| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
What: State tennis tournament
When/where: Monday-Wednesday — Class 4A competition, Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs; 2A team (Red Bug Lake Park, Casselberry) and individual (Sylvan Lake Park, Sanford) competition. Wednesday-Friday — 3A...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:12 PM
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Windermere Prep’s girls tennis team tied for second in the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry.
The Lakers tied American Heritage-Delray with nine points. Miami Ransom Everglades won with 19.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| May 9, 2014
SunRail is now speeding riders to various destinations around Central Florida. Several stops offer dining opportunities without the stress of parking a car. Just like the free Lymmo bus that circles downtown Orlando, dining along the rails takes some...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:09 AM
SunRail this morning started gearing up to charge people who board the $1.2 billion system.
Rides have been free since the commuter train's inaugural run May 1, but the base one-way fare of $2 goes into effect Monday, May 19.
Passes now can be...
| May 11, 2014
| 1:05 PM
David Bales' fishing rods stand motionless in his shop; his motor boat is gone, sold to a friend after the avid fisherman became too ill to use it anymore.
The longtime Winter Park commercial landscaper, outdoorsman and storyteller died April 29 from...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:28 PM
When St. Mark's Presbyterian Church couldn't afford a new pipe organ, Fred Stewart Mauk had an idea: Why not find a used one?
Mauk, organist at the Altamonte Springs church, kept his eyes peeled and in 1986 found a used pipe organ for sale at a church...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs.
In a series of amendments, the Senate...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Donni Alvarenga, Orlando
Height: 5 feet, 6 inches
Initial weight: 221
Current weight: 164
Pounds lost: 57
For Donni Alvarenga, losing more than 50 pounds was all about saving face. "I am driven by accountability," said the 37-year-...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...