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Mead Garden in search of volunteers

Mead Botanical Garden is looking for garden enthusiasts to come out and be a part of the exciting growth!


Ira Levin’s “Death Trap” at WPHS

Winter Park High School will put on a production of Ira Levin’s “Death Trap” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m.

What constitutes a 'failed' presidency?

A majority of those responding to a recnt poll, 52 percent of them, described Barack Obama’s presidency as a “failure.”

Maybe the larger question is whether, in our poisonous atmosphere of U.S. politics, any president can be a success.

Letter to the editor: Demand an end to pollution

Hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change

Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change.

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WUCF radio station celebrates 35 years on air

Station celebrates milestone

Central Florida's only stictly jazz station, which began in the days when UCF was FTU — and was also once named WFTU — celebrated 35 years on Sept. 12.

Winter Park keeps streak alive with win over University

WPHS football still undefeated

For the third time in four games the Winter Park Wildcats squeaked out a narrow win to keep their undefeated streak alive on the gridiron.

Winter Park City Talk

Budget approved

On Sept. 22, the Commission held the second public hearing on the proposed budget and voted unanimously to approve and officially adopt the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

Louis Roney: Top of the line

Like most American dads, mine was undoubtedly thanked inadequately during his days on Earth.

Dad was a first lieutenant in the Army in World War I, and managed somehow to join me as a naval officer in World War II when he was far over age.

Fixes for CCL (ACL) injuries in dogs

It’s estimated that in recent years Americans spend on average $1.3 billion per year to repair their dog’s CCLs.

Most sudden CCL injuries in dogs happen during exuberant activities, such as roughhousing, running, playing, jumping, etc.

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Marijuana bill sparks legal action

Who can sell medical marijuana?

A medical cannabis trade group based out of Winter Park has taken legal action against the state following a medical marijuana bill passed in June – a challenge that might impact how easily nurseries can obtain the right to grow cannabis.

Maitland signals tax, sign code changes

Council raises taxes, changes code

A sign of the times, the Maitland City Council made updates on Monday to two fundamentals of the city that had previously been unchanged for years: the city’s millage rate and its sign code.

Maitland City Talk

Fire Prevention Week: A history

Maitland Fire Rescue will be providing educational classes and visit to public and private elementary schools and day cares throughout the city.

Chris Jepson: The rule of thumb

The recent revelations of abuse in the NFL illustrate how the league minimized the problem through inconsequential punishments. It is characteristic of our culture’s handling of such issues.

As sadly tragic as NFL players smacking “their” women around, I find the statistics of college campus rape and harassment even more disturbing.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Museum of Art will open a dual exhibit with titles “David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents” and “Lama Peterson: Suburbia Sublime” on Sept. 27.

David Rathman explores icons of masculinity – from the American West to football with protagonists caught in moments of introspection and/or defeat.

Education Bulletin

Orange County nabs prestigious scholarship award

Orange County Public Schools garnered national attention on Monday as the Broad Foundation announced the district as a co-winner for the Broad Prize, one of the largest scholarship awards in the country.

Education Calendar

A book fair at Maitland Middle

A book fair at Maitland Middle School runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 3, at the school’s media center.

Seven financial moves to make before year-end

The last quarter of the year is a good time to make financial changes before yearend.

Are you on track to be able to pay all cash for holiday spending? If not, October and November will give you a chance to set additional money aside

Community Bulletin

Local teen wins Youth of the Year

Eatonville’s Maryah Sullivan has been officially announced as the 2014 National Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Commissioner's Corner: Modeling, simulation and our military impact

Orange County is known worldwide for its exceptional theme parks and attractions. However, our local economy is more diversified than many of the millions of tourists that visit each year may believe.

Our county is also a national leader in the modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) industry based at Central Florida Research Park in east Orange County.

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College Park residents resist development

Residents oppose apartments

A planned development for a 226-unit apartment complex in College Park was met with overwhelming opposition during the Orlando City Council’s Sept. 15 meeting.

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