Saturday, October 14, 2017

Framework Craft Coffee House coming to Mills 50

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 12:21 AM

You'll recall that local coffee stalwart Vita Luna Cafe recently rebranded itself as Framework Craft Coffee House and announced they'd open a storefront somewhere in the Mills 50 District. Owner Danny Alvarez told me that he hopes to open Framework sometime this fall in the way-cool building at 1050 N....

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Friday, October 13, 2017

You can finally track LYNX buses in real time

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 4:04 PM

The waiting-and-wondering-game is over. Today LYNX announced the release of a new app which allows you to track buses in real time, something that's incredibly useful for riders standing around waiting in the sun. Available for iOS and Android, the LYNX Bus Tracker app includes a number of other useful...

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Watch this Florida cop easily bag an escaped 9-foot-long anaconda

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 3:29 PM

A detective in Tallahassee was tasked with capturing a 9-foot-long anaconda, which is a thing cops in Florida have to do now. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Detective Emily Shaw with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was called to collar the massive snake, which escaped from its owner's enclosure. As you...

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'I-4 Eyesore' owner now says exterior will be completed by January

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Back in 2001, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings was in theaters, Björk wore a swan dress, and the construction of the Majesty Building (aka the I-4 Eyesore) began. Now, 16 years later, SuperChannel 55 President Claud Bowers says the exterior of his company's 18-story building will be completed...

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Florida brewery offers free beer in exchange for unused tickets to Richard Spencer's speech

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:02 PM

In an attempt to create an empty auditorium, a brewery in Gainesville is offering a free beer in exchange for unused tickets to the speech by white supremacist Richard Spencer at University of Florida. Alligator Brewing Co. announced on Oct. 12 that anyone who brings in two tickets to Spencer's...

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You can now bring your dog to Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, for the first time ever, select Disney resorts will allow guests to bring their dogs. Sorry, cat-lovers, maybe next year. Today Disney announced that the Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, and Cabins at Fort Wilderness are all participating in the new dog-friendly...

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The best way to party before the parade is at Big Gay Brunch

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:32 AM

What better way to gear up for Pride weekend than with Orlando’s biggest pre-parade brunch? Big Gay Brunch includes a brunch spread with bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar and blended drinks from Licor 43. This year, the event features music by DJ Erik Armiliato and other performances, along with...

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Florida health officials try to remove judge from medical marijuana dispute

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Accusing him of being biased, Florida health officials want Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham removed from a case involving a medical marijuana license. The highly unusual request came two days before a hearing was supposed to begin in a challenge filed last month against the state Department of...

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Florida senator apologizes for downplaying Hurricane Irma nursing home deaths

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM

State Sen. Dennis Baxley issued an apology Thursday for questioning whether the deaths of residents of a Broward County nursing home were related to Hurricane Irma or were an inevitability given their advancing ages. “As a funeral director and ordained elder of my church, I have spent my entire...

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Traffic will be a major clusterf*ck this Saturday in downtown Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Being awesome isn't always easy, and this Saturday, because of five massive events, traffic in downtown Orlando is going to be a goat rodeo. Those events, on top of the usual weekend downtown madness, are: —The 2017 Come Out With Pride Festival at Lake Eola Park, which includes a...

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