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AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: American Legion welcomes president’s signing of POW/MIA Flag Act
Press release submission | Nov 9, 2019

American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford thanked President Trump for signing a bipartisan act which will require certain prominent federal properties to display the POW/MIA Flag every day with the U.S. Flag.

4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE: Holy Smokehouse! 4 Rivers Announces Vegan Option: Beyond Burnt Ends

Press release submission | Oct 31, 2019

Plant-based bomb-dropping is officially an epidemic as 4 Rivers Smokehouse has announced the addition of “Beyond Burnt Ends” — an entirely vegan option — to its menu.

Obituaries

Obituary for Orlando "Otown" Crespo Nov 12, 2019

Orlando "Otown" Crespo, 59, of Ocala, Florida, passed away Monday November 4, 2019.

Obituary for Christian Milian Nov 12, 2019

Christian Milian, of Orlando Florida, passed away November 4, 2019 at the age of 19.

Obituary for Billy Carroll Nov 12, 2019

Billy Carroll, of Ocoee Florida, passed away November 8, 2019 , at the age of 60.

Obituary for Michael David Bataglia Nov 5, 2019

Michael "Moose Mike" David Bataglia, 27, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2019 after a long battle with leukemia surrounded by family and friends in a circle of love.

Obituary for Miles Jay Johnson Nov 5, 2019

Miles Jay Johnson, 28, beloved son of Gregory J. Johnson and Thongyoun (Sayakoummanne) Galvez passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home in Orlando.

Business

Analysis: Florida Hospital Orlando ranked among top U.S. hospitals
Florida Local New Network reports | Mar 8, 2019

Florida Hospital Orlando was listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients

Florida gets above-average marks on financial transparency
Florida Local News Network reports | Nov 15, 2018

Florida received a score of 76 on making key financial information accessible and understandable to the public, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based policy institute.

From Apopka Times

Changes to your property often mean revising your homeowners insurance

Marian Johns | Oct 5, 2018

Just as the season is beginning to change, so might the things around your house. That's why it's a good idea to think about reviewing your home insurance coverage.

From Apopka Times

Flooding from Hurricane Florence is a reminder of the dangers of being underinsured

Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

A recent study by Consumer Reports shows that 60 percent of all homes in the U.S. are underinsured by 20 percent.

Education

Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?
Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

Which U.S. schools receive the least state student aid?
Local Labs News Service | Oct 28, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Gwinnett Institute and South University-West Palm Beach reported receiving the least state financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools.

From Florida Business Daily

Which Florida schools receive the least state student aid?

Local Labs News Service | Oct 21, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and Gwinnett Institute reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

From Florida Business Daily

2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Florida averaged $37,636

Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 18, 2019

A beginning teacher’s salary in Florida averaged $37,636 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Family

College Park Jazz Fest will feature 9 bands on 3 stages
Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2018

Looking for a fun way to spend a weekend? The College Park Jazz Fest is only months away and definitely something you won't want to miss out on.

WINTER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY: Movies @ Midweek - A Quiet Place to be held July 18

Press release submission | Jul 17, 2018

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

WINTER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY: American Tall Tales and Songs to be held June 28

Press release submission | Jun 27, 2018

Preschool, K—4, Step back in time to America's early days and hear tales from the legendary lives of Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, and Pecos Bill. Sing along to old-time songs like "This Land is Your Land", "Home on the Range", and more. Enrollment is required for everyone attending the event. Visit www.wppl.org or call 407-623-3300, ext. 4.

Real Estate

Home sales in Orlando, April 7-13, 2019
Local Labs News Service | Apr 15, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of April 7-13, 2019.

Home sales in Orlando, March 31-April 6, 2019
Local Labs News Service | Apr 8, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of March 31-April 6, 2019.

Recent Fairview Shores home sales, March 31-April 6, 2019

Local Labs News Service | Apr 8, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of March 31-April 6, 2019.

Recent Fairview Shores home sales, March 24-30, 2019

Local Labs News Service | Apr 1, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of March 24-30, 2019.

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