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Scout’s fundraising for Winter Park peacock fountain reaches halfway mark

Project halfway funded

A permanent bronze tribute to a Winter Park Life Scout’s fallen friend has made it halfway to becoming a reality.

Tips for preparing pets for long road trips

Do not leave your pets alone in the car, even for a few minutes, and even if the weather seems cool.

The temperature in a hot car can rise very quickly, even with the windows opened a bit.

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Winter Park mulls medical marijuana restrictions

Winter Park considers restrictions

Facing the increasing likelihood of medical marijuana in Florida, Winter Park is considering a home-grown law to regulate it.

Maitland City Talk

City begins road-resurfacing project

The city of Maitland Public Works Department is implementing a road-resurfacing project to mill and repave select roads throughout the city.

Buses to start rolling from SunRail to Maitland Center

Maitland Center to get service

After the CEO of LYNX admitted to Maitland’s mayor that it “forgot” to provide feeder bus service from the city’s SunRail station to its largest area office complex, Maitland Center will get back-and-forth buses in September.

Letters to the Editor: Maitland gambles tax money

Of course, the Council can raise the taxes without any public input.

For the past 10 years, the city has been playing with the citizens’ money, very badly, and now they say, “Oh my gosh, we don’t have enough money to run the city.”

Chris Jepson: Voting for Colonel Sanders

I’ve been consistently reading history for 50 years and one observation, nay, one take-away conclusion, is that women, historically speaking, have had an exceedingly tough slog of it.

Since mankind started organizing into cities, male hierarchies (often theocratically based) determined that women were “substantively” inferior to men and put in place laws (restrictions) governing their movement.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Orlando’s original art party is the award-winning 1st Thursdays presented by the Orlando Museum of Art’s volunteer group.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, OMA showcases new artwork (for sale), live music and tastings from area restaurants.

Tips for ditching cable TV

If you’re a movie buff, look to Netflix for streaming.

More and more consumers are choosing to stop paying increasing cable TV fees. Your options, as well as the requisite gadgets, have expanded in the past few years.

Community Bulletin

Leading Freedom Ride

Dr. John W. McCutchen, former President of the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in Winter Park, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Freedom Ride.


Beat-the-Heat 5K JCC Road Race

Don't miss your opportunity to race in Maitland's legendary 5K, benefiting the Roth JCC, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7.

The open-government charade marches on

How is it that in and around politics, we manage to trivialize nearly every crisis and at the same time, turn what’s trivial into a crisis?

With all the technological advances in transmitting information, we continue to be held captive to contrived events and spoon-fed information while most of our open government is conducted in old-fashioned secrecy.

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Florida League edges Korea in wild series opener

Wild pitches swing game

A bizarre chain of errors and savvy base-running turned a pitchers' duel into a wild scamper to the finish.

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Florida League baseball to play Korean national team

Baseball goes international

The season isn’t over yet for the Florida Collegiate Summer League, getting an injection of international competition into its schedule.

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Dawgs down Sanford Rats at championship at Tropicana

FCSL crowns Winter Park

The Rats’ three early runs gave them the lead for the majority of the game until the Dawgs found their bats again in the sixth.

Winter Park City Talk

Chamber and city to explore value of great schools

On Thursday, Aug. 21, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and city of Winter Park will host an Education Update at the Winter Park Community Center.

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Winter Park says it can't replace all of its dying trees

Canopy can't be replaced

Tree codes put in place over the past 50 years could prevent Winter Park from replacing two-thirds of the dying trees it removes along city streets, according to city staff during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

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Taste of the Nation event helps end childhood hunger

Take a bite out of hunger

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Orlando is celebrating its 25th year helping to combat childhood hunger this year. In its 25 years, it has raised more than $3 million,

Louis Roney: Re: Politicians

Tell me, why do we elect politicians?

These guys talk about their “party” a lot, and it’s party-time for them the minute they hit Washington.

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Orange County primary election looms

Campaigns heat up

The start of August means campaigning and early voting across the state as the primary election on Aug. 26 draws near, with employee paid sick time and a half-cent tax to pay for schools up for a vote.

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