Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former state representative and county commissioner Linda Stewart eyeing state Senate seat!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

So, we have a thing for former commish and rep Linda Stewart, largely because she holds nothing back and talks like she's screaming with southern joy all the time. Today, she phoned us up to let us know that she is actively considering running again for public office, this time...

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'The Order: 1886' is like a playable movie – but we don't play games to watch movies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:19 PM

There's one thing undeniable that The Order 1886 — it's beautiful. Whether you're traversing grungy year old London streets or looking out at a smoky skyline, the art direction for this game is unparalleled (for now). I wish I could say the same about the gameplay, which basically steals...

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Gov. Rick Scott tries to woo Wawa by offering to name Florida town after convenience store chain

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

There will be more Wawas in Florida – just don't expect to find one in a Wawa, Florida. Gov. Rick Scott went to Philadelphia this week with a team of economic-development and education leaders. And so far, all the Sunshine State has got is a reaffirmation that Wawa Inc....

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From the Walt Disney World rumor mill: a Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant could be opening in Adventureland

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Empty since 1994, except for when it was used for the occasional meet-and-greet or as a trick-or-treating stand, the Adventureland Verandah looks to be finally reopening as a restaurant. Anyone who visited Magic Kingdom prior to 1994 will recall the popular counter-service restaurant with its Asian and tropics-inspired menu and...

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Sidewalk Talk: SunRail to offer free service to Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Image via SunRail Riders Riding the Rails blog. Between all the bike-sharing and car-sharing and everybody-moving and foot-traffic situations populating the Central Florida urban planning landscape right now, it's nice to see that the ever-popular Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be alleviating infrastructural congestion this year – with...

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'Drake's Homecoming' movie comes to Orlando theaters for one night only

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:50 AM

If you're reading this, it's too late and you already missed out ...  I kid. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Orlando fans can see Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage at five local theaters: AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX (6000 Universal Blvd., Ste. 740) Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay (5150...

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Arrgh, ye mateys: Trader Joe's Orlando is hiring

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:38 AM

How do you look in a Hawaiian shirt? Trader Joe's, the West Coast-based discount specialty retailer, begins hiring for their Dr. Phillips location next week, with a planned store opening April 10. Trader Joe's stores typically carry between 50-100 employees, organized in a mildly hokey nautical theme – employees...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Zimmern comes to Orlando, eats no bugs, has great time

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:51 PM

It's no secret, Orlando's been getting a lot of love lately. Everyone from the New York Times to USA Today  to Alton Brown has sung our little town's praises in the past year or so, so this roundup in Food & Wine magazine should come as no surprise. Consider...

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Huge extreme sports park planned for Kissimmee could bring snow skiing to Florida

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

For the most part, living in Florida means forgoing certain sports, like snow skiing or snowboarding, but a new action sports resort that was recently announced for Kissimmee is here to help with that. The Xero Gravity Action Sports and Entertainment Resort is planned for a 75-acre site behind...

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Two senior pit bulls surrendered to shelter due to divorce need homes ASAP

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

We know, we know: The Puppy Love issue is over. But will you look at these two old man dogs who were recently surrendered together? They're at Orange County Animal Services, and they were surrendered due to divorce. One is named Clay, the other is named Luke. They are...

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