| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Oakland Nature Preserve: Trained specialist Shane Overstreet will lead this free walk at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, on the preserve's boardwalk to the shore of Lake Apopka and will explore the park's upland trails. The preserve is at 747 Machete Trail,...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:22 AM
If you want a night out with no frills, there's nothing quite as reliable or unfrilly as a strip-mall bar. The modern equivalent of a warm campfire, these unpretentious nooks are the best way to take the temperature of a community, especially in the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
President Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:39 PM
TALLAHASSEE — In the House District 45 primary, Democratic voters tapped Randolph Bracy III, 35, a charter-school employee and son of Randolph Bracy Jr., the well-known senior pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando and former chair of...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:45 PM
This 4-mile section opened in 2012 and runs northwest along the lake from Magnolia Park in Orange County. It's the black line at lower right on the map is this segment. The first half-mile is paved; the rest runs atop a levee and is crushed limerock...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:03 AM
BEACH N’ BOARDS FEST: surfing tournaments, films and activites: today-Sunday; Shepard Park Beach, State Road 520 at the Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach; free; 321-799-8820.
BIKE WEEK: city-wide motorcycle festival: daily through March 17;...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
The comet Pan-Starrs had been seen in the southern hemisphere and now was now moving to the north. Predictions said you might be able to see it with the naked eye and NASA said March 12-13 would be the best time because the location would be below a...
| Feb 24, 2013
This is the time of year when state Sen. Alan Hays usually tries to turn one of his extreme opinions into law by filing a bill that the Legislature has to consider with a straight face.
Session 2013: The Umatilla Republican does not disappoint.
| Dec 5, 2012
Here's a partial victory for those who speak up and carry on at government meetings.
Staffers at the St. Johns River Water Management District were recommending that board members sell 800 acres east of Eustis because it's "surplus." The land would have...
| Nov 11, 2012
What does "forever" mean?
For Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the definition likely won't be the same as yours. His idea of the "Florida Forever" land-buying conservation program is more like "Florida Until I Say Otherwise."
And now he has said otherwise....