| May 6, 2014
| 2:09 PM
In Wednesday’s column, I highlighted what I called “Milestones of Humanity” – amazing benchmarks reached by Central Florida’s nonprofit community.
It started with Give Kids the World – which hosted its 130,000 kid...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.
With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The March edition of the Soundboard Talks video series goes into the studio with one of the forces in the Orlando music scene.
If there’s a common thread that runs through the best recorded music that comes out of the Orlando scene, it’s the...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Comedy is a staple of the Orlando Fringe Festival, and this year pop-culture plays a big part in the laughter. Television, movies, books, even comic books provide fertile ground for parody at the 2014 festival. Here's a sampling:
The Aqua Saga: Comic-...
| May 2, 2014
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:42 PM
A former Orlando area banker was sentenced Monday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison on charges of bank fraud tied to a bogus mortgage scheme.
Braden Koegel, 35, of Apopka was arrested last October and charged in an alleged scheme that used fabricated...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Three Dr. Phillips girls tennis players advanced to singles finals, and the Panthers lead the team standings after the first day of the Class 4A state tennis tournament Monday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
DP has 10 points, two more than Boca...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:55 AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Olympia's Kaden Funk dropped the first set but came back to win the Class 4A overall singles state tennis title Wednesday.
Funk (17-0) defeated David Engel of Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 at Sanlando Park.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:04 PM
As far as water towers go, Casselberry's is just another tank in the crowd.
It's light blue. It sits next to a busy shopping center off Melody Lane. And few people probably pay much attention to it while driving by on U.S. Highway 17-92.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A family has been reunited with its precious pooch, which had been lost for about nine months. through the help of Orange County Animal Services.
Reesi, a 5-year-old Scottish terrier, belonged to William and Deborah Waldorf when the two lived in DeBary....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If you like to eat out but don't want to spend a lot of money, consider visiting one of Central Florida's food-truck gatherings. There's everything from sushi to barbecue to crepes and cupcakes, and you can fill up for $10 or so.
A few of my favorites...