Wednesday, December 26
Superb in St. Pete
Quarterback Blake Bortles electrified UCF's offense from the start.
Friday, December 21
2012 best sports stories
A roundup of 2012's best local sports stories.
Thursday, December 20
2012's best news stories
A roundup of the year's best news stories
2012 heartwarming stories
A roundup of the years best Lifestyles stories.
Safe and happy new year
On behalf of the city of Winter Park, I’d like to wish you a very safe and happy new year!
A plea for help
Help a local veteran in need this holiday season.
Words to remember from Will Rogers, sage vaudevillian of the old west.
Will Rogers, was one of the greatest political sages in this country’s history.
Fashion turns back the clock again for 2013.
Fashion is about the creative expression of a personality you can come to know, but never see.
The police department offers a few tips to keep you safe from becoming a victim of crimes that may occur this time of year.
I wonder a bit about those claiming they don’t keep score in life.
Life, at times, is so sorrowful that it can be a challenge to remain optimistic.
JCC Activities for your child
Ongoing through Jan. 2 your child can have fun with the JCC with activities.
The Lettermen return
The Lettermen are returning to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park Dec. 27 and Dec. 28.
A remarkable amount of businesses began in 2012.
As another year comes to a close, it is hard not to reflect on the past twelve months.
The moment I decided to move to Winter Park.
I guess it really started with hurricanes and blue hydrangea.
Wednesday, December 19
Helping the mentally ill
Children who grow up isolated - emotionally, intellectually, and culturally - are those most likely to continue to sow the seeds of fear, distrust, hostility, and violence.
Happy Holidays to you and yours
On behalf of the city of Winter Park, I would like to extend the happiest of holidays to you and yours.
Random acts of kindness
Lighting up the community is about lighting up faces and internal faith through giving — rather than getting.
What's Up at the JCC?
School may be out for your kids this winter break, but it doesn’t have to mean stress for you or boredom for them.
Merry Christmas! A tale of a Christmas miracle come and gone.
A Christmas story for all ages
Winter fire safety
Every year the holiday season sneaks up on us and we are consumed with the activities of the season, creating a prime environment for fires
Celebrating Christmas post Sandy Hook shootings
Given the horrific nature of last Friday’s events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, I know that many people will approach Christmas a bit differently this year.
Questions abound after the Connecticut school shooting.
When I heard of the Connecticut massacre, of 20 children dying (six adults, too) I was immediately sickened, physically nauseated by the senselessness of killing babies.
Beat the holiday bulge
Work Well Winter Park encourages participants to live well during work and play throughout the holiday season.
Holiday food may fuel gout
Great holiday food? Big toe hurting? It could be gout.
Protections approved to help eliminate descrimination
Gay, lesbian and transgender teachers may no longer fear for losing their jobs, and gay, lesbian and transgender students will be protected from discrimination after the Orange County School Board approved protections for those groups Dec. 12.
'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' playing
The Breakthrough Theater of Winter Park presents the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" now through Dec. 22.
Preparing students for college and careers
Everyone agrees that America's high schools need to do a better job of preparing students to be college- and career- ready, but how?
JCC Activities for your child
From Dec. 24-Jan. 2 your child can have fun with the JCC with activities like Space Day, RDV Ice Skating, Jungle Adventures field trip, Fun Spot field trip, Sports Day, and Snow Day.
Digital Risk saying they're here to stay
With more than 1,000 high-wage jobs already created in Maitland and a new agreement to bring in 400 more, Digital Risk is saying it’s in the city to stay.
Rotary Club visits local students
The Winter Park Rotary Club visited students at Fern Creek Elementary to present the school new dictionaries on Dec. 14.
Finding creative ways to support a group that helps with the high cost of dancing.
So much of what happens at an early age dictates, or at least strongly influences, how we view the world later on, and find our place in it.
Last Weekend to see "August: Osage County"
"August: Osage County" is playing at the Mad Cow Theater Dec. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and final day Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Four New Medical Buildings Break Ground
Within the last month, Lamm & Company Partners has been awarded four new medical office building projects that broke ground in recent months.
Monday, December 17
Why it's misinterpreted
It started with some dubious interpretations of the very complex ‘Long Count’ Mayan calendar.
Friday, December 14
Ah, the holiday rush! It's on and I am personally feeling just a wee bit overwhelmed. YET . . . in a good way. I think that's possible. Hoping.
Thursday, December 13
UCF 1-2 vs Ball State
The Knights will face the top middle linebacker in NCAA football on Dec. 21.
Wednesday, December 12
Breaking last season's curse
Wednesday night the Winter Park Wildcats boys basketball team was on the verge of tying its win total for last season — and doing it three weeks into this season.
Changing traditional tax planning
Traditional tax planning has often been summarized and oversimplified into one phrase: “defer income and accelerate deductions.”
The figure of a Nazarene boy of some 2,000 years ago would ordinarily not command much attraction in today’s helter-skelter world.
The evidence of mundane evil is seen everyday in the strife that kills so many of us in war and terrorism that leave little or nothing of lasting value in their wake.
K-9 unit gets donation
Chief Doug Ball presented a $5,000 check to Council that was received from an anonymous donor to be used for the Police Department’s K-9 Unit.
Losing faith in WP officials
I think the city of Winter Park has completely forgotten what is good for the city.
