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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stasio's Italian Deli owners opening pizza frita restaurant in Milk District

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:05 PM

The team behind Stasio's Italian Deli are branching out into pizza frita, a handheld fried dough treat, in their newest venture. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Palo family who own the popular deli are opening Alfo's Pizza Frita down the street from their first venture. The new...

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Florida preparing to boycott Ben & Jerry's, Unilever over decision not to sell in occupied Palestine

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Florida continues to move closer to ending financial ties with ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever PLC. Ash Williams, executive director and chief investment officer of the State Board of Administration, said Tuesday he anticipates Unilever will be added to what is known as Florida’s...

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Florida objects to plan to fast-track school masks lawsuit to state Supreme Court

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:21 AM

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration say a lawsuit filed by a group of parents about school mask requirements should not be fast-tracked to the Florida Supreme Court. The parents filed the lawsuit in August challenging a July 30 DeSantis executive order aimed at preventing school districts from imposing...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints Surgeon General who opposes mask mandates, praises vaccine alternatives

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Physician and researcher Joseph Ladapo was named Florida surgeon general on Tuesday, calling for being “done with fear” amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 51,000 of the state’s residents. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference to introduce Ladapo, who has worked as an associate professor...

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Tampa's Next Big Thing shares 20th anniversary lineup: Weezer, Twenty One Pilots to headline

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Tampa Bay’s Next Big Thing concert is almost enough to drink, and to celebrate, organizer 97X is bringing in Twenty One Pilots and Weezer to headline the 2-day party happening in Tampa this winter. Tickets to see Twenty One Pilots and Weezer play 97X Next Big Thing at MidFlorida...

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'Dazzling Nights' holiday event returns to Orlando's Leu Gardens in November

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Dazzling Nights, the immersive holiday lights phantasmagoria, is returning to Harry P. Leu Gardens in November, just in time for … well, "not-summer" in Orlando. The outdoors winter wonderland, brought to life by the inventive minds behind the Creative City Project, will be coming back to Leu Gardens for...

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Belle Isle police officer resigns after being pulled over drunk and pantsless

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 2:31 PM

A Belle Isle police officer has resigned after Volusia County deputies arrested him in DeBary on charges of driving under the influence, refusing to submit to sobriety tests, open container violations and speeding. Bodycam footage shared by the VCSO shows a shirtless Ivar Ruiz refusing to continue a sobriety...

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'Venom' illustrator Sam de la Rosa to celebrate National Comic Book Day at Longwood's Acme this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 12:17 PM

Comic book shops around the country will be marking National Comic Book Day this weekend, and Longwood's Acme Superstore is celebrating in particularly high style with Venom artist Sam de la Rosa doing two days of in-store signings. Since the 1980s, de la Rosa has illustrated work for most...

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College Park's Jaber Lebanese Cuisine is now closed

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 12:08 PM

You'll have to travel quite a ways if you want the blend of Brazilian and Mediterranean food offered by Jaber Lebanese Cuisine. The College Park location closed earlier this month, leaving only its nine locations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The restaurant announced its end on Instagram earlier this month,...

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Major newspapers join Orlando legislator's lawsuit against state of Florida over COVID-19 data

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Circuit Court Judge John Cooper ruled on Monday to allow national media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press to join an ongoing lawsuit against the state of Florida over its COVID-19 data. Orlando legislator Carlos Guillermo Smith filed suit against the state after they...

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