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Volunteer 'grandmas' garner respect in local schools

Take charge in classrooms

The foster grandparents work to prepare 3- to 4-year-olds for kindergarten, mentor children in afterschool programs, support children in shelters or medical facilities or provide guidance in elementary school classrooms.

Ask a Trainer: Staying fit in the cold

Just because you don’t have access to equipment doesn’t mean you will have to forego a great workout.

If you feel the need for an extra challenge (or just want to keep your family guessing), pick up some canned vegetables, a frozen turkey, a heavy purse, your grandbaby, or anything else you can find to use as free weights.

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Mica, Cortes win in Florida Republican wave

State turns redder

Much of Maitland and Winter Park were seeing red as election results rolled in on Tuesday.

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Bauer wins Seminole County school board seat

Wins mother's old seat

A recent DUI wasn't enough to stop Republican-backed Jeff Bauer, who took on his mother’s legacy Tuesday night as he defeated 27-year Navy vet Rich Sloane.

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Schenck re-elected in Oviedo, Brown falls in Winter Springs

Brown unseated

“This campaign was never about me, this campaign was about our city,” Cannon said. “What myself and a lot of citizen’s in this city thought was that it needed to change.”

Lions clinch district title

Wild final game

Justin Spencer made a name for himself on the football field just in time on Halloween night.

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Police release 911 call in Oviedo murder

Son accused of murder

“Joshua!” a voice yells during the call, then later, “You ******* did this! I know that you ******* did this!”

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Snow Mountain returns to Oviedo

City prepares for Christmas Parade

Hoping for a white Christmas in Oviedo? The City of Oviedo will host its annual Snow Mountain event and Holiday Parade from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 outside the Oviedo Mall.

Voice endorses Rich Sloane for Seminole County School Board

Obvious choice for Board

The Seminole Voice strongly endorses Rich Sloane for Seminole County School Board District 1.

Lions cling to championship hopes

Can they clinch?

Brutal defense highlighted Oviedo’s narrow defeat of Winter Park on Oct. 24, with the Lions escaping by a 7-6 score.

Letter to the editor: Protecting our water

I’ve seen photos of horribly polluted water being released into the St Lucie estuary and the Caloosahatchee River.

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Notes: Free adoptions for "senior" pets

Seminole County Animal Services is waiving the adoption fees for all of our “Senior” Dogs and Cats (ages 6 and older) from Nov. 1-15.

Calendar: Fashion and ballroom dance show

The Woman’s Club of Casselberry will be hosting their Fashion and Ballroom Dance Show at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Crystal Ballroom.

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Knights destroyed by UConn in upset shocker

Demoralizing loss

After one of the tougher conference games on their schedule, the Knights hit the road for what was expected to be the easiest. They were wrong.

Louis Roney: Lakeside musings

The “play” of my life is now in its final act. I would like it to be a good act, an act of peace and harmony, but one of courage also.

I don’t believe that one should live in the past, but successful past times have a way of generating a climate where good things can logically and comfortably reoccur and thrive.

Six tips for choosing the best daycare for your dog

Do you want to make sure you choose the right dog daycare for your dog but don’t know how?

Convenience and cost aside, check out these six tips to make sure you select the best facility for your beloved friend.

Chris Jepson: A moral step for a better tomorrow

We know what we’re doing — the environmental destruction of our home — yet we mustn’t become disillusioned.

Despair, while an understandable response, is not a solution. We must act together; and we can on Nov. 4.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s time to go hunting for your new Caveman Couture and step out in Paleolithic style as the Orlando Science Center welcomes you to the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball.

The Ball is also the wackiest (and most fun) Gala of the season, and while it may be held in a Museum, there is nothing stuffy about the coolest event this side of the Ice Age!

Education Calendar

What's going on in your school this month?

Enjoy live rock music at Trinity Prep’s Alomapalooza from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the school auditorium.

Tips for creating a healthy homework routine

Set expectations for homework completion

Every evening in homes in Winter Park — and across America — students are working on their homework. For many families this can be a frustrating battle of wills.

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