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Logging on to the behemoth social-media site Facebook, I can become overwhelmed. I see a picture of a dear cousin I need to write. Ah, the guilt. I see, in the stack of ads at right, a picture of a celebrity and the question "Is 60 the new 40?" Ah, the...
There are several great events across Central Florida on Friday night and many more throughout the week. You won't be able to attend all the opening receptions tonight, but fortunately these shows will hang around for awhile. Florida Craftsmen puts on...
Memo to the Pond Scum Terrorists, or whatever you are calling yourselves these days: You don't win. Prepare for payback. Baseball bats. Hockey pucks. Bouncing basketballs. Footballs flying in the air. Boxing gloves going tap-tap-tap. Pick any sport...
April blooms with historical fun, as Lake Eola Heights neighbors present their biannual garden tour Sunday, April 21, and Marks Street Elementary School alumni gather Saturday, April 27, to share memories. 'The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando'...
On a recent morning walk, my heart sank as I passed a massive pile of boards, the remains of a two-story wooden building that had stood for almost a century. It was the last of the Orlando houses dubbed the "Lake Eola Five" to succumb to the bulldozer....
To appreciate just how badly state and local officials want to lure well-paying jobs to Florida, consider the case of Colt's Manufacturing Co. In 2011, officials promised $1.6 million in incentives to the iconic gun company, as part of a deal to open...
The IRS is inundated with ID theft and tax fraud. Its response is we're going to do something about it. Why wait? When the Florida legislators finish with their improvements in education, they will have to triple the salaries and benefits of good...
Zilly Bee Café and The Egg and I offer the breakfast and lunch crowd two new options within the downtown Orlando dining district. Zilly Bee has made a swell home in the space formerly occupied by the Breakfast Club. There's a coffee bar upfront and a...
Read as many press releases for nightclub openings as I do and a certain tone emerges. You start to picture Orlando's downtown scene as a hyperactive teenager. More important, you start to ask what that teenager wants to be when they grow up. And the...
The corks will pop and the food will sizzle when the Downtown Food & Wine Fest gets under way this weekend. One of Orlando's signature events, the gathering is in its fifth year. Located at Lake Eola on Robinson Street in downtown Orlando, the two-day...
Just before Christmas I received an e-mail from a local bank vice president with the subject line, "Farewell." The latest casualty of a rotten economy making an attempt at gracefully announcing his "pursuit of another endeavor," I thought. Until I...
Downtown Disney could be on a roll again. Splitsville Luxury Lanes brings a spark of activity that's both retro and modern to the West End of the shopping and entertainment complex. The bowling alley/eatery stays lively through the day and into the...
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