| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Academics for so many high school football players have become an afterthought. If not for football, high school would not even be an option. They’d drop out. No concern for the future.
No matter how much society preaches the importance of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:48 PM
A new 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened today in east Orlando near UCF making it the sixth location in Florida for the popular barbecue restaurant chain.
Around lunchtime, lines extended out the door as guests waited to place orders for slow-cooked brisket,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:07 PM
United Arts of Central Florida will announce Tuesday that its annual collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised over $2 million for more than 50 local arts, sciences and history organizations.
The group raised $2,080,826, 22 percent over goal and...
| 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.
| May 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The "Restaurant Impossible" visit to Cave Inn BBQ in Winter Garden will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Food Network.
"Robert Irvine and crew paid us a visit back in March, and we've gotten a complete makeover," owner Karen Klavans said in an email Friday....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The Florida Collegiate Summer League has partnered with Gator’s Dockside for the 2014 summer season. Gator’s joins Bright House Networks, BishopBeale, Yuengling, Central Florida YMCA, Insight Credit Union and Orlando Sanford International...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Helen Harmon settled into her usual spot with her iced coffee and Sunday paper. From the shaded picnic table in the corner of the West Orange Dog Park, she could note the arrival of the other Sunday morning regulars: Louie and Cocoa, the French bulldogs;...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will open a fourth Central Florida location at 11 a.m. July 7 at 8167 International Blvd. in Orlando's tourist corridor. To celebrate the grand opening, Red Robin will donate sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade July 7-13...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
My heart is still heavy by the announcement this week that Jester Theater Co. is shutting up shop after a decade of producing comedies.
Jester's Jay and Diana Hopkins say they reserve the right to present a Fringe Festival show from time to time —...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:45 PM
In February, the Garden Theatre's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" impressed with strong leads, a robust ensemble and smart choreography. As I arrived in Winter Garden on Friday, I wondered if "Hairspray," the theater's current show, could measure up.