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Selection Reminder: The Genghis Khan Guide to Etiquette!

January 26, 2012
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Selection Reminder: The Genghis Khan Guide to Etiquette!

Through Jan. 29 – The Genghis Khan Guide to Etiquette British slam poet, comedian and former psychiatric nurse (yes, all of the above) Rob Gee is coming to these shores for a performance of his one-man show The Genghis Khan Guide to Etiquette. Described by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as both “brilliant” and “hilarious,”...
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Selection Reminder: Rachel Louise Snyder visits UCF!

January 19, 2012
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Selection Reminder: Rachel Louise Snyder visits UCF!

Thursday, Jan. 19 – Rachel Louise Snyder As part of its “People Power, Politics and Global Change” series, UCF’s Global Perspectives invites Rachel Louise Snyder, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C., to present one of the series’ first lectures of the spring semester. Snyder, a public radio contributor and author of Fugitive...
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Evolving ATM fees squeeze more from your wallet

January 18, 2012
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We’re all used to getting screwed out of a so-called convenience charge when we use an ATM that isn’t bolted into the wall of our local bank, but apparently enterprising groups are deciding to tweak the fee structure their machines use for some extra coin – and Orlando seems to be one of the...
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Local reps aim to limit Gov. Scott’s power

January 13, 2012
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Though he touts himself as the “jobs” governor, Gov. Scott’s ability to fill job vacancies — specifically, those that pop-up in appointed or elected county offices — may be taken away, if two local state representatives have anything to say about it. Earlier this month, Florida representatives Scott Randolph (D-Dist. 36) and Darren Soto...
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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

January 13, 2012
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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

The Salvation Army’s men’s shelter, which houses around 125 men, is closing its doors today to deal with an infestation of bed bugs — just as the weather starts to get even colder. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the bugs were discovered last night, causing the shelter to find other accommodations for its residents....
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Selection Reminder: Otronicon at Orlando Science Center!

January 13, 2012
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Selection Reminder: Otronicon at Orlando Science Center!

Friday-Monday, Jan. 13-16 – Otronicon Gracing the halls of the Orlando Science Center since 2006, this four-day event allows visitors to explore the ever-changing worlds of video-game development and technological innovation. This year, Otronicon features Rock Band competitions, robotics demonstrations and military flight simulators “not normally seen by the public.” Presentations by local schools...
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Selection Reminder: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Abbey!

January 11, 2012
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Selection Reminder: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Abbey!

Through Jan. 20 – Hedwig and the Angry Inch Returning to Orlando’s stages after nearly six years away, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s acclaimed play-turned-film about an East German transgender rock star, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be staged this month at the Abbey. In the Wings, a not-for-profit local production company...
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Selection Reminder: Central Florida Soap Box Derby Holiday Rally this weekend in Sanford!

December 30, 2011
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Selection Reminder: Central Florida Soap Box Derby Holiday Rally this weekend in Sanford!

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1 – Central Florida Soap Box Derby Holiday Rally Just like Adele, you too can have it all this weekend by rolling in the deep with the annual Central Florida Soap Box Derby Holiday Rally. Soap box racing, which (perhaps coincidentally) started during the Great Depression, features young drivers who race...
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Slingshot’s Hella Occupy Edition 2011

December 29, 2011
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Slingshot’s Hella Occupy Edition 2011

This is the second in a possibly-occasional series where we provide you with updates on Occupy movements across the country. A copy of issue #108 of a newspaper-cum-zine called Slingshot came across our desks today from Berkeley, Calif. (see above photo). It caught our eye for a couple of reasons, not least of which...
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Homegrown Co-op membership drive (another last-minute holiday gift idea)!

December 23, 2011
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Homegrown Co-op membership drive (another last-minute holiday gift idea)!

Still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that difficult-to-buy-for foodie in your life? Well, look no further: Orlando’s own Homegrown Co-op is looking to expand — and it needs your help. The group is in the midst of a membership drive to expand its reach and to improve “access to local food,” according...
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