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October 20, 2018

Families Enjoy Spook-tacular Halloween Savings as Kids Eat Free at TooJay’s from Oct. 26 - Nov. 4

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 18, 2018) – Little ghosts and goblins are in for a treat this Halloween as TooJay’s announces that Kids Eat Free with the purchase of one adult entrée from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 4. Children must be 12 and under and order from the Kid’s Menu only.  

The kids’ breakfast menu features French toast, half a Belgian waffle or an egg, along with a choice of two side items, including bacon strips, fresh fruit, toast and other popular choices. Topping the list of kid-friendly lunch and dinner favorites are hamburgers, mac & cheese, chicken strips, grilled cheese and deli dogs, along with two sides chosen from a selection of carrot sticks with Ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges, chocolate pudding, red grapes, French fries, apple sauce, or chocolate pudding, plus a famous TooJay’s mini black & white cookie. This special offer does not include beverages and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has grown to 28 restaurants throughout Florida and currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages and Polk County. Three new restaurants are expected to open in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach during the first half of 2019.

TooJay’s received the 2018 and 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine,  two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from the Orlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.

For more information about TooJay’s, visit TooJays.com. Follow TooJay’s at  twitter.com/therealTooJays and instagram.com/toojaysdeli or visit the Facebook fan page, which has over 89 thousand fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/TooJaysDeli.   

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMS HOLST’S MONUMENTAL THE PLANETS


Internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), Kayhan Kalhor returns

(Thursday, October 18, Orlando, FL) – A creative force in today’s music scene, Kayhan Kalhor returns to Orlando with a work he recorded with The Silk Road Ensemble and Music Director Eric Jacobsen leads the massive forces of the Orlando Philharmonic in Holst’s epic astrological masterpiece, The Planets on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater.

“It was almost exactly 50 years ago that we first landed on the moon, and we have a program with the Philharmonic that’s celebrating the solar system, the universe, and the cosmos - it’s a program centered around Holst’s The Planets,” said Jacobsen. “One of my favorite things about this program is that our partner, the UCF Women’s Chorus, is joining us for one of the most gorgeous moments in Neptune.”
The concert also includes founding member of the Aizuri Quartet, Karen Ouzounian, cello; one of the leading tabla virtuosos in the world today, Sandeep Das, tabla; and the University of Central Florida Women’s Chorus.

October 16, 2018

CENTRAL FLORIDA’S ULTIMATE WINTER WONDERLAND LIGHT UP UCF RETURNS FOR ITS ELEVENTH ANNUAL SEASON AT CFE ARENA ON NOVEMBER 16




RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CAN EXPECT SNOWY NIGHTS AND SPARKLING LIGHTS WITH A SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW, OUTDOOR SKATING RINK, EXCITING HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS AND MORE!

ORLANDO, FL – We’re spreading holiday cheer at CFE Arena and the University of Central Florida with the annual holiday festival, Light Up UCF. Produced by UCF Convocation Corporation and Spectra, managers of CFE Arena, Light Up UCF will open Friday, November 16 and run through Tuesday, January 1. This year’s festival offers 47 nights of ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show with new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel and Light Up Express kids train, and much more.

New “Fly & Dine” Offer includes Flight on ICON Orlando and Prix Fixe Dining from Just $32


Guests can choose set menus from seven restaurants

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants. The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others. The Fly & Dine package is available now through Dec. 20.

TooJay’s Donates $25,000 to Feeding Florida

Ribbon Cutting Photo (Left to Right): Isreal Rodriguez, Manager at Palm Beach Outlets TooJay’s; Brett Carper, Director of Operations; Max Piet, President and CEO; Rebecca Hahessy, Representative of Feeding Florida; Rachel Richal, Director of Training; and Art Sanders, Vice President of Human Resources

Donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – TooJay's held its second annual “Too+You” campaign and raised $25,000 for Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need.

