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SunRail riders give Park Avenue merchants a boost

Train riders boost biz

Winter Park merchants along Park Avenue saw sales and foot traffic soar in the first month of SunRail rides, leaving them hoping to see the trend continue.

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Winter Park, College Park merchants support Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Local merchants are hoping that something small can make a big difference this holiday season. They’re promoting Black Friday’s lesser-known neighbor, Small Business Saturday.

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Cities add $30M to 2012 tax rolls

Cities show tax roll growth

Winter Park and Baldwin Park added mostly residential projects, while Maitland is poised to redevelop "most desirable" property.

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Politicians grab crystal balls

Sunrail, construction rise

Officials at Political Update Breakfast talk term limits, commuter rail and Ravaudage

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Winter Park yard on A&E's "Fix my Yard"

A&E features W.P. home

A&E transforms Winter Park eyesore into manicured and sold property.

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Black area suffers service inequities

Maitland's 'have-nots'

Maitland promises to fix decades-old inequities in city services for a pocket of black residents.

Real Estate Briefs

Meritage Homes is building 86 new single-family homes at Winter Springs Village priced from the $180s.

Report: Home sales and prices recover

The 2011 Hillman Report showed transactions for all single-family homes were up 5.7 percent over 2010.

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Grace, Ancient Olive join forces

Grace + Ancient Olive

Tucked within the Avenue’s Hidden Garden lies a collaborative force that you may have yet to discover.

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Land swap OK’d minus street closing

Won't include street closing

A multi-million dollar land deal is a go between the city of Winter Park and Progress Point, who will trade properties on different sides of the city.

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Hot deals for Small Business Saturday

Deals at small biz

Movement encourages shoppers to checkout local small businesses instead of big-box stores this holiday season.

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Holiday fundraisers

A running list of holiday fundraisers in the Orlando Metro area

Apply to win a complete financial makeover

Gradient gives back financial makeover program – Deadline Nov. 1

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Rollins student sets up bakery in South Africa

Student effects change

Rollins College student combines her education, passion to help women in South Africa.

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Winter Park, Maitland markets on mend

Mid-year sales increase

According to the Mid-Year Hillman Report, home transactions for the Greater Orlando area were up 2.53 percent.

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