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Seminole County

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Top Seminole County Articles

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  • 08/18: Business events

    Chamber Oviedo-Winter Springs: Bagels and Business event featuring the three candidates running for Seminole County School Board, District 1: Frank D. Curcio, Jeff Bauer, and Rich Sloane, 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Oviedo Mall Community Room, 1700 Oviedo...
  • It's time to do more than shoo Fake Homeless People

    Much like a G-rated version of HBO's "Taxicab Confessions," the chatter of children in their car seats makes for riveting entertainment. Picture the scene: a 6-year-old (Miss R) and a 5-year-old (Miss M) in my Infiniti on a recent spin. Miss R: "These...
  • Seminole's first day of school goes smoothly

    Seminole's first day of school goes smoothly
    With new supplies in cubbies and soft music playing in the background, teacher Jana Spitalnick chatted with her fifth-graders about what they did during the summer, their favorite things and what they hope to learn in school this year. But Spitalnick...
  • Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son

    Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son
    The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Seminole County lesbian to get visitation rights with her 6 1/2-year-old son, a boy she legally adopted after he was born to her female partner. The couple broke up, and the birth mother moved her...
  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Most Orlando luxury estate buyers come with cash in hand

    Most Orlando luxury estate buyers come with cash in hand
    The buyer who purchased Dwight Howard's estate in Seminole County last month wasn't the Orlando market's only luxury seeker to come with cash in hand. The NBA star had three cash offers on his lakefront mansion, which sold last month for $3.4 million...
  • Libraries really are reinventing themselves

    Libraries really are reinventing themselves
    Like everything else disrupted by the Internet, the public library has two choices. There's the straight shot to oblivion, the one now occupied by the phone book, the music store and the printed photo album. Or there is the way of Grumpy Cat....
  • Judicial elections: 5 ways to help you vote

    Around election time, I am inundated with people asking me how they should fill out their ballots for judicial races. It can be difficult - especially since candidates are required to watch what they say. (In fact, I once moderated a forum for...
  • Schools aim for restaurant-style service in lunchrooms

    Schools aim for restaurant-style service in lunchrooms
    No one would confuse the cafeteria line at Crystal Lake Elementary in Seminole County with a restaurant. But that hasn't stopped the school from aiming for a "restaurant-quality" experience. That includes using black plastic ware and serving split-top...
  • Seminole County students back to school today (district has fourth earliest start in Florida)

    Seminole County students back to school today (district has fourth earliest start in Florida)
    Seminole County's public school students are back in class this morning, as the district ushered in the 2014-15 school year today. Seminole is the fourth Florida school district to start classes this year. Most, including all others in Central Florida,...
  • State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial

    This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...