Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hurricane Matthew briefly becomes Category 5 storm before weakening

Posted By on Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 4 major hurricane after briefly achieving a Category 5 ranking, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.  The potentially devastating storm is expected to hit Jamaica and parts of Cuba and Haiti on Monday and Tuesday. Parts of South Florida could be brushed...

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Agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam: Water is 'everybody's problem'

Posted By on Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Florida must be even more proactive financially with local governments as water crises grow, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said this week. Putnam, who is expected to run for governor in 2018, said the state should consider cost-sharing programs with local governments to ensure clean drinking water and clean beaches for...

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Unlikely places: An interview with the Posies' Jon Auer

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 5:45 PM

“I’m on a ferry right now so if we get cut off, that’s why. Also, at the end of this I’ll probably have to put you on speaker because I have to drive off the ferry too.” So the Posies’ Jon Auer warned us when Orlando Weekly called to discuss...

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Country Covers 5 turns out big for Fern Creek Elementary (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:42 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Hopefully, the latest episode of the every-so-often Country Covers series at Will’s Pub (Sept. 29) will jolt the great event into regularity. This reboot featured the most lavish lineup yet and was, by far, the best attended. The sheer number and variety of bright locals...

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Here's an in-depth look into HHN's new virtual reality haunted house

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Halloween Horror Nights is unveiling a new haunted house for fans looking to shake things up this year — literally. In its 26th incarnation, Universal Orlando Resort is offering guests the option to upgrade their tickets for access to "The Repository," a virtual reality-based experience available on select nights through...

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Holy Ghosts' Alex Frankel steps out on his own, plays Social on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Holy Ghost member Alex Frankel has broken out on his own for a little bit, and all he wants to do is dance. The synth-popper is dropping a new EP today, and (lucky coincidence) he's playing the Social on Saturday. If new track "Negative Space" is any indication, expect a...

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Disney Springs opening third parking garage in 2019

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Disney Springs is getting a new attraction that has tons of twists, lots of speed and plenty of waiting time. A thrilling new parking garage! According to Orlando Sentinel, the Reedy Creek Improvement District has begun architectural and engineering designs for Disney Springs' third parking garage. The new garage will be...

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Local media outlets mistakenly think Florida cop sent a 'Sorry I tased you' cake

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:51 PM

If you happen to be following these local news outlets, then you might have seen a story today about a cop sending a "Sorry I tased you" cake to a Florida woman. Officer Michael Wohler used a Taser on Stephanie Byron of Pensacola in mid-2015, after the two fought over a...

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Rare Stockhausen piece to be performed at Timucua White House Sunday, Oct. 2

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Timucua Arts White House continues its mission of presenting challenging music with a concert of trumpet and electronics Sunday, Oct. 2. At Form, Structure and Interactions, trumpet player Mark Sunderland will perform six works by Central Florida composers, with a finale of the rarely heard and technically demanding piece "Aries,"...

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Tropical Storm Matthew strengthens into 'major' Category 3 hurricane

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:12 PM

The National Hurricane Center reports that Matthew has evolved into a Category 3 hurricane with winds reaching 115 mph before 11 a.m., according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Center calls any storm with winds above 110 mph a "major hurricane." As of now, Matthew is expected to turn northwest and...

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