All posts tagged "West Orange County"

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    Dr. Phillips apartments receive county transmittal

    At the July 28 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the commissioners voted unanimously in favor of transmitting a plan for the second phase of The Rialto apartments in Dr. Phillips, including a potential zoning change...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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    Reduced Horizon West residential plan receives county transmittal

        On District 1 Orange County Commissioner S. Scott Boyd’s condition that a significant portion of proposed development area be removed from consideration, a plan for 75 homes in Lakeside Village of Horizon West received Board of County...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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    Longtime recreation director accepts new post

    WINTER GARDEN — Jay Conn, the recreation director for the city of Winter Garden, remembers the day he saved a camper’s life. “It was on a field trip, and we were laughing and eating lunch,” he said. “I...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • The Emmaus youth group
formed deep bonds with the deaf children they served.
    Church youth group spends life-changing week serving deaf children in Jamaica

    Many think of Jamaica as nothing but a tropical paradise, a getaway island on which the locals must be thrilled to live. But the youth group of Emmaus Church in Winter Garden learned firsthand that many Jamaicans...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • NEWS
    Residents remain concerned about Gotha development

    GOTHA — Dozens of residents arrived July 22 at Gotha Middle School for a third community meeting in as many months about the 29-acre proposed Fire Creek at Gotha development. The meeting took place less than a...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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    Nonprofit helps Orange County preemies, parents

    HORIZON WEST — When Rosie Moore worked as a registered nurse, she had a lot of exposure to the neonatal intensive care unit. But she didn’t expect to find herself there one day, not as a nurse,...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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    Winter Garden resident featured in ‘Unselfish’ book

    WINTER GARDEN — In a world where selfies run rampant and success is measured by “likes” and “follows” on social media, it is easy to get caught up in a self-seeking lifestyle. Paul Parkinson, an author and editor...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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  • Mike Cavinder’s dog, Gunner, is already enjoying the resort.
    West Orange resident returns to open new pet resort

    OCOEE — When creating the ideal pet grooming and boarding business, entrepreneur Mike Cavinder didn’t need to look any further than his own furry family member. Taking inspiration from his English Springer Spaniel, Gunner, Cavinder is nearing...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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    Strength, conditioning programs take center stage during summer

    WEST ORANGE — The Windermere Prep players circle around, and the anticipation is palpable. The focus of the day is front squats — a delight or a torture, depending on whom you ask.  After starting the routine in...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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    PHOTOS: Ocoee, Olympia and Windermere Prep hit weights in offseason

    With fall camp set to start on Monday, Aug. 3, we caught up with three area football programs — Ocoee, Olympia and Windermere Prep — to document the offseason strength training programs players take part in. Here...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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