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Tag Archives: Central Florida

Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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Everything You Need to Make the Most of the 2016 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) — The 2016 Orlando Film Festival, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dave School, descends on Downtown Orlando’s Plaza Cinema Cafe from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23, 2016. The annual film festival is Downtown Orlando’s signature October event, enlivening not only the Plaza Cinema Cafe, but all of Downtown Orlando’s nightlife…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training: Highlights from Day 5

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN Sports) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced a slightly tougher training day August 1, but the players pushed through their drills. Coach Dirk Koetter spoke with the press about the team’s performance and named Adam Humphries number three wide receiver for the team, praising his consistency throughout summer training among several…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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Hispanic Chamber, SBA Form Strategic Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — With the 2016 Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) at the Orange County Convention Center well underway, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a new Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) Friday. The two-year partnership will connect Chamber members to greater resources for…

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Morgan Freeman, FLOTUS Lend Star Power to Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN News) – ESPN Wide World of Sports’s Champion Stadium was filled to overflow for Prince Harry’s 2nd Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Sunday evening. The international athletic competition, co-sponsored by Disney and Jaguar Land Rover, celebrates wounded warriors and their unconquerable will to overcome their injuries—physical and invisible—to push themselves to excellence through…

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Nation’s First Accredited College for LD and ADHD Students Surging and Expanding in 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. (FNN News) – Beacon College, the nation’s first higher learning institution dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities (LD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other learning differences, has seen rapid growth in the last three years—48.6%, to be exact—and is using its newfound momentum to make an even greater imprint on the national landscape.…

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Kicks Off Holiday Season at Holiday at Heritage Square

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs kicks off the holiday season by flipping the switch to light up Heritage Square. This free annual tradition will feature Santa Claus, musical performances, holiday storytelling, games, pet adoption opportunities and special holiday prizes. Children can enjoy holiday crafts, milk and cookies and hot apple…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

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Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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