| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Central Florida singers Alex & Sierra are home, and the reality-show champs acknowledge they have something to prove.
Since winning "The X Factor" and a million-dollar recording contract in December, they have written more than 40 songs, mostly in...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
It's summertime, and the living is miserable.
If you want relief from oppressive heat and humidity, think of how your fur-coat-clad best friend feels. So where can you take a hot hound to cool off?
Algiers Beach in Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island...
| Aug 3, 2014
ANTONIO RACINES, 59, Melbourne, died July 26. Dove Funeral Home, Orlando.
JESSE JAMES BLALOCK, infant, Mount Dora, died Thursday. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
JOSEPHINE DIETZ, 89, Clermont, died Friday. D.J. Enea Family...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The buying spree has continued for Jim Gissy, longtime right-hand man for time-share magnate David Siegel.
The vice president of sales and marketing at Westgate Resorts recently purchased the Golden Eagle Village shopping center at 2430 U.S. Highway...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
This chart illustrates how we would have formatted area FHSAA districts for the upcoming school year in sports with team brackets (basketball, baseball, softball, girls volleyball). The soccer setup would be similar. We believe the FHSAA can ease travel...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:39 AM
A video showing two women allegedly stealing one family's beach items on New Smyrna Beach has gone viral.
The video, posted by YouTube user Flicky Rich, shows two women attempting to steal a beach canopy, along with other items on July 4.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing anticipates "minimal changes" and not...
| Jul 31, 2014
GEORGE P. MARKS, 95, Tavares, died Tuesday. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
THOMAS F. QUINN, 85, Clermont, died Sunday. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clermont.
MARIAN A. THAYER, 76, Clermont, died...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The World Cup will continue to generate the most discussion this week, but programmers hope to spark interest in new prime-time series.
FX's dramatic "Tyrant" focuses on a California pediatrician who just happens to be the son of a Mideast dictator. The...
| Jun 7, 2014
Although the signature attraction is 13 miles of white-sand beaches, a visitor can be captivated in New Smyrna Beach without putting toes in the water.
Art galleries, museums, antiques shops, history and an array of laid-back bars and eateries compete...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Check out festivals and events in July across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...