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Ask a Trainer: Eating for energy

The best things you can to keep your muscles and bones strong as you age are work out and eat well-balanced meals.

Working out for at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week is very beneficial to building muscle and maintaining bone density.

The fascinating world of seniors

It’s not only here in the U.S. — researchers are studying seniors around the globe. We must be fascinating!

Researchers studied whether interventions after discharge from the hospital could keep chronically ill patients from being readmitted in the short, intermediate and long term.

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Fall Migration Guided Bird Walks at Mead Botanical Gardens

The walks are led by an expert birding guide of the Orange Audubon Society of Central Florida.

Louis Roney: The days dwindle down

As my days dwindle down to a precious few, people ask me, “What do you do to get yourself going in the morning?”

I say, “I think about what needs to be done. I think about what I can get done today, and I get busy doing it.” What’s so unusual about that? After all, “today” is the only day any of us can do anything!

Ways to help storm-proof anxious pets

Don’t treat storm-related anxiety as a disciplinary issue.

Fear and anxiety during storms is a very common issue among dogs and cats, and not one that can be easily or fully resolved. However, there are steps you can take to ease their fear.

Chris Jepson: To play at being human

As a child I lived for recess, to play. As an adult, little has changed.

I learned as much on the playground as I did sitting in the classroom. You learn to play with others; to be part of a team, a side. You learn fair play. To share.

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More seniors learn to say hi-tech hellos

Seniors learn to Skype

Dealing with confusing pop ups, emailing, opening photo attachments of their newly arrived grandchildren, even turning a computer on can be a challenge for seniors who didn’t grow up with this type of technology at their fingertips.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The only nighttime Art Festival in Florida, the 38th Maitland Rotary’s Art Under the Stars is a magical experience for artists and patrons alike.

With continuous live entertainment on two stages sponsored by Performing Arts Maitland, the art show and sale will take place this weekend surrounding Lake Lily in Maitland.

Help kids turn dull clay into fancy flowerpots

Flower pots are more than just containers for fragrant herbs, summer’s begonias or fall’s chrysanthemums.

Grab a plain clay pot the next time you and your kids are at a nursery or garden center, hold it up and think of it as an artist’s canvas, waiting for your creative expression.

What constitutes a 'failed' presidency?

A majority of those responding to a recnt poll, 52 percent of them, described Barack Obama’s presidency as a “failure.”

Maybe the larger question is whether, in our poisonous atmosphere of U.S. politics, any president can be a success.

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Seminole County Police release bomb hoax 911 call

FBI joins investigation

The investigation of a hoax bomb threat at local elementary schools continues as the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office looks for further leads.

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Hagerty falls, Oviedo soars in football

Momentums swing

What was once a three-game winning streak that kicked off their football season with an unprecedented bang is now a two-game losing streak for the Huskies.

Letter to the editor: Demand an end to pollution

Hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change

Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change.

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Seminole County rural development stalls

Commission says no

The Catholic Diocese of Orlando may have to go back to the drawing board before its 900-home development in a rural part of Seminole County gets built.

Calendar: Swing Fore the Arts

The Swing ‘Fore’ The Arts golf tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Country Club at Deer Run in Casselberry.

Ask Sandi: Finding your true career

Time to jump ship? Here are some tools to find what career you should really have.

These can be a great tool for you to figure out what type of job or career is best for you.

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WUCF radio station celebrates 35 years on air

Station celebrates milestone

Central Florida's only stictly jazz station, which began in the days when UCF was FTU — and was also once named WFTU — celebrated 35 years on Sept. 12.

Louis Roney: Top of the line

Like most American dads, mine was undoubtedly thanked inadequately during his days on Earth.

Dad was a first lieutenant in the Army in World War I, and managed somehow to join me as a naval officer in World War II when he was far over age.

Chris Jepson: The rule of thumb

The recent revelations of abuse in the NFL illustrate how the league minimized the problem through inconsequential punishments. It is characteristic of our culture’s handling of such issues.

As sadly tragic as NFL players smacking “their” women around, I find the statistics of college campus rape and harassment even more disturbing.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Museum of Art will open a dual exhibit with titles “David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents” and “Lama Peterson: Suburbia Sublime” on Sept. 27.

David Rathman explores icons of masculinity – from the American West to football with protagonists caught in moments of introspection and/or defeat.

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