Friday, March 16, 2018

Steve Guttenberg and Virginia Madsen will attend Sarasota Film Festival

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Steve Guttenberg and Virginia Madsen will receive lifetime-achievement awards at the 20th annual Sarasota Film Festival, which is scheduled for April 13-22. Eric Stoltz’s coming-of-age comedy Class Rank will open the festival at the Sarasota Opera House while Rory Kennedy’s Above and beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow is slated...

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Kirk Herbstreit says UCF should get over self-proclaimed 'national championship'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 2:29 PM

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t mincing words for University of Central Florida football fans, essentially telling them via Twitter to just get over it already. At least that was what it seemed like when Herbstreit took to Twitter on Thursday: The strange saga of UCF’s pseudo-national...

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Stir Restaurant and Bar opens today in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Stir Restaurant & Bar is now in soft opening in Ivanhoe Village. Stir, which is occupying the space formerly housing Nova Scratch Kitchen and before that, Brian's Diner, will open its doors at 4 p.m. today at 1409 N. Orange Ave. The new restaurant is the product of Dallas Cowboys...

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Bonchon, the best Korean fried chicken chain, is opening in Waterford Lakes

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon will open its second Orlando-area location in Waterford Lakes by the end of the month. While the exact opening date has yet to be announced, the new Bonchon outpost will make it's Waterford debut in the former BREW spot, at 504 N. Alafaya Trail, Suite...

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Celtic Thunder to rumble into Orlando this winter

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Pop-vocal group Celtic Thunder are set to celebrate 10 years of Gaelic greatness with the just-announced "X Tour," an ambitious 75-date North American tour starting later this year. And in a stroke of good luck for area fans of the Fab Five Peddling Celtic Stylings, there is an Orlando...

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Broward County may put an assault rifle ban on ballot

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

To put a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines on the November ballot or not – that’s the question at hand for the Broward County Charter Review Commission, the Sun Sentinel reports. The 19-member board in Broward County – where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down his former classmates...

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Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will debate in Tampa this April

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will be debating each other in Tampa next month. Orlando businessman Chris King, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine agreed to a televised debate at WTVT-TV Fox 13 studios on April 18. In a statement,...

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Here's Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer eating a lemon

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, never one to turn down a good meme, filmed himself eating a lemon yesterday as part of the #LemonsForLeukemia Challenge. "Mmmm, ooooooh, wooooo!" says Dyer in the video. A classic Buddy reaction. Dyer was nominated for the challenge by Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez and Orlando Police...

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'Water War' between Florida and Georgia could keep rolling on

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court gives Florida a favorable ruling in its lawsuit against Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River, the decision likely would result in more litigation and new legal challenges involving the decades-old water war between the states. Those were the observations of five...

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Winn-Dixie will close 94 stores, including three in the Orlando area

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Florida-based Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, announced on Thursday plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close 94 stores, including locations in Orlando. The Orlando area will lose three Winn-Dixie locations: 2722 Pine Hills Road, 4686 E. Michigan St. and 1347 E. Vine St. in Kissimmee. All...

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