| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Cyclists love the twisty, turny, hilly Green Mountain Scenic Byway, which starts in Oakland as County Road 438 and heads west to Lake County, where it becomes Old Highway 50, then County Road 455. It takes through some of Central Florida's biggest hills,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Minneola's legendary Donut King has added a second location at 3716 Howell Branch Road in Winter Park. It's a soft opening so hours are a little haphazard. My editor went twice before the lights were open and doughnut cases were filled this morning. Not...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Most of us with children in school are counting down the days until this school year wraps up and summer begins. But if you have a soon-to-be kindergartner, local educators want you thinking about next school year before those vacation days kick in....
| May 17, 2014
I once bought an accordion for $50 at the Lake County Musicians Swap Meet.
That was an incredible deal because the instrument's built-in amplification unit — essential for jamming with rock bands — was worth more than that modest asking...
| Mar 29, 2014
In reporting hundreds of these travel columns, I've had the chance to drive many of Florida's scenic roads.
West of Tallahassee on State Road 12, the rural path through tiny destinations unpublicized in guidebooks — Greensboro, Bristol,...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:37 PM
A 20-year-old Mount Prospect man was arrested May 6 in the 700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was charged with the retail theft of fitness merchandise valued at $1,339.
A 25-year-old Prospect Heights man was arrested May 6 in the 500 block of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Chris Christini, Christini's Orlando: Hidden in a sea of neon and traffic, Christini's is among the elders of Restaurant Row and still among the top tier of go-to restaurants for special occasions.
Yoshie Cabral, retired sushi chef at Disney's...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Joseph Dragojevich of Orlando vanished Thursday with his buddy by his side as the Central Florida scuba divers explored a sunken Navy ship — a popular underwater destination in the Florida Keys.
The body of the Lake County Emergency Medical...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Two food establishments in Lake County and one each in Orange, Osceola, Brevard and Volusia counties have been recognized by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants for having no safety...