Monday, November 20, 2017

A Florida church is warning guests that they are 'heavily armed'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Because nothing says "sanctuary" like a room full of guns, a church in Florida has decided to place some very welcoming signs on their doors warning would-be bad guys that "we are heavily armed." The signs, located at The River at Tampa Bay Church, read: "PLEASE KNOW THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE...

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Tartine Wine Bar and Eaterie coming to College Park

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Croissant Gourmet in College Park is about to get très gourmet. Chef Pete Morales, former executive chef at F&D Kitchen & Bar in Lake Mary, is partnering up with Croissant Gourmet chef/owner Francois Cahange to open a neighborhood boîte in the Croissant Gourmet space on Edgewater Drive. Tartine Wine Bar &...

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The Imperial at Washburn Imports needs your help identifying two burglary suspects

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Someone robbed The Imperial at Washburn Imports in in Ivanhoe Village and they need your help identifying a couple suspects. The neighborhood antique stop and bar recently released security footage showing two women apparently stealing a pair of expensive shoes from behind the counter during last Saturday's Jingle Eve event. The...

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A new Chinese restaurant is coming to the old Fazoli's spot on Colonial Drive

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:59 AM

A new player is entering Orlando's Chinese food game. As first reported by to local food critic Scott Joseph, a new Chinese restaurant called Peter's Kitchen is set to open at the freestanding 3922 East Colonial Drive space. The location has housed numerous restaurants over the years, including California Burrito...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Today is the anniversary of Nixon's 'I am not a crook' speech at Disney World

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 4:35 PM

On Nov. 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon was knee-deep in the Watergate controversy when he arrived at Disney's Contemporary Resort to give his now infamous "I am not a crook" speech. In an attempt to quell the outrage surrounding his presidency's involvement with the scandal, Nixon spoke before the Associated Press Managing...

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Orlando's Jack Kazanzas Christmas star comes to downtown this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Orlando's decades-old tradition of decorating downtown with a giant, golden Christmas star to start the holiday season is back this weekend. City workers plan to raise the Jack Kazanzas Star this Sunday, Nov. 19 near the corner of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard. The 600-pound star is elevated 50 feet over the street. The...

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Mayor Buddy Dyer debuts transgender pride version of Orlando city flag

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 3:37 PM

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, Mayor Buddy Dyer showed off a new transgender pride version of the official Orlando city flag. Dyer shared a photo of the flag this morning on the mayor's official Twitter account, saying "It’s #TransWeek and I am proud to support our Transgender community because everyone...

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Choose a side for Vault 5421's post-'Justice League' DC vs. Marvel party

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:29 PM

After you see the new Justice League movie, show your allegiance to DC or rub Marvel’s superiority in the face of disappointed fanboys at Gods & Monsters’ Vault 5421. This cosplay party features drink specials, DJs, comic book movies playing on the big screens and prizes awarded for the staff’s...

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Hourglass Brewing, Peppino's Organic Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria coming to the Hourglass District

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM

When we first broke the news this May about the newly minted Hourglass District and its associated food ventures, the real estate professionals behind the project — Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino — talked of grand plans for the Curry Ford Road/Bumby Avenue corridor. Well, looks like those grand plans...

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Disney lays off 145 cast members because of 'restructuring'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:37 PM

It's a tough day at the Happiest Place on Earth. This week Disney announced more than 145 employees from its Walt Disney Parks & Resorts department have been laid off. Those affected work in human resources, finance, marketing, sales, and operations. As such, Disney does not expect the move will...

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