| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Map markers are approximate. See location websites, listed below and when clicking the markers, for specific...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The coming week's lineup includes Fourth of July celebrations, the second episode of "Under the Dome" and a terrific documentary called "Gideon's Army," which has a local connection.
UPDATED: Television will celebrate the nation's birthday in a big...
| Jul 7, 2013
A summer dip into the Flashbag mailbag begins with a memory of swimming in Orlando's lakes Rowena and Estelle about 1950.
"Most people around here don't realize what a wonderful little city we had, a great place to grow up....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
To appreciate just how badly state and local officials want to lure well-paying jobs to Florida, consider the case of Colt's Manufacturing Co.
In 2011, officials promised $1.6 million in incentives to the iconic gun company, as part of a deal to open...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Percy Riva found his camera near the Orlando Public Library. Kelsey Godfrey spotted hers while shopping along Park Avenue in Winter Park. Others were in places such as the downtown Lynx bus station and Downtown Credo coffee shop in College Park.
| Jun 20, 2013
|| Cities || Annual % Chng || Apart- ment Rents ($) || House Rents ($) ||
|| Altamonte Spring || 4.5 || 1,213 || 1,542 ||
|| Apopka || 3.9 || 948 || 976 ||
|| Casselberry || 3.4 || 1,293 || 1,376 ||
|| Citrus Ridge || 13.5 || 1,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Terrell Owens has a reputation: Diva, ego-maniac, a me-me-me guy.
Say what you will about him, but make sure to also include this undeniable label:
He is a fighter on the front lines of noble causes.
Owens began the good fight in his rookie season...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:12 PM
If you want to help the victims of this week's massive tornado in Oklahoma but haven't yet had a chance, don't worry. Relief efforts are still being organized -- and disaster workers say aid will be needed for the long run.
Consider that seven months...
| May 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Logging on to the behemoth social-media site Facebook, I can become overwhelmed. I see a picture of a dear cousin I need to write. Ah, the guilt. I see, in the stack of ads at right, a picture of a celebrity and the question "Is 60 the new 40?" Ah, the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:46 AM
With July 4 landing on a Thursday this year, it is easy to put together a four-day getaway that costs us only one workday. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in the Fourth festivities is appealing to you, here are some popular...