All posts tagged "west orange times"

  • Shane Dreistadt presented Fluffy the alligator, who waved to the camera on behalf of Wild Florida.
    GALLERY: Windermere Spring Fest 2015

    For the weekend of April 17-19, Rotary Club of Windermere presented Windermere Spring Fest at the Pines at Windermere. Vendors and boats covered the fest area, with food for sale and businesses offering tokens and raffles. Children...

    • Posted April 18, 2015
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  • Jeffery Jones, left, took off with Jyou Matsumoto.
    GALLERY: 2015 Big Orange Games

    On the morning of April 18, area children flocked to Ocoee High School’s football field, where team members and other volunteers directed them in track races and various field events. Afterward, participants shared lunch.

    • Posted April 18, 2015
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  • Brooke Gayne was convincing in her role as Velma Von Tussle.
    GALLERY: Olympia High School’s “Hairspray”

    Olympia High School’s Titan Theatre had its audience in stitches during its production of “Hairspray.” This fantastically fun musical, winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is currently enjoying record-breaking success. In “Hairspray,” it’s 1962, the...

    • Posted April 17, 2015
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  • Randy Conyers said he is
excited to spend more time with his family.
    Ocoee police sergeant retires

    OCOEE — When Randy Conyers was thinking about a possible career path, he didn’t have to look far for inspiration. He chose to become a law-enforcement officer, just like his grandfather, Jack Clark, who was chief of police...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • NEWS
    Bubbles could help clean Lake Apopka

    WEST ORANGE — Although Lake Apopka has improved since its worst point decades ago, the process has been gradual, with local advocates such as Friends of Lake Apopka leading efforts to restore the largest body of water...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • NEWS
    Independence unites for car-crash victim

    IF YOU GO Independence Trail Run WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18 WHERE: Schoolhouse Pond Road and New Independence Parkway REGISTRATION: Independence Clubhouse, 14213 Pleach St., Winter Garden or after 7 a.m. April 18 at the start...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • WINTER GARDEN
    Winter Garden commission approves Cypress Reserve development

    WINTER GARDEN — The Cypress Reserve development in southwest Winter Garden took another step toward starting construction April 9, when the City Commission approved its plat for phase one. Taylor Morrison, developer of several communities in the Orlando...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • ILWO 4-6-15 White Baby Birds-JUMBO
    04.16.15 Winner: Kimberli White

    Winter Garden resident Kimberli White submitted this photo of some adorable baby birds she found in a bush in her front yard. The West Orange Times & Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • DreamWorks Pictures' "Tropic Thunder" Los Angeles Premiere
    Class Notes 04.16.15

    + Jack Black to speak at Montverde Actor, comedian and producer Jack Black will be the honorary keynote speaker of commencement exercises for the Montverde Academy Graduating Class of 2015. MVA’s 2015 ceremony will be held at 1...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • OBITS
    Obituaries 04.16.15

    JUAN ENRIQUE REYES ARROYO, 42, of Winter Garden, died April 6, 2015. Robert Bryant Funeral & Cremation Chapel, Orlando. SYLVIA MARIE CARPENTER, 86, of Winter Garden, died April 8, 2015. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha. PAUL FOULSHAM, 59,...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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