Winter Park


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Rollins student brings sustainable shoes to Haiti

Student devises shoe nonprofit

A Rollins student has devised a business model for people in Haiti to create their own shows from recyclable materials.

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Hurricane Matthew shuts down Central Florida

Cat 4 storm nears CFL

Central Floridians prepared for the worst as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas Thursday and turned toward a possible landfall along the Florida coastline early Friday morning.

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Assistant state attorney contends new library location never set in stone

MLK site in question

An effort to keep Winter Park’s new library out of Martin Luther King Jr. Park may have just received its biggest boost yet – thanks to an assistant state attorney.

Unrelated Winter Park robbers wore suit, Jimmy John’s uniform

Suspects in disguise

Appearances can be deceiving. A Winter Park Metro PCS Store and a local resident learned that the hard way last week.

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Deltona commissioner offers workshops for Winter Park cat issues

Are fines the answer?

A Deltona City Commissioner told Winter Park on Monday that fining residents for feeding cats isn't the answer to their cat problems.

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Renaming a park after a tarnished legacy

City staff fetching ideas

City Commissioners discussed giving Lake Baldwin Park a new name last Monday after Commissioner Carolyn Cooper suggested its current name isn’t fitting of Winter Park.

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A roundabout on 17-92? It's in the plans

Developer seeks ambitious project

Local developers Demetree Global are looking to develop the six-way intersection of Orlando, Orange and Harmon avenues – a project that all starts with a roundabout.

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Winter Park considers fine for feeding Mead Garden cats

City talks stray cats

City Commissioners tried to quell a cat problem on Monday when they approved a new city ordinance on first reading that fines anyone caught feeding feral cats in Mead Botanical Garden.

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Global Peace Film Festival kicks off

Festival to honor late chairman

The Global Peace Film Festival will bring together people from all walks of life from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 to showcase a series of films meant to inspire peace and love throughout the world.

Winter Park City Talk

CoffeeTalk with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

CoffeeTalk featuring Commissioner Cooper will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.

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Winter Park looks to increase new tree funding

Budget set for increase

Winter Park hopes to plant new trees and maintain its existing ones with a boost in funding.

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Winter Parkers defend west side residential lot

Residents seek preservation

What started as a rezoning request for a parking lot turned into a greater discussion of the state of the west side of Winter Park during Tuesday's Planning and Zoning Meeting.

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Winter Park police program encourages good deeds

Wristbands spread message

Winter Park police officers are recognizing residents performing good deeds with wristbands — each inscribed with a serial number so their journey can be tracked.

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Winter Park offers chief position to Atlantic Beach chief

Deal offered chief job

The city recently offered the position of police chief to Atlantic Beach Police Chief J. Michael Deal, who accepted the offer and is currently undergoing a background check process.

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Winter Park approves incentives for historic home owners

City approves incentives

Winter Park City Commissioners approved three new incentives during their meeting last Monday to encourage residents to create a historic district in their neighborhood or put their homes on the city’s historic registry.