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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Florida wildlife experts ponder increased number of shark encounters

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 6:38 PM

State wildlife officials are trying to better understand increased encounters between sharks and people fishing in Florida waters. The incidents haven’t made the waters deadlier. But as conservation efforts have helped some shark species repopulate, the encounters appear more prevalent amid reports of sharks consuming catch before it’s brought onto...

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Swarms of vultures attack Central Florida neighborhood that doesn't believe in omens

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 5:16 PM

Florida got this way in the first place by stubbornly refusing to heed what nature was trying to tell us. Let's just drain this swamp. These dunes are blocking my view of the ocean. Pull the water out from under this porous ground, my grass is dying. You know,...

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Still Serving Facebook group puts on "Interviews and Brews" hiring event next week

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 3:52 PM

The Still Serving Facebook group is crossing over into real life with a job fair they're putting on next week dubbed "Interviews and Brews." Taking place at Rockpit Brewing on Monday, May 17 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., "Interviews and Brews" will connect job seekers and local businesses (mostly of...

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Orlando City SC Owner Flavio Augusto da Silva announces sale of team, stadium to family that owns Minnesota Vikings

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 2:55 PM

Orlando City Soccer Club majority owner Flavio Augusto da Silva announced on Wednesday that he is selling the team to the Wilf family, owners of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Da Silva shared the news of the pending sale in a statement on the club's website. In addition to the...

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Opera Orlando to present "Together As One" community panel on trans community and advocacy

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 2:41 PM

Orlando Opera is poised to present their new production of As One, a transgender coming-of-age story told through song later this month. As part of the premiere, there will be a community panel dubbed "Together As One" held on Thursday, May 13, hosted by Opera Orlando board member and activist...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency over gas shortages amid Colonial Pipeline issues, but Orlando has no need to worry

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 2:29 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis has responded to the recent cyberattack on a pipeline that supplies much of the oil to the Eastern United States by declaring a state of emergency in Florida. However, there is no need to panic in Central Florida. For the unfamiliar, a cyberattack caused the Colonial...

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'Making The Band'-style reality show to begin filming in Orlando

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 1:39 PM

Orlando has quite the history of manufactured bands. As the hub of the late-90s boy band explosion, the mercenary pop market is a natural fit for The City Beautiful. Unfortunately, we're 20 years past the era of O-Town, the boy band that was literally assembled on screen in the...

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Eola Wine Company to open space in planned Edgewood food hall

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Thornton Park's Eola Wine Company is expanding, opening a new wine bar inside the planned food hall/grocery store/beer garden on S. Orange Avenue, Holden Hub. Operating under the name SODO Wine Company, the Eola folks will sell their truth serum from a kiosk on the site. No menu has...

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Free meals will be provided to those in need this Saturday at Ocoee drive-thru food distribution event

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 12:54 PM

This weekend will see a food distribution event event in Central Florida with over 20,000 meals to be handed out, drive-thru style, for free. On Saturday, May 15, starting at 9:30 a.m., McCraney Property Company, in partnership with the City of Ocoee, Orlando Dream Center and the Second Harvest Food Bank of...

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Orlando rent less affordable than San Francisco, thanks to coronavirus housing squeeze

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 12:15 PM

San Francisco's unaffordability is practically a meme at this point. The eye-popping rents and housing prices that resulted when Silicon Valley money flooded the area stand in for the housing crisis more generally. But a recent comparison of rent costs and median salaries done by Bloomberg shows that a...

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