| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:53 AM
It's 15 days until Thanksgiving. Quiz answers for the day are: Fresh or frozen, trussing for beginners and Aunt Sally's pumpkin pie that woefully lacks pumpkin flavor. I've got the matching questions and more today at my blog, OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish....
| Aug 18, 2012
As regular readers know, I'm still building momentum toward my long-delayed, inaugural trip to Orlando's iconic Gatorland attraction.
This past weekend, I eased into that gator experience by returning to a spot that has been a favorite for years and also...
| May 31, 2013
When the sweat drips from your brow and the asphalt seems to melt your shoes, bring on the brain freeze. From Italian ices to velvety gelato to gourmet turns on comfort food, there are sips, slurps and swallows to soothe the rising temperatures.
| May 30, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Area schools will be out for the summer this week. Keeping the kids occupied 24-7 for two months can be at best daunting and at worst insanity-inducing. If summer camp is out of the question, here are some options.
•Keep an "art box" with scissors,...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:10 AM
As I promised last week, here's some information about summer camps. There are hundreds of arts-related programs and some probably are near where you live or work. Check with your local parks and recreation departments, religious institutions, and art...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:10 AM
The holidays are just around the corner and you haven't found that one-of-a-kind gift for those special people in your life or taken the kids to an event with Santa. Not to worry. Art can fix almost anything, and I have some remedies for you....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The Orlando International Airport is loaded with museum-quality art, some so bright and imposing that you can't possibly miss them, and others so subtle you may have been there a hundred times and never noticed. "The Traveller" by Duane Hanson falls...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Warren P. Hickok broke his right leg as a boy. Payton L. Vanderpool Jr. had a missing front tooth.
Those physical characteristics eventually aided the identification of the men, decades after they were killed on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:43 AM
There are several great events across Central Florida on Friday night and many more throughout the week. You won't be able to attend all the opening receptions tonight, but fortunately these shows will hang around for awhile.
Florida Craftsmen puts on...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:59 AM
Central Florida has not exactly been a breeding ground recently for Football Bowl Subdivision offensive linemen.
Sure, there have been a few. Ty Darlington is the most recent success story, considering what he accomplished as a freshman this past season...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:44 AM
What our museums lack in size, they make up for in creativity, moxie and searching the world for excellent exhibitions that may be just a little too small for some of the behemoths in larger cities.
The Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando and...
| Oct 6, 2012
Roaring engines and crashing waves are the soundtrack for this week's Postcards dispatch.
Let's start with the engines.
Biketoberfest returns Oct. 18-21 in Volusia County, a magnet for motorcyclists worldwide interested in riding in the fall weather...