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Calendar: Art Fest weekend

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show in Winter Park’s Central Park.

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Health Action: Fighting the superbugs

Drug-resistant germs

Four years ago, local resident Ann had her appendix removed in a local hospital and left with Clostridium difficile (aka c. diff). She has had digestive problems ever since.

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Mayflower's garden for both kinds of seniors

Growing relationships

Rollins College student Hannah Ricci works her way around beds of broccoli, lettuce, kale and more than 30 other types of vegetables while some seniors harvest nearby. But these aren’t college seniors.

Maitland City Talk

Team Maitland Golfs for the Gold

Team Maitland Golfs for the Gold.

Louis Roney: Memories

One’s past is not alive in one’s mind at all times, but we manage to dredge up valuable long forgotten moments and places when the occasion calls for it.

One’s past is not alive in one’s mind at all times, but we manage to dredge up valuable long forgotten moments and places when the occasion calls for it.

Chris Jepson: Down the rabbit hole we fall

“The Pope and Donald Trump were out in a boat and the Pope’s hat blew off..." the joke began

I was in rural North Carolina recently, looking at land, and the first thing an aged good ol’ boy said to me was, “The Pope and Donald Trump were out in a boat and the Pope’s hat blew off."

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Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Kicks off

In Central Park

Today the artists will come flooding back to Central Park for their 58th year on the lawn. What was once a community project to see if any artists would show up is now expecting 350,000 visitors.

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Welcome to your new Winter Park/Maitland Observer

Our goal is to deliver to you the best local community newspaper in the country.

Unlike some of you, my personal connection with this area doesn’t go back generations, decades or heck, even a year. But, although my connection lacks longevity, its one I hold close to my heart.

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Winter Park re-elects Greg Seidel to City Commission

Charter amendement passes

Greg Seidel defeated Wes Naylor by 257 votes to retain Seat 1 on the Winter Park City Commission, according to unofficial results from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

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Christina Rordam: Can Facebook hurt your loan chances?

Can Facebook hurt your loan chances?

Social media has infiltrated every aspect of our culture and lives. These days it’s almost an oddity to discover someone without any social media accounts even if they are using them for business purposes.

Real Estate Bulletin

Oviedo Mall sold

CBRE Group, Inc. has arranged the sale of Oviedo Mall, a 554,973-square-foot retail property anchored by Regal Cinemas, Sears and separately owned Dillard’s department store.

Try this clean take on finger painting

Use a zipper-top baggie

Keep your baby occupied at the table with this parenting trick.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

“Shout Hallelujah, c’mon get happy.”

On Feb. 27 our beautifully impressive Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts received final approval from Orlando's City Council to break ground on the $227 million Phase Two that will finish the building.

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Winter Park studies new drone regulations following privacy complaints

Winter Park ponders laws

City Attorney Kurt Ardaman told City Commissioners during their Feb. 27 meeting that they can expect to see a draft of a drone ordinance before their next meeting on Monday.

A fun shamrock craft for St. Patrick's Day

Go green!

The shamrock has traditionally been the national emblem of Ireland, so why not display it with creativity as a sign not only of the coming holiday, but also a welcome to the green of a long-awaited spring?

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Winter Park charter amendement could save city time, money

Charter amendement explained

Voters will have a chance to change the city charter during the March 14 general election, eliminating primary elections in Winter Park and instead replacing them with run-off elections.

UCF Knights beat USF Bulls for fifth straight win

UCF heads to AAC tournament

Coming up for the Knights, it’s a shot at the AAC title in Hartford, Conn., where they'll face Memphis in the first round.

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Rollins College shocks Palm Beach Atlantic to win SSC title

Team advances to NCAA tournament

The Rollins Tars are Sunshine State Conference Champions after edging Palm Beach Atlantic 71-70.

Winter Park City Talk

Spring Pops Concert 'Race For Space'

The city will proudly host the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they present Spring Pops “Race For Space” Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 6 p.m., in charming Central Park in downtown Winter Park.

Louis Roney: Forgive our sins

None of us is without fault.

Acknowledging one’s misdeeds, and asking others’ forgiveness is for some people a key requisite for “going to heaven.”


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