Tuesday, August 30, 2016

All-star freestyle benefit concert announced for Pulse

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 12:40 PM

A night of freestyle legends throwing down live at the Abbey to benefit Pulse Orlando has been announced for Saturday, Sept. 10. The concert, a continuation of the Pulse Latin Saturdays night, will feature Brenda K. Starr, Johnny O., and Cynthia. (Are Johnny O. and Cynthia going to duet on...

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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day allows people to turn in animals, no questions asked

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day to allow people to surrender their exotic pets, legal or illegal, with no cost or penalty.  The event will be on September 3 at the Brevard Zoo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is free to attend....

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Smash the Record video game tournament comes to Kissimmee this November

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Smash the Record, the Super Smash Bros. charity event hosted by the Gaming Knights club at UCF, returns again for the third year.  From November 11-13, "smashers" from around the world will compete in multiple events held throughout the day in all types and forms of video games.  All proceeds...

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Polls close at 7 p.m., get out and vote!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Today is your last chance to influence what happens in Florida's primary, so get out there and vote! Polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. If you haven't kept up with what's going on in the races, you can read our chronicle here or get help from the Florida League of...

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You can now take a one way bus trip to Disney Springs

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Disney World has one of the largest private transit systems in the world (nearly 300 buses alone), but without any published maps of the routes, it can be a bit confusing to navigate. Now with the majority of Disney Springs open and the theme parks shifting to their early evening fall closing times,...

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Florida State University researchers discover potential Zika treatment

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:37 AM

Researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health published a study Monday, August 29, that identities the first possible treatment for the Zika virus.  The study, which will still require further tests, showed that existing drugs (including Nicolsamide, an FDA-approved drug for treating tapeworm), can...

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Universal patents new 'choose your own adventure' ride system

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Universal recently filed a new patent that could revolutionize how guests experience theme park rides. Richard Bilbao, of the Orlando Business Journal, spotted the patent last week, causing the theme park community and the Harry Potter community to both freak out. The patent calls for an interactive ride where riders can use...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Orlando council prohibits after-hours nightclubs in city

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Orlando City Council voted Monday to ban after-hours nightclubs from setting up shop in the city's boundaries.  The council unanimously voted to approve the ordinance on first reading. Orlando's only after-hours spot, Club Nokturnal opened last year but has since closed. Commissioners passed a temporary moratorium on after-hours clubs soon...

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Universal Orlando adds mobile ticketing to app

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Guests at Universal Orlando Resort can now shave a few minutes off their wait time with the theme park's new "Tickets-In App" update.  Physical paper tickets won't be necessary anymore after tickets are purchased through the mobile app. Guests can now simply click "My Tickets" on the app and...

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EDC Orlando announces 2016 lineup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Orlando mega-festival EDC - the Electric Daisy Carnival - has finally announced the lineup for this year's event in November. A host of prominent names in the dance music world has been released via the EDC website. As it stands now EDC will play host to 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland,...

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