| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A new 128-room Hampton Inn & Suites has opened in Altamonte Springs, north of the intersection of Douglas Avenue and State Road 436.
Located at 161 N. Douglas Ave., the hotel is a newly built property. If the location sounds familiar, that's because...
| 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 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 2, 2013
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:54 AM
The Jain Society of Central Florida will hold an inauguration ceremony Sept 12-15 for their temple under construction in Altamonte Springs. The ceremony includes moving into the facility which is nearing completion.
Jainism, a form of Hinduism, has 4....
| 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...
| 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 11, 2013
| 12:18 PM
GFS Marketplace store is opening on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at2655 West New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne. GFS Marketplace -- a food service store that caters to the home cook as well as the restaurant and catering trade -- has stores in Orlando,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Qdoba Mexican Grill has closed in Maitland. There are six remaining franchises in Central Florida including Orlando International Airport, 1 Airport Blvd. in Orlando; 380 S. State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs; 423 N. Alafaya Trail in Orlando; UCF Student...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Wine Spectator magazine's 2013 Wine List awards included nods to 40 Orlando area restaurants. This year, 3,793 were named award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships.