Friday, October 19, 2018

Listen to a new track from local folk act and Best of Orlando winners Beemo

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Hard-working local alt-folk upstarts Beemo, winners of "Best Folk Act" in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando awards, are set to release their debut album Bustin' Out and are giving our readers a sneak peek at a track before the album drops tomorrow at a release show at the Timucua Arts...

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Every Halloween event happening in Orlando this year

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Spooky season is finally upon us and Halloween events are popping up all over Orlando. Here are all the Halloween events happening in the Orlando area so far. Wednesday, Oct. 24 Halloween Horror Nights - Annual Halloween event with haunted houses, scare zones, shows and more. through Nov. 3;...

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If you see a rattlesnake of this size on a Florida golf course, just let it play through

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Giant gators aren't the only reptiles wandering onto Florida golf courses.  According to Fox 13, a friendly game of golf was interrupted yesterday when a large rattlesnake slithered by the 14th hole at the Mangrove Bay and Cypress Links Golf Course in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Logan Ungerer, one of the...

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Ron DeSantis is now sending voters cash in the mail

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:59 PM

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor is apparently breaking into the piggy bank – in fact, he's enclosed a $1 bill in letters to potential donors, and he expects you to donate it right back. It gets better: DeSantis' campaign is actually asking those who received the...

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Pearson's Cafe in downtown Orlando closes

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Pearson's Cafe in Downtown Orlando closes its doors today, Friday, Oct. 19. The cafe, known for its gourmet sandwiches and baked goods, was in business for two and a half years. Kimberly Pearson, owner and executive chef, announced the closing on Facebook yesterday, explaining that they are shutting down...

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Celebrated professor Dr. Martha Nussbaum visits Rollins to talk about the decline of political discourse

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:03 PM

In an unintentionally fitting answer to Aziz Ansari’s apology tour, the Winter Park Institute presents a talk by one of the world’s foremost thinkers on moral theory, human rights and social equality. Dr. Martha Nussbaum is a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago whose pure,...

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Andrew Gillum's claim that Florida's economy is propped up by low-wage jobs is 'half true'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM

In a Sept. 30 interview with CBS Miami's "Facing South Florida," Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum was asked whether or not he gives Gov. Rick Scott credit for the economy. Gillum's answered, "I give him credit for an economy that is largely propped up on low-wage...

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Disney World is building a brand new resort

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

For those still waiting on vacancy at one of fifteen Disney World resorts, there may be hope for you yet. Disney announced that they're building a brand new deluxe resort on the shore of Bay Lake, between Disney's Wilderness Lodge complex and the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The...

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Florida court gives green light to toucan farming lawsuit against Orange County

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

A state appeals court Friday cleared the way for a couple to pursue a lawsuit against Orange County and local officials in a dispute about operating a toucan farm out of a home. A panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal said an Orange County circuit judge incorrectly...

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Cocoa Beach is mostly dead fish now

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

This morning, thousands of dead fish washed ashore at Cocoa Beach, the closest patch of sand to Orlando, after tests have shown the presence of red tide in Brevard County. The massive fish kills comes after officials on Wednesday confirmed that toxic algae blooms now stretch all the way...

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