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  • Need some nature fast? Try Metro Orlando's trails

    Need some nature fast? Try Metro Orlando's trails
    If you have an hour or two, you have enough time to hit the trails and woods of Central Florida on foot or by bike -- while rarely straying far from civilization. Or you can spend all day pedaling: With only minor gaps, the trails now link Orlando...
  • Bill Segal should have been open about deals

    Orange mayoral candidate Bill Segal once dismissed stronger ethics laws as the trivial pursuit of the "chattering class.'' Imagine the chattering Sunday after the Orlando Sentinel reported on Segal's failure to disclose his business relationship with...
  • Bridge would lead to Econ’s doom

    I've been watching them whittle down the Econlockhatchee River for 25 years now. Here a house, there a house, everywhere a house-house. The view from Google Earth shows how depressingly skin-deep this wilderness has become. Environmental protections...
  • Florida's Shame Day 4: Florida's new farms?

    It was a great idea until the Florida Legislature ruined it. Read on. Spring 2001: What vision! For once Florida got ahead of its next land grab. Now that developers had pretty much paved the coasts from south to north, legislators realized that the...
  • Florida's Shame Day 1: The big con

    Florida's Shame Day 1: The big con
    Wonder why so few people trust government? Here's why: Who could blame folks in Indian River County eight years ago for wanting to preserve forever more than 1,200 acres just west of Interstate 95? After all, the imperiled scrub jays and snail kites call...
  • Florida's Shame Day 2: The DeBary debacle

    Want to see firsthand how Florida keeps ruining the very things that make it special? Read on and weep. June 1985: It took a while, but the Legislature finally agrees that the St. Johns River is a treasure. It declares that 20 miles near the Wekiva River...
  • Florida's Shame Day 5: Rocky Roads

    Isn't it great to live in an area where you can trust your elected officials to learn from their mistakes? Don't know. We can't remember when it's happened here. And, sadly, the magnificent Wekiva River basin may be the next victim of our elected...
  • Can marinas go green?

    Can marinas go green?
    Some people think a proposed marina in DeBary means more dead manatees and polluted waters in a pristine section of the St. Johns River. But the DeBary marina builder says it will be an environmentally friendly business that won't harm the area a bit....
  • 5 Favorite Fishing Spots: Part 1 -- St. Johns River: salty and fresh

    Meandering through Central Florida, the St. Johns River is a top-notch fishery and a scenic getaway for any angler. There are many lakes along the river loaded with fish, attracting all types to try their luck. The hardcore bass anglers tap Lake Monroe...
  • Central Florida's best hikes: Seminole State Forest

    This is not the hike to wear that goofy camouflage hat with the Christmas-style reindeer antlers. At least not this time of year. And if the sound of distant gunfire makes you nervous, wear one of those orange reflector vests -- or just delay this hike...
  • Wekiva River Players Junior Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.”

     
    The Seminole County elementary and middle-school students who make up the Junior Theatre for the Wekiva River Players are ready to put on their latest show: Aladdin Jr., based on the Disney film. And, here's a tip: There's a nice discount on ticket prices...
  • Wekiva River Players Junior Theatre presents ‘Aristocats,’ ‘Wizard of Wonderland’

     
    Here's news of upcoming children's theater from the Wekiva River Players, Seminole County's longest-running continuous community-theater company: Wekiva River Players' Junior Theatre proudly announces its upcoming production of “Disney's Aristocats,...