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The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was created in 2003. Since then it has given away more than $11 Million.  This year grant recipient list was just released. Altogether […]

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On October 29 Taverna Opa will be hosting an extra spooky Lucky 7 Haunted Casino night benefiting Give Kids The World.  The evening will include black jack, poker, a live […]

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Central Florida’s culinary scene will shine once again at the annual Cows ‘n Cabs event in Winter Park. Returning on October 25th, now in its 4th year, the culinary festival […]

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Autumn has arrived in Central Florida and that means so has the festival season.  One of the must see festivals of the Fall has to be the Boktoberfest in Lake […]

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by @jenvargas Every year, Orlando’s branch of the American Advertising Federation‘s young professionals (called Ad 2 Orlando) select a deserving local non-profit in need of marketing help and provide their full […]

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This interview contains Spoilers regarding ‘Skin Wars.’ Game Show Network made news recently with its new body painting show ‘Skin Wars.’  The show featured a number of well-known celebrities including […]

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    September 5, 2014 – ORLANDO, FL – Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the appointment of two new Deputy Chiefs. Mayor Dyer has appointed Orlando Rolon, a 21 -year Orlando […]

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by @JenVargas I had the privilege of attending one of  Visit Orlando‘s media previews for #MagicalDining Month (Sep 1-30) at Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. For you, dear readers, I do […]

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O-Town MacDown, the family-friendly cooking competition with entertainment, kids zone, crafts, and more will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Orange County […]

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By Laurie of Mousecation The Annual Gingerbread Run 5K is on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  The annual event allows friends of Give Kids The World a chance to run, walk, stroll, […]

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The annual Taste of the Nation Orlando took place this past Saturday. The evening was filled with Central Florida’s top chefs and restaurants to help raise funds for local and […]

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By Laurie of Mousecation The Daytona Blues Festival takes place on October 9th – 11th at Jackie Robinson Ballpark (The Jack). The highlight of this year is Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials whose upbeat music […]

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by @JenVargas The eagle has landed… What’s next for manned spaceflight? Are humans really going to Mars? Follow along with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram next week when our own […]

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This post has been sponsored by Marriott’s #FloridaWish campaign. All opinions are strictly @JenVargas‘s… I feel like I haven’t stopped to relax since… well, I can’t remember? Maybe December 2007? […]

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Few things are more patriotic than the majestic Bald Eagle. Last Friday on the Fourth of July, Busch Gardens Tampa rescued an injured eagle found at MacDill Air Force Base.  […]

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We are always excited to share great local news and would love for you to do the same with this: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s sound fiscal management practices […]

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Help children grow and thrive by making sure they have access to nutritious food. #MilkDrive http://t.co/BKHS7RgIVK pic.twitter.com/G22kVNdJ44 — Milk (@MilkLife) June 11, 2014 On average only one gallon of milk […]

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Miss Central Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Madison Warncke, lost her father to a massive heart attack 2 years ago.  She has now teamed up with the American Heart Association to help […]

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Looking for something to do today?  Why not go check out some super cute animals and welcome them to their new houses.  Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is hosting their […]

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Science Night Live, the adult-only evening at the Orlando Science Center, is always a good time but this Saturday it gets even wilder than normal with lasers and a live […]

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