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A tri-county competition  
  Family Services contests transfer of $200 million contract Full Story
published: 11/19/2010
 


Saving shellfish  
  UCF biologist and professor is heading a project that has restored more than 40 oyster reefs in the Mosquito Lagoon Full Story
published: 11/19/2010
 


Vet hospital rising  
  The Lake Nona facility will be built across 65 acres and will include more than 300 single-patient beds Full Story
published: 11/19/2010
 


Drago takes her seat on Council  
  Cindy Drago is sworn into office as Oviedo's councilwoman on Monday night. Full Story
published: 11/18/2010
 


Marketplace makeover  
  New management pledges to improve the mall and bring in new stores Full Story
published: 11/18/2010
 


Changing of the guard  
  Longtime Mayor John Bush says goodbye as his successor takes the oath Full Story
published: 11/18/2010
 


Notes  
  On Thanksgiving Day, Darin Del Campo, Mark Price and Chadwell Keatley of Lake Mary will skateboard from South Beach to Orlando to raise awareness for breast cancer. Full Story
published: 11/18/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Melissa Menzer and her trunk show will be at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art on Friday, Nov. 26; Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky will be performing "The Nutcracker" on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 Full Story
published: 11/18/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Fall-n-Luv Furever Adoption Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13; UCF Symphony Orchestra performing "Beethoven Forever" on Saturday, Nov. 13; Absolutely Music show Sunday, Nov. 14 Full Story
published: 11/11/2010
 


Notes  
  "Bring a Toy for a Tot" community project unwrapped toys accepted through Dec. 13; Oviedo High School Athletic Department will be selling holiday trees, handmade wreaths and personalized stockings beginning ... Full Story
published: 11/11/2010
 


Thinking inside the box  
  These enterprising brothers are taking some hassle out of moving while helping the environment Full Story
published: 11/11/2010
 


Musharraf vows comeback  
  Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf seeks re-election Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Elections turn districts red  
  Republicans took key races, while local amendments changed the landscape Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Updated: Recount cements Drago win  
  Cindy Drago is the official winner of the Oviedo City Council Group 4 seat, after a recount was completed on Monday. Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Five businesses, one home  
  An eclectic mix of businesses in one office thrive in Oviedo Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Geneva Historical Society is hosting a free Geneva Cemetery Tour; "Romancing the Holidays" charity book signing will take place Saturday, Nov. 6 Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Notes  
  Oviedo High School Athletic Department will be selling holiday trees, handmade wreaths and personalized stockings beginning Nov. 26; Larry Williams has joined John Casablancas in Orlando on the search ... Full Story
published: 11/4/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Seminole State College of Florida's Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 3; The Geneva Citizens Association will be meeting Monday, Nov. 1; First Christian Chamber Fall Festival at Wet 'n Wild on Saturday, ... Full Story
published: 10/28/2010
 


Notes  
  Breakthrough Fitness is holding its Food for Fitness food drive for Thanksgiving;The 2010 Maitland Festival of Arts was held on Oct. 1-3; Full Story
published: 10/28/2010
 


Haunts around town  
  This year's collection of spooky houses, hayrides and other Halloween events Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The 32nd Annual Goldenrod Festival and Parade takes place Saturday, Oct. 23; Rotary Club of Lake Mary will be hosting "Barbeque Fest," at Seminole Harley Davidson Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Notes  
  Seminole County Fire Department members wore pink the week of Oct. 11-15 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Mitchell Wade Salonis teaming up with Pink Hair for Hope during the month of October ... Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Neck-and-neck for Congress  
  Very tight polling has this election race looking like a photo finish between Adams and Kosmas Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Tough fight for District 34 seat  
  Barnes touts his integrity versus "ethically challenged" Dorworth Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Big races have much at stake  
  Two-candidate runoffs could end in tight finishes on November 2 Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Making the final pitch  
  With one of the broadest fields in decades, Oviedo voters have a lot to consider Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Help police find suspects  
  Police are looking for two women who used forged and altered checks to buy gift cards at Publix in Winter Springs and others. Full Story
published: 10/20/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The Rotary Club of Lake Mary will be hosting a barbeque fundraiser Oct. 25; Seminole State's fourth annual Car and Truck Show will be Oct. 16; Lake Kathryn Estates will hold Health Fair Oct. 15 Full Story
published: 10/14/2010
 


Notes  
  BankFIRST held a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the bank's newest Financial Center Location; Midway Elementary School of the Arts recently hosted a luncheon and school ... Full Story
published: 10/14/2010
 


Hanging on a ray of hope  
  Seminole County firms face tough times after solar incentive program expiration Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Twin cities push business  
  Oviedo, Winter Springs look to add UCF as part of economic plan Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Reshaping Florida's political map  
  Confusing districts could be reshaped to be more contiguous Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Candidates spar at debate  
  The economy dominated a discussion that at times put opponents on the spot about business, layoffs Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Avalon Park will host its annual free Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 9; "All About Birds" event at the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area on Oct. 10 Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Notes  
  The Git-R-Done Foundation donated $5 million to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; UCF Athletics is offering discounted tickets to Seminole County residents and businesses Full Story
published: 10/7/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Ninth Annual Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Awards Oct. 2; Celebrate Casselberry Oct. 7; The Mane Attraction will be holding fall dance clinic Oct. 9; Full Story
published: 9/30/2010
 


Notes  
  Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida is seeking foster homes; The Git-R-Done Foundation donated $5 million to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Seminole State College of Florida now offers four more ... Full Story
published: 9/30/2010
 


Seminole County just got weird  
  The Museum of Seminole County is currently hosting "The Weird, Strange and Unexplained in Seminole County" exhibit, with local odd tales and items Full Story
published: 9/29/2010
 


Submerged  
  The first of a three-part series on homeowners dealing with foreclosure Full Story
published: 9/23/2010
 


Citizens give Aqua feedback  
  New treatment should clean up water Full Story
published: 9/23/2010
 


Temporary toys  
  Toys "R" Us looks to capitalize on the holiday season by opening an Oviedo store and 600 nationwide Full Story
published: 9/23/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Sanford Art Walk Sept. 24; Ninth Annual Back to School Prayer Breakfast Sept. 25; German-American Society of Central Florida will be hosting Oktoberfest on Oct. 9 Full Story
published: 9/23/2010
 


Notes  
  Ned Julian was presented the C. Graham Carothers Award of Excellence; Nancy Baur Dillen and Michele Tuegel were chosen to be the judges for the third annual Winter Springs Art Festival Full Story
published: 9/23/2010
 


Notes  
  Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund has selected three Seminole State students to receive scholarships; Third Annual Winter Springs Festival of the Arts will be held Oct. 16 and 17 Full Story
published: 9/16/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Country singer Jason Sturgeon will be performing on Sept. 17; Concert and covered-dish supper will be held Sept. 18; Responsible Pet Ownership Day will be held Sept. 18 Full Story
published: 9/16/2010
 


A dreamer's revival  
  With an army of volunteers and hopeful prayers, a crumbling church rises again Full Story
published: 9/16/2010
 


Clean is the word  
  Orlando nonprofit that recycles soap to save lives donates six millionth bar Full Story
published: 9/16/2010
 


Aqua cleans up water  
  Water utility company will raise rates to pay for $2 million ion-exchange system Full Story
published: 9/9/2010
 


Cities get new mayors  
  Sudden change of heart from Bush gave mayor's seat to a newcomer Full Story
published: 9/9/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Celebrate Grandparent's Day Sunday, Sept. 12; The Rural Heritage Center is offering classes on the art of stained glass beginning Sept. 10; Country singer Jason Sturgeon will be performing at The Barn ... Full Story
published: 9/9/2010
 


Notes  
  Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2010 class on Aug. 7; Mark Wayne Adams launched his latest children's book; Tuscawilla Lighting and Beautification District is in the process ... Full Story
published: 9/9/2010
 


Keeping our city safe  
  Winter Springs' city attorney and partner recognized as the state's best lawyers Full Story
published: 9/9/2010
 


What they grew  
  Owners say staying humble is the secret to 85-year-old A. Duda & Sons' success Full Story
published: 9/2/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Rural Heritage Center in Geneva will host a hydroponics class on Saturday, Sept. 4; Alive After Five Hometown Motown takes place Thursday, Sept. 9; Create a Rain Garden Class will be held Saturday, Sept. ... Full Story
published: 9/2/2010
 


Notes  
  Volunteers from Physicians United Plan (PUP) spent more than 10 hours renovating the Share the Care adult day-care center in Oviedo; Chuluota resident Paul Bell has been awarded an Ashford University ... Full Story
published: 9/2/2010
 


Updated: Casselberry man found  
  The Sheriff's Office located Isaac Harmeling on Wednesday night. Full Story
published: 9/1/2010
 


Adams clinches it  
  Adams wins by just 600 votes, while Brodeur and Altman win easily in races Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Big night for Seminole  
  Oviedo amendment passes Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


It's a mall, not a market  
  Merchants hope new signs and name change will bring more business to Oviedo Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Banks optimistic through chaos  
  With customers looking for new ways to save and borrow, banks are rushing to adapt to changes Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Video stores to pawnshops  
  Winter Park's La Familia Pawn Shops benefits from Blockbuster's woes - First of a two-part series Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College of Florida will open with an exhibit of works by Ten Women in Art; Early Bird Relay Thursday, Sept. 2; UCF "Give for the Gulf" concert will be held Saturday, ... Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Notes  
  Singer Justin Bieber surprised Seminole High School summer band camp students with a special appearance; The Mane Attraction earned 1st Place for their home routine and qualified for the 2011 Universal ... Full Story
published: 8/26/2010
 


Adams nabs nomination  
  Adams inches out a win over Diebel for U.S. House District 24 Republican primary seat. Plus unofficial election results Full Story
published: 8/24/2010
 


The career coach  
  We asked a local specialist what's hot and how to get hired Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Reviving Oviedo Marketplace  
  The mall gets a new manager; UCF students pitch new marketing strategies Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Enrollment sets records  
  UCF has the state's largest enrollment, and it keeps growing Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Morris runs again  
  The July 30 article "Who's running in Seminole" omitted School Board District 5 candidate and incumbent Jeanne Morris. Read about her here. Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Attorneys vie for judge's seat on Aug. 24  
  With diverse backgrounds and resumes, this year's choice is a tough one for County Court Group 5 Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association will be celebrating "National Honey Bee Appreciation Day" on Saturday, Aug. 21; The Big Plant Sale will be held at the Sanford Garden Club on Aug. 14-15 Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Notes  
  The Oviedo Preservation Project is accepting photographic entries of historic structures for its calendar; Seminole State College of Florida's Center for Public Safety will offer two new college credit ... Full Story
published: 8/12/2010
 


Oviedo man confesses to slaying  
  A 25-year-old man said he repeatedly stabbed his 21-year-old girlfriend and let her for dead on Thursday, Aug. 5. Full Story
published: 8/6/2010
 


Debates and forums dot metro area  
  Campaigns in full swing leading up to Aug. 24 primary Full Story
published: 8/4/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The play production of Steel Magnolias is coming from Aug. 13-22 to The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center; On Sunday, Aug. 8, the Miss Orlando Pageant along with Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network ... Full Story
published: 8/4/2010
 


Notes  
  Ray Rowland received a college wrestling scholarship to McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.; The Seminole County Conventions and Visitors Bureau has launched a new and improved website to help continue ... Full Story
published: 8/4/2010
 


Seminole State sends interns far and wide  
  Student scientists and engineers learn how to work in the field by traveling to Mexico and elsewhere Full Story
published: 8/4/2010
 


Businesswomen seek help  
  Congresswomen Kosmas hosts meeting to discuss aid for female small-business owners Full Story
published: 8/4/2010
 


Town Center rising  
  Management change has brought new life and new business to Winter Springs Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


Who's running in Seminole?  
  Some districts are heavily contested, while others are getting a free pass Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


A health clinic for the uninsured  
  After helping rebuild Haiti, Harvest Time International focuses on a local venture Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


A new way to sell kids clothes  
  Just Between Friends gives parents a chance to make money off used items and buy others for cheap Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


Long's bid for District 24  
  Deon Long, a candidate running in District 24, was omitted from the July 16 Seminole Voice article, "Stiff Competition in District 24." Read about him here. Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Orlando Bellydance Proudly Presents "Hiplash!" - a colorful, theatrical production of world dance on Saturday, July 31; Lennar will host a Grand Opening Swim-In on Saturday, July 31 Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


Notes  
  Host families are needed for Turkish and Danish high school exchange students arriving soon; Winter Springs resident Kristy Kahanek has been named a winner in the national "Sweet & Simple Recipe Contest" Full Story
published: 7/29/2010
 


Notes  
  Habitat for Humanity Orlando recently presented four local families with keys to their new two-story, energy-efficient townhomes; Verizon Wireless kiosks will open in all 21 Florida locations of hhgregg Full Story
published: 7/22/2010
 


Sluggish project leads to transportation jam  
  Amtrak has threatened to pull out of the project if they do not receive the same liability deal that the state has given SunRail. Full Story
published: 7/22/2010
 


Harvest Time to open clinic  
  After donating more than two million pounds of relief medical supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti, Harvest Time International is focusing on providing medical care to uninsured and low-income Central ... Full Story
published: 7/22/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Six venues in Historic Downtown Sanford will participate in the Sanford Art Walk on Friday, July 23; Christian HELP presents the third annual Christmas in July event at Metro Life Church on Friday, July ... Full Story
published: 7/22/2010
 


