Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday means different things to different people.  For some it means the end of the season.  The culmination of the two best teams in the nation going head to head in the ultimate battle of skill and strength.  For others, it means the end of your husband hijacking the remote and making you watch NFL live, instead of just one game at a time, so he can keep up with his fantasy player stats all Sunday.  I won’t tell you which side I fall on!

This year will be especially exciting as the Denver Broncos, with the oldest quarterback to play in the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning, challenge the Carolina Panthers, with the youngest quarterback to play in the Super Bowl, Cam Newton.  Both are fantastic players, which should make for a good game!

One thing I love about Super Bowl Sunday, is the food, drinks, fun and parties!  There will be Super Bowl viewing parties around town.  One of the biggest is the Super Bowl Party at Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando.  They will have a large 16′ LED TV on the plaza or there will be seating in the 7 bar locations too!  The Party starts at 4PM with great drink specials throughout the game!  Remember, this party is 21 and up.

There are lots of local bars in the area that will also offer the game and specials.  Some locations offer packages that include a table, food, drinks and more.  Click here for some suggestions.

Regardless of where you watch, remember “Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive” and Go BRONCOS!

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Go Local – Lake Catherine Blueberries

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As we enter February, the number one thing on my mind is strawberries!  But like many, I’m not a huge fan of fighting the crowds or traffic to make it down to Plant City for their annual Strawberry Festival.  For those like me, we’re in luck!  Local family farm, Lake Catherine Blueberries, in Groveland will have u-pick strawberries this year and you won’t have to break your back to pick them either!

Lake Catherine Blueberries, has been a local family farm for over 100 years.  They’ve long been known for their delicious blueberries and thornless blackberries, which come into season between April and May.  After customers kept asking for more options to pick, the family decided to try their hand at strawberries.  Unlike the strawberry farms in other parts of the state, the Lake Catherine Blueberries farm will offer strawberries in elevated troughs to alleviate the bending it can take to pick your berries.

While you’re at the farm make sure to stop by Ava Grace’s Country Store.  They make all kinds of delectable jams, baked goods, syrups and sauces.  They also have a line of Blueberry spa products like lotions, scrubs and soaps.

The farm is open seasonally so make sure to check the Lake Catherine Blueberries Facebook page for dates and times.

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Go Local Wednesday – Orlando Bike Trails

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It’s the start of a new year and many of us have made that resolution to get healthy and be more active!  One great way to get in shape is bike riding.  Did you know there are 21 bike trails and over 150 miles of paved “off-street” trails in Central Florida?  That’s a lot of miles for you to cover.

A great resource for locating the right trail for you is BikeOrlando.net.  The site offers detailed maps, photos and descriptions.  They also have links for trails in Seminole, Osceola and Volusia county too!

Get out there and hit the trails Orlandoans!  It’s time to get healthy!  Remember, be safe and wear a helmet.  Plus, it’s the law for riders under the age of 16 to wear a helmet!  Set a good example!

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Who Says There’s Nothing to do in Orlando? – Aqueous Returns to The Venue

If you attended the Fringe Festival last year you may have heard about the show “Aqueous”.  If you missed it, you’re in luck.  Aqueous is back for 3 final shows from its sold out debut at the 2015 Fringe Festival!  

Orlando artist and filmmaker Patrick Fatica and choreographer, dancer, producer extraordinaire Blue Star of The Venue have combined their talents again to create a show about an unusual sideshow set at the turn of the century.  “This is a haunting and magical tale of how The Girl With Gills unexpectedly finds her true love, and how sometimes love may not be enough to change destiny.” Professional dancers blended with video vignettes creates a visually stunning storytelling technique that you don’t want to miss.

Watch the Trailer for a sneak peak

This is the fourth collaboration from these two Orlando creatives and we can’t wait to see this show again and whatever they will put together next.  

Location:   The Venue  in Ivanhoe Village
511 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803
Showtimes are January 22nd, 23rd, and 25th
Doors at 7 pm and Show at 8 pm
Purchase tix: 407-412-6895

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Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – BBQ Rib Contest

TEN10BBQWhat better way to start off our new year then to stuff our faces with BBQ?  I truly can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.  This Saturday, January 9th two great Mills50 locations are joining together to sponsor a great BBQ Rib Contest.  For $35 you can bring your best Rib recipe, featuring a Ten10 beer, to be judged by certified FBA judges.  Prices will be given to the top 3 judged Ribs and there is also a People’s Choice award.

Prizes Include:

  • Grand: $200 Fresh Mkt Gift Cert, $100 Toole’s Ace Gift Cert, $75 The Local Gift Cert
  • First: $75 Toole’s Ace Gift Cert, $75 The Local Gift Cert
  • Second: $25 Toole’s Ace Gift Cert, $25 Ten10 Tab
  • People’s Choice Award: Toole’s Ace “Eggcessory Basket”

Teams will be set up by 10AM.  Come out and support this great new event and try some fantastic BBQ ribs!

For more information, click here.

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Go Local Wednesday – The Nutcracker

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Looks like the weather finally go the memo that we are now in winter and will be sending some cooler weather our way this weekend.  What better way to enjoy this cooling trend than a performance by the Russian Ballet of “The Nutcracker.”  Performing at the Lake Eola Amphitheater on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30PM.

The Russian Academy of Ballet is directed by Katerina Fedotova.  Katerina is a fourth generation ballet dancer from the Ukraine.  She has performed worldwide as the principle dancer in ballet classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and many others.

Get out this weekend, enjoy the weather and take in this beautiful performance!

Image Credit: Patrick Fatica

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Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

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While there may not be any snow falling near us, the spirit of Christmas is certainly present!  Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center will be showing the Dr. Seuss classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” through Dec. 13th.

This adaptation from the book includes songs like ‘Fah Who Doraze’ and ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’  Follow Cindy-Lou Who through this heart lifting story of the spirit of Christmas with your kids, or wake up your kid at heart.

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