Thursday, June 29, 2017

Transgender teen sues Florida school board after bathroom restrictions

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:34 PM

A transgender teenage boy is suing the St. Johns County School Board after his Ponte Vedra High School told him he couldn't use the boys' restroom. Drew Adams, 16, began expressing his gender identity at Allen D. Nease High School since 2015, according to Lambda Legal, the organizations representing Drew and...

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Here are some of the new Florida laws going into effect this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, will have to comply with statewide rules, and students and teachers will be allowed to express their religious beliefs at public schools, under new laws that will go into effect Saturday. The changes —- including two bills from the special session —- are...

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Popbar gelato joint opens in the Orlando Premium Outlets

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Popbar is now serving up handmade gelato on a stick in the Orlando Premium Outlets. Opening early this month, Popbar stands out from other frozen dessert spots for its easy-to-eat treats, which are made daily and run around $5. You can find these fancy pops at 8200 Vineland Ave., between...

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Each Credo location is serving an exclusive cold brew coffee this summer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:54 PM

The special cold brew coffee flavors at each Downtown Credo were supposed to be served in June only. But Emiley Jones of the pay-what-you-will coffee chainlet tells us they’ve proven so popular that they’ll be offered all summer. (In Florida, that means until Thanksgiving, right?) The cold brew concoctions...

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Orlando Meats will host soft opening this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Orlando Meats is back in business this July, with the long-awaited opening of its Virginia Drive location. On July 3, Orlando Meats will host the soft opening of its butcher shop at 728 Virginia Drive, between the Matador and Santiago's Bodega. The new location will also have a restaurant, which...

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The Every Other Wednesday Session is a hidden local emerald of traditional Irish music

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:01 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Every Other Wednesday Session, Harp and Celt, June 28 Last summer, news that longstanding Irish public house Claddagh Cottage was being forced to close lit up the local media. But it was an interesting story by Brendan Byrne of Orlando NPR station WMFE (90.7 FM)...

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Los Angeles rock band Together Pangea announce Orlando show for September

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Hotly-tipped L.A. band Together Pangea have announced a North American tour with a sole Florida stop; and the host city will be Orlando. The band will embark on their "Bulls and Roosters" tour in support of their new album of the same name (on Nettwerk Records), with some all-star support...

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Florida has a deadly brain-invading worm problem

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Maybe stop drinking from that garden hose.

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Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine reveals full lineup for this year

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 1:43 PM

St. Augustine's Sing Out Loud Festival has announced the lineup for its second annual event and the lineup is stacked with national and regional worthies. The sprawling festival takes place over every weekend in September at venues large and small across the city of St. Augustine, and the festival is...

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Orlando Beer Festival named among 'top global festivals in 2017'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 1:08 PM

The 3rd annual Orlando Beer Festival was just named as one of the most anticipated festivals of 2017, according to one of Canada's largest online travel websites FlightNetwork. Praising the festival's surplus of suds and entertainment, the travel site had plenty of nice things to say about Orlando Weekly's upcoming event. From FlightNetwork's Courtney...

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