All posts tagged "florida"

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    GALLERY: WG Party in the Park

    Winter Garden hosted its annual July 4 celebration at Newton Park. During the first few hours, families set up their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy food, music and games, but a thunderstorm interrupted the festivities. Attendees...

    • Posted July 4, 2015
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  • Natasha DuToit and Liberty Brooks watched as Anna Bella Guedez carefully measured the vanilla extract.
    GALLERY: CDPA American Girl Camp

    The Centre for Dance and the Performing Arts, located in Oakland, hosted an American Girl-themed camp June 29 to July 3. Girls who attended the camp learned to cook and dance, which are hobbies that American Girls...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • Jeena Kar’s henna designs are intricate and unique.  Courtesy of Sarah Resta.
    Artist designs henna pieces for cancer patients

    Cancer treatment is exhausting and painful, but a local artist has found a way to restore the dignity and beauty that women going through chemotherapy sometimes feel that they have lost. Jeena Kar, a West Orange native...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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    OUR VIEW: Thomas Jefferson’s Destiny

    Come Saturday, Americans will celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. This was the day in 1776, 56 delegates of the Continental Congress ratified — with their signatures and blood — a document that proclaimed...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • Cops Corner 12.25.14
    Cops Corner 07.02.15

    OCOEE JUNE 12 BEERS AND BAREFOOT BUMBLING Intersection of North Lakewood and 13th avenues. Drunken driving. An officer saw a car stop too long at 11:43 p.m. at the intersection of North Lakewood and 13th avenues. The car...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • OUR TOWN Ocoee St. Signs
    Ocoee unveils new street signs

    Residents and visitors might have noticed new street signs throughout Ocoee.  The city’s Public Works team has been busily installing 1,800 new street identification signs. The signs display the city’s new logo on a blue background with white...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • OUR TOWN State Heritage Marker-JUMBO
    Winter Garden to feature heritage marker

    Did you know that downtown Winter Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Most people are not aware that the five-block business district along Plant Street is listed...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • HISTORY
    Old Times 07.02.15

    70 years ago Dottie Lu and Johnny Johnson have returned from their wedding trip to Daytona Beach and are now located at their home on South Boyd Street. Much excitement in the Fairchild home as they received...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • Whispering Oak Elementary School student Jack Dee received the 2015 Principal’s Award from Dr. Patricia Ramsey for his strong show in academics, leadership and character.
    Class Notes 07.02.15

    + Bekemeyer completes high school Matthew Cody Bekemeyer, grandson of George and Nancy Bekemeyer, graduated with honors from Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia, on May 20. Cody, who is the son of George Jr. and...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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  • Dr. Phillips Rotary Club President Ross Marvin received “President of The Year” award.
    Club Hubbub 07.02.15

    + Solar Bears visit Winter Garden Rotary Winter Garden Fire Chief Matt McGrew, right, welcomes Jason Siegel, center, and Mark Nolte to the Rotary Club of Winter Garden weekly lunch meeting. Siegel, president and CEO of the...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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