| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:20 AM
The old phrase is that anyone who wants to have a great night on the town can “paint the town red.” Carol Wick, though, has a different color - and general concept - in mind.
What she's hoping is that she can convince the entire community,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Wherever you are, there's bound to be a rainbow of activities on the roster during October's Come Out With Pride festival.
Gay Days may fill up Orlando's theme parks in June with equality and fun-seeking members of the LGBT spectrum, but the Pride...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The parking lot next to Lake Concord Park in Casselberry was both busy and nearly silent Saturday morning during the National Drive Electric Day car show.
It was busy because electric- and hybrid-car enthusiasts came out despite steady rain, but...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:49 PM
The fourth annual Barktoberfest, an Orange County Animal Services adoption event, will return Saturday to Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.
More than 20 area pet rescue groups will attend the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Citizen of the world
I graduated from West Orange High School in 1989. In my three years there, I learned from many wonderful teachers, but Dr. Irene Earls was the one who had the greatest impact on my development as a citizen of the world.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The Zebra Run 5K at Lake Eola at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, benefits Orlando's Zebra Coalition Youth Center for LGBT young people. The race is part of Come Out With Pride Weekend and will feature "eccentric and zany entertainment." Entry fee is $25 till...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Some like it hot, like it is today. And for some, it's not hot enough.
"The hotter the better," said Joe Pabon, unfazed by the recent heat wave.
Pabon moved to Orlando in 1986 from New York City. What he likes best about Central Florida is how long it...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Her snout is caked in dirt.
"Keep it moving, little momma," says Mike Padovano, tugging at the leash connected to her pink harness.
But Sunny, a 15-month-old small-breed pig, pays little attention, instead squealing every few seconds and pushing her...
| 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 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,...