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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 Jen Vargas […]

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This post has been sponsored by Marriott’s #FloridaWish campaign. All opinions are strictly Jen’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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What is the ‘Year of Transformation‘ all about? How can Orange County residents find out more and get involved? This is what Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs plans to address in her 2014 State of […]

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The amazing SeaWorld Rescue care team has rescued its 500th manatee, a chunk 285 lb male from Cape Canaveral.  This extra special rescue recently took place near Cape Canaveral, after […]

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Orlando based Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen has been the go to source for local coffee enthusiasts for decades but with their reinvention a few years back the little coffee company has become a […]

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As Fashion Square Mall shifts into more of the community center focus the end of this month it’ll be hosting a brand new community event.  The Asian American Heritage Council […]

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Disney isn’t the only local tourist attraction doing hard ticketed events. Kennedy Space Center has been running a number of special view opportunities of the numerous rocket launches there.  On […]

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Come cheer on your favorite derby girls as we take on Dub City Derby Girls! You DO NOT want to miss this!! Bleacher seating and Beer are available Doors are […]

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The AAA Four Diamond rating is something that many hotels strive to achieve for years on end but a new hotel right here in Central Florida received the award after […]

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  Save the date, party people. Whether you own Google Glass or not, ALL ARE WELCOME to this unique, nationwide event!What is Glass Welcomed + Glass Night Out? It’s a […]

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Dining in the Dark is a unique sensory experience like no other! Guests will enter a world of smell, taste, sound, & texture in total darkness! Join us that evening […]

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A Top 5 Gala for 2014 here in Central Florida!  Some photos by our very own @JenVargas!   Recognized as the region’s premier food and wine-pairing event, Heart of Florida […]

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Who doesn’t love a good reunion story? Last week a desperate call went out on Reddit and Craigslist when Brody, a chocolate collate spaniel/poodle mix, was lost in the Conway […]

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Make sure to wear your purple today to help show support for the Orlando Solar Bears.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has proclaimed today ‘Solar Bears Purple Day‘ to honor the […]

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