Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Enzian withdraws expansion plans from consideration by the City of Maitland

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:11 PM

In a surprising announcement this afternoon, the Enzian Theater revealed that it has withdrawn its application for a long-planned expansion with the City of Maitland. The "Enzian Forever" expansion would have added two new screens to the beloved theater, though there was vocal concern from nearby residents about the...

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The Orlando Magic just dropped these 30th anniversary throwback jerseys

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:48 PM

For the franchise's 30th anniversary, the Orlando Magic have some new duds to show off during the 2018-19 season. Using almost the exact same design as the pinstriped blue jersey the team wore during road games from 1994 until 1998, as well as a new logo, it's sort of...

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Walking Dead's Emily Kinney to bring her music to the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Actress and singer Emily Kinney, best known as Beth Greene on AMC's The Walking Dead, is heading out on her "Same Mistakes" North American tour and that includes a stop in Orlando. Kinney will be touring behind her upcoming new album Oh Jonathan, out on Aug. 24 Emily Kinney plays the Alexis...

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago friends have been acting as 'shadow rulers' of the VA, report says

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Three of President Donald Trump's allies who are also members of his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach have been acting as "shadow rulers" at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report from ProPublica. Despite having no U.S. military or government experience, this "informal council" has...

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Despite Teresa Jacobs' feelings on rabies, an Orange County Commissioner will build bat boxes to combat mosquitoes anyway

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla says she has a plan to install 30 bat houses in her district for mosquito control, but county Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she's more worried about the threat of rabies infections. "There has been a misunderstanding of not only the memo, but also the...

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Florida cows are cops now

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Officers with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office recorded a video on Sunday of an accused car thief running from authorities through a pasture, only to be chased down by cows. In the video, the suspect can be seen getting "corralled" by a large herd of bovines, which clearly suggests that...

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You have one last chance to see Orlando's waterskiing squirrel, Twiggy, before she retires

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:54 PM

Twiggy, a waterskiing squirrel from Orlando, is hanging up her skis for good, but not without one last rip around the heated pool. The squirrel will make two final appearances at the Orlando Boat Show on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19. Twiggy will "ski" on Saturday at noon,...

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25 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:47 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Thursday, Aug. 9 Leisure Chief 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Raleigh Estes and Friends 8 pm...

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Florida waives rules to help speed up red tide cleanup

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Cleanup rules are being waived for the removal of dead fish from areas of red tide in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton on Tuesday announced the change to try to speed the removal of dead...

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New haunted house 'Seeds of Extinction' coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Universal Orlando released a few details about a new foliage-themed haunted house coming to Halloween Horror House 2018. According to Universal, "Seeds of Extinction" takes place moments after a meteor strikes Earth, resulting in a landscape covered in weird plants and super scary vines. Guests "will have no place...

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