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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oakland Nature Preserve: Hikes to collect bugs or enjoy nature

    Oakland Nature Preserve: Hikes to collect bugs or enjoy nature
    The first Saturday each month at noon, kids and adults are invited to join the Central Florida Insect Enthusiasts at Oakland Nature Preserve for a guided insect-catching tour. Get exercise hiking as you learn how to catch, identify, preserve and admire...
  • Birdapalooza birders can enjoy miles more Lake Apopka trails

    Birdapalooza birders can enjoy miles more Lake Apopka trails
    Now there are many more miles of trails for birders during Birdapalooza and Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Magnolia Park on the lake's eastern shore. The park is a trailhead for Lake Apopka Loop Trail, which used...
  • Floods follow Frances' deluge

    As Seminole County waited for the St. Johns River to crest in Sanford, homeowners throughout Central Florida saw their yards slowly fill with water from Hurricane Frances. Officials from the National Weather Service said the St. Johns -- which drains the...
  • At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn

    At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn
    The low growl, grunt and bark of alligators call out in the morning. Home of alligators, herons, ospreys, egrets and eagles, Lake Apopka is Florida's fourth-largest lake. The natural beauty belies the sad story of the lake. Once anglers visited, hoping...
  • Letters: Zimmerman, water quality, and government

    Help Zimmerman cope The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
  • The Green Builder Vision House highlights views of Lake Apopka

    The Green Builder Vision House highlights views of Lake Apopka
    Roberto and Cyndi Carrion designed their Montverde home to be a journey of sights and sounds: shimmering lake views, rough cypress ceilings, soothing water features and meditative silence. They built it to be strong and practical, with energy-efficient...
  • Forging an environmental friendship

    Forging an environmental friendship
    Roberto Carrion is expecting visitors to his new Lake County home early next year. In fact, he's expecting not one, not two, but thousands, even before he has had a chance to settle in. Although the three-level, lakefront home will be completed in mid-...
  • Owners asked for a pool design that's easy on the eyes and the environment

    What's most remarkable about Roberto and Cyndi Carrion's new pool in Montverde isn't its party-friendly design or even its eye-catching view of Lake Apopka — although those are noteworthy features. It's that the pool manages to be environmentally...
  • Lake County pool takes top award

    Lake County pool takes top award
    This is the stuff that swimming-pool dreams are made of. It has a vanishing edge that seems to disappear into Lake Apopka and a water level that gives the impression that it's even with the Turkish travertine deck. And it's lined with one-inch pieces...