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Baby gorilla is born at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

          It’s a bouncing baby — gorilla. A male endangered western lowland gorilla was born at Busch Gardens Tampa on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11:35 a.m. The baby is healthy and is currently being cared for by first-time mother Pele, with the Busch Gardens animal care team watching closely. This is the second successful gorilla birth at Busch Gardens and brings to six the number of

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  • Florida children needed to serve on Sea Life Young Environmentalists Panel

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

    SEA LIFE Orlando, the brand new immersive aquarium experience opening at I-Drive 360 in spring 2015, has announced a contest to select five children to serve on its Young Environmentalists Panel. Each of the panelists, between the ages of 7-12, will serve as ambassadors to help educate the community about SEA LIFE, and its local and global conservation efforts. SEA LIFE Orlando is asking children in Florida, between the ages

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  • The definitive Bolshoi Nutcracker, Fathom Events presents ballet in theaters

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor Probably no production says Christmas like The Nutcracker. You can experience the classic show in various productions around Central Florida this time of year. But it doesn’t get any better than the Bolshoi Ballet, and this year, you don’t have to fly to Moscow to see The Nutcrackier. Fathom Events and the Bolshoi Ballet will bring the splendor of

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  • Holidays at the theme parks, expect big crowds and long lines

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Whether you are just visiting Central Florida or are a permanent resident, Disney, SeaWorld and Universal offer some of the best holiday entertainment in the country. Whether it is the Macy’s Parade at Universal, the Candlelight Processional at Epcot or the Osborne Lights at the Disney Studios, there is an amazing variety of things to see and do at the theme

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  • It’s the dog days of December. Celebrate Dogs is at convention center

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:41 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you find it hard to resist a wet nose and a wagging tail, the Orange County Convention Center will be the place to be this weekend Celebrate Dogs!, the nation’s largest canine extravaganza, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center for the fourth year in a row with all of the events that make it a must for dog

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  • We wish you a tablet christmas. Shopping around for a Nexus 7 replacement

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor All I want for Christmas is a new tablet, so I bought one. Actually, I had planned on waiting another six months (probably less) for a new tablet purchase, but the Nexus 7 (2013) model unexpectedly died, leaving me only a feebly slow Nexus 7 from 2012 to play with. I really loved that Nexus 7 too. It was

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  • Freezing temps are back at Ice!

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Get out the gloves and a scarf. Ice! is back at the Gaylord Palms Resort. The popular annual attraction  has officially reopened its doors for another season and continues at the resort through Jan. 4. This year’s theme is based on the Nutcracker ballet, with many of the ice sculptures capturing scenes from the holiday show favorite. The Nutcracker ballet will be performed by

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