Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lawsuit calls for Florida recount, cites hacking and malfunctioning voting machines

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:49 PM

A lawsuit filed Monday in Central Florida is claiming Hillary Clinton lost the state of Florida because of hacking, malfunctioning voting machines and other problems. According to USA Today, three Plaintiffs from Osceola and Volusia counties filed a lawsuit in Leon Circuit Court, asking that every ballot in the...

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Local writers vent about the events of the past month at Lil Indies tonight for Loose Lips

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Everyone’s been talking about what a Trump presidency is going to mean for punk rock and comedy, but this week you can get a glimpse at what the next four years is going to mean for the writing community. Five local writers (Teege Braune, Kira Calvaresi, Simba Castano, Hunter Choate...

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Pianist Carol Stein plays insanely impromptu performance at Timucua, plus update on Benoit Glazer's condition

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:25 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The holiday season is upon us and, man, the spirit is needed like never before. With a high-water mark year of death and despair, we could all use a concentrated dose of escapism to take us anywhere but the here and now for a little while....

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Bonilla, VanderLey sworn in as new Orange County commissioners

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Emily Bonilla and Betsy VanderLey were sworn in Tuesday for their first four-year term as elected representatives on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. District 3 commissioner Pete Clarke was also sworn in for his second term at the oath of office ceremony at the Orange County Convention Center....

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Florida projected to make over $1 billion in medical marijuana sales over next 3 years

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM

With the passing of Amendment 2 last November, an industry report released Tuesday projects the state of Florida will reach $1.6 billion in medical marijuana sales within the next 3 years. New Frontier Data and Arcview Market Research stated that by the year 2020, Florida's medical marijuana industry will experience...

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Orlando is ranked best city in U.S. for New Year's Eve parties, says study

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Orlando took the top spot in the country for NYE shindigs, according to a study that looked at things like walkability, drink prices and NYE options. The most recent study from content factory Wallethub put The City Beautiful ahead of other notable party towns like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami....

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New 50-story hotel rumored for the Orlando tourist district

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The tourist district has seen plenty of new growth, but there's one site that has long sat dormant. At the corner of the Beachline Expressway and I-4 sits an undeveloped 20-acre site that at one time was supposed to host a large observation wheel. While that project fell through (and the Orlando...

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Pulse owner says decision to keep club was 'emotional'

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:38 AM

Barbara Poma says she struggled for months with the decision to sell the gay nightclub Pulse to the City of Orlando. Over the Thanksgiving break, she decided she couldn't walk away from the site where 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured on June 12. "You couldn't...

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Epcot's Spaceship Earth transformed into the Death Star last night

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:01 AM

In celebration of both Star Wars at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Epcot's Spaceship Earth was transformed into a giant Death Star using digital projections last night. The media only event was hosted by the Disney Parks Blog and took place...

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The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner returns to Capa Steakhouse this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Last year's James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at the Four Seasons Resort was undoubtedly the highlight of the 2015 culinary calendar, and this year's event – taking place at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at Capa Steakhouse – promises to be the same. No fewer than three James Beard...

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