| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Envisioned as a benefit festival for veterans groups, VetFest USA is slated for Labor Day weekend in downtown Orlando. In a press conference today, organizers unveiled a schedule and map for the two-day festival at the "Underfour Church Street...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:36 AM
VetFest under I-4
An array of rock, country and Dixieland acts will provide the soundtrack for VetFest USA, a veterans appreciation street party 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the Underfour Church Street Amphitheater in Orlando.
| Jul 6, 2013
In the era of the International Space Station, there's still something humbling about looking at news reports of Charles Lindbergh's solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris in 1927.
Lindbergh is among the legendary aviation...
| 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...
| May 28, 2011
I think I just had a glimpse of my new backup plan.
There it was, right next to the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, in front of a gorgeous sunset at Mallory Square in Key West. And it was juggling for tips.
Specifically, I was watching street performer and...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:13 AM
The iconic 100-year-old steam engine that rested alongside Church Street Station for decades has made its way to its new home – the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum.
The switch engine was built around 1911 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"We call ourselves a 'minority majority village,'" said Eira Corral, village clerk of Hanover Park and the daughter of Mexican immigrants who raised their family here. From the conchinitos at the Panaderia El Amigo Bakery to the roti rolls at the JK Kabab...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Some places come and go, and we hardly notice. Others are around so long they weave themselves into our lives. They comfort us like a warm blanket.
And when they go, we feel like a piece of home is lost.
Many of us will feel that way when Brandywine's...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:03 AM
Add Orlando, Fla., to the cities bidding to host the ACC men’s basketball tournament for the first time.
Steve Hogan, the CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, said Thursday that Orlando wants to bring the event to its Amway Center, new home of the NBA&...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Orlando's famed aviator Joe Kittinger is helping another adventure trying to break a record that has stood for decades since Kittinger set it as one of the test pilots for the pre-space program days.
Last Thursday, March 15, Felix Baumgertner jumped from...
| Mar 16, 2011
A big year for the Fringe in 2002, as we continue our look back at 20 years of the festival: A new producer, new dates and a shocking start to the season. Before the 11th Orlando Fringe Festival got underway, it was a season of fire and ice. The “...