Friday, February 5, 2016

Florida Zika cases increase to 14, including one in Osceola County

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:06 PM

The number of travel-related Zika virus cases in Florida increased to 14 on Friday, and one of those cases is in Osceola County, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Health.  Starting Monday, state Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong will give daily Zika updates at 2 p.m. Aside from...

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9 killer Super Bowl parties happening in Orlando this Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 5:28 PM

There’s only one day of the year that all Americans gather round to share a meal and memories: Super Bowl Sunday. The stakes couldn’t be higher with Super Bowl 50 considering this will likely being quarterback Peyton Manning’s final appearance on the gridiron and the Panthers kicking so much ass...

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Tim Dorsey reads at Orlando Public Library and Writer's Block Bookstore Sunday, Feb. 7

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:23 PM

If you're a fan of the literary genre known as "Florida noir" — which is, contrary to the usual noir stereotype, chockablock with cartoony villains and tropical color/flavor — you may already know Tim Dorsey's work. If not, now's a good time to acquaint yourself with his antihero, Serge...

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Black Tusk bill pushes the bounds of heavy music (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  More than just being really good concerts, a couple recent bills – both presented by surging Orlando-based but statewide promoter (and recent Undie award winner for “Best new heavy booking”) Endoxa Booking – underscore how creative and evolutionary of an age it is right now for metal...

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World-ranked competitive eaters make their way to Saturday's Orlando Chili Cook-Off

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Food is made to be devoured, and never has this has been more true than with the line of competitive eaters set to take World Chili Eating Challenge tomorrow at the 2016 Orlando Chili Cook Off.  Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Miki Sudo are two of the 10 signed up for said...

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Central Florida group collecting water, supplies for Flint

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Inspired by a Miami charity that delivered bottled water to Flint, the Michigan city where public officials told residents the poisonous water they were drinking since 2014 was safe, a Central Florida group is collecting supplies to aid Flint residents.  Community organizers T.J. Legacy-Cole and Stacey Ali created Sunshine 4...

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Beat the cold snap by trying 80 kinds of chili at the Orlando Chili Cook-Off on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:52 AM

What do simmering beef, burning chili peppers and Orlando Weekly all have in common? All three are attending the Seventh Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off at Orlando Festival Park. As you try chili recipes from over 80 booths, you can enjoy live music, drinks and – if you really don’t care...

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Show your Valentine you know how to plan ahead at Audubon Park's Vintage Valentine sale on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Let’s face it: Not everyone’s heart melts when receiving the stereotypical Valentine’s Day gifts. If you’re through with buying your significant other stuffed animals or bouquets of roses, head over to Vintage Valentine. Park Ave CDs, Dear Prudence Shop and the Lovely Boutique Market partner up to sell some...

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Disney is literally putting the 'springs' in Disney Springs with new 'natural' water feature

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Disney Springs is finally living up to its namesake. The company announced it would be recreating a natural Florida spring for guests to enjoy while meandering around the shopping center.  Announced back in January, this new bubbling spring will be located in the Town Center and will come with a...

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A 9-foot green anaconda was caught in Melbourne this week

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 6:01 AM

A massive anaconda was found in a Melbourne woman's backyard earlier this week, but it wasn't buns this snake was after, but two small dogs. Leisa Remsberg let her two dogs, Gizmo and Teddy, outside Monday morning and found an unexpected nine-foot green anaconda, according to Florida Today.  After the...

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