Pathways for Parramore

Business, Parks and National Recognition For Parramore Orange County – With the recent approval of the new venues proposal for the downtown area, activities are in high gear to enhance …

Gavin P Smith Orlando Journalist

Full Steam Ahead

New Venue design teams named for recently approved Magic arena Orange County, FL – Now that the venues have been approved, officials are wasting no time in filling top positions …

School Daze

New schools just in time for new school year Orange County, FL – In order to relieve the growing pains of schools around Central Florida, new schools will be available …

Orlando Tribune - Red Light Sign 2007 - Gavin P Smith

Signs, Signs Everywhere a Sign

New warning signs at signals across Central Florida warn of red-light fines ORANGE COUNTY – Motorists may soon get an eyeful at traffic lights around the county courtesy of Orange …

Orlando Tribune - Greenolution Cover Story 2007

New Color for Orange County

Orlando Joining “Green-olution” ORANGE COUNTY – With recent worldwide concerts to bring awareness to global warming, oodles of scientific studies about greenhouse gases and pollution, and terms like “carbon footprint” …

Orlando Tribune - Road Rage 2007 - Gavin P Smith

Road Rage

I-4 driver injured in hail of gunfire ORANGE COUNTY – While most people are accustomed to random daily minor road rage incidents, one recent event serves as a reminder that …

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Traffic Quagmire

One big downtown mess…but is there hope? ORANGE COUNTY – If you’re an everyday traveler of I-4, the 408, or streets in the downtown area, you are well aware of …

Orlando Tribune Disney Pipe Bomb - 2007 - Gavin P Smith

Pipe Bomb At Disney

Prank or serious incident? ORANGE COUNTY – In a time where terrorism fears run rampant, an event that occurred recently at Downtown Disney serves as a reminder that even the …

Orlando Tribune Lou Pearlman 1 2007 Gavin P Smith

…And Justice After All?

Pearlman Pinched – Florida Return Eminent   ORANGE COUNTY – The hottest question in Central Florida on everyone’s lips, at least up until now, has been “where in the world …

Orlando Tribune - Bowl Story 2007 1 - Gavin P Smith

Perception vs. Reality

Does Buddy’s Beleaguered Bowl Bid Break The Bank? ORANGE COUNTY – Last year, I attended a downtown mixer at City Hall, where Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer spoke of bold plans …

Orlando Tribune Visionary Vacillating 2007 Gavin P Smith

Visionary Vacillating

What Is Actually Achievable For Orange County In The Near Future? ORANGE COUNTY – Orlando County Mayor Richard Crotty recently gave his 7th annual State Of The County Address, marking …

Orange County Budget Blues 2007 Gavin P Smith

In The Line Of Fire

What can you do to prepare for an active hurricane season? ORANGE COUNTY – When an in-law that you just can’t stand comes for a visit once a year, the …

Orlando Tribune Housing Hoax 2007 Gavin P Smith

Housing Crisis or Hoax?

New housing program to slow resident migration out of Orange County ORANGE COUNTY – Despite the downturn in property values all across the Southeast and much of the United States, …

Orlando Tribune - Osceola Beautiful 2007 Gavin P Smith

Keep Osceola Beautiful

Osceola County – Earth Day is just around the corner.  For those of you who do not know the story behind Earth Day, the national day of observance was the …