| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Orange County Democratic Executive Committee wants the region's top Democrat to stop arresting anti-poverty activists who feed the homeless. The Orange County party's officers passed a resolution Monday night calling on Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 2:19 PM
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...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:13 PM
A group of loosely organized but devout volunteers is trying to succeed in doing what a decade of government officials, task forces and regional commissions have not — creating a downtown Orlando drop-in center for the homeless.
| Jun 2, 2011
| 10:33 AM
August 2011: Mayor Dyer drops charges in homeless-feeding arrests
Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.
Jessica Cross, 24, Benjamin Markeson,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 5:09 PM
The anti-poverty group Food Not Bombs Thursday vowed to continue feeding the hungry in Orlando's signature park in spite of the arrest of three of its members Wednesday.
"I don't know why they're so threatened by people ladling out food," said Ben...
| Feb 17, 2011
It's hard to believe that the Orlando Downtown Art & Living Expo will be seven years old this weekend. It seems like yesterday when I attended the first show near the Lake Eola Park bandshell. This ever-growing outdoor show now takes up the eastern end of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Para nosotros los sur floridanos, disfrutar de la magia de Orlando, usualmente conocida como la "ciudad bella", puede no ser tan costoso como muchos imaginan.
Y es que las ofertas y los descuentos abundan. Hay decenas de lugares capaces de encantar y...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:20 AM
Orlando Just in time for holiday shopping, Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando sets the scene for the Fall Fiesta in the Park on Nov. 5-6. The juried event, one of Orlando's community favorites, showcases the work of more than 600 artisans in various...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:41 PM
If you're looking to grab a piece of the historic Lake Eola Fountain, you might need to act soon.
Orlando officials say the seafoam-green souvenirs made from the replaced fountain shell and shaped like a fountain or swan have been selling steadily. The...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Friday is a big day for the Orlando Magic's rookie shooting guard, DeAndre Liggins.
The remainder of Liggins' league-minimum $473,604 contract will become guaranteed officially.
It became guaranteed unofficially when the Magic did not waive him before 6...