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Maitland resident curing cancer one step at a time

Walking for a cure

The day of her race when her ankle, still weak from her accident long ago, began to wobble beneath her and her knees began to buckle in exhaustion, it was hard to keep pushing.

Nancy Lugo: Fighting off ambivalence

Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions will stick. Others may vaporize in the first day or week.

Plan how you will do your change. Set some realistic goals with smaller goals along the path.

Jim Govatos: Mandela’s lesson - Be fully human

It's interesting how the death of Nelson Mandela has united the hearts of people who wouldn't normally give each other the time of day.

As I began reflecting on why Mandela was such a compelling figure to so many different people, it struck me that somehow he embodied the human qualities most of us would like to have in our lives.

Quick fixes for ruined Thanksgiving dinner

After almost 35 years of cooking, I’ve had my share of Thanksgiving Day disasters! Here are some secrets to saving your sanity and your Thanksgiving dinner.

Hopefully, these tips will rescue you from any Thanksgiving Day disasters, but remember, it’s about gathering together to give thanks with the people you love — not the perfect meal!

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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?