| 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,...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Bernard Morris will look to join an exclusive club Sunday.
Current members include Ben Bennett, Connell Maynor, Pat O'Hara and Joe Hamilton. The club does not have a name or a proper meeting place, but those men are linked by a shared experience.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Elana Goldstein, 18, went to Israel last month for what's called a "birthright trip": a subsidized visit available to anyone with at least one Jewish parent.
She was greeted with air-raid sirens and exploding rockets.
Another Central Florida woman,...
| 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
| 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...
| 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 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...