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Twin Rivers development halted for now

No construction for now

A request for a zoning change making way for one of Oviedo’s most contested developments in recent memory was withdrawn on Friday night for undisclosed reasons.

Stetson's Corner: Losing your right to vote

We may be frustrated, but if we don't exercise our hard-fought right to vote, then we cannot blame Washington.

We may be frustrated at gridlock, overspending and regulation, but if we don't exercise our hard-fought right to vote, then we cannot blame Washington for the dismal state of affairs.

Oviedo City Talk: Tax time

Council voted to set the millage rate at 5.0434 mills for the coming tax year — lower than pre-recession level

Council voted to set the millage rate at 5.0434 mills for the coming tax year. This millage rate is less than the combined millage rate for 2004.

Ask Sandi: Treat your interview like a date

Interviews are like dates. Make sure that before you put a ring on it, you are sure they are the right choice.

Interviews are like dates. Make sure that before you put a ring on it, you are sure they are the right choice.

Calendar: Spirits in Sanford Halloween event

The Spirits in Sanford Halloween art show and sale will return on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4

The Spirits in Sanford Halloween art show and sale will return on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4

Notes: Seminole County Schools wins big

The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schoolswas recently recognized with a coveted statewide Excellence Award for helping kids' education.

Stetson's Corner: Violence's creeping numbness

A sort of creeping numbness has gradually made violence commonplace in our culture.

A sort of creeping numbness has gradually made violence commonplace in our culture. To stay quiet and not make a bad situation worse has become the safe choice.

Guide dogs ready to aid vets

If you’re a veteran with PTSD that hasn’t been handled well thus far, or a veteran with a service-related disability, here’s a possible answer for you: dogs.

Specially trained guide and service dogs are available for veterans who are blind or disabled by physical, traumatic brain injury or PTSD.

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UCF prepares for rematch against conference-rival Houston

Will it be another nail-biter?

When the UCF Knights step onto the field at Houston at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 2, they’ll have had 12 nights of rest. The only problem with that: So will the Cougars.

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Oviedo ready to battle University High School

Can Lions keep streak?

With a total margin of victory this season of 192-46, the Lions have dominated in every win so far.

Diet can cut risk of prostate cancer

A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables helps reduce risk for and even helps treat prostate (and other) cancer.

This diet certainly reduces risk of heart disease as well.

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.

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