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  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
  • Brazilian forward Flávio Caça-Rato linked to Orlando City

    Brazilian forward Flávio Caça-Rato linked to Orlando City
    It is not Ronaldinho, but you can add yet another Brazilian name to the many who have been linked to Orlando City. Santa Cruz forward Flávio Caça-Rato, also known as Flávio Recife or Flávio Augusto do Nascimento, is set to join Orlando City for the 2015...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
  • Snooty the manatee stars at Bradenton stop

    Snooty the manatee stars at Bradenton stop
    It's good to be Snooty. No, we're not talking about an attitude. This Snooty is the oldest manatee in captivity and the star attraction of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, about three hours south of Orlando. Visitors can explore history, science...
  • Mayo: College students cry foul over surcharges

    Here's reprint of my Sunday print column about what could be an emerging issue for Florida's public university/college students (and their parents), as recent laws jacking up surcharges on "excess" or extraneous credits kick in fully. The changes didn't...
  • Orlando time-share VP on buying spree

    Orlando time-share VP on buying spree
    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...
  • Dive deep for historic riches at home or on vacation travels

    Each week, "Florida Flashback" celebrates our area's past and its preservation. When we travel, we take that love of history along, of course. So here's a vacation postcard from a recent visit to the other west coast — to Monterey Bay in California,...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions

    Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions
    It’s not uncommon to find Civil War reenactments being staged at public places throughout the southern states, as historians and academics recreate the monumental battles that became a part of the South’s history during that epic war. On the...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • Condo conversion still in the plans at Princeton at College Park

    Condo conversion still in the plans at Princeton at College Park
    There’s no question, Anthony Everett said, that his real estate development firm believes strongly in the market for condominiums. It’s unfortunate, he added, that banks still don’t share their enthusiasm. Everett is the director...
  • Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash

    Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash
    In so many ways, George Stuart noted, 1964 was a monumental year. The Beatles delivered the British invasion to America. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Locally, an entertainment giant named Walt Disney made the decision...