Friday, September 21, 2018

Want a Trader Joe's in downtown Orlando, or an Apple Store? Developers want your opinion on what to do with Ferg's Depot

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Orlando residents now have the opportunity to vote on what developers should do with the historic Church Street Train Depot in downtown Orlando, briefly known as Ferg's Depot. A poll set up by new owners Rob and Joe Nunzaita allows the public to vote for their favorite retail or dining choice....

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Brace yourself, the Princeton Street exit on I-4 is about to get weird

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Orlando drivers can expect a pretty dramatic change to I-4's Princeton Street exit starting Saturday, Sept. 22. The eastbound I-4 Exit 85 will shift almost two miles further west than it was previously located. This will set the new exit location closer to Colonial Drive, with the new entrance point...

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Hurricane season is far from over, as four new systems begin to form in Atlantic

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM

The "peak" of hurricane season may have past, but four new systems are beginning to form in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center, there are currently two areas in the Caribbean with low chances of becoming storms, and one area in the Atlantic with...

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Local music showcase Pulp Music Festival to return later this month

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:42 PM

The local music blowout Pulp Music Festival returns for another year at the end of September, with a new location but the same ultra-stacked lineup of local and regional bands spread over three stages. This year's lineup includes: ADJY, Secret Stuff, Michael Cera Palin, Choir Vandals, Makari, Tanner Jones (of...

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Publix frees the beard

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Publix freed the beard Friday morning when the supermarket chain announced it would reverse company policy and allow store employees to grow beards starting Sept. 29. For years, the Lakeland-based grocery chain has banned beards and long hair for male employees, but conservative mustaches like the pencil mustache of founder...

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Tigers Jaw return to celebrate anniversary of classic album with the Sidekicks and Cave People

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:13 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Tigers Jaw, The Sidekicks and Cave People, The Abbey, Sept. 19 Pennsylvania band Tigers Jaw are officially in the full stride of a new chapter in their career. Although they sprang from solidly emo and pop-punk backgrounds, they’ve undergone some overhaul in both personnel and sound...

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Groups challenge Rick Scott's move to appoint Florida Supreme Court justices

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:13 PM

In a widely anticipated move, two voting-rights groups asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to block an attempt by Gov. Rick Scott to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms will end as the governor’s tenure comes to a close in January. Scott this month initiated the selection...

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Orlando dentist offers free dental care event next month

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 11:28 AM

All About Beautiful Smiles is offering another Free Dental Day event. Broken down between two days, Friday and Saturday, the event marks the seventh annual free treatment day provided by the company. The event will be prepared to host and provide dental screenings to up to 170 guests. According...

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UCF says $13.8 million in building projects was also improperly funded

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:59 AM

University of Central Florida officials on Thursday identified a potential $13.8 million in improperly funded building projects as they continued an investigation into the misuse of state operating funds. The eight additional projects were flagged as UCF officials began reviewing spending and procedures after a state audit determined in...

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Use of Florida's drug database increases amid opioid fight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM

One of Florida’s main weapons to thwart “doctor shopping” has been expanding substantially after the passage of a tough new law aimed at addressing the continuing opioid crisis. State officials said Thursday that more than 92,000 health-care providers had registered to use an electronic database that tracks patients who...

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