| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:49 PM
As a general rule, helicopter parents do more harm than good to their children. They hover over every test score, every project, every honors club application.
Kids need to struggle from time to time. They need to experience failure so they can figure...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Workforce One and Workforce Alliance, workforce boards in Broward and Palm Beach counties, could lose local control, if proposed state legislation continues to gain steam. Florida's latest legislative session kicked off on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:14 PM
At 48, after a potpourri of jobs including movie ticket-taker, restaurant server and car stereo installer, Bob Schmerling now works full time in a call center of a major retailer. He lives in a studio apartment, does not have cable TV, pays for his own...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Lo que nunca en su vida imaginó Ivette Bova es que al despertar en una mañana de abril del año pasado, con tan sólo 31 años, iba a sufrir un ataque al corazón.
Tras ser transportada de emergencia, ya en la cama del hospital, mientras toda su vida le...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:52 PM
University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:33 AM
A crew of Palm Coast city workers witnessed their full-sized four door dually truck — that's a pick-up truck that has dual rear tires on each side — which was pulling a large trailer, drive off without them on Wednesday afternoon, according to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:58 AM
Does Florida Power & Light really need to boost base rates $690 million a year?
Opponents of the increase, including consumer groups and advocates, are gearing up to fight the proposal at hearings next month. They said FPL's annual profit increased...
| Dec 7, 2012
Imagine playing Santa to 300 little ones — each of them hurting in some way.
There is the 15-year-old basketball standout whose mother and sister moved to Louisiana without telling her, abandoning her.
There is the infant born eight weeks ago...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
The 65th season of the Mount Dora Players serves up music, nostalgia, romance, comedy and suspense. Performances are at the newly renovated Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora.
Things got off to a musical start with a well-...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Harbor House of Central Florida today announced it won a $5,000 grant from the Institute of Medicine and the Avon Foundation for Women for increasing domestic violence awareness.
The application, built in 2011 by local app development firm Echo...