Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Orange County gives go-ahead for 'higher speed' Brightline train to lay tracks through wetlands

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:43 AM

On Tuesday, Orange County commissioners gave the OK for All Aboard Florida’s request for a Conservation Area Impact Permit, allowing the private company to start laying tracks for its high-speed passenger train linking Orlando to Miami. The expansion will require Brightline to convert more than 100 acres of wetlands along...

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Build-your-own doughnut spot The Donut Experiment is coming to Orlando

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:25 AM

It would appear doughnuts are the latest addition to the "create-your-own" food craze. The Donut Experiment has already created buzz at its three locations around Tampa, and now Orlando is going to get a taste. The company filed plans for a storefront at 211 E. Michigan St. and hopes...

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M Lounge owners expanding with new catering kitchen in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By and on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Majors Investments, owner-operator of Ivanhoe Village's M Bar and M Lounge, confirmed to Orlando Weekly that they have purchased the building next to their current property to open a new catering kitchen. The group recently signed the lease for the former Junior League of Greater Orlando building at 2010 N....

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Florida lawmakers file bill to end family separation at U.S. border

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Florida lawmakers, along with 190 other House Democrats, filed a bill Tuesday to end the Trump Administration's policy to separate migrant children from their parents at our country's border. Local Representatives Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy were among the co-signers of the bill. "We are a country of law and...

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Trump policy of separating immigrant families at border sets off bipartisan furor in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Amid escalating bipartisan demands for President Donald Trump to stop separating undocumented immigrant children from their families at the southern U.S. border, two high-ranking Florida Democrats were denied access Tuesday to a federal detention facility in Homestead housing an estimated 1,000 minors. The Trump administration family-separation policy —- which...

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Florida lawmakers blocked from entering Homestead facility holding 1,000 migrant children

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:51 PM

Florida lawmakers were blocked from entering a Homestead facility where federal immigration authorities are holding an estimated 1,000 undocumented migrant children. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and state Rep. Kionne McGhee were denied entry to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children that was recently reopened under...

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Orlando area protests planned in response to Trump's policy of separating migrant children from parents

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:50 PM

If you happen to be part of the 66 percent of Americans who currently believe it's entirely disgusting and wrong to have your kids ripped from your arms over a misdemeanor, there's an upcoming nationwide protest you should be aware of. Following intense backlash to the Trump administration's abhorrent policy...

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Bite30 concludes with the culinary blowout Bite Night at the Orchid Garden

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Drum roll, please, for the grand finale of Bite30 and the official premiere of Bite Magazine 2018, Bite Night! This evening will be full of food tastings and white aprons, open for everyone in the house to enjoy. Some of the city’s top chefs and restaurants serve up bite-size...

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Pizza Bruno will celebrate their two year anniversary with free Kelly's Ice Cream

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Pizza Bruno is coming up on its two-year anniversary, so to celebrate the Conway favorite is giving away free Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream this weekend. Anyone can stop by for a complimentary scoop of ice cream on Sunday, June 24, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and even pick...

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Nashville singer Mat Kearney to play Orlando this September

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Nashville singer-songwriter Mat Kearney has announced a round of fall touring dates to promote his newest album CRAZYTALK, and an Orlando date will be part of this North American run. The multi-platinum musician and hitmaker describes CRAZYTALK, his sixth album, as a "deep house, tropical house-influenced, chilled out record." Mat Kearney...

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