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Republican Bruno Portigliatti Announces Run for the Florida House  Orlando Political Observer

ORLANDO, FL – Bruno Portigliatti has announced his candidacy for Florida House District 44. House District 44 is a battleground seat where Republicans have ...

Dr. Phillips High School Presents SHE KILLS MONSTERS  Broadway World

Dr. Phillips High School Theatre Magnet continues their 2018-2019 theatrical season with Qui Nguyen's She Kills Monsters.

Dr. Phillips High senior wins scholarship for entrepreneur project  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Local high school graduate Ritiga Ravichandran received $1000 courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce for her idea to market an organic and ...

High-school relief coming — in 2022  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Two meetings are scheduled this month and next to inform residents and parents of two new high schools planned in West Orange County to relieve ...

2 Orange County students to share with legislators their ideas to make schools safer  WFTV Orlando

A pair of Dr. Phillips High School students said they hope state lawmakers will consider their ideas for making schools safer.

PHOTOS: Dr. Phillips High's 9/11 Anniversary Memorial Tribute  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Phillips High School held a memorial ceremony to reflect on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Oprah TV series builds set at high school near Universal Orlando  Orlando Weekly

A new drama series for the Oprah Winfrey Network has built an elaborate pink set on the grounds of a high school near Universal Orlando Resort. The TV series ...

Dr. Phillips High student recovering after shooting  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

DR. PHILLIPS – Just weeks after playing in the state semifinals with her flag football teammates at Dr. Phillips High School, Emily Nelson, 16, is in a hospital ...

Dr. Phillips girls weightlifting breaks records | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

At Dr. Phillips High School, a group of young weightlifters are showing they have what it takes to be the best.

Students react to Dr. Phillips High School lockdown  WESH Orlando

School officials said student reports of a gun on campus prompted a lockdown at Dr. Phillips High School on Wednesday. Gail Paschall-Brown (@gpbwesh) has ...

Dr. Phillips High theater department takes a trip to the Prohibition era with “Nice Work if...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The musical comedy follows a trio of bootleggers as their paths cross with a well-to-do couple off to their honeymoon.

Girls basketball heats up with Florida Prospects Thanksgiving invite  Orlando Sentinel

This weekend's Florida Prospects Thanksgiving Invitational again brings some of the state's best girls basketball teams to Orlando for two big days of holiday ...

Man seeks answers after video shows daughter kicked, punched on campus  WKMG Orlando

Cellphone video shows a student at Dr. Phillips High School being punched, kicked and stomped on by another student, and the victim's father said he's ...

Orlando expatriate Amanda Seales stirs debate, spits wisdom and smashes the patriarchy  Orlando Weekly

True believer and visionary comedian Amanda Seales maintains a full catalog of skills and achievements. She has a weekly podcast, “Small Doses”; she is the ...

Local student stabbed with box cutter in fight, police say  WESH Orlando

A student was hospitalized after she was stabbed with a box cutter by another student in a fight at Dr. Phillips High School, according to the Orlando Police ...

Ben Witherspoon named coach at Dr. Phillips | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Ben Witherspoon arrives to DP following a successful stint at national powerhouse Montverde Academy.

Chorus teacher spearheads concert for injured student  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Proceeds from the concert will fund medical expenses for Dr. Phillips High School student Emily Nelson as she recovers from a shooting incident.

Advanced Placement classes spark success — and criticism — in Orange County schools  Orlando Sentinel

Advanced Placement classes have expanded in Orange County schools and across Florida. More students are succeeding on the tough AP exams — but plenty ...

Dr. Phillips High's Special Hearts Farm to benefit from school's Walks 4 Autism  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

At Dr. Phillips High, students with autism and other disabilities maintain the school's Special Hearts Farm, one of the beneficiaries of Saturday's Walk 4 Autism.

Body found in Apopka identified as man missing since 2017. His sister had never given up hope  Orlando Sentinel

Skeletal remains found in Apopka last September have been identified as Lechmani Desroches, a man missing since 2017, the Orange County Sheriff's Office ...

GALLERY: Dr. Phillips High School Theatre presents RENT  West Orange Times

Catch the show this weekend at Dr. Phillips High School.

Teen gets 10 years for stabbing girlfriend in Dr. Phillips H.S. parking lot  WFTV Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - A 17-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for cutting his girlfriend on the neck in the parking lot of Dr. Phillips High ...

Student arrested in connection with Dr. Phillips High shooting threat  West Orange Times

ORLANDO Orlando police arrested a 15-year-old student Monday, Sept. 12, in connection with written threats made to “shoot up” Westridge Middle School and ...

Dr. Phillips, Orlando community mourns former principal  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Alisa Witherspoon Dorsett, a former principal of Carver Middle School and vice principal of Dr. Phillips High, died from a heart attack on May 8.

