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Story of a... Boat Tour Guide

With 15 years on Winter Park’s lakes, Dan Lancaster, 77, has seen it all: wildlife fights, stormy weather and a “dead boat.”

Noises Off, Please

Reflections on grits and nitwits.

Unclean Sweep

Greg Dawson gets all misty eyed—from debris sent airborne by leaf blowers.

Story of a... Living Statue

Nicolas Jay, 43, paints his body, dresses in costume, and stays perfectly still to entertain audiences at Disney World.

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.
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Guides & Resources

Premier Realtors

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

Wedding Resource Guide

Find the best wedding vendors in Orlando.

Summer Getaways 2015

Summer is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando.

Shattering Myths of Better Business Bureau

2015 Best Lawyers

When you need an attorney, you want someone with a strong reputation and a proven track record. The annual Best Lawyers® list provides the names of Orlando-area attorneys most recommended by their colleagues in the field.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2015

Our annual list featuring 216 of the area’s finest dental professionals.

Dentists Q&As

We selected 4 dentists to weigh in on questions related to dental health.

Guide to Private Schools 2015

Our annual guide to private schools will help you chart an educational course for your family.
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Find the best events in and around town for the weekend.

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Make the most of your time with these suggestions before hitting the shops in Orlando

Weekend Happenings in Orlando May 15 to 17

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend, including a Friday night live music guide.

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