Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Soccer fans pack into Orlando bar to celebrate the Lions.

ORLANDO – There was a hearty crowd at Harry Buffalo’s bar on Church Street on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t just the beer and wings that brought people out. It was actually time to celebrate the growing popularity of a particular sport in Orlando, that being soccer — and to demonstrate there are plenty of [...]

Florida Classic becomes an economic cash register for Orlando.

ORLANDO – Even as early at 10:30 in the morning, it felt like the calm before the storm – literally, in a sense, since meteorologists had predicted rains for Saturday, and grey clouds hovered steadily and ominously above the Citrus Bowl most of the day. As it turns out, it never did rain on the [...]

Paintball field invites patrons to wear a costume — and win a $1,000 prize.

ORLANDO – The entire concept, Spiros Kodouns is the first to admit, is probably a combination that a lot of people don’t usually associate one another with: Halloween activities ….. and paintball. “The Halloween thing is kind of interesting, and it was something that grew,” said Kodouns, who owns and operates Orlando Paintball, the paintball [...]

Wearing purple, Orlando aims to become the next great soccer city.

ORLANDO – If the wearing of pink has come to be associated with a health care statement, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is hoping that wearing purple this weekend means a solid boost for the city’s economy — and plenty of entertainment for soccer fans. The purple, of course, refers to T-shirts that encourage area residents [...]

Four Corners celebrates the opening of its first public park.

FOUR CORNERS – Scott Smith can remember a decade ago, trying to bring together government leaders from the four counties that make up the Four Corners area, and convince them that what used to be miles of citrus groves along U.S. 27 was now something entirely different: miles of residential subdivisions filled with newcomers. That [...]

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