Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeff Greene just nixed his TV ads before Florida gubernatorial primary next week

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 10:38 PM

With just five days until the Florida primary, Palm Beach billionaire and real estate investor Jeff Greene has taken down his gubernatorial campaign's TV commercials.  On Wednesday, Greene told the Tampa Bay Times that the ads were supposed to run through Monday. Earlier today, though, campaign spokeswoman Claire VanSusteren...

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Is Florida having a blue wave? Red tide? Election answers could be in the numbers

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:45 PM

After months of envisioning a “blue wave” because of voters tired of President Donald Trump, Florida Democrats say they still see a swell coming amid an increase in mail-in ballots compared to the 2014 midterm elections. But Republicans point to a GOP lead in votes already cast for Tuesday’s...

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EDM star Snails to play Orlando this November

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Dubstep/bass producer and DJ Snails has announced an all-star Shell 2.0 tour set to begin in October with his Sluggtopia fest at Red Rocks. And one of only two Florida dates on the trek will be in Orlando. Snails will be joined by Cookie Monsta, SVDDEN DEATH and Hekler on...

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A conservative watchdog group just filed an ethics complaint against Florida Sen. Bill Nelson over Russian hacking claims

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:27 PM

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a conservative watchdog group, filed an ethics complaint Thursday against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for discussing classified information regarding Russian election interference. Though it remains unclear whether Nelson's comments were based on actual evidence, FACT is now seeking to launch an ethics...

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It's gator versus pig at the Ravenous Pig's end-of-summer Saturday roast

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:21 PM

For the end of summer, the Ravenous Pig/Swine & Sons family hosts a collaborative roast with guest chef Kenny Gilbert, a former Top Chef contestant who’s opened three restaurants in the Jacksonville area. Gilbert plans to smoke gator ribs for the event, while chefs Rhys Gawlak and Nick Sierputowski...

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Bring Me the Horizon announce Orlando show set for next year

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 2:15 PM

English rockers Bring Me the Horizon have announced a massive "First Love" world tour set to kick off in November. And in good news for Orlando fans, the only Florida date is in the City Beautiful. The band is set to release new album amo in January of next...

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Judge orders Florida prison system to accommodate transgender inmate after officials initially refused

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Accusing them of ignorance and bigotry, a federal judge this week excoriated Florida corrections officials for refusing to accommodate a transgender inmate, despite the prisoner’s repeated suicide attempts and persistent requests to wear bras and panties and have access to women’s grooming items. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on...

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Don't know anything about Central Florida judicial picks in the Aug. 28 primary? We're here to help

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Most people have probably decided for whom they're going to vote in the primaries for Florida governor on Aug. 28, but few know their preferred candidate in the judicial races for Orange County and the Ninth Judicial Circuit. These usually low-profile nonpartisan races, nonetheless, make a huge impact in our...

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Mennello's latest 'Our Orlando' exhibit highlights four emerging Orlando artists

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The Mennello’s second iteration of its Our Orlando group show brings together another four rising art stars: Sarah M. Bender, Peterson Guerrier, Boy Kong and Kelly Joy Ladd. While Boy Kong and Guerrier are perhaps the best-known of the bunch, it’s the women in the show who may be...

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History in a Glass raises a toast to the fire department at the History Center

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM

The Orange County Regional History Center’s History in a Glass nights are always such a treat. Local bartenders create cocktails based around a theme – this time, it’s “Hot, Hot, Hot!” – and while you try those cocktails, you get a little history lesson about the area – in...

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