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Orange County (Florida)

Orange County (Florida)
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Top Orange County (Florida) Articles

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  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • Weather: Storms are pounding Central Florida

    Weather: Storms are pounding Central Florida
    Parts of Central Florida are under a storm advisory right now. A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts over eastern Lake County, northwestern Orange County, Seminole County and southwest Volusia County. National Weather Service...
  • Chapin, Hood endorse Whittington in Orange race

    Chapin, Hood endorse Whittington in Orange race
    Former mayors Linda Chapin and Glenda Hood endorsed Orange County District 6 candidate Virginia Whittington, her campaign announced Monday. The high-profile endorsements could be a factor in a crowded District 6 race primary race on Aug. 26, and it...
  • Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida

    Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida
    Three Democrats are battling in the August 26 primary for the chance to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Webster this fall, and another Democrat is taking on Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the primary. District 10 Webster of...
  • Walton gets hoteliers backing in Orange race

    Walton gets hoteliers backing in Orange race
    Orange County Dist. 6 Commission candidate Roberta Walton secured formal backing from the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association PAC, giving her another heavy-hitting establishment backer in a crowded primary race. Walton was already co-endorsed by...
  • Science Center focuses on reinventing itself, reaching out to younger children

    Science Center focuses on reinventing itself, reaching out to younger children
    The rumpus of children's voices inside the Orlando Science Center on summer mornings can drown out most any casual conversation. But these days, the center's backers are more concerned that community leaders hear why it's vital that the non-profit...
  • Crayola to open interactive attraction at Florida Mall in Orlando

    Crayola to open interactive attraction at Florida Mall in Orlando
    The Florida Mall will be coloring outside the lines next year when a new tenant moves into part of the space now occupied by Nordstrom. The Crayola Experience, a combination retail store and hands-on attraction designed to spur creativity in kids,...
  • 2 sets of rules for commission, citizens: My Word

    2 sets of rules for commission, citizens: My Word
    As a local small-business owner, I'm invested in the well-being of our community. My company, Armando y Jorge's Orlandoņan Hot Sauce, even boasts of Orlando in the name. What's not so hot? Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer's thinly veiled attack...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • Restaurant review: Cooper's Hawk in Orlando

    Restaurant review: Cooper's Hawk  in Orlando
    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the newest addition to the Waterford Lakes Town Center enclave. What makes Cooper's stand apart from the usual chains that thrive in east Orange County is its format: A combo platter of dining destination, winery,...
  • There's no debate -- kids should be vaccinated

    There's no debate --  kids should be vaccinated
    The number of people who have found God in the last 10 years has risen dramatically. That is, if we're talking about people who cite religion for exempting their school-age kids from state-required vaccinations. But that trend isn't about faith. And...