Friday, July 21, 2017

Florida has less money to help with bear-proof trash cans

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Florida wildlife officials will have less money this year to help communities equip residents and businesses with bear-proof trash containers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday the start of a nearly three-month application period for local governments and others seeking “BearWise” funding for the fiscal year that...

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Atlanta MC Newmoney to play Deadly Sins Brewing tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Atlanta’s Newmoney headlines a hip-hop/vaporwave (!!) soundclash night that’s sure to challenge ears and soothe overstimulated psyches. NewMoney, Native Feel, Your Cousin Alex and B8TA create new realities at Deadly Sins Brewing tonight at 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Deadly Sins Brewing, $3 ...

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Orlando's Reggae on the Block 2017 lineup announced

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Annual outdoor concert and block party Reggae on the Block is a go for this autumn. Taking place in the heart of downtown Orlando, this outdoor fest is coming back strong with a just-announced lineup that is heavy on new talent. The lineup so far includes: Trevor Hall, Mike Love,...

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Goldman Sachs reaches out to Rick Scott on Venezuela

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which has taken heat for its purchase of $2.8 billion in bonds of Venezuela's state-run oil company, is working behind the scenes as Gov. Rick Scott seeks to prevent Florida from doing business with entities supporting the Maduro regime. Scott hasn't outlined details of the proposal...

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World of Beer Altamonte hosts 14 different Florida brewers for Floridafest

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The Altamonte branch of World of Beer devotes Saturday to spotlighting Florida craft beer. With 28 Florida beers on tap, including 14 limited releases, it’s kind of like a beer fest but without having to be outside and walk from tent to tent. Reps from each brewery will be on...

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European football comes to Orlando for the International Champions Cup tournament

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Though Orlando has some of the most soccer-savvy fans in the country who flock to Orlando City games regularly, most of our exposure to European soccer takes place over the airwaves, as Premier League or La Liga games aren’t really feasible to get to. But with the arrival of the...

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'Showgirls in Drag' adds new levels of camp and sass to the cult classic at the Venue

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 big-budget NC-17 feature about a stripper who dreams of becoming a Vegas showgirl may have bombed at the box office, but it’s certainly given us plenty of lulz over the years. From numerous drinking games to tongue-in-cheek DVD bonus features that tell viewers how to give a...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Snake knocks out power to 22k Florida residents, dies

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM

The life of a red rat snake came to shocking end yesterday when it came in contact with a high-voltage circuit breaker, which subsequently knocked out the power to over 22,000 Jacksonville residents. Poor guy. According to WKOV, the power was restored to all residents shortly after the outage, and...

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O.J. Simpson wants to move back to Florida

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:32 PM

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday afternoon for his role in a 2007 confrontation over sports memorabilia, and now he says he plans to move back to his home in Florida. Appearing as inmate No. 1027820, Simpson told the Nevada Board of Parole that he plans to return to the state he...

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Florida gambling officials approve ending dog races at Miami track

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Florida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Wednesday granted a request from West Flagler Associates, which operates Magic City Casino in...

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