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OCALA NATIONAL FOREST — A timber crew made quick work of some 60-foot-tall sand pines with a shearing machine that cuts the trees at the base like a massive pair of scissors. The fallen trees were stacked onto trucks, destined for pulp mills in...
It's that time of year again, when families start planning spring and summertime reunions. A good family reunion resort will offer activities and pastimes for all age groups, and accommodations with spacious, connecting rooms and suites, and condo- or...
Se acerca el verano y nada más obvio en Florida que ir a la playa. Sin embargo, las costas de la península albergan mucho más que arena y mar: sus 1,250 millas de línea costera son un paraíso para los aficionados a cualquier tipo de diversión. Ya sea...
Sentinel Staff reportSlip on those sunglasses, dig out the sunscreen and load up the kids -- it's vacation time, and we're headed to the beach. Beach-goers continue to be lured to Florida's east coast by the natural setting of New Smyrna Beach. Quiet New Smyrna Beach has...
All that's really required for a day at the beach is a stretch of sand and surf, but there's enough of those raw materials in Florida to enjoy an experience beyond that. For history buffs, there are beaches in the shadows of Spanish forts and Victorian-...
Tags: Sports, Travel, Zoology, Entertainment, Ernest Hemingway
Check out festivals and events in January across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below: Coming up this week Jan. 26, Feb. 2: Just for Kids. SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld Orlando kicks off its...
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When it comes to bird-watching, or sighting other critters in the wild, I'm often reduced to acting like that annoying guy in the movie theater who doesn't understand what just happened in a big-budget spy thriller. I'm the one leaning over the person...
The Write Stuff - Orlando SentinelThis month's free wallpaper download features the launch of Columbia in 1990, framed by sea oats at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. As always, this spectacular photo was made by Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber. Download your version...
Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton. When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
Tags: Sports, Travel, Zoology, Science and Technology, Ecotourism
Beach Beat - Orlando SentinelA few of you may remember the harsh winter of 2010 in Florida. Through the bitterly cold temperatures, we blogged about an unprecedented rescue effort – in which people sought out to find thousands of sea turtles that had been stunned by the...
Mike ThomasTITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelOn Saturday, Feb. 12, the first day of Valentine's Day weekend — and Abraham Lincoln's birthday — animal lovers have a huge selection of things to do. Just take a look: Paws in the Park, the SPCA of Central Florida's annual fundraiser, in Lake...
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