| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Forrest Coleman is in a rocking chair on the shaded front porch of the Killarney Station trailhead, gently rocking back and forth. His headphones are around his neck. He's wearing a 2013 Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred cycling jersey. There's a long...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:16 AM
The Seminole County Chamber of Commerce thinks you should raise taxes this month. But the chamber's own president is refusing to say whether he agrees.
Sound odd? Really, it’s just typical politics.
See, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.
With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Orlando-based Hard Rock International recently celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel complex in Europe, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Spain on Friday with performances by Nile Rodgers, and Chic.
The chain of cafes, hotels, and casinos began in London...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Ceremonies are slated for midday Friday to mark 10th anniversary celebration of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, which first opened on May 11, 2004.
A special “Ten-a-Year for Ten Years” presentation at Hard Rock Live...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
You may have never been in public service, but you likely can remember what finals week felt like in college. That's what's going on in Tallahassee, with budget talks No. 1 and gambling talks, oh, maybe No. 15?
But here's a quick update of what's...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The Seminole Ridge flag football team was undefeated last year. And the year before that.
Guess what? It is undefeated again through three games.
Seminole Ridge took the top spot in the first Florida Flag Football Power 25 rankings for the 2014...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a series of 62 tournaments, starts Thursday with a $1 million guarantee event.
But bigger news is the tournament's main event, which carries a $5 million total prize money guarantee for only a $3,500 buy-in. That's...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Dan Piela of Wheaton, Ill., won Event 1 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Monday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
First prize paid $144,294.
The event, which cost $560 to enter, drew 1,966 entrants. The Seminole Hard Rock needed 2,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:17 AM
He has been on the job only about a month, but right away, there's a big event for David Grub.
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a series of 62 events, began March 27 and continues through April 20. The main event is a $5 million guarantee...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Island Breeze executives hope the gambling winds blow favorably. Owners of the refurbished ship, which sails out of the Port of Palm Beach, launched a soft opening March 15 but are now ready to go full-sail.
No other Palm Beach County venue offers...