I-Drive restaurant imports fresh scallops from the oceans of Alaska

The Oceanaire restaurant on International Drive is hosting a special five course meal next weekend, made up of Alaskan delicacies.

The Oceanaire restaurant on International Drive is hosting a special five course meal next weekend, made up of Alaskan delicacies.


ORLANDO — Commercial fishing is a major industry in the state of Alaska, and this has been the case for literally hundreds of years, ever since Alaska Natives began harvesting salmon in the early 17th century.
One of the most popular meals to come out of the frigid Alaskan waters is fresh Alaska Weathervane Scallops. But if it seems like a trip to Anchorage is the only way to sample them, think again. For anyone living in the tropical climate of Orlando, it’s now as easy as a trip to International Drive.
That’s where the Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurant is making available to all scallop connoisseurs a serving of Alaska Weathervane Scallops – as part of the seafood restaurant’s special offering, the Alaska Seafood & Wine Weekend five course menu.
This specialty item will be available next weekend only, from July 25-27. Read more »

Freelining with Mike Freeman: Hate-filled propaganda

"Jud Suss" remains one of the most notorious films in cinema history, a savage promotion of anti-Semitism under Nazi Germany.

“Jud Suss” remains one of the most notorious films in cinema history, a savage promotion of anti-Semitism under Nazi Germany.


It’s a truly bizarre and uncomfortable experience to watch the notorious Nazi propaganda film “Jud Suss” 74 years after it was first released in Germany, a lavish costume drama where the residents of a German empire are made to suffer after the introduction into their pleasant world of a cunning, conniving Jew.
It’s an absolutely scary film to watch, and not at all in the way that the filmmakers likely intended. Watching an angry German mob scream out “Jew!” in shrill, hate-filled tones, and demand not only his murder (by execution) but also the exile of all Jews from their village — and then to recall that this was a box office smash in Germany in 1940 — is like watching horror at its most grimly, painfully realistic.
Those blood thirsty mobs, of course, were meant to be heroes because they shared the Nazi party’s prejudices. The fact that these “heroes” seem so eager to blame all their problems on a single man who happens to be Jewish, and to eagerly support the separation of all Christians from Jews, offers a uniquely disturbing glimpse into what it must have been like in Germany in 1940, when the movie hit cinemas — and just two years after the November 1938 Kristallnacht, the Hitler-ordered destruction of Jewish temples and businesses in his campaign of brutality, intimidation and anti-Semitic rage. Read more »

League of Women Voters praise ruling against Florida’s congressional map

It's not clear who will represent Orlando is Congress, now that a county judge has ruled that Florida's 2012 congressional map is unconstitutional.

It’s not clear who will represent Orlando is Congress, now that a county judge has ruled that Florida’s 2012 congressional map is unconstitutional.

TALLAHASSEE – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Florida Legislature and the lines of the state’s congressional districts are strongly praising a judge’s decision to toss out the Sunshine State’s 2012 congressional map as being blatantly unconstitutional.
On Thursday, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis released his opinion in the trial over the state’s most recent redistricting process, which redesigned the lines of Florida’s 27 congressional districts to reflect population growth over the last decade.
Lewis ruled that the congressional map drawn by the Republican-controlled state legislature is both invalid and unconstitutional.
The map resulted in the election of 17 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Read more »

Indecent exposure suspect throws a Loop at shoe store workers

Juan Concepcion is accused of exposing himself to workers and shoppers at The Loop Shopping Centers in Kissimmee.

Juan Concepcion is accused of exposing himself to workers and shoppers at The Loop Shopping Centers in Kissimmee.


KISSIMMEE – The Loop Shopping Centers are known for providing Kissimmee area residents with options for shopping, dining and catching the latest movies.
On Thursday, though, the outdoor mall on John Young Parkway was the scene of some kinky drama when a man got arrested – for exposing himself to the employees of Famous Footwear.
Juan Miguel Concepcion, 21, of 1914 Michigan Court, Kissimmee, was later found in neighboring Polk County, and arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and placed into the Polk County Jail. He had been chased by law enforcement after Osceola County detectives obtained a misdemeanor warrant for Exposure of Sexual Organs.
Twis Lizasuain, public information officer for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, noted in her report that around 11:30 a.m. on July 10, Osceola Sheriff’s deputies got a call from workers at the mall, who reported a young man exposing himself. Read more »

Central Florida Theatre in Process In-Cite: Weekend Picks!

The Bay Street Players are producing David Mamet's classic drama "Glengarry Glen Ross."

The Bay Street Players are producing David Mamet’s classic drama “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

Central Florida Theatre in Process ‘s In-Cite Weekend Choices and Picks for July 10-16. For all theater news and discussion visit Central Florida Theatre in Process! www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/
Tons of openings, continuing shows, upcoming events and auditions/education!

OPENING THIS WEEK Read more »

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