Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Carlos Santana will bring his 2019 tour to Central Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Give me your heart. Make it real or else forget about seeing Santana. Guitar legend Santana recently announced the dates for his 2019 tour and he's rocking out in Central Florida. Santana will be bringing his Global Consciousness tour in these Florida locations: April 18, 2019: St. Petersburg, FL...

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Orlando is now painting parking boxes for its new 'dockless' bikeshare system

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:24 PM

In a moment of utter self-defiance, the City of Orlando has begun painting parking boxes across downtown to remind citizens where to park their "dockless" Lime bikes – yes, dockless – when they're finished riding. Kind of defeats the point, right? In October, city officials approved an ordinance that...

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A new food hall may be coming to Orlando's Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:22 PM

A Tampa-based food hall is looking to open a new location in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village neighborhood. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the Hall on Franklin, which currently has a location in Tampa Heights, is negotiating a new retail space in the Yard at Ivanhoe. The Yard, which is still...

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Osceola County among top Airbnb vacation rental markets in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Airbnb hosts in Florida welcomed more than 4.5 million guests to the state in 2018, and a good portion of those visitors stayed in Osceola County. The vacation rental platform announced Tuesday that Osceola County homeowners hosted 640,000 guests last year and earned $82.6 million. Osceola County came in second behind Miami-Dade County,...

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Florida Reps. Eskamani and Smith lead Orlando arts funding town hall

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 11:48 AM

The federal government might be shut down, but our Florida state representatives Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith were still hard at work yesterday afternoon, hosting a town hall discussion with local arts leaders at the Orlando REP, and delivering a passionate call-to-action supporting the full restoration of cultural...

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Florida lawmaker seeks warning stickers for prescription opioids

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Florida lawmakers continue to respond to the state’s opioid epidemic, with Rep. Joe Geller, D-Aventura, filing a bill Tuesday that, among other things, would require pharmacists to place red warning stickers on prescription drug bottles containing opioids or other controlled substances. The warning stickers would be required to flag...

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Florida public schools have a shortage of science, math and English teachers

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM

The State Board of Education is expected Wednesday to approve a report that details a shortage of certified science, English and math teachers in Florida’s public schools. The annual report points to issues such as a scarcity of certified teachers in subject areas such as general science, physics and...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis targets Airbnb over West Bank policy

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Don’t expect Gov. Ron DeSantis to plan an Airbnb stay as part of his first foreign trip as the state’s top executive. The governor announced Tuesday that Florida employees will no longer be reimbursed for Airbnb stays while traveling, as the state considers economic sanctions over the home-sharing platform’s...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What happens when all stages on the 1000 block of Mills Ave. are lit up

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 4:51 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Karborätor, Solar Flower and Red Rodeo (Grumpy's) Bryan Raymond and She/Her/Hers (Uncle Lou's) In both my first experience at Grumpy’s Underground Lounge last summer and my new venue recap at the end of the year, I noted the connective potential of the new spot as a...

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Guests witnessed the birth of a new baby giraffe at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 3:56 PM

This Monday, some Disney guests riding the Kilimanjaro Safari Savannah attraction in Animal Kingdom saw, Mara, one of the Masai giraffes, go into labor. The driver of the safari trucks slowed down their vehicles so that riders could capture the event with their phones.  Kilimanjaro safaris was...

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