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Utility scammers target Winter Park customers

Scammers pose as city staffers

The latest scam facing Winter Park residents might trick them into opening their wallets to keep their utilities running – a ploy by callers claiming to be city employees.

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4 Rivers founder readies to open The Coop

John RIvers does comfort food

The culinary mind that brought 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Central Florida will cook up a new fried chicken haven in Winter Park by next month.

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Winter Park votes to help cover historic project costs

City covers fees for projects

City Commissioners voted to waive over $9,000 in utility installment costs for the relocation of the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, and to help out the Capen House move on the same night.

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SunRail to offer free rides in April

Free SunRail rides in April

Central Florida residents will have a chance to grab a free ride on the yellow and orange-striped SunRail trains during tentative select dates next month – a move meant to spike interest in the new rail system.

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Speeding Jaguar crashes, filps on Fairbanks

Car hit curb by Fiddler's

A former Rollins College student flipped his 2012 Jaguar on its roof early Friday morning after speeding eastbound on Fairbanks Avenue – just two days after he drove it off a car lot.

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Winter Park considers sign code change

Commissioners debate code change

Drivers see them along major roads and residents spot them while strolling through downtown Winter Park: rampant signs upon signs – a blemish on the city’s aesthetic character, City Commissioners say.

Sprinkel, Womble to debate for Winter Park seat this week

Winter Park candidates face off

Election day for seat two on the Winter Park City Commission this Tuesday draws near as candidates Sandy Womble and City Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel continue to push their campaigns to gain voter support.

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Winter Park SunRail Station celebrates grand opening

Sneak peek into new SunRail station

Central Florida’s vision of a new commuter rail seemed closer to reality than ever before on Monday as city, county and state officials cut the ribbon outside the Winter Park SunRail Station.

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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.