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Thursday, January 26

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Cops and cars

Car lovers turned out by the hundreds to see a spectacle of police and automobile history in front of the Oviedo Mall Jan. 21.

Wednesday, January 25

Stetson's Corner

Our Mustangs are in trouble. The Seminole County School Board has made it clear.

Our Mustangs are in trouble. The Seminole County School Board has made it clear that two of eight schools must be closed to counter the budget deficit.

Stetson's Corner

A few weeks into January how are your resolutions going? Most of us probably reflect mixed results.

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Schools fight closure

Deadline approaches for decision

It’s 6:30 p.m. on a school night as Cindy Ducker picks up a microphone and fills the Geneva Elementary cafeteria with a list of proud statistics.

District championships loom

Lions, Hawks, Huskies strong

On an up-and-down roller coaster, the Lions have been looking to break away from their break-even season.

Notes

The USTA selected Cindy Harkins of Longwood as a 2011 USTA Eve F. Kraft Community Service Award recipient.

Letters to the editor

The League of Women Voters of Florida encourages all citizens to vote with confidence during this year's three elections.

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HOPE steps up with 5k

After five years, charity thrives

A soft-spoken woman with a broad smile, Astrid Bartolomei comes every Tuesday to the food pantry she calls “her blessing.”

Celery Stalks

Did you visit the Central Florida Law Enforcement Car Show last Saturday? It was bigger and better than last year, if things like that are possible.

From my garden to yours

Some of the most productive plants I grow in my garden could be categorized as Asian greens.

Some of the most productive plants I grow in my garden could be categorized as Asian greens.

Calendar and Family Calendar

The Race For HOPE 5K starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Winter Springs High School

Ask Sandi

One of the biggest eye-openers for me when speaking about how to get a job is when I am hiring.

One of the biggest eye-openers for me when speaking about how to get a job is when I am hiring.

From My Garden to Yours: Tom Carey

Some of the most productive plants I grow in my garden could be categorized as Asian greens.

Asian greens easy to grow

Voting tips for Election Day, Jan. 31

To make sure voters are as informed as possible about the process, the League offers these voting tips.

Perspectives: Chris Jepson

Why’s everybody always pickin’ on Newt? Better yet — Who’s doing it?

History and histrionics

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Josh Garrick: Culture Worthy of your Calendar

WinterFest in Daytona Beach begins with “Don Giovanni,” the opera based on history’s most famous lover.

WinterFest in Daytona Beach

Friday, January 20

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Kilts fly at Games

Sports, spirits and sounds

The games brought a massive crowd to Winter Springs.

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Knights shock Memphis

UCF finally beat Tigers

Thousands of fans mobbed the court, lifted A.J. Rompza into the air, and roared the name UCF over and over again Jan. 18.

Thursday, January 19

Money up for grabs

Money available to help homeless or near homeless families

It’s no secret that east Orange County, as well as all of Central Florida, is facing a heartbreaking and growing crisis of poverty and homelessness among local children and families.

Wednesday, January 18

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Workout on the wild side

"Zoo" has a family atmosphere

Chris LaRocca believes in family. Perhaps that’s why his customers feel that way when they enter his new fitness center.

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The Orlando Hurling Club is gearing up for our next successful season and is holding Spring practices in the Winter Springs area at Soldier's Creek Park, 420 State Road 419, Winter Springs.

The Orlando Hurling Club is gearing up for our next successful season and is holding Spring practices in the Winter Springs area at Soldier's Creek Park, 420 State Road 419, Winter Springs.

Letters to the editor

Oviedo, like so many small towns have, is about to undergo a helping hand from the government.

Oviedo, like so many small towns have, is about to undergo a helping hand from the government.

Calendar and Family Calendar

Several Seminole County high schools are hosting Superintendent Bill Vogel as he presents the state of the public school system address.

Several Seminole County high schools are hosting Superintendent Bill Vogel as he presents the state of the public school system address.

Ask Sandi

One of the biggest eye openers for me when speaking about how to get a job is when I am hiring. We recently started a search for a new volunteer coordinator and it has been very challenging to say th

One of the biggest eye openers for me when speaking about how to get a job is when I am hiring. We recently started a search for a new volunteer coordinator and it has been very challenging to say the least.

Florida’s election laws are slipping backward

The new state voting regulations are so troubling to the League of Women Voters of Florida that we have instituted a statewide suspension of voter registration activities.

Staff opinion: New Florida voter laws don’t have equal impact

One of the major changes Florida voters will see this year is their early voting time period shrunk from 14 to eight days.

