Thursday, August 17, 2017

On DACA anniversary, undocumented 'Dreamers' vow not to return to the shadows

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Since President Donald Trump won the November election, Ivan Vázquez's grandma has tried to convince him to leave to California. Unlike most of Florida, California has multiple sanctuary cities and local governments that don't detain undocumented immigrants for federal immigration officials. Vázquez says his grandma felt it would be safer for him...

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Burger King Whopper Bar at CityWalk finally gets the review it deserves

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:46 PM

"It's a Burger King," starts off BK loyalist and TripAdvisor user Robert G. before laying down a few hard truths about the Burger King Whopper Bar at Universal's CityWalk. Robert G., a level 5 contributor from Maidstone, England, spares no details in his brief but informative review, articulating that...

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Orlando's first all-electric LYMMO buses launch this Friday

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Tomorrow morning LYNX will launch their first batch of all-electric LYMMO buses in downtown Orlando. The pilot program will take place at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall (400 S. Orange Ave.). Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, city commissioners and LYNX CEO Edward L. Johnson will be in attendance. LYNX is looking...

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Universal announces 'scare zones' for Halloween Horror Nights 27

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Clowns with chainsaws. Evil alien invaders. Murderous civilians on the loose. The most terrifying time of the year is almost upon us at Universal Studios. Today, Universal released details on the five "scare zones" that guests can look forward to at Halloween Horror Nights 27. This year's scare zones will be known...

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Florida cities face 'all or nothing' choices on medical marijuana

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot. State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson's choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities. Local governments can either impose outright bans on medical-marijuana dispensaries or allow unlimited numbers of...

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Town hall meeting on Pulse memorial set for Sept. 13

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM

More than a year after the massacre, Orlando leaders are now starting the public process of discussing what a memorial and museum would look like at the gay nightclub Pulse. The onePULSE Foundation lead by Pulse owner Barbara Poma will be holding a series of town hall conversation on the memorial honoring...

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Jazz bassist Michael Bisio announced as Atlantic Center Master Artist for the fall

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Cutting-edge jazz bassist Michael Bisio - best known for his collaborative work with firebrands Matthew Shipp and Joe McPhee - will be taking part in the fall edition of New Smyrna's Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency Program. The 167th in the Atlantic Center's Residency series will also...

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Shania Twain announces two Florida shows in 2018

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Life's indeed about to get good for Shania Twain fans in Florida. The country superstar has not only just released her new single (ahem) "Life's About to Get Good" (from forthcoming album Now), but the singer has just released the itinerary for a blockbuster 2018 U.S. tour that includes two...

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Orange County Brewers in downtown Orlando is now in soft opening mode

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Orange County Brewers, located in the former Fiat building in downtown Orlando, is now in soft opening mode. The 3,400-square-foot space at the corner of North Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street is also home to OCB's craft pizza kitchen, which is called the Orlando Pizza & Wing Co. Both concepts are...

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Federal judge rejects bid by former US Rep. Corrine Brown for new trial

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

A federal judge Wednesday set a Nov. 16 sentencing date for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown after rejecting her requests for a new trial and an acquittal on corruption charges. Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who served 24 years in the U.S. House, was convicted in May on charges related to...

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