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Archive for Thursday, November 26, 2015

Buy Local on Black Friday

The origin of the phrase Black Friday is twisty. Its first published use was in 1951, in a newspaper story about the mysterious illness that seemed to strike employees on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Once most employers caved in and began offering a four-day weekend, it naturally became a shopping bonanza so much so that, in Philadelphia, traffic police began calling it Black Friday. In the early 60s, a Philadelphia paper picked up the term in their reporting of the annual shopping rush, and eventually it went national. But retailers didnt like the negative connotations, so in the 80s they concocted a story that Black Friday is so-called because its the day of the year when they get ...
Published in From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Federal Dollars Arrive For SunRail Expansion

Congressman John Mica says federal dollars are on the way to fund the southern expansion of SunRail. A little more than $63 million dollars will help build stations and signals along the new four-stop extension stretching from Sand Lake Road to Kissimmee.
Published in Central Florida News

Thanksgiving Meals for Hundreds of Central Florida’s Homeless

More than 800 men, women, and children are enjoying turkey with gravy, candied yams, green beans, and biscuits this afternoon with help from volunteers and staff at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. The organizations annual Thanksgiving banquet is expected to draw some of central Floridas homeless community and newly migrated residents.
Published in Central Florida News