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Realtor Jack Ballard did business with kindness

Realtor loved Winter Park

You might not have known Jack, but Winter Park was a better city because of him.

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.

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Timothy's Gallery closes its doors on Park Avenue

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.

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WinterClub brings indoor skiing to Winter Park

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.

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Casselberry florist finds life in bloom after a withering start

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.

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Seafood legacy built in Winter Park

Family built business

Today Winter Park’s favorite seafood market for the past five decades has expanded into a bigger location with more offerings.

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Escape reality in Winter Park

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.

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Local 7-year-old fights to find cure for Rett Syndrome

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.

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Salute Winter Park businesses at Chamber celebration

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.

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Oviedo couple works to make e-cigs safer

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.

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Morse Museum celebrates 20 years on Park Avenue

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.

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Local startup Movers Atlas makes moving easier

Local startup grows

Thanks to some local entrepreneurs, finding the best place to move just got a lot easier.

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Fact or fiction? The truth about 'fair trade'

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.

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Tiny taster brings big, healthy flavors to Baldwin Park

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.

Oy vey! Yiddish is alive and well in greater Orlando

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.