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  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists

    Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists
    Cyclists love the twisty, turny, hilly Green Mountain Scenic Byway, which starts in Oakland as County Road 438 and heads west to Lake County, where it becomes Old Highway 50, then County Road 455. It takes through some of Central Florida's biggest hills,...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   BREVARD ZOO: with hands-on area, railroad and "Paws On" kid's area:  9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 8225 N. Wickham Road, just east of  Interstate 95 (Exit 191 off Interstate 95),...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Live entertainment by The MaxQ band, water  slides, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist and a stilt  walker. 5 p.m. today, Riverside Park, 105 S....
  • Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events

    Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events
    Freebie Spotlight Free small coffee at McDonald's From Sept. 16 to Sept. 29, guests can enjoy a free small hot or iced McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at any of the McDonald’s restaurants across Central Florida.    Coming Soon! Latin...
  • Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida

    Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida
    The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam. Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...
  • Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

    Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people
    The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical...
  • Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...
  • Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka

    Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka
    Delilah, an 18-foot-long, 400-plus-pound Burmese python who had enjoyed a swell existence in an Apopka-area backyard feeding on rabbits, has a new home -- for now. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials removed the Burmese python...
  • Zellwood Corn Festival

    Zellwood Corn Festival
    Central Florida may not have the lock on sweet-corn production it once did, but for more than three decades Zellwood has rallied to celebrate our agricultural history. In the early '70s, the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival was created by the Northwest Orange...