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.
Early voting draws near
The Aug. 26 Seminole County primary election approaches as candidates continue to hit the campaign trails.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sanford, Winter Park top seeds
Sanford clinched the regular season title in the Florida League's final weekend, the playoffs begin on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.