| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
There is much to love about this place we call home.
That's why, at this time of year, I like to take a break from the intense and the nonsense to share some of the things that I'm most thankful for in Central Florida.
Last year, readers helped me...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers have spent years likening their budget decisions to families at the kitchen table deciding which bills to pay.
Now that economic tides are rising, those talks are sounding more like whether to upgrade iPhones and...
| Nov 1, 2013
University of Central Florida is gearing up for homecoming week, but another homecoming of sorts began in August when Daunte Culpepper helped open a restaurant near the east Orange County school.
The former UCF star quarterback is a force behind...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
We're moved into prime day-trip weather, when cooler temperatures brighten the prospect of strolling historic streets, and none are more historic than St. Augustine's.
I've always loved historian Michael Gannon's quip that by the time the Pilgrims...
| Oct 28, 2013
I'm ticked off at the person who altered the check we wrote to you. The bank already paid us back the money you stole, and we have reported you to the police. Give the money back to the bank, or we won't drop the charges. You're looking at a felony, you...
| Oct 4, 2013
Ordinarily we don't look for restaurants that have a side of fright on the menu, but October has become a 31-day celebration of all things that go bump in the night.
From theme parks to extravagant home parties, Halloween is much more than trick-or-...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The violence was the stuff of Hollywood horror.
Two teenagers and two 20-year-olds roamed the streets of Osceola County, firing guns at cars, houses and people, according to authorities.
When the nearly two-week shooting spree was over, two lives...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Local organizations are joining together to present programs commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
If you don't know the significance of Kristallnacht, then that is the one reason you should attend any of these events. Considered by...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Pop quiz: What do Christopher Lane and David Guerrero have in common?
It's a trick question, because the answer is everything...and nothing.
Both were young men gunned down at random this summer by other young people who police said were killing...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:42 AM
What is romanesco? It looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower and can be served in similar fashion, but has a flavor of its own. I picked some up at a local super market to try. The shape and texture I found a bit odd, but the flavor is...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:36 AM
"Side Effects of You" is the fourth studio album for Fantasia since the singer launched her career as the winner of the third season of American Idol in 2004.
Yet the release also marks an important "first" for the singer, who will perform tonight as...