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Search Out Central Florida's Green Oases

Visit Florida | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Folks may flock to Central Florida for the chance to meet Mickey, link up at LegoLand and hob-nob at Hogwarts, but the real magic is in the area's hidden botanical gardens.

Road Trip, Part 2! Seeing Central Florida from US 27

Visit Florida | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

U.S. Route 27, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of Tallahass...

Tom Williams, Universal Parks Chairman and CEO, Reflects on the Universal Orlando Resort's Magical Transformation

Jim Hill | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

With everyone else looking forward to tomorrow's grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley , it might seem kind of strange t...

How Is Legoland Becoming Florida's New Must-see Attraction? One Brick at a Time

Jim Hill | Posted 07.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After that brand-new LEGOLAND Florida Hotel opens in 2015, what piece of old Cypress Gardens will Adrian and the Merlin Entertainments team next try to revive / restore?

'Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financia...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Birth of a Culinary Renaissance

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

In an age when locavores and foodies scour the culinary scene for the next hotbed of gastronomic excitement, Central Florida has once and for all stak...

Fiesta Bowl Stunner

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Central Florida was supposed to be a patsy for Baylor in its first BCS bowl. The Knights wanted no part of it, turning the Fi...

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

No. 8 Louisville Stunned In Final Minute

AP | GARY B. GRAVES | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eighth-ranked Louisville couldn't believe how it let Central Florida slip from its grasp. Twice....

WATCH: Florida Student Performs Striptease In Front Of A Baptist Preacher

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Footage of a Florida student's striptease, delivered in an effort to distract a Baptist preacher, is going viral a year after it was shot. The stu...

Alan Grayson, Jewish Democrat, Rides Hispanic Support Back To Washington

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

Thanks to overwhelming support from a growing Puerto Rican community in Central Florida, Alan Grayson, the pugnacious Jewish Democrat ousted in the Tea Party wave of 2010, is returning to Congress after a historic landslide.

"Burn In Hell": Facebook Users Attack Woman Arrested For Fire That Killed 3,500-Year-Old Cypress Tree

Posted 04.29.2012 | Miami

A 26-year-old Orlando-area woman has been charged with setting the January fire that burned and destroyed 'The Senator', one of the world's oldest pon...

One Of The World's Oldest Trees Burns Down In Central Florida

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Investigators are ruling out arson after one of the world's oldest cypress trees caught fire and collapsed in central Florida. Semi...

Big East To Introduce 5 New Members

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 02.06.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The Big East introduced Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and Central Florida as its new members, effective 2013. "The Big ...

Big East Invites Boise State, Air Force And Navy To Join

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 12.14.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The Big East's plan to save the conference involves heading West. The embattled league's leaders have agreed on a plan to invite Boi...

Florida Rain Washes Out Road, Strands Residents In A Resort

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

LAKE WALES, Fla. -- Officials in central Florida say heavy rain has caused portions of a road to wash out, stranding about 150 people in a resort. Po...

PHOTOS: Men Caught Stealing 260 Baby Alligators

Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

Wildlife officers recently caught up with two Central Florida men who had just spent a night stealing baby alligators. Robert "Bo" Duval, 32, and ...

Arthur Delaney

Florida Workforce Agency Ends Program That Gave Superhero Capes To Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

A workforce agency in central Florida has ended a campaign to give superhero capes to the unemployed. Since its launch last week, the "Cape-A-Bility C...

Will Florida Imperil the Future of High-Speed Rail?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

Granting federal funds for HSR should be contingent on how well local communities are planning to accommodate increased density in a sustainable manner.

Casey Anthony Judge OUT: Stan Strickland Steps Down In Central Florida Case

chicagotribune.com | Sarah Lundy and Amy L. Edwards, Orlando Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Stan Strickland, who became Central Florida's most recognized judge while presiding over the combustible Casey Anthony case, left some piercing words ...

Legoland Florida: Theme Park To Follow In Footsteps Of Legoland California (VIDEO)

Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

Legoland Florida is now official, after a series of rumors. The new theme park will be replacing the now defunct Cypress Gardens in Central Florida, w...