Friday, March 16, 2018

Bill headed to Rick Scott's desk could help police, deaf drivers during traffic stops

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Lawmakers this week sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that could help provide information to police about whether drivers are deaf before officers approach cars during traffic stops. Under the bill (HB 135), Florida drivers could voluntarily identify themselves as hearing impaired when they register cars. That information...

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Indulge in Irish stereotypes at Gods & Monsters' screening of 'Grabbers'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM

If you’re going all-out for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, chances are you’re going to be hitting the wall by Sunday evening. Stop into Gods & Monsters’ post-apocalyptic-themed bar, Vault 5421, for a drinkalong with an oft-overlooked comedy-horror gem. In Grabbers, a small Irish town gets invaded by monsters,...

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James Beard Award-winning chefs collaborate for Women in the Kitchen

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:10 AM

While we’re writing this on International Women’s Day, you’re reading it a week later with those annual 24 hours of hashtagtivism in the rearview. But it’s impossible not to see this annual event spearheaded by chef Kathleen Blake as a tangible demonstration of the values International Women’s Day promotes:...

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Quarterly Will's A Faire market pops up again this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:09 AM

The quarterly (or thereabouts) Will’s A Faire market returns this weekend, taking over the parking lot(s) at Will’s Pub for a day of bargain-hunting, booze and bands. Shop for locally made goods, vintage clothes, dusty vinyl, books from local authors and more while enjoying tunes from the likes of...

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Resurrected '90s indie rockers Pohgoh bounce into the Falcon

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 6:06 AM

Pohgoh were a Tampa band that had some accomplishment and acclaim back in the golden indie-rock era of the ’90s, including a split 7-inch with true Midwest emo heroes Braid. After four years, they disbanded and receded into history. Two of its members – married partners Susie and Keith...

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Beat your hangover with adoptable puppers at Lucky Lure's Yappy Hour

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 5:06 AM

Spend Sunday Funday with new best friends at Lucky Lure’s Yappy Hour. Enjoy special pricing on select drinks and the Lure will split the proceeds with Pet Rescue by Judy. Plus, Judy will have some of her cutest and friendliest adoptable dogs available for belly rubs and ear scratches....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

More Floridians are using HIV prevention drug, but state still behind other regions

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 7:28 PM

More people in Florida are using an HIV prevention drug, but the Sunshine  State still lags behind other regions of the country despite having one of the nation's highest rates of new infections. A new interactive data map released by AIDSVu shows that about 32 out of every 100,000 people in...

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Cocoa Beach, Orlando's closest beach, might start allowing dogs

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Cocoa Beach, a stretch of sand roughly an hour from Orlando, is considering relaxing a law that bans dogs on the beach. City Commissioners are expected to go over a comprehensive review showing all their options and public input regarding the issue tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting is open...

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Orlando airport workers protest airlines for low wages amid record profits

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Unionized catering workers at Orlando International Airport are protesting Thursday against airlines who they say continue to pay low wages in the midst of record profits. Workers for LSG Sky Chef and Gate Gourmet in Orlando don't work directly for Delta, American Airlines or United, but they say the...

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1803 Pizza Kitchen is now open in Audubon Park

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 4:21 PM

1803 Pizza Kitchen is now open in Audubon Park, taking over the space of former neighborhood staple O'Stromboli's. Named after their address at 1803 E. Winter Park Road, the new spot describes themselves as a "California-style pizzaria" and offers up more than just pies, like rotisserie chicken, pastas, and a variety of...

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