Friday, December 9, 2016

Here's a list of Pulse remembrance ceremonies happening on Dec. 12

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Dec. 12 marks the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting where a gunman killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse and injured 53 others. Various organizations will be holding remembrance ceremonies that day where the public is welcome. Here's a list of the events posted so far, and...

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SantaCon turns Thornton Park into an annual boozy parade of Santas

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Did you know that in the official rules for SantaCon, Santas are encouraged not to get too drunk? Which means that the binge drinking bacchanal disguised as a holiday event is further proof that rules just don’t apply to Santa. Thornton Park’s annual outpost of the national Santa-themed pub crawl...

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Shop local for presents at any of these Holiday Markets this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Holidays or not, some of us don’t feel much like celebrating right about now – according to the Associated Press, about 71 million Americans have a reason to be down in the dumps to some degree. (Although 62 million of us are filled with glee.) It’s not so easy to...

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The Great Orlando Mixer returns to Cheyenne Saloon for the last time this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The end of the year is the perfect time for a respite from the typical bar scene. How often, might you ask, do we avert our eyes from the painfully underdressed (shorts at the bar?) and suspiciously inexperienced drinkers about town? The answer is too often. So often, in fact,...

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Found Glory announce three-night Orlando stand for next year

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Florida's Pop-punk standard bearers New Found Glory have announced a 20th anniversary tour to commence in March 2017, where they will be performing full-versions of fan favorite albums like Sticks and Stones. And luckily for Orlando fans, the band will be playing a record-breaking three nights at the Social. NFG...

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New bill would shift burden of proof to prosecutors in "stand your ground" cases

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:55 PM

A controversial proposal to shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases has been refiled in the Florida Senate. Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley on Thursday filed the measure (SB 128) for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March. The bill would shift the burden of proof to...

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Winter Park gets the go-ahead to build new library

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM

The city of Winter Park can start issuing bonds to construct its $30 million library project in the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, according to a ruling handed down by a judge. Back in March, voters approved a referendum to issue $30 million in bonds for a proposed 50,000-square-foot library,...

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Floridians had a record year for running over panthers and manatees

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Florida manatees and panthers had a pretty terrible year, mostly because people kept running them over. According to recent numbers released by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida boaters have killed a record 98 manatees so far in 2016. This tops the previous record set in 2009 of...

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Fisherman catches brick of cocaine off the coast of Florida

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:23 PM

While fishing two miles off the coast of Miami Wednesday morning, charter captain Mark "The Shark" Quartiano caught a barnacle-covered kilo of cocaine. "Times to go home, boys. Merry Christmas," says Quartino in the video clip. Quartiano told the Miami New Times that he contacted the U.S. Coast Guard...

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Meza Mediterranean Grill to open in Baldwin Park

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Meza Mediterranean Grill, a new restaurant from the same owner as Cafe Annie, will open soon in Baldwin Park. Look for the new Middle Eastern restaurant to take over the old Loco Motion space in the first quarter of 2017. According to a post on Meza's Facebook page, construction begins...

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