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Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center was held on Friday, June 23, 2011 at the site where the performing arts center is going to be built. Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony The Dr Phillips … Continue reading

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Free Admission to Orange County Regional History Center during Summer 2012 for Children and Active Military

Each Monday all summer long, children 12 and under receive free admission to the Orange County Regional History Center with one paid adult entrance (up to four free children admissions). The deal runs through August 6th, 2012 (click here for … Continue reading

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Orlando Local Guide launches new website dedicated to celebrating the Fourth of July in Orlando

Orlando Local Guide is announcing the launch of a new website today that is dedicated to celebrating the 4th of July in Orlando, Florida that can be accessed at 4thofJulyOrlando.com. 4thofJulyOrlando.com The 4thofJulyOrlando.com website was created to be a one-stop-shop … Continue reading

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Orlando Local Guide Launches New Orlando Concert Guide Website and Blog

Orlando Local Guide launches Orlando Concert Guide today providing the residents and visitors to the city of Orlando a new way to find their favorite concerts and comedy acts. Orlando Concert Guide Website Address: http://OrlandoConcert.com Orlando Concert Guide is unlike … Continue reading

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2012 Easter Egg Hunt in Orlando at Cypress Grove Park on Good Friday, April 6th

The Early Childhood Ministry of First Presbyterian Church Orlando hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 6th, 2012 for children through age five. Easter Egg Hunt Festivities begin at 10 AM at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando with a … Continue reading

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ArtsFest 2012 Showcases the Best of Orlando’s Art, Theatre, and Cultural Offerings for Free

ArtsFest showcases all of the cultural offerings that metro Orlando has to offer as over 100 venues (see Google Map Below) across Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and Lake County showcase more than 220 different events all for free. From … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic

I’ve been reading all of the twitter updates and it seems that the Twitter universe and the Orlando Sentinel are trying to run you out of town like they did someone else. I can tell you that a majority of … Continue reading

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Where can I find the Leg Lamp from the Christmas Story Movie in Orlando?

This is a story of the lamp from the Christmas story that could be found in a window during the Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that has been discontinued. Here is our story from when the Osborne Lights … Continue reading

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2011 Fantasy of Flight Roar n’ Soar Family Event Brings Together the Best in Land, Air and Sea

Each year, Fantasy of Flight host a great family event that highlights the best in classic and vintage aircraft, cars, and boats in addition to their aviation-themed attraction that is open year-round. Fantasy of Flight Roar n’ Soar Fantasy of … Continue reading

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New Movie Theater and Super Target Coming to Orlando International Airport Lee Vista in 2013

A new movie theater is being planned to open along with a new Super Target just outside the Orlando International Airport property in the Lee Vista section of Orlando. According to this Orlando Business Journal story, the developer will break … Continue reading

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2011 Shaquille O’Neal’s Mama Golf Tournament Will Knock You Out for a Great Cause

Update: August 17th, 2012 – According to the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund website, the 2012 golf tournament has been cancelled. 2011 Event Information Each year Shaquille O’Neals mother, Lucille O’Neal, puts on a charity golf tournament and banquet to support the Odessa … Continue reading

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Happy Haunting Halloween Event at Downtown Disney 2011 Cancelled

Up until 2011, Downtown Disney hosted a free Halloween Event called Happy Haunting that has now been cancelled. You can still celebrate halloween at Disney with their seperate ticketed event Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. For free … Continue reading

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Orlando Calling Music Festival 2011 featuring Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Gavin Degraw, The Killers, and More November 12th and 13th

In 2004, Kid Rock inducted rock legend Bob Seger into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In November of 2011, the two of them will share the same stage in the inaugural Orlando Calling Music Festival. Orlando Calling 2011 … Continue reading

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Enjoy Free Queso at Moe’s Southwest Grill on July 20th

Stop by Moes today, Wednesday, July 20th, to get a free six ounce cup of cheesy queso. Yum! Click on the link below to find the Moe’s location nearest you. http://moes.findlocation.com/

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BOGO Deals at Chick-fil-a During June 2011

A visit to the Orange Avenue Chick-fil-a in the SODO area of Orlando on any Tuesday in June means a great deal.  The restaurant is launching, “Terrific 2’s-day” for the the start of the summer with Buy-One-Get-One Deals every Tuesday … Continue reading

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Mills Stock 2011 in Orlando on May 12-15, 2011 featuring over 50 local Artists, Musicians, and More

Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors has been serving Orlando it’s liquor and spirits in the same location since 1954 and is an Orlando institution. Will’s Pub recently relocated to it’s new location across the street from Wally’s after it had already … Continue reading

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Orlando Local Guide 2011 Fundraiser to Raise Money for Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies

Here at Orlando Local Guide, we have been inspired from some of the recent charity givings happening around the city. The First Baptist Church of Orlando recently raised $5.6 million dollars for the homeless living in the city of Orlando. … Continue reading

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ESPN The Weekend 2011 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World featuring Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, Karl Malone, Cal Ripken, Julius Erving, Dick Vitale, Derrick Brooks, and More

Update 9/26/2011: According to this blog post from the official Disney Blog, the 2011 ESPN The Weekend event will be the final ESPN Weekend event to be held at Disney World. The event began in 2004. Original Story Former Florida … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Stupefy’s Elvis Presley as Orlando takes the Top Spring Break Spot From Las Vegas

In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, Stupefy is a spell used by wizards to knock out their opponents in battle. In the case of Orlando, with it’s new Harry Potter attraction going against Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Wonderland of Lights Drive-thru at Osceola Heritage Park

In 2010, Osceola Heritage Park created a one-mile display of holiday lights, some up to three stories tall, that passengers were able to view as they drove along in the comfort of their own vehicle. As of November 7th, 2011 … Continue reading

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UCF Knights Upsets Florida Gators 57-54 in Basketball for it’s Biggest Win in School History

UCF (University of Central Florida) has been getting a lot of attention lately for it’s football program but the basketball program is accelerating quickly to catch up. In 2009, Jermaine Taylor was drafted from the Knights in the second round … Continue reading

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New Thrill Park On Deck

WFTV is reporting that there are discussions about building a new “thrill park” behind the Festival Bay mall on International Drive. It would not be a theme park, persay, as there will be very little theming to the park and … Continue reading

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Amway Center Grand Opening

ENTER LEGEND! The Amway Center officially opened it’s doors today, Friday, October 1, 2010. The new $480 million arena is now the most technically advanced arena in the entire country and comes in at 875,000 square feet as compared to … Continue reading

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Parking Garage Application

Downtown Orlando has a new IPhone Application that can be used to locate a parking garage in downtown Orlando. The free application shows images of the parking garages and can be sorted by price. On nights of the Magic games, … Continue reading

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