| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is hosting an evening wildlife hike from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lake Idamere Park, 12335 County Road 448, Tavares.
Participants may see moths, raccoons, flying squirrels, snakes and great-horned or eastern...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Opera fans can pick their venue to view Gioacchino Rossini's popular comic opera "The Barber of Seville."
The Central Florida Lyric Opera will present the classic romantic opera at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. in The...
| Feb 8, 2014
Rick Browne is the kind of guy who wears many hats: writer, editor, photographer, barbecue pit master, restaurant critic and consultant. But most of America knows him by only one: A signature straw hat with a red and white band.
The full look, which...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, galleries, and more, absolutely free.
BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday; Pettis Park, 800 Mary Ave....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St., will have the next class in its culinary arts series, "Basic Cake Decorating with Buttercream Icing," from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13.
Participants will learn how to level, torte, fill, frost and decorate a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
DeLand, no longer content to be Volusia's sleepy county seat, claimed the title Monday in the Sentinel's Other Best Downtown contest.
To some, DeLand's victory represents a shocker of a finish in the competition that asked readers to vote for their...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
DeLand ran away with the title today in the Sentinel's first Other Best Downtown bracket competition.
DeLand beat out Mount Dora by more than 8,000 votes in the final round of the contest that kicked off Thanksgiving Day.
Just after noon DeLand police...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, galleries, and more absolutely free.
Free admission to the The Holy Land Experience: Jan. 28, 2014. To find...
| Jan 24, 2014
Lake Square Mall, once the social hub of the county for bored teenagers, is in limbo while a New York businessman who buys distressed malls tries to close a deal to buy it for the $13.6 million that he bid on auction.com for the property.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:56 AM
The Sunshine State Athletic Conference is an independent sports conference for Class 2A and 3A programs. The following teams were selected by SSAC coaches
First Team- Offense
QB: Parker Davis-Windermere Prep
RB: Byron Masoline- First Academy-...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession.
With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...