Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Orlando attorney John Morgan dons meat sweatsuit and apologizes to Arby's on Twitter

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Orlando attorney and minimum-wage hike activist John Morgan has been gifted a meat sweatsuit from fast-food chain Arby's and took to Twitter on Wednesday to show off his new finery. On the Twitter video posted Wednesday morning, Morgan broadcast live to followers from his Maui vacation home, excitedly modeling his...

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Orlando Police Department to work with licensed mental health clinicians on nonviolent emergency calls

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Beginning this Sunday, the Orlando Police Department will incorporate a Community Response Team to assist with nonviolent incidents involving people who are experiencing mental health crises.  The CRT has been receiving training for the last two weeks by the Orlando Police Department in preparation for the one-year pilot program,...

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Disney Cruise Lines will remain docked through May

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:18 PM

Disney Cruise Lines announced on Wednesday that all ships would remain docked through the spring, with sailings canceled through May 31. In the most recent Temporary Suspension & Travel Updates advisory posted online, the company confirmed the May cancellations and pledged to use the time to continue working on safety...

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Florida board approves permit for Nestle to continue bottling 1 million gallons of spring water a day for just $115

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:19 AM

Nestle Waters North America will be able to ramp up bottling to nearly 1 million gallons of water a day at a North Florida plant after a permit was approved Tuesday over the objections of opponents who said it will continue degradation of the state’s natural springs and rivers....

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Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. Weeks before opening the doors on its largest location in the world, White Castle is teasing Orlandoans with a "ghost kitchen." –...

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F+D Woodfired Italian Kitchen opens third restaurant in Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 8:58 AM

F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen opened the door to its third location on Tuesday, bringing its signature wood-fired pizza to Winter Park foodies. F&D has managed to open two restaurants — the Winter Park location being the newest — during the pandemic, with more expansions planned, which is no mean feat...

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As demolition begins, some plans for the former Orlando Sentinel property are revealed

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:30 AM

Midtown Opportunities, the Miami developer and owner of the Orlando Sentinel's old downtown headquarters, has revealed some of their redevelopment plans for the former newspaper complex.  Midtown is undertaking a nearly $75 million redevelopment project with the eventual end result being a mixed-use development — with office, hotel, retail and parking components...

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Country stars Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser hit Orlando's Frontyard Festival stage on Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:29 AM

This big country bill pairs true-blue neo-traditionalist Jamey Johnson and certified country-pop hitmaker Randy Houser, who is currently remaking himself into an artist of substance and keeping interesting stage company (he last came through Orlando in late 2019 with Paul Cauthen). And their co-headlining Cadillac Country Tour — which stops in...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hinckley's Fancy Meats launches 'Creature Comfort' takeout dinner series in Orlando this week

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:16 PM

Hinckley's Fancy Meats is starting a new supper series this week called Creature Comfort, which will spotlight some main-course proteins that might surprise you. The Creature Comfort — "inspired by the wild" — dinners will revolve around "unfamiliar" meats combined with a classic comfort-food dish. "We're going to be kicking off a...

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St. Pete Beach named 'Best Beach in America' by TripAdvisor

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:58 PM

The same patch of sand where the cast of MTV’s Floribama Shore would “puke and rally” was just named best beach in the nation. Today, travel website TripAdvisor released its annual “World’s Best Beaches for 2021” list, and St. Pete Beach took the top spot in the U.S. —...

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