Monday, May 22, 2017

Slumberjack to play album release show this weekend at Will's Pub

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Local indie unit Slumberjack are currently on the road, on the final dates of a two-week run promoting new album Oddly Calm, but this weekend they'll be returning to Orlando to play a album release/homecoming show with some local and touring heavy-hittters. Slumberjack play their album release show at...

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Park Lake/Highland ranked as 'best place to live' in the Orlando area

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM

The Park Lake/Highland neighborhood, which is home to notable local spots like the Orlando Urban Trail, Will's Pub, Santiago's Bodega and Nora's Sugar Shack, to name a few, was recently picked as the top place to live in the Orlando metro area. According to Niche, a website that helps finding...

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Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will open new location this summer

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will be reopening on Curry Ford Road near Bumby Avenue later this summer. Orlando Weekly restaurant critic Fayaiz Kara informs us that the new stand-alone building, which is located at 2421 Curry Ford Road, should open later this summer, possibly by July. Claddagh Cottage was...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. and Tamale Co. coming to the new 'Hourglass District'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Two real estate professionals have grand plans for a parcel of land southeast of downtown. Husband-and-wife tandem Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino, who own real estate brokerage and property management firm National Real Estate, are in the process of transforming the Curry Ford Road/Bumby Avenue corridor into what they're dubbing the "Hourglass District" – so named...

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Possible nude beach coming to Palm Beach County

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Some Palm Beach County beach-goers are pushing for permission to tan certain body parts that don't typically see the light of day. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Palm Beach County Freedom Beach Initiative sent a letter to the County Commission last Thursday expressing interest in implementing a...

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Gov. Rick Scott has until Wednesday to decide fate of Florida 'liquor wall'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Opponents have mobilized to try to convince Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would a repeal a decades-old law  requiring hard spirits to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods —- an issue that has become known as the “liquor wall.” But Scott, who faces...

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Free theme park admission and reduced hotel rates for Florida teachers

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Summer vacation isn't exclusively for students – teachers get a break too, and Florida theme parks are showing their appreciation for educators. Disney Springs is offering special room rates for preschool, daycare and kindergarten through college teachers and support staff starting from $72 per night at all seven Disney Springs...

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A sinkhole has opened up directly in front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM

A formidable sinkhole, which in no way should be used as a metaphor for anything, has opened up near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a statement from the town of Palm Beach, a 4-foot-by-4-foot hellmouth was found Monday morning near a newly installed water pipe on...

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Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop to play the Social tonight

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:36 AM

What Tommy did next. Bash & Pop, the Post-Replacements, pre-Guns N’ Roses musical outlet for bass-basher Tommy Stinson hits the road again, touching down in Orlando tonight.. Bash & Pop plays the Social tonight with Plane Versus Cult and Run Racquel at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. ...

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Newborn Commerson's dolphin calf dies at SeaWorld

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM

A newborn Commerson's dolphin calf, whose mother made headlines earlier this month for getting pregnant while on birth control, died only minutes after being born last weekend at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park. The calf died Saturday, May 20, says SeaWorld.  The current pod of Commerson's dolphins at SeaWorld is...

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