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  1. River battle: Central Florida and St. Johns Riverkeeper clash over water usageRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman says of the Central Florida Water Initiative's plan that envisions pulling tens of millions of gallons of water a day from the river: "It's literally siphoning fresh water from the St. Johns that's critical to the health of the St. Johns." A great blue heron flies above the water near the east bank of the St. Johns River north of Lake Monroe and Sanford in Central Florida, where demands have spawned proposals to remove water from the river and given Jacksonville officials concern about its effect on the St. Johns' health.


  2. DeBary teens have 'Tom Sawyer' adventure to tellRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    When their classmates ask Jackson Seamens and Jackson Roberts what they did over the summer, the University High School sophomores have quite a story to tell. Jackson and Jackson, as their parents call them, have been friends since third grade.


  3. Erika expected to weaken but could bring flooding to Central FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Orlando Sentinel

    A boat sits in shallow water as Tropical Storm Erika passes through New Town, Dominica, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Erika was expected to move near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday and be near or just north of the Dominican Republic on Friday as it heads toward Florida early next week.


  4. Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Planned Bear HuntRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | The Heartland Institute

    Despite a legal challenge, state wildlife authorities are selling licenses for the first bear hunt in Florida in more than two decades. The decision to reopen hunting for bears was spurred by more than 6,000 nuisance complaints and four recent bear attacks on women, three in the suburbs of Central Florida and one in a rural part of the Panhandle.


  5. Bookertown residents: We need streetlights to combat bears, drug dealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Drug dealers and bears roam the streets of Bookertown under cover of night. Children walk blindly to their bus stops in the predawn darkness.


  6. Sanford razes vacant downtown buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett sat in the driver's seat of an excavator on Tuesday and knocked off a large chunk of a concrete wall to kick off the city's demolition of a vacant one-story building on East Commercial Street near the Lake Monroe waterfront. The razing of the building, city officials said, is one of the first steps in Sanford's efforts to spark development in its downtown district, a place known for its scenic waterfront and historic architecture but with little new development.


  7. Swimmer clings to overturned boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Click Orlando



  8. Company that leases Sanford's Marina Island pays $158,000 in back taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The Lake Mary company that leases Sanford's Marina Island in the downtown district recently paid $158,371 it owed in overdue property taxes for the past two years, according to the Seminole County Tax Collector's Office. Last month, Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte sent Frank Cerasoli, a management member of TFA IV LLC of Lake Mary, a letter saying that the company had not paid the property taxes since 2013 on the two parcels it leases from the city.


  9. Frustrated Sanford residents see no relief from noisy SunRail facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Some Sanford residents who live near the SunRail maintenance yard are finding it hard to sleep. For more than a year, residents of a Sanford neighborhood have complained to state transportation officials that the loud blasts of train whistles and the roars of locomotive engines from a nearby SunRail maintenance facility have kept them awake at night.


  10. FDOT to install sound-reducing windows in homes near Sunrail facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | WFTV Orlando

    The Florida Department of Transportation announced it will be installing noise-reducing windows in homes near a Sunrail Maintenance Facility in addition to a noise wall. Tests of less expensive mufflers at the developments at the Preserve at Lake Monroe haven't worked, so a noise wall could cost the department more than $1 million.


  11. Central Florida Zoo started with a rhesus monkey and Sanford firefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Joey English, 2, feeds one of the goats at the Central Florida Zoo Saturday during a day-long celebration of the zoo's 40th year at its current facility off Interstate-4. Joey English, 2, feeds one of the goats at the Central Florida Zoo Saturday during a day-long celebration of the zoo's 40th year at its current facility off Interstate-4.


  12. Totally Hemp Crazy's Rocky Mountain High to Be at Florida 4th of July Fireworks ShowRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 | Market Wire

    The Lake Eola 4th of July event will be from 4-10 PM and attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to find a great viewing spot. Food and Beverages will be supplied by more than twenty-five vendors including Carolina Dreams Rocky Mountain High.


  13. Longwood temporarily halts new development along ugly stretch of 17-92Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Longwood leaders are hoping to turn tacky into toney along a stretch of U.S. Highway 17-92, long considered one of Central Florida's worst eyesores. To do so, they're temporarily halting development along the highway while the city comes up with a "global vision" that will include new land-development and design regulations for the corridor.


  14. 7 things to know today, plus Mr. T's new gig pitching teaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Coca-Cola Co. has tapped a certain mohawked 1980s tough guy and gave him Monarch butterfly wings to boost sales of its FUZE tea.


  15. Company that leases Sanford's Marina Island owes $158,000 in taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Northwestern portion of Marina Island, including the portion with the old hotel and the water on Sept.2, 2014. The Lake Mary company that leases city-owned Marina Island in Sanford's downtown district owes $158,371 in property taxes, according to Sanford officials.


  16. 9 odd, wacky statues outside Central Florida businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    A look at some of the oddest, wackiest statues outside Central Florida businesses, including Skycraft Parts and Surplus, Clayton and Sons and Gatorland. A look at some of the oddest, wackiest statues outside Central Florida businesses, including Skycraft Parts and Surplus, Clayton and Sons and Gatorland.


  17. Orlando debuts bike share; Sanford unveils trail extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    At long last, Orlando Bike Share has rolled out, with Mayor Buddy Dyer and others joining downtown to launch the program Jan. 9. Bike rentals are $5 an hour, and racks are at four locations downtown. For more on the program, click here .


  18. Prescribed burns planned for OsteenRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Smoke could rise in the Osteen skies Tuesday, but it will be from a prescribed fire at the Lake Monroe Conservation Area. The St. Johns River Water Management District plans a 64-acre prescribed burn on the Brickyard Slough tract, between Osteen and the St. Johns River.


  19. Developers envision mixed-use lakefront towers in SanfordRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2015 | Business Journal

    Two of Seminole County's top business leaders have teamed up to bring a new mixed-use, high rise to a 16-acre site on Lake Monroe that houses a popular but now-shuttered biker bar. Ioppolo Law Group managing partner Frank Ioppolo Jr. and Fleet Financial Corp. President Mike Towers have asked the city of Sanford to annex the former Bar Out Back site on U.S. Highway 17-92 from the county so the pair can build The View @ Lake Monroe, a $28 million-$32 million complex set to anchor the western part of Sanford's Riverwalk trail.


  20. Company says it will pay taxes owed on Marina IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The head of a Lake Mary company that leases Sanford's Marina Island sent an email to Sanford recently saying the firm will pay nearly $160,000 in unpaid property taxes from 2013 and 2014. "These property taxes will be paid by July 15, 2015," Frank Cerasoli, of TFA IV, LLC, said in his June 11 missive to City Manager Norton Bonaparte.


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