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.
Maitland makes choice
Maitland won’t have to look far to fill its vacant city manager seat. The person they want to hire is already sitting in it.
Maitland passes program
Next time you dial up an Uber instead of hopping in the driver seat, the city of Maitland will help pay your way.
First director in four years
For the first time in four years the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce has someone manning the helm as executive director.
Army general turned analyst
Mark and Sue Hertling have found a home in Baldwin Park, where Mark broadcasts interviews to CNN about military issues.
Library marks milestone
Many things have changed in Maitland since 1896. But one service has stayed constant: the Maitland Public Library.
Maitland Avenue deal pushed back
On Monday the Maitland City Council agreed to postpone the city signing an interlocal agreement with Orange County to take ownership of Maitland Avenue.
Creating Maitland's core
Developer David Lamm is in the middle of developing the hub of what will be Maitland’s redeveloped downtown, Maitland City Centre.
The Maitland City Council is again second-guessing what Independence Lane should look like, frustrating developers.
Honoring Naval history
They call him “Boats.” He’s the man in the sailor’s cap with his hands stuck deep in his peacoat’s pockets. He stands 7 feet tall and weighs in at about 1,000 pounds.
Jim Williams is out
The Maitland City Council took its final step to fire City Manager Jim Williams on Monday. The Council voted unanimously to terminate Williams’ employment at its April 25 meeting.
Welcome to The Jungle
It was 14 seconds that would change Petruzelli’s life, and motivate him to open The Jungle MMA and Fitness gym in Orlando.
Updating its master plan
Maitland City Council members pulled out their crystal balls on Monday imagining what the future of Maitland’s downtown will look like 10 years from today.
City changes code
Maitland has a vision for the remainder of its yet-to-be realized dream downtown, and it includes only mixed-use and commercial developments.
City contemplates contract
Maitland is considering an über change in plans regarding how it helps residents commute within the city.
Council votes to can manager
Jim Williams is out. Maitland passed a preliminary resolution on Monday to fire its city manager, after he's served eight years in the city's top position.
Maitland contemplates change
Maitland's city manager's days at the helm may be numbered.
Wins over Dabby
In a race between two Maitland Planning and Zoning Commission members named Mike, Mike Thomas came out on top on Monday, winning Seat 1 on the Maitland City Council.
Mailer targets candidate
Both Maitland City Council candidates Mike Dabby and Mike Thomas spoke out in favor of the city raising its taxes in 2014 – but only one of them is being attacked for it in a recent campaign mailer.
Candidates face off
Maitland candidates Mike Dabby and Mike Thomas took to the mic on Thursday to voice their opinions on traffic and development in the city.
Election kicks off
With a dozen days left until Election Day, candidates are entering crunch time while early-bird voters flock to the polls.
Benefit for guide dogs
Malcolm goes wherever Richard does. Home, work, the theater, Malcolm follows like a shadow at his side.
Apartments, retail in
Maitland Concourse North was voted through with a 4-1 vote by the Maitland City Council.
Neighbors issue concern
Residents saw a trailer of what’s to come with the Enzian Theater’s planned expansion at a Maitland Planning & Zoning Commission meeting last month.
Go feast on the 50
Three decades of Winter Park High School students have stepped onto the turf of Showalter Field since the last time the stadium was renovated.
Maitland Concourse decision
After nearly 20 hours of discussion stretched out over five hearings, the Maitland City Council is bumping up against a deadline to decide whether they will allow the proposed Maitland Concourse North development.
Choir for those with memory loss
The Musical Minds Choir is made up of adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers.