| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Several Florida colleges -- including UCF -- rated well on a national ranking of online degree programs released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report.
The online graduate program in nursing at University of Central Florida took the No. 24 spot, tying...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Lake County today is celebrating the life of a hometown son — the honorary "Mayor of Okahumpka" — a man who enthusiastically and unceasingly worked his entire adult life to make Leesburg a better place to live.
Gregory Phillip Padgett was...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005.
I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The text message came midway through the third quarter of UCF's historic, euphoric Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor on New Year's night.
Former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was obviously enthralled.
"You watching UCF?" Van Gundy texted excitedly....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, and galleries to see absolutely free.
FIRST FRIDAY STREET PARTY: 6-10 p.m. Friday; Downtown Eustis, Magnolia Avenue...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Free Hot Fudge cake at Shoney’s restaurant today. No purchase necessary. One serving per guest.
FLOREX -THE FLORIDA STATE STAMP SHOW: featuring stamp collecting dearlers and exhibits: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Winter Garden's Garden Theatre has a sleigh full of holiday-themed performances planned this month, under the umbrella heading of "Holiday Fruitcake — A Recipe for Seasonal Fun." The theater decided not to present a play, but instead is offering...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
UCF students who live in campus housing are more likely to return each school year and are more likely to graduate, according to the university.
The four-year graduation rate is 19.6 percent higher for those who live on campus for two years compared...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:08 AM
As shoppers hit the malls and shopping centers for Black Friday deals, UCF wants today to be declared Black and Gold Friday in honor of Florida's largest public university.
There's a lot of chatter on Twitter this morning about it.
The University of...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
On Wednesday (on Thanksgiving Eve), I’ll be running my annual list of “101 Things I’m Thankful for in Central Florida” -- full of my favorites and suggestions from readers as well.
Believe it or not, I can never get everything on...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Here are your Freebie Friday events for this week:
MR. RICHARD: Holiday Sing-Along: 10 a.m. today; Barnes & Noble, 481 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; free; 407-275-1765.
CATCHING FIRE CHALLENGE: test your survival skills and...