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Give Kids the World hosts annual gala

Gala blends fantasy and fine dining

Guests from near and far, far away are invited to step into the pages of this modern storybook come to life at the 2016 Give Kids The World Black & White Gala.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

You’ve seen the “Three Tenors.” Imagine that concept translated for men with deep voices.

Three Baritones – Gabriel Preisser, Nathan Stark and Bryan Myer – will share the bill at the University Club in Winter Park on Aug. 28.

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Local parents rise up against FSA test

Parents battle FSA

Fourteen families are still fighting to have their children move on to fourth grade after refusing to take the FSA — a test deemed unnecessary and secretive by parents.

Healthy eyes for back to school

Keep an out out for vision issues

The inability to see clearly can affect a child’s physical, mental and social development, which in turn can affect academic and athletic performance and, ultimately, self-esteem.

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A Gift for Teaching hits $1 million donation mark

Giving since 1998

To many of us, $100 million might mean buying a house beyond our wildest dreams. To Central Florida’s highest-need children, $100 million over the past nearly 18 years means so much more.

Break your workout routine with a new one!

Commit to be fit with a new workout schedule

It’s tough to keep our schedules on track and keep a steady workout regimen. Try a new routine!

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Restaurant review: Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Chuy's has earned the reputation as the most fun place to eat Tex-Mex at a great price.

Chuy’s is all that it’s supposed to be. When the food is good (and fresh) why not let it be fun too.

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UCF Football Fanfest this Saturday

Meet UCF coach, players

The UCF Knights are readying for their first kickoff, with an off-season’s worth of anticipation built up behind new head coach Scott Frost.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The final free outdoor movie in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring the family, some chairs and a banana or two to Lake Eola Park on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. as Orlando hosts a free screening of "Minions."

Busting the myths behind HIV/AIDS

HIV only spread through body fluids

Since those early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s we have made tremendous progress.

Chris Jepson: It’s a woman’s choice . . . and hers alone

I ask Marco Rubio the question that my father put to me when I spoke with pious certainty, “Who died and made you Pope?”

Marco Rubio claims he’ll, “err on the side of life.” What exactly does that mean? Whose life should “we” err on the side of?

One Voice Orlando to benefit Pulse victims

Music for a cause

Residents can support the Pulse shooting victims while hear world-class opera by attending the One Voice Orlando benefit concert on Sept. 11.

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How to stave off skin cancer

Sunscreen is key

With summer heating up, it’s important to remember that overexposure to the sun can have harmful side effects, such as increasing your risk of developing skin cancer.

Could your vitamin D count be too high?

A lesson in vitamin D

I have seen only one case of vitamin D excess in my career. It is very rare if people are taking less than 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily.

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Puzzle comes together to connect Orlando-area trails

Bike paths popping up

According to, there are more than 150 miles of paved, off-street bike paths within a 30-mile radius of downtown Orlando.

Plenty of family activities only take 5 minutes

How to stay occupied in a short time

Here are fun ideas to make 5 minutes in your busy days count.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

Alice Cooper draws from horror movies and vaudeville for a stage show.

Alice Cooper will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. with VIP “Insanity” packages available for the concert.

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Summer recipes that can’t be beet

Enjoy the last few days of summer with these recipes

Sweet pickled beets are right at home at a summer barbecue, while a Spinach salad with bacon and egg makes a perfect brunch, lunch or dinner.

Perfecting your grilled cheese sandwich

Kitchen tips and more

For an extra little something, try sprinkling the grilled outsides with a tiny dash of sugar. Yum!

Higher pricing leads existing housing market

Real estate market prices higher than ever before

As we transition from the long summer days to the advent of the cooler fall season, consumer confidence in the Central Florida real estate market is higher than ever before.

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