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Lt. Chuck Nadd returns to Trinity Prep

Lt. returns to alma mater

Lt. Chuck Nadd returned to his former school last Friday following his eight-month deployment in Afghanistan as the Trinity Prep student body welcomed him with open arms.

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Winter Park works on pitch for minor league baseball team

Minor league talks continue

Talks of a minor league baseball team in Winter Park continued to take shape over the past 30 days as the city looks into bringing America’s pastime to the city on a professional level.

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Tom and Jerry's vs. the wrecking ball

Blow out before wrecking ball

The old dive Tom and Jerry's will be torn down by the end of February to make way for Winter Park’s Ravaudage development, putting an end to an era that began in 1946.

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Capen House construction hits snag

Sewer line in the way

A sewer pipe beneath the future site of the historic Capen House may slow down the effort to reunite the split home on its new foundation.

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Winter Park caught red-handed over light timing

City forced to refund tickets

Winter Park is currently refunding hundreds of residents for red-light camera citations due to noncompliance with a Florida Department of Transportation mandate.

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Winter Park's Lakemont Jack says hello

Famous senior's new life

He’s probably waved at you before and you didn’t know it. He’s the man in tennis shoes taking those remarkably spritely steps as cars blur by.

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SunRail readies for Winter Park ribbon cutting

Train lovers rejoice: in less than a month SunRail will begin selling its first tickets for would-be commuters.

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Winter Park looks to silence trains with quiet zones

City looks to silence trains

Winter Park came a step closer to quieting its railroad Monday as the City Commission voted to move forward into the design phase for a “quiet zone” project.

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Winter Park passes code to keep art fests out

City passes non-compete clause

Artists planning on throwing their own festivals will need to think twice in Winter Park, after the city voted to introduce a 30-day non-compete period before and after the city’s spring and fall art festivals.

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Winter Park looks to curb smoking in parks

City wants say in smoking laws

On Monday the City Commission passed a resolution calling on the state legislature to allow cities to regulate smoking in parks, which is currently allowed by state law.

Lawsuit to challenge Winter Park surveillance

Lawsuit to challenge city

A local Libertarian leader is planning to sue Winter Park in his pursuit to rid the community of what he believes to one of the greatest threats to civil liberties in the country: surveillance cameras.

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Central Florida celebrates MLK this weekend

Where to celebrate MLK day

Winter Park, Orlando and Eatonville residents won’t have to look far this upcoming week to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy for human equality.

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Winter Park military pilot gets a Super Bowl-worthy welcome

Parade surprises pilot

Winter Park native Lt. Chuck Nadd received a hero’s welcome parade after he returned home from Afghanistan last week.

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Winter Park steps up to bat for minor league team

City steps up to bat

The Winter Park City Commission had baseball on the brain during Monday’s City Commission meeting as they voted to move forward in pursuit of establishing a minor league baseball team in the city.

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Fire-proofing Winter Park kids

WPFD gets Firehouse grant

In addition to visiting Winter Park schools, the new fire safety house will also make appearances at festivals and community gatherings.