Updated: Oviedo man found  
  Oviedo Police have located the 77-year-old Oviedo man who went missing early Monday, July 19. Full Story
published: 7/19/2010
 


Resignation stands  
  Persampiere to take office Aug. 2 Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


Stiff competition in District 24  
  A glut of candidates has made this a hotly contested race for Kosmas' seat Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


Acting troupe gets reinforcements  
  New York's Little People's Theatre Company partners with Winter Springs Performing Arts Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


New school coming?  
  Charter school could open by Winter Springs High Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


Notes  
  Vertical construction is now under way on the Avocet commercial aircraft hangar; The Board of Directors of Altamonte Springs-based Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc. announced the 2010 recipients of ... Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Come Saturday, July 17, and every third Saturday, for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center; Get ready for the All American Flapjack Fest on Friday, July 16 Full Story
published: 7/15/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Gallery on First presents "Flagman" featuring new work by Ab the Flagman; The Newcomers Club of Central Florida is hosting a luncheon and general meeting Thursday, July 15; Saturday July 17 is Tire Amnesty ... Full Story
published: 7/8/2010
 


Three men chained to doghouses in Sanford  
  Bryan Wilson and other advocates will chain themselves July 4 to raise awareness for dog abuse Full Story
published: 7/8/2010
 


Notes  
  Fisher Koppenhafer Architecture and Interior Design is re-branding the Preserve at Econ River; Vertical construction is now under way on the Avocet commercial aircraft hangar at Orlando Sanford International ... Full Story
published: 7/8/2010
 


Correction for ad that ran in 7/1 Seminole Voice  
  Correction for advertisement that ran in the July 1, 2010 print edition of the Seminole Voice Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Mayor rescinds resignation  
  Andrews resigned last week, but now says her family obligations do not prevent her from serving the city. Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


School Board seeks half-penny sales tax  
  Taxes at the register could drop if county ends its penny tax in December 2011 Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Boycotts burn locals, not BP  
  Gas station owner speaks out, saying that local protests do nothing but hurt the community Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Cost of UCF tuition rises  
  Students dealing with 15 percent hike in the price of higher education for the 2010-2011 year Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Chained like a dog  
  Seminole County officials, residents lobby for animal rights Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Jetta Point Park put on hold  
  After resident outcry, the county looks into moving the park to another location away from homes Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Jackson Heights goes green  
  One of Oviedo's oldest schools gets a more efficient revamp by the firm that built Lawton Chiles Middle Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Celebrating freedom  
  Not sure what to do this Independence Day weekend? We have plenty of ideas Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The city of Longwood invites you to Family Movie Night each Tuesday in July; The Oviedo Police Department will be offering a Rape Aggression Defense class each Tuesday in July Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Notes  
  Insight Credit Union recently awarded Jordan Dickens of Longwood with a 13" MacBook Pro; A record 191 registered nursing students graduated during Seminole State College of Florida's 30th Nurses' Pinning ... Full Story
published: 7/1/2010
 


Community banks steer cautious course  
  Here's what Central Florida-based banks have to say about the lending and spending trends Full Story
published: 6/24/2010
 


Boycotts burn locals, not BP  
  Gas station owner speaks out, saying they do nothing but hurt the community Full Story
published: 6/24/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Come see the largest fireworks display in Central Florida on Saturday, July 3 at Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte; Breakthrough Fitness is launching an emergency 30-Day Muffin Top Meltdown. Starting ... Full Story
published: 6/24/2010
 


Constantine gets roasted  
  Friends and colleagues poke fun at Sen. Lee Constantine as his public service concludes this year Full Story
published: 6/24/2010
 


Notes  
  Student Leaders from Lake Brantley High School of Altamonte Springs and Seminole High School of Sanford, were honored as the Central Florida Co-Recipients For Outstanding Service By a High School at a ... Full Story
published: 6/24/2010
 


Sanford airport flying high  
  Orlando-Sanford airport going through with massive expansion Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


Taxable values down for third year  
  Property appraiser says he's never seen a market as bad as the current one Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


FCAT scores delay ties hands  
  The cat's out of the bag on who's to blame for the delayed release of 2010 FCAT scores across the state. Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Watch the 2010 World Cup in 3-D at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando; Come see the largest fireworks display in Central Florida on Saturday July 3 from 4-11 p.m., at Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


Notes  
  Seminole County Cattlemen's Association is giving beef for Father's Day by donating $500 each to The Russell Home for Atypical Children and to Boys Town Central Florida; Central Florida Regional Hospital ... Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


Man charged in wife's death  
  After he initially claimed his wife accidently shot herself, a Seminole County man is now facing manslaughter charges in connection with her death. Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


Boys Town opens new center June 25  
  Old, unused facility completely renovated to make new activity center for Boys Town residents Full Story
published: 6/17/2010
 


The History of Social Security  
  SOCIAL SECURITY SHOWCASES HISTORY IN 75TH YEAR Full Story
published: 6/16/2010
 


Can you identify this man?  
  Deputies have not identified this man (shown in sketch) that nearly drown in a Fern Park pool on Saturday. Full Story
published: 6/14/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Watch the 2010 World Cup in 3-D at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando beginning June 11; The planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida will entertain stargazers with three events in June Full Story
published: 6/10/2010
 


Notes  
  Alex Horan won a contest by Lynx to produce a colorful bus design that conveys the role that transit plays in a clean environment; Hundreds of local merchants flocked to Survivor Expo 2010 to promote ... Full Story
published: 6/10/2010
 


Sanford starts first community garden  
  Residents prepare to grow and mingle with their neighbors Full Story
published: 6/10/2010
 


Greer charged with 6 felonies  
  Greer's bail set at $105,000; house raided by police for evidence Full Story
published: 6/3/2010
 


Why Central Florida lags behind  
  Economists talk about bringing the area up to speed during the recovery Full Story
published: 6/3/2010
 


Road rage incident ends in shooting  
  A Titusville fire inspector allegedly shot another motorist during a roadside altercation in Oviedo Full Story
published: 6/3/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center is hosting Friendly's Family Fun Night Fundraiser Thursday, June 10; Celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 5 at the Geneva Wilderness Area; Come for a free ... Full Story
published: 6/3/2010
 


The Voice salutes Seminole County Public Schools' 2010 Valedictorians and Salutatorians!  
  A list of the Seminole County Public Schools Valedictorians and Salutatorians, as well as their college schools and majors Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Doggie Social Hour is being held Saturday, May 29 at Riverside Park; Sanford Art Walk to take place fourth Friday of the month; Silent art auction for "Doctors without Borders" on Sunday, May 30 Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Gear up for summer  
  Parents, summer is here and what better way to get the kids off the Wii and out in the sun than to send them to camp! Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Notes  
  Eastern Illinois University honored Dr. Lisa Dieker with a 2010 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award; Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas announced the winner of the 2010 Congressional Art Competition for Florida's ... Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Oviedo Historical Society gets a 'historical' home  
  Moving toward the goal of one day opening a museum displaying Oviedo's history, the Society announced on Saturday, May 22 to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and outdoor, inaugural musical festival ... Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Seminole County Economic Summit  
  At the Seminole County Economic Summit 2010 on May 20, experts in eight key areas explain the billion dollar question: What is — and isn't — driving Seminole County business. Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Class offers tips on safer teen driving  
  Oviedo Police and local insurance agents help to get parents and teens on the same page when it comes to the rules of the road. Full Story
published: 5/27/2010
 


Youth crime falling  
  School officials and police agree: Lifelong criminals start as truant kids Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Coaching students for college  
  A local assistance program takes the stress out of finding and enrolling for higher education Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Police search for Denny's robber  
  Sheriff's deputies are looking for three men who they say locked a dozen people in a Denny's walk-in freezer and made off with about $1,000 in cash. Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Jetta Point project questioned  
  After years of park preparation, Seminole County ambushed by opposition, commissioner says Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


The new look of mental health care  
  Seminole Behavioral Healthcare expands to serve a growing number of patients in Seminole County Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Notes  
  Seminole County teacher Lucille Case received the prestigious national 2010 Star Teacher Award; FOX Sports en Espanol and Bright House Networks recognized two student athletes who have been selected as ... Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2009-10 season with an exhibit by Florida artists Terry Trambauer Norris and Kathleen Kent Chenet; SHINE is having a Welcome to ... Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


Tips on selling your home  
  Design your own marketing strategy, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, analyze comparable sales Full Story
published: 5/20/2010
 


County agencies collaborate to reduce youth crime  
  Youth crime is decreasing in Seminole County, and the county sheriff said the county's focus on youth crime will snip adult crime in the bud. Full Story
published: 5/12/2010
 


Red light cameras  
  While Gov. Charlie Crist debated the terms of a bill approved by the Legislature that would authorize automatic camera systems to ticket red-light runners, local officials planned their next step in implementing ... Full Story
published: 5/12/2010
 


Ex charged in death  
  An Oviedo woman called police at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday with a stab wound in her abdomen. Full Story
published: 5/6/2010
 


Women take charge in Seminole County  
  Lt. Karen Mills oversees one third of Seminole County's uniformed law enforcement division comprised of 100 personnel including Deputy Sheriffs, COP volunteers, sergeants, field officers, and investigators. Full Story
published: 5/6/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Seminole Audubon Society May program on Sunday, May 9 will focus on identifying those long-legged wading birds you see along the water's edge; The Rural Heritage Center will host its grand opening May ... Full Story
published: 5/6/2010
 


Notes  
  The Leadership Seminole Character Video Contest Breakfast was held on April 23; The Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action is proud to announce that Seminole High School and Lake Brantley High School ... Full Story
published: 5/6/2010
 


When all the water is gone...  
  Earth Day reserves the right to water conservation Full Story
published: 5/3/2010
 


Energetic social studies teacher crowned Teacher of the Year  
  Crooms Academy's Bradford Barsalou honored for his community service Full Story
published: 5/3/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department is hosting the inaugural Charity Golf Outing to benefit Relay for Life on April 23; Seminole State College will be hosting guided interactive tour of the night ... Full Story
published: 4/22/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 4/22/2010
 


Four days in the swamp  
  Child's story will be shared, dad says Full Story
published: 4/22/2010
 


Record number of pending sales indicates strong buyer demand  
  Normally priced sales outpacing privately owned short sales, averaging 92 days on the market Full Story
published: 4/22/2010
 


Election breakdown  
  An early look at who will be on the ballot Aug. 24 and Nov. 2 Full Story
published: 4/22/2010
 


SB 6 vetoed  
  Crist says no to merit pay. Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 16th annual Taste of Oviedo beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Oviedo Boulevard; Tickets to this year's Florida Film Festival ... Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


Flying with the Tuskegee Airmen  
  Haitian Tuskegee Airman honored after found in Oviedo Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


5K encourages ovarian cancer awareness  
  Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida hosting event to fund research for the eighth most common cancer among women Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


Green thumb  
  Oviedo gardener opens his patch for public picking Full Story
published: 4/15/2010
 


Rescuer says he was directed by God  
  A family friend who rescued 11-year-old Nadia Bloom from the swamps of Lake Jesup on Tuesday said the Lord "told me where to find her." Full Story
published: 4/14/2010
 


Winter Springs girl found alive  
  An 11-year-old Winter Springs girl missing since Friday has been found and has been reunited with her family. Full Story
published: 4/10/2010
 


Sanford gets special election  
  The date is set for a special election to fill Sanford's empty City Commission seat following Commissioner Jack Bridges' sudden death. Full Story
published: 4/8/2010
 


Space worker found dead  
  Two University of Central Florida area residents went to a Friendly's restaurant for breakfast, but they found a body instead. Full Story
published: 4/8/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Cystic Fibrosis Motorcycle Poker Run in Sanford this Saturday; Inaugural UCF Book Festival Saturday, April 17 Full Story
published: 4/8/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 4/8/2010
 


Census seeks better Central Florida response  
  Seminole and Orange counties are getting the word out about the importance of the 2010 census forms, but many residents still have not completed their little blue questionnaires. Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Republican governor candidate Dockery will speak at breakfast this Saturday at Crowne Plaza Hotel; Dog the Bounty Hunter promotes new book at Borders in Winter Park Village Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


Winter Springs dog park open for barking  
  The city's first permanent dog park opened March 27 after nearly 10 years of work Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


SSC Altamonte campus to expand; Holler-Classic to set up shop elsewhere  
  The dealerships off State Road 434 will be replaced by SSC facilities by January 2013 Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


Police investigating suspicious death  
  Full Story
published: 4/1/2010
 


Updated: Police name person of interest in robbery  
  The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman they said robbed a Sanford Bank of America on Tuesday afternoon. Officers said she might also be connected to a similar bank robbery that happened ... Full Story
published: 3/24/2010
 


Where the river flows  
  The new State Road 46 bridge reopens choked Lake Jesup for the first time in 60 years Full Story
published: 3/25/2010
 


Cancer claims commissioner  
  A short battle with cancer has ended for Sanford City Commissioner Jack Bridges, who died Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
published: 3/25/2010
 


Come get a taste of Oviedo  
  Organizers expect more than 30,000 visitors to chow down on April 17 Full Story
published: 3/25/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Family Fun Night in Oviedo this Friday, March 26; Seminole State College celebrates campus transformation with a weekend of events; this Saturday is the opening of Winter Springs' new dog park Full Story
published: 3/25/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcement and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 3/25/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Winter Springs and Oviedo face off in police football game; Beach Boys tribute band at Wayne Densch Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


