| Jan 14, 2008
Once-a-week watering limits beginning Tuesday are intended to trigger what regulators call a "change in culture" needed to protect South Florida's water supply.
After the driest back-to-back years on record, South Florida water managers are imposing...
| Mar 31, 2010
The National Hurricane Center is considering adding a storm-surge warning to its list of watches and warnings issued during hurricane season.
Center officials floated the idea of a storm-surge warning Wednesday to a crowd of emergency managers, first...
| Jul 10, 2009
Is a home remodeling project worth it?
"There are a lot of answers to that question," says Stephen Gidus, co-owner of PSG Construction in Orlando.
It's worth it when it makes life more comfortable, convenient and aesthetically pleasing for the homeowner...
| Aug 9, 2009
Orlando never gets a direct hit from a hurricane.
For years, that was the conventional wisdom. And why not? The last time we took a direct hit, gasoline cost 31 cents a gallon. It was 1960 when Hurricane Donna blew through.
| Sep 10, 2009
So there Birmingham sat, minding its own business, content with what it was -- a major banking center, the rapid heartbeat of the state's obsession with University of Alabama football and a testament to what heat and humidity can do to otherwise...
| Dec 22, 2009
The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam.
Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...
| Jan 10, 2010
| 5:24 AM
Brazil's Adriano Bastos didn't arrive in Orlando this week to find a familiar climate for the 17th annual Walt Disney World Marathon. But it didn't stop him from posting his customary championship performance.
Bastos, 31, claimed his sixth straight...
| Jan 10, 2010
| 8:03 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mark and Barbara Willard were at home in Wickford, England two weeks ago checking the weather forecast on the Internet before packing for their trip to Orlando -- sunny and 70 degrees.
On Saturday afternoon they had the hoods on their...
| Jan 15, 2010
In today's economy, many events have had to scale back. However, the 33rd annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, which have been a part of the Orlando area for many years, are actually expanding.
The games are hosted by the Scottish-American...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 9:06 PM
What a difference a couple of weeks make.
Two weeks ago, the Orlando Sentinel's front page showed a photo of an orange tree bedazzled with icy tendrils, with the headline: "WILL IT SNOW?"
The cold snapped me back to my college days in Washington, D.C. I...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:38 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Enjoying the parade of Harley-Davidson motorcycles roaring down Main Street, Teresa and Rick Kelso found the one thing they had been missing all winter at their Kentucky home.
"Fun and sun," said Rick Kelso of Highland Heights, Ky....
| Feb 28, 2010
Racing through a Panamanian archipelago by sport boat, I couldn't help but feel like James Bond. It was just me and a mustachioed driver, speeding toward a remote island where I would spend a few decadent days at an eco-resort, hiking the rain forest,...