Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Florida woman hopes to break Guinness World Record for longest tongue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 6:02 PM

A 20-year-old Florida woman claiming to have the world's longest tongue is hoping to break the Guinness World record.  Gerkary Blequett, of Ocala, Florida, has gained a healthy social media stemming from her endowment, so much so she's now getting recognized. She tells Barcroft Media, who measured her tongue in...

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Candlelight vigil for Big Makk to be held in Casselberry tonight

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 4:58 PM

The Orlando Weekly has just been informed by Dizzlephunk that there will be a candlelight vigil tonight to mark the unfortunate passing of local musician and DJ Big Makk in Casselberry.  As we reported yesterday, Big Makk was involved in a car crash on Monday. August 29, that, unfortunately, took the...

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Upcoming Orlando foodie events to mark on your calendar

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:42 PM

The three-day-long Florida Local Food Summit will bring together farmers, food entrepreneurs, policy makers, chefs and food-conscious folks of all stripes, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10, at East End Market and other Audubon Park Garden District locales. Cost is $53.25. Some of the celebrity chefs appearing at this year's Epcot...

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Fall is coming early at K Restaurant's Oktoberfest

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Beer! Sausages! Crisp fall air! Okay, two out of three ain't bad. On Sept. 18, K Restaurant in College Park will host its Oktoberfest celebration in preparation (since it'll still be 90 degrees out) for fall's 2016 debut.  Just for buying a $20 ticket and showing up, you'll get a...

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Publix brings back football-themed subs for a limited time

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Returning once again for the NFL season, Publix is chucking a sandwich Hail Mary with football-themed subs.  According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, there are four new subs hitting stores this season:  -The Jacksonville Jaguars sub: chicken tenders, bacon, cheddar cheese, sweet cole slaw and BBQ mayo.  -The Miami...

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LegoLand offers free admission to first responders

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Legoland is showing its appreciation for a swath of government personnel "who work tirelessly to keep us safe" with free admission. For the whole month of September, any first responder who shows up at the Winter Haven park's ticket window with their government ID or membership card will receive a...

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Rejoice, Stranger Things fans, for Barb herself graces us with her presence at Spooky Empire

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Even though the backlash against fan-favorite Stranger Things character Barb has begun, fueled by poop-merchants like VICE and Buzzfeed, Spooky Empire announced today that Shannon Purser, the actress who plays the symbol of all that is right and good in Netflix's runaway hit of the summer, is scheduled to...

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Watch the late Bob Ross paint this happy picture of Florida

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 1:41 PM

A classic video of the late Daytona Beach native and celebrated public television artist Bob Ross emerged yesterday on YouTube.  Originally aired in November of 1990, the video is classic Bob Ross. While he creates a Florida masterpiece called "Florida's Glory," the PBS legend mentions happy little sand dunes,...

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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 is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Brevard Zoo, and is free to attend. After 2 p.m., animals...

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