Grumbling little tummies  
  A Second Harvest study reveals more children would go hungry without aid from local agencies Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


I'd like to thank the Academy  
  Geneva Culbertson dreams of caring for exotic animals such as cheetahs or polar bears. But for now the fearless 17-year-old is happy sorting, shredding and scanning client records at a downtown Orlando ... Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


Getting the green light  
  Lake Mary tries to get ahead of Amendment 4 with their proposed commuter rail development Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


Parents and faculty rally against threat of education cuts  
  An atmosphere of uncertainty lingers in the air for Seminole County Public School employees awaiting the new 2010-2011 budget. Full Story
published: 3/18/2010
 


Disabled grads on the rise  
  Learning-disabled students looking toward college may have an extraordinary opportunity in Seminole County Full Story
published: 3/11/2010
 


UCF nixes fake bombs  
  Matthew Pye was showing a theater prop to a friend standing next to his Toyota pickup in a parking lot when he noticed two police officers and an FBI agent moving quickly toward him. Full Story
published: 3/11/2010
 


When baseball wasn't colorblind  
  In 1946, Jackie Robinson came to Central Florida to play his first integrated game - and violence nearly erupted Full Story
published: 3/11/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Comedy improv troupe will perform in Winter Springs to benefit youth theater; second annual flag football game between Winter Springs and Oviedo police departments Full Story
published: 3/11/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 3/11/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  SSC planetarium hosts "The Extraterrestrial Files;" Festival of Chocolate this weekend at the Orlando Science Center Full Story
published: 3/4/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 3/4/2010
 


Controversy mars red-light camera vote  
  Oviedo may soon have its own red-light cameras, as the city jumped onto the national trend toward implementing the devices at Monday's City Council meeting. Full Story
published: 3/4/2010
 


Winter Springs Elementary kicks off Book Fair Diner  
  Judy Mullis has taught at Winter Springs Elementary for more than 20 years but in her second year as school Media Specialist she tapped into her inner bobby-soxer as she kicked off the school's spring ... Full Story
published: 3/4/2010
 


Celebrating the struggle to progress  
  The Gerald Cassanova Performing Arts Center at Oviedo High felt a bit like a gospel sanctuary as African American community leaders celebrated Black History Month with Oviedo families Full Story
published: 2/25/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Oviedo High; 5K road race to benefit Haiti; children 5 through 18 called to audition for "The Pinafore Pirates" Full Story
published: 2/25/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 2/25/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Hear Oviedo's tale during a downtown walking tour this Saturday, Feb. 20; Oviedo High will host a fashion show to exhibit next year's dress code; Tuesday is free pancake day at IHOP Full Story
published: 2/18/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 2/18/2010
 


Leaders abuzz over budget at Seminole County meeting  
  The financial crisis of 2009 was the big topic at the annual State of the County luncheon Full Story
published: 2/18/2010
 


Mall owner offered $10B buyout  
  Simon wants to buy General Growth Properties for $10 billion. GGP owns the Oviedo and Altamonte malls. Full Story
published: 2/17/2010
 


Iconic eatery can't reopen  
  The aroma of homemade barbecue that simmered at C&W Barbecue Pit's for the last six years has been replaced by the smell of a charred foundation, after a fire devastated it on Nov. 3 Full Story
published: 2/11/2010
 


Safe travels for Oviedo treasure  
  Citizens Bank is complete now that its original cannonball safe has moved back into its headquarters Full Story
published: 2/11/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  "The King and I" at Wayne Densch; Orlando Idol voice competition at Trinity Prep; SSC hosts presentation about The Beatles and their influences Full Story
published: 2/11/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 2/11/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Geneva Historical Bus Tour this Saturday; Motown Magic at Wayne Densch; $5 pancake breakfast in Oviedo this Sunday Full Story
published: 2/5/2010
 


Notes  
  Oviedo High student competes in horse-riding; Poetry Ensemble is holding its annual contest, open to everyone Full Story
published: 2/5/2010
 


Performing arts troupe safe for now  
  The Winter Springs Performing Arts group held a 12-hour sing-a-thon to raise about $2,000 to keep their stage's doors open for the time being. Full Story
published: 2/3/2010
 


Seminole fixes fire flap  
  Seminole County officials have relaxed tensions between the county and Longwood, after miscommunications about a fire station construction project riled the City Commission Full Story
published: 1/28/2010
 


City optimistic about Town Center  
  The Winter Springs Town Center may have fallen on hard economic times, but city officials say there is still hope for the future of the complex Full Story
published: 1/28/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Saturday is Ribfest, where barbecue gets competitive; pancake breakfast in Oviedo to benefit charity; father/daughter valentine dance in Winter Springs Full Story
published: 1/28/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 1/28/2010
 


Sing-a-thon could keep theater open  
  The Winter Springs Performing Arts will hold a nonstop, 12-hour sing-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at The Stage, located at 1425 Tuskawilla Road, to raise funds in order to keep ... Full Story
published: 1/28/2010
 


Sanford charity turns Haitian relief center  
  Alan Addis sold his home three years ago preparing to move to Haiti. But he doesn't know when, and he doesn't know how. Full Story
published: 1/22/2010
 


UCF engineering student's family alive in ravaged Haiti  
  Stories of destruction after the Haitian earthquake filter in to friends and loved ones in the U.S. Full Story
published: 1/22/2010
 


Updated: Police look for 'person of interest'  
  The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is looking for a "person of interest" captured on surveillance video that they say could be linked to a fatal shooting in Casselberry on Thursday. Full Story
published: 1/21/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Friday night is Steve Barnes' kickoff party for his campaign; rummage sale this Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church Full Story
published: 1/21/2010
 


Local college enrollment on the rise  
  An increasing number of students are opting for the two-year plan by spending time at their community college before moving on to university Full Story
published: 1/21/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 1/21/2010
 


Education panel fleshes out fears, hopes about budget woes  
  Seminole Superintendent Bill Vogel talks about budget cuts and legislative responsibility like a man singing his favorite song for the umpteenth time. Full Story
published: 1/21/2010
 


Freezing temps blanket Seminole County  
  A fierce chill struck Central Florida, giving birth to icicles and record lows Full Story
published: 1/14/2010
 


Citizens' voices save rural land  
  Dozens of Oviedo, Chuluota, Geneva and Black Hammock-area residents braved the cold temperatures to save rural property in Oviedo that a developer is trying to convert into a shopping center. Full Story
published: 1/14/2010
 


Oviedo Marketplace up for sale?  
  Simon Malls may be in talks to purchase mall Full Story
published: 1/14/2010
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Steve Edmonds launches his campaign this Sunday with a barbecue in Geneva; line dancing classes Monday nights in Winter Springs; Longwood rock-climbing center challenges kids Full Story
published: 1/14/2010
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 1/14/2010
 


Police investigate death  
  Oviedo Police officers are investigating an "accidental death" at Goodwill Industries on Alafaya Trail. Full Story
published: 1/11/2010
 


A new school for young artists  
  Midway Elementary School of the Arts in Sanford isn't the product of a facelift to the old, 1938 campus containing portables located on Jitway Avenue. It's something even better. Full Story
published: 1/8/2010
 


Pappy's Patch closed  
  The owner of Pappy's Patch in Oviedo said cold weather is hurting the strawberry crop. Full Story
published: 1/8/2010
 


Greer resigns amid party pressure  
  The head of the Republican Party of Florida has resigned amid fundraising controversy within the party, claiming detractors had "turned their guns against fellow Republicans." Full Story
published: 1/5/2010
 


Fresh reports stir new mall rumors  
  With its parent company in financial turmoil, the Oviedo Marketplace once again faces dark speculation and bleak rumors regarding its future. Full Story
published: 12/22/2009
 


Fraudulent charities prey on generosity  
  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds consumers to look before they leap into the giving spirit. Full Story
published: 12/17/2009
 


Crist signs SunRail into reality  
  Hundreds turned out to watch Gov. Charlie Crist sign SunRail into reality Wednesday. Flanked by backers of the commuter rail deal ahead of a steam train backdrop, Crist called it "an A-letter day." Full Story
published: 12/17/2009
 


Nearby offices counsel debtors  
  Six months of late payments and six swelling credit card accounts put Orlando resident Greyling Rodriguez in enough debt to prevent him from fulfilling his passion and career goals. Full Story
published: 12/17/2009
 


Bubbles, jobs and steals ahead  
  So what's 2010 going to hold for the economy? The short answer: Recovery will continue, but Florida will lag behind the rest of the country. Full Story
published: 12/17/2009
 


Orlando dangerous for pedestrians  
  Orlando ranks as the nation's most deadly metropolitan area for pedestrians, but cities such as Winter Park are working to change that. Full Story
published: 12/17/2009
 


Dress code tightened  
  Seminole County students may have to clean up their look before heading to school after the winter break, as the School Board is rushing to change some dress code rules and ramp up enforcement of existing ... Full Story
published: 12/11/2009
 


SunRail wins approval in Legislature  
  The third time was the charm for SunRail, as the hotly debated commuter rail project passed through the Senate late Tuesday in a surprising 27-10 vote. Full Story
published: 12/11/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Full Story
published: 12/11/2009
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 12/11/2009
 


Gifts not found in the mall  
  There are families, children and individuals throughout the community unable to give gifts, receive them or have a home in which to spend the holidays. Full Story
published: 12/3/2009
 


Domestic violence rising a decade later  
  It seemed like a fairy tale when Darla Ward began dating the high school football captain. Upon graduation she married him, but 17 years later after a failed marriage and a series of abusive relationships ... Full Story
published: 12/3/2009
 


UCF offshoot works to lower health costs for small business  
  Juan Chirinos always had health insurance when he worked in the corporate world. When he and his wife Marianela decided to open a dry cleaning business in East Orlando, they found that buying health insurance ... Full Story
published: 12/3/2009
 


Kosmas challenged  
  Former Winter Springs Mayor Paul Partyka is moving back into the public arena with a bid to unseat freshman Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas in the Democratic primary. Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Red-light cam added  
  It's been seven months since Winter Springs' first red-light camera started snapping pictures and mailing $125 tickets. A second camera will join it early next year. Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Retailers get creative for Black Friday  
  The Oviedo Marketplace - along with retailers across Florida - is creatively kicking off the holiday shopping season with inventive incentives. Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Senator speaks out against rail deal  
  Florida Sen. Paula Dockery of Lakeland has been touring local cities speaking about financial hurdles and liability issues with a potential rail deal. Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


It's all downhill at the derby  
  At the foot of a gently rising hill, packs of child-sized rocket-shaped cars roll through a makeshift village of tents and trailers. Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Adventure race begins this Saturday; free concerts at SSC campus Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 11/27/2009
 


Partyka runs for Congress  
  Former Winter Springs Mayor Paul Partyka is moving back into the public arena with a bid to unseat freshman Congresswoman Suzanna Kosmas in the Democratic primary. Full Story
published: 11/19/2009
 


Oviedo man crashes plane  
  An Oviedo Air Force Reservist is dead after the plane he was piloting crashed into the Everglades on Sunday night. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Water rates increased  
  The Seminole County Commission gave final approval to an 11 percent increase in water and sewer rates that will take effect next month. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Gifts of sacrifice to wounded vets  
  Two of Eleanor McKechnie's husbands joined the Army in the second world war, returning years later with grisly stories. Today, she honors veterans by making blankets and sending them overseas. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Greyhound rescue rescued  
  Tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs - filled with the rulers' most precious treasures - are often found covered in paintings of their revered hounds, a close relative to the modern greyhound. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Seminole State opens Center for Public Safety  
  Peeking his head through a doorway, Tim Benton felt more than 1,000 degrees of heat explode in his face. Then in an instant it was gone. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Weather looks great for Great Day  
  Looks like sunny skies with a high of 78 degrees for Saturday's Great Day in the Country. Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Help rebuild the home of a disabled Iraq war veteran; open-mic poetry at SSC on Tuesdays Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 11/13/2009
 


Countywide blowouts on election night  
  Blowouts across the county made election night a big one for three incumbents, and a shocker for one challenger. Full Story
published: 11/5/2009
 


Aiming for excellence  
  Tufts of gray hair poked from under caps and visors as teams, folding chairs, coolers, quivers, tripods, and bow cases entered the silent Sanford Stadium on a Saturday morning. Full Story
published: 11/5/2009
 


Longwood, Oviedo vote Tuesday, Nov. 3  
  With elections coming Tuesday across the county, candidates have been making their final pitches for office in races in Longwood and Oviedo. Full Story
published: 11/2/2009
 


Flu claims third child  
  Swine flu's third victim has been claimed in Seminole County, after a 13-year-old girl died from the virus Friday. Full Story
published: 10/30/2009
 


Water fees rising  
  December water bills will increase an average of $6 if a proposal is approved by the Seminole County Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Full Story
published: 10/30/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Sign up for art classes in Oviedo; Seminole State College hosts a career fair; Family Fun Fest in Geneva on Nov. 6 Full Story
published: 10/30/2009
 


Study proposes fixes for broken economics  
  The "cleantech hub" study establishes an action proposal to spur economic growth, create jobs and develop clean technology companies at a time when Central Florida's unemployment rate has gone into double ... Full Story
published: 10/22/2009
 


Easy riders  
  Sanford welcomed bikers from all over Florida for the fifth annual Bikefest last weekend. Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


County manager fired  
  Seminole County Manager Cindy Coto was fired Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. The dissenter, County Commissioner Carlton Henley, said he may resign his seat over it. Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


