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Simulator offers insight into living with dementia

Training through simulation

The goal of the Virtual Dementia Tour is to reach all communities, from caregivers to grocery store workers, to give them an elevated social consciousness and awareness for dealing with those with dementia.

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Maitland Police boathouse to finally take float

Lake access to be blocked

Fort Maitland Park’s lakefront is getting a makeover this month, adding the city’s first and only police boathouse and redoing the boat ramp and dock, resulting in restricted public lake access until mid-April.

Meet the Maitland City Council candidates

Two up for seat two

At a Meet the Candidates Night on Feb. 27 Seat 2 candidates Bev Reponen and Martha Bryant-Hall presented their thoughts on how to make Maitland’s long-dreamed-of downtown a reality.

Maitland Council candidates ready for debate

Council candidates debate

With less than two weeks until the election, candidates for Maitland’s single open city council seat will get the chance to debate the issues and take public questions at a Meet the Candidates night Feb. 27.

Maitland tries to sell downtown to developers

City works to sell itself to developers

The Maitland City Council declared two more city-owned plots of land “open for business” last week.

Maitland works to rebuild fallen covered bridge

Covered bridge to rise again

Four months after a truck towing a too-tall trailer brought Maitland’s lone covered bridge down to the ground in a pile of wooden rubble, the city is setting the rebuilding process in motion.

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SunRail readies for Winter Park ribbon cutting

Train lovers rejoice: in less than a month SunRail will begin selling its first tickets for would-be commuters.

Maitland's rush hour woes worsen

Maitland construction continues

The Maitland road construction that’s been clogging local residents’ commutes since November is now set to take a month longer than expected.

Maitland ballot set for March election

Lowndes reelected, two for seat 2

The ballot is set as qualifying closed today at noon, with former City Councilwoman Bev Reponen squaring off against local activist Martha Bryant-Hall for seat 2.

Maitland City Council election qualifying kicks off

Two seats up for grabs

There are faces new and old poised to enter the ring for two contestable Maitland City Council seats this week, as qualifying to get on the ballot for the city’s March 11 election begins on Monday.

Small changes ease Maitland traffic woes

Working to ease traffic woes

Maitland city staff fielded a flock of citizens’ complaints about the state of traffic in downtown Maitland last week as construction continues at the intersection of Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92.

Maitland goes electric, adds Chevy Volt to fleet

City adds first electric car

Maitland is greening up its public works’ department next year, with the City Council voting to add an electric hybrid Chevy Volt to its fleet last week.

Construction tangles Maitland traffic

Clogs up shopping center

Holiday supermarket shoppers in Maitland were unhappy last week as road construction snarled traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Horatio Avenue.

Maitland looks to marketing to drive development

Maitland looks to marketing

The city of Maitland’s staff members have marketing on their minds, as they work to drive development interest by drafting selling-point plans and try to clean up cumbersome building codes.

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Enzian explores plans to expand

Theater's size could triple

The Enzian Theater in Maitland is pulling back the curtain this week and showing the public its proposed expansion plans that could nearly triple it in size.