New trail head
A vacant lot in Winter Park long left empty might become the city’s newest park.
Tree policy changes
Winter Park has found a potential way to rejuvenate its tree canopy faster and keep it healthier – but it might come at the expense of the tree canopy on the west side of the city.
Ordinance gets first pass
Property rights and historic preservation clashed on Monday night as Winter Park City Commissioners took their first look at a new controversial historic preservation ordinance – and made several policy-shaking votes.
Regulating street musicians
Street musicians performing in downtown Winter Park might have to face the music and move elsewhere if a proposed city ordinance becomes law.
Suspect on the loose
A man was shot near Pennsylvania Avenue on Halloween night – and Winter Park Police are still searching for an attempted murder suspect on the loose.
Voters may fund new library
The decision as to whether a new Winter Park Public Library will be constructed or not may lie in the hands of voters this March.
Town Council votes
After five hours of deliberation and combing through evidence, Eatonville resident Eric McIntyre was reinstated as chief of police on Tuesday after receiving notice that he was fired last Tuesday.
Winter Parker competes
Winter Parker Sean Holcomb will compete for a trip to Nashville on Wednesday in the 103.1 The Wolf Songwriter Rounds competition finals.
Terminated after a month
Eatonville’s newest police chief was fired on Tuesday after just a month on the job, but the chief isn’t going down without a fight.
How to preserve it?
A process roughly two years in the making is finally near an end as the Winter Park Historic Preservation Board voted last Wednesday to approve a draft of the newly crafted historic preservation ordinance.
Ninth SunRail vs. vehicle accident
A SunRail train struck yet another vehicle – this time in Winter Park – last Thursday in an incident that may have caused the most damage yet since the rail line’s inception.
Residents want rezoning
Does Winter Park have enough schools for its students? One neighborhood has come together in pursuit of a common goal: to put their children in the Winter Park school system.
Where sidewalks end
A planned sidewalk project meant to make one Winter Park neighborhood safer might instead create new hazards for children walking to Brookshire Elementary School.
A Winter Park dentist was arrested last month after allegedly making more than $5,500 in fraudulent claims to Medicaid for procedures that were never performed on her child patients.
Man arrested for attempted murder
A Winter Park man was arrested last Wednesday after shooting at two men outside a Wawa gas station, just moments after asking them for a cigarette.
Cities keep taxes steady
Winter Park and Maitland both held the line on their millage rates on Monday as the city officials voted to keep tax rates steady from last year.
Debating property's fate
A proposal to place an assisted living/memory care facility at the former Progress Point site along Orange Avenue received mixed reactions last week.
Winter Park’s Crosby YMCA is getting torn down and rebuilt – part of a larger facility and partnership that focuses on overall health.
Grave found in Winter Park
The long search for the remains of a fallen U.S. Marine has recently ended in the city of culture and heritage – and it all started with a watch and a knife.
Malfunction causes blaze
A faulty electric wheelchair was the culprit in a Winter Park house fire last week, leaving behind melted plastic and questions regarding the safety of certain electric wheelchairs.
Street to get a makeover
New York Avenue is set to get a facelift – an effort to bring the charm of Park Avenue to another downtown Winter Park road.
Taping reserves for renovations
Winter Park has set aside money to renovate the Winter Park County Club, though from a controversial source.
Wounded vet moves in
Last week, Sgt. First Class Bacary Sambou of the United States Army was given the keys to his new Winter Park home – a donation that’s been more than a year in the making.
Adding to the force
Winter Park is looking to hire two new police officers as part of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year – a response to ongoing crime within the city.
Hospital to grow
Winter Park Memorial Hospital is officially expanding its facilities – looking to meet the needs of a growing local population.
Dog shooting spurs action
For one pet owner, it was an unjustified attack on her dog. For one gun owner, it was simply an act of self-defense.
Check it out
The Winter Park Public Library is hoping the local community will come check out its 11th annual Bash for Books event to raise money for library programming.
More seniors moving in?
An assisted living facility project planned in Winter Park might be the latest addition to the six-way intersection of Orange Avenue, Denning Drive and Minnesota Avenue.
Funding the theater
The Winter Park Playhouse is facing budget battles as it works to make its home permanent before curtain call.
The Winter Park Police Department has promoted its third deputy chief in six months, part of a wave of high-ranking officers who have recently departed or announced their imminent retirement.
Smaller road, safer cyclists?
Local residents are torn between safety and limiting traffic problems as one project aiming to make a Winter Park road more pedestrian-friendly takes its first steps forward.
City gets bike-share stop
Juice Bike Share will be opening up its first bike station for use in Winter Park at the Valencia College campus off of Morse Boulevard later this month.
Restricting board members?
A proposal to potentially restrict how Winter Park’s advisory board members speak to news media was raised during a meeting last month between two city officials.
New bay for fire station
A new fire engine bay planned for an outdated station in Winter Park may be the fire department’s latest method to get to emergencies faster.
Maitland votes for increase
After raising taxes for the first time in seven years last year, Maitland is on its way to bumping rates again. Across city lines, Winter Park City Commissioners also considered an uptick in the millage on Monday.
Paying for more police
A discussion broke out among City Commissioners on Monday about whether or not the city should unfreeze four positions in the Winter Park Police Department – a measure that might be needed to keep up with the city’s crime.
Purse snatcher throws bleach
One Orlando resident is behind bars after committing an alleged robbery in Winter Park with an unusual weapon.
Former Winter Parker arrested
A former Winter Park businessman has been arrested in Texas for alleged fraud, a crime he became known for in the city of culture and heritage.
Lack of affordable housing
The approval of a new townhome development in Winter Park on Monday in place of an existing neighborhood has left a burning question: Is Winter Park affordable for everyone?
Hospital looks to grow
Winter Park Memorial Hospital is looking to expand – a reaction to the area’s growing senior population.
Winter Park is planting a new policy rooted in honoring the city’s oldest residents.
Park pet tribute on hold
A tribute to Winter Park’s departed pets set for Lake Baldwin Park is resting in peace for now, as Florida officials ruled the memorial was prohibited in the park.
Tree crashes down
One Winter Park family is without a home after a tree fell onto their house along Douglas Avenue last month.
Relocating to MLK Park?
The Winter Park Library Facility Task Force gave its final presentation on a new public library to Winter Park City Commissioners on Monday after a year of intensive research and meetings.
Winter Park said goodbye to a cherished landmark on Monday as demolition began of the Mt. Vernon Inn, making way for a new development in its place along U.S. Highway 17-92.
Making over city gateway
Winter Park has taken yet another step to spruce up one of its most neglected corridors along Fairbanks Avenue.
A Casselberry man was arrested by federal agents last Thursday after he was caught selling homemade explosive devices in Winter Park.
Plans for mega renovations
The golf course Nick Faldo has called “Winter Park National” is on the verge of getting a professional makeover – and a few new features.
Questioning an extension
Winter Park could be coming closer to a new Whole Foods Market location and an extension of Lee Road to help traffic along U.S. Highway 17-92, but it may come at a great financial risk to the city.
Vet's house almost finished
A year-long effort to give a wounded U.S. Army veteran a new house in Winter Park has reached the home stretch, with construction completed and the site nearly ready for the home’s installation.