Greg Dawson finds the man with the most thankless job in Orlando—an overnight attendant at a towing company’s impoundment lot.
More than six decades ago, Orlando played a role in the racist saga of the Groveland Boys. Here’s a look back at some shameful history—and a look forward to possible justice.
Reflections on the horror of good-old-boy racism in the not-so-distant past.
Sandra Friend, 52, braves gators, bears and floods to research her guidebooks to Florida’s best trails.
Greg Dawson has a dinosaur that keeps showing up on his doorstep—the phone book.
Ruminations about fashion challenges and more.
Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles—Patrick Kahn has had many stops on his visual arts journey. Now he is bringing the works of master photographers to Orlando through his Snap! Space gallery and an annual festival.
Greg Dawson chows down on school lunch menus of yesteryear and today.
Coffee, like beer, has gone craft, and no one knows that better than Aaron Albright, 26, of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.
Kicking around soccer and other issues.
Orlando City’s Lions begin play this month as a member of Major League Soccer. To prepare you for the next level of Soccermania, we offer a look at their coach, their star player, their history and their fans.
Adrian Heath brings the competitive fire he had as a player to his role as coach of Orlando City.
Yeah, we’re still pinching ourselves—but Kaká really has arrived to lead Orlando City into the big leagues.
From cheering and singing to pyrotechnics, Orlando City’s raucous supporters are a special breed.
Stumped by the terminology of “the beautiful game’’? We’re here to help.
The musical road not taken.
Sunshine Labs provides a place for hardware makers to create their wares.
Always looking to get ahead, Greg Dawson gives his take on waiting in line.
Trobo the Storytelling Robot and its animated lessons.
The team of Carlos Carbonell and Amy Jantzer at Echo Interaction Group.
Best Valentine’s Day idea ever and other ruminations.
Orlando’s tech startup community is a digital melting pot of app developers, software designers and hardware makers. Their stories are as diverse as their creative endeavors.
Promoting learning by doing at Code School.
At 24, Solar Bears forward Scott Tanski is already a veteran—and he still has all his teeth.
A basic formula to bring your family closer together.
How a legendary tree that burned three years ago has taken on a new life.
Greg Dawson doesn’t worry about the temptation of making New Year’s resolutions; he’s had the some one for 25 years and counting.
We celebrate the family with strategies for connection and creativity, such as gardening together, taking music lessons, and setting some rules for high-tech toys. Plus check out our bucket list of fun excursions.
Richard Peeples, 53, and his quirky songs have delighted thousands of youngsters over the past decade.
Phones, computers and games can spark a big disconnect. But they also can help us share experiences.
10 things every Central Florida family should do at least once.
Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let everyman help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, from food trucks to films.
The Merita Bread sign along Interstate 4 is down but not out.
Giving back to the community on a Saturday morning—UCF style.
Greg Dawson pleads guilty to regifting and is sentenced to tell us all about it.
Last-minute shoppers, relax. We’ve got some great gift ideas—from offbeat coffee mugs and handy fix-it tools to high-tech travel gadgets and colorful kitchen accessories.