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Central Florida Muslims call for Middle East peace at Eid al Fitr feast

Celebrating the end of Ramadan

Following a month of fasting sunrise to sundown for the holy month of Ramadan, an estimated 5,000 Muslims gathered in Sanford on Monday to unite with prayer and a potluck.

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Seminole County races heat up as early voting draws near

Early voting draws near

The Aug. 26 Seminole County primary election approaches as candidates continue to hit the campaign trails.

Tom Carey: Batch gardening

Instead of planting a little bit of everything, you can grow enough of those few things to really make a difference to a hungry belly.

Choose four to six basic crops your family wantonly consumes and write the plan to be the benefactor of these specific choices.

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New Town House Restaurant location gets Oviedo City Council approval

New location approved

Oviedo’s Town House Restaurant took another step toward making its new location a reality last Monday as the Oviedo City Council gave final approval for the new building’s design.

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Taste of the Nation event helps end childhood hunger

Take a bite out of hunger

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Orlando is celebrating its 25th year helping to combat childhood hunger this year. In its 25 years, it has raised more than $3 million,

Louis Roney: Re: Politicians

Tell me, why do we elect politicians?

These guys talk about their “party” a lot, and it’s party-time for them the minute they hit Washington.

Chris Jepson: What do we know? How do we know it?

We are born animals in need of a harness that hitches individual initiative with civic responsibility.

That human beings are “religious” surprises no one. I get that. For the past 10,000 or so years, explanations have been offered to understand the inexplicable.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

I can only report this phenomenon one time in our lifetime, so here goes:August of 2014 – has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. Curious, you say? Yes, indeed.

This happens only once every 823 years, and aren’t we lucky it’s a month in which many of us take a vacation. Party on, dude!

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Dawgs, Rats batter up for FCSL playoffs

Rats, Dawgs face final foes

The FCSL regular season concluded over the weekend. The Sanford River Rats ended the regular season with the league’s best record, edging out the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs by just one game.

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Baldwin Park veterans hospital to stay open

Victory for veterans

The Baldwin Park VA Medical Center got a new lease on life on Tuesday, with Congressman John Mica announcing it will stay open.

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Sanford top seed as Florida league playoffs start

Sanford, Winter Park top seeds

Sanford clinched the regular season title in the Florida League's final weekend, the playoffs begin on Tuesday.

Stetson's Corner: An adolescent nation

The United States is a young country compared to most civilizations. In less than two and a half centuries, America has grown up fast and wild.

In a short amount of time most accomplishments she points to with pride, others she faces with full regret.

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Going back to school guide: Oviedo, Winter Springs, Geneva

Your guide for back-to-school

It’s back-to-school season, and whether your kids are entering pre-K or 12th grade we’ve got a guide for all the dates and deals going on to get you ready before the tardy bell rings.

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Local cafe to host Karaoke for Kritters benefit

Sing-along for animals

Karaoke for Kritters — a night of questionable singing to support homeless animals — unites drinkers and animal lovers at Vespr Craft Coffee and Allures.

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Sanford River Rats baseball game followed by a movie

Come enjoy a Sanford River Rats baseball game followed by a movie! It’s a charity event, with 50 percent of proceeds going back to Seminole Work Opportunity Program.

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Winter Springs resident earns master’s degree

Tywana Jones of Winter Springs recently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a master’s degree in business administration: systems management.

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Oviedo-area fire kindles concern over response time

Residents start petition

A recent house fire in the Aloma Woods subdivision south of Oviedo has local residents fearing whether there are enough fire stations in the area.

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Winter Springs considers canceling funding for UCF Incubator

City debates funding incubator

Winter Springs City Commissioners discussed using city dollars elsewhere instead of the UCF Business Incubator at their July 14 budget workshop.

Ask Sandi: Network to get your foot in the door

Lately I have been getting lots of calls from professionals who are really having a rough time with their job search.

The news says the economy is better and jobs are opening up so it feels like it should be easier.

Chris Jepson: Sunday at the White House

The premise is improbable. Open your home to the public every Sunday and, well, to paraphrase the famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams,” “If you build it, they will come.”

For the love of art, that is what is happening on Sundays at the White House, just south of downtown Orlando.

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