| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Patti LaBelle tripped over her flowing outfit, and WFTV-Channel 9 lost its signal at Lake Eola. There's nothing quite like live television on the Fourth of July.
LaBelle didn't fall. She collected herself, put her soulful stamp on "Over the Rainbow" and...
| 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...