| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:01 AM
It's only days before Christmas, and the week after is New Year's celebrations, so I don't have any big art events scheduled for this week, which is actually a GOOD thing. Yes, you read that correctly. Sometimes (but not often!) it's good not to have...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Charter schools are the "fastest-growing sector of public education" in the country. And the Orange County school district ties for 10th nationally for "highest growth" in charter school enrollment the past two years, a new study shows.
The study by the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Lake Eola Park's new green addition on the park's east side has been complete since midsummer, replacing houses that dated from 1915 to 1930.
For some neighbors and fans of the iconic Orlando park, it was tough to see the houses go. It would have hurt...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:54 PM
According to these owners, the food is great if you and your pup are sharing a plate.
Teak Neighborhood Grill
6400 Time Square Ave Orlando, FL 32835
The lowdown from a dog owner: "When visiting Orlando recently,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
I love my iPhone. I am an early adopter and already on my third iPhone.
But I've always believed that, with the exception of Apple die-hards like me, most people don't really know much about their phones. Many of the new features Apple touts, I have...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition combines the fun of watching Central Florida’s finest chefs in a kitchen showdown with the opportunity to sample culinary creations and signature cocktails from some of the finest local culinary...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:49 PM
I walked with Purple Pride last Saturday morning at Lake Eola, honoring my late mother and her five-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. I was joined by 1,668 more supporters, all walking to honor a loved one or dear friend.
A few nights later, I...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
All right, Orlando, I know works of public art don't usually get as warm a welcome around this city as, say, the latest Wawa opening.
We mocked the Tower of Light in front of City Hall by likening it to asparagus. And a pricey bronze frog may have...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Normally the big art happenings occur during the weekend, with a smattering of smaller ones during the week. That trend reverses this week, which makes it easier for you to attend more than one event.
The big reveal
Arguably the biggest event in...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
According to Gallup, the approval rating for Congress just dropped to a new low: 9 percent.
Obviously these folks need some PR help.
But trying to accentuate the positives of something with 9 percent popularity is like trying to find an upside to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:09 PM
When it comes to milestone birthdays, blackjack and a successful album by Adele, 21 is a magical number.
But if we're talking raises for elected officials at a time when many people just feel lucky to be employed?
Suddenly, 21 isn't so delightful....