Action could affect events
Incidents involving alcohol, substance abuse and violence have led to Rollins College suspending all its fraternities this week.
Region progresses in becoming pedestrian-friendly
Healthy Central Florida began its mission of creating a healthier community five years ago, and city officials are looking back on the progress so far.
'No place like a clean home'
One Baldwin Park-based cleaning business is using a unique business model to add a personal touch to every home they visit.
City seeks support from state
Maitland seeks quality buildings by possibly stopping wood-frame construction.
Maitland considers housing cap
When it comes to apartments in Maitland, Mayor Dale McDonald is asking when enough is enough.
Seidel, Naylor square off
The race for Seat 1 on the Winter Park City Commission begins. Here's a quick look at the two candidates and their big campaign issues.
Center receives three threats
The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando has received three bomb threats this month, compared to the one bomb scare reported in all of 2016.
Manuel sworn in
David Manuel returns to the Maitland Police Department after a three-year stint serving on the University of Central Florida police force — experience he believes will come in handy as the new police chief.
Former deputy chief returns
Maitland City Manager Sharon Anselmo announced in an email Friday to the City Council that David Manuel will take up the job as Maitland police chief as of Jan. 16.
Mayor to help cost
Former mayor Howard Schieferdecker got approval Monday to deck out Minnehaha Park with a new amenity: an observation deck.
New eats on the way
Maitland foodies have a lot to look forward to as two new restaurants are arriving this year.
Plan could lead to park space
The answer to adding more parkland under the Maitland’s purview could be as simple as changing a few sentences in its code to use land it already owns.
Maitland ridership low
A program set up between Uber and the city of Maitland to get SunRail riders to their destinations isn't getting as much use as expected.
Can be built in MLK Park
The saga regarding where Winter Park’s new library should be built closed its final chapter this week, as a judge ruled on Tuesday that the library can be constructed in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
OCPS names Teacher of the Year
Maitland teacher Christina Arenth was recently honored by Orange County Public Schools as the 2018 Teacher of the Year.
A&H director steps down
Art & History Museums – Maitland’s executive director and CEO Andrea Bailey Cox has chosen to step down from her position, effective Dec. 19.
Construction changes routes
Traffic pattern changes have been rampant at the Maitland Boulevard and Interstate 4 interchange – a result of the ongoing $2.3 billion Ultimate I-4 project.
Fiddler's Green hits two decades
Irish pub Fiddler's Green recently celebrated two decades in Winter Park. Owner Donal O’Brien said it’s the people – both its customers and staff – who have defined the pub’s 20-year existence.
Maitland explores ordinance
A pending ordinance in Maitland would create a protected 25-foot buffer zone around any wetlands in the city, and provide protective guidelines as to how those areas should be treated.
Veterans come together
Navy Veterans gathered in Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park last month for a moving reunion at the former site of their old training facility.
Political newcomer Emily Bonilla unseated incumbent County Commissioner Ted Edwards in the District 5 race on Tuesday.
County sees record numbers
Orange County voters are on the verge of making history as early voting numbers are set to hit an all-time high.
From the ground up
The development that is slated to become Maitland’s new downtown is finally rising from the ground after shovels first started moving dirt in June. But not all city residents are happy with what they see so far.
Maitland calls out Duke Energy
Maitland officials said they were not thrilled with the lack of communication they got from Duke Energy during Hurricane Matthew, hoping the power provider will do better next time.
Flyover would smooth traffic flow
Maitland is looking into building a bridge to keep cut-through traffic off of Maitland Avenue and make Maitland Boulevard traffic flow more smoothly.
Hope's band comes back
Col. Bill Tate watched Bob Hope’s legendary holiday USO show live 50 years ago, and he just saw it come back to life in Winter Park.
Lobbyist position under scrutiny
Maitland residents pay their state lobbyist a per capita rate higher – in some cases double – what other cities pay.
Residents push for safety
Side-view mirrors have whizzed inches from Karen Simasek’s head. She’s watched as a car almost hit her nephew as he pedaled down her street.
City buys property
Maitland recently voted to purchase a 35-year-old medical office building — a potential site for more downtown parking.
Maitland Chamber milestone
The Chamber is celebrating its 60 years of consecutive service this month, hosting its own birthday party at Sam Snead’s Tavern on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Maitland project shapes downtown
Twelve years ago redeveloping Maitland’s downtown was still a dream. That vision came closer to reality last week with the approval of Maitland Estates.
New design revealed
Maitland City Council are looking at a new design for the city's main street.
Bike paths popping up
According to BikeOrlando.net, there are more than 150 miles of paved, off-street bike paths within a 30-mile radius of downtown Orlando.
Project presses on
A Maitland apartment complex project approved in 2004 is back with a new developer and a new name.
Funding falls flat
Maitland won’t fund Performing Arts of Maitland for the first time in a decade.
Maitland may withhold funding
Maitland's last transportation study was done in 2004, but the city isn't sure if it wants to spend the funding for a new study just yet.
Cities set tax rates
With a traffic-calming measure proposed by a commissioner, money to pay for it voted down.
Maitland officers saved many lives during shooting
The two young officers, with less than seven years of patrol experience between them, raced toward what they’d been told was an active shooter scene, the ongoing scene of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
New brand comes together
Maitland’s new brand is coming together. Literally. Planning and branding firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates revealed its marketing plan for Maitland last Thursday, with the tagline, “Come Together!”
What is Maitland?
Maitland is going through a bit of an existential crisis this week, with city officials, staff and residents being plagued with the question: What is Maitland?
Midge Ruff still spritely
Waking up the morning of her 105th birthday, declared “Midge Ruff Day” in the city of Winter Park, she accomplished a goal she set five years earlier when she first entered the elite club of centenarians.
Master plan makeover
Residents got their first view of the new master plan draft in a meeting in City Hall last week.
Baldwin Parker does it all
He can be the man you call when you need your front-door lock fixed, or when you need a new ballroom dance partner
Quiet zone price tag doubles
Complaints from Maitland city officials have been anything but quiet this month, after news that safety improvements to the city’s seven railroad crossings are expected to cost double compared to original estimates.
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.
Businesses step up
More and more local businesses are looking to give back to the victims of Sunday’s Pulse nightclub shooting.
Winter Parkers flood blood bank
Fifty-seven Central Floridians walked in the front door of Winter Park's OneBlood center, and out with a bandage circling the crook of their arm. In between entrance and exit, they waited an average of five hours.
Donors give blood to help victims
The Big Red Bus in Maitland was overwhelmed by those looking to donate blood in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
How much will it cost?
The last time Maitland updated its citywide traffic study, SunRail wasn’t a thing. Downloadable mobile apps, let alone on-demand ride service ones, didn’t exist.
More than skin deep
Resouluna focuses on improving the bodies' outer most layer to help boost clients confidence in all aspects of life.