Thursday, August 9, 2018

VINIA Wine Bar coming to Hannibal Square

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:52 PM

A boutique wine bar will soon grace the brick-lined streets of Hannibal Square in Winter Park. Paula Gamba and her husband Fabio will open Vinia Wine Bar in the former Sugar Shoe Lounge space at 444 W. New England Ave., Suite 119, in early September (they're shooting for a...

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Report finds flaws in Florida's efforts against cancer

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:42 PM

Florida has received failing grades from an American Cancer Society political-action committee for not taking more steps to prevent cancer and for not expanding access to health care for uninsured working adults. In the organization’s annual “How You Measure Up?” report, Florida earned passing, or green, marks in just...

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Orange County elections office says 'no intrusion' after Bill Nelson declares Russians breached Florida voter system

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:42 PM

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections office says its unaware of any "unauthorized intrusion" into its system after U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson declared Wednesday that Russian operatives had "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems. Nelson made the comments Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Times. "They have already penetrated...

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What’s next for Maitland's Enzian Theater now that its expansion plans have failed?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 3:56 PM

As Orlando Weekly first reported yesterday, Maitland’s Enzian Theater, in a surprise announcement, revealed it has withdrawn its application for a long-planned expansion with the City of Maitland because of the theater’s lack of confidence in its impermanent parking agreement with Park Maitland School. Though the proposal never reached a...

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Jinya Ramen Bar is now open in Thornton Park

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:54 PM

Orlando's latest slurppery is now officially open in Thornton Park. After nearly a year to get off the ground, the popular noodle chain Jinya Ramen Bar debuted their first Florida location yesterday in the former Verde Cantina space at 8 N. Summerlin Ave. The new outpost is open 11 a.m.-10...

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Universal adds 'Poltergeist' to Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:42 PM

The 1982 supernatural classic Poltergeist will join the roster at this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. Announce today, the new maze will put guests face to face with memorable characters as they experience the film's most iconic scenes, like the spooky old television and the pool full of...

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Florida House candidate Anna Eskamani featured in the 'The Atlantic' magazine

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Anna Eskamani, a local Planned Parenthood official and Democrat running for a Florida House seat in Orlando, was featured in The Atlantic today. The story, which highlights young progressive candidates across the country, touches on how the 2018 midterms has helped harvest a new generation of leaders out of...

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Sales announce a homecoming show at the Social set for October

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Did you manage to catch hotly-tipped local indie duo Sales at the Social last month? Odds are no, because the show sold out in short order. Not to worry, the band has added a second show just for hometown fans. The band are currently on tour behind new album...

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Puerto Rican government says Hurricane María death toll estimate closer to 1,400

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM

The Puerto Rican government admitted in a report that more than 1,400 people died in the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane María, an estimate much higher than the official death toll of 64 fatalities. The New York Times reports the U.S. territory released that number in a draft plan to Congress...

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The Breeders announce Florida shows in October

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Alt-rock legends the Breeders are reunited and rejuvenated in 2018, with the classic Last Splash lineup of Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson touring and releasing new songs. And the band has just announced a new run of U.S. dates set for this fall and that includes...

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