| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:34 AM
With 2014 wrapping up, it's time to look ahead to what 2015 offers:
• Theater: In an encouraging sign of Orlando's artistic growth, the cabaret scene continues to grow. Winter Park Playhouse continues its long-running series featuring local talent,...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Advertising Specialty Institute Show, Sunday-Jan. 5, Orange County Convention Center, 5,600. Not open to the public.
Surf Expo, Jan. 8-10, Orange County Convention Center, 20,000. Not open to the public.
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:22 AM
Advertising Specialty Institute Show, today, Orange County Convention Center, 5,600. Not open to the public.
Surf Expo, Thursday-Saturday, Orange County Convention Center, 20,000. Not open to the public.
Florida United Numismatists,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Orange County tourist tax collections rose nearly 13 percent in October compared with the previous year, Comptroller Martha Haynie reported Tuesday.
The county collected $17.2 million. Tourist taxes are charged on short-term rentals, mostly hotels and...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The University of Central Florida has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Navy to cooperate more on training and military simulation programs.
The agreement, signed Tuesday, allows employees from both institutions to share laboratories and other...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:54 AM
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Tuesday-Sunday, Orange County Convention Center, 25,000. Open to the public.
POWER-GEN International, Tuesday-Thursday, Orange County Convention Center, 20,000. Not open to the public.
| Dec 7, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Central Florida Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" is performed this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. The story of the maiden who visits the Land of Sweets with a magical friend, is told through dance and Tchaikovsky's music.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
For Gabriel Rangel, "puppy love" means more than a fleeting infatuation.
The professional dog handler is a rock star at events such as this weekend's Celebrate Dogs! show at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual event is billed as "the nation'...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Coffee beans in Jose Estorino's small-batch roaster crackled quietly as they turned from light green to rich dark brown.
It was a medium roast of a fair-trade bean from Papua New Guinea — made to order for a specific customer. Estorino had the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Bo knows how to jump.
And how to set world records.
Trainer Crystal McClaren and her dog Bo set a new world record in Air Retrieve of 26 feet in the inaugural North America AKC Diving Dog championship at the second AKC/Eukanuba National Championship...
| Nov 2, 2014
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public for the first time next week, but the story of its birth is a long one — more than 30 years in the making — full of shifting allegiances, uneasy partnerships,...