All posts tagged "West Orange County"

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    West Orange boys hoops tops Ocoee in overtime

    WINTER GARDEN — It was halftime, the West Orange Warriors were trailing the Ocoee Knights by 12, 38-26, and head coach Eric Jones issued a challenge to his team. “I just told them at halftime, I was...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Oakland resident Marilyn Mack receives a candy cane from Santa Claus after hopping onto his lap Saturday afternoon.
    Celebration season

    Oakland officials held their annual Santa Day at the gazebo in the town center on Saturday, and children of all ages, including a 5-week-old and a college student, took turns sitting on the jolly old elf’s lap....

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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    Carnival at Christmastime

    Matthew’s Hope hosted a Christmas-themed carnival for its homeless families Saturday afternoon and opened up the event to the entire community. Churches and businesses set up 34 booths, and participants could play ring toss, throw darts at...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • History Makers

      — Ward Britt, John Murphy and Ron Sikes were honored for their commitment to preserve Winter Garden’s history.   WINTER GARDEN — Three past presidents of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation who are continuing their work as...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Books highlight area’s beginnings

    — Richard Cronin’s books about local history are available on Amazon and at the Winter Garden History Museum.   Are you stumped about what to get someone for Christmas? If they like local lore, maybe one of...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    DP girls soccer enters uncharted waters with winning streak

    ORLANDO — There are no banners hanging for the girls soccer program at Dr. Phillips — no district titles, no Metro Conference championships, no regional tournament success. In a school well documented with athletic tradition and excellence,...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Brutal schedule helping Olympia boys hoops to improve

    OCOEE — Olympia High School is quickly becoming a difficult boys varsity basketball team to play. And that suits first-year Titans head coach Matt Wheeler just fine. This year marks a new era at Olympia with former...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    CFCA boys hoops playing well for first-year coach

    OCOEE — It would seem football isn’t the only sport on the campus of Central Florida Christian Academy experiencing a notable turnaround. The Eagles boys basketball team, which went 1-24 on the season in 2013-14, is off...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Ocoee boys soccer battles through busy schedule

    WINTER GARDEN — It’s been a busy stretch for the Ocoee boys soccer team, and through it, all the young Knights are continuing to improve. Ocoee (5-2-3) played four games last week, picking up wins over The...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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  • Santa Claus held his traditional spot at the end of the Winter Garden Christmas Parade.
    Winter Garden Christmas Parade 2014

    The Winter Garden Christmas Parade on Saturday morning featured dozens of floats, marchers, singers and dancers, all sharing the holiday spirit (and candy) with hundreds of people lining Dillard and Plant streets.

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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