Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park Feb 17 2018

Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park

The Orlando Wetlands Festival returns February 17, 2018, to highlight the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre water reclamation wetland.

Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands will lead wetland exploration hikes and the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes.

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4 Ways to Get Home New Year’s Eve in Orlando If You’ve Had Too Much to Drink

4 Ways to Get Home New Year's Eve in Orlando If You've Had Too Much to Drink

New Year’s Eve is a big holiday for people to go out and celebrate with drinks. It’s also a big holiday for drunk driving.

We at CitySurfing Orlando want you to spend New Year’s Day safe, and not in jail or dead, so we’ve put together a few ways to get home from the bars and parties that don’t involve driving yourself.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Raises a Record Amount for Local Charities

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Raises a Record Amount for Local Charities

The results are in for this year’s Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express, and a record amount was raised for local charities.

From Aug. 25 to Oct. 12, guests enjoyed three-course, $35 dinners at a record 118 restaurants across Central Florida., and $1 from each meal was donated Freedom Ride Inc. and BASE Camp Children’s Foundation.

This year far exceeded expectations with a record $208,620 raised for the charities!

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Orlando Science Center Opens Registration For Winter Break Camps

Orlando Science Center

Registration is now open for Winter Break Camps at the Orlando Science Center, giving kids a fun way to spend their time off from school.

There are two sets of camp dates to choose from, and these full day school break camps are offered for elementary students when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session.

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Gaylord Palms Resort Makes “Kiss-Story” By Breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

Gaylord Palms Resort Makes "Kiss-Story" By Breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

Pucker up! Gaylord Palms Resort broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location)” on December 7, 2017.

Under the watchful eyes of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric, 448 couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. This number successfully broke the title, more than doubling the previous record of 215 couples.

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Orlando Thanks Visitors in a Guinness World Records Way for Making it No. 1 Destination in U.S. #OrlandosBIGThankYou

Orlando Thanks Visitors in a Guinness World Records Way for Making it No. 1 Destination in U.S.

This week, Visit Orlando celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week by announcing a record number of visitors to the city, and by setting a Guinness World Records™ title.

The organization, which promotes tourism in the Orlando area, announced a record 68 million travelers visited our area last year.

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Orlando Date Night Discovery Club Makes Date Nights Easier

Orlando Date Night Discovery Club Makes Date Nights Easier

Local blog Orlando Date Night Guide has been offering great ideas for dates around the Orlando-area since 2006. But this month, owner Kristen Manieri is raising the bar by launching the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club.

This new project is a monthly subscription service designed to give members curated, tried and tested date night itineraries that will send them exploring hidden gems and best bets around central Orlando (Downtown, College Park, Mills 50, Ivanhoe Village) and Winter Park.

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2016 Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

Veterans Day Specials in Central Florida

If you served our country, some Central Florida businesses want to say thanks by offering free food, admission, and more on Veterans Day, November 11.

Here is a list of those who have a military I.D. to show, and all are valid on November 11, 2016 only, unless otherwise stated: Read more

Sanford’s Sylvia Longmire Crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016

Sanford resident Sylvia Longmire was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016

Ms. Wheelchair USA is a national competition that focuses on the empowerment of women with disabilities by allowing them to demonstrate their personal glamour, achievements, and dedication to community service.

This summer, Sanford resident Sylvia Longmire was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016. She was chosen from among fourteen state and regional finalists who competed for the title on the basis of personal interviews, a platform statement, and formal wear presentation.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

This Saturday, Oct. 15, McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide will celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Day of Change.

The October 15 Day of Change commemorates the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974 and encourages customers to donate their change at RMHC Donation Boxes located in McDonald’s restaurants around the world.

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Hurricane Matthew Cancellations, Postponements, and More For Orlando

Hurricane Matthew Information For Orlando

As Hurricane Matthew gets nearer to Central Florida, a lot of attractions are closing, and events are being cancelled. Here is the current list of closings, postponements, cancellations and more.

This list will be updated as needed on Thursday and Friday, so please bookmark it.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to Light Up For Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up For Cancer

This week, more than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will be lit up to support Stand Up For Cancer.

In Central Florida, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be lit red, orange and yellow on Thursday, September 8. Other Florida locations include the Fifth Third Center in Naples, CityPlace Fountain in West Palm Beach, and Miami Tower in Miami.

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Interscope Releases All-Star Single ‘Hands’ to Benefit Orlando

Interscope Releases All-Star Single 'Hands' to Benefit Orlando

Music industry heavyweights such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on “Hands,” a new single that has been released by Interscope Records to benefit the victims of the Pulse shooting last month.

The all-star release was conceived by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, who along with GLAAD and Interscope president of A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck put the word out that a fundraiser was in the works.

The artists all recorded their parts separately from their homes, local studios, touring locations, or wherever they happened to be at that moment.

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