Throughout the month of September, $1 of every cake slice sold was donated to Feeding Florida. Guests also made donations by rounding up their checks throughout the month. Through the buying power of Feeding Florida, $1 provides 11 meals to those in need across the state. TooJay’s donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for food insecure families.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — Playing Dr. Phillips Center March 5 – 10, 2019


— Tickets go on sale Friday, October 19, 2018 

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 15, 2018) - Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. for the Orlando premiere engagement of the Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. Part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, Fiddler on the Roof will play the Walt Disney Theater from March 5 through March 10, 2019Tickets may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. Groups of 10 or more contact groups@drphillipscenter.org. or 407.455.5550. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice.

ROCK ICONS PAUL STANLEY AND GENE SIMMONS OF KISS TO OPEN THEIR THIRD RESTAURANT IN THE ORLANDO AREA


Rock & Brews Restaurant Set to Open October 29th 
at Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

ORLANDO, FL (October 15, 2018) – Just in time for Halloween, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley (Starchild) and Gene Simmons (the Demon) of KISS, along with their multi-unit franchise partners R&B Florida, LLC, will open their third family-friendly Rock & Brews Restaurant in the Orlando area on October 29. The new 6,500 sq. ft. restaurant, located at Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, will offer the brand’s signature hand-crafted American food as well as local favorites, and two full bars stocked with the largest selection of international and craft beers in the area.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Reveals Ultimate Halloween Collection Featuring New Trick-or-Treat Doughnut

Wear your costume on Oct. 31 to get a FREE doughnut of choice
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 15, 2018) - Doughnut and candy lovers need to look no further than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for the ultimate treats this Halloween season. A spooky new collection of crave-worthy doughnuts are available through Oct. 31, at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme all shops throughout Central Florida.

For the first time ever, Krispy Kreme has released the Trick-or-Treat Doughnut – a scary good mashup of candies and doughnuts. This new creation features an Original Glazed® Doughnut dipped and drizzled in salted caramel and topped with pieces of some of your favorite chocolate Halloween candies.

The Trick-or-Treat Doughnut joins another new creation, the all-new Monster Batter Doughnut, featuring a classic cake batter filling, dipped in slime green icing and topped with monster eyes and festive confetti. These two new doughnuts join Krispy Kreme Halloween fan favorites the Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut, and the Chocolate Iced Doughnut with Halloween Sprinkles.

To complete the season of fun, Krispy Kreme is also hosting the ultimate costume party! Wear your costume on Oct. 31 to get a FREE doughnut of choice at all shops throughout Central Florida.
Show us how you’re celebrating Halloween with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts throughout October by using #KrispyKreme and tagging @KrispyKremeORL on Twitter and Instagram.

October 13, 2018

ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION WELCOMES FAMILIES NEAR AND FAR FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Memorable Orlando Holiday Vacations Await Guests of All Ages with
Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jingle Bell 5k Walk/Run,
Elf-Tuck-In’s on Christmas Eve, Brunch with Santa and a New Year’s Eve Celebration
Florida Residents Receive a 10 Percent Discount on Reservations

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) — There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than in a luxurious home away from home in the family vacation capital of the world. Encore Resort at Reunion, the premier luxury vacation home rental community in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce its spectacular line-up of holiday activities, parties and family/children’s activity programs that will be offered to guests at the Resort during the 2018 Holiday Season. Located only seven miles from Disney World, Universal Orlando and other local theme parks and attractions, Encore Resort at Reunion is the first of-its-kind in the vacation home rental space to offer guests all of the services and amenities of a luxury resort with the comforts and privacy of a home.

Below is a list of Encore Resort at Reunion’s Festive 2018 Holiday Activities and Offerings:

FALL INTO SEASON WITH FREE FESTIVAL AT LUCKY’S MARKET

Annual ‘Harvest Fest’ Showcases Seasonal Produce and Products with
Interactive Activities for All Ages

Despite the still sizzling summer weather, fall has officially begun at Lucky’s Market stores throughout Florida. To celebrate the changing season, and showcase some of Florida’s most popular fall produce and seasonal products, the specialty grocer will host its annual ‘Fall Into Something Different Harvest Fest’ on Saturday, October 20, from 11 am – 4 pm, at each of its Florida locations. All event activities are free to the public.  

