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Diamond Dawgs on a downward spiral

Sanford wins back-to-back

The Dawgs were looking listless after losing back-to-back games against the Sanford River Rats by a combined scoring differential of 27-11.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

In light of the horrific attack at Pulse nightclub, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will present a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center.

AC2 is an unpredictable night of laughs and conversation with the multi-Emmy Award winning personalities, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (ac2live.com) both donating their services for the one-night-only benefit going to OneOrlando.

Chris Jepson: On monetizing one’s public service

Sen. Rubio understood that if he acted honorably by keeping his word to leave the Senate that he’d soon be yesterday’s news.

Poor Marco Rubio. He’s young. He’s good looking. He’s Latino. He’s bilingual. He’s so very ambitious. Sigh, but he’s also poor.

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Tweens have plenty to read at Winter Park Library

Tweens active in reading challenge

Oh the tween years, those strange times generally considered to be between the ages of eight and 12, when young people are living in transition – definitely not babies or “little kids” but not quite teenagers.

Maitland City Talk

Parkside Chats return

Ask Mayor McDonald a question or two and meet your new city manager at next month's Parkside Chat at the Maitland Community Park from 8 to 9 a.m. Coffee will be provided.

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Meet Baldwin Park resident Andrew Biscieglia

Baldwin Parker does it all

He can be the man you call when you need your front-door lock fixed, or when you need a new ballroom dance partner

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Maitland asked to pay double for improved rail crossings

Quiet zone price tag doubles

Complaints from Maitland city officials have been anything but quiet this month, after news that safety improvements to the city’s seven railroad crossings are expected to cost double compared to original estimates.

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Meet Mary Martin, Winter Park’s first permitted artist

Painter tests new law

Mary Martin has the chance to paint a gem in Winter Park only available with permission from the city: the sidewalks of Park Avenue.

Winter Park City Talk

Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

The 21st annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will be held Monday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Central Park.

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Josh Garrick: reflections on 'Beautiful Together'

A tribute to lives lost

By the end of this truly glorious performance, it was a question of who cried the most, some of us sharing hankies, napkins, whatever.

Louis Roney: Schadenfreude (a true story)

She was a pretty German girl. An important young actress. I’ll call her “Lili.” He was an American baritone; I’ll call him “Jason.”

For one season, Jason and Lili were a handsome couple in the German theatrical world. Over coffee or beer Jason and Lili often told colleagues that they planned to get married.

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Obituary: Jack Ballard, Winter Park legend

Always seeking a hole in one

John F. “Jack” Ballard always hoped that his obituary would start with, “after finally getting a hole in one…”

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Pizza Friday at Venue on the Lake

Enjoy an evening of pizza, live music and drinks on Pizza Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Venue on the Lake, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave.

Community Bulletin

Winter Park Health Foundation donates $100,000 to OneOrlando

Last week the Winter Park Health Foundation Board of Trustees met and committed $100,000 to address community needs in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy.

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Dawgs earn shaky win against Lightning, but continue losing ways

Team still struggles

After losing two of three games midweek, the Dawgs managed a shaky win Friday to prevent the Lightning (5-10) from striking twice in back-to-back games after a 7-4 loss June 16.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

With 25 of the finest voices performing in Central Florida, The Winter Park Playhouse will host a OneOrlando fundraising concert to benefit victims and families of the Pulse tragedy.

The Winter Park Playhouse stands as one with Orlando – offering their gift of musical theatre. That’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only!

Chris Jepson: American exceptionalism on parade

The founding of America and our subsequent ascent to being a world power is a mixed bag of promise and vision leavened by reality and human nature.

For years, I’ve thought about American exceptionalism, what it is and whether or not it is mere national jingoism that America is “special” among the world’s nations.

Maitland City Talk

Meet your new city manager

On Monday, June 13, the City Council voted unanimously to promote Sharon Anselmo to the role of city manager.

Mascot Games supports New Hope for Kids

Grief programs see support

Local team mascots came together last week with New Hope for Kids families before the Mascot Games at the Amway Center last weekend.

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Book program encourages children to read with therapy dogs

Reading to dogs

When Annie Rose enters the Winter Park Public Library, she captures everyone’s attention. Her golden hair, sweet face and blue vest make a statement as she walks quietly on all fours onto the elevator.

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