| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:08 AM
GrayRobinson, one of Orlando’s biggest law firms, is marking the expansion of its office space in downtown Orlando with a reception on May 15.
The firm has more than 80 attorneys in its main office overlooking Lake Eola at Capital Plaza Two, 301...
| 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...
| 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
| 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 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Old Florida National Bank said Wednesday it plans to complete its consolidation of New Traditions National Bank under a new name – Old Florida Bank – by year's end.
Old Florida National acquired New Traditions last fall in a $45 million...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office.
A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...