Dr. Phillips High School lockdown lifted after police conduct search  Orlando Weekly

Yes, there was briefly a lockdown at Dr. Phillips High School today, after a student reported seeing a gun on campus to an administrator. Officers...

Sports Spotlight: Travis Jordan | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

With the arrival of the new season, Dr. Phillips sophomore Travis Jordan looks to defend his district title.

Dr. Phillips High senior accepted to Juilliard  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Phillips High School senior Ellexis Hatch is one of only 12 female dancers worldwide to be accepted into Juilliard's incoming freshman class.

Central Florida's National Merit semifinalists announced  Orlando Sentinel

More than 100 Central Florida high school students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, meaning their scores on the PSAT — a ...

Thousands of students apply to OCPS magnet programs every year  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

With his sights set on a musical career, Josiah Hall is anxiously waiting to hear back from the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at Dr. Phillips High School.

Slain Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was Dr. Phillips alumna, Ocoee resident  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After a lifetime of serving the community she loved, Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, an Ocoee resident and alumna of Dr. Phillips High, was killed in ...

NFL star Ha Ha Clinton-Dix buys $1.425 million lakefront mansion in Sanford  Orlando Sentinel

An NFL Pro Bowl safety just bought a lakefront estate home that was built with fun in mind. Orlando native Ha Ha Clinton-Dix paid $1.425 million for an estate ...

Dr. Phillips High seniors receive $20,000 Dell scholarship  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Phillips High School seniors Pooja Patel and Cynthia Santiago are two of 500 students nationwide to receive the Dell Scholars award.

Every holiday event happening in Orlando till the end of the year  Orlando Weekly

As we limp into the holiday season this year under the looming cloud of a bitter battle over the nebulous results of this year's midterm...

Dr. Phillips High students to take ‘Avenue Q’ to Scotland  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Sixteen students from Dr. Phillips High are set to perform an edited version of “Avenue Q” in three weeks at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dr. Phillips High School hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

On Dec. 7, students and JROTC cadets gathered at the school's flagpole for a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony.

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners  Broadway World

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 ...

Real Life campus coming to Dr. Phillips  West Orange Times

Real Life Christian Church will open its newest campus this fall at Dr. Phillips High School.

Four-star linebacker commits to Florida State  Tomahawk Nation

FSU's 2020 recruiting class is off to a great start; after landing stud QB Jeff Sims yesterday they've landed four-star outside linebacker Stephen Dix, Jr. today.

Dr. Phillips High alum, YouTube sensation Scooter Magruder talks online success  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Scooter Magruder, a sports aficionado and YouTube star, is also an Orlando resident and Dr. Phillips High graduate.

Meet Florida House District 44 candidate Bobby Olszewski  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Read our exclusive Q&A with Florida House District 44 incumbent candidate Bobby Olszewski.

Central Florida students plan school walkouts against gun violence Wednesday  Orlando Weekly

Central Florida students are joining schools around the country in a nationwide school walkout Wednesday morning against gun violence. The walkouts come ...

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!  Broadway World

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from ...

Intense Heat Continues Across Central Florida  News 13

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — As Central Florida deals with intense heat this week, everyone is doing what they can not just to stay cool, but also keep themselves ...

Recap: National Signing Day Wednesday  WESH Orlando

National signing day is Wednesday and elite high school athletes from all over Central Florida are signing their national letters of intent to play their sport at the ...

DREAMERS WHO WIN | Walt Disney World  Florida Courier

A selected group of high school students got a chance to be energized to achieve their dreams during a weekend symposium at Walt Disney World.

F-rated Carver Middle school struggles, as state mandates improvement  Orlando Sentinel

Orange County school leaders promised last summer to give F-rated Carver Middle School an academic reboot after its students posted some of the lowest math ...

Osceola's Hines, Martinez add to wrestling medals at Nationals  Osceola News-Gazette

Wrestling season never ends … especially when you're a three-time state champion.

Observer Preps Team of the Week: Dr. Phillips girls soccer  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After a trio of wins this week, the Panthers are off to the best start in program history.

Teens beat man during robbery, deputies say  WKMG Orlando

A group of teens beat a man, robbed him and then posted pictures of the stolen items on Instagram, deputies say.

New boutique Doxology opens in downtown Winter Garden  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The new boutique Doxology, located on South Main Street in Winter Garden, offers customers a shop full of clothing, jewelry and gift ideas.

Dr. Phillips High marching band performs in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade  West Orange Times

The Dr. Phillips High School marching band brought its sound all the way to the Big Apple last week when it participated in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade ...

Sarina Zhou wins first place at the Orlando Global Peace Film Festival Art Show  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

DR. PHILLIPS As part of the Center for International Studies Magnet at Dr. Phillips High School, Sarina Zhou is deeply passionate about people and living in ...

