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Left to right is Bob DeWeisse and Assistant Brewer, Geovanni Cantizano. Photo: Brendan Byrne WMFE.
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Intersection: The Central Florida Ale Trail


Central Florida’s craft beer scene is growing and it’s easy to lose track of the newest taprooms opening up. That’s why the central Florida Brewers Guild decided to create the Central Florida Ale Trail a self guided map that takes craft beer drinkers to the 18 tap rooms in the area.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Puerto Rican Exodus to Central Florida


Two years ago, Betsy Franceschini was getting at least 100 inquiries a day to her Kissimmee office from Puerto Ricans desperate for a better life. Thousands of families fled the U.S. territory in 2015 for the metro Orlando area because of its crushing financial crisis and $72 billion debt. As the director of Florida’s regional Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration office, Franceschini helped new arrivals connect with agencies that could provide help. It was overwhelming then – but Franceschini says it’s nothing compared to the “unprecedented” exodus of Puerto Ricans who are now trying to escape to places like Orlando in the face of deteriorating conditions on the demolished colony in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Florida is expected to …
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Local News

Intersection: Food Trends In Central Florida


Americans are eating out more than cooking at home but emerging trends are creating winners and losers in the restaurant industry. Food trucks are just one trend that’s changing the way we dine out. Other trends like fast casual dining and food halls are shaking up the restaurant industry.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Architectural Guidebook to Central Florida


If you’ve never considered Orlando a location for great building-spotting, there’s a new book that might make you rethink that. The Architectural Guidebook to Central Florida collects almost 300 examples of stunning structures around the region, with photographs and essays by design professionals. The guidebook includes historic downtown buildings from the early 20th century, midcentury modern residences, and Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic Florida Polytechnic University. Florida Southern College, the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world, is also here, along with Phillip Johnson and Michael Graves’s postmodern works for Disney. And there’s a building by Wright’s assistant Isabel Roberts and her partner, Ida Ryan, America’s first female architect. The 316-page book includes addresses and maps, to aid …
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