| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:31 PM
There's something satisfying about watching somebody decide that they can fight City Hall.
Maybe it's the idea that the little guy, if he tries hard enough, does stand a chance against the big-moneyed interests or a stubborn bureaucracy. Or perhaps we're...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 5:46 PM
When it comes to crying NIMBY, there are universally accepted reasons: highways, Walmarts or, worst of all, stinky landfills.
And then there's death.
Cemeteries or other storage of human remains also trigger loud howls of Not in My Backyard.
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:35 PM
It's cliché to say the wheels of justice turn slowly, but at least they turned in Allen Adler's favor.
I wrote about Adler more than a year ago when he feared he had lost $2,649 in a time-share scam to International Paradigm Marketing of Winter Garden,...
| Nov 19, 2012
I'm ticked off that mail posted in Los Angeles last month, which has no value except sentimental value to me, has still not arrived here, in Florida!
Too many people are not taught what is and is not acceptable behavior in this country. Oh well,...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Benjamin French is part of a French bakery and cafe invasion in Central Florida. Owner Benjamin Coquillou's eatery recently moved to Thornton Park after a stint on Goldenrod Road in Orlando.
The new space near downtown O-town is lean and modern, which...
| Jun 14, 2013
Orlando's Beefy King celebrates its 45th anniversary on Saturday. It's a mark few restaurants in this town have reached.
In 1968 Freeman and Margaret Smith opened the small, unpretentious sandwich shop on Bumby Avenue near what is now the Colonial Plaza...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:09 AM
You might wager romantic restaurant dinners on Valentine's Day would outnumber reservations on Mother's Day. But the National Restaurant Association says Mom wins out over Cupid, projecting that 75 million American adults will dine out May 12.
| Feb 14, 2013
I'm ticked off at movies. Why is there nothing left to see but shows and movies that are depressing, vulgar, or have destructive themes? We want intelligent, happy, beautiful shows for a two-hour escape.
Even my middle-schooler is less selfish, less...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Valentine's Day gets a lot of attention for romantic dining. That's a lot of pressure for one meal.
A 2012 survey by the National Restaurant Association showed that nearly 25 percent of American adults celebrated Feb. 14 in an eatery. In fact, according...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Tonight the Seminole County School Board will debate whether residents should pay higher property taxes for schools.
Am I having a serious case of deja vu?
This question was already decided by the ultimate authority last year: 56 percent of voters...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The Osceola County Grown Farm to Picnic will be a chef-inspired celebration of seasonal dishes from 3-6 p.m. on May 4 at the Diamond P Ranch, 5700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in St. Cloud. The event will feature a local growers market and hayrides....