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Three arrested in connection with Winter Park burglary

Three suspects arrested

Three arrests were made by Winter Park Police last Tuesday following the burglary of a home along Osceola Avenue.

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Winter Park residents oppose proposed assisted living facility

Residents fear monsters in Winter Park

A new development planned to sit just west of Mead Garden along U.S. Highway 17-92 has some Winter Park residents concerned about a large increase in traffic in their neighborhood.

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Pat King gazebo dedication Friday in Central Park

Dedication on Friday

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and City of Winter Park will join members of the Fountain Club to dedicate the new Pat King Gazebo on Friday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Central Park.

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Additional candidates announce bids to run for Winter Park Commission

Realtor, former mayor to run

Another local resident is set to vie for City Commissioner Steven Leary’s soon-to-be-empty seat.

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Winter Park looks to makeover storefronts on Fairbanks Avenue

City to start grant program

Winter Park’s latest effort to revitalize West Fairbanks Avenue may be giving local storefronts a facelift.

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Dr. Phillips Center opens in grand style

DPAC opens in style

On Nov. 6, Orlando celebrated the grand opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the brand new facility.

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Local veteran breaks ground on home in Winter Park

Vet celebrates homecoming

A wounded Army veteran came one step closer to finding a new home in Winter Park on Tuesday morning – the same day that soldiers across the country from past and present were honored and celebrated.

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Leary, Mackinnon announce candidacy for Winter Park mayor

Two announce candidacy

Winter Park residents can expect a heated election next March as at least two candidates hope to become the city’s new mayor.

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Mayors' Sole Challenge pits Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville in fitness battle

Cities battle for fitness

On Saturday, November 1, the cities of Winter Park, Eatonville and Maitland will compete for cash prizes in Healthy Central Florida’s third Mayors’ Sole Challenge.

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A new chapter for Winter Park's west side story

To redevelop or preserve?

An incoming development picking up steam could play a part in setting a new precedent for the west side of Winter Park – a community that is ever-evolving yet potentially losing its historic character.

Winter Park looks to ease code for large developments

Could make larger projects easier

A proposed change to Winter Park’s land development code could make final approval easier for larger developments along Park Avenue and construction within wetland areas.

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Winter Park will stick with existing parking codes

Troubles won't be cured by code

Current parking codes in Winter Park were given the thumbs up during Monday’s City Commission meeting, despite Park Avenue’s consistent parking problems and the ongoing parking battle outside Trader Joe’s.

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Safer pedestrian crossings help disabled in Winter Park

Pedestrian crossing safety improves

For the last few years, Keith Wiedemann wasn’t sure if he could make it across Aloma Avenue alive. If a car ran a red light or turned right on a red, the blind Winter Park resident couldn’t see it.

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Scouts prepare site for Winter Park peacock fountain

Prep begins for peacock fountain

Winter Park Life Scout John Michael Thomas could have the fountain paying tribute to a fallen friend fully funded within the next couple weeks. And the site for the fountain is already being prepared.

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Mixed-use development plans for Mt. Vernon Inn site revealed

What will replace Mt. Vernon Inn?

Winter Park residents got their first glimpse last Tuesday night of the latest version of Unicorp’s newest development along U.S. Highway 17-92.