All posts tagged "winter garden"

  • 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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    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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    West Orange seeks donations for replacement turf field

    Adam Miller, the athletic director at West Orange High School, is reaching out to the community of West Orange County to help the school replace its synthetic turf field. According to Miller, the replacement field will cost...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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    West Orange wrestling has family atmosphere

    WINTER GARDEN — When members of the West Orange wrestling team step onto the mat at a competition, they do so as individuals. Nonetheless, head coach Kristin Iannuzzi works to instill the concept of team and being...

    • 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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    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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  • Andrew and Melissa Bishop have a rare genetic disorder leaving both in need of kidney transplants.
    Winter Garden mother and son need kidney transplants

    Andrew Bishop has a lot in common with many other 12-year-olds: He goes to school five days per week, plays the trumpet in his school’s concert band, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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    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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