Archive for June, 2014

Jobs on the rise in Central Florida, economist says

ORLANDO — Last month, Florida’s unemployment rate inched upward. The state lost a number of seasonal jobs in May. Does that mark the beginning of a downturn in Florida’s economy? Probably not, a noted economist says. Sean Snaith, an economist at the University of Central Florida, said the loss of seasonal jobs last month, which [...]

Central Florida Theater In-Process In-Cite: Weekend pics!

Central Florida Theatre in Process (CFTIP) WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS June 26th – July 2nd – For all theater news and discussion visit Central Florida Theatre in Process! www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/ This week we share in the community who celebrates the life of actor Carl Krickmire who passed last weekend. Thank you for sharing the stage with [...]

A summer spent in the oyster beds

ORLANDO — In Central Florida, there are plenty of ways to spend the summer: at the beach, taking in the theme parks, or hitting the golf course. Linda Walters is looking for folks to spend their summer days in another way: visiting some of the region’s most spectacularly beautiful outdoor parks, and checking out the [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Hair”

ORLANDO — In the opening moment of the Mad Cow Theatre production of “Hair,” several members of the cast leave the stage and wander through the audience, chatting with the patrons, inviting them to the upcoming “Be In.” They’re smoking pot, talking about how “groovie” things are, and wearing beads and flowers. And then, as [...]

Marijuana blamed in Polk County child abuse case

WINTER HAVEN — As the state of Florida prepares to vote on a ballot referendum on Nov. 4 that would legalize marijuana for medicinal use, the sheriff of one Central Florida county is blaming pot as the main culprit in a vicious child abuse case. Christopher Finlayson, 24, was arrested after sheriff’s deputies say he [...]

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