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A Sad Lot

Greg Dawson finds the man with the most thankless job in Orlando—an overnight attendant at a towing company’s impoundment lot.

Committed to Memory

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.

A Murder in Georgia

Reflections on the horror of good-old-boy racism in the not-so-distant past.

Story of a... Hiker

Sandra Friend, 52, braves gators, bears and floods to research her guidebooks to Florida’s best trails.

Calling It Quits

Greg Dawson has a dinosaur that keeps showing up on his doorstep—the phone book.

Freeze Frames

Ruminations about fashion challenges and more.

The Path of Kahn

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.

A Lesson in Taste

Greg Dawson chows down on school lunch menus of yesteryear and today.

Story of a...Barista

Coffee, like beer, has gone craft, and no one knows that better than Aaron Albright, 26, of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.

Ultimate Goal

Kicking around soccer and other issues.

A Major Roar

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.

Perfect Match

Adrian Heath brings the competitive fire he had as a player to his role as coach of Orlando City.

Star Power

Yeah, we’re still pinching ourselves—but Kaká really has arrived to lead Orlando City into the big leagues.

Fans-tastic

From cheering and singing to pyrotechnics, Orlando City’s raucous supporters are a special breed.

Soccer 101

Stumped by the terminology of “the beautiful game’’? We’re here to help.

Lessons Learned

The musical road not taken.

Tech Spotlight: Brooks Zurn

Sunshine Labs provides a place for hardware makers to create their wares.

Bottom Line

Always looking to get ahead, Greg Dawson gives his take on waiting in line.

Tech Spotlight: Chris Harden & Jeremy Scheinberg

Trobo the Storytelling Robot and its animated lessons.

Tech Spotlight: Carlos Carbonell

The team of Carlos Carbonell and Amy Jantzer at Echo Interaction Group.

Labor of Love

Best Valentine’s Day idea ever and other ruminations.

Faces of Tech

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.

Tech Spotlight: Gregg Pollack

Promoting learning by doing at Code School.

Story of a... Hockey Player

At 24, Solar Bears forward Scott Tanski is already a veteran—and he still has all his teeth.

Dirt, Sun, Water & Seeds

A basic formula to bring your family closer together.

A Giant Is Reborn

How a legendary tree that burned three years ago has taken on a new life.

Yes, We Can't

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.

Family Matters

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.

Story of...a Children's Entertainer

Richard Peeples, 53, and his quirky songs have delighted thousands of youngsters over the past decade.

Family Tech :) and :(

Phones, computers and games can spark a big disconnect. But they also can help us share experiences.

Bucket (of Fun) List

10 things every Central Florida family should do at least once.

Start Me Up

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let everyman help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, from food trucks to films.

Signing Off

The Merita Bread sign along Interstate 4 is down but not out.

Shining Knights

Giving back to the community on a Saturday morning—UCF style.

Repeat After Me

Greg Dawson pleads guilty to regifting and is sentenced to tell us all about it.

Presents Perfect

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.
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Guides & Resources

Top Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2017

Check out our 2017 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

2017 Premier Veterinarians

The 2017 Pet Guide: Pet Resource Guide

Here are some of the places you can go in Central Florida when you need supplies, products and services for your best friends.

Premier Realtors 2017

Let Orlando's best realtors help you find your dream home!

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2017

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.
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