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Support Our Scholars looks to change lives 'one degree at a time'

Nonprofit gives students a chance

A local nonprofit is helping students achieve their dreams of graduation - once degree at a time.

Louis Roney: Constant reminders

Every era has its scribes, those voices who shape the words to make them into the language of history – over but not forgotten.

The quite startling effect of living where I grew up comes from the fact that in Winter Park on all sides of me are constant reminders from the far distant past.

Why use a pet professional?

Not all professionals are certified

Would you ever think of going to a massage therapist or a hair stylist who wasn’t trained and especially licensed? I know I wouldn’t.

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Maitland proposes tentative tax hike while Winter Park holds the line

Cities set tax rates

With a traffic-calming measure proposed by a commissioner, money to pay for it voted down.

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Maitland officers honored for responding to Pulse shooting

Maitland officers saved many lives during shooting

The two young officers, with less than seven years of patrol experience between them, raced toward what they’d been told was an active shooter scene, the ongoing scene of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Maitland City Talk

Parkside Chat with Councilman Lowndes

The Parkside Chat returns on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with Councilman Lowndes hosting. The series provides residents opportunities to ask questions and dialogue with a member of the City Council in a small group setting.

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Life hacks for heading back to school

Wake up early to finish homework instead of staying up late

Whether you have a kindergartener, preteens or a soon-to-be college freshman, the beginning of a new school year brings excitement and a bit of anxiety for all families. Here are a few life hacks to help along the way.

Chris Jepson: What’s a brother to do?

My entire life I have been hearing and reading about police brutality of minorities. It has only been in the last few years that we are seeing the graphic reality (via cell phones).

I cannot get my head around why some white folks don’t get Black Lives Matter. Are they racist? Are they stupid? Are they uninformed? Are they brainwashed?

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

The free outdoor movie series in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. on chosen Fridays with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy free movies including July 29: “Jurassic World,” and Aug. 26: “Minions" at Orlando’s Lake Eola Park at 6 p.m.

Education Bulletin

Trinity Prep student lands Latin exam scholarship

The National Latin Exam Scholarship Committee recently announced that Saumya Sao, student of Carolyn Davidson at Trinity Preparatory School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship after receiving a gold medal in the 2016 National Latin Exam.

Community Bulletin

Local arena named to prestigious ranking

CFE Arena, a Spectra by Comcast Spectacor-managed facility located on the campus of the University of Central Florida, was recently ranked No. 2 among all venues in Florida with a capacity of 5,001-10,000 in the Florida Top Stops chart.

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Come out to Central Park in Winter Park for Popcorn Flicks in the Park to see “Toy Story 2” on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Winter Park Chamber hosting back-to-school drive

Shop local for school supplies

Whatever your motive may be, make the most of your back-to-school shopping and spend your dollars locally.

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A Gift for Teaching looking for school supplies

Nonprofit ready to help students in need

For more than 67 percent of the children in Orange County, the words "back to school" can be devastating since they don't have the school supplies they need.

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Students have study options at Winter Park Public Library

Programs can help students during new school year

Fun and education at the the Winter Park Public Library doesn’t end with summer vacation. There are many ways the library can help your family transition back into the school year and get a jump-start on academic success.

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Betsy Owens leaves Friends of Casa Feliz to pursue another cause

Casa Feliz director steps down

Betsy Owens will be leaving her position at Friends of Casa Feliz after 12 years of promoting historic preservation.

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Dawgs on verge of being only team with losing season

Winter Park losses four straight

A Winter Park Diamond Dawgs season that got off to a rocky start is now in free fall as the team lost four straight games recently.

Winter Park City Talk

Stop tailgating before it stops you

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nationally rear-end collisions are the most frequently occurring type of crash, accounting for approximately 29 percent of all crashes.

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Winter Park sets new vision in motion

Planning for the future

Winter Park set its eyes on the future for decades to come last Monday as the City Commission voted to accept a new vision – a series of statements that guide the city when crafting new policies.

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Dogs in Orlando don’t live the ‘ruff’ life

Where to pamper your pup

The dog days are here as the summer heat is in full force, but life doesn’t need to be ruff on our four-legged friends. Our furry friends who are lucky enough to call the Orlando area home are in good company.

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