| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:29 AM
I'm loving all the public art around Central Florida.
It comes in all forms — sculptures, murals, assemblages, earthworks, mosaics, yarn-bombing, even topiaries — and can be found almost anywhere.
Downtown Orlando and the nearby Mills 50...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...