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Do me, Orlando: Volunteer at Orange County Animal Services

October 1, 2014
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Volunteer at Orange County Animal Services Describe in one word: Warm-and-fuzzy The best part: Helping animals find permanent homes Info: Orange County Animal Services, 2769 Conroy Road; 407-836-0311; ocnetpets.com, crystal.kincaid@ocfl.net; next orientation is  Sunday, Oct. 5 It lasted: Minimum of two hours’ volunteering at a time People often say they don’t volunteer at animal...
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Gimme Shelter: Adopt Nutter Butter

October 1, 2014
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Gimme Shelter: Adopt Nutter Butter

Meet the handsome Nutter Butter (ID #A301843)! He’s an 8-year-old dog who was recently found as a stray at Blanchard Park in East Orlando. He’s a friendly lovable boy, who gets along with other dogs and loves giving kisses. He weighs 23 pounds and he is heartworm negative. Nutter Butter is available for adoption at...
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Gilt Nightclub to open in old Roxy space

October 1, 2014
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Gilt Nightclub to open in old Roxy space

When Roxy closed its doors for good in August, people kept telling us there were already plans for the Bennett Road space – a new name, a new club, a new concept. Today the PR machine for the club sent out a press release telling us that the new club, called Gilt, will be...
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The best parts of the GQ story on George Zimmerman’s family

September 30, 2014
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The best parts of the GQ story on George Zimmerman’s family

  Have you read this month’s GQ article about George Zimmerman and his family, and how they’re living their lives more than two years after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin? It’s definitely one of those can’t-look-away-from-the-trainwreck kinds of stories, and for those who like that kind of thing, it’s a half-hour of pure drama made...
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Save the date: Election 2014 voting dates and deadlines

September 30, 2014
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Save the date: Election 2014 voting dates and deadlines

Election Day’s coming up fast – Tuesday, Nov. 4 – and if you want to cast your vote (or change your party affiliation), don’t forget to register to do so by Monday, Oct. 6. Want to vote early? If you like to avoid lines, you should. Early voting takes place from Oct. 20 through...
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Barktoberfest and Shampooch are tomorrow (Sept. 27)

September 26, 2014
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Barktoberfest and Shampooch are tomorrow (Sept. 27)

Tomorrow Orange County Animal Services hosts Barktoberfest at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can browse vendors, visit with dogs available for adoption from a bunch of rescues all over town, gorge yourself on food-truck fare and just hang out with fellow animal lovers. Right down the...
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Court reprimands Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 2010 barbershop raids

September 26, 2014
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Court reprimands Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 2010 barbershop raids

Back in 2010, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office embarked on a series of bizarre, over-the-top raids on barbershops in Orlando. With the assistance of the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the sheriff’s department stormed nine different black and Hispanic-owned shops, claiming that they were looking for illegal goods – mostly drugs, guns...
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Orlando Uber driver (and creeper) arrested for battery

September 25, 2014
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Orlando Uber driver (and creeper) arrested for battery

A driver for Uber in Orlando was arrested for battery after he put his hand down a woman's shirt.
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Gimme Shelter: Adopt these dogs from Orange County Animal Services

September 25, 2014
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Gimme Shelter: Adopt these dogs from Orange County Animal Services

Check out these two cuties! Aishaia is six months old, and Gisella is eight months old. They were found running loose at an apartment complex in Orlando. A security guard found them and tried to locate their owners but had no luck, so they ended up in the shelter. We’d love to see these...
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Woman sues Disney for $250 million over storyline for ‘Frozen’

September 25, 2014
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Woman sues Disney for $250 million over storyline for ‘Frozen’

A Peruvian author named Isabella Tanikumi claims Disney stole the story for 'Frozen' from her 2010 book 'Yearnings of the Heart.'
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