The high cost of surviving cancer  
  Angela Filippone's fight against breast cancer cost her more than $100,000 over four years - and that's with insurance. Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


UCF launches students to NASA  
  For seven days Ray Prather saw what it was like to work 100,000 feet above the Earth. Now he can't wait to go back. Thanks to the University of Central Florida and NASA, he may have a direct path to working ... Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


Calendar  
  Pulitzer Prize author will speak at UCF; Orlando Museum of Art is showing Seminole County student art starting Oct. 20 Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


Notes  
  Announcements and accolades for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 10/16/2009
 


Winter Springs man kills fiancee  
  A Winter Springs man told police he shot his fiancee in the chest after mistaking her for an intruder. Full Story
published: 10/10/2009
 


Simulator features fake labor pains, real screaming  
  Noelle is in labor. Her breathing is heavy, she screams in pain as two nurses hold her legs in the air while another guides her baby into the world. Full Story
published: 10/8/2009
 


Company stages play in above-ground pool  
  In Mary Zimmerman's play "Metamorphoses," water ripples with changes in the telling of Roman Poet Ovid's mythical stories of love and redemption. Full Story
published: 10/8/2009
 


Puppy pledge  
  Some Central Florida pet stores are taking a "puppy-friendly" pledge for the love of man's best friend. Advocating to stop the sale of puppies from puppy mills as part of a nationwide campaign for the ... Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


State senator proposes a mayor for Seminole County  
  Will a mayor soon preside over Seminole County? It might, after State Sen. Lee Constantine proposed the idea at a recent meeting. Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Teachers lose bonus, get a 2% raise  
  Teachers in Seminole County will see their salaries increase an average of two percent if a proposal gets final approval from the teachers' union and the School Board. Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Pet rescue while you shop  
  Pet Rescue By Judy is setting up an adoption center in the Oviedo Marketplace mall. Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Crime notebook  
  A Winter Springs man faces 70 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography after police raided his home on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Reps rail against Amendment 4  
  Seminole County held its first "mayors and managers" meeting Sept. 16 to discuss four main issues in the county with several of the state's House representatives. Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Oviedo gets city health clinic  
  Oviedo will get its own municipal health clinic, after the City Council voted unanimously to build one to give free health care to its employees. The move could potentially eliminate the expense of costly ... Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Free health fair in Casselberry; Oktober Fest with brats, potato pancakes and entertainment at the German-American Society of Central Florida; Whale of a Sale this weekend in Oviedo Full Story
published: 10/2/2009
 


Constantine proposes county mayor position  
  Will Seminole County have a mayor presiding over it soon? It might, after State Sen. Lee Constantine proposed the idea at a recent meeting. Full Story
published: 9/26/2009
 


State Reps push commuter rail in Seminole County  
  Seminole County held its first "mayors and managers" meeting Sept. 16 to discuss four main issues in the county with several of the state's House representatives. Full Story
published: 9/24/2009
 


UCF hired to study efficacy of fitness program  
  Get Active Orlando, the city's community fitness program, is getting a check-up to see if the events it hosts are actually affecting citizens' long-term health. Full Story
published: 9/24/2009
 


School mourns coach's sudden death  
  The chants roared around the stadium, flowing back and forth along the darkened bleachers at Winter Springs High School on Friday night. Full Story
published: 9/18/2009
 


Homeless kids on the rise in Seminole  
  John was tired during science class this morning. He didn't finish his history assignment and his grumpy mood almost started a fight on the school bus. Full Story
published: 9/18/2009
 


Notes  
  SCC trustee to receive leadership award; Tuscawilla Country Club gets new superintendent Full Story
published: 9/18/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Chick-fil-A purchases will benefit charity; UCF gets farmers market; SCC hosts open-mic poetry readings Full Story
published: 9/18/2009
 


Employee clinic could save city millions  
  With health care talks booming nationwide, one city is looking locally to provide inexpensive care for its employees. And it's a trend that could be spreading. Full Story
published: 9/18/2009
 


Racing against cancer  
  Orange County Deputy Sheriff Chuck Teminsky went into the hospital at 5 a.m. on March 18 to have his prostate removed. By 3 p.m., he was walking the halls of the hospital. Full Story
published: 9/10/2009
 


Innovation Way finds a heading  
  Brian Seals moved his hoagie shop, Brianto's Original Hoagie, into Avalon Park under the assumption that Alafaya Trail would soon be linked to the Beachline Expressway, which would create more traffic ... Full Story
published: 9/10/2009
 


Stormwater fee killed  
  The message was loud and clear Wednesday night that Seminole County residents were not happy about the proposed stormwater fee assessment, which would have had some rural landowners paying as much as ... Full Story
published: 9/10/2009
 


Mall dealt big blow  
  Bed Bath & Beyond is leaving the Oviedo Marketplace for smaller digs across the street, a spokeswoman said Aug. 26. Full Story
published: 9/4/2009
 


Stormwater fee irks rural residents  
  The stormwater assessment fee proposed by Seminole County is being met with outrage from many of its rural residents who could pay as much as $100 an acre. Full Story
published: 9/4/2009
 


Elections are on in Seminole County  
  Only two of the county's four possible municipal elections will be held this year, as City Commission seats up for a vote in two cities failed to produce any challengers. Full Story
published: 9/4/2009
 


Lynx looks to replace route in Oviedo  
  Those waiting at the bus stop rain or shine for Link 47 in Oviedo may have to wait indefinitely due to a proposal made by Lynx to eliminate the route and replace it with pre-existing Link 434, which made ... Full Story
published: 9/4/2009
 


Calendar and Family Calendar  
  Latin American Festival at UCF; walk or run for prostate cancer Full Story
published: 9/4/2009
 


Seminole County elections heat up  
  Elections are coming, and one city may break the color barrier for the first time in its history. Full Story
published: 8/28/2009
 


BB&B leaving Oviedo mall  
  Bed Bath & Beyond is leaving the Oviedo Marketplace for smaller digs across the street, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Full Story
published: 8/26/2009
 


New school opens on Aug. 24  
  As the school year begins in Seminole County, one school is opening its doors for the first time - Journeys Academy. Full Story
published: 8/21/2009
 


Calendars  
  Local happenings: Artistic Hand art classes, cafe grand opening celebration Full Story
published: 8/21/2009
 


Taxes could go up in Seminole County  
  Seminole County residents will pay more taxes next year if the school board and county approve their proposed millage rates. Full Story
published: 8/20/2009
 


Old business learns new tricks  
  Job openings, career fairs and job listing discounts are regularly posted for nearly 570 "friends" on Roger Lear's Facebook page for OrlandoJobs.com, a job listing company based in East Orlando. Full Story
published: 8/14/2009
 


Mall gets merch association  
  The merchants at the Oviedo Marketplace have joined forces in an effort to jump-start business while giving back to the community. Full Story
published: 8/14/2009
 


The grass is greener in Daytona  
  The engineering technology program may have been cut from the University of Central Florida, but it has found a new home at Daytona State College. Full Story
published: 8/14/2009
 


Geneva shooting leaves 1 dead  
  A couple was driving along State Road 46 in Geneva on Sunday morning when they saw a white truck sitting in a ditch by the side of the road and a man and a woman standing next to it. Full Story
published: 8/7/2009
 


Candidates off to the races in Oviedo  
  The Oviedo political races just got more heated, with new challengers vying for the seats of Mayor Mary Lou Andrews and Councilman Steve Henken. Full Story
published: 8/7/2009
 


Local shelter wins grant money  
  From April 13 to July 26 visitors to the animal rescue Web site were invited to vote for their favorite animal rescue and shelter organization. Seminole County Animal Services also won $1,000 in a weekly ... Full Story
published: 8/7/2009
 


Calendars and Notes  
  Local happenings: Charity tournament, planetarium stargazing, multimedia concert Full Story
published: 8/7/2009
 


UCF ends four long-running education programs  
  The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees approved the elimination of four programs and the suspension of a fifth program over the next two years on July 23. Full Story
published: 8/7/2009
 


Dog park cost cut in half  
  The state will pay for at least 75 percent of the cost to build a dog park in Central Winds Park. Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Panel talks about real estate woes, hopes  
  Packed into an elegant room like well-dressed sardines in a can, a panel of leading industry officials got together to discuss the present and future state of Florida's real estate market. Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Seminole's people protest library privatization  
  Parents of home-schooled children and the children themselves took advantage of a summer afternoon with no classes and peacefully protested in Sanford on Tuesday in favor of keeping Seminole County Public ... Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Tragedy inspires mom to open therapy center  
  The light from the lampposts blurred past her while she drove fast into the night. Behind the wheel, alertness replaced a once groggy Liza Riedel, who let the images of recent events wash over her in ... Full Story
published: 7/31/2009
 


Taxes could go up in Seminole  
  Seminole County residents will pay more taxes next year if the school board and county approve their proposed millage rates. Full Story
published: 7/30/2009
 


Dog park plans get groomed, revisited  
  Plans to build a dog park this fall began at Monday's Winter Springs City Commission meeting. Full Story
published: 7/24/2009
 


Local high schools aren't making the grade  
  Out of nine Seminole County high schools, six dropped one or more letter grades, as one-third of Florida high schools received a D or an F. Full Story
published: 7/24/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 7/24/2009
 


Letters to the Editor  
  Letter from Oviedo mayoral candidate Darrell Lopez Full Story
published: 7/24/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 7/24/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 7/17/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 7/17/2009
 


The Sun to shine  
  Observer Newspapers announced its partnership with the East Orlando Sun this week, which is a monthly publication. Full Story
published: 7/17/2009
 


City leaders say cooperation is key  
  When Richard Gestrich started as Oviedo city manager more than a year ago he felt some friction between Oviedo and its sister city Winter Springs. That same tension existed between the cities and the ... Full Story
published: 7/17/2009
 


Winter Springs dog park gains momentum  
  A dog park has been on Winter Springs' to-do list since 2001. At Monday's City Commission meeting, plans for the four-legged playground started to move forward. Full Story
published: 7/17/2009
 


School Board mulls tax hike  
  While other counties will soon begin charging an extra 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, the Orange County School Board will not pursue that option, saying they won't do the Legislature's "dirty work." Full Story
published: 7/10/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 7/10/2009
 


Out of the ashes, a museum brings Tiffany's work to life  
  After the destruction of Louis Comfort Tiffany's country estate in 1957, his works are now displayed in the Morse Museum in Winter Park. Full Story
published: 7/10/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 7/10/2009
 


Man breaks into home, found dead  
  A Seminole County woman was shot at her Sanford home July 4 after her estranged husband broke in and then barricaded himself. Full Story
published: 7/8/2009
 


Hams have a field day  
  Bouncing signals off the atmosphere and chasing satellites across the dome of the Earth, emergency radio operators tried their luck at saving the world in the aftermath of disaster. For twenty four hours ... Full Story
published: 7/3/2009
 


Foreclosures increase animal population, volunteer says  
  A rise in the pet population at the Orange and Seminole County Shelters is a direct result of the down turn of the economy, including foreclosures and unemployment, according to volunteers and shelter ... Full Story
published: 7/3/2009
 


W.S. budget balanced  
  Winter Springs City Manager Kevin Smith and his team trimmed up the $1.7 million budget shortfall, balancing it to the city's fiscal year budget. Full Story
published: 7/3/2009
 


Student museum on life support  
  A few feet down a glossy wood-floored hallway, somewhere tucked around a corner, Judy Wiant sits alone in a modest office surrounded by a hundred years of history. Nobody's here on a Wednesday afternoon ... Full Story
published: 7/3/2009
 


Libraries may go private  
  With a $19 million deficit to fix, Seminole County is considering the possibility of outsourcing the counties five library branches, which could mean job cuts for some library employees. Full Story
published: 6/26/2009
 


Gathering land for high-tech corridor  
  Last week, the county proposed a high-end commercial district that would settle in near eight highway interchanges, including Red Bug Lake Road, State Road 434 and Aloma Avenue, spanning 20 miles and ... Full Story
published: 6/26/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 6/26/2009
 


Man killed in home invasion  
  A Seminole County man shot and killed a masked man Friday, June 19 when the intruder tried to break into his Altamonte Springs home. Full Story
published: 6/24/2009
 


Chuluota may get locally owned water source  
  Chuluota residents may soon get their water from a locally owned source. Full Story
published: 6/19/2009
 


Are we prepared?  
  After last years hurricanes and storms dumped buckets of water across Seminole County, many residents are taking precautions against flooding. Full Story
published: 6/19/2009
 


Hataway a felony suspect  
  Orange County inmate James Hataway was transferred to the Seminole County jail on June 12, accused of slamming an Orlando woman's head into the ground and putting her in a chokehold last August. Now he's ... Full Story
published: 6/17/2009
 


Cleaning ladies discover slain family  
  On June 15, Seminole County deputies found four family members dead inside their home in a gated Heathrow community, near Lake Mary. There was no forced entry, and no evidence of foul play. Full Story
published: 6/17/2009
 


