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Louis Roney: A rakish halo

To me any halo is a better hat than most I have yet worn.

To be an acceptable rake requires both historical knowledge and a measure of courage, for one must have the guts to step completely out of line from most of his compatriots.

Chris Jepson: Fox News - A growing Boomer movement

I’m on pins and needles in anticipation of the first Republican presidential debate scheduled for Thursday evening (Aug. 6) on Fox News.

Only 10 candidates will be on the Cleveland stage but we’ll see enough to get the drift.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Joshua Vickery’s remarkable CFCArts will present the beautiful Brahms Requiem with a full chamber orchestra on Aug. 6 and 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland.

This German requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs playoff bound after comeback win

Dawgs escape pound

The Dawgs had struggled to break free from a traumatically bad start to the season until a one-game playoff against the Deland Suns forced them into a must-win.

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Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte for talk

A life of flight

On Aug. 14, Bob Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.

Facing the future of facial recognition technology

Personal space a thing of the past

Face recognition is here, which means that cameras and sophisticated computers will recognize you even as you, uh, head down the street.

Stetson's Corner: 10 years of Geneva stories

Twelve years ago, a dusty dirt road led me to Stetson's Corner. Reminiscing on a decade writing about Geneva.

Twelve years ago, a dusty dirt road led me to Stetson's Corner. Reminiscing on a decade writing about Geneva.

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Seminole County Student Museum closes doors

Student Museum closes

Seminole County's Student Museum, housed inside the original Sanford Grammar School building from 1902, closed its doors this week.

Notes: Tax holiday approaching

The 2015 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16.

Calendar: Selfies with celebrities

Meet and take selfies with TV celebrities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.1, at Kellyco, located at 1085 Belle Ave. in Winter Springs.

Tips for finding the right daycare for your dog

Now that a new school year is almost upon us, you may be thinking of what to do with your dog during the day while everyone is out of the house.

If you feel your dog may benefit from doggie daycare, how do you find the right one for your pup? Not all dog daycare facilities are created equal, so do your homework.

Louis Roney: Bach vs. bananas

The subject of music has inspired many diverse and fascinating quotes from many diverse and fascinating people.

Napoleon said, “Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that art to which the legislator ought to bestow greatest encouragement.”

Chris Jepson: Her body, her business

Abortion rights, reproductive choice continues to be a hot flash issue in America.

This issue is “spun” a lot of different ways and it is anticipated that Republicans and conservatives are now tweaking their attacks on a woman’s fundamental right to control her own body.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Our fantastic Orlando Shakespeare Theater invites the entire community – all ages – to a free open house to celebrate its 27th season.

Those Shakespeareans know how to throw a party, and this is guaranteed fun for the entire family.

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Papers win Florida Press Association awards

Papers take top honors

The Winter Park-Maitland Observer and its sister newspaper the Seminole Voice won four awards at the Florida Press Association’s annual convention on July 24.

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Sanford River Rats leap to top of FCSL standings

Dawgs hopes dashed

With less than a week left in the season, Winter Park has just crossed a threshold that last year’s team never could have imagined: no shot at the regular season title.

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Beating the mid-summer heat

Temps peak this week

Avoid the catastrophic effects of heat as Orlando approaches the peak of summer temperatures.

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Calendar: Summer Jazz in Sanford

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble will perform their “Summer” concert from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

Louis Roney: Twain

Fairness was not an “unattainable ideal” to Mark Twain.

To Twain, fairness was the inevitable conclusion of simple down-to-earth logic. Fairness works, i.e. it best satisfies all concerned.

Chris Jepson: Let’s pursue what works

When did doing nothing become our nation’s motto?

Where are the men and women who Jefferson and Hamilton thought would be America’s leaders? I know they exist.

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