Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Paint Strong Orlando comes to Orlando Public Library this September

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

In the days after the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse, local art shop Sam Flax announced it would donate supplies to artists who wanted to create works of art responding to the tragedy on June 12. The store only asked that participants would turn in the artwork created...

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City of Orlando 'exploring' citywide changes to duplex development code

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 2:28 PM

The City of Orlando has announced an upcoming public meeting regarding proposed changes to duplex and tandem development. City staff has drafted a preliminary set of recommendations, which you can read here, and will present a "community workshop" seeking public input at City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 21. The city's stated...

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Carefree alligator strolls through Florida man's yard

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM

A carefree gator nonchalantly strolled through a Land O' Lakes resident's yard this week.  Randy Spencer posted the video to his Instagram showing the monster reptile ducking between shrubs and houses, making its way into a neighbor's backyard.  Spencer told USA Today the video was taken from his driveway during a routine...

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Watch the new music video from local singer Laney Jones

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Orlando Weekly is pleased to premiere "Who Could Love," the newest music video from local singer/songwriter Laney Jones, off her eponymous new album. The performance-based clip for "Who Could Love" was filmed on the Rollins College campus and Lake Virginia - the Virginia parts pleasingly reminding us of the infamous...

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Health officials confirm first case of locally transmitted Zika in Pinellas County

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Florida health officials Tuesday reported the state's first locally transmitted case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outside of Miami-Dade County. The Department of Health announced that a case had been found in Pinellas County, along with four additional locally transmitted cases in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Such cases are...

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There's a petition urging Publix heiress to stop donating to anti-marijuana lobbying group

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Over 40,000 signatures have already been added to a Change.org petition, urging Publix heiress Carol Jenkins Barnett to stop donating money to Drug Free Florida.  The petition, started by Hiedi Handford, was started in response to Carol Jenkins Barnett, the daughter of Publix CEO George Jenkins who, last July, donated $800,000 to the Drug Free...

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Eleven from 'Stranger Things' announced as a guest for Spooky Empire

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Young actress Millie Bobby Brown, whose breakout role as a girl with psychic powers in Netflix's Stranger Things has made her the current Queen of the Entire Internet, will be appearing at this year's Spooky Empire convention, according to the company's Facebook page. Spooky Empire takes place Oct. 7-9 at the...

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Orlando label Total Punk releases LP by Oakland's Violence Creeps today

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Today local record imprint Total Punk drops their newest slab of vinyl, this time around it's a full-length from Oakland's Violence Creeps.  The Violence Creeps foursome deal in a wonderfully primitive and raw punk racket that has just enough weirdo sensibilities and quirks to rise above the underground rabble.  Preview to...

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Local pop-punkers Felicity headline Summer Meltdown Fest at Social tonight

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Rather than do the usual "we're back from tour" show, local pop-punk band Felicity have instead put together the Summer Meltdown Fest going down tonight at the Social. Besides welcoming Felicity back, you get a packed local showcase featuring Kasson, False Narrative, Luvlost and Conflicting Motive. It's a fifty shades of...

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Florida man shot and killed after date with woman he met online

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Adam Hilarie was looking for love the night he went bowling with a woman he met on an online dating site. In their second meeting together, he was begging for his life, according to police.  The Ledger reports Hilarie, 27, was found dead in the kitchen of his Auburndale apartment...

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