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  • Occupy Orlando, police clash over use of downtown park

    Occupy Orlando, police clash over use of downtown park
    Occupy Orlando demonstrator Tina Houser said she can't figure out the Orlando police. "You never know what the cops are going to do," said Houser, 21. For the first few nights of the two-week-old protest at downtown's Sen. Beth Johnson Park, Houser...
  • Catholics observe Good Friday at Lake Eola

    Catholics observe Good Friday at Lake Eola
    Led by Bishop John Noonan, hundreds of Catholics from the Diocese of Orlando marked Good Friday at Lake Eola Park by participating in the Stations of the Cross, a 14-part ceremony that depicts Jesus' death. Amid sunny skies and warm temperatures, the...
  • Poignant moments at the traveling wall

    Poignant moments at the traveling wall
    As two men in their twenties played Frisbee nearby, Vietnam veteran Grant McKenzie knelt down searching for his friend's name. He couldn't find the Marine's name so he asked if I could help. As I browsed over the names that seemed to run together on...
  • Swan Cygnets at Lake Eola

    Swan Cygnets at Lake Eola
    Young swan cygnets travel with their mother on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando Thursday, May 17, 2012. Lake Eola Park's manager says 25 baby swans have been born this spring. They include the first group of whooper swans to ever hatch at the park. Swans...
  • Americans for Prosperity promoting 9 Florida “Tax Day” rallies

     
    National small-government advocacy organization Americans For Prosperity is promoting nine “Tax Day” rallies in Florida including one in downtown Orlando next Sunday. The Orlando rally, at 2 p.m. in Lake Eola Park Amphitheater, is being...
  • > Photos: Meek, Grayson & Co. rally with workers in Orlando

     
    Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Kendrick Meek and Congressman Alan Grayson were headliners at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Jobs Rally, at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, Monday. A full slate of candidates running for state and local offices...
  • Mexican Independence event opens Hispanic Heritage Month

     
    Mexican consulate, city and county officials opened Hispanic Heritage Month in Orlando with a ceremony at Lake Eola Park commemorating “El Grito de Dolores” – the call to action from Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla that led to th...
  • UCF’s three big film events this fall

     
    The University of Central Florida is presenting three unique nights of film this fall, movie events that won't be duplicated anywhere else locally and that align nicely with the idea of a “university film series.” A night of Sunspot Cinema...
  • ‘Paws for Peace’ walk on National PAWS Day

     
    People and pets in the Orlando area can join the American Humane Society's first observancde of National Pets And Women's Shelters Day on Saturday, Oct. 2., in Lake Eola Park. National PAWS Day is a new element of American Humane Association’s PAWS...
  • Your pets: Fendi the Corgi is queen of dieting

     
    Christina Pinto of Orlando shares the story of her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fendi, to illustrate how important it is to keep pets from being obese. When Christina adopted Fendi (formerly known as Cherry Blossom) from Sunshine Corgi Rescue in Tampa two...
  • Orlando Puppet Festival’s big weekend starts Friday

     
    Friday opens the core festival weekend of the sixth annual Orlando Puppet Festival, with performances for children and adults at various venues around downtown. Concrete Temple Theatre headlines with “Bird Machine” at Mad Cow Theatre, while sm...
  • Naming rights grow as government budget filler

     
    We're all familiar with the business of naming rights. A corporation pays big bucks to put its name atop a professional or college  sports arena in exchange for exposure on television and other marketing strategies. That type of transaction is spreading....