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  • Roy Moore, family trees, and journalism: Letters

    Roy Moore, family trees, and journalism: Letters
    Moore cartoon nonsensical What does the Sentinel's Thursday editorial cartoon mean, exactly? The editors should enlighten the rest of us by explaining in print their rationale for posting it. I think it is intended to demean Alabama Chief Justice...
  • Iconic educator Bethune stood at helm of struggle for justice

    In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation. More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
  • Library's Melrose Center celebrates first anniversary

    Library's Melrose Center celebrates first anniversary
    More than 1,000 people helped the Orange County Library System celebrate a birthday Saturday. The Melrose Center, a facility that includes dozens of the the latest technological tools like simulators, 3D printers and digital music mixers, turned 1. "I...
  • As Dr. Phillips Center debuts, listen to fascinating family saga

    It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6. The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
  • 11/10: People on move

    11/10: People on move
    Boards of directors Ted Maines, president of Ted Maines Interiors, was re-elected president of the Orange County Library System board of trustees and Lisa Franchina, owner of the Law Offices of Lisa A. Franchina, was re-elected vice president....
  • 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 PHANTASMAGORIA props, costumes, puppets and more give an inside  look into the "Phantasmagoria" theatrical production. 8:30 a.m.-5  p.m. today, Monday-Oct. 10 (reception 4-5 p....
  • October's crop of boozy fundraisers

    October's crop of boozy fundraisers
    Drinking puts people in a giving mood - just ask any bartender after a good night of tips. But for those who'd like to go the extra mile, there's an imaginative crop of charity bashes coming up in some unusual venues: - First up: Cocktails for a Cause,...
  • Science Center hosts DIY types for Maker Faire Orlando

    Science Center hosts DIY types for Maker Faire Orlando
    It's time to meet your Maker — in a good way. The third annual Maker Faire Orlando will set up shop at Orlando Science Center on Saturday and Sunday. This year's event will showcase more than 200 projects from do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Among...
  • Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures

    Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures
    Heather Quinn is determined to see Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Les Miserables," which opens Friday night. "I love 'Les Miz,'" said the Orlando resident, using the fans' nickname for the hit musical. She's not alone. The Shakes set a...
  • Edgewater Library hosting free programs this weekend

    Edgewater Library hosting free programs this weekend
    During this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, there will be plenty of activities throughout the region for families to take advantage of. Anyone looking for a cool place to escape the heat, and where they can take advantage of free programs, can look no...
  • Hugs for veterans; slugs for money-wasters

    Hugs for veterans; slugs for money-wasters
    Time for another round of hugs and slugs. We start with a big round of slugs for everyone involved in the NorthStar charter-school fiasco — one of the worst examples of education "reform" this state has ever seen. Revelations in this mess...