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A Gift for Teaching looking for school supplies

Nonprofit ready to help students in need

For more than 67 percent of the children in Orange County, the words "back to school" can be devastating since they don't have the school supplies they need.

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Dawgs on verge of being only team with losing season

Winter Park losses four straight

A Winter Park Diamond Dawgs season that got off to a rocky start is now in free fall as the team lost four straight games recently.

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Calendar: Christmas in July!

The Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 101 E. Main St., Geneva, is having a Christmas in July craft and garage sale.

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Nancy Rudner: Can’t sleep? Here's some tips

Blessed sleep, so important for health, restores the mind, body and spirit. And such sleep eludes some of us.

If you find yourself tossing and turning, figure out what is running through your mind.

Louis Roney: Who will it be?

August, September, October and finally in November the American electorate has an opportunity to change the guard — can the world wait that long?

How many more innocent people will die in the meantime?

Chris Jepson: We’ve so very far to go

I vacillate between being extremely disturbed over the direction of America (and the world) and to not so much giving a damn.

Historically, more (some) are living better than at any point in history. But it all seems so fragile, our “democratic” way of life.

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Restaurant review: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

A round of applause for an Italian restaurant with a delicious flair.

Needless to say, BRAVO! gets six thumbs up (there were three of us). Here was a restaurant that I had never tried and we loved the ambiance, the décor, the service and the food.

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Despite blowouts, Winter Park Diamond Dawgs still have a shot

But they still have a shot

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs fell deeper into a hole last weekend, though not far enough to drop below the Leesburg Lightning in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings.

Ask a Trainer: Are you an 8 percenter?

Do you remember Dec. 31, 2015? What you were doing? Where you were going? What plans you had for 2016?

Only 8 percent of those who set a New Year’s resolution achieve that resolution, as reported by statisticbrain.com. Use these tips to get back on track and achieve your New Year’s fitness goals.

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Local Realtor finds ways to give back to charity

Donating commission

Christian West Howard, a 23-year-old real-estate agent in the Central Florida area created “The Heart that Gives,” a philanthropy project in which he donates 50 percent of his commission to a charity of his client’s choice.

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Christina Rordam: Pro tips for selling your tenant-occupied home

Selling a property with tenants doesn’t have to be painful.

Read on for a few suggestions to keep your tenant-occupied sale moving smoothly.

Louis Roney: Mediocrity

Small minds are contentedly imprisoned at the center of small protective horizons.

The mediocre thinker is always the last to “get the word,” i.e. to live in the “now.” Any imaginative new concept scares the mediocre to death.

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Hurricane preparedness tips for homeowners

How to prepare for a storm

Hurricane season is upon us! The Orlando Regional Realtor Association offers some tips and advice to protect your home from damage by wind and rain.

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Ways to make common household items more useful

Pamper your hairbrush

You can calm flyaways by washing and conditioning your hairbrush.

Chris Jepson: The chance for a better world

In the best of all possible worlds our elected officials would be held accountable for their decisions.

When egregiously wrong, when lives are tragically lost, when lives are horribly ruined, when the treasury is bankrupt, bodies must hang from the yardarms.

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Easy summertime dinners ideas

Quick and simple recipes to love

You're gonna love this easy French-style pizza packed with brie, caramelized onions and apple slices.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This oddly named musical won three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, so yes, it’s the real-deal.

“Urinetown” is said to have catapulted the American musical comedy into the 21st century with its wicked comedy and incisive honesty.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs slowly rising in FCSL standings

Can they get to the top?

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are still in trouble, despite having one of their best weeks so far this season.

Senior Calendar

Living Healthy Program

One Senior Place will be hosting a free Living Healthy six-week program every Friday through July and until Aug. 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at its location at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs.

Louis Roney: If

The fact that one never seems to achieve his fondest wishes doesn’t seem to hinder our vainest hopes.

If everything is really possible in this “best of all possible worlds”— as Voltaire tells us in “Candide” — then human uncertainty should not perturb us.

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