Managing editor says goodbye
It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know Winter Park and Maitland through a journalist’s eyes. Now I’m excited to be on the other side, as a resident in the community.
Man was suicidal
The suspect surrendered after about a two-hour standoff and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Olympics' big shift
London Olympics commentator Rowdy Gaines of Lake Mary talks swimming’s evolution, Phelps’ future and the drowning epidemic.
Stories about Rollins College's football team and senior photography class win state awards.
The Winter Park-Maitland Observer won awards in three categories at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper awards on July 7.
Rebranding ourselves as the Community Media Division of Turnstile Media Group will allow our titles to grow as a more cohesive unit.
Friends seek answers
The two burned bodies found on the Cady Way Trail early Sunday morning are of Winter Park High School students.
Howard Schieferdecker was overwhelmed Tuesday by the support throughout the city, which had just re-elected him with 68 percent of the vote.
Gingrich stops by
Cities to elect mayors Tuesday; Gingrich stops by
Fire Station debuts
The $3.8 million, 15,500-square-foot, three-story Maitland Fire Station is “the personification of what a traditional station should like,” Chief Ken Neuhard said.
Early voting starts Saturday
The candidates for Maitland mayor answered residents’ questions for nearly three hours at a forum held Jan. 11.
Station unveiling is Jan. 19
Maitland's new fire station dedication is Jan. 19.
Only forum is Jan. 11
All three Maitland mayoral candidates plan to attend the one and only candidates’ forum planned before voters head to the polls on Jan. 31.
City plans infrastructure
Independence Lane extension study moves forward as plans materialize for a CVS Pharmacy.
Pushing for balance
About 250 Winter Park residents filled the new Winter Park Community Center on Monday night to kick off Nancy Miles’ campaign for mayor.
New, sleeker look
We’re proud to present to you the new and improved Winter Park-Maitland Observer.
One-ways for Maitland?
Maitland considers one-way streets to reduce quiet zones cost
Both Winter Park, Maitland mayors face challengers on Jan. 31.
13 cameras planned
Winter Park, Maitland put up seven cameras and plan six more.
City issues $10K credit
If developer Dan Bellows doesn’t pay Maitland $39,000 by Nov. 4, the city will send a demand letter that could lead to a water shutoff.
Winter Park and Maitland’s mayors announce re-election campaigns.
Program comes free to city
Criminals just paid to bring the K-9 program back to Maitland. The city will reinstate the program after a two-year hiatus using federal forfeiture funds.
Food truck event moves
The Lake Lily food truck event in Maitland is moving to Wednesdays, starting Oct. 19.
Protestors in downtown
Occupy Orlando brings 1,000 to City Hall
Ravaudage hangs in balance
Maitland’s tactic to recover $50,000 in overdue utility bills may have put its share of the Ravaudage project in danger.
New center unveiled
The new center will enrich the library’s current programming to include classes such as cultural cooking, nutrition, everyday finance, science fiction and astronomy.
$50K in overdue bills
City Council tabled a vote on a land-use amendment after it was revealed that the landowner, Benjamin Partners developer Dan Bellows, owes the city $50,000 in utility charges.
Culture takes hit
Maitland’s cultural partners take a $43,000 hit
Feds reject proposal
Maitland abandoned plans Friday to move its SunRail station closer to its downtown core.
Meeting on Sept. 2
Maitland wants to move its SunRail station closer to its downtown center, but the city has a tough battle ahead of it.
New plans unveiled
Maitland’s mayor will present a new vision for downtown redevelopment that includes shared parking during a workshop Friday.
City says lose 5%
Library, museums and musical group offer alternatives to decrease
Maitland City Council tabled an ordinance on Monday that would amend the city’s sign code to allow businesses to hang banners to promote openings and special events.
Paper nabs 8 awards
Observer Newspapers won eight awards on July 1 from the 2011 Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Contest.
Maitland rethinks signage
Maitland will consider an ordinance that would make it easier for businesses to use temporary sign banners
PAC wasn't formed
Some say it would be irresponsible for the city of Maitland to use taxpayer money to buy vacant homes
Gets spot on Nat'l Register
Officials say National Register spot will create sense of place, drive tourist traffic
City Hall will break ground
City Hall’s groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning is six years in the making
City wants to provide housing
Maitland wants to turn foreclosed homes into housing for police
Maitland is expected to approve an ordinance that prohibits simulated gaming devices from setting up shop in the city
A referendum that seeks permission for City Council to dole out tax incentives to businesses looking to relocate or expand in the city will appear on Maitland residents’ 2012 Presidential Primary ballots
Students study microgravity
Maitland Middle’s winning project studies effects of ethanol’s ability to kill E. coli in microgravity
Lake Lily hosts food truck cafe
Maitland hosted its first Food Truck Café at Lake Lily Park on Tuesday night
The Maitland City Council is moving ahead with steps to offer incentives for businesses looking to relocate to the city or expand there
Hodge leaves after 11 years
After a decade as director and 30 years as volunteer, Mary Hodge says goodbye
Festival showcases talent
Jazz was a new addition at this year's Baldwin Park art festival
Students slime teacher
Students slimed science teacher after surpassing fundraising goal for Jump Rope for Heart
David Lamm, developer and former Winter Park City Commission candidate, seeks to protect his name after a mailer incorrectly associated him with the Carlisle development.
Councilman-elect Valdes will be sworn in April 25
Congress members solicit input from visiting City Councilors