| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The making of the South Florida-filmed movie “Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession” had its share of rookie moments, like when the film crew debated the offer of a featured actor, a Playboy Playmate, to go topless for one scene. She lost....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:38 AM
It's Freebie Friday! This special, tax-free edition of my freebie-free-for-all is packed with retail coupons galore to stack on top of Florida's sales tax holiday, which runs through Sunday.
The sales tax exemption applies to computers and related...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Popular grocer Trader Joe's will open a second Orlando-area store in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood next year, the company plans to announce today.
The 12,500-square-foot grocery will open at Parkside at Dr. Phillips at West Sand Lake Road and...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:48 PM
School bells — and registers — soon will be ringing.
Florida's sales tax holiday is Aug. 2-Aug. 4, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Kids return to South Florida public schools Aug. 19. Everyone can enjoy the savings, not just...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:58 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for last-minute back-to-school shopping. Plus, we have free stuff, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Two of Florida’s largest businesses — Publix Super Markets and Walt Disney World — are spearheading an effort to cut down the size of civil-lawsuit awards, which could lead to enormous savings for the frequently sued companies through...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:19 AM
I remember in my years as a Girl Scout, learning to make "buddy burners" for cooking. We took an empty tuna can and filled it with melted wax and cardboard cut thin and coiled. After the wax dried we had our burners. We ignited the burner and placed a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:22 AM
If you want a night out with no frills, there's nothing quite as reliable or unfrilly as a strip-mall bar. The modern equivalent of a warm campfire, these unpretentious nooks are the best way to take the temperature of a community, especially in the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have free stuff, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving on the last weekend of summer...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:32 AM
When I get in line, the light goes out.
Taye, my favorite checkout clerk at the Northridge Publix in Oakland Park, knows the drill. With a cart overflowing with groceries and a fist full of coupons, I take about a half hour to check out.
This leaves a...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The Orange County Regional History Center received a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for its 2012 Trick or Treat Safe Zone, a free five-hour event for families with children ages 12 and under that drew 4,000 last October.