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Louis Roney: Humor or wisdom?

Being funny, and being smart, seem to be innate fixtures in some people.

Funny is funny and wise is wise, no matter whose mind or mouth is the source.

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Winter Park votes to undo bolstering of historic preservation ordinance

Preservation laws changed

The Winter Park City Commission voted to amend its historic preservation ordinance during its meeting last Monday – undoing the changes voted through by the Commission last December meant to better protect historic homes in the 134-year-old city.

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Comprehensive Plan review begins

Winter Park's Comprehensive Plan — the document that provides the framework for the city’s infrastructure and development, through goals, objectives and policies — is under review.

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Local businesses host benefits for Pulse shooting victims

Pulse victims see support

The giving keeps going in Winter Park and Maitland this week, as local businesses continue to organize benefits for victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

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Mead Botanical Garden finishes Lake Lillian restoration project

Lake Lillian gets a lift

City officials and residents gathered at Mead Botanical Garden last Thursday to celebrate the restoration of one acre of the Lake Lillian wetlands, as well as a new boardwalk path opening to the public.

Letter to the Editor: CFFC stands with community after tragedy

Pulse shooting was a heinous act

The Central Florida Freethought Community is shocked and saddened by the shootings at Pulse nightclub.

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Letter to the Editor: Words on the library from a former commissioner

The library got its due process.

Earlier this year on March 15, a record number of Winter Park residents went to the polls. For months leading up to this date I outlined, as a candidate for re-election, a vision for our city.

Letter to the editor: A poem responds to a tragedy

A poem written by a former Winter Parker, now in Michigan, reflects on the tragedy in Orlando and hope for the future.

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Winter Park Playhouse hosts shooting benefit concert

Playhouse unites with Orlando

The Winter Park Playhouse will host a benefit concert on their mainstage Thursday evening, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.

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The city of Winter Park continues to pray for the victims of the tragedy that happened in Orlando this past weekend. We stand side-by-side with our friends and neighbors in Orlando and are here to help as we all continue to recover from this heartbreaking event.

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Don't let summer heat curtail cardio workout

Pool exercises give a harder workout

Swimming almost always is a more-intense workout than walking (race walkers certainly can get a very fast pulse rate), and walking in the pool is a good exercise for your heart and many muscles.

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Orlando, Central Florida rise up following horrific Pulse shooting

Orlando unites after shooting

Orlando turned to hope, flooding the globe with images and stories of lines of blood donors hundreds long, volunteers passing out thousands of bottles of water to mourners, of millions united in a defiant grief.

Louis Roney: Ignorance

A beautiful woman reminded me the other day that everyone is ignorant about something or other.

A marriage can be, in many ways, a swaps of desirables. When the swap is no longer mutually pleasing, then lawyers may get into the act and do their shockingly expensive thing. Long marriages are advisable, and economical as well.

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Rollins College vigil held to mourn Pulse shooting victims

Winter Park mourns victims

The ceremony at Knowles Memorial Chapel gave locals a chance to reflect on the loss of life and what happens next for a hurting city.

How to stick with your workout routine

Keep a routine going strong

If our motivation is solely stemming from the goal itself, then we’re more likely to give up because we’re not enjoying each step we take toward that goal.

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Winter Park businesses donate proceeds to Pulse shooting victims

Businesses step up

More and more local businesses are looking to give back to the victims of Sunday’s Pulse nightclub shooting.


Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Come enjoy free popcorn and a movie at Popcorn Flicks in the Park featuring "Westworld" on Thursday, June 23 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Central Park in Winter Park.

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Trinity Prep graduate recognized for college softball

Winter Park resident Kathryn Yergler, a member of the softball team at Wheaton College, was recognized by the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin as First Team All-Conference during the spring 2016 semester.

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Winter Park trades wins with DeLand and Winter Garden

Winter Park ends skid

The Winter Park Diamond Dogs are back to their winning ways after suffering a losing streak early in the season.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

If I had to recommend only one performance this year, it would be the World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet.”

The World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet” – concludes on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Performance to showcase guest artist dancers from around the world in their “star-turn” performances.

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