About Michael Freeman

Michael W. Freeman is a veteran journalist, playwright and author. Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, he has lived in Orlando since 2002. Michael has worked for some of Florida's largest newspapers, including The Orlando Sentinel. His original plays have draw strong audiences at the Orlando Fringe Festival. He is the author of the novels "Bloody Rabbit" and "Koby's New Home."

Holiday Gala helps raise funds for special children, the director says.

LOUGHMAN – There are folks who just can’t contain their excitement when they go to a major theme park like Disney, and act like they’re reliving their childhood all over again. Then there’s the ones who save up all year to take a theme park vacation, and spend the entire time complaining about… Continue reading

Business leaders question the message, delivery behind two sales tax defeats.

CHAMPIONSGATE – For municipal leaders in Osceola and Polk counties, it all seemed to make perfect sense: create a special taxing system to help fund much-needed road improvements and to expand mass ransportation to help people find jobs. There was just one challenge: county leaders were asking voters to approve ballot referendums… Continue reading

In a sea of active theme parks, Bok Tower Gardens is a quiet oasis.

LAKE WALES – Having the designation of being the best at something – or, in this case, the tallest in your field – can be great for business if that reputation draws people to your site. But even Cassie Jacoby is the first to admit it isn’t quite true. “It’s… Continue reading

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