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First Brightline train arrives at Orlando International Airport station

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Brightline hit another big milestone this week, bringing its very first train into the Orlando station at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday. The higher-speed train's arrival at OIA signaled that intercity passenger rail is one step closer to becoming a reality in Central Florida. The train,...
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MegaCon Orlando returns: 9 things to know

ORLANDO, Fla. — Another action-packed, star-studded weekend is here. MegaCon returns Thursday through Sunday in the north/south concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. The annual convention draws thousands of fans to celebrate all things comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. MegaCon takes place from 4 to 9 p.m....

Book signing at Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

Genealogist Kathryn Knight will hold a talk and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. She and her co-author, Jane R. Wood — who have released “Finding Family Treasure” — will discuss genealogy for children.

NBA forward speaks at right-wing conspiracy conference

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac hasn’t played since tearing his ACL in the NBA bubble during the 2020 season, but he continues to make his presence known off the court. On Saturday, Isaac spoke at the ReAwaken America Tour in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an event that features far-right extremists, conspiracy theorists, and Donald Trump loyalists. Isaac promoted his book titled “Why I Stand” and was invited to speak about his reasons for standing during the national anthem in 2020 and his more recent refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Eduxr: An Artist Like No Other Hailing From Orlando

Eduxr is an on the rise recording artist from Orlando, Florida. Music has been very important to him throughout his life. It is his passion that he would love to create as his profession. He knows that creating key connections through networking is important in the music industry. He has been hard at work solidifying connections and growing his brand. Eduxr loves to create music that’s straight from his heart. His music has that raw authentic emotion, that makes his music so addicting. His sound is a soundtrack to his life and his soul. Music to him is like telling a story and painting a picture for his audience. His inspiration comes from artists he has worked with throughout the years such as the individuals from ANTI Collective, ZEYNI’S NGHTMRE,Trap Papi, Kyzo Kidd and more.

2022 UCF Medical Grad Putting Service at Forefront in Medicine

For future emergency physician Michael Chiang ’20, medicine and hospitality go hand-in-hand in ensuring a patient-centered experience. On Friday, he will become the first UCF student to graduate with his M.D. as well as a master’s in hospitality as part of the College of Medicine’s 10th graduating class.
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Theater West End to present spring musical ‘In The Heights’

SANFORD, Fla. – Theater West End, located at 115 W. 1st St. in Sanford, announced their upcoming spring musical “In The Heights,” a Tony-award winning show originally created by Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara Hudes. The theater’s website summarizes the show as a “revolutionary new musical” that...

DeSantis eyes state takeover of Disney’s special district

CNN — After stripping Disney of its special governing powers last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now says that he wants the state to take over the government body that has overseen the entertainment company’s Orlando-area theme parks for half a century. DeSantis, a Republican, told reporters Monday...
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'Baby Couldn't Wait': Airline Staff Helps Pregnant Passenger Deliver Child During Mid-Flight

A crew member of Frontier Airlines has been hailed a hero after helping a pregnant passenger onboard give birth safely during mid-flight. The unidentified woman went into labor while the plane was traveling from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport, the airline announced Tuesday. The flight attendant, identified as Diana Giraldo, acted quickly and took the expecting mother to the back lavatory, where she helped her during the "unexpected labor," NBC News reported.

Universal’s Superstar Parade to end soon

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A popular piece of entertainment is about to step off for the last time. Universal Orlando Resort announced that Universal’s Superstar Parade will end its run on June 4. The parade, which winds through Universal Studios, allowed guests to get up close with characters...