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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

July 14, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

YOU GUYS! It’s an “other” Monday that somehow arbitrarily has made itself a special Monday – City Council meetings are fickle about the every-other-week-ed-ness of their intentions – so that means that at 2 p.m., you should come on back to this space and get your “refresh” finger ready. Wait, do you have a...
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19 questions with an Orlando resident: Wendi Stark

July 2, 2014
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Orlandoans answer 19 questions related to living in the City Beautiful. This week: Orlando hairstylist Wendi Stark.
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OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

June 12, 2014
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It rained trebles and basses, SunRail cars drove by and drowned out polite anticipation, people scrambled and were bopped on the head by looming television cameras, the mayor’s spokeswoman Heather Fagan laughed off a TV MEDIA question about red light cameras and class-action suits and this guy – THIS GUY – made an appearance...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: the weed gamble, FSU follies, homosexuals anonymous

June 12, 2014
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PIOUS REPUBLICANS HATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ALMOST AS MUCH AS THEY ABHOR GAMBLING. WAIT, WHAT?  “The stakes are getting higher – politically and financially – in Florida’s heated campaign over a November referendum to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. The latest financial reports by the two main groups fighting the legalization of medical marijuana show...
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Buddy Dyer rides the rails for SunRail’s Grand Opening Celebration

April 29, 2014
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To celebrate the official grand opening of the SunRail, Buddy Dyer rides the rails, making stops at all twelve stations.
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

April 28, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

HEY YOU GUYS! It’s the other Monday – as in “every other Monday” – so while we manage to bring ourselves back to life to face down a busy week, your city council is doing the same, only for (usually) two weeks! This week’s agenda looks pretty dry. The most important thing we see...
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Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai and Turkey this week

April 24, 2014
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Just read this little tidbit on Mike Cantone’s blog, I Like Mike: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and in Turkey this week to promote Orlando. His agenda notes that he’s traveling with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the Atlantic Institute (Orlando’s Turkish cultural center) and Orlando City...
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In honor of the Solar Bears, tomorrow is purple day!

April 16, 2014
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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared April 17 "Solar Bear Purple Day." Wear purple to show your support for our hometown hockey team.
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

April 14, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

HELLO THERE! We’re about to go LIVE with our BLOG about Orlando City Council. Keep refreshing, as we’ll update things AS THEY HAPPEN. (Currently, on Orange TV, the Florida Chamber of Commerce folks are bragging about all of the things they’ve done to be “laser focused” on business, lowering taxes, etc. It’s nauseating. And...
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Video: Orlando says farewell to Ron Legler and Andy Springer

April 10, 2014
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In the current issue (4/9/2014) of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find a mention in my Culture 2 Go column of a party held earlier in April at The Abbey. There, Orlando’s arts supporters bade farewell to Florida Theatrical Association president Ron Legler and his partner Andrew Springer, who are departing for Baltimore, where Legler will run...
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