| 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.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Tech startup companies are popping up regularly in Orlando these days, but there’s still a feeling among some entrepreneurs that the broader business community isn’t as involved.
A new effort called Orlando Tech Week, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3,...
| 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 1, 2014
| 4:06 PM
SunRail was swamped with an estimated 10,000 riders on its inaugural runs Thursday, causing the commuter train to fall as much as an hour behind schedule much of the afternoon.
But most of the riders took the delays in stride.
"A lot of people are joy...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Executives at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are releasing details about how patrons will visit the new venue, hoping to ease concerns about its lack of new parking.
The $514 million arts center won't include any additional parking when...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Do you commute to downtown Orlando? Mayor Buddy Dyer wants you to ditch the car for a day on Friday, May 9, for the annual Bike to Work Day as part of National Bike Month in May. Dyer will lead cyclists from Loch Haven Park along Orlando Urban Trail to...
| 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...