All Florida locations are stocking up on everything fall-flavored, including 15 varieties of apples, several types of squash, berries, pumpkin spice flavored cheeses, fall florals, and seasonal beer and wine, including an especially ghoulish ‘Trick” (red) or “Treat” (white) wine.

October 11, 2018

Celebrate the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with Central Florida's Festival of Trees

'Tis the season to buy your tickets to the event that kicks off the 
holidays in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) - Those in Central Florida might already have their minds on gift giving, decking the halls, and warm gatherings with friends and family - but it's not really the holidays in Orlando without the annual tradition of the Festival of Trees.

Tickets are now on sale for Council of 101's annual event, which transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a winter wonderland with sparkling trees, glittering holiday vignettes and stunning décor. Now in its 32nd year, the Festival of Trees is celebrating the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with the Central Florida community. Visitors can admire designer Christmas trees of all sizes, custom wreaths, a gingerbread village and more, all created by Orlando's finest designers. Each piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art.

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Winter Park Store October 24

First Orlando-area Sprouts to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida through Food Rescue program

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first Orlando-area store in Winter Park on Wednesday, October 24. The new store will help meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices.  

Sprouts has been a driving force for making healthy food affordable and accessible since its inception and has paved the way for numerous natural brands. The new store will offer locally made products from Dakin Dairy, Floribbean, Goodie Girls Cookies, Kombucha 221 BC and Old Florida Gourmet. 

Grand Opening Details 
Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 1999 Aloma Avenue before doors open at 7 a.m. The public is invited to join the festivities and shop among thousands of healthy items offered throughout the 30,000-square-foot store. 

October 7, 2018

Annual Pink Off Park Celebration and Fundraiser Event Returns Friday, October 19 in Winter Park


Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Florida Hospital Foundation
 
WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 5, 2018) – Pink Off Park (formerly Pink Bash) is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way. Pink Off Park features a survivor fashion show, live music, pink carpet photos, a silent auction, enter-to-win prizes and more -- all to support the cause and honor those that are fighting, have been touched or have lost their battle to breast cancer. 
 
Pink Off Park, produced by Orlando Sentinel Media Group, is a FREE event to attend with options to purchase food and drink sampling passports. One hundred percent of the passport proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Care Fund at Florida Hospital Foundation.

October 5, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO DEBUTS NEW PASS PROGRAM, KICKS OFF 2019 “BEST YEAR EVER”


More events, more thrills, more rides and more value than ever before

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2018) – SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando today kicked off its “Best Year Ever” promoting a bustle of activity taking place at both parks over the next few months and throughout 2019. They also unveiled a new Annual Pass program with more benefits and new lower prices.

The grand opening of SeaWorld’s record-breaking thrill ride Infinity Falls, served as the start of a year that will be filled with an unprecedented number of new and expanded experiences at the parks.

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OPENS POPS SERIES WITH GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING RHIANNON GIDDENS

Giddens also known for her starring role as Hallie Jordan on CMT’s drama Nashville

(Wednesday, October 3, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2018-2019 Pops Series with two performances of American Blues featuring the co-founder of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens on Saturday, October 13 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater.

The concert, the first of five in the Pops Series, includes Conductor Eric Jacobsen and Giddens on vocals and banjo, celebrates classics from American composers including Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and others, as well as selections from her solo albums.

The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit is abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. In 2017, she was awarded a Macarthur Genius Award and received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year, and won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016. In February of 2017, Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released.

MISSOURI - Silver Dollar City's An Old Time Christmas Features Christmas In Midtown Light Spectacular, 6.5 Million Lights, Light Parade & Time Traveler


        (Branson, Mo. 2018)    Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas presents the park’s brightest season with 6.5 million lights, featuring the popular Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and 30 miles of new lights illuminating the walkways and load station area for the new ground-breaking coaster Time Traveler. The festival also features an evening light parade, two Broadway-style original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas tree with a sound and light show and holiday dining, November 3 – December 30.

