| Jul 27, 2014
Carol Perry struggled with rheumatoid arthritis but still was quick to volunteer to help the elderly with errands and to drive them to doctors' appointments.
During her five decades in Orange and Seminole counties, she helped the young and the old...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:23 PM
In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Deloitte, the world’s largest accounting firm, confirmed Monday that its Deloitte Consulting arm is opening a new tech center in Lake Mary, with 1,000 new jobs.
Seminole County and the City of Lake Mary are planning to vote on a $1.7 million...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Do something about bears
Bears in the zoo are cute. Bears in the cartoons are funny. Bears roaming in my backyard after smashing down my solid-wood fence are neither cute nor funny.
My wife and I have lived in Sweetwater Oaks in Seminole County for...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:27 PM
We all know there's no shortage of bad news.
But there's plenty of good stuff happening out there too.
Today we focus on that:
Room for debate. Back in February I told you about a fledgling program to revive speech and debate classes at local high...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The Seminole Chronicle, a free weekly newspaper circulated in east Seminole County, will cease publication on July 31, company officials said Wednesday.
The Chronicle's only full-time employee, Managing Editor Jessica Saggio, will continue managing the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Parts of Central Florida are under a storm advisory right now.
A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts over eastern Lake County, northwestern Orange County, Seminole County and southwest Volusia County.
National Weather Service...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:58 AM
It took awhile, but the timing couldn't have been better for picture-perfect synthetic turf to be rolled out at Lake Mary.
The fabricated field, a rich green, with bright white yard lines and red end zones that burn your eyes if you stare too long,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Absentee ballots are becoming increasingly popular, as tens of thousands of them were sent to Central Florida voters last week for the upcoming primary race.
While Republicans still run strong in this arena, Democrats are gaining ground. In Orange...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
One of the world's largest accounting and professional-services firms announced on Monday that it plans to open a new tech center in Lake Mary and hire up to 1,000 high-salaried workers over the next four years.
"This is one of the biggest economic...