| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown.
Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space.
"If you ask me...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A dip into the Flashback mailbag yields letters about exotic architecture in Tampa, railroad nicknames near and far, and a favorite old-Orlando subject: doughnuts.
Turrets in Tampa?
"Have you ever researched the main building at the University of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| Dec 11, 2013
In Michael Yormark's vision for his corner of Broward County, a night on the town would include a big-name concert and a bite to eat or a nightcap with a little gambling. A hotel would be handy for tourists.
Not unlike what's available at the Seminole...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, and galleries to see absolutely free.
HOLIDAY SPOTLIGHT FREEBIE!
This week’s Spotlight Freebie is Tuba Christmas this...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Step inside the former OUC headquarters on South Orange Avenue, and you might never know that this 1960s-era building is where many Orlandoans once went to pay their electric bills.
It is now the newly opened Aloft hotel, home to 118 rooms, a chic lobby...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Casino giants laying the groundwork for Florida expansion are suggesting Orlando is fading as a bastion for resistance.
But critics are claiming they're also creating a mirage by suggesting voters now prefer local votes to authorize...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Don't head to the new downtown Aloft hotel in hopes of checking out its restaurant. There isn't one.
The newest addition to Orlando's lodging scene said it purposefully left out a full-service dining option. The hotel has a lobby bar called w xyz Bar,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Most people probably wouldn't consider downtown Miami's Omni neighborhood an especially dangerous place. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, the area is home to sleek condominium skyscrapers, a $470 million performing-arts center and the historic Miami Women's...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The final Duck March at the Peabody Orlando Hotel on International Drive will take place today at 5 p.m., according to a news release.
Guests are invited to the final march before the hotel changes ownership to Hyatt Hotels on Oct. 1.
When the hotel...