| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown.
Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space.
"If you ask me...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
The roar of Harleys is echoing through the streets of Daytona Beach now that the 21st annual Biketoberfest celebration has begun.
The festival spans from Oct. 17 - Oct. 20 and this year's event promises to deliver the same high-energy entertainment as...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:26 PM
If we're honest about it, a lot of conventions wind up in Orlando primarily because of our theme parks and warm weather. But that doesn't mean the conventioneers don't want a side order of corporate social responsibility while they're here.
In fact, a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Talking with Miss Kay Robertson, the matriarch of "Duck Dynasty," is like chatting with an old friend. Her frank, down-home humor sets her apart. The A&E series and the family duck-call business have transformed her, husband Phil and their four sons...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:19 AM
The EdibleOrlando Cooking Stage returns to the Orlando Home Show Oct. 4-6 showcasing local chefs and media personalities including moi on Friday. The Home Show is at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse Hall C facing International Drive....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Not so long ago, before Unicorp National Developments started building a giant observation wheel in the middle of International Drive, there were plans for a different Orlando wheel, by a different company.
Now, two parties are fighting over the...
| Oct 2, 2013
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides.
In parks, church pews and diners across the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Here's what's free this week:
Easy Beauty & Barber School, 5040 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, is offering free haircuts to men and women, age 65 and up on Mondays-Thursdays during July and August. Stop by or call 407-285-1883 for more details.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard broke ground Thursday on a new ballroom, a project that will add significantly to the meeting space offered by the hotel.
The 4,800-square-foot ballroom and accompanying pre-function space will increase the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, isn't shy about his determination to bring more federal funds into his congressional district, which includes numerous low-income pockets of Osceola County, as well as east Orange and northeast Polk. "Our district is a...