Monday, June 26, 2017

TSA officer arrested for stealing passenger's cash at Orlando airport

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Police say an Orlando International Airport employee was caught red-handed when he tried to steal a passenger's cash on Thursday. WESH 2 reports Kathleen Duddleston, a passenger at OIA, was going through security when she was pulled aside for a pat down, according to an Orlando Police report. As...

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Mermaids that are paid by the State of Florida featured in Vogue magazine

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:13 AM

While Pitbull’s Florida promotion might be getting scrutiny, a band of mermaids on Florida’s west coast are giving the state plenty of publicity in places that rarely talk about Florida for our numerous roadside attractions. Vogue did a photo essay (and accompanying beauty feature on waterproof makeup) with the...

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Band of the Week: The Palmettes

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 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 The Palmettes. The Palmettes are playing Wally's on June 29. Just the facts: Who's in the band?Edward Thomas Murtaugh - Bass/Guitar/Vocals Jana Mays -...

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Fun Spot opens a wild wooden coaster, but the ride still has surprises to come

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Fun Spot America in Kissimmee opened its new wooden coaster, Mine Blower, this weekend. The new coaster is the first permeant thrill ride built at the park since Fun Spot bought it in 2004. Clocking in at 2,289 feet in length and with a lift hill of 83 feet,...

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SpaceX successfully reuses another Falcon 9 rocket

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 9:53 AM

SpaceX accomplished another re-flight mission on Friday with the BulgariaSat-1 satellite launching from NASA’s historic Launch Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite will be operated by Bulgaria’s only satellite operator, BulgariaSat, providing high-definition television services to the Baltic region of Europe for the next 15 years. The...

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scott finally signs bill implementing medical marijuana, but smoking is still barred

Posted By on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM

More than seven months after Floridians overwhelmingly backed the broad legalization of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill aimed at carrying out the voters' wishes. Lawmakers passed the bill (SB 8-A) during a special session this month after struggling to reach agreement on an implementation plan...

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The Districts tease gigantic new sound in Florida debut with the impressive Spirit of the Beehive

Posted By on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 10:39 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Districts and the Spirit of the Beehive, The Social, June 23 Since forming in high school, young Pennsylvania band the Districts have built a name on a shaggy and true brand of rock that’s as rootsy as it is indie. And it’s a sound that’s...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Bite Night returns for one of the most delicious evenings of the year

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM

The City Beautiful is brimming with creatively wholesome restaurants, and Orlando Weekly has dedicated the month of June to the most mouth-watering establishments. Bite30 is a 30-day ode to Orlando’s best restaurants, and there’s only one way to end it: with a giant celebration where you can grab a taste...

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Two Cow Garage's Micah Schnabel to play Lil Indies on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Raucous Two Cow Garage frontman Micah Schnabel is no stranger to Orlando stages. This weekend he returns to the Will’s Compound solo for a night of unhinged evisceration of roots music genres with lyrical bite to spare. Micah Schnabel plays Lil Indies at 9 p.m. this Saturday. No cover! ...

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Philadelphia's the Spirit of the Beehive to play the Social tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Philly-based band the spirit of the beehive combines shoegaze atmospherics with discordant slashes of pain and pleasure. The in-sound from way out. The spirit of the beehive open for the Districts tonight at 7 p.m. at the Social, Tickets are $13-$15. ...

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