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AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: VA now processing Blue Water Navy veteran claims
Press release submission | Jan 12, 2020

As of Jan. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs began processing Agent Orange disability claims for Blue Water Navy veterans.

AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: Historic Paris Post 1 energizes a new generation

Press release submission | Jan 11, 2020

American Legion centennial events occurred throughout the nation and around the world in 2019

AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: Dec. 31 last day to order American Legion centennial coins

Press release submission | Dec 27, 2019

There’s not much time left to purchase The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin series. After Dec. 31, the U.S. Mint will no longer sell these limited-edition collector’s items.

AMERICAN LEGION-DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA: California post building to be recognized as historical site

Press release submission | Dec 14, 2019

The City of Palm Springs, Calif., will rededicate and recognize American Legion Post 519 as a “Class One Historical Site” the first week in January.

Obituaries

Obituary for Merlande Dorleans Jan 27, 2020

Merlande Dorleans, 41, passed away January 21, 2020 at ORMC after a courageous battle with cancer.

Obituary for Gilbert Kie Watkins Jan 27, 2020

Gilbert Kie Watkins, 61 of Orlando, Florida passed away on Tuesday January 21, 2020.

Obituary for Brandon Peyton Bass Jan 27, 2020

Brandon Peyton Bass, 24, passed away January 24, 2020 in Orlando, Florida after he lost his difficult struggle with addiction.

Obituary for Kurt Hohl Jan 20, 2020

Kurt Hohl, of Orlando Florida passed away January 14, 2020, at the age of 49.

Obituary for Olga Travis Jan 20, 2020

Olga Travis, age 90, passed away peacefully at South Seminole Hospital under Hospice Care, in Longwood Florida on January 14, 2020.

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, July 21-27, 2019
Metric Media News Service | Jul 30, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of July 21-27, 2019.

Fairview Shores home sales, July 14-20, 2019
Metric Media News Service | Jul 23, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, the following residential sales were reported for the week of July 14-20, 2019.

Orlando home sales, July 14-20, 2019

Metric Media News Service | Jul 23, 2019

According to BlockShopper.com, there were 184 reported residential sales in Orlando for the week of July 14-20, 2019.

Recent Fairview Shores home sales, July 7-13, 2019

Metric Media News Service | Jul 16, 2019

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

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