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Lake Mary Arts and Fitness Center coming soon

Precision Building Construction LLC has broken ground on the new $1.3 million, 10,482-square-foot Lake Mary Arts and Fitness Center.

VA bungles solar projects

Solar projects stumble

Many VA solar projects have never come to be, due to various stumbling blocks.

Black Hawk Down veteran to speak at One Senior Place

Colonel speaks on courage

Retired Army Colonel Danny R. McKnight, veteran of the First Battle of Mogadishu, will be the keynote speaker at the Every Day is Veterans Day event hosted by One Senior Place Greater Orlando.

Senior Sneakers: Food fight

How to manage your food portions

Believe it or not, curtailing the amount of food you eat at night starts when you first wake up in the morning.

Taming a stray cat is unlikely

Caring for feral cats

The fact that cats come around for food at the same time every day is pretty good, but I don’t think you’ll ever get them to the point where they will be relaxed, indoor cats.

What's covered by Medicare?

Learning more about Medicare

Providing care for family members or friends requires more than just a big heart.

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Florida Blue offers helpful health screenings

Screening equals safety

Think of health screenings sort of like a seat belt in your car. Just like seat belts, screenings are there to protect you and keep minor problems from becoming very big ones.

Senior News Line: Are you getting all your benefits?

You might be eligible for benefits you don't even know about.

The National Council on Aging has a website that identifies benefits such as getting help paying for prescription medicine, utilities, winterizing, food, health care, transportation and much more.

Senior Calendar

Mayflower Senior Art Show

The Mayflower Retirement Community is issuing a call for local artists to participate in its third annual juried 55-plus senior art show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Seniors catch 'Pokemon Go' fever with new friends

App connects generations

Chasing after Bulbasaurs, Jigglypuffs, and Pikachus started out as a way to spend time with our ‘millennial’ daughter, who is preoccupied with the game, “Pokemon Go.”

Louis Roney: ‘Birds of a Feather’ and more

Diane Bishop, the talented principle bassoonist of the Orlando Philharmonic, put together a rather unusual program for the final Sounds of Summer Series on Aug. 22 at the Plaza Live Theater.

These artists played with great expertise, and the result was charming. If there was any flaw – to my ear, the music sounded all too much alike!

Chris Jepson: To debasement now

Canadians are laughing at us. They think Americans are a bit daft.

Should America elect Trump, our Canadian neighbors won’t be laughing. Few of us will.

Bob Franken: Not so fast, Hillary

All it would take is some brutal revelation of dishonest dealings by her, her family and/or associates and the props holding her up could be kicked away.

Hillary is profiting to the point that many of her supporters are suggesting it's time for her to start sizing up the drapes for when she moves into the White House.

Louis Roney: All to the tune of a hickory stick

Let students think for and about themselves as evolving forces for the good of all.

When you ask the average student why he is in high school or college, he may say something to the effect that: “I have to learn how to make a living."

Keep your dog strong and healthy with hydrotherapy

Dogs can benefit from pool activity

Hydrotherapy has been a prescribed exercise by human doctors for a variety of conditions. What’s good for us is also good for our beloved dogs.

Chris Jepson: Murderous thoughts and other ruminations

Few of us would be alive today, arguably, if we necessarily got what we deserved. Few of us are Snow White.

We’re murderous creatures, we humans. We kill in self-defense. Of course we do. We kill to protect loved ones, particularly our children. We kill in the name of patriotism.

Give Kids the World hosts annual gala

Gala blends fantasy and fine dining

Guests from near and far, far away are invited to step into the pages of this modern storybook come to life at the 2016 Give Kids The World Black & White Gala.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

You’ve seen the “Three Tenors.” Imagine that concept translated for men with deep voices.

Three Baritones – Gabriel Preisser, Nathan Stark and Bryan Myer – will share the bill at the University Club in Winter Park on Aug. 28.

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Local parents rise up against FSA test

Parents battle FSA

Fourteen families are still fighting to have their children move on to fourth grade after refusing to take the FSA — a test deemed unnecessary and secretive by parents.

Healthy eyes for back to school

Keep an out out for vision issues

The inability to see clearly can affect a child’s physical, mental and social development, which in turn can affect academic and athletic performance and, ultimately, self-esteem.

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