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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.

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Local businesses host benefits for Pulse shooting victims

Pulse victims see support

The giving keeps going in Winter Park and Maitland this week, as local businesses continue to organize benefits for victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

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Winter Park votes to undo bolstering of historic preservation ordinance

Preservation laws changed

The Winter Park City Commission voted to amend its historic preservation ordinance during its meeting last Monday – undoing the changes voted through by the Commission last December meant to better protect historic homes in the 134-year-old city.

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Mead Botanical Garden finishes Lake Lillian restoration project

Lake Lillian gets a lift

City officials and residents gathered at Mead Botanical Garden last Thursday to celebrate the restoration of one acre of the Lake Lillian wetlands, as well as a new boardwalk path opening to the public.

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Orlando, Central Florida rise up following horrific Pulse shooting

Orlando unites after shooting

Orlando turned to hope, flooding the globe with images and stories of lines of blood donors hundreds long, volunteers passing out thousands of bottles of water to mourners, of millions united in a defiant grief.

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Rollins College vigil held to mourn Pulse shooting victims

Winter Park mourns victims

The ceremony at Knowles Memorial Chapel gave locals a chance to reflect on the loss of life and what happens next for a hurting city.