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Student helps start urban farm on Rollins campus

Rollins gets gardening

The idea of a campus garden stemmed from a visit to Rollins by “An Inconvenient Truth” producer and environmental activist Laurie David.

Woman's body found in Winter Park creek

No cause of death known

A woman’s body was found in a Winter Park creek on Friday, but police still don’t know what brought her life to an end.

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Winter Park lights up debate over street lighting costs

How much to spend on lights?

The Winter Park City Commission looked at options to install new decorative lighting in the city during their March 23 meeting, with the potential price tags being much higher than expected.

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Winter Park board looks to name pavilion after pastor

Naming a pavilion in his honor

Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted on March 18 to name the pavilion in Shady Park after Rev. Mitchell Dawkins.

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Celebrate Mr. Rogers' Be My Neighbor Day

City celebrates Mister Rogers

Zip up your cardigans, lace up your sneakers and get ready for a beautiful day in the neighborhood, as Winter Park celebrates America’s favorite neighbor with a new local holiday on Sunday.

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Free weekend SunRail rides boost Park Avenue business

Free rides give biz boost

Winter Park businesses along Park Avenue saw an economic uptick over the weekend as SunRail brought in thousands of visitors at no cost for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

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Late-blooming author honored for activism by WPHS

Author fights for animal rights

The thought of being an author hadn’t occurred to Ginny Rorby in her younger years. In fact, the Winter Park High School graduate of 1962 says she hardly passed her classes.

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Winter Park election shatters fundraising record

Campaign funds hit all-time high

Winter Park’s recent mayoral election may be welcoming in a new era of leadership, but it also shattered a previous campaign funding record, with even more money coming from outside Winter Park.

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Will Hauver inspires Egg Crack Challenge

Rollins athlete inspires challenge

A month after the athletic lacrosse player’s sudden death from Type I diabetes in February, Will Hauver’s joke is now a charity movement of its own.

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Red-light camera study sparks controversy

Debate over crash counts

Winter Park has once again renewed the use of its red light cameras – devices that studies by a former Florida Highway Patrol officer report show may be unnecessary in the city of culture and heritage.

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Ken Bradley marks final meeting as Winter Park mayor

Gavel closes mayor's term

Winter Park took a moment to honor a departing elected official on Monday as Mayor Ken Bradley presided over his final City Commission meeting while in office.

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Winter Park looks to change historic designation process

Defining what is historic

Winter Park is on its way to passing a new historic preservation ordinance that could make it easier for a neighborhood to become a historic district.

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Winter Park candidates spar in local debates

Winter Park candidates debate

Winter Park took a better look at the four candidates vying for two open seats on the City Commission this month as an ongoing series of public debates were held throughout the city.

Funding on track to install quiet zones in Maitland, Winter Park

Funding comes in for quiet zones

Winter Park and Maitland railroad crossings are set to get significantly quieter in the next three years.

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Rollins College names new president

Meet Rollins' new president

A six-month-long search came to an end last week as Winter Park’s liberal arts college announced Grant Cornwell as its new president.