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  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect

    GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect
    As bank robberies go, this one went by the book. There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand. Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...
  • Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail

    Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail
    It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success. In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
  • Hey, readers: Tell me where to go

    Hey, readers: Tell me where to go
    Judging from reader emails, my 2003 Ford Mustang might be more popular than I am. The unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column has received plenty of praise for its supporting role in road trips such as a recent excursion on the historic Fort...
  • Great places to pitch a tent in Florida

    Great places to pitch a tent in Florida
    Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
  • Shake it up before Shake Shack

    Shake it up before Shake Shack
    If you thought Trader Joe's caused a traffic jam at the intersection of Morse Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92, just wait until Shake Shack opens Wednesday, July 30 in the same Lakeside development in Winter Park. Shake Shack, a modern spin on the...
  • Volusia 'Santa Claus' bank robber pleads no contest

    Volusia 'Santa Claus' bank robber pleads no contest
    A man who authorities say robbed a Volusia County bank last year while dressed as Santa Claus pleaded no contest Thursday to robbery. Mark London, 63, a former manager for a company that provides mall Santa Clauses, also pleaded no contest to displaying...
  • SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run

    SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run
    Two months after opening for business, the SunRail commuter train has added, then dropped, a third car to its most popular late afternoon run. "When we saw that third car … cheers went up," SunRail rider Alice Sproul wrote in an email last week...
  • SunRail is considering expanding hours, days

    SunRail is considering expanding hours, days
    SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises. "There are more costs. The question...
  • Fatal I-95 crash in Volusia County

     Fatal I-95 crash in Volusia County
    A Port Orange man died Friday after he lost control of his car on Interstate-95 and struck a disabled vehicle and then hit a concrete overpass, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The victim was driving southbound shortly after 2 p.m. near the Dunn...
  • FHSAA wants easy realignment, but is there such a thing?

    FHSAA wants easy realignment, but is there such a thing?
    The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond. FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing anticipates "minimal changes" and not...
  • Victim's body is bargaining chip in appeal of murder plea

    Where is Lorraine Hatzakorzian's body? According to Broward prosecutors, there are two people alive who know the answer to that question. Now one of them is promising to reveal the secret as part of a convoluted effort to get his plea deal thrown out....