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Learning Tree preschool turns 40

Q&A with Sandy Varnell

The Learning Tree started 40 years ago as an outreach ministry to help support the church family and community’s needs of affordable and reliable child care.

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Park Style: Kendall and Kendall Studio

Stylist follows mom

Kendall and Kendall Hair Color Studio owner started helping her mom, the original owner of the Winter Park salon, when she was 9 years old.

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All work, all play at EA in Maitland

EA Tiburon in Maitland

From developing motion to face capture technology, the Maitland studio is being watched the world over.

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Winter Park Playhouse turns 10

Playhouse turns 10

The Winter Park Playhouse was started by Heather Alexander, executive director, and Roy Alan, artistic director, as a way to fill a niche in the community.

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Winter Park businesses promote made in America products

Promoting USA products

Many businesses are now carrying more local and American-made items to please customers.

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New 4 Rivers Smokehouse opens

New location opens

John Rivers served patrons for hours on Monday, July 30, the opening day for his new 4Rivers Smokehouse, just a block away from the beloved barbecue restaurant's original location.

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Colibri brings authentic Mexican cuisine to Baldwin Park

Big plates, bigger taste

Colibri Mexican Cuisine brings authentic, spicy flavors to New Broad Street in Baldwin Park.

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New Warner Chapel in Winter Park honored

Church wins award

New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and its pastor, Mitchell Dawkins, are recognized as the latest International Knights of Alberta prize honoree.

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Winter Park's Breakthrough Theater turns 3

Breakthrough turns 3

With the odds stacked against him, Wade chose to open the theater during the economic downturn, which partially inspired the theater’s name.

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Winter Park dance center teaches special needs students

Center's special dancers

The Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park offers dance classes for students with special needs.

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Winter Park cheer gym expands size and programs

Cheer gym expands

Winter Park Cheer Athletics maximizes number of teams and programs in new, larger space.

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Peak Season Pops offer frozen treats in W.P./Maitland

Popsicle stand pops up

Frozen desserts in Maitland and Winter Park have never been healthier, for you or your dog.

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Lily Lace Antique Market opens in Maitland

Q&A with owners

Owners Connie Gilbert and Becky Morse of Lily Lace Antique Market talk about the treasures to be discovered in their Maitland shop.

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Flour Shop bakery's first anniversary

Artist bakes wild cakes

The Flour Shop in Winter Park celebrates year anniversary of creative cake making.

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Francesco’s Ristorante opens in Maitland

Francesco’s opens

Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria opened its doors this month in Maitland and now authentic Italian cuisine has never been closer.