VARSITY TODAY: Area lacrosse teams shine | Tavares tennis captures tournament  Orlando Sentinel

Here are Varsity sports headlines for April 13, 2018. Refresh to get the latest as we add news throughout the night as we collect scores: Advertisement ...

BWW Review: Classy Meets Wacky in 'WEIRD AL''s Must-See STRINGS ATTACHED Tour at Melbourne, FL's King Center  Broadway World

But lest you worry that this isn't the full-fledged Yankovic stage experience, rest assured: you aren't missing out one bit. I've always said a 'Weird Al' show is like ...

A well-earned state title for Dr. Phillips' Rodney Wells | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Panthers' 17-7 victory in the FHSAA Class 8A State Championship Game Dec. 9 was also the culmination of a journey for the team's head coach that began ...

One Man’s Millions Turn a Community in Florida Around  New York Times

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two decades ago, Harris Rosen, who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became wealthy in the Florida hotel business, ...

Holiday Hoopla: Ten things you may not know about Vero Beach's basketball tournament  TCPalm

Here are 10 things you may not know about the Holiday Hoopla, the long-running Vero Beach High School boys basketball tournament.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Comes Alive in Immersive Production at Theater West End in Sanford, FL  Broadway World

At Theater West End, you've entered the world of WEST SIDE STORY before even taking your seat. Getting there requires walking across the blue-collar, ...

Violinist preaches positivity through music  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Jasmin Rhia once lived out her dream working for the music industry but learned that her dream had a dark side. Today, she uses music to encourage self-love.

GALLERY: Dr. Phillips vs. Miami Southridge State Championship -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times

ORLANDO The Dr. Phillips High School football team fell just short of a state championship, falling 14-10 to Miami Southridge in the Class 8A state football ...

Atlantic High Eagles football team hopes to soar to playoffs again  Sun Sentinel

The Atlantic High School football team in Delray Beach went to new heights last season as it reached the Class 8A state championship game. The Eagles (12-2) ...

Christmas cheer: Dozens of events to celebrate the season  Orlando Sentinel

Here's a roundup of cheery events to get you ready for Christmas.

Fighting like a girl: Female participation up in high school wrestling  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Last year, there were 358 female wrestlers on high school teams in Florida, up from 97 in 2010.

Orange, Seminole students earn high school diplomas, associate degrees  Orlando Sentinel

A total of 41 high school seniors in Orange and Seminole counties will graduate this spring with two years of college completed.

Father accused of attacking referee during wrestling match  WESH Orlando

A father is accused of assaulting a high school referee. The father, Robert Rios, said he was upset that the official was not making a call to stop when he saw his ...

PHOTOS: Windermere Prep stumbles in 44-10 loss to Orlando Christian Prep in SSAC semifinal |...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After a perfect season and first round playoff win, the Lakers fall in the SSAC semis to end the season.

Family, friends hold vigil to honor pregnant woman shot and killed in Pine Hills  Orlando Sentinel

A vigil was held to remember Imelda Francois, the 21-year-old pregnant woman who was killed in a shooting in Pine Hills on Monday.

Olympia water polo falls in state final to end season | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

By the time the final whistle had been blown, the Olympia boys water polo team found themselves on a side they had only experienced once all season.

Dr. Phillips grad, Brown commit Isabela Bartczak finished prep running career strong | Observer...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Phillips graduating senior Isabela Bartczak, a cross-country and track standout — as well as a standout in the classroom — racked up accolades during the ...

74 Days to Miami football: OL John Campbell will challenge to start  Canes Warning

Rising redshirt freshman John Campbell was impressive throughout the spring for the Miami football program. Campbell will challenge to start this fall.

Orange County school charter bus disappears  WESH Orlando

A field trip took an unusual turn for students from a local high school. The young people from Dr. Phillips High School were in New York on a field trip when their ...

Local weightlifter competing to become Next Olympic Hopeful  WESH Orlando

Avinash Jawahir is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School and will soon attend Valencia College for Criminology. Before obtaining his degree, he's competing for ...

House District 50: Where Republicans Rene Plasencia, George Collins stand  Orlando Sentinel

Incumbent Republican Rene Plasencia again faces a challenge from George Collins, an Air Force veteran and business owner, for his Florida House District 50.

Sports Spotlight: Samantha Ozim  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Ozim was a part of this year's Windermere Charge team that won the District 14 Top Team Coach Pitch Tournament.

Plan ahead: Here's what's happening in food and fun on the Space Coast March 27-April 2  Florida Today

The last week of March brings concerts, talented teens, a 100th birthday for the Henegar Center in Melbourne and a return of Cafe Margaux wine dinners.

NSYNC's Joey Fatone opens Fat One's Hot Dogs at Florida Mall  WESH Orlando

The hot dog eatery is Fatone's first Fat One's location.

