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Tie-dye wearing lady bank robber caught

Lady suspect arrested

Police responded to the bank robbery last Wednesday at a Bank of America on South Orlando Avenue – the city’s first bank robbery in more than a year and a half. 10 days later, they think they have their woman.

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Itzhak Perlman at Rollins on Kristallnacht anniversary

75 years later

Musician and humanitarian Itzhak Perlman honors 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with visit to Rollins College on Nov. 7.

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Polasek Museum breaks ground for Capen House

Move is still a go

Movers should begin the process of building the ramp and barge to float the house across the lake at the end of this week.

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Winter Park works to preserve dying tree canopy

Recovery may take decades

Research shows that it will take several decades for the canopy to regain what it loses once the sick and dying trees are cut down.

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Winter Park considers more annexation

City looks to annex

Mayor Bradley mentioned a number of ideas to stimulate the economy, including a completely new approach: annexation.

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Park Plaza Gardens reopens after health shutdown

Restaurant reopens

Park Plaza Gardens reopened last Tuesday after being temporarily shut down for health concerns after a routine inspection.

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Winter Park gives red-light cameras a green light

City keeps red-light cameras

Winter Park Commissioners voted to continue the use of red light cameras during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

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Winter Park's powerhouse homes

Homes sell off energy

This past spring, the Wilsons paid just 25 cents for their electricity, water and sewage consumption.

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Lawsuit threatens Capen House moving plans

Lawsuit threatens Capen move

A lawsuit filed against the Winter Park City Commission may get in the way of the community’s efforts to move the house.

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Winter Park gateways on the road to recovery

Gateways need makeovers

The Winter Park Economic Development Advisory Board discussed the potential of the city’s major corridors on Sept. 17.

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Rainbow Sno-Cones relocating to Winter Park

Competition turns icy

Friendly competition turned icy in Audubon Park, forcing Rainbow Sno-Cones to split to new Winter Park location.

Winter park in the running for parks award

City’s parks ranks among best in the nation

The city of Winter Park ranked as a finalist for the National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2013 Gold Medal Award.

Winter Park holds millage rate

Revenue will increase

The Winter Park City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to hold the line on the city’s millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

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SunRail sneak peak

Visitors hop aboard

Winter Park’s railway station got its first visit from SunRail this Saturday.

Capen House saved by Polasek

Will float across lake

The Albin Polasek Museum guaranteed the safety of the 128-year-old Capen House from demolition this week.