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Winter Park patches legal loophole in its loitering ordinance

City votes to change law

Winter Park City Commissioners attempted to right a legal wrong last Monday as they voted on first reading to strike language from the city’s loitering ordinance deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals in March.

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Winter Park looks to revamp chaotic downtown intersection

City looks to reconfigure 4-way stop

Preliminary plans are in motion between the city and the Florida Department of Transportation to have the intersection of Lyman Avenue and New York Avenue cut down to size.

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Is the impact of caffeine dictated by your genes?

Students study caffeine effects

Ten high school students were taught how to isolate and test a piece of their DNA that research has shown is an indicator for how a person metabolizes caffeine during a summer program at Rollins College.

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Number of parking spots to grow at Winter Park Trader Joe’s

New spots to open up

Drivers circling outside Winter Park’s new Trader Joe’s location may see some relief from the current parking problems – though it’s only an extra 10 spaces for now.

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Winter Park Commission votes down comp plan changes

Commission changes course

A flurry of yellow “no density” signs filled the City Commission chambers Monday afternoon as more than 140 Winter Park residents made their voices heard against increased development.

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Cut to Winter Park budget could cause layoffs

City staff, quiet zones could be cut

One alternative to layoffs would be cutting projects. And Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight said the city’s railroad quiet zone project would be the most logical to cut.

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Winter Park strikes out on minor league baseball deal

City won't get stadium

Winter Park’s quest to land a minor league baseball team struck out for a final time on Wednesday as the city, Rollins College and the Brevard Manatees failed to reach a deal with the Ravaudage development.

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Fighting traffic woes at Winter Park Trader Joe's

Developer may be only hope

Heavy traffic and parking problems plaguing the Winter Park shopping plaza containing Trader Joe’s may be there to stay unless the developer takes action.

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Winter Park honors local Team USA soccer player

Local player honored after World Cup

The Winter Park City Commission recognized Team USA soccer player Graham Zusi during their Monday meeting for his time in Brazil playing in the FIFA World Cup tournament.

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Scout’s fundraising for Winter Park peacock fountain reaches halfway mark

Project halfway funded

A permanent bronze tribute to a Winter Park Life Scout’s fallen friend has made it halfway to becoming a reality.

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Winter Park mulls medical marijuana restrictions

Winter Park considers restrictions

Facing the increasing likelihood of medical marijuana in Florida, Winter Park is considering a home-grown law to regulate it.

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Winter Park says it can't replace all of its dying trees

Canopy can't be replaced

Tree codes put in place over the past 50 years could prevent Winter Park from replacing two-thirds of the dying trees it removes along city streets, according to city staff during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

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Developer hosts public meeting for Mt. Vernon Inn property

Developer seeks public input

A developer looking to build restaurants and condos on the land where the Mt. Vernon Inn currently stands will hold a public meeting Thursday, July 31, to gather input from the community.

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Baldwin Park veterans hospital to stay open

Victory for veterans

The Baldwin Park VA Medical Center got a new lease on life on Tuesday, with Congressman John Mica announcing it will stay open.

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Half penny tax heavily favored in Winter Park poll

Incumbents also favored

A poll at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce-hosted Political Mingle saw many incumbents favored and a half-penny sales tax to raise money for schools heavily favored.