| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:29 AM
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far."
— Theodore Roosevelt
I recently visited Jim and Linda Mackey on their 37th wedding anniversary. The two lovebirds live in Hobart. Linda is from the southeast side of Chicago and attended Bowen...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Why should I pay to park my car in front of my house ("Residents near Balboa Village polled on parking," Feb. 20)? I've lived here for 40 years and now the city wants to charge me to park my car. Ridiculous. It's the principle of the thing.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:31 AM
At the Mount Dora/Eustis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, the goal is teaching students self-protection.
The academy, which has been in business for a year, recently moved from Mount Dora to 2750 Dillard Road, Suites 9 and 10, Eustis. It's run by the...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:19 PM
I enjoyed Michael Miller's piece in the Independent on sensei Fumio Demura (Life & Arts, Feb. 19). He's a wonderful teacher who finds the fun in learning the discipline and understands respect for the martial arts.
It's been well past three decades since...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:01 PM
The Golf Mill Shopping Center held its first ever Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday, Feb 19.
The event included a performance by Chicago-based Yelin Korean Traditional Drum Troupe, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration by Golf Mill's Shim's Martial Arts...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Jude Ferguson hears it often, from parents who’d love to have someplace to take their kids after school, to something that will keep them active and fully engaged.
“Some parents want something that can put some discipline in their child&...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:09 PM
When you've taught as long as Fumio Demura, you get elaborate anniversary parties. And distinguished guests.
The 76-year-old karate master, who runs the Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International dojo across the street from Santa Ana College, will...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:31 AM
A 64-year old Tinley Park man threatened to "spit on" and "fight" a village public works snowplow driver while making "a karate-style motion" during a dispute, according to a police report.
The "karate" incident occurred about 10 a.m. Feb. 3, although...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Using flattery and a 12-year-old girl's love of poetry, a former South Florida martial arts instructor lured the child into a sexual relationship.
On Friday, Alexander Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and supervision for the rest of...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:03 AM
MOUNT DORA — A variety of approaches to getting and staying fit and healthy will be the focus of the second annual Mount Dora Health and Fitness Expo, bringing together area businesses and organizations geared toward building a strong and well...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Bob White's Karate Studio in Costa Mesa will present its 10th annual invitational karate tournament in March.
The event at Edison High School in Huntington Beach will be held from March 20 to 22. Net proceeds will benefit Royal Family Kids, a nonprofit...