| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:49 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard braved strong winds and high waves on Tuesday to rescue 19 sailors who were suffering from apparent food poisoning on a 584-foot cargo ship.
Because of the 35-knot-winds and 5- to 6-foot waves, the Coast Guard had to airlift the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:39 AM
A Grenada man remains jailed in Seminole County after federal agents said he hid 12 pounds of cocaine in his suitcase while on a cruise that recently docked in Port Canaveral.
Ishermon Tafari, 31, was arrested Saturday when authorities made the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards will have its annual free summer music series from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday in July at the winery, 19239 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont.
There will be music on the outdoor stage, winery tours and wine tastings. Food, wine,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
One of the nicest things about fishing in Central Florida is that, no matter where you are, you are five minutes away from a fishing hole.
There are countless places to wet a line from the coast to lakes, rivers, creeks and retention ponds.
I have a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE — A major water-resources bill that President Obama signed last week does not appear to accomplish anything for the Apalachicola Bay, which is still struggling to recover after the collapse of its oyster fishery in 2012.
Members of the...
| Jun 12, 2014
Good golly, Miss Molly! You could steam dumplings in this humidity. To be clear, that's not a suggestion. Along with frying eggs on asphalt, food stunts are just the kind of thing that gets the neighbors talking and the homeowners association in a snit....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Visitors can try stomping grapes during Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards' 24th annual Harvest Festival June 20-22.
Participants can compete in one of several grape-stomping competitions throughout the three-day event. Winners of each two-minute stomp-off...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:38 PM
President Obama’s signing of a big water-projects bill on Tuesday paved the way for federal spending on several Everglades restoration projects as well as dredging of Florida seaports.
The long-awaited Water Resources Reform and Development...
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Port Canaveral may have lost a Dream, but now it has some Sunshine.
The Carnival Sunshine arrived this week to replace the Carnival Dream, which had sailed out of Central Florida since its debut in 2009. The Sunshine, while smaller, is one of Carnival...
| Apr 20, 2014
Jeb Bush is sounding more and more like he'll make a bid for the presidency.
Go for it, Jeb. Unless the Republican Party gets some adult supervision on a national level it risks a decline into irrelevancy.
I first met Bush in 1994 during his first...