| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2004
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...
| Feb 17, 2008
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...
| Nov 11, 2007
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-...
| Mar 9, 2008
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...
| Mar 9, 2008
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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
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...