Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ravello at the Four Seasons celebrates Alba's coveted white truffle

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:54 AM

If it's October, it must be white truffle season, and leave it to none other than the Four Seasons Resort to bring in one of the most prized and rare truffles known to man: the Alba white truffle. For the uninitiated, the white truffle's earthy pungency has been known to...

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Early voting in Florida still shows how tight this race can be

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM

The first day of early voting has revealed a race that is still close, despite an large upswing in early Latino votes likely benefitting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Numbers released today by the Florida Division of Elections show that over 1.6 million Floridians voted on Monday - the first day...

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Statistically, you'll probably get in an accident on I-4

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Chances are you probably have been stuck waiting an eternity in standstill traffic behind a crash scene on I-4. Probably more than once.  Interstate 4 is among the most dangerous highways in the United States, according to statistics from the driving safety app, EverDrive. EverDrive gathers data and habits from...

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Disney has found yet another loophole to import cheap labor

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:47 AM

In June 2015, the New York Times ran an article about 250 IT workers at Disney who were not only replaced by immigrants using the H1-B program, but were expected to train their replacements. The story has been used ever since to talk about the issues surrounding the H1-B...

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Donald Trump will be in Sanford today

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming to Sanford on Tuesday for a rally.  The rally will be held Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Million Air Orlando hangar at Orlando Sanford International Airport on 2841 Flightline Ave. Doors open at noon and the event starts at 3 p.m.  You...

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Konbini at East End Market closing Oct. 31

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Konbini at East End Market – the one-stop convenience shop for all things Japanese – will close on Monday, Oct. 31. The trio of Lordfer Lalicon, Mark Berdin and Jennifer Banagale will close the store as they prepare to open their boutique sushi/omakase restaurant Kadence in the former Winter Park Beer...

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City of Orlando approves $300k grant to cover overtime costs associated with Pulse shooting

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Orlando City Council approved a grant Monday afternoon for $316,708 from the Department of Justice to help cover overtime costs associated with the mass shooting at the gay night club Pulse.  According to WKMG, $225,462 of the grant will be used to help pay for the overtime hours and benefits...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Universal adds extra weekend to Halloween Horror Nights 26

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Halloween Horror Nights 26 is staying an extra weekend just like we thought.  Universal Orlando announced that they would be adding two more days after quietly changing park times to end at 5 p.m. on their site for the new selected dates. The Repository, their latest virtual reality-based haunted house,...

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Punk godfathers the Damned announce Orlando show for 2017

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

First wave U.K. punks the Damned today announced a 40th anniversary U.S. tour that includes an Orlando stop in 2017. The band is set to play the House of Blues on May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Damned hold the dubious distinction of being the first punk band to...

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Jimmy Buffett wants Florida to vote no on solar, yes on medical marijuana

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett recently took a break from his idyllic life of sponge cake and frozen concoctions to weigh in on two of Florida's controversial ballot amendments.  Buffett urged Floridians to vote against utilities-backed solar Amendment 1 and vote in favor of Amendment 2, a medical marijuana...

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