The climb to No. 1 was fast and furious for the new county mayor, the first woman to lead the 50 Most Powerful list. But the top could be a lonely place.
There is more to do for excitement in the Orlando area than stand in lines to ride roller coasters at the theme parks. For example, did you know you can hang glide or go on a safari here? No kidding. We Came up with 23 extraordinarily fun things to do, so step out of that line and go for it.
Pat Williams hasn’t put a book down since he was a kid with a newspaper route, using the money he made from it to fund what became his passion—reading. Now 71, the Orlando Magic executive has read about 7,000 books and has a home library packed with all of them, including rare first printings. In other rooms are hundreds of other tomes anxiously waiting to be read. Be patient, Williams tells them, your time will come.
It wasn’t my intention to become a crime blogger, but once I wrote about the Anthony case, I realized I had to see it through to the end.
Orlando magazine honors two chefs, a master chef who teaches culinary arts, a longtime favorite menu item, and a family-owned restaurant as Dining Hall of Fame inductees. Our Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and establishments with lasting ties to the local dining scene.
Our annual readers survey names the top restaurants in town in 60 categories.
The Casey Anthony trial may be the most sensational murder case since O.J., but don’t expect any courtroom showboating. With Judge Belvin Perry Jr. presiding, justice is serious business.
A traditional county fair may seem to have no place in a town known as the theme park capital of the world, where the latest and greatest rides await fun seekers. But for many Orlandoans, the Central Florida Fair is an annual rite of passage, like the senior skip days of yore. The recent 99th edition of the fair reminded visitors of the simple thrills in life, like riding bumper cars and tossing rings to win stuffed animals. Even the iPhone generation had a good time.