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Louis Roney: A rakish halo

To me any halo is a better hat than most I have yet worn.

To be an acceptable rake requires both historical knowledge and a measure of courage, for one must have the guts to step completely out of line from most of his compatriots.

Maitland City Talk

Balancing the budget

On Monday, Sept. 14, the City Council will hold the first of two public meetings required to adopt the fiscal year 2016 millage rate.

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Winter Park gets its first bike-share stop

City gets bike-share stop

Juice Bike Share will be opening up its first bike station for use in Winter Park at the Valencia College campus off of Morse Boulevard later this month.

Chris Jepson: Fox News - A growing Boomer movement

I’m on pins and needles in anticipation of the first Republican presidential debate scheduled for Thursday evening (Aug. 6) on Fox News.

Only 10 candidates will be on the Cleveland stage but we’ll see enough to get the drift.

Proposals resurface to extend Maitland downtown

Proposals come in

The proposed developer of the north block of Horatio Avenue in Maitland is looking to gain some independence with pre-application redevelopment plans submitted to the city in late July.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Joshua Vickery’s remarkable CFCArts will present the beautiful Brahms Requiem with a full chamber orchestra on Aug. 6 and 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland.

This German requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

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Local 7-year-old fights to find cure for Rett Syndrome

Flowers for a cure

Carly Springhart is on a mission to find a cure for Rett syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that mostly affects girls; her sister Brooklyn one of them.

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Winter Park officials debate controlling media access

Restricting board members?

A proposal to potentially restrict how Winter Park’s advisory board members speak to news media was raised during a meeting last month between two city officials.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs playoff bound after comeback win

Dawgs escape pound

The Dawgs had struggled to break free from a traumatically bad start to the season until a one-game playoff against the Deland Suns forced them into a must-win.

Community Bulletin

Capen House gets a grant

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden is excited to announce that Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded them a cultural facilities matching grant of $107,000.


Baldwin Park First Friday Festival

This month’s First Friday Festival will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, along New Broad Street in Baldwin Park.

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Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte for talk

A life of flight

On Aug. 14, Bob Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.

Facing the future of facial recognition technology

Personal space a thing of the past

Face recognition is here, which means that cameras and sophisticated computers will recognize you even as you, uh, head down the street.

Winter Park City Talk

What's your city vision?

The Vision Winter Park team is continuing to work with the community in setting the stage to guide the vision for the city’s future.

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Winter Park approves updating 1960s fire station

New bay for fire station

A new fire engine bay planned for an outdated station in Winter Park may be the fire department’s latest method to get to emergencies faster.

Tips for finding the right daycare for your dog

Now that a new school year is almost upon us, you may be thinking of what to do with your dog during the day while everyone is out of the house.

If you feel your dog may benefit from doggie daycare, how do you find the right one for your pup? Not all dog daycare facilities are created equal, so do your homework.

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Co-op offers cheaper source of solar power in Winter Park

Co-op harnesses solar power

Winter Park residents wanting to limit their home’s dependency on fossil fuels now have a safer and cheaper option: solar power co-operative groups.

Louis Roney: Bach vs. bananas

The subject of music has inspired many diverse and fascinating quotes from many diverse and fascinating people.

Napoleon said, “Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that art to which the legislator ought to bestow greatest encouragement.”

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Winter Park and Maitland mull over raising millage rates

Maitland votes for increase

After raising taxes for the first time in seven years last year, Maitland is on its way to bumping rates again. Across city lines, Winter Park City Commissioners also considered an uptick in the millage on Monday.

Maitland approves apartment complex on deteriorated wetlands

More apartments for Maitland

The Maitland City Council voted on Monday to replace the mucky lot with planned development complete with 315 apartments, and plans for a 14-floor office building and 120-room hotel, deemed Maitland West.

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