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  • When newcomers embrace Florida's quirks, they become natives

    When newcomers embrace Florida's quirks, they become natives
    If you came here from somewhere else, you're nothing special. In Metro Orlando, fewer than a third of us are native Floridians. In Osceola County, it's less than a fourth. The U-Hauls, moving vans and overloaded pickups with out-of-state plates arrive...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'The Humor Mill Orlando Presents Barack to the Drawing Board'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'The Humor Mill Orlando Presents Barack to the Drawing Board'
    Zany premises and a few political jabs are part of the fun in "Barack to the Drawing Board," presented by The Humor Mill, a 5-year-old Orlando comedy troupe. Based on the improvised comedy styles made famous by the Second City in Chicago, "Barak" is a...
  • Florida panthers: up close and personal

    Florida panthers: up close and personal
    What do you get when you're given a rare opportunity to plop down a remote-operated camera just inches from an endangered Florida panther? Thanks to the kind assistance of the expert animal handlers at Gatorland, Fla., some very unique footage of the...
  • Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines

    Theme parks in 2011: Think Legos, light sabers and lots of zip lines
    Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions. •Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
  • First U.S. zip-line roller coaster rips into Central Florida

    First U.S. zip-line roller coaster rips into Central Florida
    When the Rattlesnake debuts Friday, it will turn a theme park staple into a thrill ride like no other in the United States. And it will launch the next generation of zip lining. The nation's first zip-line roller coaster is part of a $1.5 million...
  • Karen Russell's gator tale

    Karen Russell's gator tale
    Swamplandia! author Karen Russell by Jake Cline “Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high, white whine of everything.” — Ava Bigtree, in Swamplandia! “Nobody can get to hell without...
  • At last, it's time to visit Gatorland

    At last, it's time to visit Gatorland
    It's embarrassing admission time for your Postcards correspondent. I've never been to Gatorland, the iconic, old-school attraction that has been beckoning tourists to pass beneath its ridiculously enormous pointy-toothed jaws for more than half a...
  • DeLand's Shady Oak Restaurant offers rustic charm on river

    DeLand's Shady Oak Restaurant offers rustic charm on river
    As regular readers know, I'm still building momentum toward my long-delayed, inaugural trip to Orlando's iconic Gatorland attraction. This past weekend, I eased into that gator experience by returning to a spot that has been a favorite for years and also...
  • Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend

    Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend
    From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel. Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
  • The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State

    The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State
    Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now. Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
  • Your guide to zip: Zip lines in the Orlando area

    Your guide to zip: Zip lines in the Orlando area
    Things are zipping right along with yet another zip line operating here. Kissimmee's Old Town is incorporating a 300-foot zip into its Pepsi AMPVenture Experience, which includes a rock-climbing wall and obstacle course. A $39.95 wristband gets a round on...