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Archive for Friday, April 21, 2017

Spotlight: CF Earth Day, German Fest, Blueberry Fest and Vive la France

Central Florida Earth Day: Healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education and more will be taking place during Central Florida Earth Day! The fun takes place at Lake Eola Park Saturday 10 to 6. For information go to CFEarthDay.org. Orlandos Most Authentic German Fest: Fans of Oompa-pa bands, German beer, Bavarian style food, lively crowds and chicken dancing will love the event called Orlandos Most Authentic German Fest! Hang out in the Biergarten eating German food, drinking Hofbrau Beer on tap, dancing the schunkeln, toasting to Ein Prosit and enjoying live musical entertainment all day long. Orlandos Most Authentic German Fest takes place at the German ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Spotlight: Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

The servers at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar, the new restaurant in the old Ravenous Pig space, have apparently been instructed to explain to new guests that it is a contemporary version of a classic fish camp, but theyve not been told how to respond when someone asks, What does that mean? So I can only assume that it means taking tastefully casual decor of the previous tenant, gluing some weathered planks to some walls and stenciling the words Fish Camp on a brick wall. One will never confuse Reel Fish with, say, JBs Fish Camp in New Smyrna Beach. In fact theres very little thats campy about it. But fish? Yes, there is fish. But here, too, the ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight

Intersection: Orlando’s Hot Housing Market

The price of a home in Orlando has shot up by 11% from the same time last year. Thats great news for people who want to sell, but its tough for people who want to buy. We dig into what's driving the real estate market with Orlando sentinel reporter Mary Shanklin, Orlando Regional Realtors Association President Bruce Elliott and home buyer Derek Demeter.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event and its aftermath can help engage young people.
Published in NPR News

In The Wake Of Prince’s Death

A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.
Published in NPR News

Brazilian Soccer Legend Marta Joins Orlando Pride Roster

Brazilian soccer legend Marta is expected to kick off the National Womens Soccer League home opener Saturday against the Washington Spirit. Marta is the latest big name to join the Orlando Pride. The five-time consecutive FIFA World Player of the Year touched down in Orlando on Thursday from Sweden. She is widely viewed as the greatest womens soccer player of all time.
Published in Central Florida News, Sports