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Orlando's main road-building agency may take over construction of almost all of the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway, but not if the agency has to raise tolls to cover the cost. "We would not consider it if there is a toll increase," said Max Crumit, who...
To the growing alarm of environmentalists, Florida lawmakers are trying to strip Orange County of its ability to protect wetlands in Wedgefield, a suburban community set among soggy pine and cypress forests along the Econlockhatchee River. Arguing that...
Borrowing trouble In 2004, Florida lawmakers passed a landmark law to clear the way to build the Wekiva River Parkway and preserve the environmentally sensitive land in the river's basin. Because of the law, Lake County changed its comprehensive plan to...
One hundred years ago this month, Seminole County shook off the reins of Orange County and took charge of its own destiny. To mark its centennial, I asked you all to help me come up with a list of 100 things people love about Seminole County. Thanks...
Spring weather. Beautiful sunsets. What's missing? If you answered "hiking boots and a compass," we clearly don't run in the same circles. In fact, I prefer not to run at all — especially when there are watering holes with an outdoor patio to kick...
After retiring from a job with the city of Orlando, Brian Jenkins wanted to pursue a different interest. An avid surfer, the water and nature enthusiast decided to open a business that highlighted his passion for the outdoors. He started Haole...
WHAT: Multiple venues in Sanford's downtown historic district open their doors on the fourth Friday each month for the Sanford Art Walk. Among the art on view this month are scenes of the Wekiva River, etched glass and colorful doodles-turned-...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Artists, Arts
This is the time of year when state Sen. Alan Hays usually tries to turn one of his extreme opinions into law by filing a bill that the Legislature has to consider with a straight face. Session 2013: The Umatilla Republican does not disappoint. Hays...
Orlando SentinelThe Seminole Wekiva Trail, a 14-mile urban, multi-use trail, runs on the former Orange Belt railway line. The trail runs from Markham Road near SR46 on the north end, to SR436 and Laurel Road on the south end. The north end includes a section of off-road...
The lyrics to "You'll Never Walk Alone" held special meaning to Carol Anne Thomison Sissom. When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don't be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm There's a golden sky And the sweet...
Tags: Lake Mary, Valencia College, Entertainment, Music, Orlando
Florida's rivers are in trouble. That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers. Of the 22 rivers studied,...
Tags: Water Pollution, Judges, Wildlife, Water, Oceans
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