Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ray Allen tells Orlando courtroom he was 'catfished'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Former NBA player Ray Allen was accused Monday in an Orlando courtroom of stalking a man named Bryant Coleman, but in fact, he says, Coleman was catfishing him. Allen filed an emergency motion Tuesday to dismiss Coleman's case. Coleman contacted Allen online, presenting himself as "a number of attractive women interested...

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Supervisor's 'just a joke' KKK outfit gets poor reception from Orlando employee

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Following what might amount to a stunningly tone-deaf attempt at humor and a stunningly silent corporate response, Orange County resident John Shipley has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As News 6 reports, Shipley claims he was recently subject to discrimination when a supervisor approached him...

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Ban on vaping in the workplace among proposed 2018 Florida amendments

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Vaping could be banned in workplaces, and nursing-home and assisted-living facility residents could be guaranteed certain rights — including the ability to sue without limitations — as part of a series of health-care related proposals being considered by a Florida panel that has the power to place proposed constitutional amendments...

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Floridians twerk for deliverance from Trump traffic congestion on I-95

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 3:34 PM

While most Floridians stewed in silent rage as they sat through a traffic jam on Interstate 95 caused by President Donald Trump's arrival to Mar-a-Lago, others found a more booty-popping outlet for their frustrations. Sportswriter and author Jeff Pearlman was stuck in the I-95 congestion on the way to...

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Need a drink? Give thanks for these bars that open on Thanksgiving

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Whether you’re catching up with old friends or trying to relax after a stressful day of cooking 900 different things and navigating family politics, the post-Thanksgiving nightcap is an essential capstone for some. But finding a place that’s open can be tricky. Check our running list before you head out for...

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Holiday ice skating rink finally brings actual winter to Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Looking for an ice-cool weekend activity? Luckily for you, Winter Park has once again put down its Winter in the Park ice skating rink. Located at Central Park West Meadow, on the corner of New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard, the rink charges an admission fee of $13 – though...

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The Pauses in final days of crowdfunding for new record

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Orlando's indie stalwarts the Pauses are in the final stretch of an Indiegogo campaign to fund the recording of their second album. The band's had a great year so far – touring, playing with Weezer and releasing a new cassette – but they're looking to release their new work on LP...

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Sandwich Bar owner Matthew Scot refutes Leguminati claims

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Yesterday we reported that vegan eatery Leguminati would not be opening in the Milk District at the Sandwich Bar, as had previously been announced. We quoted from a blog post by Leguminati co-owner Rebecca "Bex" Larsen, who cited a "series of unfortunate events" and "personal influences from select business...

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One of the most popular snacks at Disney World might return after more than a decade

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 1:09 PM

The annual IAAPA Attractions Expo made a big splash in Orlando last week with numerous high-profile announcements, including new details of attractions on I-Drive and at SeaWorld Orlando, but one of the biggest rumors of the week was the possible return of BeaverTails to Walt Disney World. The fried dough...

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If you burn the turkey, get a free Thanksgiving dinner at Deadly Sins

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM

What pairs well with turkey? A sweet orange-grapefruit-and-lemon IPA, of course. This Thanksgiving, give thanks to the beer gods for Deadly Sins Brewing's turkey day celebration. The brewing company will host a free family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23. The dinner is ideal for those who don't...

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