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  • What's new at the Florida Film Festival, now under way

    What's new at the Florida Film Festival, now under way
    Here's a look at what's new at the 18th annual Florida Film Festival, which runs March 27 to April 5 at the Enzian Theater and the Regal Winter Park: * There are 162 films showing, up from 150 last year. * They've added a "Forbidden Films" showcase,...
  • Lung diseases are the fourth-leading cause of death in Florida

    The average person takes more than 20,000 breaths on any given day. Imagine fighting for every one of them. That's the reality for millions of Americans with emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and other lung diseases. Though better treatments have improved...
  • One of the original Florida Highwaymen to highlight Cedar Key arts fest

    One of the original Florida Highwaymen to highlight Cedar Key arts fest
    The 46th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts will once again be consuming downtown Cedar Key in late April. This year, R. L. Lewis, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, will be displaying his work and Tony's Seafood Restaurant will be filling...
  • March 16, 2007: Disney visitor collapses on water-park ride, dies

    A visitor to Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach water park collapsed of an apparent heart attack Thursday afternoon and later died at a hospital, theme-park officials said. Deputy Chief Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department said the man began...
  • Did 'Star Wars' become a toy story? Producer Gary Kurtz looks back [Updated]

     
    Here is a longer version of my story on Gary Kurtz that appears in Thursday's Calendar section. “Star Wars” was born a long time ago, but not all that far, far away. In 1972, filmmakers George Lucas and Gary Kurtz......
  • Jeffrey Varab, “Tugger” animator — arrested for fraud

     
    Jeffrey Varab is an animator and director who started at Disney, did years with Don Bluth, used to work for Disney Feature Animation Florida, left there and worked on films such as “Eight Crazy Nights.” He set up an outfit, with backers,...
  • At Star Wars Celebration V, 'Spiderwick' illustrator draws on the Force

     
    GUEST CORRESPONDENT: TONY DITERLIZZI Star Wars Celebration V drew thousands of Jedi faithful from around the world to Orlando over the weekend, and among them was Tony DiTerlizzi, the bestselling author and artist best know as co-creator of "The...
  • Celebration hosts fall celebration

     
    On Oct. 8 and 9 , Celebration Town Center is host to a fall transformation as falling leaves of the season drop on Market Street in the all new Fall Festival known as Oktoberfest. Listen for the rustling of leaves, relax by the lakeside and rock your...
  • 26 Osceola teachers get merit-pay bonuses

     
    It turns out that some teachers in Osceola County actually are getting merit-pay bonuses even though the school district initially told us that none had qualified for cash through the controversial program. In total, 26 teachers at four high schools &#...
  • From April 18, 2007: Disney reports 2 deaths to state

    Two men who succumbed after being on Walt Disney World attractions this winter both died of natural causes, according to the Orange/Osceola Medical Examiner's Office. Disney reported the deaths of Oscar Wicker Jr., 51, of Pulaski, Miss., and John...
  • Tradewinds Home 2008 uses low-tech ideas in yachtlike home

    Tradewinds Home 2008 uses low-tech ideas in yachtlike home
    Early Florida settlers built their homes with features that we now recognize as environmentally friendly: wide overhangs to shade windows and porches, high ceilings and big, operable windows for ventilation. That is precisely what Celebration architect...