Ice rink skate cam
If you want to check out the rink before heading out on the ice, don’t forget you can log on to our website.
Humans throughout history have endeavored to have beauty in their lives.
It is the rare human environment that has no personal examples, no individual expressions of what constitutes the sublime (beauty) for that person.
Students stands up to bullying
From the silent bullying, soccer to writing, Izzy has overcome and succeeded in doing everything she’s put her mind to in her 14 years.
WKMG Day at ice rink
Beginning at 3 p.m., the city’s fourth annual “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink will be open and WKMG Local 6 will be on site for WKMG Day until 9 p.m.
Mead event venue opens
Mead Garden, for years a struggling nature preserve, finally has a place to play.
Welcome a reminder of Albin Polasek’s commitment to freedom to the Museum.
In this joyous art story, a bust of Woodrow Wilson previously thought destroyed by Nazis in World War II is now on permanent display at the Polasek Museum.
WPHS Winter Band Concert
The Winter Park High School Band will host its Winter Band Concert in the Ann Derflinger Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 13.
Win Crystal Reel Awards
Six Full Sail graduates and several faculty members won for their work in film at The Crystal Reel Awards, a statewide competition.
Cities to cover court costs
The way tickets received from red light cameras in Winter Park and Maitland are prosecuted and tried may be changing following two new funding plan agreements facing both cities.
Golf tournament raises $50K
The 2012 Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament raised more than $50,000 for the second consecutive year to support the non-profit Florida Collegiate Summer League.
YMCA expansion approved
Construction is one step closer to reality for four projects in Winter Park after the City Commission voted in favor of a YMCA expansion, an affordable senior living facility, a tavern and a road beautification project Monday.
A look behind the scenes at the Morse Museum's Christmas in the Park coming together.
Being allowed to observe all involved with the Morse Museum’s Christmas in the Park event coming together, I couldn’t help but think Christmas had come early.
Holiday Open House
The city’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated at the Winter Park Historical Association’s Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 13.
Turner wins top award
Turner Construction was recently honored with eight (Top Winner) 2012 Excellence in Construction Awards.
Monday, December 10
It's Christmas . . . . rush, rush, rush . . . rush! And, busy, busy, busy. Not all avalanches involve snow and not all of them are bad. Just breathe. I'll remind you as I remind myself.
Wednesday, December 5
Christmas in the Park
The 34th annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 6.
Face Colonial on Friday
The Winter Park Wildcats started the Winter Park Rotary Tournament with a bang Nov. 29, but they ended it with a blowout loss.
Holiday window contest
The city of Winter Park Economic Development/CRA Department is proud to present their third annual “Winter in the Park” Holiday Window Contest and Wristband Discount promotion.
Delays with the VA
The plan was for the Department of Veterans Affairs to be caught up on the backlog of veterans’ claims by 2015.
Guidelines for less stress
The holiday season has arrived! For some of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For the rest of us, visions of credit card debt and to-do lists dance in our heads.
Ways to stay young
A recent British study showed how those over age 50 can stay young. American seniors aren’t so different, are we?
Maitland Senior Center events
Schedule of events at the Maitland Senior Center in December.
A lack of patriotism
Are the days forever gone when Old Glory reminds us of our allegiance to the flag of the United States?
Laws, comments and recommendations
The IRS criminal investigation division investigates and refers for prosecution some tax crimes more than others. Here are the three most frequently prosecuted tax crimes.
Understanding health care law
There are several easy ways to alleviate the cost problems plaguing our health care system.
Resident puts on performances
Singer and vocal coach spreads her song across the community in holiday performances.
Congrats to D.A.R.E. grads
The D.A.R.E. program is a positive example of the success than can be achieved when schools, police departments and the community work together.
Either we humans wisely reduce our population, or Mother Earth will do it for us.
Since we walked out of Africa, modern man has rapaciously consumed the environment, never really pausing to consider our impact upon the planet.
The Homegrown Local Food Cooperative in College Park has expanded by bounds in the last five years, thanks to the dedication of members and local producers.
Caregivers offer compassion
The need for home health care agencies is growing constantly, and two right in Central Florida are providing care, while offering a more personal approach.
Amidst the holiday shows there are four performances left of the musical “Company.”
Amidst the holiday shows there are four performances left of the musical “Company."
Funeral home hosts art gallery
On Friday night, the Cox-Parker Funeral Home will animate itself with an art exhibition born of a modern movement among takers of the dead — more life, less death.
Christmas in the Park
The 34th annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 6.
Up for vote in March
Maitland residents will have 29 different city charter amendments on their ballots to pass or dismiss this March, following approval from the Maitland City Council Nov. 26.
Help support PAM
Performing Arts of Maitland (PAM) is a public charity that builds community through funding local performing arts.
The Tiffany windows beautifully glow to life, illuminated by lights from behind.
The exotic and alluring is often not what we associate with anything close, or easily accessible. That is surely not, and should not be the case with these amazing Tiffany windows.
Happy holiday season
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Make sure a take time to enjoy the season and all that Baldwin Park has to offer as the neighborhood celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Chambers get healthy
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has won a Get Active Orlando Healthy Workplace Award.
Monday, December 3
Honey . . . . It's Christmas!
It's December . . . we just the tree lighting, Elf in Central Park, the Winter Park Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park is this week! Yep, it's definitely Christmas!