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Mixed-use development plans for Mt. Vernon Inn site revealed

What will replace Mt. Vernon Inn?

Winter Park residents got their first glimpse last Tuesday night of the latest version of Unicorp’s newest development along U.S. Highway 17-92.

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Winter Park, Maitland pass medical marijuana regulations

Cities pass preliminary restrictions

Both Winter Park and Maitland passes preliminary restrictions of where medical marijuana -- if legalized in November -- can be sold in each city. In both, the options will be narrowly limited.

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Rollins College ups security after students report incidents of stalking

Rollins students report stalking

Rollins College is upping its security after a string of students reported being followed by strangers on the outskirts of the college campus.

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Winter Park unveils self-decontaminating ambulances

City prepares for disease outbreak

Winter Park Fire/Rescue hopes its newest ambulances can break the chain of infection if an infectious disease such as the Ebola virus ever reaches the city of culture and heritage.

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Rollins College students live-tweet history

Live-tweeting from 1893

A Rollins College class took social media’s “throwback” posting theme to the next level last week, treating the public to a day of tweeting and instagramming the news like it was 1893.

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Three armed robberies in Winter Park in 10 days

The robberies within 10 days

A woman walking near Park Avenue, the Ravenous Pig, and a Payless ShoeSource store were among the recent victims of armed robberies in Winter Park.

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Three coyotes caught in Winter Park, College Park areas

Trappings and sightings increase

Three wild coyotes were caught and euthanized in the Winter Park area in three days last week, in the same area where several pets have been attacked and killed by the wild canines.

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Marijuana bill sparks legal action

Who can sell medical marijuana?

A medical cannabis trade group based out of Winter Park has taken legal action against the state following a medical marijuana bill passed in June – a challenge that might impact how easily nurseries can obtain the right to grow cannabis.

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Winter Park Country Club celebrates centennial

WPCC celebrates centennial

Residents, local politicians and pro golfers gathered at the Winter Park Country Club Tuesday morning to celebrate its 100-year anniversary – and its induction into a historic collection of Florida golf courses.

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Winter Park picks another free speech fight

Free speech in question

A discussion over preserving free speech broke out during last Monday’s Winter Park City Commission meeting as commissioners mulled over how to deal with overbearing solicitors at the city’s farmers market.

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Coyotes cause stir in Winter Park

Spotted in urban areas

A sign placed outside the Publix on Aloma Avenue two weeks ago reads “coyotes in area,” warning residents not to leave food or pets outside at night.

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City board denies Winter Park chapel's historic designation

Chapel denied after renovations

An attempt to place the Winter Park Wedding Chapel on the city’s historic register fell short last month after it was deemed not historic due to recent renovations intended to help save it.

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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.