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SunRail riders give Park Avenue merchants a boost

Train riders boost biz

Winter Park merchants along Park Avenue saw sales and foot traffic soar in the first month of SunRail rides, leaving them hoping to see the trend continue.

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Rollins College president resigns

Duncan steps down

Rollins College will have a new president by this summer – a turn of events that may have stemmed from unrest in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Winter Park Boy Scout to erect fountain for fallen friend

Honoring Elizabeth

A 13-year-old girl’s spirit will live on in Winter Park’s Central Park if an old friend’s endeavor succeeds: placing a peacock fountain at the center of the park’s tranquil rose garden.

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Commission calls for re-vote to allow bigger buildings

Commission to re-vote

A change to Winter Park’s Comprehensive Plan allowing more development of a larger size is set to come back before the City Commission, despite commissioners already voting it down by a count of 3-1 last month.

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City nears deal to bring in minor league baseball

A step toward the minors

Rollins College, the Brevard Manatees Single-A baseball team, and the city of Winter Park are nearing an agreement to bring the Manatees to Rollins’ Alfond Stadium.

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Massive Winter Park Ravaudage for sale

Bellows' project up for grabs

Developer Dan Bellows recently put his 75-acre Ravaudage Development up for sale through commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley.

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Winter Park commission axes idea to increase development size

No more bigger buildings

Winter Park residents wary of more development breathed a sigh of relief last Monday after a proposed change to the comprehensive plan came down to a single vote by the City Commission.

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Winter Park Commission considers Lee Road extension

City considers extensions

Winter Park officials discussed a new approach to realigning Lee Road on Monday – hoping to solve local traffic problems without creating new ones.

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Goldenrod KinderCare crash leaves locals with questions

Driver had long rap sheet

They boarded up the gaping hole at the northwest corner of the brick and cinderblock Goldenrod Road KinderCare, but the void inside the hearts and minds of parents and children still remained.

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Winter Park Memorial shuts down cardiac-pulmonary rehab

Rehab patients forced to adapt

A cardiac-pulmonary rehab program gave Fran Gramarosa a better quality of life, but that isn't stopping the program from shutting down.

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Winter Park library takes on technology

Library considers new location

The tech-savvy “maker” generation may have a place to become the next music maven, video producer or industrial designer: the Winter Park Public Library.

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Central Florida’s health kick pays off

Local counties tops in health

Central Florida counties earned bragging rights recently for their health and fitness as they topped the charts on a statewide ranking.

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Wounded soldier to receive new home in Winter Park

Hero hopes for a comeback

Sgt. Bacary Sambou nearly lost his life in Afghanistan. Now he's found a place to call home: a donated house in Winter Park.

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Mead Garden restoration plans could transform wetland

Mead proposes dredging plans

A restoration project for the Lake Lillian Wetlands at Mead Botanical Garden could bring new life to the dark, murky habitat – an effort that would eliminate other wildlife and vegetation in the process.

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Legal loophole found in Winter Park's loitering ordinance

Court says its unconstitutional

Judges declared a portion of the city’s loitering ordinance unlawful on March 20 after realizing it gave residents the right to create a 50-foot no protest buffer around their homes.