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  • Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters

    Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters
    Preserve real Florida Scott Maxwell's column, "Environmental amendment puts priorities in place," on Tuesday was on the mark. Opponents of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation ballot initiative, are misinformed when they say it's a new tax. As...
  • 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,...
  • Materials are growing focus of green building, expert says at HKS event

    Materials are growing focus of green building, expert says at HKS event
    The Orlando office of HKS architects is focusing on green building practices this week with the firm’s annual global GreenWeek event. The local office hosted a talk by Mikhail Davis, an expert on green building materials, on Tuesday for its...
  • Southern Winds Theatre's 2014-15 season

    Southern Winds Theatre's 2014-15 season
    Southern Winds Theatre, run by David McElroy and Marylin McGinnis, will be on tour with its well-known productions during the upcoming theater season. But first, the group participates in "What the Dickens Orlando," the yearlong celebration of British...
  • Miss Rosa: 'PBS found me in Orlando'

    Miss Rosa: 'PBS found me in Orlando'
    Miss Rosa is coming home. Jennifer Peña, who plays the teacher on the PBS Kids lineup that includes “Curious George,” was a 27-year-old Orlando actress when she landed the national role in 2008. She graduated from Poinciana High School in...
  • Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection

    Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection
    There's a new effort afoot in Central Florida to connect the struggling space industry to young, innovative tech minds in Orlando, which could boost interest in space and bring fresh ideas to Kennedy Space Center. Sparked by an event over the weekend at...
  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Peabody Auditorium

    Peabody Auditorium
    The auditorium, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, programs theater, dance, classical and other music, comedy and more. Details: 386-671-3460 or PeabodyDaytona.com. See other listings for programming in non-theater genres. MAMMA MIA!: Nov. 6....
  • Haunted tales open doors to old St. Augustine's past

    We're moved into prime day-trip weather, when cooler temperatures brighten the prospect of strolling historic streets, and none are more historic than St. Augustine's. I've always loved historian Michael Gannon's quip that by the time the Pilgrims...
  • Free spooky Charles Dickens stories from 'Phantasmagoria'

     Free spooky Charles Dickens stories from 'Phantasmagoria'
    Explore Charles Dickens' creepy side in a free program by Orlando's "Phantasmagoria" troupe and the Orlando Public Library. As part of "What the Dickens," the local yearlong celebration of the Victorian-era British author, the "Phantasmagoria"...
  • Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!

    Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!
      If "Charles Dickens" conjures up frantic nights sweating over essays about 800-page tomes, banish that ghost of school days past. A yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration across Central Florida will feature pub crawls, a Victorian feast, movies,...