Winter Park


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Winter Park passes street performer ordinance

Performers limited to park

Winter Park City Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance during their Dec. 14 meeting that bans street performers from the sidewalks of Park Avenue.

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Maitland Boy Scout donates bikes to kids in need

Bikes for kids in need

A Maitland Boy Scout played Santa last week with a donation that’s been a year in the making.

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Preservation prevails in Winter Park

Historic ordinance passes

City Commissioners made a final vote on the historic preservation ordinance during Monday’s meeting, passing it by a vote of 3-2 with Commissioners Carolyn Cooper, Greg Seidel and Tom McMacken voting in favor.

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Winter Park restaurants continue push to go smoke free

Restaurants ban smoking

A smoke-free movement is growing among Winter Park restaurants. The movement was kicked off last April and has continued to grow since then.

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Pending projects could make Winter Park more bike-friendly

How to make city more bikeable

Two of Winter Park’s latest potential projects might lead to more connected and bike-friendly city.

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Burglary in Winter Park leads to neighborhood lockdown

Burglar shot in face

A Winter Park neighborhood was put on lockdown last week as police searched for a missing suspect caught in the act of burglarizing a home.

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Meet the candidates for local Winter Park, Maitland elections

Who's running for what

Two Winter Park City Commission seats and two Maitland City Council seats will be up for grabs in March, and candidates are already preparing to earn your vote.

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Winter Park works to control street performers

City to limit performers

Winter Park City Commissioners approved an ordinance on first reading on Nov. 23 that would regulate street performers to specific performance area.

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Winter Park philanthropist honored with award

Award named for Murrah

Late Winter Park resident Kenneth Murrah was honored with an award in his name for dedication to philanthropy.

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Winter Park takes next step to revamp preservation ordinance

Preserving the past

Winter Park City Commissioners aren’t budging on amending an ordinance that many residents believe could divide the community.

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Winter Park High principal wins arts award

Wins arts award

The Florida Music Educator Association recently honored Winter Park High School Principal Tim Smith as the Secondary Administrator of the Year.

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Winter Park plans for a new mini-park

New trail head

A vacant lot in Winter Park long left empty might become the city’s newest park.

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Winter Park tree policy sprouts controversy

Tree policy changes

Winter Park has found a potential way to rejuvenate its tree canopy faster and keep it healthier – but it might come at the expense of the tree canopy on the west side of the city.

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Winter Park Commission makes first vote on historic preservation ordinance

Ordinance gets first pass

Property rights and historic preservation clashed on Monday night as Winter Park City Commissioners took their first look at a new controversial historic preservation ordinance – and made several policy-shaking votes.

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Winter Park family works to launch free game library

Installing free game libraries

In the wake of an incident that left their neighborhood sidewalks empty and laughter-free, two Winter Park children have come up with a way to return the joy to their community.