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Mary Rumberger dedicated her life to serving the Winter Park Y

Winter Park resident and YMCA volunteer Mary Rumberger passed away from lung disease last month, leaving behind a legacy of generosity and dedication to supporting families in her city.

Nancy Lugo: The rewarding challenges of caregiving

November is National Caregivers Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the caregivers among us.

Chances are pretty high that you or someone you know is a caregiver. As baby boomers age, caregiving is the trend.

Jim Govatos: Not enough days to say ‘thank you’

There is something in us that wants to speak of gratitude, but often we remain silent. Let's change that this month.

If you get around on Facebook at all, you may have noticed that many people are doing "28 Days of Thanks" postings leading up to Thanksgiving Day.

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Winter Park's powerhouse homes

Homes sell off energy

This past spring, the Wilsons paid just 25 cents for their electricity, water and sewage consumption.

Nancy Lugo: Take a walk

Just how good is walking for you? Walking helps not just the body, but the mind and spirit. And it can boost your social life.

Walking is uncomplicated, with no membership fees, no special equipment, no special hours.

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CrossFit opens in Winter Park

Controversy over CrossFit

A new CrossFit location opened in Winter Park in early October - but it may be bringing some controversy with it.

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Greater Maitland 5K helps give kids New Hope

5K helps local kids

The Greater Maitland 5K isn't any ordinary, everyday 5K. It’s one that helps the whole community.

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Former Olympian battles obesity

"Bud" gets second career

Bud’s Ultimate Fitness takes a whole-person approach to weight loss.

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Orange's mightier kids

County wins health award

Orange County Public Schools is one of only eight districts in Florida to receive the top Gold Award for its healthy policies.

Stop caring about the brands that define us

Leave your brands behind and focus on more important things

For a decade, I was the Diet Coke Guy: eccentric, mainstream but not obvious, at odds with the way others would define my masculinity.

Many healthy foods not more costly than junk

It's possible to eat healthy on a budget

Did you know that the average American household spends about $5,000 each year at the grocery store?

How swimmers contaminate pools

Preventing recreational water illnesses this summer

Every year, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illnesses.

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Orange County cities connect through healthy living

Free bikes, parks, trails

Free bikes, more parks and a web of walking paths will help some Central Florida cities get healthier.

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Healthy eating on a budget

Stretch your dollar farther for healthier foods

Did you know that the average American household spends about $5,000 each year at the grocery store?

Growing need: Who will care for us?

CNAs remain the quiet heros of healthcare.

In homes throughout Central Florida, certified nursing assistants and home health aides tenderly care for those who need help.