Thursday, August 30, 2018

In Orlando, Gwen Graham tells Andrew Gillum: 'Go out and win this damn thing'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:03 PM

After a bitter five-way primary fight, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham had some choice words for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum: "Go out and win this damn thing." Almost three hours after polls closed on Tuesday night, Graham stepped onto the stage at The Social in downtown Orlando for what...

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Young dynamo Selwyn Birchwood brings the real blues back to his native Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 4:59 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Selwyn Birchwood Band, Blue Bamboo, Aug. 29 In these parts, blues music effectively qualifies as underground. I don’t mean that generic blues-rock that you find at any basic suburban bar, I mean the real blues. That’s why you might not realize that a star – a...

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Oviedo's Food Factory food hall will feature 8 "micro restaurants" clustered around a bar

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Back in May, we told you about the Food Factory, a food hall-ish venue being built as part of the Oviedo on the Park development near the intersection of State Road 434 and East Mitchell Hammock Road. Since then, more details have been released – namely, the number...

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Trump still thinks he did a 'fantastic' job handling post-hurricane Puerto Rico despite death toll of 2,975

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 4:23 PM

The day after a study conducted by George Washington University  estimated Puerto Rico's post-hurricane death toll to be nearly 3,000 people, President Donald Trump doubled down on his self-proclaimed job well done mantra. "I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico," Trump told CNN on Wednesday, referring to...

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Federal judge denies request to extend housing assistance for Puerto Rican evacuees

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 3:47 PM

A federal judge from Massachusetts denied a motion Thursday to extend government housing assistance for hundreds of Hurricane María evacuees from Puerto Rico, ending a program intended to put families who lost homes in the storm back on their feet. Hundreds of evacuees in Florida are receiving the aid under...

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Florida Supreme Court weighs ballot amendment that bans greyhound racing

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 2:56 PM

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a legal fight about whether voters should cast ballots in November on a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending greyhound racing at pari-mutuel facilities. The hearing came after Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers this month sided with the Florida Greyhound...

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After child sex abuse allegation, Catholic Diocese of Orlando removes priest

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Update: Rev. David Gillis has been cleared of the sexual abuse allegations that surfaced in August. The accusations stemmed from Gillis' time in Pennsylvania, where he served before coming to Central Florida in 2005. The Rev. David Gillis, who served as parochial administrator for the Church of Our Saviour in...

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Here's Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer just casually meeting Jay-Z

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer posted a photo of himself just casually meeting entrepreneur and producer Jay-Z before the rapper's Orlando concert with his wife, living legend Beyoncé. "Our venues like [Camping World Stadium] allow us to welcome some of the world's most-recognizable entertainers to our city," Dyer said on Twitter....

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Celebrate National Cabernet Day in Winter Park with a 5-cheese flight designed by one of the world's top cheese experts

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:41 PM

One of the world’s foremost authorities on all things cheese, Max McCalman, has left New York City and is now the maître fromager at the Wine Room in Winter Park. McCalman tells us he's been visiting Florida for years, having met the owners of the Wine Room at a...

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Watch moment when Evans High student finds out he won $100K scholarship from Beyoncé, Jay-Z in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:17 PM

We don't know how Evans High School senior Keshawn Morgan remained upright after realizing he won a $100,000 educational scholarship from Beyoncé and Jay-Z during the couple's Orlando concert. The pop diva legend and her rapper husband were in town for a stop on their "OTR II" tour Wednesday night...

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