Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adam Putnam says he's a 'proud NRA sellout'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Adam Putnam is currently Florida's Agriculture Commissioner. He's also a Republican candidate for governor and a self-described "NRA sellout." On Monday, Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth published an opinion piece called "Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA," which is a compliment to Putnam, a big tough man's man...

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Switchfoot and Lifehouse to play Orlando in August as part of first joint tour

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Rockers Lifehouse and Switchfoot are setting out on their first joint tour together across the U.S. and Canada - the aptly-dubbed "Looking for Summer Tour" - and an Orlando date at the end of August will be part of that tuneful search. Lifehouse and Switchfoot "look for summer" with Brynn...

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AHF opens new HIV clinic in Orlando to address local epidemic

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM

A recently opened HIV health care center in Orlando plans to address the rising number of new HIV diagnoses in Central Florida. Local elected officials joined members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of AHF's new clinic in Orlando at 1701 N. Mills Ave., next...

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New California-style pub coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Disney is putting a modern spin on a classic location for its newest watering hole concept. Today, Disney announced that a new pub called BaseLine Tap House is coming to Hollywood Studios. The new spot is inspired by, and pays homage to, Figueroa Printing Company, an independent print house in L.A....

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Florida grapples with increase in card skimmers

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State figures show 315 skimmers had been discovered at Florida gas pumps through July 18, compared to 120 skimmers discovered through the first seven months of 2016. That represents a 160 percent increase in...

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Orlando protesters rally against Obamacare repeal at Marco Rubio's downtown office

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Under the blazing sun, protesters in Orlando rallied in front of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's downtown office, chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" against Republican senators like Rubio who voted Tuesday to open debate on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The latest health care overhaul bill from the GOP would...

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There's a slim chance Orlando could host the World Cup

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM

In a few years, Orlando may become one of the chosen ones — one of the chosen hosts, that is. Earlier this month, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament. Now Orlando is one of the cities that they're...

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Bowl Bar, the new concept from Farm and Haus, is coming to East End Market

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Farm & Haus owners Patrick and Brittany Lyne continue to hone the concept and vision for their humble East End Market eatery and dinner delivery operation. First off, the eatery inside East End Market will be rebranded as the "Bowl Bar" next month and offer a curated list of warm...

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Always think twice before taking a bath in a retention pond

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:58 PM

A homeless man was taking a bath in a Florida retention pond this week and got his toes bit off by an alligator. This, among other reasons, is why you should always think twice about taking a bath in a retention pond. According to WINK TV, 68-year-old Frederic Iman was...

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Florida man brandishes samurai sword during road-rage incident

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Yesterday, a Florida man brake-checked a couple, hit their bumper, and then proceeded to threaten to kill them with a samurai sword, said police. According to the Brooksville Police Department, on Tuesday, July 25, Julian and Adrian Rivera say they were driving behind Daniel Seymour of Brooksville when he, unprovoked,...

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