Friday, July 21, 2017

Orlando icon Billy Manes has passed away

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Billy Manes, writer, activist and longtime columnist for Orlando Weekly, has passed away. Manes died just after 4 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at the age of 45, surrounded by his husband Anthony Mauss, friends and family at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Manes' impact on Orlando Weekly – and Orlando...

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Trump seeks foreign workers for Florida clubs, including Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 3:46 PM

President Donald Trump's clubs in Florida are seeking to hire 76 foreign workers because apparently there's no qualified Americans in a nearby radius to take those jobs. The Tampa Bay Times reports Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach oceanside resort that Trump calls his "winter White House," is asking the U.S. Department...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. officially opens in downtown Orlando today

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 3:31 PM

This afternoon, local craft coffee purveyor, Foxtail Coffee Co. is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in downtown Orlando. The new spot is located in DoveCote Brasserie, which is inside the Bank of America Building (390 N. Orange Ave., Suite 110). Speaking on the new addition, Foxtail co-founder Iain...

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Tim Tebow will be in Kissimmee this weekend to sock a few dingers

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Tim Tebow, along with some baseball team (it doesn't really matter), will be in Kissimmee tonight. Tebow, and a bunch of nameless players on some team from somewhere, will take on the Florida Fire Frogs at Osceola County Stadium for a four game series starting tonight. As of now, Tebow...

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Florida GOP candidate Adam Putnam wants you to know he prefers to pack heat while eating meat

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Imagine you're a fully-armed Adam Putnam, Florida's current Agriculture Commissioner and a strong contender for governor, where do you go out to eat? Well, for starters you tell your staff to take you to a place where you can pack heat and simultaneously eat meat. Yesterday, Putnam, who isn't shy...

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Morimoto Asia's late-night happy hour is reason to stay at Disney post-fireworks

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Who says happy hour has to be before dinner? Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is changing the rules. To keep up with the bevy of new boites opening in the Lake Buena Vista culinary wonderland, some of the flagship properties, including the Iron Chef's pan-Asian pad, are coming up with...

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4 Rivers Smokehouse now has a food truck

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:28 PM

4 Rivers Smokehouse has announced that they're sending a new food truck out on the road, and its next stop will be in downtown Orlando. Today, you can grab some smoked goodness at 1010 W. Church St. from 3-6:30 p.m. to pregame for tonight's Orlando City Soccer Club match against...

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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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