| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:06 PM
One hundred years ago this month, Seminole County shook off the reins of Orange County and took charge of its own destiny.
To mark its centennial, I asked you all to help me come up with a list of 100 things people love about Seminole County. Thanks...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House easily passed a measure to repeal a statewide septic tank inspection program that the Legislature passed in 2010. The measure repeals a law sponsored by former state Sen. Lee Constantine, R-Altamonte Springs,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Gary Green spends a peaceful morning on the Wekiva River....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
United We Serve is a phrase coined by our President, designed to push all of us to get more involved with our communities. Every year our national federation— the College Democrats of America (CDA)—reiterates this phrase with CDA Service Week,...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.
| May 10, 2012
| 4:22 AM
This young cub wanted a taste of city nightlife.
A young male between 2 and 3-years-old weighing 200-250 lbs. was doing what all young male bears must do: Striking out on his own, looking for a new home, when he ended up in downtown Orlando, two blocks...
| Sep 1, 2012
No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes.
It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:20 PM
From bald eagles to manatees and just about everything in between, I have a fascination with all kinds of wildlife. My home in Seminole County borders the Wekiva River Basin and in the recent years I’ve captured images of a female black bear and...
| Nov 11, 2012
What does "forever" mean?
For Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the definition likely won't be the same as yours. His idea of the "Florida Forever" land-buying conservation program is more like "Florida Until I Say Otherwise."
And now he has said otherwise....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Just after dusk this week, a Florida black bear emerged from a wooded area with two cubs following close behind on a evening stroll. These two adorable bear cubs were very inquisitive about checking out their new surroundings.
They attempted to climb a...