| Jun 2, 2011
There are times when the view from a restaurant's dining room can upstage the kitchen's best efforts. It's a bonus that ups the ambience for wonderful eateries and that little something extra that can make an OK destination over-the-top.
It is a "myth...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Orlando continues to make worldwide news.
Here's the headline from London's Daily Mail: "Please don't feed the homeless: Good Samaritans ARRESTED and facing jail ... for handing out food."
It'll be fun to see how Visit Orlando spins that into an...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Historically speaking, Orlando got a late start in golf.
The sport didn't arrive in Central Florida until 1893, when English businessman Leslie Pell-Clarke had six holes carved out around the northwest shore of Lake Eola. It only lasted a decade or so,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
As two men in their twenties played Frisbee nearby, Vietnam veteran Grant McKenzie knelt down searching for his friend's name. He couldn't find the Marine's name so he asked if I could help.
As I browsed over the names that seemed to run together on...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 8:16 AM
If you've been following the photography of Team Florida 360 on OrlandoSentinel.com during our 2011 blog debut, you've seen us apply various cool technologies to capture compelling visuals and dynamic storytelling throughout the year.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Mayor Buddy Dyer has become an international villain in his battle with Food Not Bombs.
These good souls are trying to feed the hungry. And then Buddy, who looks as if he never let a plate of barbecue ribs pass by untouched, has them arrested for the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:59 AM
Orlando Police Department said officers arrested Geffre Peter Smart, 24, early this morning for allegedly stealing one of the iconic swans from Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The cops were able to track Smart by following...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:44 PM
When students at 13 Orange County elementary schools head back to class next week, they'll find a new, experimental feature on campus — a food pantry to help desperate families.
The "Love Pantry" program, funded by a $28,000 grant from First...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Analysts found Orlando-based Darden Restaurants' expected first-quarter earnings surprisingly low, but they still had generally positive views of the company's performance.
Darden said last week it expects earnings per share of 78 cents. Several analysts...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Occupy Orlando demonstrator Tina Houser said she can't figure out the Orlando police.
"You never know what the cops are going to do," said Houser, 21.
For the first few nights of the two-week-old protest at downtown's Sen. Beth Johnson Park, Houser...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Enough already with news of the frustrating. There's a lot to love about this place we call home.
So for Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share with you 100 things about Central Florida that I'm thankful for.
Finding 100 was easy. In fact, after...