The holiday season really gets going this weekend, with events across Central Florida.
This highly-anticipated free event, presented this year by the Morse Museum and the city of Winter Park, includes love, family, sharing, good cheer, and Christmas music.
An easy recipe for peppermint bark
Who can resist the sweet layers of dark and white chocolate topped with crunchy peppermint bits?
Make donations to a charity so you get the tax deduction for 2014.
To get a running start on 2015, make time between holiday obligations to take care of financial and household business that needs to be wrapped up before the end of the year.
Two places to donate toys
Orange County Parks and Recreation is collecting toys through Dec. 10, and Children’s Home Society of Florida is hosting its annual Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 15.
Christmas in the Park
The city of Winter Park and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art continue a holiday tradition with the 36th annual Christmas in the Park on Thursday, Dec. 4.
We certainly can expect the GOP House and Senate to do their very best to make Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill a war zone.
Even though immigration has now been slammed onto the table, the people on both sides have plenty of other cards in their hand.
Hit two banks in a week
An Orlando resident pleaded guilty last week to robbing two banks in the Central Florida area in a span of four days – a charge that could mean decades behind bars.
Skate off those Thanksgiving pounds
Finished with Thanksgiving dinner and wondering whether to sleep or skate? We say skate!
I realize that I am thankful for being a lucky person. Once again I give thanks that I did not perish, as thousands did, during my four-year World War II Naval service.
I enjoy a conscious excitement when getting up in the morning. I’m thankful for that fact. At 93, I am indebted to my genes and to temperate living for a strong physical constitution.
Center opens with 'Carmina Burana'
On Nov. 22, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts took off it wraps and proved its important worth to a full house, with a blockbuster performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”
Project earns its wings
Winter Park Life Scout John Michael Thomas has finally hit the $50,000 mark to purchase a bronze peacock fountain in memory of a fallen friend.
Three suspects arrested
Three arrests were made by Winter Park Police last Tuesday following the burglary of a home along Osceola Avenue.
Residents fear monsters in Winter Park
A new development planned to sit just west of Mead Garden along U.S. Highway 17-92 has some Winter Park residents concerned about a large increase in traffic in their neighborhood.
As we pause during this time to be thankful for our blessings, it is important for us to reach out to our neighbors who are not so fortunate.
The image of our black president is so at odds with what many white Americans inherently, fundamentally believe is the United States.
It must be clearly acknowledged (and joyously applauded) that America would not be nearly, not nearly the rich experience it is but for the many intellectual, artistic, and entrepreneurial contributions of black America.
The city of Winter Park invites us to celebrate the holiday season as the Orlando Philharmonic presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert in Winter Park’s Central Park.
The Philharmonic will present a free program of holiday favorites for all ages with audience members encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to re-stock the pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank.
As important as the academic rigor of classes, are the experiential opportunities St. Margaret Mary Catholic School students have in service to others.
Not all students will take part in every activity, but each will have the possibility of learning the importance and joy of serving others.
Lakemont hosts a skate night
Lakemont Elementary will be hosting its skate night for students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Semoran Skateway.
Lose after wild last minute play
Two miscues in a row by the Eagles led to a dramatic loss-by-safety in a thriller at Mainland on Friday. Edgewater’s football team fell 30-28, ending their playoff run.
Rollins student receives national honor
Rollins College Crummer MBA student Lindsey Nicole Miller 2014 Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.