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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All-Star Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Available Today #OrlandoUnited

All-Star Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Available Today

Last week, some of Broadway’s biggest stars entered a recording studio to unite their voices to raise money for the victims of the Pulse tragedy in Orlando. Today, Broadway For Orlando has released that single, a recording of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which is produced in conjunction with Playbill.

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America’s Late Night TV Hosts Talk About Orlando This Week #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong

Orlando United

As can be expected, this weekend’s Pulse shooting tragedy was foremost on the minds of late night TV talk show hosts. Several of them took a moment at the start of their shows on Sunday and Monday, to give their thoughts.

Some of these may be a bit controversial, but there is no doubt each was speaking from their heart and pulling no punches.

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Orlando Comes Together Following Tragedy #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong


In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.

The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

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In Remembrance of the 49 Lives Lost in Orlando #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong

Police, FBI Need Info on Pulse Orlando Shootings

As you may have noticed, CitySurfing Orlando has been quiet these past few days. I felt with what happened this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, a few days of silence was needed.

Today we will return to posting about Orlando, starting with a rememberance of the 49 lives lost on Sunday morning. 49 who were much loved by their family and friends. 49 who should still be with us today.

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Police, FBI Need Info on Pulse Orlando Shootings

Police, FBI Need Info on Pulse Orlando Shootings

Early this morning around 2am, shots were fired inside Pulse Nightclub, a LGBTQ+ friendly club on S. Orange Ave in Orlando. As of 8am this morning, there are approximately 20 dead inside, and another 40 people injured and receiving treatment at area hospitals. The shooter is said to be dead.

The Orlando Police Dept, along with the FBI, held the first press conference at 7am this morning, and put out a request for information about the shooting. The FBI is classifying this as an act of domestic terrorism.

If you have, or know of somebody that has, information, including photos and video, please contact the FBI Hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or come to the Orlando Police HQ at 100 S. Hughey Ave.

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