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• This year has seen an unprecedented amount of holiday shopping events in Orlando. I’ve been paying attention to this town since 2009 when I started my blog and never, and I mean never have I seen so many pop up this and market that and, well, I love them all. And this one I love the most. Probably because it’s one of the first ones I attended years ago and because it’s weird. Grandma Party is a shopping event with kick and pizazz. It’s not upscale spider plants in beaded macramé hangers class-a-frass, it’s not redneck mee-maw oven mitt Lularoe hot garbage, it’s just, how do you say … Grandma Party. Go see it Sunday starting at 10 at Stardust … Read More »
• 2018 has been one of the deadliest years ever for transgender people. The Human Rights Campaign says that so far this year, at least 24 have been killed violently. And no state has more recorded murders of transpeople than Florida. It started Feb. 4 with Celine Walker, shot dead in a Jacksonville hotel room. Four months later Antash’a English died in the hospital from gunshot wounds after she was found lying between two abandoned houses. In June, deputies found Cathalina James, gunned down at another Jacksonville hotel. Less than a month later Sasha Garden’s beaten body was discovered behind an Orlando apartment complex. In September in North Port, Londonn Moore was found lying in a road, shot to death. As … Read More »
• Economic incentive packages have become the norm for city and state governments to get businesses to relocate. But 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the results from offering these often-pricey incentives are mixed. Read More »
• Learn to crochet a mug cozy in a group class! Practice crocheting single stitch in the round and create a personalized gift during this fun group activity Saturday 1 to 3 at the downtown Public Library. The film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is playing Saturday at noon at Enzian Theatre. Enjoy a Victorian tea, featuring the Dickens Carolers and a one-man A Christmas Carol performance by Southern Winds Theatre Company Saturday at 3 at the Plaza Live in the milk district. The Rotary Club of Orlando hosting its inaugural Christmas parade, complete with floats, pedestrian groups and vehicle fleets Saturday at 4 along Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. Enjoy a breakfast and grab a great seat for the Winter Park … Read More »
• Two weeks ago, this commentary addressed the latest push for offshore oil drilling, launched just days after Florida voters approved a ban on drilling in state-owned waters. So the Petroleum Council is trying to sell us — or more precisely, our elected representatives — on the benefits of drilling under federal waters, 3 nautical miles offshore. Now, this week the Trump administration has approved the use of seismic airguns to search for oil along the Atlantic Coast, from New England to Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, these airguns generate pulses of sound 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine, going off every 10 seconds for 24 hours a day, often for weeks on end. These … Read More »
• New and existing home sales have slowed in the U.S. over the last six months. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains why the national housing market trends are particularly important to the Sunshine State. Read More »
• A performer from Scotland named Mike Delamont flies into Orlando every few months and performs his show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen. He was introduced to local audiences as part of the Orlando Fringe years ago and has apparently built up a gay bar-sized audience. In his latest show, Delamont, dressed in a women’s power suit and sensible pumps skewers everything from Brussel sprouts to the three wise men. God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: the Christmas Special is tonight and Saturday at 8 at Savoy in Ivanhoe Village. The stage musical comedy “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” based on an unfinished Charles Dickens novel and set in Victorian England, tries to solve the murder of the young and … Read More »