| 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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...
| 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.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Young swan cygnets travel with their mother on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Lake Eola Park's manager says 25 baby swans have been born this spring. They include the first group of whooper swans to ever hatch at the park.
| 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 4, 2012
| 4:41 PM
If you're looking to grab a piece of the historic Lake Eola Fountain, you might need to act soon.
Orlando officials say the seafoam-green souvenirs made from the replaced fountain shell and shaped like a fountain or swan have been selling steadily. The...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:56 AM
In the 20 days since Trayvon Martin was killed, his parents said, their trust in the Sanford Police Department has disappeared.
Tracy Martin, father of the slain teen, told reporters today he felt "betrayed" by law enforcement investigating his son's...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Palm tree? Check. Skyline? Check. Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away. Location, location, location.
When I was planning my...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Lake Eola in the heart of downtown Orlando, is also known as “Swan Central.” The lake is loaded with a variety of swans, trumpeter swans , whooper swans, Australian black swans, royal mute swans and black neck swans.
“We have fifty...
| 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....