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It was about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and throughout the Alta Westgate apartments, children were snuggled in their beds. School was still a few hours away. The sun had yet to rise. Suddenly, gunfire. Bullets flew in all directions. Across the...
During another April many years ago in Orlando, Dr. Philip Phillips brought the rainmaker to town. It was 1939, and dark war clouds loomed over Europe, but the real sky remained bright over Central Florida. That meant waterless, worrisome weather for...
Kiera Wilmot was handcuffed at her high school, hustled into the back of a police car and taken to jail for something that should have sent her to a few days of after-school detention. If common sense prevailed over draconian codes of conduct in Florida...
My friend Bonnie served fresh strawberry pie last week, and I am still thinking about it. These ripe, red treats from the fields of Florida can't be beat. As Plant City warms up for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 28-March 10), it's a great...
Legoland Florida executive chef Robert K. Sit has his own set of building blocks. Taking the elements of farm-to-table cuisine and his research into health and nutrition, Sit is building a dining plan for the new theme park that will reflect the local...
If there's a ground zero for kitschy roadside art in Central Florida, it's a stretch of Interstate 4 between exits 9 and 44 on the way from Orlando to Tampa. Within that 35 miles, the scenery ranges from vintage aircraft to monstrous fake dinosaurs and...
The charming, coral-colored building at 99 E. Marks St. in Orlando has been a senior center for more than 25 years, but it was a school for even longer, from 1925 to 1965. Now, two Marks Street Elementary alums, Frank Alexander and Mary Brock Carlisle,...
Good morning, Lake County. Next month, if a Tampa crusader has her way, dozens of registered sex offenders from all over the country may be dumped into homes on remote property in east Lake County and into a trailer park in either east Lake or west...
Tags: Rentals, Lake County (Florida), Plymouth, Tampa, File Sharing
Scott MaxwellTaxpayers are about to get stiffed. Why? Because developers want tax breaks. And what developers want, Florida politicians usually give. The problem for you is that, unlike Santa, politicians don't have a bottomless bag. If they let a developer...
Tags: State Budgets, Business, Credit and Debt, Startups, Kissimmee
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThe Dream Defenders are protesting for legislators to repeal bills that allow citizens to “stand their ground” and county jails to house juveniles. Marie Paul, vice president of the Dream Defenders chapter at University of Central Florida,...
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