Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lynx bus rides will be free for Valencia students, employees

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Starting in late August, Valencia College students and employees will ride the Lynx bus system for free. The college announced Thursday it had signed an agreement with Lynx to provide funding for bus service for Valencia students and employees on all routes. Lynx will also reroute an existing bus route going...

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Main Street Restaurant Week returns to Orlando this August

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Trying new foods in new 'hoods is probably the best way to explore Orlando, which is really the whole point of Main Street Restaurant Week. Now in its third year, Orlando's Main Street Restaurant Week returns next Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Aug. 12. This weeklong food-packed event features...

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Blind Boys of Alabama announce Florida shows for this November

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Beloved gospel vocal group the Blind Boys of Alabama have announced two shows in our own backyard this autumn. Orlando proper didn't get the nod, but nearby Daytona and the Villages (yow) did. The venerable band will be touring behind new album Almost Home. Blind Boys of Alabama play the Peabody...

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Edible cookie dough shop coming to Celebration this August

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:53 PM

You no longer need to wonder if your next spoonful of cookie dough will be your last. Wonderland Cookie Co., serving edible cookie dough in little bowls, will open Aug. 19 at 606 Market St. in Celebration. The company says their dough is safe to eat because they don't...

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Disney workers unions seek wage hike as 'path out of poverty'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Disney labor unions representing 36,000 full-time and part-time Disney workers announced Wednesday that they will seek wage increases as a "path out of poverty" for its members. "Our wages here in Central Florida are some of the lowest in the country," says Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here Local 362....

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As summer attendance dips, Disney World reduces black-out periods for passholders

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Following a slight drop in summer attendance, Disney World passholders with blackout dates will now be allowed into the parks a bit earlier than expected. Disney sent out an email announcing that Silver-level passholders and anyone with a Weekday Select Pass can now enter all four Disney World parks as...

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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights this fall

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Have you seen a guy with a chainsaw hand? Well, now's your chance. Today, Universal Studios announced that the Starz show Ash vs. Evil Dead will get its own house at this year's Halloween Horror Nights 27. Ash vs. Evil Dead is the third house to be announced for this year's...

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Florida greyhound trainer could face suspension after high levels of caffeine found in dogs

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:21 PM

An administrative law judge Wednesday ruled that a longtime trainer of racing greyhounds should face a fine and license suspension after caffeine and other substances were found in six dogs at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Judge F. Scott Boyd issued a recommended order that said trainer Robert G. Dawson...

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Kanye West tribute night announced for the Social next month

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM

This August inimitable party-throwers Talk Yo Shit will throw a tribute party for the equally inimitable Kanye West. Helmed by DJs Fiona, B8ta, Grape and Yost, "The Return of Saint Pablo" will be an unofficial sequel to the night that the TYS promoters put together at Spacebar last year on...

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UCF Police release intense video on how to survive an active-shooter scenario

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM

In an effort to create an informed student body, the UCF Police Department released a video explaining what to do in the case of an active-shooter situation. The video, which was released Wednesday, July 26, starts with a man pulling out a long gun in a school building. Sgt. Adam Casebolt...

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