Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SeaWorld and former CEO fined $5 million after being accused of downplaying 'Blackfish' impact

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:40 PM

SeaWorld Entertainment and its former CEO have agreed to pay more than $5 million in fines to settle federal charges accusing the theme park company of misleading investors by downplaying the impact of the anti-captivity documentary Blackfish. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that SeaWorld and its...

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Earth Fare organic supermarket will open its first Orlando area location next week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Earth Fare, a supermarket that specializes in organic and "clean food," will open its first location in the Orlando area next week. The new store will open on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Lake Nona at The Shoppes at Nona Place (13024 Narcoossee Road). Earth Fare is known for its pledge to...

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This weekend is your last chance to drink and game at BART in Mills 50

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Mills 50 bar-arcade hybrid BART closes its doors after this weekend. While it’s sad to see another neighborhood bar shutter after the surprise demise of Wally’s, at least we got some notice this time. We’re guessing the beer specials are going to be pretty good, but make sure to...

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Cows 'n Cabs returns to Winter Park this November

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

The annual Cows 'n Cabs outdoor dining event will return this November for another year of eating gourmet food in the name of charity. This country & western themed event will take place in Winter Park's West Meadow on Saturday, Nov. 3, and will feature more than 25 chefs...

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Winter Park shooting and manhunt started over suspect stealing $45 worth of merchandise from Goodwill, police say

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:15 PM

A manhunt in Winter Park Monday evening began when the suspect allegedly stole $45 worth of merchandise from Goodwill, and then fired shots at the two responding officers, says the Winter Park Police Department. According to the arrest affidavit, officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Goodwill, located at...

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E-Turn to unveil new album at Iron Cow in October

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Local hip-hop luminary E-Turn is a big deal locally, so it was no surprise that cutting-edge New Haven hip-hop label Fake Four signed her earlier this year to release an album. With the album finished and a release date of early October set in stone, E-Turn has announced an...

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Masked EDM madman UZ takes over the dancefloor at Celine this week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:22 PM

One of the DJs that popularized the trap vein of EDM that’s become super popular, UZ, plays at Celine this week. He’s spent most of his career in anonymity, hiding his face behind a custom mask. But in 2017, UZ took the mask off to reveal that he’s actually...

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Rick Scott is swinging through Orlando this afternoon

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:05 PM

After essentially being booed out of Southwest Florida on account of the red tide calamity, Gov. Rick Scott's U.S. Senate bus tour plans to slide through Orlando today, the campaign announced Tuesday morning. The event will be held at Rigo Tile on Goldenrod Road at 4:15 p.m. Only hours...

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A new Chinese theme park points to the future of Universal Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Here in Orlando, there has been plenty of focus on the yet-to-be-announced new theme park that NBC Universal is working on for their upcoming southern campus, but the company's next park to open will be in Beijing. Slated to open in 2020, Universal has confirmed that the new resort will...

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New report says Florida charter schools close too often, rely heavily on for-profit funding

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM

A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998. Ben Wilcox, research director for the group Integrity Florida, said the closure of charter schools has averaged nearly 20 a...

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