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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thornton Park's big Halloween Block Party returning this month

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Thornton Park's big Halloween Block Party bash is coming back this year for an 8th go-around. On Saturday, Oct. 30, a stretch of Washington Street in the Thornton Park District near downtown Orlando will shut down to cars but open up to a massive monster mash. The evening features DJ...

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Pour Choice Taphouse on Mills Avenue is in soft opening mode

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:24 PM

New Mills 50 spirits emporium the Pour Choice Taphouse is currently in soft opening mode. So if you want to get a sneak peek at this "self-pouring" taproom, now's the time. An Instagram post on Tuesday, casually broke the news that Pour Choice's doors are open for a test run....

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Orange County Fire & Rescue chief fired over refusal to discipline employees who bucked COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:10 PM

An Orange County Fire & Rescue battalion chief was fired for refusing to discipline firefighters who refused to get vaccinated. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Chief Stephen Davis was terminated by the department over insubordination. As Orange County employees, all OCFR members were required to begin the process of...

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Alt-right troll, congressional hopeful Laura Loomer has raised over $100k this quarter (but none of it came from her Central Florida district)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:42 AM

Laura Loomer has raised over $100,000 this quarter for her congressional campaign, but not one red cent of it came from the Central Florida district she plans to represent. That news comes courtesy of Florida Politics, who report that the alt-right troll and would-be representative has raised $106K in...

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida continue to drop

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:11 AM

The numbers of Florida residents hospitalized and in intensive-care units because of COVID-19 continue to drop. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted data Tuesday that showed 2,852 inpatients at Florida hospitals had COVID-19, down from 3,945 a week earlier and 5,414 on Oct. 1. Similarly, the...

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No immediate solution to healthcare staffing shortages in Florida, say industry leaders

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:07 AM

A staffing crisis currently plaguing hospitals, nursing homes and community health centers likely has no short-term solution, a panel of industry leaders told state lawmakers Tuesday. Florida Hospital Association President and CEO Mary Mayhew told the House Health & Human Services Committee that eliminating burdensome paperwork and “anything that...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Orlando hip-hop collective Seeyousoon reveal new music video, tour dates

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 4:41 PM

Avant-minded Orlando hip-hop collective Seeyousoon are on a creative roll as of late, and just upped the stakes again with a new single and music video. The 9-piece rap group have already released several singles from their upcoming album HZLIKHELL — see our writeup of the "No Daylight" single from last...

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Man commits suicide by jumping from Cititower balcony

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 3:28 PM

Orlando Police are on the scene of an apparent suicide. According to OPD, the as-yet-unidentified man jumped from a balcony at the Cititower apartment building at 101 Lake Ave. and landed on a car parked on the street below.  Photos from the scene show taped-off streets around the...

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