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Archive for Friday, February 24, 2017

Podfest, OCSC Stadium, Fear Market and Gods and Monsters

Podcasting is a fun and inexpensive way to get your voice and ideas out to the public and its huge! Orlando has several popular podcasts including one called Scotch and Good Conversation which happened to have me on as a guest because hello! Im me. If youd like to learn more about podcasting you can attend the final day of Podfest Multimedia Expo all day Saturday. For more info go to podfest.us. Tour the brand new Orlando City Soccer stadium during the Stadium House Party! Youll get to peek inside the locker rooms, the expensive sky seats you cant afford (well this is WMFE, so maybe some of you can afford them) meet some of the team members and eat ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Artegon Marketplace Shutdown

Heidi and Tony Wentzell opened their first business knowing they would be evicted in two weeks. The Wentzells opened the Hoppy Cellar, a craft beer and wine bar, the night of Jan. 12, just hours after other vendors heard the news that Artegon Marketplace, Orlando’s two-year-old “anti-mall” on International Drive, was closing. The Hoppy Cellar was supposed to open at the mall the following week, but after hearing from a friend about the shutdown, the couple rushed to open so they could sell the inventory they had invested in. On Jan. 26, the Hoppy Cellar closed, along with dozens of other vendors, except for retail anchors like Bass Pro Shops and the Cinemark Theater. The Wentzells say after quitting their ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

For ‘Little Rock Nine’ Member, Current Political Tensions Across U.S. Echo 1950s

Its been more than sixty years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to desegregate schools. That decision heightened public tension across the country, which played out prominently in Arkansas where, in 1957, nine black teenagers were escorted by federal troops to attend the once white-only high school, Little Rock Central High School. The students came to be known as the Little Rock Nine. One of the surviving members, Minniejean Brown Trickey says todays political climate looks a lot like the one in which she grew up.
Published in Central Florida News

Agency Warns NASA Of Possible Commercial Crew Delays

Commercial companies SpaceX and Boeing are slated to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil, a first since the retirement of the space shuttle. Delays have plagued the program and a government agency is asking NASA for a backup plan to get astronauts to the station.
Published in Central Florida News, Space