2014 Winter Park Wine & Dine Food Event on October 15th

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The 3rd annual Winter Park “Wine & Dine” event will take place on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 from 6 pm until 9 pm inside the Winter Park Farmer’s Market with some of the best restaurants around the city participating (see video below). … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Intellectual Speaker Series at Rollins College featuring Billy Collins, Eric Schlosser, Andrew Young, Maya Lin, Eric Spiegel, Roger McGuinn, and Jane Pauley

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Since 2008, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College has brought in well-known and intellectual speakers to the campus to engage students, alumni, and the community through public lectures, readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews, and special-interest sessions that are … Continue reading

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2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom Features Trick or Treating, a Parade, and Fireworks

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The best way to celebrate Halloween in Orlando with your family is by trick-or-treating and attending Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. On the opposite end of the spectrum of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Mickey’s Halloween … Continue reading

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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert Lineup

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Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, the Pointer Sisters, Billy Ocean, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy highlight the Eat to the Beat Concert Series for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert … Continue reading

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2014/2015 Theatre UCF Season featuring Baltimore Waltz, Trevor, the Kiss of the Spider Woman, and more

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When it comes to attending and experiencing theatre shows in Orlando, visitors to the area will most likely think of Disney World and it’s large-scale production stage shows like Finding Nemo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading

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2014 UCF Football Home Schedule Featuring Penn State, Bethune-Cookman, Tulane, SMU, and more

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The UCF Knights football team will begin their second year in the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East) with home games against Penn State, Bethune-Cookman, BYU, Tulane, Temple, Tulsa, and SMU . UCF Football August Home Games UCF kicks off … Continue reading

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2014 Global Peace Film Festival September 16th-21st in Orlando

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The 2014 Global Peace Film Festival will take place around several venues in Orlando and Winter Park September 16th through September 21, 2014 to utilize film and media to help promote world peace. Global Peace Film Festival The Global Peace … Continue reading

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2014 Miracle Miles 15k and 5k in Orlando on September 20th to Support Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children and Babies

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One of Orlando’s larger races throughout the year takes place on Saturday, September 20st, 2014 at Lake Eola Park for Miracle Miles 2014 5k and 15k to support Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and the hospitals Alexander Center for Neonatology. Over 3,500 individuals … Continue reading

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Concerns with “Teaching to the Test” in Orlando

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I attended a meeting at our elementary school this week that provided explanations of the state-mandated tests mentioned in this article on the Washington Post detailing the lament of a Florida school teacher with the amount of testing going on … Continue reading

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2014 Mall at Millenia Fashion Week September 12th through the 18th

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Orlando has two big Fashion Weeks, both that occur in the Fall season, with the first being held at the Mall at Millenia and the second being held in Winter Park. Fashion Week at Mall at Millenia The Mall at … Continue reading

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2014 Autumn Rock n’ Run 5k in Casselberry on September 13th

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Running and live music are combined when the Autumn Rock n’ Run 5k takes place in the city of Casselberry at Lake Concord Park on September 13th, 2014 at 7:30am. Autumn Rock n’ Run 5k The 2nd race of the Track Shack … Continue reading

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Review: Disney on Ice “Frozen” Brings Disney’s new Animated Classic to Life

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Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice recently unveiled their new ice skating spectacular based on the new animated Disney classic “Frozen”, sharing the same name, and it is the best Disney on Ice show that I have seen. To take it … Continue reading

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2014 Dance, Dream, and Inspire Local Celebrity Dance Competition on September 13th

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The third annual Dance, Dream & Inspire will be held at the Hard Rock Live on Saturday, September 13th at 6:30pm with a VIP party and silent auction. At 8pm, the ballroom dancing competition begins with several local leaders and … Continue reading

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Barktoberfest Dog Adoption Event at Lake Eola on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 in Downtown Orlando

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One of the best parts of living in Orlando is the ability to take your dog down to Lake Eola in downtown Orlando when the fall weather starts to get a little cooler and you can comfortably take a walk around … Continue reading

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