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Louis Roney: Hearing a change in our musical climate

Any music lover living in our area should now perforce applaud things taking place on our musical scene.

Any attentive musician would have to be deaf not to have discerned a change in our local musical climate and activities.

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Helpful tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Know your enrollment period

Medicare Open Enrollment, which occurs annually from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, marks an important time of year for individuals older than 65 to change their health plans.

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Art show in Winter Park puts focus on seniors

Showcasing older artists

Jane Kirkendoll is one of dozens of senior artists who were featured at the Mayflower Retirement Community’s second annual juried art show “Art for Generations” in Winter Park on Oct. 29.

Chris Jepson: Place your bets now

The Republican presidential nominating process is like watching a train wreck in real time.

In today’s Republican Party “thoughtful conservatism” is an oxymoron.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The most fun gala of the season is the Orlando Science Center’s not-to-be-missed Neanderthal Ball this weekend on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

The dress code is “Knock ‘em Dead Caveman” (think animal-print tie or leopard cocktail dress) while the big excitement is the chance to experience the exhibit Mummies of the World.

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Knights face new coach's alma mater

First time against Cincinnati

Barrett’s first game leading the Knights will come after a long flight to Cincinnati (4-3, 1-2), where the game kicks off at noon on Halloween.

Notes: Flu season already starting

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County reminds residents to protect themselves and their families from influenza.

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Winter Springs official involved in head-on collision

Commissioner recovering

Winter Springs City Commissioner Kevin Cannon and his son are recovering after their vehicle was hit head-on by a car heading the wrong way last Monday.

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Calendar: Spooky costume 5K and Cemetery Tour!

It’s a 5K. It’s a cemetery tour. It’s an Oviedo tradition. The Rising: Run through the Past runs from Saturday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Louis Roney: Lise, Hillary, and even Cicero

The Bach Festival’s Visiting Artist Series opened the concert season with panache! Young and lovely, Ms. de la Salle played a prodigious program.

Pianist Lise de la Salle performed on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Rollins Colleges’ Tiedtke Hall and demonstrated all the necessary strength, poetry, delicate touch, and musical finesse to bring her piano program to life.

How to keep your dog safe on halloween

Halloween can be a lot of fun for the whole family, including your dog, but you need to make sure he’s safe and comfortable on a night that can be scary for him.

The benefits of extracurricular activities

How sports, music, and clubs can help your student

What if you could give your student an edge in the classroom and introduce them to a group of potential friends at the same time?

Chris Jepson: The subjectivity of objectification

I believe we are all objects in some context, that objectification is just part and parcel of the way we humans operate.

Objectification is often a superficial surface assessment of an individual’s physical attributes.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The FANtastic, MAGical troupe of Phantasmagorians is performing “Phantasmagoria VI: The Darkness Returns” to celebrate the Halloween season.

Live performers offer new stories of terror, “Phantastic” dance, large-scale puppetry, aerial performance, and horror as they relate literary tales of terror from around the world.

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Eric Jacobson artfully leads Orlando Philharmonic

Orlando Phil's new leader

His opening concert, performed twice at the Bob Carr Theater, began a five-year relationship between the Orchestra, Maestro Jacobsen and the world.

How to help your college student cope with stress and mental illness

How to cope with mental illness

It’s not out of the ordinary for a new college student to exhibit signs of stress or anxiety.

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Hagerty nears clinch, Lions in trouble

Tough district fight

Hagerty all but clinched their playoff spot on Friday in a tough district where any loss knocks a team out.

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Calendar: Oktoberfest!

It's Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of Oompa-pa bands, German beer, Bavarian style food, lively crowds and Chicken dancing – this fest is for you!

Notes: Big jump in leases

NAI Realvest, based in Orlando, recently negotiated four long-term leases.

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Car burglary spree hits Oviedo

Another wave of thefts

“I know we live in a relatively safe community, but there’s always people who want to take advantage of other people."

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