Check it out! Christmas events throughout Orlando and Central Florida

Orlando, Florida, USA downtown skyline at Eola Lake at dusk during Christmas season — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Sean Pavone The best season of the year is here! Check out this list of Christmas events happening in Orlando and throughout Central Florida on the first weekend in December if you’re hoping to spend the

Counties in Central Florida see a significant drop in early-voting participants

People voting at precinct – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rob Crandall Sunday was the final day of early voting in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Other counties in Central Florida ended their early voting period on Saturday.  Several voters who participated say it was an easy process. “There wasn’t a wait,” said Nathan Horton,

Central Florida visitors and residents urged to stay away from beaches ahead of storm

Storm forming over Florida beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Holly Mazour Over the past week, hurricanes have been quickly developing in the Atlantic. Despite the fact that Hurricanes Lisa and Martin had little effect on Florida, a new disturbance is building up in the Atlantic and might potentially affect Florida in some areas.

Central Florida Zoo reopens after four-week closure due to Hurricane Ian

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Entrance Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by KLiK Photography Long after Hurricane Ian made landfall in the Sunshine State, the devastating storm that drenched the Central Florida region left its mark on one beloved attraction.  The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Florida finally managed to

Florida highways will resume tolls this weekend after Hurricane Ian’s effects

Tolls are back – View of Florida highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A Florida highway tolls were suspended on Sept. 26 ahead of Hurricane Ian’s impact on the state. Now, motorists on most Florida highways will again pay tolls. Toll authorities, including the Florida Department of Transportation, put out a news release announcing that

Hurricane Ian Update: Hundreds of Central Florida homes underwater

Flooding Hurricane Ian in Central Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — america365 Hundreds of Central Florida homes are still submerged in floodwater as the St. John’s, a famous lazy river on the east side of the peninsula, slowly drains the rainfall that Hurricane Ian historically dropped nearly two weeks ago. Forecasts show the river will remain

Several Central Florida counties are handing out sandbags as Tropical Depression 9 nears

Overview of tropical disturbance, similar to Tropical Depression 9 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara ORLANDO, Fl. – As Tropical Depression 9 gets closer and closer to Florida, models are projecting the wave will cross the Caribbean Sea and hit Florida as a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center described TD9 as “disheveled, however, warm

Central Florida firefighters mark 9/11 with stair climb as U.S. marks 21st anniversary

Rows of firefighter boots with miniature flags for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blue Tick Sugar Images On Sunday, Americans remembered 9/11, one of the deadliest terror attacks on U.S. soil with tear-jerking tributes and declarations to “never-forget,” 21 years after the horrific incident. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida conspirators seized

Weather Alert: Hurricane Earl grows stronger and could bring alarming rip currents to Florida beaches

Hurricane Earl affecting Florida beaches like the one pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Holly Mazour The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking three systems in the Atlantic, including Hurricane Earl, which could affect the Sunshine State’s beaches this upcoming weekend. Earl has grown significantly and was expected to intensify even more by Friday.

Wawa celebrates 10 years in the Sunshine State by giving away free coffee!

An interior view of the fast food restaurant at a Wawa convenience store in Orlando, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joni Hanebutt Wawa is celebrating a total of 250 Florida stores in the span of 10 years with free fountain beverages and coffee all day on July 18. This follows the fun celebration