| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Give Joe Labon a vehicle — a Ferrari or a Mercedes-Benz passenger van or even an old Chevy Caprice — and he'll find a way to soup it up, trick it out or simply make it more fun to drive.
He loves cars. Always has. When he was 15 years old,...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Seventeen CiCi’s Pizza locations are joining together to say “thank you” to their guests in the Orlando area this Friday.
All day Friday, Oct. 7, the below CiCi’s locations are offering a special $1.99 guest appreciation buffet...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Gatorland will give free admission to Florida teachers, plus one guest apiece, throughout September and October, the longstanding attraction announced Thursday.
Public- and private-school teachers must present a photo ID and pay stub from one of the...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 2:24 PM
As a gymnastics coach, Jaime Alberto Gomez believed in his young athletes when they could not believe in themselves. He taught them to eat right, stay in shape and confront their fears. He helped many people reach new heights, on and off the gymnastics...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Gatorland, the longtime attraction on South Orange Blossom Trail, has raised its ticket prices, effective Dec. 1. Admission is now $24.99 general, and $16.99 ages 3-12. That's a two-dollar increase in both categories.
But the wildlife-themed attraction...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Grown weary of Christmas traditions?
Well, far from traditional, "Wanzie's Glittering Star-Studded A Christmas Carol," may be just the thing to spike your eggnog. The conceit of Michael Wanzie's comic adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale is that an all-...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Gatorland, the longtime attraction on South Orange Blossom Trail, has reintroduced a Florida resident discount.
With proof of residency, Floridians can get general admission to the park for $14.99 ($9.99 ages 3-12). Normally, tickets are $22.99 general,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The alligators of Orange Blossom Trail are about to get new neighbors. Gatorland is adding an exhibit called Panther Springs, set to open in April.
The $200,000 attraction will feature a brother-sister pair of big cats named Neiko and Lucy, Florida...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:50 PM
In the affable off-Broadway docudrama "The Temperamentals," playwright Jon Marans sheds light on the earliest efforts to create an organization to advocate for gay rights.
Marans clearly had a great deal of affection for his major characters, and that...
| Mar 17, 2012
Dwight Howard stays
It may not be OK to admit this, but I've never been to a Magic game. However, over the past few months, I have been following the Dwight Howard saga — even reading the Sports section regularly to stay up on the latest twists and...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Residents of tourism meccas often trade stories of the surprising things visitors can do or say.
Years ago, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., for example, a tourist was overheard arguing with her companion about which buildings to visit. Most Williamsburg...