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Graffiti-lando: Can we make it work?

April 2, 2014
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Graffiti-lando: Can we make it work?

OW caused a stink with a recent graffiti gallery. Rather than sit back and watch the click-count grow, we decided to do something about it.
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Fleet Farming comes to Orlando

April 2, 2014
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 This Sunday at 10 a.m. a swarm of cyclists will descend on Orlando. Their mission: to tend your gardens. A lot of people want more local food options but are fed up with the lack of variety at local markets. Cheap local, organic produce isn’t as readily available as you would think, so some...
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The City Beautiful has a new website

March 30, 2014
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Check out the new website that the City of Orlando just launched!   The old site looked like something straight out of dial-up modem times, but this one’s looking pretty sleek and easy to use. Click HERE to get a look! Our favorite part is the Engage Orlando bit – share your opinion and...
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Downtown UCF campus ‘makes sense’

March 28, 2014
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The University of Central Florida is considering expanding its downtown presence, thanks to a additional $2 million added to the Florida Senate budget.
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Police Beat: Ambitious booze burglars (and a lazy lush) strike in Orlando

March 14, 2014
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Due to some larcenous crimes in the past nine days, there’s a good chance that there are some drunk-ass burglars hanging around town. The most recent incident unfolded at Glitz Ultra Lounge on Universal Boulevard last Saturday, when operations manager Arvind Stefan Kalipersaud came in around 5 p.m. to prep for a show by reggaeton...
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Can you ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’?

March 14, 2014
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On March 13, downtown Orlando was overrun (overwalked, rather) with people – men, women and children – parading through the streets with their signs held high extolling, “Real Men Walk the Walk,” to raise funds for Harbor House’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign against sexual assault. Co-chairs Randy Ross and Mary Tiffany...
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Police Beat: Since Last Friday, Porch Masturbation and an Ale House Gun Discharge

February 18, 2014
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Police Beat: Since Last Friday, Porch Masturbation and an Ale House Gun Discharge

Porch masturbators, accidental shootings, intentional shootings and a string of car burglaries have ensured lots of bitching from cops who’ve had to file endless incident reports during the last five days. Let’s have a look-see: Feb. 14: The zaniness kicked off on Valentine’s Day when Edwin Marcial, 40, met some random guy he didn’t...
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Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Lake Eola Park on Jan. 25

January 24, 2014
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On Jan. 25, the city of Orlando, the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force and the Florida Abolitionist Group are giving citizens an opportunity to unite locally against modern-day slavery during Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Lake Eola Park.
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HAPPY KATIE PORTA DAY!: Disabilities advocate and friend to everyone gets her day in the sun

January 24, 2014
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HAPPY KATIE PORTA DAY!: Disabilities advocate and friend to everyone gets her day in the sun

I can’t really remember the first time I met Katie Porta, but I CAN remember the consistent streams of riveting conversations we’ve shared over the years about all things local, civic, political and meaningful. She is an inspiration to me for many reasons, not the least of which being that I am great friends...
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UPDATE: Boy Kong painting finished; bids accepted through Jan. 29

January 24, 2014
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We blogged about Boy Kong’s online art auction for the Make-A-Wish foundation last week (if you missed it, catch up here). Well, he just finished the painting, and it looks like this: Go here to bid. As of this writing, the price is absurdly low at $125.
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