| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Chef J. Christopher Windus has joined The Alfond Inn as Executive Chef of Hamilton's Kitchen, the hotel's new restaurant. Windus comes to The Alfond Inn from Todd English's bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Windus joined bluezoo...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The Downtown Arts District's annual signature fundraiser will feature guest artist Terry Hummel.
It will be the district's fourth annual "In the Artist's Studio" program, in which guests can learn more about an artist's background and art career. WKMG...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A capacity crowd of 2,000 witnessed the ordination of four priestsby Orlando Diocese Bishop John Noonan. The newly minted priests includ a Harvard graduate,a baseball player, a University of Miami student and a priest with a degree in business...
| May 29, 2013
A different view on the gay Scouts policy.
On Thursday, the national Boy Scouts of America Council voted to allow openly gay Scouts in the organization.
Though it is hard to believe that in 2013 this would even be controversial, an affirmative vote is...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Area schools will be out for the summer this week. Keeping the kids occupied 24-7 for two months can be at best daunting and at worst insanity-inducing. If summer camp is out of the question, here are some options.
•Keep an "art box" with scissors,...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Comedy — as Steve Martin once observed — is not pretty. Nor are racial stereotypes.
We were reminded of both last week when comic Wayne Brady verbally pimp-slapped fellow funnyman Bill Maher during a HuffPost Live interview.
| Apr 27, 2013
On April 17, I got a call around 3 a.m. My friend Melissa said, "It's here! It's here!"
I was half asleep, but I knew exactly what she was talking about. I started up my computer before I even turned on the light in my dorm room.
I had been waiting...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
We live in the center of weird. Weird is the state of Florida.
Florida has long eclipsed California as the place where the bizarre, unusual and outlandish have become commonplace. Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen has made a career of repackaging...
| May 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Logging on to the behemoth social-media site Facebook, I can become overwhelmed. I see a picture of a dear cousin I need to write. Ah, the guilt. I see, in the stack of ads at right, a picture of a celebrity and the question "Is 60 the new 40?" Ah, the...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:21 AM
After a long illness, Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner died in a Winter Park hospital last night, according to Leesa Bainbridge, Gardner's spokeswoman.
Gardner was recently re-elected for her fourth term and sworn in on Jan. 8. Gardner has...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Saturday's Run for the Trees 5K began at Winter Park's Showalter Field and had its final mile on the private, unpaved part of Genius Drive, generally closed to the public since the 1980s because of vandalism. Somehow I had never done this race, and I'm...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
I've been going to the monthly First Fridays at FAVO since its inception in 2011, and it has now grown to 19 once-upon-a-time-motel rooms full of artists. The quality of work has increased, too, with some professional artists in the lineup now. This month...