| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Today's column is all about the people who make Orlando what it is.
I call them local characters.
Over the weekend, Sam Behr of "Tires ain't pretty" fame died and it got me thinking. Who are the people today who are leaving a big impression like Sam...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:18 AM
The Orlando Aviation Authority is set to recognize an Orlando priest for his work with travelers at the city's main airport, the Diocese of Orlando said today.
Father Robert Susann has ministered to airport staffers, airline staff and passengers for a...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:25 PM
SunRail commuter trains won't start running through the Orlando area for at least another year, but already some Seminole County officials envision extending the system to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
That would mean a traveler could someday...
| May 12, 2013
My expectations are rarely high for restaurants in airport hotels. The emphasis is often sustenance for transient visitors, not a taste of local flavor.
So when Crimson Tavern opened inside the Orlando Airport Marriott with a focus on sourcing local...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:38 AM
After a shakeout in recent years, Central Florida's laser eye-surgery technology industry – once bustling with many companies – has only a few left today. But one of them, LensAR Inc., is gaining prominence on a global scale.
| Nov 3, 2013
Open since 2010, Nona Tap Room has been drawing beer fans for the staggering 50 beers on draft. But food is no afterthought here. The menu is one of Central Florida's best, according to Orlando Sentinel readers who voted the east Orange County watering...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Qdoba Mexican Grill has closed in Maitland. There are six remaining franchises in Central Florida including Orlando International Airport, 1 Airport Blvd. in Orlando; 380 S. State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs; 423 N. Alafaya Trail in Orlando; UCF Student...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Southwest Airlines introduced its first international destinations Monday, with flights that will start July 1.
The Dallas-based airline will fly once a week from Orlando International Airport to Aruba and daily from OIA to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The...
| Feb 20, 2013
The Florida Senate’s Finance and Tax subcommittee plans to scrutinize a dozen different tax-incentive programs this afternoon. The list includes several programs that have been the subject of Orlando Sentinel stories in recent months. Among them: ...
| Mar 18, 2013
Orlando International Airport officials are dusting off decade-old plans for a new $2.1 billion second complete terminal saying that they need to get moving soon if it will be ready in time to meet needs, but they're careful not to say the need has...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:17 AM
JetBlue Airways on Tuesday launched its Cabin Fever sale with fares ranging from $50-160 one way from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The special Web fares must be purchased before 11:59 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 23 and are valid for travel...