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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sour Patch Kids try to save Halloween with 'Reverse Trick-or-Treat' candy contest in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Like it or not, trick-or-treating is all but over for this Halloween. But candy brand Sour Patch Kids is coming to Orlando on the big night as part of a "Reverse Trick or Treat" contest, where they'll bring the candy to the doorsteps of lucky winners. Orlando is one...

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DeLand electronic project Elder Spell serves up some Halloween listening with album 'They Live in the Trees'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Until now the most mysterious and otherworldly phenomenon out of Volusia County for us was the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, but new DeLand horror-synth project Elder Spell just might snatch those bragging rights. The solo project of one Geoff Scott, formerly guitarist in now-defunct local doom metal band Bog Prophet – a band...

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Orlando manufacturing company warns employees of layoffs if Trump isn't re-elected

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:38 PM

"You're (possibly) fired" if Trump loses, claimed the Apprentice-y letter that employees at Orlando company Daniels Manufacturing Corp. received as an extra in their pay envelopes recently. Penned by DMC president George Daniels, the letter strongly suggested that if Donald Trump falters in his re-election bid, heads will roll at the...

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Downtown Orlando Dr. Phillips Center reveals plans for outdoors Front Yard Festival, starting this December

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts on Tuesday announced plans for an outdoors, socially distanced festival that will take place on the  lawn areas in front of the Dr. Phil. And this fest won't just happen over a long weekend, but stretch out over the course of six...

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COVID deaths in Florida pass 16,000

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM

With dozens of additional deaths reported each day, more than 16,000 Florida residents have died of COVID-19, according to numbers released Monday by the state Department of Health. Florida reported 54 resident deaths Monday, bringing the total to 16,021. The state also reported 1,707 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the...

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Seven takeaways from the latest Florida voter registration numbers

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 7:52 PM

Florida elections officials last week released voter-registration numbers for the Nov. 3 general election. Here are seven takeaways as Florida is again a key state in the battle for the White House: — THE BIG PICTURE: Democrats have traditionally led in voter registration in Florida, but Republicans are inching...

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Wolfgang Puck Express is closed at Disney Springs, and the company is cagy on when and whether it will reopen

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 5:27 PM

The Wolfgang Puck Express found within the Marketplace section of Disney Springs is reported to have permanently closed, though representatives of the restaurant say it's temporary. According to reports on social media, Marketplace guests have been told the closure is permanent. Signage on the building has been removed, and...

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Florida suspects arrested in million-dollar flying squirrel trafficking ring

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 3:32 PM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced charges on Monday morning for seven individuals it says were involved in an international wildlife trafficking operation involving thousands of native flying squirrels getting illegally shipped overseas. The seven suspects are facing multiple charges including racketeering, money laundering, and scheming to...

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Legoland Florida reveals big 10th anniversary celebration plans for 2021

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Florida’s tourism industry may still be a long way from recovering from this year’s downturn, but that hasn't stopped Legoland Florida from announcing an awesome 10th anniversary celebration coming up in 2021. Merlin, Legoland’s parent company, has found success with its parks via a constant stream of updates and...

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Disney World announces special Florida license plate to celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Disney may have canceled many of the big plans it had lined up for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, but that hasn’t stopped the resort – Florida’s largest single-site employer – from moving forward with many of its smaller plans for the golden anniversary. The biggest news so far...

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