Monday, April 18, 2016

There's a rumor that Tower of Terror will soon be getting a bar

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Themed bars are all the rage in local theme parks right now. At Disney World, we’ve seen new themed bars open to massive crowds at Disney’s Polynesia Village Resort and Disney Springs, while Universal has themed bars in both Harry Potter areas, the Simpsons area and at the Cabana Bay...

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Palm Beach zookeeper dies after tiger attack

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 5:19 PM

A Palm Beach zookeeper died at the hospital after she was attacked by a male Malayan tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo.  The Palm Beach Post reports Stacey Konwiser, 37, was in the tigers’ nighthouse at the Palm Beach Zoo when she was attacked. Naki Carter, a spokesperson for...

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Lie-spotting in our farm to table world: How local is that "local" dish really?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:54 PM

The restaurant world has been set into a tizzy by Laura Reiley's exposé in the Tampa Bay Times ("Farm to Fable," April 13) on unscrupulous practices by restaurants who claim their ingredients are locally sourced. Reiley spent two months digging into the meat and produce sources of several Tampa restaurants, only...

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SeaWorld releases intense POV video of new Mako hypercoaster

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:09 PM

SeaWorld's much anticipated hypercoaster made its first trek along the tracks this week in preparation for its public debut June 10. The car didn't fly off during the ride, so we guess it was successful. The run had the coaster racing through nine air-time hills, capping at 73 mph and...

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Rick Scott vetoes bill that would help poor Floridians get dental care

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:05 PM

In spite of the unanimous support from Republicans and Democrats in the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a measure that would have provided grants for dentists to open private practices in the state's medically underserved areas.  House Bill 139, sponsored by Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, and Sen. Don...

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Review: The Puppet Man brings sonic shocks to the Florida Film Festival

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Short horror film The Puppet Man, currently making the film festival rounds (including a recent Sundance engagement), is part of this year's round of "Midnight Shorts" at the Florida Film Festival.  The film directed by Jacqueline Castel (known for video work with Zola Jesus and Soft Moon) and produced by Sacred...

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Disney Springs is about to open Orlando's most impressive shopping district

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:57 PM

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs will see its biggest step forward yet on May 15. On that day, the Town Center, the last of the four major themed districts and the only one to be fully designed specifically for Disney Springs, will open. This brand new section...

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Republicans are actually considering Tim Tebow for vacant Jacksonville seat

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM

With the recent retire announcement of Jacksonville Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Republicans are willing to throw just about anyone into the election ring—even ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. Conservative website Red Alert Politics has been ramping up support for Tebow as a legitimate political candidate over the past two days. "Not only...

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Music culture beacon Timucua White House goes before City on Tuesday, needs local support to keep operating

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 1:59 PM

On Tuesday (April 19) at 8:30 am, the local cultural treasure that is the Timucua Arts White House stands trial is due to appear in the principal's office City Council Chambers.  Since 2000, eminent music figure Benoit Glazer has been hosting intimate music and cultural events at his family's south downtown...

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Gov. Rick Scott vetoes controversial alimony bill

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a controversial measure that would have overhauled Florida's alimony laws.  The bill would have altered the way courts determine alimony by giving judges guidelines to decide alimony payments, limit the duration of alimony to recipients, eliminate "lifetime" alimony. The bill also eliminated guidelines for marriages that lasted...

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