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Rollins renews accreditation

Rollins College’s regional accreditation was reaffirmed with no recommendations for improvement.

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OCPS wins innovation award

Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services was awarded the silver level of the 2015 Summer BreakSpot Challenge Award for the Innovation in Operation category.

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Morse Museum to increase admission rate

On Jan. 2, 2016, the admission rate at the Morse Museum will increase by $1 for adults and seniors.

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Nordstrom Rack to open new Winter Park location

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. announced today plans to open Nordstrom Rack at Winter Park Square.

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University of Miami graduate named Miss Winter Park

Last month, Victoria Humphrey of Palm Harbor was named Miss Winter Park 2016.

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Orange County mayor starts toy drive

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2015 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive.

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Chamber leaders named Paul Harris Fellows

Patrick Chapin and Debra Hendrickson of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce were recently nominated and honored by Rotary Club of Winter Park.

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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.

Education Bulletin

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.