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  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight Back to school block party   Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando,  will be giving away $20,000 cash in Back-to-School Bucks, starting Friday at...
  • FHP: 22-year-old man dead after three-car collision

    FHP: 22-year-old man dead after three-car collision
    A three-car collision on Maitland Boulevard killed a 22-year-old man and left a young woman with serious injuries Saturday morning, officials said. Kyle Raymond Lowe, of Ocoee, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving west on Maitland...
  • Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves

    Central Florida shoppers find more organic food on shelves
    Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat. But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
  • Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida

    Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida
    If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire. In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida blueberry recipes and where to pick fruit

    Test kitchen bonus: Florida blueberry recipes and where to pick fruit
    Here are three recipes that showcase Florida blueberries, plus a list at the end on where to pick fruit in Central Florida. Save the first recipe for your Fourth of July celebrations. But before I send you out to the market and into the kitchen, here's my...
  • BankFIRST sells Winter Garden mansion to attorney for $1M

    BankFIRST sells Winter Garden mansion to attorney for $1M
    An attorney has paid $1 million for the historic Britt Mansion in Winter Garden, intending to use it as a law office while retaining historic character. Joe Ort, of the Ort Law Firm, will relocate six employees from Ocoee to the mansion. BankFIRST ...
  • District track champs include Victor, Nelson, Jernigan, Whitney

    District track champs include Victor, Nelson, Jernigan, Whitney
    Celebration senior Jhonny Victor won the boys high jump (6 feet, 8 inches) and long jump (22-6) and placed second in the triple jump (44-7) to highlight a Class 4A, District 5 track and field meet that was interrupted by inclement weather, but completed, ...
  • Athletes likely headed to Jones, but coach wonders when

    Athletes likely headed to Jones, but coach wonders when
    Jones football coach Kevin Lewis expects to see some new players on his practice field in August. He just wishes they could come sooner. An Orange County Public Schools rezoning plan could send 300 to 350 students from Evans to Jones for the 2014-15...
  • From 10 to 1, we count down the area's best spring football matchups

    From 10 to 1, we count down the area's best spring football matchups
    The results of spring football games don't count — in the standings, that is. They matter to fans who want to see their schools do well. They matter to players, who could be fighting for playing time in the fall and want to impress coaches....
  • Spring football: Linebackers to watch in 2014 | Video

    Spring football: Linebackers to watch in 2014 | Video
    Charles King and Chris Hays discuss some of the best high school linebackers to watch in 2014. Here's a list of players we talk about, in order of video (all seniors-to-be, unless otherwise noted):   — Marcus Brunson, Mainland, 6-0, 210 —...
  • DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May

    DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May
    Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
  • Varsity scores: May 24

    Varsity scores: May 24
    Track & Field   Golden South Classic   at First Academy     Boys   Long jump: 1. Deiondre Porter, Tampa Jefferson, 23-11; 2. Chedlin Sagesse, Lantana Santaluces, 22-8.5; 3. Kameron Tate, Colonial, 22-3.5; Discus: 1. Brad Smith, Tampa...