Altamonte car dealer loses GM contract  
  The letter arrived by FedEx on Tuesday, June 2, ending a 71-year partnership between a Winter Park family and General Motors. Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Sanford opens Fort Mellon Park  
  Eight months after Sanford began construction, children raced out into Fort Mellon Park and into a dream world. Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Historical Society narrows plans for museum  
  The city of Oviedo has a story, and the Oviedo Historical Society wants everyone to know it. Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Winter Parker challenges Kosmas  
  Winter Park Commissioner Karen Diebel filed papers Tuesday, June 9, to run against U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas in the 2010 election. Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Lightning destroys Oviedo home  
  When lightning struck an Oviedo home, the owner wasn't there and his neighbors were hunkered down in their own homes. Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 6/12/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Oviedo may pave its roads  
  The jarring, suspension-pounding dirt roads in Oviedo may finally get some asphalt, after the City Council discussed paving over one or more streets at Monday's meeting. Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Police search for suspect in mall robbery  
  Police are looking for a man who stole a young woman's purse near the FYE at Oviedo Marketplace late Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Seminole cuts 101 jobs  
  Seminole County announced May 28 that it has cut 101 jobs. Cities are also looking at reducing their work force as projected tax revenues continue to fall. Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Oviedo debates historic district  
  Is Oviedo historic, or just old? Full Story
published: 6/5/2009
 


Longwood family offers reward for missing dog  
  A Longwood family member is missing. Full Story
published: 6/4/2009
 


Man with gun steals purse, police say  
  Police are looking for a man who stole a young woman's purse near the FYE at Oviedo Marketplace late Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
published: 6/3/2009
 


Smith named manager in 5-0 vote  
  The decision was unanimous Tuesday night to offer Kevin Smith a permanent place on the dais as Winter Springs' city manager. Full Story
published: 5/29/2009
 


Local business makes a fresh start  
  A dust cloud kicks up and vanishes into the distance, leaving tiny specks of concrete powder behind on an empty walkway. Window after empty window stare west toward State Road 434 through a parking lot ... Full Story
published: 5/29/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 5/29/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 5/29/2009
 


Man resists arrest, beats up officers  
  A late night bike ride for one Oviedo man ended in his arrest after injuring two police officers in the early morning hours of May 16. Full Story
published: 5/27/2009
 


Man caught after escaping police custody  
  A man accused of putting an 85-year-old woman in a chokehold and stealing her car escaped from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford late Tuesday, leading to school lockdowns when the ... Full Story
published: 5/27/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


County and city at odds over trail  
  Seminole County is demanding that a pedestrian overpass that would connect its trail system not be paid for entirely by the county. And they're asking Oviedo to foot the rest of the bill. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Firefighter calendar raises eyebrows  
  Will Oviedo firefighters bare it all for a calendar to raise money for a scholarship fund? Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Geothermal heated pool for Oviedo?  
  Swimmers in Oviedo may have a high-tech winter refuge, if the city approves a $255,125 pool-heating system for its lap pool at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Lake Mary wants to renew downtown  
  The citizens of Lake Mary are not letting the stalled commuter rail put a wrench in the city's plan to revitalize its downtown. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Longwood gets new administrator  
  Longwood finally has a new city administrator, more than four months after starting the process to find one. Katrina Powell will begin managing the city's business on June 1 with the departure of police ... Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Oviedo cemetery  
  The discussion turned morbid at Oviedo's City Council meeting Monday, as the city talked about building its own cemetery. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Oviedo weighs future dog park options  
  Another dog park may soon be coming to Seminole County, after the Oviedo City Council raised discussions of building one at Monday's meeting. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On May 13, a man walking his dogs in the area of the 1000 block of Bonnet Creek Court had a bigger surprise than what he bargained for. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Tornado destroys homes  
  Eleven homes were damaged and two were destroyed as a tornado ripped through Casselberry on Tuesday night. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Workforce housing concept approved  
  A concept plan was approved Monday for an apartment community that would contain work force housing. Full Story
published: 5/22/2009
 


Chopper lands at Lake Howell  
  A Navy helicopter descended upon Lake Howell High School last Thursday, giving kids the chance to see the chopper up close. Full Story
published: 5/15/2009
 


Noles pioneered newspapers  
  Seminole County lost a newspaper pioneer this week. Randy Noles Sr. created a publishing company that would run the Sanford Herald, Winter Park Sun-Herald and the Oviedo Voice. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


Seminole adds teachers back  
  More than 100 teaching jobs in Seminole County were saved Tuesday, thanks in part to federal stimulus funding being pumped into state school districts. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


Oviedo to open all voting stations  
  Voters won't have to search frantically for a polling station in this upcoming election - at least not in Oviedo. The City Council voted 3-2 to open up all of its polling places this year. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


Longwood gets new mayor  
  Longwood has a new mayor after a quick and painless appointment process Monday, May 4. H.G. "Butch" Bundy Jr. was picked from the five-member City Commission. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


Lounge owner hands over books  
  In the aftermath of a police raid on an Oviedo cigar lounge, the city had some stern words about businesses that fail to comply with its rules. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  Oviedo Police officers went into the backyard of a home with a 9-1-1 open line and a very large American bulldog proceeded to attack them. Full Story
published: 5/14/2009
 


City manager in limbo  
  Kevin Smith has been pulling double duty as Winter Springs' interim city manager and its general services director since January, and now he's about to take on the duties of the resigning finance director. ... Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Fourth of July event a go  
  Fireworks will go off in Winter Springs this July 4, but it may cost residents a couple of dollars. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Friends of environmental education show support  
  The Friends of the Environmental Studies Center hosted an open house fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, at the Center in Longwood. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Notes  
  Accolades and opportunities for Seminole County residents Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Oviedo issues club an ultimatum  
  In the aftermath of a police raid on an Oviedo cigar lounge, the city had some stern words about businesses that fail to comply with its rules. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Oviedo to open all voting stations  
  Voters won't have to search frantically for a polling station in this upcoming election - at least not in Oviedo. The City Council voted 3-2 to open up all of its polling places this year. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On April 16, Oviedo Police were dispatched to the Star Child Academy on Eastbridge Drive in reference to a complaint of lewd behavior. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Swine flu provokes brief school closure  
  A Sanford school reopened Wednesday, after the superintendent reversed his decision to keep it shut all week after a student came down with a probable case of swine flu. Full Story
published: 5/8/2009
 


Can you identify this man?  
  Oviedo Police are looking for a man they say cashed a counterfeit check. They think a rash of checks have been stolen from mailboxes. Full Story
published: 5/6/2009
 


School reopens after swine flu scare  
  A school in Sanford reopened today, after the school superintendent reversed his decision to keep it shut all week after a student came down with a probable case of swine flu. Full Story
published: 5/5/2009
 


What's cooking in Oviedo  
  Rich Sloane from the University of Central Florida displays a creme brulee made from citrus at the Citrus and Celery Cook-off at the Taste of Oviedo last Saturday. Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Seminole Schools cuts 154 teachers  
  About 150 Seminole County teachers were told this week that they do not have a job next year, as the School Board attempts to balance a budget without knowing how much state funding will be coming its ... Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Third death at gun range  
  The third person in three weeks has died after being shot at the Shoot Straight Gun Range in Casselberry. Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Police nab 39 red-light runners in three days  
  Winter Springs began handing out $125 fines Saturday to red-light runners, and by Monday had issued 39 tickets. Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Lounge owner upset about raid  
  Mitch Patel wasn't expecting a raid on his Oviedo cigar lounge last Wednesday night, but he said the timing of it was more than a coincidence. He's calling it retaliation by the city. Now a city councilman ... Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Winter Springs audit to move forward  
  The Winter Springs City Commission voted unanimously to move to the next level of a municipal audit. Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Police football fest benefits Kids House  
  The Oviedo Police Department defeated the Winter Springs Police Department by a score of 32-7 at a charity flag football event at the John Courier Field at Oviedo High School, which was geared to raise ... Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Donations being collected for victims of condo fire  
  A Winter Springs condominium building, home to seven families, was destroyed in a two-alarm fire on April 19. Two people were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Full Story
published: 5/1/2009
 


Woman charged with trying to kill husband twice  
  Police say a Winter Springs woman tried to kill her husband twice, once by shooting him and four months prior, by setting a fire in their home while he was sleeping. Full Story
published: 4/30/2009
 


Red-light cam goes live  
  Winter Springs will begin handing out $125 fines Saturday, April 25, to red-light runners. Full Story
published: 4/25/2009
 


Lynx service on S.R. 434 starts Monday  
  A Lynx bus will start servicing Oviedo, Winter Springs and Longwood residents on Monday, April 27. Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Longwood reboots administrator search  
  Longwood has hit the reset button on its search for a new city administrator, and now the company hired to find that new hire is calling Longwood's system flawed. Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Longwood joins Seminole County CRA  
  Longwood may soon see a revival of its State Road 17-92 corridor after voting to join Seminole County's community redevelopment agency along the sprawling commuter artery. Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Business signs get extension  
  A temporary measure to drum up businesses just got a new lease on life in Oviedo after the City Council voted 5-0 to extend it for six months. The city also discussed eliminating what one Council member ... Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On April 13, a female fabricated a story to file a report of a robbery. The plan backfired when police investigating the alleged incident, by reviewing surveillance videos, discovered that the alleged ... Full Story
published: 4/24/2009
 


Oviedo mall owner declares bankruptcy  
  The owner of the Oviedo and Altamonte Springs malls announced Thursday, April 16, that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Full Story
published: 4/20/2009
 


City finalizes cams  
  Red light cameras are now nearly a certainty in Longwood after the City Commission cast a final, unanimous vote for the system. Full Story
published: 4/17/2009
 


Charter changing  
  The Oviedo City Council decided it will be its own charter review committee, citing a statute in the city rulebooks. And that means the Council will get to decide what it'll be changing in the City Charter, ... Full Story
published: 4/17/2009
 


City weighs expanding polling places  
  Voting could get easier this year if one Oviedo City Council member has his way, but a bad precedent in a costly election could lead to longer lines and less open polling stations. Those problems and ... Full Story
published: 4/17/2009
 


No need to neglect pearly whites  
  It's not just the stock market and the nation's job market feeling the sting of the recession - dental care is also feeling the painful decay of the economy. Full Story
published: 4/17/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On April 6, a vehicle burglary was reported on the 1200 block of Mactavandash Drive and a Garmin GPS device was reported as stolen. The complainant stated that they believed the vehicle was unlocked. Full Story
published: 4/17/2009
 


Tom Corkery  
  He wanted to give something back. That's what Tom Corkery said as he stood in shadowed sunlight, surrounded by the still rising walls of Winter Springs High School's weight training facility on a cool ... Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


City, county weigh employee health clinics  
  Governments in Orange and Seminole counties are considering opening their own employee health care clinics to save money. Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


Mother shoots son, then self  
  On camera Sunday afternoon, a mother drew a handgun, aimed it at the back of her son's head, and pulled the trigger. Then she turned the gun on herself, ending a murder-suicide as quickly as it started. Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


Helping women, one woman at a time  
  Jessica Zuniga wears a small pearl bracelet on her wrist to remind her to follow her dreams one day at a time. Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On March 30, a victim returning from vacation reported that someone entered his shed which is located within his fenced backyard on the 1000 block of Gore Drive and took his Smokey Mountain barbecue smoker ... Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


New home and twist for Taste of Oviedo  
  Don't look for the 15th Taste of Oviedo in its traditional location snaking down Alexandria Boulevard. Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


WS tackles $1.5M shortfall  
  Winter Springs needs to make up for a $1.5 million budget shortfall, and the city's mayor said it can be done without affecting personnel. Full Story
published: 4/10/2009
 


Raymond Mengani, 86, died Sunday  
  Raymond Mengani, 86, of Winter Springs, died Sunday, April 5, 2009. The funeral is Thursday morning. Full Story
published: 4/8/2009
 


Obituary for Tom Corkery  
  Winter Springs developer and resident Tom Corkery, 55, died Sunday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8. Full Story
published: 4/7/2009
 


Funding for roads takes hit  
  It's funding season for local governments, and Oviedo is looking north. The city sent a contingent to Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., in March to try to scare up some money and put a face to a name ... Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


Seminole County crime wrap-up  
  A Seminole County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested Monday, March 30, and charged with one charge of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between 12 and 16 years of age. Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On March 24 Oviedo Police responded to the Winn-Dixie to take a report of shoplifting. Evidently, one of the perpetrators stated he stole three bottles of Zicam cough medication so he and two of his friends ... Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


Calendar  
  A schedule of local events Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


"Your other left, honey."  
  Don Whitaker watches his students carefully. His eyes assess their progress as he mentally prepares the next direction. "Wheel and deal, pass through, half a turn to your left," Whitaker says. He smiles. ... Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


Cracked foundations  
  Margie Hopkins had to leave her tiny home when Tropical Storm Fay flooded it last August. Now the relocated Sanford resident may never live there again, after it was put up for condemnation Monday, March ... Full Story
published: 4/3/2009
 


Splash pad opening on hold  
  Trotwood Park's splash playground will not open as planned on April 11. The city is waiting for Seminole County Health Department permits. Full Story
published: 3/30/2009
 


W.S. woman shot husband in chest, police say  
  A Winter Springs woman shot her husband in the chest early Sunday morning, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. His injuries are not life threatening. Full Story
published: 3/30/2009
 


Sheriff's Office employee arrested on abuse charge  
  A Seminole County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested Monday, March 30, and charged with performing lewd and lascivious acts on a teenage girl. Full Story
published: 3/30/2009
 


Grow house uncovered in Oviedo  
  Oviedo Police Officers carted more than 60 marijuana plants and 15 pounds of bagged marijuana out of a home in Alafaya Woods. Full Story
published: 3/30/2009
 


Chuluota dodges statewide water rate hike  
  Thousands of water users throughout the state will have their water rates hiked by as much as 75 percent in the next year, but Chuluota residents won't be among them. Full Story
published: 3/27/2009
 


