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What I learned at bystander intervention training

Everyone wants to believe they’d rise to the occasion and do something if they saw someone being attacked. That’s the fantasy of being the hero and saving the day. But how do you help without getting pulverized in the process? That’s what I joined 2,500 other would-be interventionists to find out.

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By
Norine Dworkin

Monday, June 7, 2021

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Yes, I got my 15-year-old the Pfizer shot

Vaccines are the golden ticket out of this pandemic. But for this to work, we all need to get on board.

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Norine Dworkin

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Orlando Sentinel guest columnist misses Disney’s rape-y, racist imagery

A Christian conservative Republican gripes that Disney World's changes to make its parks more inclusive capitulates to "woke" politics that won't "offend certain people." Like that's a bad thing?

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Norine Dworkin

Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Black moms' lives matter

Systemic racism is literally killing expectant Black moms and their babies, and some other things I learned during Black Maternal Health Week.

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Norine Dworkin

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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A fine mess

Clerks of court should not be passing their administrative costs onto those with the least ability to pay.

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Norine Dworkin

Friday, April 2, 2021

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Let's separate religion from our government rituals

Our opinion writer argues that citizens are best served when civic ceremonies are devoid of religious trappings.

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By
Joseph Richardson

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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It’s time Winter Garden made city commission meeting recordings readily accessible

I asked Winter Garden Mayor John Rees a question he didn't like at a city commission meeting. You wouldn't know it from the meeting minutes — but you can catch it on the audio.

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Norine Dworkin

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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The kind of politics residents don't need on the Windermere Town Council

Windermere Town Council candidate Mike Hargreaves won't identify the President and says his top priority is investigating voting machines. With real issues on the line, nobody's got time for that.

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Norine Dworkin

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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It's election time ... again

Yes, we elected a new president and vice president. But we still have one more job to do: Evaluate the candidates running in the March 9 municipal elections and vote for the best stewards of our own communities. Because when it comes to things like traffic, parking, development, zoning, affordable housing and other quality of life issues, it's local elected officials who really have our backs. #LocalElectionsMatter

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Norine Dworkin

Sunday, February 7, 2021

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Do Commissioners Bennett & Buchanan Love Winter Garden?

City employees must wear masks inside city buildings, but apparently city commissioners need not comply

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By
Norine Dworkin

Monday, January 18, 2021

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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