Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Puerto Rico governor urges Central Florida diaspora to turn outrage into votes

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:33 PM

A defiant Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló urged the Central Florida diaspora to turn their outrage and frustration into votes against politicians whose policies hurt the island. Rosselló and other Florida officials traveled to Kissimmee, the center of the Puerto Rican diaspora, last Friday for a town hall on the...

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Artegon Marketplace was just purchased by a Trump tower development company

Posted By and on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Artegon Marketplace, the failed experimental shopping center known as the "Anti-Mall," was bought today by a Miami developer. According to the Orland Sentinel, South Florida company Dezer Development closed the deal this afternoon with Artegon's owner and operator, Lightstone Group, which abruptly closed the mall nearly a year ago...

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The National announce just one Florida show for upcoming tour

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Cinematic indie rockers the National today announced a small run of Southeastern shows later this year. And although Orlando is not one of the destinations, the sole Florida show is verrrry close at hand. The very worthy St. Augustine Amphitheatre got the nod. The National play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre...

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Cress Restaurant will host dinner featuring cuisine from Donald Trump's 'shithole countries'

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Last year, Jenneffer and Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant in Deland hosted a special gathering called 7 Courses, 7 Countries, which celebrated the unique cuisines of the countries featured in Trump's Muslim travel ban. Now, the duo says they're hosting a dinner featuring food from Trump's "shithole countries." The event,...

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Black Angels and Black Lips announce joint Orlando show this April

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Total blackout! Austin psych-freaks Black Angels have announced a joint North American tour with Atlanta's garage outcasts the Black Lips, with a handful of Florida stops on the itinerary, including one in Orlando. The bands are heading out on their "Birds & the Bees" tour in the company of the...

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Florida golfers play through while a massive gator fights a python

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Here in Florida, spotting a gator while golfing is not that unusual, but coming across a massive python battling a gator isn't exactly par for the course. Last week, Naples resident Richard Nadler and his friends witnessed a beast of a gator and a Burmese python engaged in apex predator...

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Orlando lawmaker catches flak for taped comments about Puerto Ricans acquiring healthcare

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Orlando Rep. Darren Soto is in the hot seat. Over the weekend, Soto was caught on tape telling a group of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico to say they intend to stay in Florida – whether they plan to or not – so that they’re able to access the...

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Florida officials concerned over initial estimates of Hurricane Irma tab

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:48 AM

State agencies spent $680.2 million after Hurricane Irma, with county government costs exceeding $1 billion, according to a draft of a report by the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. And while the state expects the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover most of the costs, the...

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Free day is coming, the Holy Land Experience's annual reminder to Orlando that they don't pay property taxes

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Holy Land Experience has announced their mandatory free day for 2018, Orlando's annual reminder that a local theme park doesn't have to pay property taxes because of a religious loophole. Since 2006, the amusement park has skipped out of paying at least $2.2 million in property taxes, but the Bible-themed...

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Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede drops the Dixie because of 'changing attitudes'

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM

In an attempt to keep up with changing attitudes, Dixie Stampede, the iconic dinner show founded by Dolly Parton, has dropped ‘Dixie’ from its name. In a written statement announcing the change, Dolly Parton is quoted as explaining that the dinner show company, World Choice Investments, recognizes “that attitudes change...

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