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Seminole County

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  • Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

    It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago. Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...
  • Five things for Monday, August 11

    Five things for Monday, August 11
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: back to school in Seminole; go along for the ride as an eagle learns to hunt; and thousands of old coins were found during the demolition of a house. It's Monday and some of you are heading back to...
  • Chef Henry's in Longwood to close at the end of August

    Chef Henry's in Longwood to close at the end of August
    Chef Henry's in the Longwood Village Shopping Center will close at the end of August. Chef Henrich "Henry" Brestowski suffered a heart attack earlier this year. After bypass surgery and serious complications, his wife Estera told me in a phone interview,...
  • Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties

    Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties
    Rising prices, stagnant wages and creeping interest rates are pushing Central Florida's new-home buyers into Lake and Osceola counties, where real estate struggled the most during the downturn. After home prices collapsed starting in 2007, partly...
  • Five things for Friday, August 8

    Five things for Friday, August 8
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a "swatting" call leads to big police response; boy's body identified at notorious reform school; and weekend offerings: beer and art, superhero movies, and handmade mugs. 1. A "swatting" call led...
  • Legislature seeks to shift 7 congressional districts

    TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special...
  • Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests

    Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests
    A month ago, Florida educators unveiled sample questions for the high-stakes, FCAT replacement test and asked teachers and parents to let them know what they thought. So far, the response has been underwhelming. Fewer than 30 people have shared...
  • 08/04: Business events

    Chamber Winter Park: Good Morning Winter Park, 7:45 a.m. Aug. 8, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Cost: free. Details: 407-644-8281 or winterpark.org. Oviedo-Winter Springs: Bagels and Business event...
  • Martos takes on Horan in Seminole Commission race

    Martos takes on Horan in Seminole Commission race
    Political newcomer Jorge Martos decided to run for the Seminole County commission after learning that it cost taxpayers about $450,000 to hold a special election in May on whether the county's sales tax should be raised by a penny. Voters ultimately...
  • Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says

    Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says
    Agents said Friday they dismantled a crime ring shipping high-quality marijuana from California to International Drive hotel rooms, where associates would sign for the packages, before moving the drugs to suburban Orlando stash houses. The...
  • Lake Mary goes green, and radiant red, with synthetic turf field

    Lake Mary goes green, and radiant red, with synthetic turf field
    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,...