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Seminole County

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  • It's FCAT day for some, here are tips for the next wave

    It's FCAT day for some, here are tips for the next wave
    For grades 4, 8 and 10 today is FCAT writing day. Most of the FCAT isn't until April, but here are some tips to help prepare your child for what's ahead. We did some of this at our house last night, as we have a 4th grader taking the test today....
  • Looking back: The deadliest night of tornadoes in Florida history

    Looking back: The deadliest night of tornadoes in Florida history
    When people think of Florida disasters, hurricanes always comes to mind, but tornadoes have cast their deadly pall on the state as well. One Sunday night in 1998 became the deadliest tornado event in Florida history, with 12 tornadoes touching down...
  • 14 signs you're spending too much time on Park Avenue in Winter Park

    14 signs you're spending too much time on Park Avenue in Winter Park
    Park Avenue in Winter Park is the jewel of Central Florida.  It's the place you take your parents when they visit because I-Drive is for "tourists". It's where little dogs don't walk on the sidewalks, but rather ride along "The Ave" in expensive...
  • Legally blind man cleared in murder wants his guns back

    John Wayne Rogers is a blind man who two years ago shot dead an overnight guest in his living room. He was cleared of murder in that case, and today in a Sanford courtroom, he'll ask Circuit Judge John Galluzzo to return his .308-caliber assault rifle,...
  • George Zimmerman blasts Rick Scott

    George Zimmerman blasts Rick Scott
    In his latest TV interview, George Zimmerman expresses disappointment with the government in general and Florida Gov. Rick Scott in particular. "Scott cowered to political pressure and shredded the Constitution and spit in the face of all of our...
  • Artists' work keeps The Senator alive

    Artists' work keeps The Senator alive
    Artist Mark Rice was only in preschool when he first saw The Senator, the 3,500-year-old baldcypress tree, at a Seminole County park more than 50 years ago. "I was just in awe of this huge tree," Rice said, recalling how he stood near the tree's...
  • Lawmakers want "early warning system" for middle school students

    Lawmakers want "early warning system" for middle school students
    Florida should create an "early warning system" for middle schools that would identify students who are failing classes, struggling on standardized tests and missing too much school, according to an education panel of the Florida House. A proposed...
  • Facebook at 10: Who in Central Florida does it well, and who doesn't?

    Facebook at 10: Who in Central Florida does it well, and who doesn't?
    Facebook hit double digits this week, marking 10 years since we were empowered to judge one another from the comfort of our living rooms. To mark the occasion I've compiled a list of people in Central Florida who are especially funny, informative,...
  • Freebie Friday: Stuff to do in Orlando area

    Freebie Friday: Stuff to do in Orlando area
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, galleries, and more, absolutely free.   Events     BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday; Pettis Park, 800 Mary Ave....
  • Nudists! Snakes! 14 oddities in Osceola County

    Nudists! Snakes! 14 oddities in Osceola County
    Osceola County is an odd place. And that's saying something to those of us who live in Florida, where weird is often multiplied by 10. Look past the county's deep-rooted rural history of cattle ranching and cowboys, and you'll find places   such as...
  • Time for January's Sanford Art Walk

    Time for January's Sanford Art Walk
    Here's information about the venues and artists participating in this month's Sanford Art Walk from the organizers: On the fourth Friday of each month — Jan. 24 this month — multiple venues in Sanford's downtown historic district host the...