| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday he didn't support a plan that could allow Orlando's professional soccer backers secure state tax dollars for a future stadium as soon as this summer.
Both the House and Senate are nearing floor...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year.
So it's no...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Kathy Ramsberger said it succinctly on Thursday afternoon: "This November, we're on."
The president of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Ramsberger was announcing many of the center's shows for its debut year.
The $514 million...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Go ahead, Central Florida, sit back, relax and enjoy the view from your seat on SunRail.
Today is a day to celebrate.
The new $1.2 billion commuter train will begin shuttling passengers for the first time.
Metro Orlando joins urban trendsetters such...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail."
SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The most refreshing thing about the city’s Project DTO is that leaders are taking a hard, honest look at the community, good and bad.
The good news is, downtown Orlando is a pretty cool place already. The bad news is, most people - even some...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Some of the biggest projects in the Orlando area will be showcased when the Urban Land Institute’s annual Florida Summit is in town June 12 and 13.
The 2014 Summit, held last year in Naples, will be at the Walt Disney Swan Resort, 1200 Epcot...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
For two glorious weeks, SunRail was the place to be in Central Florida.
Riding was free. And folks flocked to it — including families, commuters and especially retirees, who swarmed the trains as if they were running directly to an early-bird...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Do you commute to downtown Orlando? Mayor Buddy Dyer wants you to ditch the car for a day on Friday, May 9, for the annual Bike to Work Day as part of National Bike Month in May. Dyer will lead cyclists from Loch Haven Park along Orlando Urban Trail to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:50 AM
The Citrus Bowl is currently undergoing a $207 million reconstruction project that will give the 78-year-old stadium a major makeover. City officials and members of the Florida Citrus Sports group offered a sneak-peek of the process on Wednesday...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A new award established by the Orlando Museum of Art could boost an appreciation for contemporary art, as well as Orlando's cultural reputation. That's the hope of Glen Gentele, the museum's director, who has instituted the Florida Prize, open to...