| Nov 23, 2009
| 1:54 PM
Earlier in this list we mentioned the passing of Paul Harvey and Ed Schwartz. In June, the WGN Radio family lost another member. His name was Hank Surma and, while he was not as well known to listeners as Paul or Ed, to us his sudden passing was a major...
| Dec 10, 2009
In the spring, during the big push to get SunRail through the Legislature, Jacob Stuart was one of the train's most visible cheerleaders.
He kept an apartment in Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative session and attended nearly every hearing and vote on...
| Dec 15, 2009
I say go with it, man. That's my best advice. Remember, a pun can't kill you. Not even a bunch of puns can gang up on you, although you might want to die from groaning.
I mean, you didn't expect high-brow entertainment when you bought a ticket to...
| Dec 24, 2009
There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
| Jan 8, 2010
| 5:21 PM
Orlando's theme parks endured a grim 2009, but there's hope a new hero will rescue them in 2010: Harry Potter.
Nearly three years after announcing the project, Universal Orlando is finally poised to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this spring....
| Jan 10, 2010
| 5:24 AM
Brazil's Adriano Bastos didn't arrive in Orlando this week to find a familiar climate for the 17th annual Walt Disney World Marathon. But it didn't stop him from posting his customary championship performance.
Bastos, 31, claimed his sixth straight...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The Legacy Grand Hotel, an eyesore for years in the heart of Orlando's tourist corridor, is finally getting a face-lift.
The 393-room hotel at 7400 International Drive will become CoCo Key Water Resort, an island-themed water-park hotel catering to young...
| Feb 11, 2010
On a recent, chilly evening, I looked up and saw more stars than I ever had in the Florida sky. I was 45 feet above the ground and my heart was racing. Then, I stepped off my platform into an inky abyss. I could barely see the glimmer of a swamp below....
| Feb 23, 2010
There was a time when Trinidad South, one of the six themed "villages" that make up Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World, was the least popular part of the hotel. The rooms were farthest from the sprawling resort's central food court and...
| Mar 2, 2010
Who says college kids have all the fun?
I've spent spring breaks hunting for the "perfect" Sand Dollar on a Sanibel Island beach, watching major leaguers at spring training games, along with my little leaguers, and exploring the Grand Canyon with a...