| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Marianne Genetti wasn't the sort of woman who shrank from a challenge. And that meant she wasn't always the most popular person in the room.
Brilliant, feisty and bedeviled by a baffling medical condition that affected her ability to walk, Genetti spent...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:27 AM
CARNIVAL GAME DAY: bounce houses, vendor displays, carnival games, raffles and a zip line: 10 a.m. Saturday; Waterford Lakes Town Center, 413 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; free; 407-737-2866.
ORLANDO COIN & MONEY SHOW: 9 a.m. Sunday; Maitland...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Looking for ways to keep your Mother's Day celebration on budget? Here are a few ideas for dining and entertaining:
Dining Deals and free stuff for Mom on Mother’s Day:
Buca di Beppo - Florida Mall and Buca di Beppo - Maitland
| Apr 21, 2013
| 11:08 AM
When Herb Piper was a young engineer living in Satellite Beach in the 1960s, he would join family members on weekend expeditions to a nearby fish camp owned by a relative's friend. Piper could never have guessed that some 50 years later he'd be...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 11:19 AM
COLLEGE PARK EASTER EGG HUNT: 9 a.m. Saturday; Albert Park, Edgewater Drive, Orlando; free; collegeparkorlando.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT: 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Central Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3203.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: egg...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A stroll along a garden path should be interesting. Something should be peeking out along the way to invite you on. At this time of the year it may be hard to find that something to catch your eye but not if you have camellias. One gardener pointed out...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:12 PM
It is spring, and plants at the Harry P. Leu Gardensare in bloom....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
There is much to love about this place we call home.
That's why, at this time of year, I like to take a break from the intense and the nonsense to share some of the things that I'm most thankful for in Central Florida.
Last year, readers helped me...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 8:11 AM
If she thought about it at all, Susan Arline Williams figured the old gun stored away in her daddy's closet was a wartime souvenir.
Albert Arline, who died in 1991, didn't talk about the gun. Nor did he ever talk about the old, deadly trouble that...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:55 AM
If you want to romanticize the murky, pre-Hallmark history of next week's holiday, the original St. Valentine sent the first Valentine's card to his sweetheart just before he was beheaded for the crime of marrying forbidden lovers. Me, I prefer to believe...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Unless you've been stuck in the trunk of Buddy Dyer's Chevy Tahoe, you've no doubt heard the mayor preach the virtues of sustainability.
He spent much of his last "State of Downtown" address touting everything from Orlando's LED traffic lights to new...