Monday, January 23, 2017

If you recently bought Sierra Nevada in Florida it might have broken glass in it

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company recently issued a heady recall after discovering a dangerous bottle defect, which could result in you drinking a few glass shards with your Pale Ale. According to a statement from the company, the batch that was bottled between December 5, 2016, and January 13, 2017, is...

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The City of Orlando would like you to paint a massive sports mural

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Over the next few weeks, the Downtown Development Board (DDB) will be calling on local artists to paint a wall mural at the Downtown Information Center illustrating Orlando's four major sports teams. In other words, the mural must include ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears, NBA's Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer and the Orlando...

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Police free 231 roosters from Apopka home

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Responding to a citizen's tip, law enforcement officials found and freed over 200 roosters Thursday at a south Apopka residence where the birds were allegedly undergoing a "Rocky-like" transformation into cockfighting machines. Working with Orange County Animal Control and the Agricultural Crime Unit of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Apopka Police arrested two men and...

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Cash pours into political committees for Rick Scott, Adam Putnam

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:08 AM

At least at this point, Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam haven't announced plans to be on the ballot in 2018. But with Scott widely expected to run for U.S. Senate and Putnam likely to run for governor, closely aligned political committees are collecting big contributions that could...

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Band of the Week: Robotman

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Robotman. Robotman is playing the Timucua White House on Sunday, January 29. Just the facts: Who's in the band?Jeremy Fratti - saxophones Matt McCarthy...

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Goth night Memento Mori celebrates its second anniversary at Independent Bar this week

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Orange Avenue's best monthly goth night celebrates its second anniversary at Independent Bar. Dress in your best goth/industrial gear and dance to DJ Lavidicus’ mix of darkwave, industrial, goth, EBM and synthpop while enjoying some deep discounts on drinks. Release the bats! 9 p.m. Monday; Independent Bar, 70 N....

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day after Trump's inauguration, thousands march in downtown Orlando for Central Florida Women's Rally

Posted By and on Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Dania Davy just wants for her daughter to see the future. Strapped to her back, Davy, 34, carried her sleepy 2-year-old toddler in a crowd of thousands marching against sexism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of oppression at the Women's Rally of Central Florida at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Her...

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mike Doughty beyond Soul Coughing, Wheatus an unexpectedly sweet encounter (The Social)

Posted By on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:25 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Soul Coughing and Wheatus are two notable relics of bygone zeitgeists if ever there were any. The ‘90s are in high fashion again but that hasn’t quite trickled down to Soul Coughing’s aesthetic. That’s probably a good thing because, outside their cult following, sentiment for...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Orlando to be testing ground for new driverless car technology

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Sick of driving in I-4 traffic? Well, pretty soon, Orlandoans might not even need to touch a steering wheel to navigate the Central Florida highways. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Central Florida has been selected to provide a proving ground pilot site to test new automated vehicle...

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Police cruiser belonging to fallen officer Lt. Debra Clayton vandalized

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Vandals have defaced a police cruiser belonging to slain Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, who used the vehicle until she was fatally shot earlier this month. "Tax Payer," "Love you," "Kansas" and "Rapest" are just a few of the hardly legible blemishes that now speckle the hood of the car...

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