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Archive for Friday, June 12, 2015


Polka Dot Flea, Family Expo, Bike Fest & Bird Show

100 vendors selling vintage, funky, shabby, refurbished, antique, rusty, repurposed, quirky, industrial, and well-loved, home and garden goods await shoppers at the indoor shopping event called Polka Dot Flea Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 in the morning at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. A community and global showcase for and about dads and family life, with events and activities for the whole family. The Daddy and Family Expo 2015 is Saturday 9:30-2:30 at the Winter Park Community Center at 721 New England Ave. Go to www.everythingfordads.com for more information. Bring your bike and go for a group bike ride ending up at a pub where youll find beer specials and vendors during the 2nd Annual Bike Fest/Slow Ride by New ...
Published in Archives




Darryl Owens: Orange Co. Schools Should Wake Up To Benefits Of Later Start Times

New research says high school classes should start later than Orange County's 7:15am to help combat dangerous sleep deprivation in teens. So Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette has proposed delaying high school start times by 45 minutes or so. The idea doesn't seem popular with other board members, but Darryl Owens says it's time to wake up to the benefits of Sublette's proposal.
Published in Darryl Owens Perspectives

Florida Prize in Contemporary Art – OMART

At a time when so much of the news is dismal, and were all inundated with it thanks to ever-present social media, the consolations of art are more important than ever. But what to do when our artists refuse to soothe us with pretty pictures? This week, Orlando Museum of Art opens the second iteration of their Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. As it did last year, the invitational exhibition gathers 10 contemporary Florida artists to show their work; one will win a five-figure cash prize. But this years group is a more serious bunch. 2014s show was a colorful riot throughout OMAs galleries, and it was a lot of fun. The 2015 show while no less visually delightful ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly