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Girls soccer regional buzz: Oviedo returns to 5A state tournament


The Lions advanced to next week’s 5A state tournament after beating Port Orange Spruce Creek 3-1 Friday night in a region final. Oviedo will play either Lithia Newsome or Palm Harbor University in next Friday’s state semifinal at Eastern Florida State ...

Amaral-Rinker team wins PGA Senior Junior Championship with late par


Yet, playing in the same group as Defending Champions JC Anderson of O'Fallon, Missouri and Rod Perry of Port Orange, Florida, Rinker was forced to make a seven-foot, downhill putt for par on No. 18 to win the Championship by one stroke. The Rinker-Amaral ...

Brazil orange baron becomes billionaire as Florida output sours


Sales have increased at Sucocitrico Cutrale as orange output from Florida heads toward a 25-year low ...
Latin America's biggest port, where the company rents a private-use terminal. To meet demand in Asia, Cutrale invested in a commodities trading ...

Thinspace's Director Hosts Exciting Innovative Technology Event


PORT ORANGE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTCQB: THNS; "Thinspace or the "Company"), a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and ...

Andrew James McIlvain


Andy McIlvain, 39, died on Jan. 4, 2015, at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident that occurred at Port Orange, Florida on Dec. 21, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Maxine McIlvain of Port Orange ...

Esther Hills


Hill. She is survived by her children, Darla and Jerry Cobral, Hawaii; John R. Hill, Jr., Port Orange, FL, and Michael Hill, Flowery Branch, GA; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hill was born ...

Brazil Orange Baron Buying Chiquita Revealed as Billionaire


Sales have increased at Sucocitrico Cutrale as orange output from Florida heads toward a 25-year low ...
Latin America’s biggest port, where the company rents a private-use terminal. To meet demand in Asia, Cutrale invested in a commodities trading ...

Port Orange officer returns to work as probe of fatal wreck continues


The Port Orange policeman who struck and killed a motorcyclist with his patrol car is back to work at a desk job while he is investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol and his own agency. While the crash involving officer Silvio Portillo is the most ...

Dorothy Casciotta Obituary, 83


STOCKBRIDGE and Port Orange, Florida — A Memorial Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 31 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bethel for Dorothy C. Casciotta, 83, who died peacefully Jan. 11, at her home in Stockbridge after a long illness.

IMSA: Michael Lira Joins Muehlner Motorsports America For The Rolex 24 At Daytona


(Port Orange, FL) Muehlner Motorsports America has added 17 year-old Port Orange, FL driver Michael Lira to its Porsche 911 GT America driver line-up for the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Michael will have plenty of recent track time on the 3.56 mile Daytona ...




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Two years of community college free for responsible students in PORT ORANGE

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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Aids to study in PORT ORANGE

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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