| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:48 AM
It seems like every time I drive through my neighborhood or past Lake Eola, I see a number of people out running, biking, jogging, pushing their child in a stroller, skateboarding, walking the dog -- doing anything.
Despite all of the activity and...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the words of county singer Toby Keith, "I love this bar."
In the past year and a half as the Orlando Sentinel's night-life columnist, I've said those words more times than I can count. Restaurants, parks, housing: All are essential parts of a...
| 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 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...