| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Brick by brick, acquisition by acquisition, an investment group led by Swedish developer Par Sanda is continuing its march to redevelop and renovate small motels and inns — many from the 1950's — in an area off Fort Lauderdale beach known as...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures' overall population to dangerous levels, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released on Thursday.
In just the first three months of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:54 AM
With the Smashing Pumpkins, Train and the Offspring, the just-announced lineup for SunFest 2013 seems reminiscent of, oh, Lollapalooza ’94.
The waterfront music and art festival announced its lineup on Thursday, splitting the bill among ‘90s...
| Sep 21, 2013
There's plenty of competition when it comes to sand and surf in Florida, which might explain why Daytona Beach has been my fall-back option, despite the nickname "World's Most Famous Beach."
Those beachside concessions on the boardwalk next to the...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Angelo and Mary Virgona left their Apopka home for Orlando armed with a map, a GPS and a cellphone.
More than 30 hours later, 91-year-old Virgona and his wife, who is 88, pulled into a gas station 150 miles away, disoriented, hungry and tired.
| May 14, 2013
| 6:13 AM
When on vacation, keep your camera close at hand because you never know when you get to witness and capture some rare and beautiful moments.
Last week, my family and I headed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for rest and relaxation. I packed my...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
[Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.]
Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74.
Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:43 PM
When former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman E. Clay Shaw spoke of “My-am-uh,” he recalled a more genteel time in South Florida politics. His ability to work across party lines defined it.
Shaw, a 26-year congressman who...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Clearwater Beach is a barrier island off a peninsula, so it takes some bridge-hopping to reach it.
But three miles of powdery white beach and abundant family attractions await in this reawakening old shore town. Mom 'n' pop hotels, shops, restaurants and...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Got photos? It's the Fourth of July and fireworks are on tap across South Florida this evening. If you have some dazzling rocket red glare pictures that you would like to share, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Name: Steven Acosta
Title: Executive chef
Location: da Campo Osteria, 3333 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-226-5002, daCampoRestaurant.com
Time at this location: 1 year
Style of food prepared: Traditional Northern Italian with...