| Jan 7, 2012
Lucas Boyce: An executive with the Orlando Magic responsible for community relations, Boyce's remarkable life story inspired a reader's nomination for Central Floridian of the Year. Born to a drug-addicted teenage prostitute, he was placed with a foster...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché.
There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Here's some incentive to give blood — the Florida Blood Centers are offering a $20 gift card to Darden Restaurants to people who give blood before Jan. 9. For details, check out this post from the Sentinel'sÂ health blog, Vital Signs....
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Orlando Brewing is working with Florida's Blood Center in its "Pint For A Pint" blood drive on March 6....
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:59 PM
I love this idea: Donate blood and make a date with Dracula. OK, the count won't be sitting next to you, but he will be onstage this October in the Bay Street Players production of the horror-thriller. To kick off the Halloween season, the Florida...
| Mar 6, 2010
The fate of Florida's Blood Centers President and CEO Anne Chinoda could be decided this week when the center's board of directors is scheduled to meet to potentially discuss a separation package for her.
It's clear Chinoda's exit is one step that...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 9:01 PM
The chairman of Metro Orlando's main blood bank may urge the agency's board today to keep top executive Anne Chinoda, even though a recent survey found little or no backing for her in the community.
"No one expressed support for the retention of the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:26 PM
The proposed merger of the three largest blood banks in Florida, including one based in Orlando, is far enough along that a marketing company has been hired to come up with a new name for the conglomerate.
The "rebranding" effort is the most telling sign...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
To tell the truth, Michael Dippy wasn't on our radar screen when the editorial board started talking about candidates for Central Floridian of the Year.
Someone might have even made a crack about his last name when we first heard it (sorry, Michael)....
| Sep 24, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott made heads roll at Workforce Central Florida.
Good for him — because Central Florida leaders weren't doing squat.
That seems to be this community's M.O.
Scandals brew. Problems are exposed. And local "leaders" make...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper.
This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...