| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:08 AM
One well-known developer tossed out a prediction Tuesday morning that Orlando's poorest and most blighted downtown neighborhood will in a decade be one of its most valuable.
"Parramore will be more valuable than Thornton Park because it's more diverse,"...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Local theater director and producer John DiDonna remembers Monica Spear as a dedicated, career-focused student and compassionate young woman.
Spear, the former Miss Venezuela who was murdered in that country late Monday, attended Seminole Community (now...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Hardcore video gamers face a tough lesson about fantasy vs. reality in "Leveling Up," which opens Thursday at Theatre UCF.
The contemporary play looks at 20-something roommates who share a love of video games.
But when the National Security Agency...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Gameday at the University of Central Florida begins early - sometimes more than five hours before kickoff.
Students, fans and graduates arrive on campus by the carloads to find that perfect spot for tailgating.
This week, No. 23 UCF (5-1) continues...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The state has authorized the release of $20 million in "performance funding" for state universities, meaning UCF could get a $2.6 million bonus as early as this week.
The money is from a new legislative effort that aims to give out extra money to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:24 AM
We embarked this week on our third college tour: the University of Central Florida. Aside from the uncharacteristically brisk weather (it was tough to pitch sunny Florida to the out-of-state potential students), it was a fine tour.
It's a lovely campus,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Theatre UCF opens lighthearted musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone" this Thursday, Oct. 17, at its Main Stage Theater on the UCF campus. The play runs through Nov. 2.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" made its Broadway debut in 2006, and won five Tony Awards....
| Oct 14, 2013
Americans have long turned to the "Dummies" and "Complete Idiot's Guide" series to fill in their know-how gaps. Each edition provides explanations and tips in easy to understand, systematic fashion.
The tongue-in-cheek titles succeed because they're...