Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Jeff Rupert Quartet to play the Stan Getz songbook at Blue Bamboo tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM

A jazz foursome led by saxophonist Jeff Rupert stages a tribute to the alternately buoyant and haunting tunes of Stan Getz. Sway away the fading summer and expect some bossa nova wonderment. Show starts at 7 p.m. tonight at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts and is FREE! ...

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Learn more than 'Dónde está la biblioteca' with bilingual meetup in East Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Learning a new language as an adult can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. It's not enough to know the correct way to pronounce a word or where to put an accent mark—you've got to know how to confidently hold a fluent conversation, and in academic-leaning classes, that's often the part...

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Artists turn your mom's old wine boxes into art to raise money for the Zebra Coalition

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Talk about thinking outside the box. That’s exactly what the Quantum Leap Winery and Barefoot Spa are doing as they join their efforts for this silent auction. Forty-five wine boxes were transformed into art – a portrait of Mona Lisa with a cell phone, a snowy egret and a robot,...

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Scott orders faster public notification after sinkhole dumps contamination into Floridan aquifer

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered new public notification rules as a result of a sewage spill in Pinellas County and a sinkhole south of Lakeland that sent toxins into the drinking-water supply. Scott said he also will seek legislation next year to put the new water- and air-pollution notice...

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Gabby Giffords to appear at anti-gun violence rally Tuesday morning

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January 2011 in a failed assassination attempt, will be joined by Stephanie Murphy Tuesday in Orlando at the kickoff rally for a 40-day national tour to encourage policy reform to prevent gun violence.  Giffords was shot along with 18 other people, six...

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This 'stand your ground' hotline could help you get away with murder

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:53 PM

A deadly altercation between two Tampa residents last year revealed, perhaps, an even deadlier force: the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. At 2 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2015, 26-year-old Nick Julian IV fatally shot his neighbor Carlos Garcia, 37, after the two argued multiple times that night in their front yards. The arguments...

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Low-THC cannabis oil 'Haleigh's Hope' now available to Florida residents

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Modern Health Concepts in Miami-Dade began offering a strain of low-THC cannabis oil called Haleigh's Hope today. The strain, similar to Charlotte's Web, contains high quantities of cannabidiol (CBD), which calms epilepsy patients, but does not contain marijuana's psychoactive chemicals, reported CBS Miami. Modern Health Concepts is run by Costa...

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Creepy clown caught on video creeping around Central Florida

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Pennywise and Twisty the clown's hardcore fans keep on popping up across U.S. states, including Florida. Exhibit A: this creeper caught on video recently in Ocala.  The 10-second video posted on Facebook, which has more than 1 million views, shows the clown coming toward the person filming as they quickly...

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Planned Parenthood announces new services for transgender patients

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Health services at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are expanding to include care for transgender patients who are transitioning with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). The 11 health centers will start services in the beginning of October. Planned Parenthood provides health care regardless of race, income, geography, citizenship status or gender...

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NOLA bluesman Johnny Azari injects old Delta spirit with fresh blood (The Falcon)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:41 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Falcon has been the one spot bringing the color and the edge to Thornton Park for a while time now, and its latest feat was sending the charming downtown neighborhood down to the bayou for a night. New Orleans musician Johnny Azari (Sept. 24) is...

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