Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sanford food hall Henry's Depot opening this summer

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:54 PM

OK, Orlandoans, Sanford's about to one-up us yet again. A new food hall is coming to the historic Sanford railroad depot at 212 W. First St., and they're bringing a hodgepodgery of food vendors. Henry's Depot, a self-described "culinary collective," will see the first Sanford outpost of vegan vittle...

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The HyCube vertical farm grows more produce with less space and energy, and also looks super cool

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Cristian Toma, co-founder of Orlando-based Eco Convergence Group, hands me a pair of shoe coverings, a hair net and a white lab coat prior to entering the HyCube – a 2,000-square-foot self-contained hydroponics box situated on the sprawling grounds of the Orlando World Center Marriott. We stand like irradiated...

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Fresh Kitchen will open a second Orlando location in SoDo this May

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 3:28 PM

The Florida-based franchise Fresh Kitchen will open their second Orlando location in the SoDo neighborhood this May. The new outpost will open May 7 in the former Noodles & Co. spot at 2855 S. Orange Ave. The chain focuses on the always classic build-your-own bowl concept, and uses hormone and...

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Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer takes aim at GOP leaders for backing school bill

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:54 PM

The National Rifle Association and its Florida lobbyist, Marion Hammer, are taking aim at Republican lawmakers who supported a school-safety bill that included gun-control measures. In a letter to members of the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, posted online Wednesday by Ammoland, Hammer focused her wrath on...

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Orlando music alum DVWEZ to headline Harvey Milk Fest in Sarasota

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:54 PM

This year's Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota is set for early May and features an impressive music lineup including a notable present and past Orlando artist. Gary Lazer Eyes is part of an 11-band bill that also counts New York-via-Orlando musician DVWEZ as a headliner. It's a very welcome and...

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Obama writes heartfelt entry for Parkland survivors in TIME magazine's '100 Most Influential People' issue

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Former President Barack Obama penned an entry for the Parkland survivors in TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People" issue, saying the students "have the power to insist that America can be better." The entry, which you can read here, specifically honors Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Davig Hogg, Emma González, Cameron...

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Ellen DeGeneres' nightmare robot from Epcot is going up for auction

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:27 PM

After Ellen’s Energy Adventure closed at Epcot last year, the television host joked that she wanted her robot back. Well, after her staff surprised her with the human-like robot on her show, it turns out she doesn't really want it after all. The robot's head and clothes are going up...

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Orlando International Airport won't privatize their security after all

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Officials at Orlando International Airport officially backed off the option of replacing Transportation Security Administration officers for a private security force during a board meeting on Wednesday. OIA director Phil Brown told the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority board that TSA had recently upgraded its procedures, thus easing passenger wait...

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Orange County may reinstate waiting periods, universal background checks for firearm purchases

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says the County Commission will vote next month to reinstate a three-day waiting period and establish universal background checks for firearm purchases, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jacob’s announcement comes less than two weeks after she instructed County Attorney Jeff Newton to draft an ordinance...

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New 'Just For Kids' weekends at SeaWorld will include a Shopkins show

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:38 AM

This morning SeaWorld unveiled a new series of events in their "Just for Kids" weekends, which will include a "Shopkins Live" show. The new series runs on Saturdays and Sundays, from May 5 through May 13. Among a long list of new shows, guests can expect special performances by Choo...

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