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Winter Park strips Booby Trap off the map

Curvaceous building meets demise

City Commissioners voted Monday to acquire the property at 2600 Lee Road and demolish the existing business: a gentleman’s club with an infamously curvaceous shape.

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UCF Knights march toward St. Petersburg Bowl

UCF wins St. Pete Bowl bid

The Knights are headed to the St. Petersburg Bowl after beating East Carolina in dramatic fashion Thursday night.

How to salvage a neglected fire pit

Before you leave for home, clean the fire pit out completely

Pressure-treated wood emits toxic gasses when burned. If it has a greenish tint, it may be pressure treated. If you're not sure, don’t burn it!

Celebrate sweet season with homemade candy

Candy is a decadent pleasure throughout the year, but at Christmas-time it is a beloved staple, a classic confection.

During the holiday season, candy has become a special and festive part of the celebration of Christmas.

2015 Central Florida real estate forecast

Central Florida real estate has continued its recovery in 2014, and 2015 is projected to have similarly positive results.

We are still in what is considered overall to be a sellers’ market, however 2014 saw an upswing in the amount of available inventory.

Louis Roney: Traveling far in song

I have traveled far in public in my life of song— and I have sung wherever I have traveled.

A singer and his songs are a musical love affair and a singer sings songs with a musicality that springs from his deep affection for, and understanding of them.

Tips for eating healthy this holiday season

You'll make better decisions when you aren't starving.

One of the best ways to eat less at a holiday party is to eat something small that is healthy and slightly filling before you head out.

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Volunteers help seniors deck the halls

Volunteers lend seniors a hand

With more seniors rejecting the thought of moving to a retirement community, a new volunteering niche has opened to help them keep their homes.

As Maitland grows, so do developer’s dreams

49 acres added, big development looms

aitland grew 49 acres on Monday, and owners of the majority of the newly annexed land hope to grow the mostly empty property upward in a major way in the coming years.

Maitland City Talk

Downtown Maitland to come alive

Now as Maitland City Centre moves forward it is time for all of us to come together as a community and to embrace and support this and other projects that will define our community in the future.

Letters to the Editor: Not in my backyard?

A town of historically embedded uses and NIMBYs won by overwhelming a provincial P&Z Board while we all lose, again.

Winter Park’s P&Z dispatched both a new employment center and non-residential taxpayer when they unanimously opposed an assisted living and memory care facility on 17-92.

Chris Jepson: What ‘they’ do to the least of us

How does one effectively discuss race in America?

Is it any surprise then that there is a gulf — nay, an ocean — of misunderstanding between the races in America?

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

CFCArts Community Choir and Orchestra will transport us back to the 1930s and 1940s when the music of Christmas combined with the big band sound.

Follow the hero and his family as he makes his way home for the holidays and experience the music with a 280-voice choir and 55-piece big band orchestra.

Holidays are a good time to buy homes, but be careful

Savvy buyers know to look now

Once you’ve done your homework, assembled a team of professionals to help you through the process, and found a home that meets your needs and fits your budget, step up and buy it.

Crafty cloth napkins trim holiday trash

Cloth is more sustainable than paper when it comes to napkins

When guests arrive for an extended stay, resist buying stacks of paper napkins for meals, and use cloth napkins instead.

Kids and money: Make saving fun

Kids need somewhere to put their money

When it comes to teaching kids about saving and spending money, it can be a hard sell unless you also make it fun and have the right tools.

Community Bulletin

Park Avenue merchants challenged to find new routes to work

For the second year in a row, commuters who work along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park are being challenged to reThink the way they get to their jobs.

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Winter Park Boat Parade

The Rotary Club of Winter Park, along with Southeast Marine Sales, presents the 10th annual Winter Park Boat Parade Festival of Lights and Ski Show on lakes Virginia and Osceola starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Winter Park board votes down proposed assisted living facility

Proposed project rejected

A proposed assisted living facility along U.S. Highway 17-92 in Winter Park has been shot down – for now.

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Knights win championship with epic hail mary at ECU

Knights shock ECU

A horrific fourth quarter left UCF wondering what happened after a 21-point swing, then a wild hail mary changed it all in an instant.

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