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This is the time of year when state Sen. Alan Hays usually tries to turn one of his extreme opinions into law by filing a bill that the Legislature has to consider with a straight face. Session 2013: The Umatilla Republican does not disappoint. Hays...
Here's a partial victory for those who speak up and carry on at government meetings. Staffers at the St. Johns River Water Management District were recommending that board members sell 800 acres east of Eustis because it's "surplus." The land would have...
What does "forever" mean? For Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the definition likely won't be the same as yours. His idea of the "Florida Forever" land-buying conservation program is more like "Florida Until I Say Otherwise." And now he has said otherwise....
Ladies and gentleman, we have clean water in Florida. Don't let any environmentalist tell you otherwise. It is clean; it smells good; it looks good. — Barney Bishop, president of Associated Industries of Florida Barney needs to get out of his...
The Chain Gang - Orlando SentinelThis 4-mile section opened in 2012 and runs northwest along the lake from Magnolia Park in Orange County. It's the black line at lower right on the map is this segment. The first half-mile is paved; the rest runs atop a levee and is crushed limerock...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelPresident Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — In the House District 45 primary, Democratic voters tapped Randolph Bracy III, 35, a charter-school employee and son of Randolph Bracy Jr., the well-known senior pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando and former chair of...
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelFrom Kelly LaFollette with Lake County: The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will conduct a bird and butterfly survey on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, off County Road 455 in south Lake. Naturalists of all abilities...
Orlando Arts BlogIf you missed the Orlando Philharmonic's recent outdoor concert in Winter Park's Central Park, there's a chance to experience a similar concert on the other side of Orange County: The Winter Garden Rotary is presenting Evening at the Pops featuring the...
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelColleague Kevin Spear brings us up-to-date on the annual Christmas bird count at Lake Apopka: This year's count was on the low side, with 163 species identified. Read Kevin's story and view a gallery of pictures....
Animal CrazyÂ» Orlando Sentinel â€“ Animal CrazyIt's a sad photo: A frog flattened on Binion Road near Lake Apopka. But even worse, the frog wasn't alone in its fate. According to a nearby resident, late Monday night “they were just hopping everywhere. There were tons of them.” Hundreds,...
Postcards from FloridaÂ» Orlando Sentinel â€“ Postcards from FloridaThe weather has been about picture-postcard perfect this week in Central Florida — at least today — which makes even a city slicker (moi) consider the notion of horseback riding as a fun Florida diversion. It was good timing,Â then, that I...
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