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• Kaye Hanna from the Scribes of Central Florida Calligraphy Guild will lead a jam-packed, one day only copperplate style lettering workshop, supplies and lunch included, on Saturday 10 to 5 at the Sam Flax art store at 1800 East Colonial Drive. Call Sam Flax at 407-898-9785 for reservations. Read More »
• Ten years ago Friday Hurricane Frances came ashore on Florida’s East Coast. It was the second of four disastrous hurricanes to strike the state during the ’04 season. The citrus industry never really recovered. Not since Texas in 1886 had four hurricanes struck a state in one season. Andrew Meadows of Florida Citrus Mutual says the industry was especially hard-hit. He says today production remains down by more than 50 percent. “It just knocked trees out, pulled trees out, uprooted them, destroyed groves.” Meadows says citrus greening and development also are to blame. Frances crossed the Florida peninsula and made a second landfall in the Big Bend area. The hurricane was the most destructive of the ’04 season, spawning 23 … Read More »
• Over the next six months, about 20,000 people will get Ebola. Half will die. To stop the virus, the World Health Organization says it needs thousands of health care workers and $600 million. Read More »
• Local law enforcement leaders will address issues surrounding policing and violence at a public forum Thursday evening. Florida A&M College of Law in downtown Orlando is hosting the event to help foster an open dialog between law enforcement and community members. Read More »
• Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it’s not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn’t evil. It’s because other countries love our butter, too. Read More »
• From lawyers to child protective investigators, attendees at the DCF summit in Orlando are trying to understand and implement the new Child Welfare Act. It took effect July 1 to try to stop children from dying while under state care. Read More »