The holiday lights, champagne and fireworks are over for another year. Now it’s time to get serious – to think about the coming year.
What headlines would you like to see in 2018?
In seven words or less, write the headlines you hope to see in 2018. Post your suggestions for the New Year in the ‘comments’ section below.
Remember – seven words. No personal attacks or profanity. Watch this space to learn what’s on the minds of your fellow Winter Parkers.
Here are a few suggestions we have already received from our readers. Add your own.
“Train Horns Banned at Winter Park Crossings”
“17-92 Thru Traffic Diverted to I-4”
“’Virtual’ Holiday Tree Moves to Ravaudage”
“Undergrounding Project Completed”
Anne Mooney has assumed the editorship of the Winter Park Voice from founding editor Tom Childers.
Mooney got her start in New York as a freelance line editor for book publishers, among them Simon & Schuster and the Clarkson Potter division of Crown Books. From New York, she and her husband and their year-old toddler moved to Washington, D.C., where the two ran a newswire service for Harper’s magazine. “We called it Network News,” said Mooney, “because it was a network of the Harper’s writers, whose work we edited into newspaper style and format and sold to papers in the top U.S. and Canadian markets. We were sort of like a tiny UPI.”
The newswire ceased operation with the death of Mooney’s first husband, but Mooney continued to write and edit, doing freelance work for Williams Sonoma cookbooks and for local publications in D.C.
In 2005, Mooney moved to Winter Park, where she worked as a personal chef and wrote a regular food column for a south Florida magazine. She took an active interest in Winter Park politics and was there when the Winter Park Voice was founded. She wrote occasional pieces for the Voice, including the Childers bio that this piece replaces.
The Winter Park Voice is one of a large number of “hyper-local” publications that have sprung up across the U.S. in response to the decline of the major daily newspapers and the resulting deficit of local news coverage. The Voice’sbeat is Winter Park City Hall, and its purpose is to help the residents of our city better understand the political forces that shape our daily lives.
Bond Referendum Rescinded. Library Stays Put.
Pete Weldon Resigns
‘Hubcap Alley,’ Pennsylvania Ave. Repaved for Safety
Fairbanks Store Fronts Get Facelifts
Leary Defeated. Sprinkel and Weldon Resign.
City Commission Cracks Down on Coyotes
Democrats Take Over Congress
Library Named for Arrested Sidewalk Bible-Reading Woman
Winter Park Votes to Criminalize Politicians’ Lying
City Removes Park Avenue Government Surveillance Cameras
Mayor Sides Against Developers. Says, “Enough!”
WP Voice Reveals Names of Funders
Library Budget Creep: Late Fees Top $100
Fed Up Residents Elect Cat as Mayor
CRA Disbanded. Funds transferred to Undergrounding Project.
Internet Troll Using Pseudonym Pitt Warner Identifies Self
Thank you for spelling name correctly!
Hurricanes: Act of Nature, Man or Government?
Business Opens That Doesn’t Serve Food, Drink
Rollins Says, “No More Expansion”
Police, Fire, Under 50% of Total Budget
100,000 Attend Central Park Revival. Bars Close.
City Purchases Alligators, Builds Moat.
City Bans Cars, Trucks on Park Avenue
Carpetbaggers Pack Up As New Mayor Elected
Winter Park Mayoral Campaigns Raise $10K Total
Don’t we wish!
WP Voice Investigative Report Wins Pulitzer Prize
Sign at Morse & Harper: NO WAKE ZONE
Dime Store Returns to Park Avenue
Partisanship Ends As Residents Hold Central Park Love-In
Winter Park High Student Council to Run City
Residents Approve 100 Word Ordinance Limit
City Commission Meetings to Start at 7:00PM
Endangered Species Found at MLK. Library Halted.
Commissioners Abolish All City Fees
Leary Refuses All Developer Endorsements & Campaign Contributions
60% of Jim Fitch For Mayor donations came from a developer/investor/real estate guy. Is that good or bad?I think it’s great. But you decide for yourself.
Chemtrail Spraying Outlawed
Engineer Uses Horn, Nobody Hit By Train
Leary Reads Email From Residents
U.S. Bans Use of Weather Weapons Against Citizens
Donald Trump dies, goes to developer heaven in Winter Park FL.
City Imposes Temporary Moratorium on Development
New Mayor Keeps City’s MLK Statue Promise
City Ends Toll Roads, Red Light Cameras
Candidates’ Exit Polls Keep Vote Counting Honest
Park Avenue Store Puts Campaign Sign in Window
State to Pay City’s SunRail Tab
Commission Meets Outside
Seidel Challenges Leary to Wrist Wrestling Match
City Welcomes, Honors President Donald J Trump
Thanks, but no thanks. I’m sure that Houston, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico would have gladly done without a September 2017 presidential visit, if it meant that their homes and communities were not destroyed in the violent atmospheric mayhem that preceded it.
Just out of curiosity, anybody know which towns Trump is scheduled to visit in September 2018? Might be a good place to stock up on hurricane supplies.
Concerned citizen with no developer ties runs for Mayor & wins
Palmer, Temple closed during Rush Hours. Leary solves traffic problem.