Monday, December 11, 2017

Orlando commissioners approve Pulse memorial labyrinth at Colonialtown park

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Orlando commissioners unanimously approved designs Monday for a labyrinth in Colonialtown Square Park that honors the 49 victims killed in the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse. Commissioner Patty Sheehan and the city's families, parks and recreation department had already been working on installing a labyrinth in the small...

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Florida doctors aren't checking statewide database for opioid containment, study says

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:41 PM

Just a portion of physicians that joined a state prescription database designed to help cut down on "doctor shopping" and opioid abuse are actually using it, according to a study published in the Journal of Opioid Management late last month. The findings, provided by researchers at the University of Florida's...

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Metal veterans Ministry announce Orlando show for April

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Industrial metal veterans Ministry are heading out on tour next Spring and have announced an Orlando show as part of it. Al Jourgenson's crew will be marking the release of new album AmeriKKKant on Nuclear Blast with a five-week North American trek starting in March of next year. Dark force of...

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You can now get these ridiculous sushi burgers in Mount Dora

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Because mankind is constantly pushing the limits of ways to eat raw fish, Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi in Mount Dora is now serving "sushi burgers." There's no beef involved, like the Taste Explosion Roll at Cowfish, instead it's basically sushi ingredients in handy burger form. In other words...

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Florida lawmakers plug financial shortfall in children's medical program

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Legislative leaders quietly agreed to pump nearly $142 million into a Medicaid managed-care plan that treats some of the state's sickest children because of higher-than-expected medical costs. The Agency for Health Care Administration on Oct. 26 submitted a budget amendment requesting that it be allowed to transfer spending authority and...

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Orlando artist's Hillary Clinton portrait sets off security dogs at Art Miami

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Orlando artist Scott Scheidly's punk-inspired portrait of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton briefly shut down an Art Miami tent after security dogs flagged it as suspicious. The Miami Herald reports the dogs were alerted after sniffing a crate containing a pink-haired rendering of Clinton wearing a leather jacket stitched with...

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New gastropub The Edison will open New Year's Eve in Disney Springs

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 1:35 PM

After accidentally tweeting the opening date last month and quickly deleting it, The Edison at Disney Springs will finally, and officially, open this New Year's Eve. The Edison, a "fully immersive gastronomic experience" themed after a gothic-style power-plant, is currently selling $150 tickets to their grand-opening party on Dec....

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North Quarter restaurant Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar has closed

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Bernard Carmouche and Larry Sinabaldi of Two Chefs Seafood Oyster are no more. The two have dissolved their relationship, and so their North Quarter restaurant is closed, reports local food critic Scott Joseph. Carmouche, the former culinary director of Emeril Lagasse's Orlando restaurants, told Joseph it was a "good...

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Disney will close Flights of Wonder and replace it with a show featuring the dog from 'Up'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Disney confirmed this morning that Flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom will close for good at the end of the year, and will be replaced with a show starring Russell and Dug from Disney Pixar’s "Up." The new show will open at some point before Animal Kingdom's 20th Anniversary...

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It's been over 20 years since a major upgrade, yet Blizzard Beach doesn't appear to be adding any new attractions for 2018

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Every major water park and theme park in Florida has seen multiple updates since Blizzard Beach opened its most recent ride. Back in July, it looked like Blizzard Beach might finally be getting a new ride after more than two decades of no major updates. The rumors began in late...

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