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Oviedo tries to erase graffiti

Collaring Oviedo taggers

City officials have spotted tagging on the Mystic gas station at the corner of State Road 434 and Chapman Road, as well as on several power transformer boxes.

Chris Jepson: Dear Mr. President

Mr. President, I have a few recommendations for the remaining two years of your presidency.

Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your service to America. I appreciate your sacrifice.

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Knights fall in St. Pete Bowl upset to NC State

Knights lose upset

An unlikely comeback met with a deja vu conclusion at the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.

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Shop with a Cop brings community together in Winter Springs

Made the holidays brighter

“We want the kids to know that the police department is here to help them for whatever they need."

Answering machines at homeless hotline

Too many homeless veterans aren't getting the services they need when they call the hotline.

The VA Office of the Inspector General found a lot of holes in the system during a general audit of the call center.

The pros and cons of atrial fibrillation medications

Medication for atrial fibrillation vary

Studies comparing warfarin and dabigatran have shown similar rates of effectiveness and a slightly lower risk of brain hemorrhage with dabigatran.

Leaky window sash is a simple fix

If there is no visible damage, you should be able to quickly block the leak using weather stripping.

Because you need a fix in a hurry, consider either felt stripping or foam tape.

The end is near for savings bonds

Even obtaining one these days takes more work

When you live long enough, you often see old things come around again as new.But sometimes the good stuff goes away and doesn't come back. Like paper savings bonds.

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Give grandparents the gift of hearing this holiday season

Helping seniors hear clearer

Don’t let hearing loss keep the seniors in your life from enjoying time with loved ones, help them stay connected this holiday season.

Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

Start the year off right with a month full of activities at local senior centers this January.

Louis Roney: Beginning again

You may have noticed the repetitive quality of life in the solar system

Our personal clock starts the moment we are born and runs until our time is up whenever that may be.

Sweeten recipes with grapes instead of sugar

You can use pureed grapes in place of white sugar in some quick bread or muffin recipes.

It's pretty easy to make in the blender, and all you need to do is adjust the dry ingredients a little bit so that your muffins are not too moist.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The next exhibit at the Maitland Art Center tests that premise by pairing founder André Smith with the most prolific surrealist of the 20th century – Salvador Dalí.

Pushing the boundaries of the mysterious and irrational, we may visit the exhibit through Feb. 22.

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Tips for your pet's first visit to the vet

Research local clinics ahead of time.

Follow the vet's instructions. If a follow-up visit or more tests are needed, make sure you do it.

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Calendar: Holiday events to finish off the year

VOX AUDIO at Wayne Densch

If you love to laugh while witnessing astonishing feats of vocal skill and dexterity, don’t miss VOX AUDIO performing at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center.

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New ambassador for Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber

Gordon appointed

Attorney Marci Gordon of Beers & Gordon P.A. was recently selected as the December Ambassador of the Month.

Oviedo City Talk: Holiday events

A glimpse into the New Year brings several events in January. Come have fun with us!

The days get shorter, the weather gets cooler, houses are decked out with twinkling lights; a perfect time to get into the mood and start the celebrations.

Think twice before splurging during this oil glut

With gas prices hitting new lows every day, is it time to buy that new SUV? Think again.

We are all cheering as the price of gas falls to new lows each day. Time to go out and buy that big truck or SUV? No, it is time to go out and buy a Volt or a Prius.

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Knights ready for St. Petersburg Bowl kickoff

Knights look for bowl win

The last NC State team UCF faced featured NFL-bound Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. This time it's the Knights who have the arm.

No state of the union?

With all the discord and anger, we don't need a speech or even a letter to know the State of the Union. It stinks.

There have been so many times when we've been looking at issues in the wrong way. This is one of them.

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