| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
After a decade of war, many veterans coming home are finding difficulty integrating back into society, where civilians move at a different pace, react to situations differently and respond with a different level of urgency. Many veterans miss the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Legal analyst Bill Sheaffer will discuss headline-making cases on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Sheaffer weighs in on the Casey Anthony deposition, George Zimmerman'...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below.
Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park 400 East Kelly Park Road
Apopka, FL 32712
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, Florida 32712
Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Spring weather. Beautiful sunsets. What's missing? If you answered "hiking boots and a compass," we clearly don't run in the same circles.
In fact, I prefer not to run at all — especially when there are watering holes with an outdoor patio to kick...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:18 AM
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Seminole Wekiva Trail, a 14-mile urban, multi-use trail, runs on the former Orange Belt railway line. The trail runs from Markham Road near SR46 on the north end, to SR436 and Laurel Road on the south end.
The north end includes a section of off-road...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.
| May 10, 2012
| 4:22 AM
This young cub wanted a taste of city nightlife.
A young male between 2 and 3-years-old weighing 200-250 lbs. was doing what all young male bears must do: Striking out on his own, looking for a new home, when he ended up in downtown Orlando, two blocks...
| Sep 1, 2012
No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes.
It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:41 PM