| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
On Wednesday (on Thanksgiving Eve), I’ll be running my annual list of “101 Things I’m Thankful for in Central Florida” -- full of my favorites and suggestions from readers as well.
Believe it or not, I can never get everything on...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:14 AM
UPDATED: Monica Culpepper, who grew up in Longwood, is still in the game on CBS' "Survivor."
At a dramatic tribal council Wednesday, she was close to being ejected in several tie votes by the six players, but she survived that threat. Instead, a rock...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:40 AM
Monica Culpepper endured a rough "Survivor" on Wednesday, but she made it to the finale, which will air Sunday.
The remaining players on the CBS reality contest fought over Culpepper, who grew up in Longwood and now lives in Tampa. She has an alliance...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Affordable Care Act navigators -- people trained to help uninsured Floridians explore and perhaps select health insurance -- will be setting up in at least four Central Florida locations Tuesday as the federal health care exchange opens. But it's...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Longwood Lyman linebacker Greg Gooch, one of the top players in the state this season who is ranked No. 8 in the Sentinel’s 2014 Central Florida Super60, took his first official recruiting visit to Iowa State this past weekend and he said he loved...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Updated 3:50 p.m. 10/11: The earlier verison of this blogpost stated the event would be Saturday, not Saturday October 19. The event is Saturday, October 19.
Federally-trained navigators will be offering personal-assistance to Seminole County...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Adam Halal Meats & Grocery: 7329 Lake Underhill Road (Rena's Plaza), Orlando; 407-384-8604 (Islamically slaughtered meats, spices, fish; some West Indian foods)
Aladdin Café Grocery & Bakery: 1015 E. State Road 436 (Summit Plaza), Casselberry; 407-331-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Democratic state Rep. Mike Clelland of Lake Mary, the rookie lawmaker who upset former speaker-in-waiting Chris Dorworth last year, raised more money in the second quarter than any incumbent House member in either political party, according to new state...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The trouble with time, assuming you're not in prison. is that it goes too flippin' fast. Summer just got started, and already it's time for back-to-school shopping.
In Seminole County, classes at public schools resume August 12, a week...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a falling out with Lynx, four Central Florida cities plan to put together their own on-demand shuttle service to take passengers to and from SunRail stations.
City officials in Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Longwood have agreed to...