| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest Verizon wireless retail franchise group, is looking in South Orlando and Celebration as possible locations to expand in Central Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said in an email.
To start a franchise, the...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:52 AM
For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando.
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
All-time wind-legal bests (recorded wind readings no more than +2 meters per second)
10.01 Jeff Demps, South Lake, 2008
10.25 Marvin Bracy, Boone, 2012
10.27 Terry Jernigan, East Ridge, 2014
10.28 Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield, Jones, 2013
| May 6, 2014
| 2:09 PM
In Wednesday’s column, I highlighted what I called “Milestones of Humanity” – amazing benchmarks reached by Central Florida’s nonprofit community.
It started with Give Kids the World – which hosted its 130,000 kid...
| Apr 25, 2014
More than 75 million diners will be making reservations for Mother's Day dinner, according to the National Restaurant Association. Central Florida has many options for celebrating on May 11 with family and friends. Here is just a sampling of local...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 15
Foundation 28, Orangewood Christian 7
Lake Minneola 28, Lecanto 0
Oak Ridge at Lake Nona, canceled (weather)
Friday, May 16
Naples St. John Neumann 34, Master’s Academy 0
Mount Dora Bible 34, Legacy Charter 14
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Sarah Spann heard the steps behind her and quickened her pace. The man pursuing her on the University of Florida's campus sped up too. She ducked into an apartment-complex parking lot, but he lurked across the street.
Spann quickly tapped an emergency...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:57 AM
While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Class 8A, District 2 at Spruce Creek
Lake Mary 62, Orange City University 19
Port Orange Spruce Creek 49, Lake Brantley 36
Lyman 56, DeLand 49
Seminole 58, Hagerty 42
Seminole 52, Lyman 47.
Spruce Creek 51, Lake Mary 43....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:59 PM
This week the Yalaha Country Bakery posted this on their Facebook page: “Beginning February 26, 2014, we will not be delivering Yalaha Bakery products to the bakery store at 1213 N. Orange Avenue in Orlando. During the meantime, you may purchase...