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Winter Park prepares to tap reserves for golf course renovations

Taping reserves for renovations

Winter Park has set aside money to renovate the Winter Park County Club, though from a controversial source.

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Winter Park celebrates wounded vet's homecoming

Wounded vet moves in

Last week, Sgt. First Class Bacary Sambou of the United States Army was given the keys to his new Winter Park home – a donation that’s been more than a year in the making.

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Winter Park Commission agrees to add new officers

Adding to the force

Winter Park is looking to hire two new police officers as part of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year – a response to ongoing crime within the city.

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Winter Park hospital gets green light for expansion

Hospital to grow

Winter Park Memorial Hospital is officially expanding its facilities – looking to meet the needs of a growing local population.

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Dog shooting aftermath echos in Winter Park

Dog shooting spurs action

For one pet owner, it was an unjustified attack on her dog. For one gun owner, it was simply an act of self-defense.

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Bookmark your calendar for WPPL's Bash for Books

Check it out

The Winter Park Public Library is hoping the local community will come check out its 11th annual Bash for Books event to raise money for library programming.

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Winter Park board approves assisted living facility

More seniors moving in?

An assisted living facility project planned in Winter Park might be the latest addition to the six-way intersection of Orange Avenue, Denning Drive and Minnesota Avenue.

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Winter Park Playhouse works to fund permanent home

Funding the theater

The Winter Park Playhouse is facing budget battles as it works to make its home permanent before curtain call.

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Winter Park Police Department marks turnover in force

Shifting deputies

The Winter Park Police Department has promoted its third deputy chief in six months, part of a wave of high-ranking officers who have recently departed or announced their imminent retirement.

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Winter Park votes to shrink Denning Drive

Smaller road, safer cyclists?

Local residents are torn between safety and limiting traffic problems as one project aiming to make a Winter Park road more pedestrian-friendly takes its first steps forward.

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Winter Park gets its first bike-share stop

City gets bike-share stop

Juice Bike Share will be opening up its first bike station for use in Winter Park at the Valencia College campus off of Morse Boulevard later this month.

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Winter Park officials debate controlling media access

Restricting board members?

A proposal to potentially restrict how Winter Park’s advisory board members speak to news media was raised during a meeting last month between two city officials.

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Winter Park approves updating 1960s fire station

New bay for fire station

A new fire engine bay planned for an outdated station in Winter Park may be the fire department’s latest method to get to emergencies faster.

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Co-op offers cheaper source of solar power in Winter Park

Co-op harnesses solar power

Winter Park residents wanting to limit their home’s dependency on fossil fuels now have a safer and cheaper option: solar power co-operative groups.

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Winter Park and Maitland mull over raising millage rates

Maitland votes for increase

After raising taxes for the first time in seven years last year, Maitland is on its way to bumping rates again. Across city lines, Winter Park City Commissioners also considered an uptick in the millage on Monday.