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Winter Park Outlook


Winter Park Outlook

17th September, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

In-depth conversation and commentary

Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce on September 17 for an in-depth conversation on the state of our community. The inaugural Winter Park Outlook luncheon presented by Orlando Health and Rollins College will feature local experts in the fields of government, business, health, real estate and education in a panel discussion moderated by Dick Batchelor at The Alfond Inn.
Unlike other update events, the panel will look ahead to what’s to come in our community, rather than recap news you’ve already heard. You can submit your questions for the panel at registration.

Dick Batchelor, President
Dick Batchelor Management Group

Grant Cornwell, President
Rollins College
Ken LaRoe, CEO & Chairman
First Green Bank
Randy Knight, City Manager
City of Winter Park
Jill Hamilton Buss, Executive Director
Healthy Central Florida
Pitt Warner, Broker
Winter Park Land Co.

Tickets to the event have sold out. Registration is now closed.

For additional information on this event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashley Fraebel at or call 407-644-8281 x3347.

Happy 125th Birthday, Winter Park!

October 12, 2012, marks the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Winter Park. The city invites the community to join in the celebration of this momentous occasion at several once-in-a-lifetime events.  For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.Winter Park and Rollins College125th Anniversary Prayer Breakfast125th AnniversaryPeacock BallHonoring the 125th Anniversary of the City of Winter Park


Obama speaks at Rollins College in Winter Park

Obama at Rollins CollegePresident Barack Obama made good on his promise to come back to Central Florida for a campaign stop he had to cancel two weeks earlier.

Obama was supposed to speak at Rollins College on July 20, but after news broke about the deadly massacre at a Colorado movie theater, the president cancelled his campaign plans for the day and headed back to the White House.

The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the president as he opened his rally in Rollins College in Winter Park. His 51st birthday is Saturday.

The president also talked about the Olympic games, saying that “we come together when we have to present ourselves to the world.”

The president then went into his campaign speech, saying this election was “a choice about two fundamentally different visions for America.”

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“Call to Artists” for Upcoming Art on the Green 2012 Exhibition

Winter Park FLThe City of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce a “call to artists” for Art on the Green 2012, a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park. The exhibition presented by the City of Winter Park and Massey Services®, Inc., will run from Saturday, September 1, 2012, through Friday, March 1, 2013.

Olga Viso, Rollins College graduate and executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, one of the most important contemporary art museums in the United States, will serve as guest curator for Art on the Green 2012.

Artists nationwide who have participated in at least three previous juried shows are encouraged to submit entries for the competitive selection process between Thursday, February 23, 2012, and Friday, April 20, 2012. Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting the home page of the city’s official website at and clicking on the Art on the Green button.

Winning entries to be included in the exhibition will be announced on Friday, May 18, 2012. Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. There will also be a $500 “People’s Choice” award presented to the artist with most the votes from the public during the exhibition.

For more information regarding “Art on the Green,” a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board, please call 407-599-3498.

Paul McCartney Seen In Winter Park

A rock-and-roll legend was in Central Florida on Thursday, September 1, 2011.

The Beatles band member Paul McCartney was seen in Winter Park on the campus of Rollins College and on Park Avenue.

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McCartney wasn’t on the campus of Rollins College for long. The school wouldn’t comment on what he was doing there or how long he spent on campus.

But McCartney did spend some time dining on Park Avenue. The tables and booths at Luma on Park looked pretty much the same except for something special about one tucked in the corner.

Table No. 40 as it is known by the staff will now be known as the spot Paul McCartney sat and quietly dined with a group of friends.

“It was really cool to see someone like him in person,” Luma General Manager Tim Noelke said.

Noelke wouldn’t give up too many secrets about the surprise McCartney visit. He was part of a 7 p.m. dinner reservation for nine people,including his fiancee Nancy Shevell.

“They kind of did a family style at the table. They did a lot of pizzas and pastas and salads, and they all just kind of shared,” Noelke said.

McCartney didn’t go unnoticed. People who passed the restaurant tried to catch a glimpse.

There were no photos or autographs for the Luma staff, but there was a quick thanks.

“At the end of his dinner, he did come up, shook his hand and told me what a great experience he had and thanked me. I thanked him, and then he left,” Noelke said.

When he left, restaurant staff said he was greeted by a small crowd outside the restaurant. He apparently didn’t sign autographs, but waved quickly before getting into a car.

The restaurant wouldn’t say how much McCartney and his party spent on the meal.

Rollins College Winter Park FL – America’s Best College

Rollins-College-Winter-Park-FLFor the fifth time in a row, Rollins College of Winter Park FL still holds the top honor for the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges”. The college has bested 117 master’s-level universities in the South of the country yet again.

One of the main factors that has contributed to Rollins’ firm grip on the top spot of the rankings include small class sizes with 67% of the classes that has students numbering less than 20. This figure makes Rollins College of Winter Park FL better than Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, and John Hopkins University whose respective ratings for the category are 65%, 58%, 55%, 63%, and 65% respectively.

While smaller class sizes make for better learning, the quality of faculty makes for quality lessons and 94% of the faculty working full-time at Rollins College of Winter Park FL, students has a better chance of landing with a subject matter expert that is proud and happy as a college professor. This percentage makes Rollins better than larger-than-life names like Princeton University or even Yale University among others.

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For Rollins College, the honor of being the South’s best college is just one of the many fruits of the hard labor that their students, faculty, alumni, and recruiters who have been dedicated in producing students who are not just extraordinary leaders but also active contributors in their respective communities since 1885.

With all the distinctions garnered by the Rollins College of Winter Park FL, any student planning to get a degree in the field of Arts or Business is far from being wrong to choose Rollins College, America’s Best College in the South.