| 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,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Jonathan Beaton is taking a big professional leap. The reporter for radio station WDBO, Orlando's News 96.5, is moving to television in West Palm Beach.
His final day at WDBO is Sept. 5. He starts at WPEC, the CBS affiliate, on Sept. 8.
| Aug 29, 2014
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE
The company holds performances at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando; Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; and The Center for Contemporary Dance, 3580 Aloma...
| 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....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Tech startup companies are popping up regularly in Orlando these days, but there’s still a feeling among some entrepreneurs that the broader business community isn’t as involved.
A new effort called Orlando Tech Week, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Mimicking a practice called ciclovia that started in Colombia and has spread across the globe, the state will close Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando to cars and trucks for most of Sunday.
The fourth-tenths of a mile stretch will...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is still working on their new 335-foot-tall Falcon's Fury to open at some point this spring, but to garner interest, the theme park put together a couple of videos to simulate what riding the drop ride would be like as if you...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:43 AM
These days, ringing cellphones create the biggest disturbance for theatergoers.
But back in the pioneer days of Orlando's cultural development — well, the 1980s, Shakespeare lovers faced interruption by ambulance sirens, shouting in the streets,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A mysterious, giant aluminum ball has appeared in downtown Orlando.
Local officials aren't saying much, and they've tried to hide it behind a construction fence. But it won't be the last strange object to show up downtown. It's the first of eight large-...