All posts tagged "west orange times"

  • This car was among the most spirited in the show.
    Cruz-n-Car Show embraces holiday spirit

    All sorts of drivers and auto enthusiasts gathered for the final Cruz-n-Car Show of the year Dec. 20 in downtown Winter Garden. Many vehicles, both old and new, were adorned with holiday decorations or plush buddies. Community...

    • Posted December 21, 2014
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  • Nieves-FAMILY-JUMBO
    Home for the holidays

    Richie Nieves is back at home, recuperating with his family — wife Tammy and children Kai, left, and Ambriah. OCOEE — He was supposed to be gone just four days.  But during a business trip to California last...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Allison was told to keep the nose on Adam - no matter what.
    These Times: Christmas traditions change over time

    I love the Christmas holiday, but as my kids get older, I’m finding it’s just not the same. We have had our share of holiday traditions — some serious, some silly — and they are all wonderful...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • 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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  • WINDERMERE
    Windermere woman dies in crash with Disney bus

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — Amelia Davis, 29, of Windermere, had stopped at a traffic light around 1:05 a.m. Dec. 15 on Western Way, at its intersection with Buena Vista Drive. She decided to risk a left turn onto Buena...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • WINDERMERE
    Windermere leaders move forward with Windsong

    For the third consecutive month, Windermere residents gathered with the Windermere Town Council to address the proposed Windsong at Windermere development, Dec. 9 at Town Hall. After another series of complaints about the proposal from myriad residents,...

    • Posted December 18, 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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  • Today Show-JUMBO
    Ocoee cafe featured on Today Show

    For its Nov. 25 “Small Business Saturday” segment encouraging American consumers to support small, local businesses with their shopping on the day after Black Friday, the “Today Show” featured House Blend Cafe of Ocoee. Not only is...

    • 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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