Geneva time-travelers  
  Mastodon teeth, surgical tools, and a Magic Lantern drew reactions of "Cool," "Oooooh" and "Sweet" from fourth-graders during their two-hour visit to the Museum of Geneva History on Friday, March 20. Full Story
published: 3/27/2009
 


High schoolers give mud walk a manicure  
  Most kids quit playing in the mud before they reach their teen years, but a group of high school students has just found the fun in getting dirty. Full Story
published: 3/27/2009
 


Seminole could close popular centers  
  Facing a $56 million budget shortfall, Seminole County Public Schools unveiled a list of cost-saving measures at Tuesday's work session. The recommendations include eliminating 317 staff positions and ... Full Story
published: 3/27/2009
 


Updated: Person of interest identified  
  The Seminole County Sheriff's Office have identified a person of interest in a case in which they say a man kidnapped and sexually battered a woman standing outside of a Longwood restaurant. Full Story
published: 3/27/2009
 


Updated: Oviedo shooting victim dies  
  A 20-year-old Oviedo man who was shot in the head at a Daytona Beach hotel Saturday, March 21, has died from his injuries, police said. Full Story
published: 3/26/2009
 


Man made lewd comments to boys in theater  
  Police are looking for a man they say made inappropriate advances on three boys in an Oviedo theater. Full Story
published: 3/20/2009
 


Red light cameras coming to Longwood  
  Drivers in Longwood may soon be getting traffic tickets in the mail, after the City Commission voted unanimously to install a controversial red-light camera system. Full Story
published: 3/20/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On March 9, a vehicle burglary was reported on the 2700 block of Running Springs Loop. Entry was gained by smashing the rear triangle-shaped window on the driver's side. The perpetrator ripped the dash ... Full Story
published: 3/20/2009
 


Non-profit center expands to meet demand  
  Seminole County families are feeling the emotional brunt of the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with 6.3 million jobs lost and the threat of foreclosures. Full Story
published: 3/20/2009
 


Oviedo business owners getting restless  
  Some Oviedo business owners begged the City Council last week to help bring more business to the city. At the Monday Council meeting they told the city that it wasn't doing enough to attract business, ... Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On March 2, a sport motorcycle described as a black and pink Kawasaki Ninja that was stolen out of Orange County was recovered in the Oakwood Village Shopping Center. Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


Parents confront slashed school funding  
  Hundreds of concerned parents and teachers filled the cafeteria at Milwee Middle School on Wednesday night, March 11, to hear the good news and bad news about the fate of their school district. And it ... Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


Police substation dedicated  
  The Winter Springs Police substation was dedicated Monday, March 9, in the name of the force's only fallen officer. Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


Raising a glass to MS research  
  The WineStyles store in the Winter Springs Town Center hosted a charity event to benefit multiple sclerosis research last weekend. Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


County considers tax increase to offset shortfall  
  Seminole County is wrestling with a $42.5 million budget shortfall - and that gap is likely to keep growing. A tax hike is one proposed remedy. Full Story
published: 3/13/2009
 


Updated: W.S. teen located  
  Police located Winter Springs resident Jacoysha Horne, 16, in Sanford Wednesday evening. She was considered endangered. Full Story
published: 3/11/2009
 


Council says no to merging of services  
  Seminole County's police and fire departments won't be absorbing one city anytime soon, according to Oviedo's City Council, which on Monday pushed a resolution to keep its emergency departments inside ... Full Story
published: 3/6/2009
 


College credits at H.S. prices  
  When students walk outside the Master's Academy's black steel gates for the last time as seniors, they may be taking one giant leap ahead of their competition. It all started years earlier, as students ... Full Story
published: 3/6/2009
 


Woman remembered for contributions in art  
  Friends and family gathered last weekend to remember a lifetime of beauty rendered from two very skilled hands. Barbara Walker-Seaman had given her artistic gifts to Oviedo over the course of three decades ... Full Story
published: 3/6/2009
 


Seminole County man indicted for baby's death  
  A Seminole County man who was arrested in connection with the violent death of his girlfriend's toddler has been indicted by a Seminole County grand jury on a first-degree felony murder charge. Full Story
published: 2/27/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On Feb. 16, a residential burglary was reported on the 200 block of Murcott Drive while the complainant was away on vacation. Full Story
published: 2/27/2009
 


Economy turns plazas into ghost towns  
  Hollow space waits behind the tinted-glass of the Boardwalk Plaza near Oviedo. People can no longer sip coffee at the cafe or munch on wings at the sports bar. The cell phone store and the Latin grill ... Full Story
published: 2/27/2009
 


Casselberry's big revival  
  Casselberry has been waiting 10 years to rebuild its heart, and it may just be beginning. Full Story
published: 2/20/2009
 


Chamber turns down mall office  
  The Chamber of Commerce closed its Oviedo location last year, and now the city has offered it a spot in the mall in order to maintain its presence. Full Story
published: 2/20/2009
 


UCF expands into Seminole  
  A 4-1 vote by the Seminole County Commission recently gave the University of Central Florida the approval to build a four-story housing facility for 600 UCF students, called NorthView, in Seminole County, ... Full Story
published: 2/20/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On Feb. 9, a traffic stop for unlawful speed resulted in the driver getting charged with possession of marijuana. This resulted after the K-9 officer and his K-9 partner "Flash" were able to alert on ... Full Story
published: 2/20/2009
 


Second inmate dies in a week  
  Another inmate at the Seminole County jail has died, and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office has also ruled the death a suicide. Full Story
published: 2/19/2009
 


Seminole must cut $35M from budget  
  Seminole County needs to shave $35 million from its budget this year according to property appraiser estimates. To achieve that, the County Commission is putting every cost on the table, its chairman ... Full Story
published: 2/16/2009
 


History of a village  
  The Geneva Historical Bus Tour traced its way through the narrow streets of the village Saturday, Feb. 7, periodically pulling over at a storied structure, plot of land or old swimming hole. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On Feb. 3, a traffic stop in the area of State Road 434 and Sweetwater Creek Circle for an inoperable tag light resulted in the driver being charged with possession of controlled substances and marijuana. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Helping hands fight to meet rising demands  
  Seminole County families are feeling the emotional brunt of the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with 6.3 million jobs lost and the threat of foreclosures. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Commercial district moves forward  
  The plans for a high-end commercial district in Seminole County inched toward reality this week, as the county shared the results of a new SeminoleWay study. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


S.R. 426 expansion nears completion  
  A road expansion project that began at the start of 2008 may soon be complete along State Road 426 in Oviedo. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Boys set fire to church van  
  Two Oviedo boys were charged with two felonies each today, after attempting to steal a church van and then setting it on fire, police said. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Drivers who ran over Oviedo man sought  
  A 20-year-old Oviedo man died Thursday after his vehicle veered off the road in Orange County. Troopers are looking for two hit-and-run suspects, who they say struck the man with their vehicles. Full Story
published: 2/13/2009
 


Inmate dead in apparent suicide  
  An inmate at the Seminole County jail was found dead in his cell Wednesday. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office has ruled the Oviedo man's death a suicide. Full Story
published: 2/12/2009
 


Police find passed out parents in diner  
  Two parents were found unconscious with their toddler at the Oviedo Townhouse Restaurant Thursday morning. Police suspect a drug overdose may have been the cause. Full Story
published: 2/6/2009
 


Signing away the first Husky  
  Putting his name on the dotted line, Hagerty High School football player Brandon Ausburn committed to Louisiana College at Alexandria. Full Story
published: 2/6/2009
 


Oviedo City Council downplays fears of budget crisis  
  The Oviedo City Council played down fears of a budget crisis within the city at Monday's Council meeting. Full Story
published: 2/6/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On Jan. 27 a father and his juvenile daughter engaged in an argument over Chinese food that was delivered to their home. Full Story
published: 2/6/2009
 


Burglary suspect caught  
  On Jan. 17, at approximately 3:20 a.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Lynn Street in reference to a possible burglary being attempted to an occupied residence. Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


School board battles to stay afloat in budget crisis  
  The Seminole County School Board members are begging the Florida Legislature for more money to close gaps in funding that they say may leave them $69 million in the red if they don't act fast. Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


Mother's boyfriend charged with baby's death  
  An Oviedo mother didn't realize her 2-year-old son was dead in the next bedroom until the following morning, and now her boyfriend is in jail, accused of killing the child. Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


Winter Springs' fire merger inspires neighbors  
  It's been nearly four months since the Winter Springs Fire Department became part of the Seminole County Department of Public Safety. Now neighboring cities such as Casselberry are considering following ... Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


Commission holds off on manager search  
  The Winter Springs City Commission decided Monday to keep its interim city manager in place for six months before re-examining how to go about a search. Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


UCF med center discusses Dubai connection  
  A tinge of sibling rivalry could be felt between Central Florida's budding medical city and a similar one in Dubai. Officials from both entities met last month to discuss forming a partnership called ... Full Story
published: 1/30/2009
 


UCF dean turns himself in to police  
  A UCF dean who is accused of embezzling $40,000 from a University of Central Florida credit card has turned himself in to the police at Orange County Jail. Full Story
published: 1/28/2009
 


Change is upon us  
  Sanford resident John Watson stood silent among an estimated 2 million people as President Barack Obama took his oath of office Tuesday. Full Story
published: 1/23/2009
 


Photos from the inauguration  
  Winter Park resident Susan Skolfield sent these photos to the Voice via her BlackBerry on Tuesday evening. Full Story
published: 1/23/2009
 


Former Goldenrod resident quickly approaching age record  
  A former Goldenrod resident and Swedish native turns 105 years old this month, which could make for a record. Full Story
published: 1/23/2009
 


Drug punishments at UCF may change  
  A student caught with marijuana at the University of Central Florida could suffer the same punishment as one caught drinking underage if the Student Government Association succeeds in a request to revise ... Full Story
published: 1/23/2009
 


Resigned teacher continues to face pornography investigation  
  A former Lake Howell teacher is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for child exploitation on the Internet. Full Story
published: 1/19/2009
 


C.R. 419 to double in size  
  The Seminole County Commission last week approved a contract to begin design plans for the widening of County Road 419 between Snow Hill Road and the Orange County line. Full Story
published: 1/16/2009
 


Britton pushes to resurrect neighborhoods  
  Residents in troubled areas of town may have a new helping hand - the Oviedo City Council. Councilman Keith Britton introduced a new program Monday that would organize community leaders to help rebuild ... Full Story
published: 1/16/2009
 


McLemore resigns  
  Winter Springs' 13-year City Manager, Ron McLemore, resigned at the City Commission meeting on Monday, Jan. 12, citing that "it is in the mutual best interest of both parties." Full Story
published: 1/16/2009
 


Be on the lookout!  
  On Jan. 5, a vehicle burglary was reported on the 1000 block of Covington Street whereby the complainant noticed his passenger side door partially opened. Full Story
published: 1/16/2009
 


W.S. reporter's notebook  
  Twenty-one-year veteran Kevin Brunelle was officially named Winter Springs' new police chief Monday. He replaces Dan Kerr, who after a 12-year stint as top cop took a job as Seminole Community College's ... Full Story
published: 1/16/2009
 


Pinched economy is top issue in 2009  
  Two of Seminole County's commissioners are ready to protect their constituents from the economic recession. Full Story
published: 1/9/2009
 


Oviedo plans to punish water wasters  
  Oviedo residents who use too much water will have to pay a much higher price and may be forced to use far less in the future. Full Story
published: 1/9/2009
 


Cops, gearheads unite at car show  
  Law enforcement vehicles and classic cars from across Central Florida will zip into the parking lot of Oviedo's Lawton Elementary School for a good cause on Saturday, Jan. 17. Full Story
published: 1/9/2009
 


Lacey to run for WS mayor in 2010  
  Charles Lacey, the former president of the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce, said last week that he's going to run for Winter Springs mayor in the 2010 election. Full Story
published: 1/8/2009
 


Residents lose battle against church  
  An argument about a planned Oviedo strip mall turned into a group demonstration against urban sprawl at the Monday, Jan. 5 City Council meeting. Full Story
published: 1/8/2009
 


City cash could jolt economy  
  Chambers of commerce looking to keep shopping dollars local may want to print their own money -- a trend during recessions as a way of guaranteeing locals spend their money in-town. Full Story
published: 1/2/2009
 


School vouchers raise concerns  
  As public school officials contemplate how to deal with an increasing deficit, a new report on the cost of private school vouchers could put more pressure on them. Full Story
published: 1/2/2009
 


Ushering in the new Central Florida economy  
  Lake Nona's "medical city" will help balance out the Central Florida economy, officials say. A study released Dec. 19 estimated that more than 30,000 local jobs will be created there within the first ... Full Story
published: 1/2/2009
 


In the spirit of Christmas  
  Hunter Morrison, 8, gripped the blue lightsaber with both hands and smiled brightly. His nemesis in the Wal-Mart toy aisle Saturday: Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle. Full Story
published: 12/26/2008
 


Girl Scouts spread joy at elderly home  
  The smiles were contagious as the nine cheerful fifth-graders, dressed in green vests and sashes, arrived at the Tremont for their regular visit. Full Story
published: 12/26/2008
 


Sinkhole opens in Winter Springs  
  A sinkhole opened in The Highlands neighborhood at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. When police officers arrived, they found a hole about 40 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. Full Story
published: 12/22/2008
 


