All posts tagged "oakland"

  • Typical of Dave Starr’s community activities was the 1951 go-kart race against Orange County Commissioner John T. “Greasy Jack” Murdoch. J.B. Jones won the contest and went on to compete that year in the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, accompanied by a sizable contingent of Orange County citizens that included Dave and Doris Starr.    The sheriff, no doubt, saw this as an opportunity to extend his brand beyond the borders of Orange County. In fact, he became very well known among sheriffs nationally.
    Starr of the show

    WINTER GARDEN — Dave Starr, Orange County’s longest-serving sheriff, witnessed two decades of phenomenal growth in Central Florida. His years of service, six consecutive terms beginning in 1949 and ending with his 1971 retirement, saw the transformation...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • ARTS
    Puppet show marches into Winter Garden

    Remember Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater from Culture Fest and other Winter Garden performances? The Florida Film Academy will host Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater’s performance of “Little Drummer Boy” this week and next. Performances will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Bailey Ward tried to get M&Ms in her mouth in the Elfevator game.
    FCA hosts Fields of Faith night of fun for West Orange

    Students from all over West Orange County gathered Wednesday evening at West Orange High’s stadium for Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Fields of Faith. Attendees of this free event enjoyed a plethora of creative Christmas-style games, slingshotting mini...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Cops Corner 12.18.14
    Cops Corner 12.18.14

    OAKLAND DEC. 7 BOOZE CRUISER West Colonial Drive and Tubb Street. Drunken Driving. At 4:02 a.m., Oakland and Winter Garden police stopped a truck speeding in excess of 75 mph, westbound on West Colonial Drive. While an...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • ILWO 11-29 Berry Fall-JUMBO
    12.18.14 Winner: Stephanie Berry

    Who says we don’t get fall colors? Winter Garden resident Stephanie Berry sent us this beautiful shot proving otherwise. The West Orange Times & Observer is hosting the weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • RICK-SCOTT-OCOEE-JUMBO
    Gov. Rick Scott visits Ocoee eatery

    Gov. Rick Scott brought his gubernatorial business to West Orange Dec. 4, when he hosted a staff meeting at Breakfast Club of Ocoee. From left: restaurant owners Shivali Dua and Yuvraj Malhotra, staff members Milissa Zagrodnichek and...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • WINTER GARDEN
    Winter Garden commissioners approve repair for Brandy Creek

    WINTER GARDEN — Recent inspections of stormwater pipes in the Brandy Creek development, south of West Plant Street and west of Tildenville School Road, revealed many of the original PVC pipes are in danger of collapsing. City Manager Mike Bollhoefer...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • OT-CHRISTMAS-LIGHTS-JUMBO
    Winter Garden names De-Light-Ful Decorations winners

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Winter Garden De-Light-Ful Decorations contest. • Best Overall: Dennis Duckwiler (529 S. Lakeview Ave.) • Most Original, First Place: Todd Cramer (12542 Westfield Lakes Circle) • Most Original, Second Place: Bill...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Class Notes 12.18.14

    + Foundation class continues tradition What began as a class serving opportunity once a month at Matthew’s Hope has blossomed into a special Christmas serving tradition. Foundation Academy’s Class of 2017 began serving a monthly dinner at Matthew’s...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • All book donations will be delivered in time for the Christmas holidays.
    Reading Reindeer wraps up final week

    Wrapping up Reading Reindeer deliveries is like to working a jigsaw puzzle. Fitting the pieces together is a ticklish task. Every year since 1998, the West Orange Times has launched Reading Reindeer in early October — outlining...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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