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Letters to the Editor: Whales aren’t circus props

Watching the riveting new documentary “Blackfish” brought back so many painful memories of the anguish Unna and Katina felt from being ripped apart.

If you care about animals, please, never buy a ticket to any marine theme park.

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A consensus, not a controversy

Recently, the City Commission unanimously passed a new ordinance to revise the rules for restaurants in the Park Avenue area.

Letter to the editor: Stop overfunding MAHA

Mayor Schieferdecker and Councilman Valdes ignored the main thrust of the petitioners and tried to discredit them.

Because the city has already agreed to give MAHA a 51-year evergreen lease, its only tool left for challenging MAHA to perform is funding. This should be used with deliberate conviction.

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Moving Winter Park's most valuable room.

What an innovative approach to solving the Capen House dilemma.

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Hurricanes are not our biggest threat

Earthquakes are not foreign to Florida; just none have occurred in the last century.

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An eye-opening statement

Recently developer Dan Bellows proposed a plan for his Ravaudage development a so-called “Interlocal” agreement.

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One of the most asinine statements I have ever heard from a public official

In one of the most asinine statements I have ever heard from a public official, Commissioner Steven Leary opined, “50 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing."

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For at least one day, groundbreaking preservation accomplishment trumped special interests.

For at least one day (and hopefully many, many more!), groundbreaking preservation accomplishment trumped special interests.

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A commitment to this developer now will set a precedent others may expect.

A commitment to this developer now will set a precedent others may expect.

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Clyde Moore is a real gem

A bright light appeared in your paper, a column by Clyde Moore.

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Spend more to prepare and adapt

There is a source of money that should now be tapped to help prepare for the next big storms that will inevitably hit the Eastern Seaboard in future years.

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Getting veterans back to work

With the job market still in recovery, being a veteran with a disability can make finding work even more difficult.

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Elect a new leader on Nov. 6

Logical sense says get a new leader, turn the people loose to maximize their ingenuity and enjoy the prosperity that it will bring.

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A healthier Halloween

With all the candy-centered festivities that Halloween brings, many people fear the effect sugary treats will have on their weight and overall health.

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The proposed new ordinance seems terribly flawed relative to consistency of what will be removed and what is to be replaced…

I would to compliment the city on the wonderful improvements that have been made to the Winter Park Country Club.

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Embrace diversity of thought

Democracy thrives on diversity of thought and should always be welcomed by both the left and right.

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Dead trees do pose issue

Something has to be done about all of the dead trees in Winter Park that are creating a hazard for our citizens.

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If you go to The Winter Park Public Library you will find The New Leaf Bookstore within the library itself!

Staff writer Brittni Johnson paved the way that led me to fulfill my lifelong dream.

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Mascot Games brings “New Hope for Kids”

The 20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games delighted thousands of area families and children as one of the summer’s most fun and inexpensive attractions.

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Has anyone noticed the increased clutter in our city? … The political signs may be an eyesore, but at least they go away.

These new laws, which purport to be designed to stop voter fraud may seem so on their face, but, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details.

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This could create a long-term problem that could change the character of Park Avenue forever.

Were the pilgrims smarter than us?

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As a registered voter with proper ID, I too am concerned with being disenfranchised.

Re: “The freedom to vote is at stake”

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Winter Park stuck in the 20th century

Evidence that Winter Park in so many ways remains stuck in the 20th century.

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The Park Avenue zoning change is not good for Winter Park. We want shops along the Avenue that bring in consumers and tourists.

The Park Avenue zoning change is not good for Winter Park.

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Were property owners on the remainder of Park Avenue informed about this meeting?

Communication falters in rescheduling of Planning and Zoning meeting.

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Thoughts on renaming Lake Island Park

Winter Park’s past was nothing to be proud of and naming a park after Dr. King does little to erase that.

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What might better benefit monetary funding is the merging of Maitland into Winter Park…

Ken Bradley, using the power given to him as mayor of Winter Park, altered the order of the agenda at the May 14 City Commission meeting.

