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100 year anniversary kick off for Winter Park Country Club

The Parks & Recreation Department and Winter Park Country Club (WPCC) 100th Anniversary Committee invite the community to the kick-off event for its Centennial Celebration of the Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Louis Roney: Brick streets

Winter Park’s perennial determined wish is to remain small, high class, quiet and aesthetically beautiful.

If Winter Park people appear to be snobbish, let’s thank them for giving Florida yet another town that can justifiably call itself “classy” — even “ritzy.”

Maitland City Talk

September is Fall Prevention Month

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Maitland Fire-Rescue Department will host a fall prevention seminar for seniors at the Maitland Senior Center.

Chris Jepson: Please, no popes or emperors

One take-away from studying history is that nations are no different from human beings in one respect: “Nothing lasts.”

Since the end of World War II, America has been a colossus, imperially striding the worldwide stage as the “final” international arbiter.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In this not-to-be-missed event, Orlando’s Shakespeare Theater takes on one of the greatest Broadway blockbusters of all time as they open their season with “Les Miserables.”

Since their “flash-mob” performance at Millenia Mall was picked up by national TV, the video has gone viral and the box office has exploded – meaning you need to call and get your tickets.

Winter Park City Talk

Country Club Centennial Kickoff

The Parks & Recreation Department and Winter Park Country Club (WPCC) 100th Anniversary Committee invite the community to the kick-off event for its Centennial Celebration of the Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Louis Roney: Chatting with Machiavelli

Oddly, people who are our “blood relatives” are often people with whom we have little or nothing in common, and with whom we have little to do.

It is not unusual for people to be quite distant from their nearest relative, and for brothers and sisters to get along hardly at all.

Maitland City Talk

Rules for shoreline vegetation removal

Today I would like to restore the reputation of aquatic plants, and also explain the city’s rules for shoreline vegetation removal.

Chris Jepson: Out to pasture but not out of life

Old white boys, who needs ’em? The only permissible sex or ethnicity in America that is still allowed to be publicly lampooned are white men.

No one gets in your face for lampooning white boys, and why not. We have it coming, historically speaking.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Foodie alert! Do not miss this! More than 75 restaurants are serving up big savings this September during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

With the greatest number of restaurants in the program’s nine-year history, this is your chance to have a magical meal at the restaurant you’ve been hungry for.

Winter Park City Talk

Congratulations, Fire Chief Jim White

Winter Park Fire Chief James E. White was presented with the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association.

Louis Roney: How's life treating you?

Whether we know it or not, we are at war.

Fear in people invites attack, and the strongest people are the safest.

Chris Jepson: The choice for governor — Tweedledum or Tweedledee?

Do we bet the governor’s mansion on the grifter (Tweedledum) we know or the conman (Tweedledee) we only think we know?

Some choice between grifter (Rick Scott) and conman (Charlie Crist). No amount of bathing could ever wash the stink off this election.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this September during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

With the greatest number of restaurants in the program’s nine-year history, this year’s event includes more dates thanks to the addition of the special preview week, which began on Aug. 25.

Erika Spence: Business in the Park

As students head back to class and the hectic schedule of car pools, activities and homework commences, local business professionals are filling the roster for Leadership Winter Park Class XXV.

Over the next nine months, 50 Leadership Winter Park class members (the largest class to date) will go behind-the-scenes and study critical issues and challenges facing Winter Park.