. government factions

We certainly can expect the GOP House and Senate to do their very best to make Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill a war zone.

Even though immigration has now been slammed onto the table, the people on both sides have plenty of other cards in their hand.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

In an attempt to simplify the holiday season, I’ve prepared a short checklist for all of us.

I’m going to be honest. I have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season.

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Winter Park company offers hand-crafted cocktails in a bottle

Mixed drinks made easy

Winter Park based Bungalow 23 and their unique cocktail mixers are making a name for themselves in Orlando’s growing foodie culture.

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Wish leads local girl to One Direction

Local girl's wish comes true

Eleana Lopez's boy-band dreams came true this month, when New Hope for Kids helped make her wish come true.

Shingles vaccine not for everyone

People on high-dose steroids or other medications that suppress the immune system should not get the vaccine.

Neither should people with leukemia, lymphoma or advanced HIV.