Thieves frolic in recession  
  Thefts usually increase during the holidays, and police say the economic downturn could be making things worse. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


Day in the snow  
  Snow, made from ground ice, was trucked-in to Oviedo's "Snow Mountain Winter Fest" event on Saturday, Dec. 13. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


Mall misses debt payday  
  Oviedo Marketplace owner General Growth Properties missed its Dec. 12 deadline to pay a $900 million mortgage loan. As of late Wednesday, Dec. 17, it was still negotiating an extension. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


Oviedian's program gathers bikes for kids  
  About 100 children left St. Stephens Catholic Church Saturday eager to test out their shiny new bicycles. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


Commission ponders parking problem  
  Winter Springs residents can't use their front yards for overflow parking anymore, but they could soon be able to use the street. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


A colorful, creative pizza place  
  It's difficult to categorize the pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


City leaders have changes in mind for W.S. Charter  
  The Winter Springs Commission plans to review the City Charter for the first time since 2001. Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


An evening to shine  
  Full Story
published: 12/19/2008
 


Feb. 12 new deadline for mall owner  
  Oviedo Marketplace owner General Growth Properties has two more months to figure out how to deal with its $900 million mortgage debt. Full Story
published: 12/18/2008
 


Mall owner misses debt deadline  
  Oviedo Marketplace owner General Growth Properties missed its Friday deadline to pay a $900 million mortgage loan. According to a company release, "it has not reached unanimous agreement with its syndicate ... Full Story
published: 12/15/2008
 


Red Bug Lake Road eastbound re-opens after flood  
  Red Bug Lake Road eastbound reopens after a a water main break that closed the road segment through much of Monday, Dec. 15. Full Story
published: 12/15/2008
 


UCF's winter wonderland  
  The University of Central Florida's Lighting Up UCF celebration has turned the campus into a winter wonderland. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Mall owner's debt due today  
  Friday, Dec. 12, is the deadline for General Growth Properties to pay off a $900 million debt load. The Oviedo Marketplace's owner faces potential bankruptcy if it can't make payment. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Commission picks Brunelle  
  The Commission unanimously passed a motion supporting Captain Kevin Brunelle's appointment as police chief for a one-year probationary period. Only the city manager can promote or hire employees. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Bad Santa on loose in Oviedo  
  Oviedo Police say two suspects, one wearing a Santa hat and beard, attempted to break into an Oviedo business early Monday, Dec. 1. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Call to keep the money local  
  A group of local business owners are bracing to fight growing economic woes, confirmed as a national recession just last week. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Rural residents nervous about 1,400-acre 'city'  
  Just about where the Econlockhatchee River dives under State Road 50 and meanders north into Seminole County, trouble may be brewing on the rural front. Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Obituary for Maxel "Shorty" Story  
  Maxel "Shorty" Story, 82, died Monday, Dec. 1. He was a native Floridian born on June 30, 1926 in Holopaw and was a bucket truck driver for Orlando Utilities from which he retired. He was a resident of ... Full Story
published: 12/12/2008
 


Four years start now  
  Winter Springs welcomes Jean Hovey and Gary Bonner to the City Commission on Monday with a swearing-in of the newly elected. Full Story
published: 12/5/2008
 


Mall owner gets debt relief  
  General Growth Properties has two extra weeks to pay off its $958 million debt. It also gets a boost from two companies that invested in the Oviedo Marketplace's owner. Full Story
published: 12/5/2008
 


Landowner pitches plan for preservation  
  About nine acres of land in the Lake Jesup basin may be preserved. Full Story
published: 12/5/2008
 


Tough times squeeze schools  
  As steep budget cuts take a toll on Florida school districts, the cost of a quality education is getting harder to afford. Full Story
published: 12/5/2008
 


Winter Springs pulls $25M out of reserves, parks it in CDARs  
  Winter Springs pulled $25 million out of the Reserve Fund this week in an effort to protect it from bank failure. Full Story
published: 12/5/2008
 


Police looking for Santa bandit  
  Oviedo Police say two suspects, one wearing a Santa hat and beard, attempted to break into an Oviedo business early Monday, Dec. 1. Full Story
published: 12/4/2008
 


Kathryn Louise Lawton, 102, died Nov. 28  
  Kathryn Louise Lawton, 102, a member of one of the founding families of Oviedo, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Full Story
published: 12/3/2008
 


Trustco Bank robbed in Winter Springs  
  Trustco Bank on Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs suffered a robbery at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. The suspect is at large. Full Story
published: 12/1/2008
 


Bleak 'Black Friday'  
  The outlook for Black Friday is bleak this year, with foot traffic during the holiday season predicted to decline almost 10 percent nationwide, according to an industry report. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


McLemore secures severance package  
  The Winter Springs City Commission approved a separation agreement Monday for City Manager Ron McLemore, with Commissioner Rick Brown dissenting. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


Hidden cam case goes to trial  
  A former Oviedo smoothie shop owner pleaded not guilty Nov. 3 to attempting to record a female worker undressing, an attempted video voyeurism charge. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


City gets frugal to get parade funding  
  The 27th Annual Holiday Parade in Winter Springs will take a new route that saves on cost and is safer, officials say. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


Teen political disconnect lingers  
  In the wake of a historic presidential election, politics has pervaded everyday life. Talk of what-ifs dominate conversation at the water cooler. It's an adult world largely ignored by the younger generation ... Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


A fresh taste in Oviedo seafood  
  The line of hungry people flowed out the door of TJ's Seafood Shack on Friday, Nov. 14, at the eatery's grand opening. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


Keys to the city for exiting leaders  
  Winter Springs City Commissioners Don Gilmore and Robert Miller received plaques featuring a "key to the city" from Mayor John Bush at the City Commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 24. Full Story
published: 11/28/2008
 


Bittersweet goodbye  
  After years of service, Winter Springs Commissioners Don Gilmore and Robert Miller leave office after their last city meeting on Monday, Nov. 24. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Manager loses bid for job in Ormond  
  Winter Springs City Manager Ron McLemore's bid to leave the city for Ormond Beach failed Tuesday night, as that city selected a rival for the post. McLemore, who had described his city leadership as unharmonious, ... Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Foreclosed homes create mess  
  Around the city, code enforcement problems have grown as fast as the yards of abandoned homes, Oviedo City Councilman Steve Henken said. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Oviedo files claim to keep downtown deal  
  Oviedo has filed a $5.6 million claim against deceased developer Steve Walsh's estate. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Allred sentenced to death  
  Andrew Allred, 22, was sentenced to death Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the murders of ex-girlfriend Tiffany Barwick and friend Michael Ruschak, according to a State Attorney's Office spokeswoman. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Bright idea to go dark  
  When Ryan Peetz asked his fifth-grade class who wanted to organize a blackout, all hands shot right up. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Oviedo water could come to Chuluota  
  Oviedo's longtime stalemate with Aqua Utilities of Florida over how they could come to a financial agreement may have broken. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


Miller faces suit  
  Winter Springs Commissioner Robert Miller is being sued by Tom Binford, campaign treasurer for Commissioner-elect Jean Hovey, over political mailings. Full Story
published: 11/21/2008
 


McLemore loses bid for new job  
  Winter Springs City Manager Ron McLemore lost his bid to be city manager of Ormond Beach on Tuesday night, Nov. 18. Full Story
published: 11/18/2008
 


Fond farewell for the chief  
  Winter Springs Police Chief Dan Kerr took his place at the podium and surveyed the sprawling audience. Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Inundated charity faces trash, city fines  
  Sonshine Community Thrift Store and Food Pantry may be doing a little too well in donations these days. Its overflowing supply of donated clothes, toys, and food has overwhelmed the store, and Oviedo's ... Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Vet memorial unveiled  
  Hundreds of veterans, their families and friends watched silently as the American flag rose slowly into the night sky, illuminated by a nearly full moon. Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Oviedo considers water rate increase  
  Oviedo may be raising its water rates soon, but not before citizens can have their say. A rate hike came up at the City Council work session Monday, when budget shortfalls led to a suggestion of a 12.5 ... Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Lions raise curtain for 'Othello'  
  Othello's marriage to Desdemona is seriously in danger. The Oviedo High School cheerleader has been spotted in a café with Cassio, a recent transfer from Lake Brantley. Hearts and lives are on the line ... Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Mall's owner warns of debt load  
  The owner of the Oviedo Marketplace is swimming in debt and has warned of impending bankruptcy. Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Ethics probe clears Brown  
  The Florida Commission on Ethics cleared Winter Springs Commissioner Rick Brown Oct. 17 of an ethics complaint filed by former Commissioner Edward Martinez Jr. Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


No call to fire Winter Springs manager  
  Neither commissioner-elect wants to see Winter Springs City Manager Ron McLemore get the boot, but both declined to comment on if they would fire him. Full Story
published: 11/14/2008
 


Voters: 'Two more years!'  
  The nation bid welcome to its first black president-elect Tuesday night on a wave of change, while Oviedo voters re-elected two city councilmen. Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


Duo sweep onto Commission  
  About 75 Winter Springs residents buzzed about Tijuana Flats' outdoor patio Tuesday night, sporadically glancing at the ticking election results that were projected on a screen above them. Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


Winter Springs manager's job hunt  
  A disagreeable City Commission may be the reason Winter Springs' city manager is looking to go elsewhere. Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


Tenants uncertain about mall's future  
  The Oviedo Marketplace mall has a calm about it that has business owners worried. Accusations fly that the management company isn't working with struggling tenants and that they have turned down aid from ... Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


The house that Speraw built  
  The wood of the practice court floor is so new you can almost smell the lacquer, the gloss so shiny it glows. All around is an air of presence, but Kirk Speraw is the only man in the room. This is the ... Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


Kids get audience with city heads  
  The young boy stood on one foot, then the other, anxious to ask the Oviedo mayor his burning question. It was so hard not to interrupt as other children stood nearby, also hoping to bend Mayor Mary Lou ... Full Story
published: 11/7/2008
 


Ghouls help give her hope  
  Nearly every night Ashley Johansen requests to take a little detour when riding through her Alafaya Woods neighborhood. She wants to visit the Morey House on Cox Court, adorned with spectacular Halloween ... Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


Dentist offers to buy candy from kids  
  Kenan loves candy so much that he would like to eat it every day. Halloween is the 11-year-old's favorite time of year because he gets to go house-to-house and collect as much candy as possible. This ... Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


Donors asked to fund city's festivals  
  Twelve volunteers have pledged to save all of Winter Springs' community events from extinction. Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


Scottish mom faces new hurdles  
  The Becks welcomed a healthy baby girl into their family, but their immigration woes are not over yet. Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


Two vie to protect water and soil  
  The polling place may be the first time residents hear about a low-profile elected position - the Soil and Water Conservation District's Group 2 supervisor race. Incumbent Steve Barnes is challenged by ... Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


Cameras OK'd; city pulls $17M  
  The Winter Springs City Commission on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that makes red-light running a code violation instead of the more-common moving violation. Full Story
published: 10/31/2008
 


City Manager seeks job in Ormond Beach  
  Updated 4:26 p.m. 10/30/08: Winter Springs City Manager Ron McLemore said the City Commission is divisive in an application to work in Ormond Beach. Full Story
published: 10/30/2008
 


Oviedo City Council Debate Video  
  You decide! Watch the full City Council debate hosted Oct. 16 at Oviedo City Hall. Full Story
published: 10/28/2008
 


Chief says goodbye after 12 years  
  Winter Springs Police Chief Dan Kerr announced his resignation Monday, Oct. 20, after serving almost 12 years as the city's top cop. He won't be going far - he's accepted the job as director of the Center ... Full Story
published: 10/24/2008
 


Politics heats up in Oviedo  
  Oviedo City Council hopefuls pushed to distinguish themselves at a first-of-its-kind candidate forum broadcast live on cable TV from City Hall Oct. 16. Full Story
published: 10/24/2008
 


Rackets fly in hopes of a cure  
  It looked like a sea of pink as the 28 players scrambled onto the courts to begin the Women Playing for TIME tennis tournament Monday at the Tuscawilla Country Club. Full Story
published: 10/24/2008
 


Bands go on tour  
  The crowd cheered wildly as hundreds of middle schoolers joined the Hagerty High School Husky Band on the football field. It was halftime, and the students were psyched to be a part of such an impressive ... Full Story
published: 10/24/2008
 


Winter Springs police chief resigns  
  The Winter Springs Police Department announced in a letter to the public that Chief Dan Kerr will resign effective Nov. 3. Full Story
published: 10/20/2008
 


Gangs lurk in Seminole, but pale in size next to Orange  
  A Winter Springs boy started a "gang" because his bicycle was stolen. He told police that his membership would protect him from getting "jumped" again. Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Olympian in their midst  
  Oviedo High School graduate and Beijing Olympian Jenny Barringer made a special appearance at a 5k race held at Hagerty High. Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Traffic cams coming soon  
  The Winter Springs City Commission got its first look at an ordinance Monday that will allow the city to ticket red-light runners. Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


UCF students sign up 10,000 voters  
  John Martino is a happy man these days. The sweating is all done from phase one of his plan to turn the University of Central Florida into a new voter mecca. And the president of the Florida College Democrats ... Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Oviedo holds firm on utility bid  
  The clock is ticking since Oviedo leaders last spoke with Aqua Utilities of Florida about merging water systems with Chuluota. And meanwhile Chuluota residents can only hope for the best after dealing ... Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Big political races heat up  
  With so much news of the presidential race, it's hard to keep an eye on the candidates sparring on Seminole County turf. Here's a recap of the national, state and county races encompassing the Greater ... Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Winter Springs High buys a bear  
  To the residents of Winter Springs, a bear is more than a pesky garbage invader that won't let you get too close, it is the representation of Winter Springs High School - literally. Full Story
published: 10/17/2008
 


