| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Vic Braden wasn't easy to slow down. Wherever tennis was being played or needed to be taught, Braden was there. That was especially the case around Southern California, where he made his headquarters, ran his camps, developed his teaching-tennis videos...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Books and flowers were among life's greatest joys for Donna Schmaltz, and the Oviedo resident worked hard to spread her passion for them to others.
"She grew all sorts of amazing and beautiful things," said daughter Victoria Scott of Orlando.
| Oct 25, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Much is written about the good-health powers of gardening.
Gardening's physical activities – mowing, weeding, planting and raking – exercise muscles, burn calories and reduce stress.
"Gardening is one of the best stress-relieving...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 12:44 PM
In Poquoson, York/Poquoson master gardeners are creating yet another learning garden for community education and enjoyment.
In 1994, York master gardeners established a learning garden adjacent to the county complex on Goodwin Neck Road off Route 17...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:40 PM
When the iconic actor, director and artist Dennis Hopper died in 2010 at the age of 74, his family discovered that he was something of a pack rat.
"After he died, there were so many things we found — his film awards, his collection of movies he...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If you love butterflies and want to see more of them, right outside your patio door, you live in the right place.
South Florida is home to a wide array of native plants that attract the wondrous creatures, and its tropical climate means butterfly...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Zambia, Thailand and Bermuda are just a few of the far-flung locales that Randy Stephens frequented as a commercial airline pilot.
The Mount Dora resident couldn't get enough of flying — he also loved to soar above the clouds in his Cessna 180...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The days remaining to finish up this year's garden chores are dwindling. It has been a really pleasant fall, but the nice weather won't last much longer. Most likely there are a few final tasks that need to be attended to before winter weather sets in. We...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:40 PM
"Go make history," U.S. Park Ranger Michael Croll said.
Over the side of his boat, men in wet suits played with meters and tested goggles. They bobbed up and down in a metal-colored ooze, the surface of which reflected the autumnal foliage of the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Andy Phan sauntered up to a pingpong table about 7 a.m. at the senior center in Monterey Park. Quickly, he shooed away two other players.
Phan, 76, is one of the center's best. He's known for an aggressive power game and a spin shot with a nasty,...
| Oct 5, 2014
•Holiday Shopping in New York, Chelsea Market and Rockefeller Center, Dec. 1. $38. Morning Angels, Camille, 908-387-0001.
•Amish Homestead Tour, National Christmas Center, meal at Fulton Steamboat, Dec. 4. $80. Deadline: Nov. 9....