| 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 3, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Free fireworks with the philharmonic at the fountain on the Fourth.
Sounds fun? You bet. But watch for traffic as well as road closures, detour signs, police and parking assistants.
The city's Fireworks at the Fountain in downtown's Lake Eola Park draws...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:16 PM
After the fireworks show at Lake Eola this Fourth of July, middle-school teacher Thomas Rebman plans to kiss his wife, hug his stepson and venture off into a 30-day odyssey of homelessness with nothing more than an ID card, his iPhone and a charger....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Jessica Camilo and Hollie Henry claimed a grassy spot close to the water at Lake Eola Park on Friday — an ideal location for watching fireworks.
Among the first Fourth of July revelers to arrive, the friends were prepared for rainy weather with...
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The Stars and Stripes swarmed downtown Orlando.
They arrived in the form of capes and headbands, pants and scarves; worn by children and 20-somethings, middle aged men and women.
Thousands of U.S. fans wearing the American flag packed onto the Wall...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:11 AM
United Arts of Central Florida has named the local recipients of more than $24,000 in its Artists in Communities Grants program.
Recipients were drawn from 19 Central Florida applicants seeking funding for projects in the fields of literature, film...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Mikael Audebert is a man on a mission – actually, two important missions.
One is to help organize a special event on Saturday, July 5, starting at 7 p.m., called Dinner & Fireworks, which will be held at Gaston Edwards Park on Lake Ivanhoe. The...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Check out festivals and events in July across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...