Monday, February 20, 2017

A half-eaten shark washed up on New Smyrna Beach last weekend

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM

A big ole half-eaten shark washed up on shore at New Smyrna Beach last Saturday, a sobering reminder that not only is there always a bigger fish, but that the ocean is metal as hell. According to WKMG, the shark was either a black tip or a spinner– apparently it...

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Disney releases sneak peek at new Na'vi River Journey 'Avatar' attraction

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Disney released a short teaser of the Na'vi River Journey, part of Disney's up-and-coming Pandora: The World of Avatar experience. According to Disney, this winding boat ride takes guests on a canoe down a secret river through a bioluminescent forest. On the ride, guests will see the world of Pandora...

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Orlando Philharmonic will perform score to 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' this year

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Magic is in the air with today's announcement that the Orlando Philharmonic will be performing John Williams' score to the second installment of the Harry Potter film series - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - for a two-night run this fall. The Philharmonic will be providing a live...

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New project spotlights local artists on SunRail cars

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM

In the next month, SunRail will become a moving art installation. The project, deemed, "Art Is Moving," is the brainchild of Nicki Drumb, a local artist who received a grant from The Awesome Foundation, which donates $1,000 each month to an idea the group finds to be "awesome." Pieces by...

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You can now retire to Margaritaville, also known as Volusia County

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM

The Margaritaville Resort Orlando is readying for its grand opening later this year, but if relaxing in the shadows of tourist traps and overpriced gift shops isn’t your idea of a vacation, there’s another local place to enjoy your cheeseburger in paradise. Minto Communities has announced a new partnership with Florida-based...

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Airline cutbacks suggest that Americans aren't as interested in traveling to Cuba as hoped

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:59 AM

When President Obama announced the thawing of relations with Cuba back in 2014, many expected that Cuba would become one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for Americans. But now, just over two years in, the outlook isn’t so sunny. Airlines were quick to fill the 110 daily...

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House files lawsuit against Florida Lottery over contract

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM

The House of Representatives filed a lawsuit late Friday accusing the Florida Lottery of illegally signing a long-term contract for ticket sales, escalating a feud between House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott a little more than a week before the legislative session begins. Corcoran's decision to file the...

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Band of the Week: The Belltowers

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you the Belltowers. The Belltowers are playing Will's Pub on Saturday ,Feb. 25, the second night of Field Trip South. Just the facts:Who's in the band?Eddie...

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A month into his presidency, Donald Trump campaigns for 2020 in Florida

Posted By on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:35 PM

A month after his inauguration, Donald Trump has decided he wants to keep president and kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in front of thousands at a rally in Melbourne this weekend. Without a political opponent, Trump has found a new enemy for himself and the American people in the...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

UCF and NASA team up to figure out how to build human habitats on Mars

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Humans have been plotting the route to Mars for some time now and it seems more navigable every day that passes, but where are the brave souls who make this inevitable journey planning to live? With the awarding of a grant from NASA, professor Sudipta Seal, the interim chair of...

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