Friday, August 18, 2017

Rick Scott's lunch with Donald Trump draws fire from Democrats

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday had lunch with President Donald Trump at a New Jersey golf resort, as the president continued to draw criticism for comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of a counter-protester. Scott's 1 p.m. lunch with the president at...

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Foxtail's DoveCote location debuts DJed brunch tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:23 AM

We had a feeling when French bistro DoveCote and coffee purveyor Foxtail teamed up at the end of July, there would be some kind of brunch-match-made-in-heaven situation going on eventually. "Eventually," as luck would have it, is tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. No details have been released as...

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Salsa legends El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico headline Hard Rock Live this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM

A summer in Florida is no verano en Nueva York. For one, it’s eternally hotter, making it more of a hellish nightmare than a dream to be outside dancing salsa in the street. But listening to the song of the same name from El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico inspires...

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'Dawson City: Frozen Time' gives a peek into the past at Enzian Theater

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Located just below the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was a Canadian gold rush town so rugged that it burned down every year in its first nine years of existence. This settlement became the involuntary proprietor of a huge collection of films by dint of parsimony: As fortunes were made throughout...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

On DACA anniversary, undocumented 'Dreamers' vow not to return to the shadows

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Since President Donald Trump won the November election, Ivan Vázquez's grandma has tried to convince him to leave to California. Unlike most of Florida, California has multiple sanctuary cities and local governments that don't detain undocumented immigrants for federal immigration officials. Vázquez says his grandma felt it would be safer for him...

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Burger King Whopper Bar at CityWalk finally gets the review it deserves

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:46 PM

"It's a Burger King," starts off BK loyalist and TripAdvisor user Robert G. before laying down a few hard truths about the Burger King Whopper Bar at Universal's CityWalk. Robert G., a level 5 contributor from Maidstone, England, spares no details in his brief but informative review, articulating that...

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Orlando's first all-electric LYMMO buses launch this Friday

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Tomorrow morning LYNX will launch their first batch of all-electric LYMMO buses in downtown Orlando. The pilot program will take place at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall (400 S. Orange Ave.). Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, city commissioners and LYNX CEO Edward L. Johnson will be in attendance. LYNX is looking...

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Universal announces 'scare zones' for Halloween Horror Nights 27

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Clowns with chainsaws. Evil alien invaders. Murderous civilians on the loose. The most terrifying time of the year is almost upon us at Universal Studios. Today, Universal released details on the five "scare zones" that guests can look forward to at Halloween Horror Nights 27. This year's scare zones will be known...

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Florida cities face 'all or nothing' choices on medical marijuana

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot. State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson's choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities. Local governments can either impose outright bans on medical-marijuana dispensaries or allow unlimited numbers of...

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Town hall meeting on Pulse memorial set for Sept. 13

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM

More than a year after the massacre, Orlando leaders are now starting the public process of discussing what a memorial and museum would look like at the gay nightclub Pulse. The onePULSE Foundation lead by Pulse owner Barbara Poma will be holding a series of town hall conversation on the memorial honoring...

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