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Archive for Friday, July 22, 2016


They See Me Rovin’

Before we send humans to Mars, were exploring the red planet with rovers. NASA reached a critical milestone in the development of the Mars 2020 rover, set to launch in two years.
Published in Are We There Yet, Space


Curry Fest, Lance Bass, Sanford & Pub Crawl

Curry Fest is back at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The best in Jamaican music and food takes place Saturday and Sunday noon to 11pm. Lance Bass is in town to I guess say hello? Take photos? I dont know. You can go see him along with the silver throated diva Ginger, the local drag queen turned superstar thanks to Rupauls Drag Race. They will be at the Parliament House Saturday. Sanford After Dark in downtown Sanford is Saturday 8pm- midnight between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue on Sanford Avenue. This is a monthly street party featuring music, artists, vendors, food, and drinks. This months theme is The Floridian Market. The second annual Thornton Park Putt N Crawl rolls around the ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Florida’s Toxic Algae Decimates A Local Fishing Industry

Kids fish off of a narrow dock in Manatee Pocket, casting lines into coffee-colored water untouched by the toxic algae bloom fouling the St. Lucie River a mile up the canal. For three days these young summer camp-goers have reeled in snapper, puffer fish, catfish, trout and much else from the dock. Normally they would have ventured by boat to fish beneath the Roosevelt Bridge, which spans the Saint Lucie River in Stuart. But not this year.
Published in Central Florida News, Environment

National Council of La Raza Conference To Kick Off With Senator Elizabeth Warren in Orlando

A conference put on by National Council of La Raza, the nations largest Hispanic civil rights group meets in Orlando this weekend. It features speakers from both sides of the aisle, including democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. And for the first time the organization's history, presidential candidates will not attend the conference.
Published in Central Florida News, SwingVote16



Pokémon GO Craze

Pokémon Go is the latest incarnation of a 20-year-old media franchise that started with the Nintendo Game Boy and mushroomed into movies, manga, cartoons, console games and even trading cards. Since the games American release July 6, its been downloaded onto millions of phones, with 21 million active users by July 12. But you dont need stats to know how popular the game is unless youve been on an internet cleanse for the past two weeks, youve heard plenty about it. A media empire based on the concept of collecting pocket monsters seems a little silly, but money has been made on stranger things. In its current iteration, scorn seems to fall on those playing the game, particularly the ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly




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