| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:48 AM
"A New York Christmas to Remember" is the title of a CBS Christmas Eve special, but the program got its start in Central Florida.
The show about the Nativity, featuring live music and puppetry, toured the region for three years and put local actors to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, and galleries to see absolutely free.
HOLIDAY SPOTLIGHT FREEBIE!
This week’s Spotlight Freebie is Tuba Christmas this...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Until Monday, Florida black bears were mostly a source of awe and amusement to their suburban neighbors.
Sure, bear complaints were rising. The big lugs made repeated appearances in areas throughout Seminole County and other Central Florida communities,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Several members of Historic Seminole will be participating in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, scheduled for Saturday, September 28. Many have free admission. Print your ticket. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
The Museum of...
| Oct 6, 2013
While Florida's "stand your ground" law is an excellent, common-sense law, it's not perfect.
In 2005, Rep. Dennis Baxley came to me with the idea that the Legislature should revise Florida's law that required an innocent victim to flee when attacked...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:27 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
But gun-rights groups...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:22 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* Sun Sentinel reports that a global ratings agency has upgraded the Seminole Tribe's standings.
* Orlando Sentinel reports that the state is...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:33 AM
I want to acknowledge all of you who do the grocery shopping for your household. It can sometimes be a tedious and thankless job. Not only do you spend your time making lists, budgeting money, and shopping. Most of you probably prepare the meals too....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A task force set up to look at a statewide sick time policies meets for the first time today, but worker advocates are skeptical that the panel will establish any new worker rights in Florida.
The Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force was set...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:41 PM
The benefits of lesser-known footraces include easier parking, smaller crowds and, best of all, much-improved odds of placing in your age group. The only time I ever placed first in my age group was at a small 5K in Baldwin Park where winning first...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Makes 3 1/2 cups
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup very concentrated chicken stock
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to...