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Winter Park non-profits: looking for volunteers?

Leadership Winter Park, a program of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, is seeking submissions for service-based class projects from local non-profits, community advisory groups and small businesses.


National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

As part of several events timed for September to support National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Central Florida-based charity Kids Beating Cancer called on national talents and an all-kid choir to produce a benefit song, called “My Own Hero."

Hillary Clinton tees off on the president

Comparing a vacationing president to Nero fiddling while the world burns is a bipartisan cheap shot, one of the few endeavors that are.

No matter how many times the White House validly points out that POTUS is having a “working vacation,” fully in touch using all his sophisticated, albeit portable, communication devices, he’s still teeing off while Iraq is teetering.

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Steven Sotloff memorial vigil at UCF tonight

Vigil for slain journalist

Steven Sotloff will be remembered on the campus he called his home tonight, at a vigil in his honor.

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Nest thermostat gets hacked by UCF

Hijacking a home

“Here come the fireworks,” he says. And then, magically, “Hello, Dave.” pops up on the Nest’s screen.

Winter Park City Talk

Congratulations, Fire Chief Jim White

Winter Park Fire Chief James E. White was presented with the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association.

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Local teacher pioneers virtual classrooms

Trading blackboards for keyboards

Felicia Ryerson’s days lecturing at the blackboard are behind her. Today the teacher embraces and excels at providing education enabled from another kind of board – no chalk or erasers needed.

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Is the impact of caffeine dictated by your genes?

Students study caffeine effects

Ten high school students were taught how to isolate and test a piece of their DNA that research has shown is an indicator for how a person metabolizes caffeine during a summer program at Rollins College.

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Number of parking spots to grow at Winter Park Trader Joe’s

New spots to open up

Drivers circling outside Winter Park’s new Trader Joe’s location may see some relief from the current parking problems – though it’s only an extra 10 spaces for now.

Louis Roney: How's life treating you?

Whether we know it or not, we are at war.

Fear in people invites attack, and the strongest people are the safest.

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Winter Park Commission votes down comp plan changes

Commission changes course

A flurry of yellow “no density” signs filled the City Commission chambers Monday afternoon as more than 140 Winter Park residents made their voices heard against increased development.

Chris Jepson: The choice for governor — Tweedledum or Tweedledee?

Do we bet the governor’s mansion on the grifter (Tweedledum) we know or the conman (Tweedledee) we only think we know?

Some choice between grifter (Rick Scott) and conman (Charlie Crist). No amount of bathing could ever wash the stink off this election.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this September during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

With the greatest number of restaurants in the program’s nine-year history, this year’s event includes more dates thanks to the addition of the special preview week, which began on Aug. 25.

Exciting transitions: Heading back to school

To help your child navigate this fast-flowing stream of potential chaos, it’s important to help students gather all of the tools they need to prepare for the year ahead.

The end of summer brings both anxiety and excitement for children. A new school year provides many expectations: new teachers, new classes, new classmates, and new challenges.

Education Calendar

The first annual Winter Park High School Spirit Night

The first annual Winter Park High School Spirit Night will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Gator’s Dockside in Baldwin Park.

Education Bulletin

Maitland Middle starts annual fundraiser

Maitland Middle School will kick off its Magazines and Memories fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Community Bulletin

Leasing Park Avenue

Hold-Thyssen Inc., a Winter Park-based real estate services firm, recently negotiated a five-year lease agreement for 3,817 rentable square feet in Suite 200 at 243 W. Park Ave. in downtown Winter Park.


A free outdoor viewing of “Toy Story”

Bring the whole family and blanket for a free outdoor viewing of “Toy Story” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 in Winter Park’s Central Park.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

As students head back to class and the hectic schedule of car pools, activities and homework commences, local business professionals are filling the roster for Leadership Winter Park Class XXV.

Over the next nine months, 50 Leadership Winter Park class members (the largest class to date) will go behind-the-scenes and study critical issues and challenges facing Winter Park.

Maitland City Talk

FY 2015 General Fund Budget

On Monday, Sept. 8, the City Council will hold the first of two public meetings required to adopt the fiscal year 2015 millage rate.

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