HB 743 protects Florida’s greyhounds from dangerous

practice of pre-game dog doping


Tallahassee, FL – Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) and Rep. Alexandra Miller (R- Sarasota) joined forces with Sen. Dana Young (R-Hillsborough) Friday to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at banning the use of inhumane anabolic steroids on greyhound racing dogs (HB 743/SB 512) Continue reading “Smith Files Bipartisan Bill to Ban Steroid Use On Greyhound Racing Dogs”

logo1The local ownership team at Marlow’s Tavern sets the grand opening date for its newest restaurant location for August 9. The 3,500 sq. ft. tavern is conveniently located in front of EPIC Theatres in Lee Vista Promenade along Semoran Boulevard (SR-436) at Hazeltine National Drive in South Orlando. Continue reading “MARLOW’S TAVERN LEE VISTA SETS GRAND OPENING DATE FOR AUGUST 9”

One World Trade Center towers over newly remodeled Miniland New York
 Red, white and blue confetti rocketed through the sky as LEGOLAND® California Resort kicked off Independence Day weekend by unveiling the tallest LEGO® building in the United States of America, the One World Trade Center! The skyscraping LEGO model is featured in the newly remodeled Miniland New York located in the Park’s Miniland U.S.A. 
Prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, the national anthem was performed by a brass band and Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam walked on stilts greeting guests. Hometown heroes from the Carlsbad Police Department and Carlsbad Fire Department gathered around the miniature Big Apple as honorary guests Carlsbad Police Chief Neil Gallucci and Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Calderwood, cut the ribbon officially reopening Miniland New York. Miniland New York features 25 new LEGO structures and new animation for guests to enjoy.

The One World Trade Center LEGO model is built with more than 250,000 LEGO bricks, and took eight Master Model Builders more than 1,200 hours to build. This dynamic structure weighs more than 1,000 pounds and towers at a record breaking 26 feet, making it the tallest LEGO model in the U.S. For the first time ever, guests can use a special LEGO tower viewer giving them a skyscraper view of Miniland U.S.A. The area also features LEGO model replicas of the 9/11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees and the impressive World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Miniland New York and the One World Trade Center LEGO model open in time for the Resort’s Red White and Boom! 4(th) of the July celebration. The family fun event features activities such as water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, patriotic stroller parade, building activities and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. The new LEGO models and Independence Day event are included with the price of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information, log onto http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346). 

Orange County and City of Orlando Open Orlando United Assistance Center / Condado Orange y Municipio de Orlando abren el Centro de Asistencia Orlando Unido


Today, the City of Orlando in partnership with Orange County Government, has opened the Orlando United Assistance Center to serve as a navigation point to assess the needs, provide information and support and resources to those directly affected by the Pulse tragedy. 
Continue reading “Orange County and City of Orlando Open Orlando United Assistance Center / Condado Orange y Municipio de Orlando abren el Centro de Asistencia Orlando Unido”

Notable new tenants include Sephora, Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama, Bruno Magli and Carmen Steffens.

Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, have announced 11 more retailers set to join mega-project Brickell City Centre’s 500,000 square-foot shopping center that will open this November in the heart of Brickell. Continue reading “Brickell City Centre announces 11 additional retailers set to join its 500,000 square-foot open-air shopping center, opening November 201”


Fans are urged to “Get Your Rib Face On” to support Red Nose Day charities on May 26 the Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces its support of Red Nose Day on May 26, a day dedicated to raising money for children in need. For every full rack of world-famous Baby Back Ribs sold at Tony Roma’s restaurants in the U.S. on May 26, the company will donate $1 to the Red Nose Day charities, an amount that pays for one meal for a child in a homeless shelter. Continue reading “Tony Roma’s FUN-raises to Support Red Nose Day”

  • From the colossal return of King Kong, to a “Galaxy Far, Far Away” coming closer than ever, to the launch of the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster —  Orlando’s newest attractions are bigger, bolder and better-than-ever. The theme park capital of the world introduces must-see additions for visitors to create unforgettable summer vacations. Visitors this summer can save an additional 5% on already discounted attraction tickets at VisitOrlando.com/tickets with the New For Summer promo code: NFS2016. Offer available until June 15, 2016. Continue reading “Orlando Welcomes Box Office Hits and Big Thrills as New Attractions Premiere this Summer”

Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Featuring Powered by PechaKucha Presentations & Brand New Exhibits!
Saturday, June 11 | 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Come experience the Science Center with a new perspective! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, June 11 from 8–11:30 p.m. with all new grown-up-inspired programming. It’s social, it’s science, it’s 21 and up! Continue reading “Science Night Live ft. PechaKucha and new experiences!”

May9It was the first time CFBACC and BBG had an event in joint cooperation. “Together we are Stronger” and with that in mind, the partnership created between the two organizations is creating more opportunities to its members, along with informing and allowing guests to interact and find more business networking opportunities. Continue reading “CFBACC and BBG Event- Brazil Crisis & Opportunities in Florida”

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