Standoff at The Highlands  
  About 100 residents packed into The Highlands Clubhouse on Tuesday night, Oct. 7, for the first of two forums starring the Winter Springs Commission candidates. Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


New downtown has a chance  
  Broad Street Partners will not raise Oviedo's new downtown, at least not by itself, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


Toxic loan fallout skips local banks  
  While many national banks are sliding and asking for help, Central Florida's community banks seem to have a firm grip on the local market. Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


Party and put food on someone's table  
  Oviedo city officials, businesses, churches and citizens will all come together Saturday, Oct. 18, to collect food for needy Seminole County residents. Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


Tailored to fit wounded vets  
  As American soldiers battle for freedom overseas, a group of seamstresses based out of the First United Methodist Church here in Oviedo fight for a related cause - to return a little dignity to the wounded. ... Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


Should Winter Park turn to conservation?  
  Residents and city officials talked about converting Winter Park into a conservation district on Wednesday, Oct. 1, a designation that would preserve historical character but place limits on development. Full Story
published: 10/10/2008
 


Big man on campus  
  Former President Bill Clinton drew cheers from University of Central Florida students and other fans of Barack Obama at a rally in support of the Illinois senator and presidential candidate on Wednesday, ... Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


Killer asks for death  
  Testimony is over for convicted killer Andrew Allred, who in April confessed to the slayings of his former girlfriend and their mutual friend. The sentence - death or life in prison - won't be handed ... Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


Bad economy bites eateries  
  Two iconic Oviedo eateries closed their doors for good this summer, calling into question whether the city can support its lineup of businesses and continue to recruit new ones. Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


NFL coach helps prep school squad  
  A blue and yellow helmet flashes through the reflection of two chrome shades, just about the time "rock and roll!" shoots out of Mike Kruczek's mouth and a player streaks downfield, catching a bullet ... Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


Aldi opens early to an eager throng  
  Shoppers clustered outside discount grocer Aldi on Thursday, waiting for the doors to open to the public for the first time. Because of the anxious crowd, employees opened up earlier than planned, said ... Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


Students read and relax like adults  
  "Free hot chocolate? You really have free hot chocolate?" asked the intrigued students as they peeked their heads into the cafeteria. With 45 minutes until the morning bell rang at Jackson Heights Middle ... Full Story
published: 10/3/2008
 


Colorful, fluttery weekend  
  A butterfly festival gave young and old the opportunity to interact with the creatures. Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


Taxes set to rise in 2009  
  Winter Springs taxes will go up this year based on a rate set Monday in a split vote by the City Commission. A homeowner in a 2,000-square-foot $300,000 house will pay about $112 more in the next year ... Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


Money pours into city campaigns  
  Winter Springs City Commission candidates have 40 days left to win votes and they're pushing hard. Campaigners are trekking through neighborhoods and waving at intersections in the march toward Election ... Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


Oviedo's military families to gather  
  On Saturday morning, residents with family members deployed overseas will get a chance to meet each other, offer support and share experiences. Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


Inside the life of a cop  
  All were silent as the woman steadied the large black M-16 assault rifle against her shoulder. As she set her sights on the target, she used her thumb to slowly move the switch from safe to semi - and ... Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


A simple anti-theft idea  
  A bright yellow card may be the solution to keeping thieves out of cars. Full Story
published: 9/26/2008
 


Bill's Elbow South announces abrupt closure  
  The iconic Oviedo restaurant closes its doors after 16 years in business. Full Story
published: 9/23/2008
 


Floods fuel frustration  
  Rain from Tropical Storm Fay clogged and overflowed canals in the Black Hammock, covering streets with as much as 30 inches of water. Residents blame the water problem on a failed drainage system, one ... Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


Dad, son survive night swept to sea  
  When Christopher Marino's swim instructor learned the boy had floated for 12 hours in a crashing ocean, he wasn't surprised. Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


City talks about boosting police pay  
  More than half of Winter Springs police officers are underpaid. That's according to a study commissioned by the city to determine if its employees' salaries are competitive in the job market. Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


City's tax rate finale on Monday  
  The Winter Springs City Commission will finalize the property tax rate and budget for the 2009 fiscal year at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in City Hall. Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


Fourth mystery package for Feeney  
  A suspicious envelope addressed to the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney was found last Thursday by U.S. House officials, a spokeswoman said. This is the fourth suspicious envelope addressed ... Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


Officials talk Oviedo's water woes  
  There was no sweat flying as six Oviedo city officials took the microphones last Wednesday for a town hall meeting to discuss issues, but a wetness was definitely palpable in the room. Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


We should all be looking to Geneva  
  When my last column came out, we all, especially me, thought we'd seen the worst of what high water can do. That was before the big rain of Aug. 24. At this writing, Highway 46 is closed between Jungle ... Full Story
published: 9/19/2008
 


Support our troops at a dance in Longwood  
  Dance Orlando hosts a dance to benefit the United Service Organizations (USO) from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at 311 Dane Lane in Longwood. Full Story
published: 9/18/2008
 


DARE stays with kids  
  A local riot brewed - tempers were flaring, and it was feared the circumstances could quickly spiral out of control. Officer Diane Duffy received a call to immediately assist with the serious situation, ... Full Story
published: 9/12/2008
 


Two vie for Miller's seat  
  City Commissioner Robert Miller's tenure wraps up in December, and there are two longtime residents vying to take his place as a Winter Springs leader: Bill Poe and Jean Hovey. Full Story
published: 9/12/2008
 


Hospital will end up in Oviedo  
  Land has not been officially secured for a hospital, but it will fall within the boundaries of Oviedo, a company spokeswoman said. Full Story
published: 9/12/2008
 


Winter Springs mulls tax hike  
  The owner of a Winter Springs shopping center said he's already losing tenants and many of the ones left are struggling to pay him rent. Full Story
published: 9/12/2008
 


Draining the swamp, again  
  Rain from Tropical Storm Fay clogged and overflowed canals in the Black Hammock, covering streets with as much as 30 inches of water. Residents blame the water problem on a failed drainage system, one ... Full Story
published: 9/12/2008
 


Suspicious envelope found addressed to Feeney  
  A suspicious envelope addressed to the Washington, D.C., office of Congressman Tom Feeney has just been found by U.S. House officials, a spokeswoman said. Full Story
published: 9/11/2008
 


'Oviedo' Chamber packs up, goes north  
  The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce opened up shop in Winter Springs Tuesday, Sept. 2. Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Oviedo bends on sign restrictions  
  Some businesses on the brink got a good sign Tuesday from the Oviedo City Council, which agreed on a compromise that would allow businesses to put larger signs streetside. Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Obama office opens with party  
  Presidential candidate Barack Obama's new campaign office in Winter Park hosts a grand opening party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at 200 N. Denning Drive, where Denning intersects Morse Boulevard. Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Local Olympian a traveling coach  
  Scott Johnson's eyes were glued to his television set for weeks this summer. He couldn't help it. As Olympic hopefuls faced tough competition in China, the fellow Olympian didn't want to miss a second ... Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Liquid sunshine couldn't spoil a game  
  Wow! September is here and the big Labor Day weekend has passed. I hope you all had a safe and somewhat sane three days. I did. My friend Anne Dyer invited me to the Gator game in Gainesville on Saturday, ... Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Geneva fights to stay dry  
  Jack Procell coated his arms, neck and legs with bug spray on the weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 29, before stepping into a canoe with his father-in-law, Larry Appleton, who would see his house for the ... Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


Meet the candidates  
  Political campaigns in Winter Springs are gaining momentum with just two months left before the Nov. 4 election. The period for candidates to qualify to run ended Friday at noon, when Commissioner Joanne ... Full Story
published: 9/5/2008
 


One wet windy week  
  Fay dumped more than 10 inches of rain in some areas, leading to widespread flooding, including near Lawton Elementary in Oviedo. Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Votes are in; see you Nov. 4  
  Tuesday's primary election was just the beginning for two Seminole County races, and the end for one. Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Council hopeful fails to file  
  Oviedo City Council candidate Bill Sheridan may have dropped out of the race accidentally, according to the city clerk's office. The Oviedo Babe Ruth Baseball League president had entered the race for ... Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Council seats are up for grabs  
  The race is officially on for three of Oviedo's five City Council seats, though some candidates made last-minute changes to their campaigns. Five candidates have qualified to run for office, though only ... Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Pressure's on in TV tech switch  
  The government-mandated switch from analog to digital TV is less than six months away and Central Floridians and retailers are getting ready. Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Leader buys out of community service  
  An Oviedo city board member and former Chamber of Commerce president has been convicted of drunk driving but maintains he has been mistreated since being pulled over by police that March night. Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Flood reports for Seminole County  
  A look at the response to flooding in Seminole County, especially in the Lake Harney area near Geneva. Full Story
published: 8/29/2008
 


Board member convicted of DUI  
  An Oviedo city board member and former Chamber of Commerce president has been convicted of drunk driving but maintains he has been mistreated since being pulled over by police that March night. Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Candidate pledges no conflicts  
  A candidate for the Winter Springs City Commission confirmed this week that he is a business partner with a man named in an ethics complaint. If elected, Gary Bonner said he will abstain from voting on ... Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Don't get bit - be the dog  
  So many dogs are seriously misunderstood. They stay at home all day, guarding their houses, thinking they are doing a first-rate job. Unfortunately, they can't always differentiate whether the mailman ... Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Ticket system delayed  
  Winter Springs stands to make $310,000 a year off traffic tickets if it can install cameras to monitor red-light runners, but officials are waiting for the results of a study to decide if the cameras ... Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Barringer takes 9th in Beijing  
  Somewhere on the other side of the globe, something big happened Sunday night. Twelve hours ahead of Florida in the Bird's Nest in Beijing, Oviedo's Jenny Barringer was finding out just how good she was ... Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Breast-feeding: a healthy taboo  
  It's not easy these days for mothers to breast-feed their children, and when they do find the time, they may not find a place. Full Story
published: 8/22/2008
 


Tropical Storm Fay updates  
  Here's a look at the news being submitted to us regarding Tropical Storm Fay, which is nearing the Gulf Coast on its westward trek across the state. Full Story
published: 8/17/2008
 


Obituary for Narciso Diaz, 82  
  Narciso Diaz, 82, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. He was born to Jorge Diaz and Bendicto Jaime on March 9, 1926 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Narciso was a sugar cane field worker. Full Story
published: 8/17/2008
 


Arrow signs may get OK  
  Real estate brokers are asking Winter Springs for help in attracting people to open house events. Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Young cancer fighters inspire through art  
  Danny Whittaker, 9, stomped onto the outdoor stage in his purple-and-yellow monster costume, holding a handmade creature mask in front of his face. Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Firefighter fired, asks for his job back  
  A Winter Springs firefighter who was fired last year after felony charges were filed against him wants the city to reconsider. Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Changing state of education  
  When the morning bells ring throughout Florida in less than two weeks, campuses will be overflowing with the latest backpacks and school supplies, as well as new state education requirements. Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Brown rejects complaint as 'lies'  
  Winter Springs Commissioner Rick Brown is the subject of an ethics complaint by the man he defeated to win office in 2006. Brown has called allegations that he held illegal meetings with a city businessman ... Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Photos push officer to resign  
  An Oviedo Police officer who posted ads soliciting sex online resigned Thursday, Aug. 7, police spokesman Lieutenant George Ilemsky said. Full Story
published: 8/15/2008
 


Mud walk experience facing stiff cut  
  A committee has raised more than half of the funds needed to restore the Environmental Studies Center's fifth-grade program, which was sliced in half by countywide budget cuts. Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Chuluota could get Oviedo water  
  The baths of Chuluotans could soon fill with city water, a welcome change for many residents who have voiced concern over the town's water quality. Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Guilty plea in Oviedo murder  
  An Oviedo man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend was sentenced to 13 years in prison Tuesday, July 29. Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Reporter's notebook: Winter Springs  
  Winter Springs residents could see up to a 20 percent increase in their next property tax bill. The Commission set its property tax rate cap at 3.0338 mills, roughly translated to $3.03 per $1,000 of ... Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Shining a light on crime  
  It looked like a scene from old-time America. A local man played bingo at a table with neighborhood children while toddlers blew bubbles and giggled in the grass. Young boys practiced tricks on their ... Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Save H20, get cash in Oviedo  
  Residents may be getting money back from their water bills soon, as the Oviedo City Council voted 5-0 to begin a water conservation incentive program. Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Oviedo cop resigns over sexy ads  
  An Oviedo Police officer who posted ads soliciting sex online resigned Thursday morning, police spokesman Lieutenant George Ilemsky said. Full Story
published: 8/8/2008
 


Goodbye Starbucks  
  Diane Weaver has grown accustomed to stopping in for a Starbucks latte during her weekly visit to the Oviedo Marketplace Mall. Full Story
published: 8/1/2008
 


Beauty grows in Winter Park  
  Visitors to one of Winter Park's national treasures will soon have even more artistic creations to see. Full Story
published: 8/1/2008
 


Sadie's lesson about parvovirus  
  There are so many things Evan Bradley never got to share with his puppy. He never had a chance to play fetch, take her for a walk or sleep in the same room like the 9-year-old had once hoped. Full Story