Debate over crash counts
Winter Park has once again renewed the use of its red light cameras – devices that studies by a former Florida Highway Patrol officer report show may be unnecessary in the city of culture and heritage.
Gavel closes mayor's term
Winter Park took a moment to honor a departing elected official on Monday as Mayor Ken Bradley presided over his final City Commission meeting while in office.
Defining what is historic
Winter Park is on its way to passing a new historic preservation ordinance that could make it easier for a neighborhood to become a historic district.
Winter Park candidates debate
Winter Park took a better look at the four candidates vying for two open seats on the City Commission this month as an ongoing series of public debates were held throughout the city.
Funding comes in for quiet zones
Winter Park and Maitland railroad crossings are set to get significantly quieter in the next three years.
Meet Rollins' new president
A six-month-long search came to an end last week as Winter Park’s liberal arts college announced Grant Cornwell as its new president.
Carver brings park to life
Human faces and animal forms stare back at you from the forest, hand-carved into the tree trunks. It’s an art gallery set in the most organic form.
Candidates tackle tree troubles
The Observer spoke with the four candidates running for the open seats of mayor and City Commissioner on what they thought was the best approach moving forward with the city’s trees.
Strip club gets smashed
Winter Park’s infamous breast-shaped gentlemen’s club is no more. The city demolished the Christie’s Cabaret building – once home of the Booby Trap – off of Lee Road last Wednesday.
Not what the doctor ordered
Five arrests were made last Wednesday after a local pain clinic just a half mile away from an elementary school was exposed as a pill mill for drug addicts.
Too big, too small, or just right?
The Lakeside Crossing development set to be built on the Mt. Vernon Inn property took another step forward on Monday, but the city questions whether the project has been scaled back too much.
Who should help?
Who has the right to speak up about Winter Park’s vision of its future? The City Commission took another step toward its upcoming visioning process during its meeting last Monday.
Snafu in funding
A new home in Winter Park intended for a wounded veteran may be on hold until a group of local entities can gather the funding and materials for construction. And time is soon running out.
Water main breaks
Residents getting water from Winter Park's water utility will need to boil tap water for the next 48 hours.
Lax player memorialized
Rollins College men’s lacrosse captain Will Hauver (class of 2015) passed away suddenly Monday afternoon.