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Winter Park names Vernon Hale new police chief

City picks Dallas deputy chief

Winter Park has found its new police chief in Dallas Police Department Narcotics Division Deputy Chief Vernon Hale, who was interviewed last week and accepted the job offer.

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New library moving forward in MLK Park

Park plans proceed

Martin Luther King Jr. Park remains the official site for the new Winter Park library/civic center – for now.

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Winter Parkers fight to keep library out of park

Library petitioners to speak

The struggle over the location of a new library/civic center in Winter Park will reach a turning point on Monday as Winter Park residents will defend their stance of keeping the new facility out of MLK Park.

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Four candidates running for Orange County District 5

Local election approaches

Four candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to claim the Orange County District 5 seat – and they want your vote.

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100-year-old Winter Parker loved years in the Navy, boxing

Resident reaches 100

Winter Parker centenarian Elmer Brown has seen the world from a Navy repair ship, and says he never lost a boxing match.

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Maitland proposes tentative tax hike while Winter Park holds the line

Cities set tax rates

With a traffic-calming measure proposed by a commissioner, money to pay for it voted down.

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Betsy Owens leaves Friends of Casa Feliz to pursue another cause

Casa Feliz director steps down

Betsy Owens will be leaving her position at Friends of Casa Feliz after 12 years of promoting historic preservation.

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Winter Park sets new vision in motion

Planning for the future

Winter Park set its eyes on the future for decades to come last Monday as the City Commission voted to accept a new vision – a series of statements that guide the city when crafting new policies.

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Winter Park riding the brakes on bike share program

Bike share gets flat tire

A growing bike share program has a flat tire in the city of culture and heritage, but one Winter Park board is hoping to get it pedaling forward once again.

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Winter Park hosts tribute to Orlando Pulse shooting victims

Community comes together

Winter Park took a moment on Tuesday to reflect on the lives lost in the deadliest shooting in U.S. history – one month after 49 lives were tragically cut short so close to home.

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Winter Park, Maitland look to blaze conservation trail through wetlands

A new way to walk

Winter Park and Maitland residents might have a new conservation trail to look forward to – and it could give some students a new route to get to school.

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West side of Winter Park continues to transform with three-story residential home

West Winter Park evoloving

Winter Park residents on the west side of the city called into question the direction their neighborhoods are headed during last Monday's City Commission meeting.

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City Commission votes down proposed preschool in Winter Park

Ladybird project raises questions

The issue of whether or not the city of culture and heritage has enough room for its preschoolers came up during the Winter Park City Commission meeting last Monday.

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Winter Park votes to sell proposed parkland

Project pushed aside

A Winter Park property now out for bid was the proposed site for Comstock Garden.

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Meet Mary Martin, Winter Park’s first permitted artist

Painter tests new law

Mary Martin has the chance to paint a gem in Winter Park only available with permission from the city: the sidewalks of Park Avenue.