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Thanks for letting me reach back to those fond memories. I loved Cottrell’s. It was a kid’s delight….

Arriving in Winter Park in 1956 with the influx of Lockheed Martin (then Martin Marietta), I remember well the evolution of Park Avenue.

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What is the future for the city of trees if the city now refuses to maintain the trees they planted 50 years ago!

One of the gateways to our community has now been visually ruined with the corridor of newly V-shaped trees in the right-of-way.

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It is misleading to send this picture with the message that it’s an example of the city’s practice for pruning trees.

Tax hikes rooted in envy

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Taking care of our neighbors is an American value, and feeding our neighbors is a shared responsibility.

Thank you Brittni Johnson for your headline article “Nursery kindles young minds” (published April 19).

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This Earth Day, make a difference through the simple act of donating clothing or household items.

With the proliferation of advice on sustainable living, it’s no wonder that consumers are overwhelmed by the thought of going green.

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I’d feel a whole lot better seeing a officer on the downtown beat than an unmonitored camera overhead.

When are we going to tell the federal government that we don’t want to send them filet mignon in the form of income taxation and then compete for rendered pork?

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Ravaudage would be a positive improvement for that area of Winter Park and would provide many jobs.

Ravaudage will shine

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For about four to five years in the late 2000s, the banks had everything going their way and they made a bundle.

Banks got themselves into this mess

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What is it about Winter Park that makes you smile? Whatever it is, embrace and enjoy it!

Every time I drive by the Rollins baseball field (Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field) and see the sign, “GAME TODAY” I smile.

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There's a feeling that Park Avenue is becoming more of a "restaurant row" but closings may be countering openings.

Here’s what readers on wpmobserver.com are writing about the March 8 guest column “Celebrate Winter Park’s businesses”.

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The statement, "We're always doing all that we can to ensure student safety," is not completely true.

School should do more to ensure safety

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Winter Park has experienced several traffic related deaths that may have been attributed to distracted driving.

You are 23 times more likely to have an accident while driving distracted.

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Louis Roney, I have tears in my eyes, knowing that all you write about your relationship with Joy is true.

Happy Valentine’s Day to a wonderful couple who exemplifies the meaning of love.

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The article Isaac Babcock wrote (“Waiting to say ‘I love you’”) was so touching and has moved me to tears.

For whatever your reasons — mostly grandiose — you've elected to take on a truly uphill battle in an attempt to make SunRail a success.

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Provide a venue for two-way communication and the archiving of opinions from all sides.

Congratulations to Ken Bradley and to everyone that voted for him.

Letters to the Editor: Elections

There is no reason why the Commission should have separate meetings to discuss issues important to the citizens of Winter Park.

Citizen input belongs at regular meetings

Letters to the Editor: Vote for Ken Bradley

Ken Bradley has kept our tax rates low and balanced our city budget without sacrificing our essential services.

Ken Bradley has kept our tax rates low and balanced our city budget without sacrificing our essential services.

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Maybe Ms. Miles would be best served to take the “look before you leap” approach.

Maybe Ms. Miles would be best served to take the “look before you leap” approach.

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Have you corroborated Mayor Bradley’s claims of growing the general fund reserve?

As 2011 comes to a close, America’s big banks remain in the spotlight.

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In Orange County Public Schools, the true number of homeless students could reach more than 10,000.

In Orange County Public Schools, the true number of homeless students could reach more than 10,000.

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If you need help getting in the holiday spirit, visit downtown Winter Park; there is a lot going on this week.

If you need help getting in the holiday spirit, visit downtown Winter Park; there is a lot going on this week.

Thanksgiving: so much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving: so much to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It's a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have.

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With our busy schedules, some may think it’s difficult to find time to commit to volunteer activities.

With our busy schedules, some may think it’s difficult to find time to commit to volunteer activities.

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