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Winter Park Commission crowns champion 'Cats

WPHS teams win big

The Winter Park City Commission chamber was at the point of overflow on Monday as dozens of Winter Park High School student athletes were honored for recent state and national championship victories.

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Winter Park debates who should help preserve city history

Architect voted down

A proposal from Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary to appoint new members to the Historic Preservation Board was shot down on Monday by three City Commissioners.

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Winter Park volleyball player gets recruited in first round

Volleyballer over comes odds

For the first time on record a boys volleyball player from Florida was recruited to the No. 1 collegiate volleyball program in the nation — and he was pulled right off Winter Park’s home court.

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Winter Park residents fear development could increase traffic woes

Residents fear more congestion

Winter Park residents raised concerns last week that a new bank set to be built at the northwest corner of Lakemont and Aloma avenues could further complicate an ongoing traffic problem.

Commissioner fears skewed visioning for Winter Park

Questioning committee choices

The credibility of the city’s upcoming visioning process to determine Winter Park’s future direction was called into question on Monday by City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper.

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Plans approved to replace Mt. Vernon Inn

Development is in

The new project that will replace Winter Park’s historic Mt. Vernon Inn has been given the green light to start construction.

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Commissioner looks for new ways to temper traffic

New ways to curb slow downs

Winter Park continues to see new development springing up across the city, but how do the growing buildings impact traffic?

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Eat More Produce leaves Winter Park

Market packs its bags

A Winter Park market has moved its business outside of city limits after the owner claims he was unfairly treated by city code compliance.

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Winter Park plans to quash red-light camera lawsuit

City to quash lawsuit

Winter Park may already have a strong case to quash a lawsuit over how the city implements its red-light camera program.

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City board frowns on use of utility funding

Debate over funding

Winter Park’s electric, sewer and water funds are now footing some of the bill for donations to outside organizations, to the dismay of several utilities advisory board members.

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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.