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Winter Park Wildcats suffer district disaster

Losing streak extends to three

Winter Park’s record pace start has turned into an almost unprecedented collapse for the football team.

Winter Park City Talk

Kick off Feed the Need

On Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. at City Hall Plaza located at 401 S. Park Ave., community partners will join together to kick off the Feed the Need campaign that officially begins Saturday, Nov. 1, and goes through Friday, Nov. 21.

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Stroller Derby gets rolling to help kids in need

Raise money for charity

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and CBC is reaching out to that village by hosting its inaugural Stroller Derby 5K at Harbor Park in Baldwin Park.

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Knights leap to conference lead, face Temple

Toughest opponent yet?

For the third straight game the Knights have a one-touchdown win under their belts, and now they await a Temple team that’s surprised the AAC.

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Safer pedestrian crossings help disabled in Winter Park

Pedestrian crossing safety improves

For the last few years, Keith Wiedemann wasn’t sure if he could make it across Aloma Avenue alive. If a car ran a red light or turned right on a red, the blind Winter Park resident couldn’t see it.

Louis Roney: Klinghoffer et al.

A symphony composition, whether Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, or Mahler can often be a work of great genius bringing all kinds of instruments together, each with its own individual sound.

Such collaboration makes for some of the greatest music ever created, and ever performed.

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Scouts prepare site for Winter Park peacock fountain

Prep begins for peacock fountain

Winter Park Life Scout John Michael Thomas could have the fountain paying tribute to a fallen friend fully funded within the next couple weeks. And the site for the fountain is already being prepared.

Maitland City Talk

Halloween reminders from Maitland Police and Fire-Rescue departments

Employees at Maitland’s two fire stations will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Chris Jepson: Houston, we have a problem

I have some advice for wait staff: If you want to increase your tips, adjust your language.

Is it really “no problem” that you are waiting on me and my guests? Is it “no problem” that I will be giving you money?

Orlando doctors help find hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C cure announced

In more than 90 percent of trial patients of a new drug, hepatitis C was undetectable in their blood 12 weeks after treatment, which doctors consider a cure.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Dust off those fancy Western boots and get-on-down to Winter Park's West Meadow on Oct. 25 for the fourth annual Cows ‘n Cabs to benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center.

You can guess about the cows; the cabs are cabernets.

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Maitland Council to vote on first downtown proposal

Maitland Council to vote Thursday

With an affirmative vote from the Maitland City Council on Thursday, the lot where the old decrepit Winn-Dixie resides could finally be getting a makeover – rising from the ashes into a mixed-use six-story apartment building.

Community Bulletin

3D projection shows coming to Winter Park

A projection mapping show will be held at Winter Park’s holiday season indoor ice-skating event, Winter in the Park, running Nov. 14 through Jan. 11.


Pet Costume Contest presented by The Doggie Door

The 15th annual free Pet Costume Contest presented by The Doggie Door will feature a large dog contest at 11 a.m. and a small dog contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the corner of Park and Garfield avenues in downtown Winter Park.

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Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley to not seek re-election

Ends term on own terms

Winter Park will have a new mayor by next March. Mayor Ken Bradley announced that he would not be running for a third term Tuesday due to multiple personal reasons.

Winter Park Wildcats look to get season rolling

Face Hagerty on Friday

After being felled in back-to-back losses that crippled an early season’s undefeated momentum, the Winter Park Wildcats are looking to get rolling against Hagerty on the gridiron this Friday.

Winter Park City Talk

Through collaborative work with the Orange and Seminole counties sheriff’s offices, two arrests were made in relation to the Winter Park robbery.

Public safety is always top priority. When crime happens, our police department acts swiftly.

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Mixed-use development plans for Mt. Vernon Inn site revealed

What will replace Mt. Vernon Inn?

Winter Park residents got their first glimpse last Tuesday night of the latest version of Unicorp’s newest development along U.S. Highway 17-92.

Healthy learning in and around Winter Park

From health care to exercise and diet, it seems there is something new to be learned every day in the world of health and fitness.

Fortunately, there are several opportunities for health education and training right here in our very own community.

Five ways to develop your intuition

Our intuition is an important guiding tool for us as women. Without it we are a bit handicapped, honestly.

Like my keys, wallet and phone, I don’t leave the house without it.

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