Thursday, December 28, 2017

Florida lawmakers weigh spending on conservation projects

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 4:15 PM

When state lawmakers met during the 2017 legislative session, one of the biggest issues was a bill backed by Senate President Joe Negron to revamp how water flows in parts of South Florida. Lawmakers aren't considering such a major piece of environmental legislation as they prepare for the 2018...

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Hurricane Irma caused more sewage spills in Seminole County than anywhere else in Central Florida

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 4:05 PM

In many ways, Hurricane Irma was a literal shit storm, and some places were shittier than others. During and after the hurricane, Seminole County led all other Central Florida counties in reported sewage spills with 122, says WMFE. Orange County wasn't too far behind, with a total of 103...

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New bar and restaurant Iron Cow Cafe is now open in the Milk District

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Another contender has entered the Milk District scene. Iron Cow Cafe recently opened in the revamped space at 2438 E. Robinson St. The new spot features a full bar and kitchen, with a menu spanning bites like baguette sandwiches, cheese pita pizzas and empanadas. As of now, Iron Cow hosts...

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Truck Stop Pop-Up Kitchen soft-opens tomorrow in Thornton Park

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Taking over the former Graffiti Junktion space in Thornton Park, the new Truck Stop Pop-Up Kitchen will soft-open Friday evening. The new concept, which will allow a new food truck, chef or catering company to take over the space every week, will host a soft opening at 8 p.m. Dec....

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Duke Energy wants customers to help pay over $500 million in Hurricane Irma costs

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Hurricane Irma romped Duke Energy’s coverage area across Florida, and because of that, the company says it needs customers to ante up a little more on their bills for next several years. The company reportedly wants customers to pay $400 million in storm costs, as well as help restore...

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New York's Suno Deko to play Orlando in early January

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 1:18 PM

New York-based astral projector Suno Deko - the solo project of David Cartwright - has announced a one-off Orlando show to start out 2018 on a more optimistic-yet-yearning note as 2017 sputters to a close. Cartwright will landing at Will's Pub alongside the one-two local punch of Lush Agave and...

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OneBlood documentary about saving Pulse survivors will debut this weekend on Amazon

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 12:56 PM

This story has been updated with comments from OneBlood. A documentary about the anonymous blood donors and OneBlood staff who saved the lives of Pulse survivors will be making its worldwide debut Dec. 31. on Amazon Prime Video. Lifeline: The Untold Story of Saving the Pulse Survivors reunites five survivors of the...

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Disney World guest chants 'Lock him up' during Donald Trump's robot speech at Hall of Presidents

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Because perhaps Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump administration isn't enough, a concerned citizen is now demanding we lock up Disney's Trump robot. Yesterday, a guest identified as Jay Malsky filmed himself yelling "Lock him up" throughout the Trump-bot's speech at the Disney World Hall...

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Quit your job and become a full-time mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 11:52 AM

If you're looking to start a new career in 2018, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is holding auditions for its mermaid squad. The park will hold open auditions for any potential mermaids or mermen interested in making $10 an hour to swim year-round in 72-degree spring water. The first...

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Florida legislators eye 'staggering' costs from Hurricane Irma

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:16 AM

As the state House plows through a long and potentially expensive menu of options to recover from Hurricane Irma and brace for Florida's next hurricane, Senate President Joe Negron is confident the storm that walloped the state in September won't blow a hole in the upcoming budget. But potential...

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