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  • 'SNL' writer shows love for Orlando, sister

    'SNL' writer shows love for Orlando, sister
    Ever wonder why there’s so much Florida humor on “Saturday Night Live”? “SNL” writer and consultant Paula Pell attributes that trend to writers from Florida and to the Sunshine State itself. “It’s just one...
  • Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'

    Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'
    Developer Craig Ustler was in the audience Tuesday morning as UCF President John Hitt committed to building a downtown campus. “This is great validation,” Ustler said. “There’s still a lot of heavy lifting to do, but this was...
  • 'SNL' writer cheers on Girl Scouts

    'SNL' writer cheers on Girl Scouts
    When "Saturday Night Live" opens its 40th season Saturday, a Central Florida mainstay on the NBC show will be helping a good cause locally. Paula Pell, a writer and consultant at "SNL" for 20 years, will be mistress of ceremonies at the 17th Annual...
  • Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando

    Attractions group opens regional office in Orlando
    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is opening a North American office in Orlando. It is IAAPA's fourth regional office, joining ones in Hong Kong, Brussels and Mexico City. Richard Jackson is the new vice president of...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: AQUATICA: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • Busch Gardens removes some Halloween props in Isis aftermath

    Busch Gardens removes some Halloween props in Isis aftermath
    Busch Gardens has removed some Halloween props intended for its Howl-O-Scream event at the Tampa theme park. The action was taken in light of recent beheadings performed Isis in the Middle East. "Many of the scenes depicted at Busch Gardens' Howl-O-...
  • One Direction in Orlando: Nov. 17 on 'Today'

    One Direction in Orlando: Nov. 17 on 'Today'
    NBC's "Today" has a big event planned for November: One Direction will present a live performance at Universal Orlando Resort. The band will be featured on the Monday, Nov. 17, telecast. November is one of the main ratings periods, and One Direction...
  • Universal may heat up competition in Orlando hotel market

    Universal may heat up competition in Orlando hotel market
    As Universal Orlando builds more lodging for its visitors, the competition could pressure nearby hotels to fight back with room renovations or new amenities, tourism experts said. Universal last week unveiled plans for the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed...
  • Soco, an Orlando restaurant specializing in Southern contemporary cuisine, in soft opening mode

    Soco, an Orlando restaurant specializing in Southern contemporary cuisine,  in soft opening mode
    Soco, a new restaurant specializing in Southern contemporary cuisine, will open tonight in soft operating mode. The downtown Orlando space at Central Boulevard and Summerlin Avenue was formerly occupied by Hue. Thornton Park Restaurant Group, which also...
  • Comcast CEO Roberts Wants NBCU Cable to Produce 'Breaking Bad'-Size Hit

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Comcast CEO Brian Roberts expressed a desire for NBCUniversal's cable networks division to deliver a buzz-worthy, breakout hit on the order of AMC's "Breaking Bad," and cited growing competition across the TV landscape as...