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Rollins College ranked as ‘best value’

Rollins College was recently named in the ranking of best value colleges in the state of Florida by BestValueSchools.com.

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Alfond Inn ranked seventh best hotel in the nation

The Alfond Inn, the boutique hotel at Rollins College, was named as the seventh best hotel property in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler.

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OSS students and teachers recognized

Maitland residents Mr. and Mrs. Akyalcin are two of the 25 teachers across the country to win the award for using interactive and creative learning approaches in the classroom to keep students engaged in mathematics.

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Maitland writer wins statewide award

The Florida Writers Association Inc. announced that Ken Pelham of Maitland won a prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award.

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Winter Park Memorial Hospital named best place to work

Winter Park Memorial Hospital, a Florida Hospital, was selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

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Best in Show at Autumn Art Festival

The 42nd annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival presented by Florida Distributing Company and Subaru awarded more than $20,000 to local Florida artists participating in the two-day festival last weekend.

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Merchants raise money for pets

Merchants along Park Avenue raised more than $5,000 from July to September by selling topiary displays of pets and wildlife.

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Winter Park Distilling Company announces expansion

The co-founders of the Winter Park Distilling Company last week unveiled expansion plans that will combine a craft distillery, brewery, taproom and retail showroom all at a new location in the city of Winter Park.

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Winter Park Playhouse joins prestigious group

The Winter Park Playhouse has stepped into the national spotlight as it receives membership in the prestigious National Alliance for Musical Theatre.

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Winter Park fire chief earns award

Winter Park Fire Chief James E. White was presented with the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award.

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Boy scout earns eagle rank

Boy Scout Troop 62, sponsored by St. Margaret Mary, is pleased to announce that Andy Vaughan earned his rank of Eagle on Aug. 12.

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Winter Park Commissioner earns award

The Florida League of Cities has recognized Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper with a 2015 Home Rule Hero Award.

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Rollins launches Zipcar on campus

Rollins College launched a new partnership this week with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car-sharing program on campus.

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Food pantries seek donations

Make a difference by donating to a food pantry near you during September, also known as Hunger Action Month!

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Calling all geek bands!

OrlandoiX, an international digital festival to be held in Orlando on Oct. 2-6, announced it is searching for the best geek band ever in The Battle of the Geek Bands on Saturday, Oct. 3.