Erika Spence: Business in the Park

Winter Park is #OrlandoUnited

Following the Pulse nightclub tragedy, our Central Florida community has demonstrated amazing unity, love and compassion, I continue to be amazed at the generosity of our local business community.

Commissioner's Corner: A look at Valencia College

As a county commissioner, I am proud of the tremendous educational gains our community has made over the past 50 years.

Valencia College is a great place to begin your higher education, and prospective college students in Orange County considering attending Valencia have many options to achieve success in realizing their academic goals.

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Restaurant review: 310 Park South

I was surprised to realize that 310 Park South has been turning out meals in the heart of downtown Winter Park's oldest shopping district for 17 years!

Restaurants have come and gone on the Avenue, but 17-years-strong deserves some kind of historical plaque or a proclamation from the mayor.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

In light of the horrific attack at Pulse nightclub, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will present a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center.

AC2 is an unpredictable night of laughs and conversation with the multi-Emmy Award winning personalities, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen ( both donating their services for the one-night-only benefit going to OneOrlando.

Chris Jepson: On monetizing one’s public service

Sen. Rubio understood that if he acted honorably by keeping his word to leave the Senate that he’d soon be yesterday’s news.

Poor Marco Rubio. He’s young. He’s good looking. He’s Latino. He’s bilingual. He’s so very ambitious. Sigh, but he’s also poor.

Maitland City Talk

Parkside Chats return

Ask Mayor McDonald a question or two and meet your new city manager at next month's Parkside Chat at the Maitland Community Park from 8 to 9 a.m. Coffee will be provided.

Winter Park City Talk

Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

The 21st annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will be held Monday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Central Park.

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Josh Garrick: reflections on 'Beautiful Together'

A tribute to lives lost

By the end of this truly glorious performance, it was a question of who cried the most, some of us sharing hankies, napkins, whatever.

Louis Roney: Schadenfreude (a true story)

She was a pretty German girl. An important young actress. I’ll call her “Lili.” He was an American baritone; I’ll call him “Jason.”

For one season, Jason and Lili were a handsome couple in the German theatrical world. Over coffee or beer Jason and Lili often told colleagues that they planned to get married.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

With 25 of the finest voices performing in Central Florida, The Winter Park Playhouse will host a OneOrlando fundraising concert to benefit victims and families of the Pulse tragedy.

The Winter Park Playhouse stands as one with Orlando – offering their gift of musical theatre. That’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only!

Chris Jepson: American exceptionalism on parade

The founding of America and our subsequent ascent to being a world power is a mixed bag of promise and vision leavened by reality and human nature.

For years, I’ve thought about American exceptionalism, what it is and whether or not it is mere national jingoism that America is “special” among the world’s nations.

Maitland City Talk

Meet your new city manager

On Monday, June 13, the City Council voted unanimously to promote Sharon Anselmo to the role of city manager.

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.

Winter Park City Talk

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.

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.