| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further.
It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:59 PM
They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"Being able to get...
| Jul 27, 2014
All Aboard Florida's website touts the fact that Robert Poole Jr., "a trusted and well-respected, transportation analyst," has concluded that the proposed high-speed rail route between Miami and Orlando is financially feasible.
Well, so what?
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Zach Chalifour was promoted to senior manager and William "Webb" Shephard was promoted to senior accountant at James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Daytona Beach.
Stephanie Pepin was hired as an associate...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:25 AM
David Pijot was hired as a senior vice president and relationship manager and Elaine Cunningham as an assistant vice president and account manager at City National Bank, Holly Hill.
Boards of directors
United Arts of Central Florida appointed...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The owner of a towing company was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County.
Jason P. Combs, 44, owner of ASAP Towing, faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country.
For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The massive Colossus roller coaster, with a 100-foot drop and speeds up to 60 mph, has evoked screams of terror and joy for 36 years.
But 15-year-old Madi Giordano climbed off the venerable wood coaster this week feeling sad and nostalgic. Her...