| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
You can help find a cure for two illnesses while stretching your legs at Lake Eola two times this month.
Walk to Defeat ALS: The 1.3-mile walk to benefit amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Today 4th and 5th grade students from the Lake Eola Charter School were invited to a big cat clinic with trainer and presenter Alexander Lacey, who would give them a demonstration on the training and care of lions and tigers traveling with the Ringling...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:47 AM
I love this time of year. The shadows are longer. The highlights warmer. I love the deep blue skies. I love the way the sun hovers just above the horizon like the land of the midnight sun. January may have the best light of the year in Central Florida....