Monday, October 16, 2017

Orlando ranks as third best American city for vegans and vegetarians

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM

The City Beautiful just became a lot greener, as it was named the third best vegan and vegetarian-friendly city in the U.S. According to Wallethub, a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 categories. Collected data ranged anywhere from...

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Gov. Scott calls for increased security funding at Jewish day schools

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Following last year's spike in anti-Semitic crimes, Gov. Rick Scott has proposed putting $1 million toward protecting Jewish day schools. Scott announced the plan Monday while speaking at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton. With next year's legislative approval, the funds would allow Katz Hillel and other...

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Rick Scott declares emergency before white supremacist Richard Spencer's UF speech

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency days before white supremacist Richard Spencer gives a speech at the University of Florida. Scott's executive order is for Alachua County, which is home to Gainesville, the city where UF is located. Spencer's rally is planned for Thursday, Oct. 19. "Prior...

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Florida farmers may get loans to help with Hurricane Irma damage

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Florida farmers in 44 counties may be eligible for federal loans to help cover damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Still, Florida might have to wait months for broader federal assistance to the agriculture industry, which sustained more than $2.5 billion in losses from...

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Sweeping measure targets Florida's opioid epidemic by curbing prescription pills

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check a statewide database before ordering most prescription pain medications, under a proposal filed Friday in the state House. The 114-page bill, sponsored by House Commerce Chairman Jim Boyd,...

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Popular Manzano's Deli coming to Winter Park by end of year

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Manzano's Deli, a fixture in New Smyrna Beach and DeLand, will set up shop in the retail plaza at the intersection of West Fairbanks and South New York avenues in Winter Park. The plaza, which currently houses ceramics studio All Fired Up, will soon see the Little Blue Donut Co....

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Once-dead rumors come back to life, indicate Universal's response to WDW's 50th Anniversary

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Last week we shared details of the rumored new Star Trek attraction coming to Universal Orlando. That plan is actually a long-canceled project that seems to now be back on the front burner. Universal has also recently shared details of other projects that were believed to be dead, including a...

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Band of the Week: Raspberry Pie

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Raspberry Pie. Raspberry Pie are playing the Twisted Bazaar at St. Matthews Tavern on Tuesday, Oct. 17. They are also throwing a Halloween dance...

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Orlando's karaoke queen, DJ Di, turns Big Daddy's into Gran Papi's for a benefit for Puerto Rico

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM

For one night only, Audubon Park's Big Daddy's becomes "Gran Papi's" to help out with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This karaoke benefit for relief funds for Puerto Rico, hosted by boss Boricua babe DJ Di, invites attendees to come dressed as their favorite Puerto Rican celebs (J. Lo, Ricky...

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Native stars Hundred Waters level up with new pivot, Kelsey Lu shows why she's next

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:49 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Hundred Waters and Kelsey Lu, The Social, Oct. 12 With their just-released third album, Communicating, Hundred Waters now emerge with their most accessible work yet – and that’s anything but the concession it sounds like. The Gainesville-born, Orlando-connected breakouts have always been unequivocally of left field,...

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