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Ms. Emma with her grandson at their home in Eatonville. Photo: Black Florida, Johanne Rahaman.
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SPOTLIGHT: Photo Archive Captures Narratives, Nuances of Black Florida


Working class central Floridians like Ms. Emma have become the striking figures in Rahaman’s visual archive that has gained national acclaim. The project, called Black Florida, captures the lives of black men and women in Florida’s rural towns and bustling cities. Rahaman, has traveled from Miami to Fort Pierce, Palatka and West Palm Beach with one vision: to capture the lived experiences of ordinary working class black folks. Nowadays she is spending more time in Eatonville.
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Image: Photo from previous Running of the Chihuahuas,cocina214.com
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Spotlight: Chihuahuas, Pie Championship, Cinderella and Bike Winter Park


Ever seen a horde of Chihuahua’s race down a street for cash and prizes? Then head to the Running of the Chihuahuas Sunday and enjoy the race, a live DJ, Corona giveaways, Tito’s sampling and more. The Running of the Chihuahuas takes place at Cocina 214 in Winter Park Sunday 11 to 2. The American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships pit pie maker against pie maker and with free admission and all-day pie tastings, you’re the clear winner! The Pie Championships are Saturday starting at 9 at the Rosen Center Hotel on I-Drive. For info go to piecouncil.org. Enjoy a retro 40s retelling of the classic Cinderella story accompanied by a live jazz orchestra during A Cinderella Story at Dr …
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Spotlight: Firefly Kitchen And Bar


When my order of Chicken & Dumplings eventually arrived, I immediately noticed something was missing. I mean other than a spoon to eat it with. It seemed to be devoid of dumplings. So not chicken & dumplings. Chicken &. This was at Firefly Kitchen and Bar, the business that has taken over the former Taps space in Winter Park Village. I confirmed the dumpling deficit after I was given a spoon — a teaspoon instead of soup spoon — and fished through the thick and tepid broth. Although ordered as a first course, the soup was served simultaneously with the burger that I had ordered as an entree. So I pushed the bowl aside and concentrated on the burger. I …
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Spotlight: Does Orlando Have A Signature Dish?


Oh my gosh, just look at the calendar. It appears we’ve cycled once again into the “Orlando Needs a Signature Dish” epoch. This occurs every couple of decades or so, brought on by lamentations that Central Florida has no regional foodstuff, you know, something that would cause people around the world to say, “Oh, when you go to Orlando you must have the [blank]; they’re known for that.” We’re not known for anything. It’s regrettable, but it’s true. And it isn’t likely to change. But that isn’t stopping Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Visit Orlando from trying once again. In her State of the County address earlier this month, Jacobs announced a new initiative challenging the area’s top chefs …
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Photo by Stephenie.com, Previous Dapper Day WDW.
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Spotlight: FL Salsa Fest, Homesteading, Dapper Days and SAK Comedy


Expect plenty of Corona, tequila, salsa dancing, salsa music and unlimited salsa tastings from over 30 different chefs & restaurants during this block party on the brick streets of Thornton Park surrounding Mucho Tequila & Taco Bar during Florida Salsa Fest Sunday 1pm-6pm at Mucho Tacos and Tequila in Thornton Park. For tickets go to OrlandoWeeklyTickets.com. An afternoon of classes on backyard chickens, preserving and canning, vegetable gardening in Central Florida and pickling your own vegetables await guests during the Modern Homesteading Class Series taking place Sunday 1pm-4pm at the Alafaya branch of Orange County Public Library. For information google mother earth peace signs fleet farming just kidding I don’t know what to google. Dress up in vintage clothing for …
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Spotlight: Billy Collins Breaks Down “ZipOde” Poetry


Again this year, 90.7 WMFE is asking residents to write a “ZipOde.” That’s a short poem based on your zip code. 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston is joined by former U.S. Poet Laureate – and experienced ZipOde composer – Billy Collins to help explain the “ZipOde” form.
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