Monday, May 1, 2017

Finalists modify designs for Orlando's city flag contest

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 6:01 PM

The top four finalists in the contest for the City of Orlando's new flag have tweaked their designs for resubmission. The flag committee had previously directed artists to work with city staff to modify their designs after public input. As some have pointed out, the original fountain design that...

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Fairbanks Avenue should be your Cinco de Mayo ground zero

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 3:23 PM

You'll be tempted to head downtown on Friday for Cinco de Mayo — the bars on Wall Street and Church Street have been prepping for weeks. But if you're looking for good grub and better beer, head a little further north to Fairbanks Avenue. You won't have to drive far...

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Jimmy John's is selling subs for $1 tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Jimmy John's, a sandwich company whose CEO can't get enough of endangered and exotic meats, will be dishing out $1 subs tomorrow for Customer Appreciation Day. Just be prepared to act freaky fast, since the deal only lasts 4 hours. According to Jimmy John's, its stores will be offering sandwiches...

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Roots music outsider Lillie Mae to play Hard Rock Live tonight

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Stepping into the spotlight on her own after a stint backing Jack White, singer/fiddler Lillie Mae Rische is a fresh musical force in country music, defying convention while embracing tradition. Lillie Mae opens for Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at 8 p.m. tonight at Hard Rock Live. Tickets are running...

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LANY announce Orlando show for October

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:43 PM

L.A. electro-pop band LANY today announced a new U.S. tour - aptly named Tour: Part 2 - set to kick off at the end of September, that will include an Orlando date. The band's current single "ILYSB" has racked up an incredible 50 million streams on Spotify, with a full-length album...

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Betsy DeVos will speak at graduation of historically black university in Florida

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who once said that historically black colleges and universities founded during racial segregation were the "real pioneers" of "school choice," will be speaking at the graduation ceremony for Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. DeVos will be a speaker at the spring commencement for the private historically black college...

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New waterfront cabins coming to Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Disney Vacation Club members will soon have a new way to experience the "great outdoors." Officially opening this summer, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is installing 26 new waterfront cabins. Each of the two-bed and two-bath cabins have a screen-wrapped porch that encompasses a built-in hot tub...

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Central Florida mom develops app to remind parents not to leave their kids in the car

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 12:13 PM

A Central Florida mother is working on a new app that reminds parents not to leave their kids behind in a hot car. Since 2014, Eryn Vargo has been developing Baby OK, a phone app that is designed to assist overwhelmed parents. By connecting to your vehicle's Bluetooth system, the...

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Miami congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire after 'trailblazing' career

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 10:21 AM

After more than three decades representing South Florida in Washington and Tallahassee, Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced Sunday she will not run for another term in 2018. The announcement, reported by the Miami Herald, drew an outpouring of praise —- from Republicans and Democrats —- for Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban...

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With only weeks until it opens, Fun Spot adds tunnels and more track length to its latest coaster

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Back in February, we shared “Everything we know about Fun Spot's new $6 million coaster Mine Blower.” But since then, Fun Spot has been releasing updated information about the new wooden coaster, which is planned to open this summer. In a recent interview with News 13, Gravity Group confirmed numerous...

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