| 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 9, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Welcome to the Wies'n!, where the sounds of Schuhplatter and the melodies of Munich fill the biergarten as the Münchner Kindl leads the parade of flags for the annual tapping of the keg, signaling the start of Oktoberfest! "Ozapft is!"...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population.
Shark meat and fin sales in...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...