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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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Watermark’s Third Thursday Social is always a great time but this month’s will be even better with the double whammy of a beautiful location and amazing music.  Taking place at […]

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One of the big issues with the majority of the local tourist attractions are the short hours.  While Parkscope’s latest podcast talks about Animal Kingdom and Universal’s shortened hours one […]

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Another Saturday, another great 5K. Tomorrow’s is a special one that also includes a day of service event for the entire family. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation’s 4th Annual Big 5K […]

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Come watch the Thunder City Derby Sirens take on Gold Coast Derby Grrls! You DO NOT want to miss this!! Bleacher seating and Beer are available Doors are at 6:30. […]

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Based in Central Florida! STEMchicks is empowering more girls in STEM through summer camp workshops, a conference for girls, and other events throughout the summer of 2014! Donate HERE (More […]

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740 corporate teams totaling 14,282 runners /walkers are currently registered for the IOA Corporate 5k on Thursday, April 17 benefiting the Track Shack Foundation, a 501©(3) organization established to promote […]

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Goodwill Industries is known for how they help the community but this morning they’re helping the community in a brand new way.  Orlando-based solar energy company NovaSol Energy will be […]

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If you’ve been around Central Florida for a while then you know how quickly The Villages sprouted and like Kudzu began taking over almost all of North Central Florida.  The […]

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Come out to beautiful Mount Dora on March 22nd and 23rd for the annual Spring Collectibles and Crafts Show. Over 200 booths line the streets of downtown, with plenty of […]

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Two of Central Florida’s top chefs are joining together for a mouth-watering fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank.  Jamie McFadden, of Cuisiniers, and Kevin Fonzo, of K Restaurant, are together […]

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St Patrick’s Day in less than two weeks away so why not plan ahead of time to burn off the calories from all that green beer and corned beef?  HOPE […]

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Halloween is still months away but on who has time to wait for that? On March 8 the Osceola County Historical Society is having its 4th Annual Dine with the […]

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Kennedy Space Center, in partnership with WFTV Channel 9, has announced a brand new, 3-Day festival celebrating all things robot. Kicking off March 14, 2014 Robot Rocket Rally will allow […]

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The Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Marching Band & Color Guard, Orlando’s LGBTA band and color guard, announced last week that it is seeking a new volunteer Artistic Director to […]

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If there was ever a Ron Swanson approved event this would be it!  The National Meat Cutting Challenge Semi-Finals, sponsored by A1, will take place this Wednesday, Feb 26, in […]

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First GREEN Bank opened its first location in Mount Dora five years ago this week, it being the last bank charter in the state.  Now five years later the nation’s […]

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Orlando’s tech community is about to get the spotlight shined on it next week with the début of Orlando Rising.  The new documentary will cover the rise and economic impact […]

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