LOVE mural honors Pulse victims, helps community heal  Orlando Weekly

A new mural across the street from the gay nightclub Pulse on Orange Avenue is now finished and has begun to resonate with Orlando locals....

Ball player-turned-planner behind Wellness Way  Orlando Sentinel

TAVARES — Tim McClendon, the county's planning and zoning manager, has been busy in the last couple of years to bring a 15,000-acre plan to fruition in ...

Isleworth PGA Pro Matthew Borchert qualifies for 100th PGA Championship  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After walking away from his professional playing career in 2012 in favor of teaching the game, Isleworth PGA Professional Matt Borchert — a Dr. Phillips High ...

A first glimpse at the 2020 recruiting class  Tomahawk Nation

Now that the 2019 class is signed and delivered, it's time to recruit the next class of Seminoles. Here's your first look at Tribe 2020. Florida State's 2020 class is ...

Cancer survivor talks involvement in Dr. Phillips Relay for Life  West Orange Times

Dr. Phillips Relay for Life Survivor Lead Teresa Wardingley speaks on surviving cancer and celebrating that victory with others.

VIDEO: Windermere Prep volleyball scores big preseason win | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Windermere Prep Lakers hosted the Olympia Titans August 16 in a preseason volleyball match. The Lakers topped the Titans — a state semifinalist in Class ...

Major League catcher buys Bay Hill area home  Orlando Sentinel

Major League Baseball Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, a 37-year-old free agent who had played for Dr. Phillips High School, purchased a home on Lake Tibet near ...

Daniel Love climbs Dr. Phillips basketball's all-time scoring list, enters rarified air |...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

After scoring 32 points against Evans Jan. 23 and 16 points against Edgewater Jan. 26, Love sits at No. 4 in Panthers' history with 1324 career points.

2022's Joseph Patti is being compared to Marcus Mariota  Youth1

Joseph Patti is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2022. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Patti, who attends Chain of Lakes Middle school ...

BWW Guide: The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps in Orlando  Broadway World

Performing arts grow self-confidence, teach collaboration, and reawaken creative skills that become latent throughout the year. The specialized performing arts ...

Windermere Little League 11U All-Stars wins Florida Championship  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Windermere Little League 11U All-Stars stormed its way to a Florida State softball title this weekend in St. Pete, after a close 4-0 blanking of the Brevard ...

Maccabeats take center stage in Orlando  Heritage Florida Jewish News

Using only the human voice as their instrument, the Maccabeats brought their eclectic array of vocal arrangements to Orlando on the afternoon of.

Wolverines take in summer basketball league  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere High's boys basketball team is one of more than a dozen local teams that practice and play in the Police Athletic League's summer basketball ...

GALLERY: Dr. Phillips Spring Lake Health and Living Campus Unveiling  West Orange Times

Dr. Phillips, Inc. has teamed up with Orlando Health and Harbor Retirement Associates to create a new senior living and health care campus.

Family pleads for answers in slayings of brothers  Orlando Sentinel

It was going to be a special summer for Christian Jones. In a letter dated Feb. 8, the 16-year-old sophomore at West Orange High School was invited to attend a ...

16-year-old brother ID'd as second Orlando homicide victim  Orlando Sentinel

A mother and father will bury two sons on Saturday. Orlando police identified the second victim of Sunday's double homicide as a 16-year-old Christian Jones ...

New LOVE mural goes up across from Pulse site  Orlando Weekly

A new mural is going up across the street from the gay nightclub Pulse on a wall of the Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurant on Orange Avenue. ...

Dr. Phillips football motivated to finish this fall -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The coaching staff and returners for the Panthers are eager avenge their loss in last season's state championship game, using that as motivation this fall.

Arts Beat: Present Perfect - Metropoly - August 2015  Orlando Magazine

Over the years, you heard a lot of lofty rhetoric about “future generations” from the folks who were working to make a new performing arts center a reality.

Sports Spotlight - Windermere Observer: Kaylee Messina  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Kaylee Messina plays as the quarterback for the Dr. Phillip High School's flag football team, which is ranked No. 3 in the state.

Freshman spotlight: Huskers' camp leader in picks? Meet true freshman Braxton Clark  Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska secondary coach Travis Fisher was discussing his top five or so cornerbacks Monday when a new name surfaced in the conversation.

A new dance and music school opens in Horizon West  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Peaches Dance and Music welcomed the first students to its new studio on Monday, June 12.

Mainland's winning football's transfer game. Not everyone likes that.  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Just two years ago, Jake Novello was a junior varsity quarterback on the West Orange High School football team in Orlando.On Friday night, he will be on the ...

Equestrian Olympia alum riding high at UCF  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Olympia High School alumna Molly Murtha won an individual national championship as a member of the Equestrian Club at UCF last month.

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