| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Christmas trees. Snowmen. A lone cat sitting in a field of snow. Those were all visions of the season from the minds of children who entered last year's Orlando Sentinel Holiday Art Contest.
Now it's time to start working on new visions.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:38 PM
See some of Orlando's oldest and most impressive trees on the city's Tree Tour of Orlando. It's not an event but a map that guides you through seven locations from Mayor Carl T. Langford Park to Loch Haven Park. Each features either impressive huge old...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Autumn is here! Summer’s blasts of hot air are finally simmering down. There are wonderful autumn activities that can help older adults get out of the hot doldrums and inspire them to enjoy the outdoors once again.
When we think of fall and autumn...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:32 PM
From the Sentinel's Extra sections come these hikes compiled by Joseph Rassel:
Children's night hike: Explore the outdoors with garden staff members and see how the plants and creatures look differently at night. Appropriate for children ages 4-12,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:55 AM
WHAT: Spring may be a long way off, but love can still bloom at Harry P. Leu Gardens, where its Date Night event enhances the already cinematic scenery with an outdoor film. Couples (and their kids) can check out a screening of the 2012 romantic comedy...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:41 AM
If you’ve never checked out Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, you don’t know what you’re missing! Cute shops, restaurants and amazing cupcakes. Tomorrow, the community is hosting an event with lots of free opportunities.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In Central Florida there is a unchanging list of names on the tongues of residents and tourists alike as to where people should go to experience the natural beauty of Florida. Wekiva Springs. Blue Springs. Rock Springs. Some people will even mention...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:12 AM
How about a film festival in Leu Gardens?
Get ready for Lunafest, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women. It will play Friday at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando.
The gardens open at 6:30 p.m. for the ticketed...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:57 PM
On a summer afternoon in 1994 in Orlando's Leu Gardens, Sovereign Brass gave its first performance. Monday night, the sextet looked back on 20 years of making music in a concert that also served as a look ahead.
Sovereign Brass performed the first...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:18 PM
If you're looking for something to do this summer, the city of Orlando has 20 suggestions for you, and all of them are free.
These are a few of my favorites:
*Biking the Orlando Urban Trail: This trail, which opened in 2012, is often a part of my bike...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:02 AM
How does someone become a world-famous Nerdfighter?
Growing up in Orlando helps. Just ask John Green, who has entertained millions with his novels and his Vlogbrothers online video project with brother Hank Green. The film version of "The Fault in Our...