| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Just before Christmas I received an e-mail from a local bank vice president with the subject line, "Farewell."
The latest casualty of a rotten economy making an attempt at gracefully announcing his "pursuit of another endeavor," I thought.
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It takes a special breed to be considered worthy of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Commitment, sacrifice and perseverance are key attributes. It also helps if you are a darn good football player.
Nate Ozdemir is certainly the type.
"I've been playing G.I....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Orlando cops say Lawrence Labonte, 51, committed a foul act: He is accused of deliberately allowing his dog to attack one of the iconic swans at Lake Eola Park, valued at $500, which later had to be euthanized, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:43 AM
These days, ringing cellphones create the biggest disturbance for theatergoers.
But back in the pioneer days of Orlando's cultural development — well, the 1980s, Shakespeare lovers faced interruption by ambulance sirens, shouting in the streets,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A mysterious, giant aluminum ball has appeared in downtown Orlando.
Local officials aren't saying much, and they've tried to hide it behind a construction fence. But it won't be the last strange object to show up downtown. It's the first of eight large-...
| Sep 12, 2013
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater opens "The Taming of the Shrew" this Friday, Sept. 13, as the first Shakespearean production of its 25th season. The play has significance for the troupe: It was the first play performed in 2001 when the Shakes moved into...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Jim Helsinger has been waiting.
Helsinger, artistic director of Orlando Shakespeare Theater, knew there had to be just the right moment to revive "The Taming of the Shrew."
Now, the moment is here: William Shakespeare's popular battle-of-the-sexes...