| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:29 AM
I'm loving all the public art around Central Florida.
It comes in all forms — sculptures, murals, assemblages, earthworks, mosaics, yarn-bombing, even topiaries — and can be found almost anywhere.
Downtown Orlando and the nearby Mills 50...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Wearing red bandannas around their arms and carrying signs that said "Stop institutional racism," about 50 people gathered at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando to protest police brutality and the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:48 AM
With July 4 landing very conveniently on a Friday this year, it is easy to declare your independence and put together a three-day getaway to celebrate our nation’s freedom –and our own. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Patti LaBelle tripped over her flowing outfit, and WFTV-Channel 9 lost its signal at Lake Eola. There's nothing quite like live television on the Fourth of July.
LaBelle didn't fall. She collected herself, put her soulful stamp on "Over the Rainbow" and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The Trader Joe's stuff is almost too much this week, but there's no denying that people are interested. Stories on our website about the first store in the Orlando market are well read and get lots of social media shares.
I toured the store, 131 North...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
I often run or walk at Orlando’s Lake Eola, a magnet for folks of all fitness levels, but I sometimes exercise at other local lakes popular for fitness. Orlando has several: Lake Ivanhoe, with a trail, volleyball court and exercise stations; Lake...
| Jun 30, 2014
When the heat soars to a sizzle, more and more Central Floridians are reaching for artisanal frozen pops to cool off.
From store fronts to market shelves to food-truck rallies, a new generation of pop makers is creating treats far beyond anything the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Old Florida National Bank said Wednesday it plans to complete its consolidation of New Traditions National Bank under a new name – Old Florida Bank – by year's end.
Old Florida National acquired New Traditions last fall in a $45 million...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:56 PM
If you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, where's a good place to find like-minded folks? That's easy: Sports groups. Central Florida boasts ones for all interests. Want to run or walk? Orlando Front Runners & Walkers meets three times a week at...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:08 PM
There's a lot of beauty pageants that clamber for your attention throughout the year, and the latest is the Miss Florida USA pageant, which will crown a new Miss Florida USA this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.
There are 70 contestants from around the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Happy 238th birthday, America!
Television will celebrate the Fourth of July on Friday with big names and big specials.
"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" will offer what NBC bills as "the nation's largest display of patriotic firepower." In...