Winter Park


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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.

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Winter Park considers regulating street performers

Regulating street musicians

Street musicians performing in downtown Winter Park might have to face the music and move elsewhere if a proposed city ordinance becomes law.

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Attempted homicide on Halloween in Winter Park

Suspect on the loose

A man was shot near Pennsylvania Avenue on Halloween night – and Winter Park Police are still searching for an attempted murder suspect on the loose.

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Voters may get say in funding for new Winter Park library

Voters may fund new library

The decision as to whether a new Winter Park Public Library will be constructed or not may lie in the hands of voters this March.

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Winter Park Boy Scout raises money to build book bike

Pedal-powered library

Thanks to the efforts of Joey Cocchiarella, the Winter Park Public Library may be bringing its selection to the streets, pedaling hundreds of pounds of books to citizens’ front doors on the wheels of a tricycle.

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Winter Park works on historic preservation ordinance

How to preserve it?

A process roughly two years in the making is finally near an end as the Winter Park Historic Preservation Board voted last Wednesday to approve a draft of the newly crafted historic preservation ordinance.

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Dump truck triggers SunRail wreck in Winter Park

Ninth SunRail vs. vehicle accident

A SunRail train struck yet another vehicle – this time in Winter Park – last Thursday in an incident that may have caused the most damage yet since the rail line’s inception.

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Winter Park residents ask for rezoning to city schools

Residents want rezoning

Does Winter Park have enough schools for its students? One neighborhood has come together in pursuit of a common goal: to put their children in the Winter Park school system.

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Sidewalk project feared unsafe in Winter Park

Where sidewalks end

A planned sidewalk project meant to make one Winter Park neighborhood safer might instead create new hazards for children walking to Brookshire Elementary School.

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Winter Park dentist arrested for Medicaid fraud

Dentist arrested

A Winter Park dentist was arrested last month after allegedly making more than $5,500 in fraudulent claims to Medicaid for procedures that were never performed on her child patients.