| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's 58th concert season will open with an Oct. 12 concert featuring all four of the FSYO's ensembles. The show will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 12, a Sunday, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Orlando developer Mark Kinchla has started converting the former United Pentecostal Church in Lake Eola Heights into townhomes.
Kinchla bought the church, 331 Cathcart Ave., for $562,500 in June from the Diocese of Orlando. The plan is to put five...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Talk about a captive — and expansive — audience.
Lincoln Property Co. is seeking new artwork for its six-story murals on the One Eleven Building, a 31-story office, retail and residential high-rise overlooking Lake Eola in downtown Orlando....
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...