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A new fire engine bay planned for an outdated station in Winter Park may be the fire department’s latest method to get to emergencies faster.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.
Voter fraud suit stays
A judge denied a motion to dismiss lawsuits against Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant and the Orange County Canvassing Board last month, stemming from former mayor Bruce Mount’s accusations of voter fraud.
Affordable housing issues
Is there room for low-income residents in Winter Park? A group of Winter Park residents are distraught after learning they have to move out of their low-income duplexes to make way for a potential 30-unit townhome development.
Capen nears completion
A two-year endeavor to preserve one Winter Park historic home never felt closer to completion than it did on Tuesday for Debbie Komanski, executive director of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Keeping spending in check
A Winter Park advisory board is taking action to ensure the city’s utility funding isn’t spent on charities and projects in other cities.
Keeping intersection in check
Plans to construct a new bank in Winter Park have been approved – on the condition the bank plays a part in helping traffic flow nearby.
WPHS teams win big
The Winter Park City Commission chamber was at the point of overflow on Monday as dozens of Winter Park High School student athletes were honored for recent state and national championship victories.
Architect voted down
A proposal from Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary to appoint new members to the Historic Preservation Board was shot down on Monday by three City Commissioners.
WPHS wins big
Gibbons would rip off a final lap six seconds faster than the one before, her last 400 meters disappearing in 75.050 seconds.
Family copes with sinkhole
Maitland resident Jeff Nancarvis had no idea that what would start as an annoying humming sound would lead to a frightening discovery, and a sinking feeling for the next six years, triggering a legal battle to save his house — or to escape it.
Residents fear more congestion
Winter Park residents raised concerns last week that a new bank set to be built at the northwest corner of Lakemont and Aloma avenues could further complicate an ongoing traffic problem.
Questioning committee choices
The credibility of the city’s upcoming visioning process to determine Winter Park’s future direction was called into question on Monday by City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper.
Development is in
The new project that will replace Winter Park’s historic Mt. Vernon Inn has been given the green light to start construction.
New ways to curb slow downs
Winter Park continues to see new development springing up across the city, but how do the growing buildings impact traffic?
Market packs its bags
A Winter Park market has moved its business outside of city limits after the owner claims he was unfairly treated by city code compliance.
City to quash lawsuit
Winter Park may already have a strong case to quash a lawsuit over how the city implements its red-light camera program.
Debate over funding
Winter Park’s electric, sewer and water funds are now footing some of the bill for donations to outside organizations, to the dismay of several utilities advisory board members.
Pitcher throws complete game
Rodgers would pitch his second consecutive complete game to lead the Knights to a 5-1 win in their series finale. Rodgers struck out seven and didn’t give up any earned runs.
No cause of death known
A woman’s body was found in a Winter Park creek on Friday, but police still don’t know what brought her life to an end.
How much to spend on lights?
The Winter Park City Commission looked at options to install new decorative lighting in the city during their March 23 meeting, with the potential price tags being much higher than expected.
Mayor requests resignation
Eatonville is looking for a new police chief after a controversial request from newly elected Mayor Anthony Grant to the town’s department heads.
Easter events abound
The days leading up to April 5 mean plenty of egg-cellent Easter celebrations for Winter Park and Maitland residents to hop into.
Naming a pavilion in his honor
Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted on March 18 to name the pavilion in Shady Park after Rev. Mitchell Dawkins.
Free rides give biz boost
Winter Park businesses along Park Avenue saw an economic uptick over the weekend as SunRail brought in thousands of visitors at no cost for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
Election results challenged
Bruce Mount Jr., an Orlando attorney and son of now former-Mayor Bruce Mount, confirmed that he and his father will legally contest the results of the town’s March 7 election for mayor.
Campaign funds hit all-time high
Winter Park’s recent mayoral election may be welcoming in a new era of leadership, but it also shattered a previous campaign funding record, with even more money coming from outside Winter Park.
Debate over crash counts
Winter Park has once again renewed the use of its red light cameras – devices that studies by a former Florida Highway Patrol officer report show may be unnecessary in the city of culture and heritage.
Gavel closes mayor's term
Winter Park took a moment to honor a departing elected official on Monday as Mayor Ken Bradley presided over his final City Commission meeting while in office.
Winter Park's new mayor
Steven Leary won his first mayoral seat, while Greg Seidel won his first ever elected office.
Defining what is historic
Winter Park is on its way to passing a new historic preservation ordinance that could make it easier for a neighborhood to become a historic district.