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  • Catch of the day: National Seafood Month

    Catch of the day: National Seafood Month
    Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters and Spanish mackerel. Today at OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish look for recipes, including fish tacos (pictured), that celebrate National Seafood Month. But before you drop a line, let's dish:
  • In 'Bizarro World,' gun laws actually make sense

    Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World. I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...

    Care for your car to curb gas bills

    Care for your car to curb gas bills
    Finding a mechanic may not be fun, but it is great way to keep your car bills down. And with gas prices expected to reach — or exceed — record highs this year, now's as good a time as any for keeping your vehicle in good working condition....

    Making the right move when hiring a mover in Florida

    Making the right move when hiring a mover in Florida
    Moving-company complaints are among the most common consumer-related gripes in South and Central Florida. A series of reports in the Sun Sentinel led to a statewide crackdown on problem movers about decade ago and eventually to increased county...

    State has oversight of mobile mechanics

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the apparently growing trend of mobile mechanics — I say "apparently" because no one can keep track of how many there are. Buy a set of tools, post an ad on the website Craigslist.com — on the Orlando...