Friday, August 10, 2018

The City of Orlando wants your junk

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:19 PM

The City of Orlando wants all your useless junk. Rather than hoarding it all for another decade or tossing it in the trash, haul your useless crap to Festival Park (home of the Orlando Beer Festival) this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the city's "Electronic Waste and Household...

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Shakira makes up for missing her January date at the Amway Center this week

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM

Shakira’s hips don’t lie and you can see so for yourself at the Amway Center on Tuesday. Yep, we went and said that overly done, though almost necessary, cliché – and we mean it, too. The Colombia-raised, multi-Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist is stopping through the City Beautiful...

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Tiger Fawn will perform a musical farewell to Orlando next week

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM

She's been a mainstay of the more adventurous end of the local music scene for a few years now, but all things come to an end sooner or later, and loop royalty Tiger Fawn is leaving Orlando this month to start a new chapter in her life. Ugly Orange,...

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she'll 'find the funding' for law enforcement officers at schools

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:59 PM

After Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced yesterday that his agency hadn't managed to hire enough deputies since the passage of a new state law requiring every public school have security personnel, county Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she will help "find the funding."  On the local level, the new...

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Stonewall to bring 'Pose' cast members to Orlando for Pride celebrations

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Stonewall is going all out for Pride with their recently announced "And the Category is Pride" event set for this October. The Latin Saturdays affair will feature three cast members from the groundbreaking FX tv series about 1980s ball culture, Pose. Cast members confirmed to appear are: Mj Rodriguez (Blanca),...

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Central Florida cities, counties look to prevent bear-human conflicts

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Six counties and two cities have applied for state money to reduce bear-human conflicts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday. Collier, Lake, Marion, Seminole, Volusia and Walton counties and the cities of Apopka and Mount Dora have collectively applied for $935,181 from the “BearWise” funding program,...

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Amazon is hiring 1,500 workers for new fulfillment center in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Amazon is looking to hire 1,500 full-time and part-time workers for its new fulfillment center in Lake Nona. The multi-billion dollar shipping company will be interviewing candidates from Friday, Aug. 10 through Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7300 Augusta National Drive, Orlando. Job candidates will be seen by...

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The Christopher Belt era of the In-Between Series begins Monday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:16 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND As Seth Kubersky recently detailed in Live Active Cultures, Orlando art scene pillar Pat Greene has traded in his local card for a little while to become an American refugee. The void he leaves is big, but at least a significant part of his musical legacy...

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Sen. Bill Nelson endorses Orlando Police Chief John Mina for Orange County Sheriff

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM

On Friday, three-term U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, endorsed Orlando Police Chief John Mina in his bid for Orange County sheriff. "Chief John Mina has been a dedicated public servant to the people of Orlando for many years," Nelson says in a news release. "He is a proven...

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Florida lawmakers won't hold a special session on 'stand your ground' law

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Lawmakers won’t hold a special session on the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, as Republican opposition has made it impossible for Democrats to force a session. As of Thursday night, 49 House members had voted against the proposal, blocking the possibility of reaching the three-fifths support required from...

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