| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:16 PM
In west Orange County, pastor Scott Billue is doing something most unusual.
He's building housing for homeless families -- with no government money.
Billue is the founder of Matthew's Hope, a homeless ministry that began with a simple freeze shelter...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Summer getaways can be tricky. The whole point is to escape — from work, noise, whatever daily grind has blunted your edge. But there's a reason those getaways aren't permanent. All too often, "getting away from it all" means leaving culture...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:34 PM
An old firehouse that's being transformed into an art gallery in downtown Winter Garden could become the nucleus of a district where artists could live and work.
"This is the seed that can make something special happen," said Mary Keating, an artist who...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:31 AM
When Red Robin Gourmet Burgers flew into Central Florida in 2010, the name seemed mighty familiar to some burger fans. They were right.
In the 1980s Red Robin Burger & Spirits Emporium, a precursor to the present-day company, landed in Casselberry's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The imaginations of children are fired up by the literature of our time, the movies, and Central Florida is a magnet for film production and education with abundant studios and film schools.
The Florida Film Academy offers sessions in film-making for...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Hundreds of residents turned out Wednesday night to hear about plans for a new high school in West Orange County — and many of them showed up to oppose school leaders' preferred site.
The proposed location is a 66-acre parcel near the intersection...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Girl’s Night Out--The Florida Mall hosts its Girl’s Night Out event, presented by Diet Coke and The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, on Thursday, September 12 from 6 - 8 pm.
Sunset Sips & Snacks – At sunset, women will toast...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Marlene Kirtland wants a place close to home where her four children can attend high school.
June Cole wants to prevent traffic backups on the four-lane road near her home and keep a massive school out of her neighbors' backyards.
The two mothers...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
For Richard Millsap, intense CrossFit workouts helped provide a focus for his faith.
The 33-year-old's devotion was recalled Saturday when roughly 350 to 400 people gathered in Winter Garden to raise money for the family of the popular CrossFit Mosaic...
| Aug 30, 2013
Last fall, Avy and Morgane Bendavid opened My French Café in Windermere. But don't trust your car's or phone's navigation to always get you to 7782 Winter Garden Vineland Road.
"Most drivers call and say 'Where are you?' " says Morgane in her lilting...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Center for Contemporary Dance
The company holds performances at a variety of venues. Prices vary. Details and box office: 407-695-8366 or thecenterfordance.org.
JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT: 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Hagerty High School, 3225 Lockwood Boulevard,...