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.
Add your input
Residents interested in helping plan the future of Maitland’s parks are encouraged to park themselves in Maitland City Hall next Wednesday.
New pond option presented
The new proposal is the third iteration of plans presented by the developer for the layout of its required retention pond.
No Maitland spring festival
Art festival season will be one show shorter this year, after the Maitland Chamber of Commerce voted to cancel this year’s Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts at a meeting late last month.
Eyesore is demolished
As Maitland City Council members picked apart the details of a development deal that would fell the city’s last orange grove, the old, dilapidated Winn-Dixie property came down in pieces outside.
Lotus Computers ships PCs and laptops nationwide, building each by hand in the company’s Altamonte Springs workshop.
In March, Maitland will elect one new City Council member, and his name will be Mike.
Mayor Grant said Maitland shouldn’t expect a cent back in response to the invoice sent to Eatonville for services provided by the city of Maitland during the Riding Big Car Show.
A&H looks to grow
Last week, Maitland’s Development Review Committee approved conceptual site plans presented by A&H for a proposed 10,000-square-foot expansion to the Maitland Art Center’s campus.
New pond plans
Residents are expected to flood the Maitland City Council Chambers on Monday to hear how local developers plan to smooth over the waves created by their plans to take over three acres of wetlands and fill it in with a retention pond.
Main street to gain a block
Maitland’s main street will gain an extra block northward, after Maitland City Council members voted to extend Independence Lane on Monday.
Class keep you young
Since October, Linda Ross has taken classes at the Maitland Art Center geared toward helping seniors, such as herself, unleash their inner artists.
Banking on development
On Monday, JoAnne Snodgrass and her contracted developer, Scott Ryan, presented the Maitland City Council with a decades-in-the-making ultimatum.