| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Free Hot Fudge cake at Shoney’s restaurant today. No purchase necessary. One serving per guest.
FLOREX -THE FLORIDA STATE STAMP SHOW: featuring stamp collecting dearlers and exhibits: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:58 PM
When Orlando flicks its Christmas switch Friday evening, maybe even space station astronauts will go: "Ooh, dang, look at that!'
OK, maybe not. But it will be quite a spectacle.
Lake Eola Park is draped with a half-million holiday lights that exude...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Enjoy that pristine aquifer water while it's there. In the future, many Central Floridians are likely to find their faucets running with treated river water, desalinated seawater or purified sewage.
Authorities now are scrambling to prevent chaotic...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:48 AM
For years, decades before he retired, Orlando real estate broker David Weeks lived by this schedule:
10 a.m. to noon: Work.
Noon-2 p.m.: Drink and play pool at the University Club in downtown Orlando.
2 to 4 p.m.: Nap.
4 to 6 p.m.: Happy hour.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Here are your Freebie Friday events for this week:
MR. RICHARD: Holiday Sing-Along: 10 a.m. today; Barnes & Noble, 481 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; free; 407-275-1765.
CATCHING FIRE CHALLENGE: test your survival skills and...
| Nov 19, 2013
A reminder of war's losses
While enjoying my Sunday Sentinel, I noticed the small news item at the bottom of page A7 about the young Army staff sergeant from Texas who died in Afghanistan following an attack with an improvised explosive device on his...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Summer in Florida is as subtle as a punch in the face. It starts pummeling you sometime around May when the needle reaches 90 degrees and beats you to a pulp for the next five months.
Fall is like getting out of the hospital and being overjoyed at...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Birds taking flight, spinning metal blades and one, giant 'Lord of the Rings'-looking eye are now part of Orlando's landscape.
In the past several months, large-scale pieces of art have been going up throughout downtown as part of a project called See...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:52 PM
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL : featuring crafts, baked goods, a variety of vendors, and more: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today-Saturday ; Zellwood United Methodist Church, 5538 Jones Ave., Zellwood; free; 407-889-4426.
FALL FIESTA IN THE PARK: outdoor...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
THE PRINCIPLES OF PUMPKIN CARVING: 2 p.m. Oct. 25; South Creek Library, 1702 Deerfield Blvd., Orlando. Halloween with Scott "Stormin" Norman. Learn about knife safety, carving techniques, pumpkin science and other crafts. Free. 407-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Free stuff to do this week around town!!
FREE COMBAT DAY AT HARD KNOCKS
Hard Knocks will host its first "Free Combat Day" at its new International Drive location on Sunday. Hours for free combat will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pointe Orlando...