| May 28, 2014
| 10:48 AM
It seems like every time I drive through my neighborhood or past Lake Eola, I see a number of people out running, biking, jogging, pushing their child in a stroller, skateboarding, walking the dog -- doing anything.
Despite all of the activity and...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:21 PM
What makes a downtown cool?
Last week, Orlando city leaders announced plans to launch a yearlong initiative to make downtown Orlando a cool place to live, work and play. Certain cities across the country - Austin, Portland and Seattle - seem to have...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Paul Brinkmann, and I am your new business blogger here at the Orlando Sentinel.
I'll be blogging about everything business in Central Florida, from the people who make the deals to new ventures to local business...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
First, let's explain the concept of "Dance Walking." Based on a YouTube video gone viral, it's making a complete fool of yourself by dancing down a public street to music like Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and asking strangers to join in.
In the video, a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Say cheese Orlando, because I know we can do better than Detroit.
Earlier today, about 400 Detroit area residents stood in the cold on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts to take a group "selfie".
The photo gathering was part of Detroit Week,...
| 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...