| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
As two men in their twenties played Frisbee nearby, Vietnam veteran Grant McKenzie knelt down searching for his friend's name. He couldn't find the Marine's name so he asked if I could help.
As I browsed over the names that seemed to run together on...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...
| Mar 9, 2013
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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Orlando cops say Lawrence Labonte, 51, committed a foul act: He is accused of deliberately allowing his dog to attack one of the iconic swans at Lake Eola Park, valued at $500, which later had to be euthanized, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It takes a special breed to be considered worthy of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Commitment, sacrifice and perseverance are key attributes. It also helps if you are a darn good football player.
Nate Ozdemir is certainly the type.
"I've been playing G.I....
| Mar 1, 2013
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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.
| Feb 22, 2013
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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Lake Eola in the heart of downtown Orlando, is also known as “Swan Central.” The lake is loaded with a variety of swans, trumpeter swans , whooper swans, Australian black swans, royal mute swans and black neck swans.
“We have fifty...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:37 AM
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...