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.
Gallery to close
Known for its trademark cherry red doors and an eccentric fish-hat wearing ballerina named Tallulah, Timothy’s Gallery will end its quirky existence at 236 N. Park Ave. after 26 years next week.
Ski indoors this winter
Despite its name, Winter Park has little in common with a ski town, but residents now have the chance to break out their skis and hit the slopes without sacrificing their warm environment.WinterClub Indoor Ski & Snowboard opened its doors in November, catering to a population some may be surprised exists – Central Florida’s ski enthusiasts.
Florist finds hapiness
Twenty years ago, Casselberry resident Mimi Chin sat on the side of U.S. Highway 17-92 with a bucket of water and $5 worth of carnations, trying to sell flowers and pick up the pieces after losing everything.
Family built business
Today Winter Park’s favorite seafood market for the past five decades has expanded into a bigger location with more offerings.
Get locked in
It’s A Trap has been transporting visitors who walk into its Winter Park space to faraway mythical lands since the escape room opened in November 2014.
Flowers for a cure
Carly Springhart is on a mission to find a cure for Rett syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that mostly affects girls; her sister Brooklyn one of them.
The biggest and oldest
On July 23, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will honor more than 220 businesses that have been a part of Winter Park for over 25 years.
A stop-smoking crusade
Her mother-in-law dying of cancer, a local woman wanted to sell people on a way to quit. Now she might have made it even safer.
Museum celebrates 20 years
Opened 73 years ago by a husband and wife with a vision that became an artistic legacy spanning two families, the Morse has grown into a living tribute to the past.
Local startup grows
Thanks to some local entrepreneurs, finding the best place to move just got a lot easier.
The truth behind fair trade
The city of Winter Park takes its fair trade policy seriously, having resolved to become a fair trade town back in 2012.
Blogger encourages healthy eating
The 5-foot-tall Annia Villa — the “tiny” in Tiny Taster — takes dishes that are simple and quick enough for every day and elevates them just a little while packing in big flavor.
Yiddishe maven (Yiddish expert) Joan Pohl of Winter Park and the support of the Jewish Pavilion are helping to bring it back.
Yiddish may be considered a dying language, but it’s been alive and well for the past two years in greater Orlando, thanks to a local teacher.
Mixed drinks made easy
Winter Park based Bungalow 23 and their unique cocktail mixers are making a name for themselves in Orlando’s growing foodie culture.