| 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...
| 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 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,...
| 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.