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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.

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Tracking tooth imprints can improve children's safety

Prints can provide clues

A few minutes and a little wishbone-shaped piece of wax could make all the difference for a parent looking for their missing child.

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Winter Park Chamber votes in favor of half-penny sales tax

Chamber supports sales tax

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce backed the Orange County half penny sales tax July 16 as its board of directors voted unanimously in support.

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Relocated Winter Park Wedding Chapel hopes for happily ever after

Chapel survives rocky move

A Winter Park couple hopes the historic designation of a local chapel will bring stability to their wedding business, seven months after it was relocated by a local land developer.

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Winter Park residents use yard signs to unite against density

Residents say 'no' to density

An organization of residents called Citizens for Managed Growth has made a statement this month with a slew of signs in front yards opposed to higher density in the city.

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Fleet Peeples name removed from park after outcry

Accusations spurred vote

Winter Park City Commissioners voted to rename Fleet Peeples Park on Monday following accusations of child molestation against the swimming instructor the park was named after.

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Observer honored by Florida Press Association

Nabs five awards

The Winter Park-Maitland Observer won awards for its reporting in five categories at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper awards.

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Winter Park bank hit by silent robber

Bank robbers pass notes

Winter Park Police are in search of a bank robber on the run who quietly hit the TD Bank at Orange Avenue and Denning Drive at 2:41 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.

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Winter Park to vote on removing Fleet Peeples name from park

Allegations roll in

The city of culture and heritage might rename one of its parks after recent allegations have cast a beloved Winter Park icon as a child molester.

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Winter Park plans pet memorial at Fleet Peeples Park

City plans pet memorial

The latest addition to Fleet Peeples Park might be a tribute to Winter Park’s fallen furry friends.

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Winter Park strikes out with Alfond Stadium minor league deal

Says no to minor league

The search for a minor league baseball stadium site continues as Winter Park announced that Harper-Shepherd Field has been ruled out for consideration.

Winter Park baseball stadium in a pickle

Rollins stadium ruled out

The search for a minor league baseball stadium site continues as Winter Park announced that Harper-Shepherd Field has been ruled out for consideration.

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Winter Park requests changes in police, fire pensions

City calls for 'home rule'

Winter Park wants more flexibility with negotiating fire and police pensions, but a recent request of the state level government raised suspicion and concern among some local retirees.