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    Winter Garden commissioner files for Orange County Commission

    Winter Garden City Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Olszewski has filed to run for Orange County Commission District 1. “Orange County District 1 deserves genuine leadership as together we place the residents and community first in Bay Lake, Dr....

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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    2015 Prep Football Preview is here

    It’s here! Our 2015 Prep Football Preview has arrived and is jam-packed with in-depth previews of all eight varsity programs from WestOrange County — and more! Fans of CFCA, Dr. Phillips, Foundation Academy, Legacy Charter, Ocoee, Olympia,...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Old Times 08.27.15

    75 YEARS AGO Winter Garden now has a public library with several hundred volumes of a wide variety of subjects. It is located at First Baptist Church. A regular librarian is in charge and keeps it open from...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Oakland Nature Preserve releases gopher tortoises

    Oakland Nature Preserve recently released three captive educational ambassador gopher tortoises. The gopher tortoises originally were relocated from construction sites and given to the preserve as an educational resource. After the tortoises reached maturity and tried to...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Quick Hits 08.27.15

    THURS., AUG. 27 “Imperial Dreams” Summer Movie — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The flick, inspired by true events, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    From the WGHF Archives 08.27.15

    In the days when practically all of West Orange County was beginning to be carpeted with citrus trees, the L.D. Jones orange grove in Winter Garden offers up its bounty to a group of early 20th-century residents....

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    08.27.15 Winner: Megan Moore

    Winter Garden resident Megan Moore submitted this picture-perfect image of a dragonfly in her backyard. The West Orange Times & Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured and receive a $20...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Stimmells earn adoption award

    David and Melanie Stimmell, of Oakland, are the recipients of an Angels in Adoption award, given annually through the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. They were recommended by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster. The couple has been invited...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • OBITS
    Obituaries 08.27.15

    PEDRO ALVA, 82, of Ocoee, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. BILLY BROWN, 81, of Gotha, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha. ROY J. CRONNON, 79, of Winter Garden, died...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Let the learning begin: Students, teachers talk back to school, new facilities

    WEST ORANGE — The first day of a new school year is always a unique mix of anticipation, excitement and confusion.  For three West Orange-area schools, Monday’s beginning of the 2015-16 school year also included some extra wrenches...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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