| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:33 AM
New to the Central Florida zip line scene is Zip Orlando, which started operating out of Kissimmee last month. The name may sound metropolitan, but the setting is definitely rural and a bit of a trip back in Florida history.
After checking in at an...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:06 AM
From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel.
Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Fuddy Meers is just the right sort of show to help Parliament House's Footlight Theater, best known for drag shows and gay-themed entertainment, branch out into full-length, more-mainstream fare.
An R-rated comedy full of wacky characters seen through...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Things are, well, zipping right along for new Central Florida zipline attractions. Zip Orlando has opened for business in Kissimmee, and Gatorland has set a date for the opening of its Screamin' Gator Zip Line.
The Zip Orlando course is located...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:28 PM
An Orlando teen was arrested on a murder charge today in connection to a triple shooting at the InTown Suites last month.
Tovaris Antonio Grant, 18, was booked into the Orange County Jail this afternoon on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Gatorland is making final preparations for the debut of its Screamin' Gator Zip Line, an aerial cable course that skirts the edges – and flies over animal habitats – of the theme park. Its official opening date is June 16, but the website says it's...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:51 AM
A man was found dead after a shooting near South Orange Blossom Trail this morning.
The victim, Demetric A. Davis, 27, was shot outside of 1301 Givens Street around 2:42 a.m., according toOrlando Police.
Officers were called to the area after a report...
| 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,...
| 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...