Friday, March 24, 2017

Here's your chance to help revise Florida's state Constitution

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Months after the formation of the commission to review proposed revisions to the Florida Constitution, Central Florida is bracing for their first hearing of the year. The commission in charge of rifling through these proposals is the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which is currently headed by friend to Gov. Scott and...

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TV chef Emily Ellyn brings her kitchen quirk to Bok Tower Gardens this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Rockabilly "retro rad" chef Emily Ellyn will visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales for two days of gorgeous flowers and kick-ass cooking this weekend. Tomorrow, March 25, Ellyn will be doing a canning demo to show all the cool things you can preserve in Mason jars (it's not just...

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Florida lawmakers consider letting Rick Scott pick administrative judges

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:05 PM

One case involved a tiny horse track where an employee waved a red rag to start a "race" between two aging nags. Another centered on whether pari-mutuels could continue to offer popular "designated-player" poker-style games at card rooms throughout the state. And a third focused on a dispute between a...

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Disney reveals sneak peek at theme song for 'Happily Ever After' firework show

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:05 PM

For 13 years, Jiminy Cricket narrated our favorite Disney wishes during Magic Kingdom's fireworks finale every night. But now, it's time to wave goodbye to our little conscious guide as Disney prepares to reveal its new nighttime spectacle, Happily Ever After. Disney has revealed a sneak peek of the new theme...

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Florida Senate approves bill that lets grocery stores sell hard liquor

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Floridians are one step closer to picking up a bottle of Jack Daniel's with their frozen meatloaf at the grocery store. According to the Tampa Bay Times, legislators passed SB 106, the "whiskey to Wheaties" bill, through the Florida Senate Thursday, March 23 in a 21-17 vote. The bill would...

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Orlando garage-soul group the Sh-Booms featured on NPR

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Though they didn't ultimately win the Tiny Desk Contest by NPR Music, Orlando's own soul powerhouse the Sh-Booms left enough of an impression to get a nice feature on NPR anyway. So take that, suckas. Check out the story and interview with singer Brenda Radney here. ...

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Try Japanese whisky at Morimoto Asia on National Whiskey Day, March 27

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:41 PM

A little semantics lesson first: Why are some whisky/eys spelled whisky and the others spelled whiskey? The answer is all geography. Americans have decided to spell it "whiskey." So have the Irish. The Canadians and Scots, however, prefer "whisky." So do the Japanese. Didn't know the Japanese were in on...

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Questlove is coming to Orlando for Phat-n-Jazzy 23rd Anniversary party

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Questlove, the eccentric drummer of the Legendary Roots Crew, will headline the upcoming Phat-n-Jazzy 23rd Anniversary party at The Social. Phat N Jazzy, a popular club night that ran for 17 years, will host Questlove for two nights, April 4-5. Local funk curator DJ BMF is also on the bill....

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Florida man ticketed after eating pancakes in middle of intersection

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM

A Florida man was ticketed this week for eating the most important meal of the day in arguably the worst place possible. On March 21, officers with the Lakeland Police Department were notified of a man eating pancakes in the middle of the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Brunnell Parkway....

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Florida woman told to remove Blue Lives Matter flag because of HOA rules

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:32 AM

One St. John County woman has decided to fight her neighborhood homeowners association over the display of a Blue Lives Matter flag outside her house. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jax that his daughter, who did not want to be identified in the article, has flown a Blue Lives Matter...

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