Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, facing foreign-money scrutiny, says two arrested donors 'appeared legitimate'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 3:19 PM

A Soviet-born South Florida businessman arrested last week on federal campaign-finance charges seemed just “like any other donor,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. DeSantis was among Florida Republican candidates who received contributions during the 2018 election cycle from Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were arrested on campaign-finance charges...

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Local band Saeros premiere new music video for 'Ocean'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Local dream-rockers Saeros dropped new single "Ocean" today and you can get an exclusive first look at the accompanying music video right here at Orlando Weekly. The clip for "Ocean," directed by Derek Ziegler, is characterized by the band as an "honest proclamation of independence despite internal struggle." Watch the...

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How a Halloween event might be enough save Orlando's former Nick Hotel from the curse of the 'Queen Mary'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM

The future of one of Orlando’s most recognizable hotels and one of the region’s newest Halloween attractions might hit some rough seas ahead, thanks to a historic ship on the opposite side of the country. The Holiday Inn Suites and Waterpark in Orlando, the world’s largest Holiday Inn resort,...

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The number of Floridians diagnosed with Hepatitis A this year is about to hit 2,800

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Florida had 53 newly reported hepatitis A cases last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 2,791 as of Saturday, numbers from the state Department of Health show. According to Florida Health, hepatitis A is caused by a contagious virus that infects the liver and can lead...

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Iggy Pop's faves Jacuzzi Boys return to Central Florida this fall

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Miami’s Jacuzzi Boys are busy doing things like touring Europe, playing festivals and opening for The Raconteurs (NBD) — but they are fitting Tampa into their schedule on November 15. A longtime fave of Central Florida, the trio brings its garage-rock sound back to Hooch and Hive, their first...

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Orange County among seven targeted with federal funds to combat HIV

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:01 AM

More than $490,000 is being doled out to seven Florida counties as part of a national effort to try to eradicate HIV and AIDS in the next 10 years. The funding is made possible as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which was announced by the Trump...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harvard psychobiologist warns Florida House members of marijuana dangers

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:47 PM

With two looming ballot proposals that would legalize recreational marijuana in Florida, state House leaders are going on offense on the issue. The House Health & Human Services Committee on Tuesday heard an hour-long presentation from Harvard Medical School psychobiologist Bertha Madras, who issued dire warnings about the dangers...

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Photographers spot Giuliani associate Lev Parnas at election-night party for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:04 PM

Reuters photographer and longtime Orlando Weekly contributor Joey Roulette posted a video to his Twitter account Monday night, identifying a familiar face at the 2018 election-night victory party for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Roulette noted DeSantis' guest was none other than Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas, "one of two Giuliani associates...

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Will's A Faire returns for a fall market in the parking lot of Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:56 PM

The quarterly parking lot market Will’s A Faire returns this weekend. Shop through a curated selection of vendors for handmade, vintage and retro goods while enjoying live music, DJs, food trucks and probably a White Claw or two. 1-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.;...

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The Nook on Robinson brings drinking and video games out of the living room this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Sure, you could stay home to drink and play video games like a loser. Or you could do it at a bar and have it be magically socially acceptable. The Nook sets up three fun multiplayer games – a Dance Dance Revolution-type rhythm game, an eight-player Super Smash Bros....

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