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  • Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, WUCF TV team for reading program

     
    Glen “Big Baby” Davis of the Orlando Magic is going to help WUCF TV promote literacy. The PBS station and Davis' literacy foundation are supporting Soar With Reading, which offers age-appropriate books to children through the summer....
  • Listen to Stuart Milk, vote – and drink up

     
    Stuart Milk, nephew of slain civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, is in Orlando Thursday and tomorrow to try to get out the LGBT vote for Barack Obama and other Democrats. Milk will hold a press conference at...
  • Early voting meet and greet with Republicans this morning

     
    U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and  State Rep. Scott Plakon will be at the Orlando Public Library on Central Blvd. this morning at 11:15 a.m. to meet and greet early voters. It's part of a Romney for President effort to highlight...
  • Bob Dylan and the greatest rock song of all time

     
    Here's a link to Bob Dylan performing the timeless “Like a Rolling Stone,” as promised in Friday's column about music history programs ongoing now at the Orlando Public Library. (I apologize for the late posting.) Check here for more...
  • Orlando area churches join forces to help homeless

    Orlando area churches join forces to help homeless
    For nearly three decades, Orlando has tried to figure out what to do with the homeless in the heart of the city. First, officials opened shelters in Parramore to move them away from downtown businesses. Then they banned panhandling. They shooed them...
  • University Club tweaks its image

    The University Club of Orlando, historically a stalwart collection of the city's powerbrokers, is softening its ultra-exclusive image and opening its doors to the public as the economy is forcing private clubs everywhere to come up with new ways to find...
  • Improv auditions at Orlando Public Library

     
    Auditions are being held for new members of the Power2Improv comedy troupe this Sunday (March 28) at the Orlando Public Library. Details from their press release below: Current live improv comedy troupe which performs 3 nights a week has an opening for...
  • Library programs for animal lovers

     
    The Orange County Library System loves animals and animal lovers. During April, the library has several programs, starting with the Saturday midday “Paws to Read” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Orange and South Creek branches April 9;...
  • Wii! Video game sale at Orlando Public Library

     
    As part of their spring book sale, the downtown location of the Orlando Public Library is selling their entire video game collection this weekend. Playstation 3,  XBox360 and Nintendo Wii games are selling for $10 each Playstation 2, XBox and Nintendo...
  • Cookbook author & sports beverage creator to give free discussion on maximimzing wellness

     
    Dr. James Rouse, author and pioneer of the sports beverage Mix 1 , will be speaking at the Orlando Public Library, Library Central on Tuesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. Dr. Rouse will discuss his health-conscious cookbook Colorado Fit Kitchen, a simple guide to...
  • Helen Thomas quits after remark about Jews in Palestine

     
    Helen Thomas, who  covered the White House since the Kennedy administration, abruptly quit her job today after controversial remarks about Israel. She had been a columnist for Hearst News Service, but had spent most of her career with United Press...