        Christmas in Midtown takes holiday lighting to a new level, filling over an acre with 1.5 million LED lights -- 145 miles of lights covering 70,000 square feet -- in the Midtown area alone. Huge light tunnels and wreath portals lead into the area, which includes light displays 9 stories high, flying angels, running reindeer, moving trains, a 90-foot tree, musical trees with moving lights, dozens of stars and snowflakes, and a giant turning globe, all created at Silver Dollar City.

October 2, 2018

The Flavors of Fall Return at TooJay’s




Classic favorites and new seasonal offerings to delight guests this coming season
                        
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 1, 2018) – To join in the fall seasonal celebration, TooJay’s bringing back some fan favorites and new seasonally inspired dishes to its menu. TooJay’s is known for its generous servings of homemade favorites and these items, available from Monday, September 17 through Sunday, December 30 live up to that reputation.

·       Turkey Cranberry Griller
Back by popular demand, the Turkey Cranberry Griller features grilled whole wheat bread topped with Swiss cheese, sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, fresh herbs, arugula, savory cornbread stuffing and a touch of turkey gravy. It’s like Thanksgiving on a sandwich!

September 30, 2018

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens mourns the loss of beloved giraffe



SANFORD, Fla., September 29, 2018 - The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is saddened to announce the loss of their resident male Baringo, commonly known as Rothschild, giraffe, Emba. He was born October 23, 1995 at the Oklahoma City Zoo and resided at several other facilities before arriving at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens from White Oak for the opening of their new giraffe habitat in February 2014.

Emba was 22-years-old. The median life expectancy for giraffe is 20 to 25 years.

On April 7, 2018, the Zoo staff found Emba lying on his side—an abnormal position for a giraffe. Animal care and veterinary teams immediately responded to the habitat to assess his condition. The decision was made to separate Emba from the Zoo's other two male giraffe for safety and to assist with behavioral observation and administration of medication. Initially, the cause of condition was unknown and staff consulted with veterinarians at several AZA accredited zoos who have worked with similar geriatric giraffe cases.

September 29, 2018

PHANTASMAGORIA and HIGGINS HOUSE VICTORIAN BED AND BREAKFAST Walk Through Immersive Experience

P h a n t a s m a g o r i a     O r l a n d o 
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PHANTASMAGORIA AS FEATURED NATIONALLY ON PBS 

Called One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states Phantasmagoria is proud to present an all new collaboration with Sanford’s Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year of ongoing production! 

HALLOWEEN WALK THROUGH/IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE 
Join Phantasmagoria in the perfect setting for a truly spooky Halloween – a gorgeous Victorian Bed and Breakfast for its first ever walk through “Haunted” experience. From the moment this Victorian Horror Troupe greets you at the door you will be immersed in magic, storytelling, dark poetry and a séance to gather the forces of the “Ghost of the Higgins House” as the audience embarks on a delightful and personal journey into the Whimsically Macabre world of Phantasmagoria! All ending with outside performances and a taste of fire dancing to end your night in a truly Phantasmagorical way!. 

PHANTASMAGORIA and MUCKLEBONES LLC Presents “ALL HALLOWS EVE” Experience Hosted by Spooky Empire

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PHANTASMAGORIA AS FEATURED NATIONALLY ON PBS 

Called One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states Phantasmagoria is proud to collaborate on an all new Immersive Seasonal experience with Mucklebones LLC and Spooky Empire Orlando to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season! 

SPOOKY EMPIRE ALL HALLOWS EVE EXPERIENCE 
Join members of the Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria as they journey through a world created for truly horrific tales by Mucklebones LLC – ALL HALLOWS EVE.  Visit with us in the perfect setting for a truly spooky Halloween – a walk through guided Halloween Museum Tour through some of the finest work celebrating the “Halloweens” of all our nightmares!