New voter laws don’t have equal impact

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Culture Worthy of your Calendar

The intensity of youth explodes in “Romeo and Juliet”, performed from Jan. 25 to March 17 at Orlando Shakes..

Shakespeare plays in repertory

Stem cell confusion could have dire effects

Many people equate stem cells with embryonic stem cell research but non-embryonic (or adult) stem cells are different.

Health Action: How to lower high-blood pressure

More than 1 in 4 adults in Central Florida has hypertension.

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Q&A: John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse

4 Rivers relocates

After celebrating the two-year anniversary of his flagship location, John Rivers announced that the 1,350-square-foot smokehouse would relocate three blocks east

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UCF Knights basketball team slips in C-USA play

The Knights tripped up a little in their long run over the top of their Conference USA competition, falling to Marshall in a nail-biter.

Wednesday, January 11

Knights exorcise demons

UCF hires Stansbury as AD

The Knights are already beginning to exorcise demons they had on the basketball court last year, storming into conference play with two straight wins heading into the start of the week.

Stetson's Corner

Geneva honors its newest Eagle Scout

Geneva honors its newest Eagle Scout

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Mayors talk up 2012

Business growing, say leaders

The economic forecast for Seminole County is tenuously positive

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Ball all night

Hoping to go worldwide

High school softball standouts from across Central Florida make up America’s Team, and are hoping to raise money to play their sport in Italy with a 24-hour softball game.

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Kilts and cabers

Highland games return

It’s game time for a group of unusual athletes who throw giant logs by day and dance to bagpipe music at night.

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Short leases, less risk

New stores set up shop

Short-term leases are on the rise at the Oviedo Mall, and two brand new businesses are taking advantage of the opportunity.

Letters to the editor

The coldest weather of this season is upon us in Central Florida.

Lions feed Huskies' streak

Winter Springs to face Lake Howell

An up-and-down season for the Lions again took a turn south

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A farewell, and a thank you

On Jan. 4, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office faced a day no law enforcement agency ever wants to see when we laid one of our finest to rest.

Chamber gets new prez

Skeates moves on up

While much of the country continues to struggle with challenges from a lagging economy, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce has set the wheels in motion

Celery Stalks

The City of Oviedo and Oviedo Citizens in Action, Inc. presents the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration

The City of Oviedo and Oviedo Citizens in Action, Inc. presents the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16, starting with the parade at 10 a.m. Family Fun Day follows at Round Lake Park.

From my garden to yours

Do you innovate?

Do you innovate?

Calendar and Family Calendar

The 35th annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15,ca

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Culture Worthy of your Calendar

Barbara Sorensen presents a retrospective exhibit at Orlando Museum of Art.

Sorensen at OMA

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A walk into the record books

She has 733 shoes

Local shoe collector has likely shattered a world record, but she can’t stop buying Chuck Taylors.

Higher education’s true role

Second Nature comes to Rollins

Higher education’s true role: creating a healthy, just and sustainable society

Monday, January 9

UPDATED Have you seen him?

78-year-old missing

Police have located a missing and endangered 78-year-old-man.

Wednesday, January 4

Stetson's Corner

Seminole County mourns a fallen hero

Seminole County mourns a fallen hero.

Notes

It was a busy New Year's at Winnie Palmer Hospital where many families rang in the New Year with a bundle of joy.

Forecast sunny for Seminole

Chamber predicts growth in 2012

Chamber shuffles officers

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Calendar and Family Calendar

The 35th annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games is Jan. 14-15 at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs.

The 35th annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games is Jan. 14-15 at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs.

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A gift for philanthropy

Ryan Hart gives for his birthdays

This 12-year-old turned a punishment into a passion for giving.

Ask Sandi

Is your New Year's resolution going to serve you well?

Is your New Year's resolution going to serve you well?

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Hefty recycling goals

Cities against tough odds

Central Florida has a long way to go to reach the 75 percent recycling goal, and local cities are working against economic odds.

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Culture Worthy of your Calendar

Ringling Bros. has created Dragons, a once-in-a-millennium event honoring The Year of the Dragon.

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater celebrates the 100th birthday of American playwright Tennessee Williams with a free reading series.

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Kerouac manuscript arrives at Rollins

“Dharma Bums” manuscript

The original edited typescript of “The Dharma Bums” will be housed on permanent display in the Rollins College Olin Library Archives.

Medicare enrollment starts now

The parts explained

Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up.