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2016 SeaWorld Wild Days in January featuring Jack Hanna on January 16th and 17th

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The most famous zookeeper in the United States will be visiting SeaWorld on Saturday, January 16th and 17th, 2016 when Jack Hanna brings with him a host of exotic animals to the park to help educate children and families as part of … Continue reading

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2016 Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr in the month of January in Orlando with Parades and Festivals

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Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream of an integrated and unified America in 1963 where over 200,000 civil rights supporters watched and listened to King’s 17-minute public speech in Washington D.C. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. At … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Super Bowl Budweiser Hometown Hero’s Parade in Winter Park

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On January 8th, 2014, the city of Winter Park, along with Budweiser, held a special surprise ticker tape parade to welcome home Winter Park resident Lt. Chuck Nadd for a hero’s welcome from his most recent tour of duty in the … Continue reading

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Zora Neale Hurston Life and Literary Works around the Historic Town of Eatonville

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Zora Neale Hurston grew up in the historic town of Eatonville, Florida, a small town just six miles north of Downtown Orlando along Interstate 4, that was one of the first all-black towns to be formed after the Emancipation Proclamation … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Events around Orlando in 2015

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Santa Claus is a very busy man around Orlando beginning in early November and continuing through Christmas Eve. From special events at shopping malls, breakfast celebrations, and parades, Santa Claus is out in full force around Orlando throughout the Holiday … Continue reading

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Junior Achievement of Central Florida and UCF Brings Leadership and Volunteers to Orlando Schools

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On November 13th, 2013, the Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JA) will host their 26th Annual Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. This year’s honorees include Laureates: Dr. John Hitt – President of … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway to Mission Inn Resort and Club in Lake County

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The nickname for the State of Florida is “The Sunshine State”. Another unofficial description for the state could be “The Flat State” because of the lack of elevation in the landscape around Florida. However, the more you move from either … Continue reading

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An Evening with Harris Rosen hosted by Scott Joseph at the Everglades Restaurant on International Drive on June 28th, 2012

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Adjacent to Orlando’s major convention center on International Drive sits the massive Rosen Centre hotel. On Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 6:30 PM, renowned Orlando restaurant critic Scott Joseph will be holding a supper club at the Everglades Restaurant within … Continue reading

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President Obama to Visit Orlando and Disney World on January 19th, 2012

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President Barack Obama is going to Disney World on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 in an effort to unveil plans to help tourism to the United States as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. President Obama will present his proposed strategy standing … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic

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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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Meeting UCF Football Coach George O’Leary at The Downtown Orlando UKnight Tour

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As part of UCF‘s fan-base campaign that came to 310 Lakeside in downtown Orlando called UKnight, my wife and I were lucky enough to meet George O’Leary at the event and share a small table that he was sitting at … Continue reading

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William Andrews Restoring Mercy Drive Through Jobs Partnership of Florida

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What do drugs, prisons and changing a community have in common?  In the case of William Andrews, Senior Pastor of The Heart of Mercy Community Church of the Nazarene on Mercy Drive in Orlando Florida, they are all part of … Continue reading

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Arnold Palmer’s Orlando Legacy of Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer Hospital, and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies

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In the early 1960’s, Bay HillClub & Lodge opened in Orlando and held a golf exhibition played by future golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Palmer was so impressed with the course at the time that he bought the … Continue reading

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