Category Archives: Entertainment

Orlando Area to Host 80s Celebration

By CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS13 ORLANDO AREA — Do you miss the 1980s? Well you can go back in time later this month in the Orlando Area. Wickham Park in Central Florida is hosting its very first “80s in the Park” … Continue reading

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75 Main: New Grill is the Latest Celeb hangout

By DONNA BALANCIA  — The ingredients that go into a fine dinner are also served up when planning a party: In the case of the Season Kickoff Bash at 75 Main in Delray Beach, there was a lot of spice … Continue reading

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NEWS: Safety of Florida’s thrill rides in hands of amusement parks

BY DONNA BALANCIA Orlando, FL — At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the screams went quiet on SheiKra on Oct. 14, when Florida’s tallest roller coaster shut itself down, stranding as many as 24 passengers at the brink of a 200′ … Continue reading

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Use Your Destination’s ‘Hidden Gems’ to Promote

Editor’s note: When we were tasked to promote a new website created by a local tourism office, we gave the story to the right person.   Dave Berman at Gannett created a great article that was picked up by the … Continue reading

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Emeril Lagasse’s Fortune Built on More than One Word

By Donna Balancia Emeril Lagasse has built his multimillion-dollar fortune on two words — loyalty and involvement. OK, it’s really one word — “Bam!” As tens of millions of televisions know, he uses that trademark line to stoke up the … Continue reading

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Greyhound racing goes to the dog

12 comments by DONNA BALANCIA – Oct. 28, 2008 07:17 AM Florida Today When New Yorker Robert Seilowitz used to vacation in Florida, he made it a regular habit to hit the dog track in Miami. “Going to bet the dogs was something you had … Continue reading

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Survey taps Soarin’ as best at Disney

Apr. 26th, 2007 at 3:03 PM Survey taps Soarin’ as best at Disney New guidebook gives tips on best rides, places to eat By Donna Balancia Florida Today Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort selected the Soarin’ virtual hang-glider tour … Continue reading

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