| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
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),...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:06 PM
In a primary marked by low turnout, Orange County voters elected Commissioner Jennifer Thompson to a second term Tuesday and sent two other commission races to Nov. 4 runoffs.
Thompson will represent District 4 in southeast Orange County for another...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WHAT: The Crealde School of Art's "Lake Harvest" exhibit is on view for the first time in Winter Garden.
Through photos, "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka" documents the lives of those who...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The Crealdé School of Art moves into its 40th year with a full slate of professional and student artist exhibitions, old favorites such as the annual holiday sale and special exhibits saluting the school's anniversary, Lake Apopka farmworkers and the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Avian Pointe, a new residential community proposed for Apopka's west side, was drafted with the city's future in mind.
The 95-acre project, unveiled to the public this week, would sit near State Road 429 just two miles from the future site of Florida...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...