Friday, July 29, 2016

De Azucar Bakery is hosting an open house Saturday, July 30

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Oviedo may not be your first stop on a culinary tour of Central Florida, but there's a sweet reason to head out east Saturday, July 30. De Azucar (Spanish meaning "from sugar") is the bakery brainchild of executive pastry chefs Angie Lopez, who opened the spot in January 2013, and...

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Tomorrow is your last chance for Farm + Haus brunch at East End Market

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 5:07 PM

For the last couple weekends in a row, starting on July 16 , Farm + Haus has been popping up at East End Market with a themed brunch menu before they debut their permanent space in late August. Tomorrow is your last chance to be one of the first to...

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You can fly from Florida to Cuba for $99 starting in August

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 4:59 PM

For the first time in decades, commercial flights to Cuba will soon be available, and they're cheap! JetBlue announced this week that they will begin commercial flights from Florida to Cuba starting August 31, with fares as low as $99 each way.   That means, with taxes and fees included, a...

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'World's largest sperm and egg bank' in Orlando says it won't release samples until FDA approves screening test for Zika

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Officials for Cyros International, which bills itself as "the world's largest sperm and egg bank," say the Orlando company will not release any samples collected starting Monday until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a donor screening test for the Zika virus.  State and federal officials announced Friday that...

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There was a massive street fight in downtown Orlando last night

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:56 PM

As you can see in this video, a big ole brawl broke out in front of the Cobb Plaza in downtown Orlando last night. The fight, which spilled into Orange Ave., (right around the corner from our office) involved at least 8 people, two knockouts, and one poor soul getting...

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Auto Chlor returns for one night only to Will's Pub

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Auto Chlor, the loose Floridian noise collective and distant ancestor of Moon Jelly, and will be making a one-night comeback opening for Moon Jelly, Maximino and Thee Wilt Chamberlain this weekend. Not only that, but local label Illuminated Paths will be releasing a cassette retrospective of Auto Chlor material for...

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Miami has a serious syphilis problem

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Wrap it up, Miami. According to the Miami Herald, over the last three years the rate of syphilis infections reported in Miami-Dade and Broward counties has risen faster than anywhere else in Florida and most of the country for that matter.  In a recent STD surveillance report from the Centers for...

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Blue Bird Bake Shop celebrates sixth birthday on Saturday, July 30

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Get one of these cute Birthday Cake cupcakes (or any other flavor BBBS has been turning out for the last six years — hello, High Hat!) for just $2 on Saturday during Blue Bird Bake Shop's sixth birthday celebration. During the day, BBBS will also unveil some new flavors, new...

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Dan Jordan Quartet to play Blue Bamboo Center tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:06 PM

As part of the Blue Bamboo Center's ambitious slate of live jazz and classical music programming, tonight the Dan Jordan Quartet will take the stage. Jordan (who can count membership in the Rivbea Orchestra amongst his bonafides) will lead his eponymous ensemble through a night of dexterous jazz. Show starts...

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Pulse shooting victim Angel Colon dances for first time at Orlando Zumba convention

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Today, Pulse shooting victim and Zumba instructor Angel Colon danced again, for the first time since June 12, at the Zumba Fitness Instructor Convention in Orlando. His choice of song? "Love Make the World Go Round" by Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. In front of an audience of 5000 at...

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