Monday, May 22, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott has until Wednesday to decide fate of Florida 'liquor wall'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Opponents have mobilized to try to convince Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would a repeal a decades-old law  requiring hard spirits to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods —- an issue that has become known as the “liquor wall.” But Scott, who faces...

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Free theme park admission and reduced hotel rates for Florida teachers

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Summer vacation isn't exclusively for students – teachers get a break too, and Florida theme parks are showing their appreciation for educators. Disney Springs is offering special room rates for preschool, daycare and kindergarten through college teachers and support staff starting from $72 per night at all seven Disney Springs...

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A sinkhole has opened up directly in front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM

A formidable sinkhole, which in no way should be used as a metaphor for anything, has opened up near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a statement from the town of Palm Beach, a 4-foot-by-4-foot hellmouth was found Monday morning near a newly installed water pipe on...

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Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop to play the Social tonight

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:36 AM

What Tommy did next. Bash & Pop, the Post-Replacements, pre-Guns N’ Roses musical outlet for bass-basher Tommy Stinson hits the road again, touching down in Orlando tonight.. Bash & Pop plays the Social tonight with Plane Versus Cult and Run Racquel at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. ...

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Newborn Commerson's dolphin calf dies at SeaWorld

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM

A newborn Commerson's dolphin calf, whose mother made headlines earlier this month for getting pregnant while on birth control, died only minutes after being born last weekend at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park. The calf died Saturday, May 20, says SeaWorld.  The current pod of Commerson's dolphins at SeaWorld is...

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Starbucks is finally doing what Brooklyn Water Bagel figured out long ago

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The word circulating around business and barista circles is Starbucks finally figured out what we all knew about ice cubes: They dilute coffee. The chain is now testing frozen coffee cubes that won't water down your cold brew at some stores in Baltimore and Philadelphia, but here's the kicker: There's...

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Orlando Fringe 2017 review: 'The Unrepentant Necrophile'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:17 AM

As a punk rock experience, the show explodes with all the anarchistic passion you could ask for. (May 22-28)

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Night of Joy tickets no longer include theme park admission, but there is an upcharge for that

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:14 AM

After more than three decades in the Magic Kingdom, Disney has moved its annual Christian music festival, Night of Joy, to the ESPN Wide World of Sports. The new venue means that the concerts could be held indoors and would allow for more activities to be added to the event, including...

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Orlando Fringe 2017 review: 'Chase Padgett: Five Stars'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:07 AM

World premiere of the popular Fringe performer's first new solo show in four years. (May 24-28)

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Commemorate National Brisket Day on May 28 with specials at 4 Rivers Smokehouse this week

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:07 AM

This coming Sunday, May 28, is National Brisket Day, but since 4 Rivers Smokehouse isn't open on Sundays, they've decided to offer specials featuring their signature protein all week long through Saturday, May 27. Specials include: John's "Big Dog" Loaded Chili-Cheese Brisket Burger ($8)I mean, do you really need to...

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