| Jun 2, 2011
| 10:33 AM
August 2011: Mayor Dyer drops charges in homeless-feeding arrests
Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.
Jessica Cross, 24, Benjamin Markeson,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 5:09 PM
The anti-poverty group Food Not Bombs Thursday vowed to continue feeding the hungry in Orlando's signature park in spite of the arrest of three of its members Wednesday.
"I don't know why they're so threatened by people ladling out food," said Ben...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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.