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Walk n’ Talk for Life

The legacy for pediatric nurse practitioner Tori Sheahan, a consummate caretaker and champion for the health of local youth, will be continued at this walk on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Harbor Park in Baldwin Park.

Community Bulletin

United Arts of Central Florida awarded grant

United Arts of Central Florida was recently awarded a $250,000 Arts and Cultural Community Support Grant — a $50,000 increase from last year — from the Darden Foundation.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your New Year's Calendar

You want to stay close to home, but you still want sophistication to bring in the New Year?

Celebrate New Year's Eve at 8 p.m. in the Alfond’s Park Avenue Ballroom with dancing to The Buzzcatz, chef-attended food stations, an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight.

Chris Jepson: The beautiful best of Winter Park

Make a day seeing the stunning splendor of Winter Park.

Winter Park is worthy of its motto as a city of “culture and heritage.” And I unequivocally add “beauty” as exemplified by the peacock adorning the city seal.

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Maitland City Talk

Planning Downtown Maitland

Here's the latest update on Maitland's new downtown.

Louis Roney: What’s next?

Our personal clock starts the moment we are born and runs until our time is up whenever that may be.

My father used to tell me, “You make your own good luck.” I grew up believing that expecting something puts one on the track toward getting it.

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Winter Park City Talk

Only a week and a half left to ice skate!

The last day to skate at the city’s “Winter in the Park” ice skating rink is Sunday, Jan. 9. If you haven’t already taken a spin on the ice, there’s less than two weeks left.

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Students win Grant a Wish shopping spree

A gift of school supplies

What is a wish? A hope or desire for something that is not easily attainable. Some might wish upon a star. Others might throw a lucky penny into a fountain.

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Athlete of the Month: Kathleen Garvey

My goal for this soccer season is to compete in the regional tournament.

Besides soccer, I play varsity lacrosse and varsity volleyball at Trinity Prep. I'm committed to play Division I lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University as a goalie.

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Winter Park seeks help to sell properties

Lee Road land unused

A property purchased by Winter Park along Lee Road two years ago still remains vacant and unsold, but the city hopes that will change soon.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

A few shameless plugs

So how does the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce measure the year?

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Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands

The 10th annual Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, to celebrate school bands from ACC and Big 12 teams.

Community Bulletin

Chamber of Commerce announces awards for holiday parade

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the 64th annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade presented by Spectrum, making it Central Florida's longest continuously-running holiday parade.

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Eatonville elects councilwoman, passes charter changes

Davis wins council seat

Former Eatonville Council member Marilyn Davis-Sconions won the election for Seat Five after a special election on Dec. 10, defeating opponent Barbara King-Loyd with 58.50 percent of the votes.

Education Bulletin

Maitland Middle School music teacher up for grant

Dr. Lori Lovell of Maitland Middle School is one of four teachers nominated by their students for a $1,000 grant.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas day carillon concert at the Bok Tower

Especially during the holidays, the magnificent gardens surrounding the Bok Tower create a fairytale atmosphere for the entire family.

Chris Jepson: Do the Louie

I lunch every Thursday with my former boss. I love the man.

It recently dawned on me that I have spent more time with this man than I did with my father as an adult. This realization saddened me, not my time spent with Louis, just that I was not more available for my father.

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Maitland City Talk

A word about garbage and recycling carts

The city has received calls with concerns about garbage and recycling carts placed on the curb for collection before – and after – the allowable time.

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Maitland plan could turn land into city parks

Plan could lead to park space

The answer to adding more parkland under the Maitland’s purview could be as simple as changing a few sentences in its code to use land it already owns.

Give your dog the gift of good health

A guide to dog gifts

Are you looking for a gift for your dog that will benefit you both? How about the gift of health?

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