| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Seven years ago, Central Florida leaders vowed to end homelessness.
They did not. In fact, things got worse.
While leaders in other cities took meaningful action and saw homeless numbers shrink, our leaders squabbled, wrung their hands and tried to...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:07 PM
A new pro-football league may be coming to Orlando. Please do not stop if you've read this before.
In the not-so-illustrious footsteps of the Thunder, Rage, Tuskers, Panthers, Renegades and Blazers, here come the Orlando Sentinels.
If that sounds...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:48 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Jessica June Eiler Muvdi, una hermosa niña de largos cabellos dorados, víctima de una leucemia muy agresiva, dejó este mundo con tan sólo 7 años de edad. Pero su partida no fue en vano.
Tras el impacto de perder a Jessica en...
| Oct 4, 2014
If you're interested in booking an event at Lake Eola Park, you're likely to see a figurative "No Vacancy" sign.
Orlando's signature park has become a victim of its own success, and weekends are so crowded with charity walks, food tastings, a farmer's...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...