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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Speaker Weatherford announces House app will launch next Tuesday, maybe

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Want to email a member of the Florida House? Check the text of a bill? Live-stream a session of the House on your smartphone? There’s an app for that. But maybe not before the Legislature opens its 60-day session on March 5....
  • 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...
  • Orange County Library wins Library of the Future award

     
    Orange County Library snags the Library of the Future Award from the American Library Association. The annual award goes to a library that “demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology.&#...
  • Coming up at Central Florida Zoo

     
    Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, on U.S. Highway 17-92 west of Sanford, is making plans for the next three months: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3-5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Food Truck Phenomenon Treat your taste buds to a variety of foods...