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LYNX PRESENTS TUNES IN THE TERMINAL

Summer sun, summer fun and summer tunes will be offered at the LYNX downtown terminal.
Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m. June 28 through Sept. 27, the free hour-long Tunes in the Terminal will highlight Central Florida entertainers here at LCS.
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Slideshow: Orlando No. 25 on list of America’s richest cities

Orlando ranked No. 25 among the 30 richest cities in America, according to The Atlantic Cities magazine.
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State Farm requests 15 percent rate hike

State Farm requests 15 percent rate hike | Orlando News | Scoop.it
Florida’s third-largest home insurer, State Farm, has requested a 15 percent statewide-average rate hike, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The company wants the rate increase because of changes to its home-insurance discounts and deductibles.
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Orlando Solar Bears coach unlocks key to local hockey fans’ hearts

Buddy Dyer hands the keys to Berehowksy
Why yes, just earlier this afternoon Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer did, in fact, present Drake Berehowsky, new head coach of local pro hockey team the Orlando Solar Bears, a key to the city.
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Orange library system to end free reciprocal borrowing with other counties

People who live outside of Orange County and borrow books and other materials from the Orange library system will soon lose the privilege — unless they're willing to pay for it.
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Performing-arts center reboots with donors in mind

Arts boosters staged the beginning of demolition of a former church building Wednesday to make way for the ongoing construction of the downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts — and perhaps catch the eye of potential big-money donors.
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Magnetically levitating train brings reasons for skepticism

Magnetically levitating train brings reasons for skepticism | Orlando News | Scoop.it
This week Orange County commissioners appeared captivated, even giddy, at the idea of a magnetically levitated train between the airport and the convention center.
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DeLand Publix damaged in fatal plane crash to reopen

DeLand Publix damaged in fatal plane crash to reopen | Orlando News | Scoop.it
A Publix grocery store in DeLand that was heavily damaged during a fatal plane crash will reopen for business Thursday.
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U.S. District Judge Denies DOJ Request To Stop FL Voter Purge

Florida Political Press
The Miami Herald reports that U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Wednesday denied a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop Florida from removing non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.
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Scott Joseph: Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Scott Joseph: Big Fin Seafood Kitchen | Orlando News | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that Big Fin Seafood Kitchen is coming up on its third anniversary. Since it opened in the fall of 2009, it has undergone some subtle changes (and will undergo some more soon; more about that in a moment).
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Baldwin Park First Friday Art Stroll

The Baldwin Park Merchants Association will host its next First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll on Friday July 6, 2012, along New Broad Street in Baldwin Park from 5:30 p.m. to 10...
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Insurance claims related to Tropical Storm Debby ‘relatively light’

Insurance claims related to Tropical Storm Debby ‘relatively light’ | Orlando News | Scoop.it
The Insurance Information Institute reported its member insurance companies in Florida so far have had “relatively light” claims volume as of Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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TheDailyCity.com: Hydroponic Grower Village Farms Reloactes to Lake Mary From NJ

TheDailyCity.com: Hydroponic Grower Village Farms Reloactes to Lake Mary From NJ | Orlando News | Scoop.it

The second largest hydroponic grower in North America is relocating its headquarters to Lake Mary, Fla. With their back office already located in Metro Orlando, Village Farms International, Inc. will expand their presence and move their headquarters from New Jersey to Florida. They plan to hire up to 21 new positions over the next three years at wages 200% higher than the average wage for Seminole County.

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Scott Joseph: New Restaurant Coming from The Table; Update on Rocco's Tacos; Casa Maya Flouts Fate

Scott Joseph: New Restaurant Coming from The Table; Update on Rocco's Tacos; Casa Maya Flouts Fate | Orlando News | Scoop.it
I’m hearing some buzz that the owners of The Table Orlando, the weekend restaurant that has only one table, albeit a really big one that seats 22, are planning a new restaurant, one with more seating.
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UCF’s Florida Space Institute relocates to Research Park

UCF’s Florida Space Institute relocates to Research Park | Orlando News | Scoop.it
The University of Central Florida’s Space Institute is relocating to Central Florida Research Park from its current facilities near Kennedy Space Center.
Its new location will be at UCF’s Partnership I building, next to the UCF main campus.
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Search for expressway chief could end soon

The search for a new top executive at Metro Orlando's road-building agency could end next month.
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Bright House to speed up Orange schools' Internet

Bright House Networks on Tuesday announced a deal to connect all of Orange County's public school campuses through broadband and boost Internet speeds.
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[Video] Rubio Responds To Constituent Letter On Fast & Furious Scandal

Florida Political Press
Washington, D.C. – In today’s installment of Marco’s Constituent Mailbox video series, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio responds to two constituents regarding U.S.
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Fairbanks curve along westbound I-4 remains treacherous for drivers

It seems that hardly a day goes by without news of tractor-trailers jackknifing or motorists losing control on the infamous Fairbanks curve segment ofI-4.
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Orlando IKEA completes new solar energy system installation

Orlando IKEA completes new solar energy system installation | Orlando News | Scoop.it
Orlando IKEA has completed the installation of its new solar energy system on June 27, which is said to produce approximately 1,421,500 kWh of clean electricity annually for the the 309,000-square-foot store, the home furnishings retailer announced.
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Sassafras Sweet Shoppe

Sassafras Sweet Shoppe | Orlando News | Scoop.it
I nicknamed myself the Candy Man many, many years ago. I know I’m not the original one, but those who know me I love all things sugar, particularly if it comes in a hard candy package.
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New Disney Restaurant: Be Our Guest

New Disney Restaurant: Be Our Guest | Orlando News | Scoop.it
Chef of Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland Shares His Favorites from the Menu - The official blog for Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line...
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Orlando posts best record for long-term job growth in Florida

Orlando has posted private-sector employment gains in 72 out of 100 months, the longest growth rate of all the major Florida markets, according to a new On Numbers analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Begins Demolition Today

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Begins Demolition Today | Orlando News | Scoop.it
Today, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts begins demolition of the former First United Methodist Church annex building, located on...
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