Author: Kristen Manieri

Central Florida Community Arts Presents ‘Tis the Season! A Holiday Extravaganza

This joyous holiday concert will have you dashing into the most wonderful time of the year! SPONSORED – Have your jingle bells at the ready! Dashing through the palm trees and into the most wonderful time of the year comes…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #6

Welcome to Week #6 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  It’s our last week of this six-week challenge and I’m wondering how it went…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #5

Welcome to Week #5 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I checked out the new escape room in Baldwin…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #4

Welcome to Week #4 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I played Curtis Earth Trivia at Johnny’s Other Side,…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #3

Welcome to Week #3 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I had a ridiculously fun time roller skating. I…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #2

Welcome to Week #2 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! How did your…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #1

Welcome to Week #1 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! Marc and…

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Don’t Miss our Reunion Resort Getaway & Scavenger Hunt, Nov. 1-3

We are THRILLED to be partnering with Reunion Resort for our second exclusive getaway this year! Packed with oodles of amenities, this city-size resort features three golf courses, six hydro-grid clay tennis courts, a five-acre waterpark, 10 community pools, full-service boutique…

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Join Our Funnected Challenge, Starting October 7

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband, Marc. It feels like quite a milestone to be celebrated but at the same time I’m feeling like we’re a little off track. Honestly, we are in a rut. It’s no…

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Maxine’s on Shine to Host Woodstock Dinner: Sept. 30

Sadly, this event has been cancelled.  It’s been 50 years since more than 400,000 hippies gathered at a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for Woodstock. In commemoration of this bygone “Three Days of Peace & Music,” the Orlando Philharmonic…

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Sanfording on Sundays: Brunch, Live Music, Drinks and Fun

When’s the last time you declared a Sunday funday? If you’re long overdue, consider heading to Historic Downtown Sanford for a day of diversions designed to fill your Sunday with fun, food and new experiences. Over 25 participating bars, restaurants,…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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Join us at Our Magical Dining Month Preview Dinner

Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns in just a few weeks for a five-week showcase of over 120+ local restaurants. From August 23 – September 30, 2019, diners will experience special three-course prix fixe dinner…

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Do Good Date Night Returns August 28 with A Gift For Teaching

Join us for another edition of Do Good Date Night on Wednesday, August 28 when we partner with A Gift For Teaching for a special back-to-school edition. We’ll spend about two hours sorting school supplies with food catered and non-alcoholic…

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Holy Aphrodisiac! Osprey Tavern to Host Florida Oyster Revival

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Osprey Tavern will host an epic oyster celebration in Baldwin Park. A collaborative effort between Chefs Elek Kovacs (Osprey Tavern), Huy Tin (Seito Sushi) and Wendy Lopez (Reyes Mezcaleria), the event will showcase local oyster…

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Win One of Five Pointe Orlando Paired-Up Date Night Packages

With 20 restaurants and more than eight entertaining experiences and nightlife venues to explore, Pointe Orlando is a slam dunk date night for any taste and budget. To give you an idea of some of the fun itineraries couples can…

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20+ Orlando Pairing Dinners to Choose from in August

The calendar is packed with delectable Orlando pairing dinners and culinary celebrations all throughout August. Whether you love to pair a special menu with wine, beer or cocktails, Orlando chefs are whipping up unforgettable feasts designed to wow the senses….

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Tickets Now on Sale for 2019/20 Season of WPI Speaker Series

The Winter Park Institute (WPI) at Rollins College recently announced the schedule for its 12th season. Each year, WPI brings preeminent scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, writers, and world-renowned speakers to Rollins students, faculty members, and the broader community. Guests of…

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Historic Downtown Sanford to Host Epic Battle of the Food Trucks: July 20

More than 40 food trucks will battle it out on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for what promises to be one of the biggest food truck showdowns Central Florida has ever seen. Hosted by Celery City Craft and West End Trading…

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Win a Two-Night Hilton Staycation

Amp up your vacation plans with a staycation at one of over 50 Orlando-area Hilton hotels and resorts. From winding lazy rivers to stone’s-throw proximity to theme parks, Hilton’s local properties offer all the amenities and perks for the perfect…

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Disney’s Newsies Coming to Osceola Arts

Osceola Arts will close its 2018-19 Theatre Season with Disney’s Newsies this month. Beginning Friday, July 12th and running through Sunday, August 4th, the Osceola Arts Main Stage will feature this much-loved, Tony Award-winning musical. This 1992 Disney film turned…

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Summer Arts Preview: 30+ Ways to Explore Orlando Arts & Culture in June, July & August

Apply named The City Beautiful, Orlando practically sparkles with green spaces and glistening waters. But it also boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Broadway, June 14 – 15

Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), a leading arts nonprofit, will present Symphonic Broadway June 14 and 15, 2019. Performed by the 160-member CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, the event brings the very best of Broadway with an unforgettable musical montage. Tickets, which…

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Osceola Arts Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: June 14-30

Osceola Arts continues the 2018-19 Theatre Season with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this month. Beginning Friday, June 14th and running through Sunday, June 30th, the Osceola Arts Studio Theater will feature this popular dramatic play. Audiences will enter…

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Late Night Summer Nights at Busch Gardens, May 31 – August 11

Starting Friday, May 31, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings back Summer Nights, featuring extended hours every night through August 11, 2019, and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Summer Nights also includes evening music and entertainment, as well as after-dark…

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Pharmacy to Host Couples-Only Chopped Challenge June 15

If you’re someone who: a) loves cooking, and b) loves competition … then do we have an event for you!! Pharmacy, a 1920’s style speakeasy serving delicious New American cuisine and hand crafted cocktails in the Dr. Phillips area, is…

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The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway 2019

Win one of 11 two-night summer staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular…

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Girl’s Club Presented by Jane.com: June 17, 2019

Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good at connecting and having fun together, aren’t we? That’s why our new Girl’s Club Presented By Jane.com series has been so well received….

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Unique Eats & Eateries of Orlando Book Launch Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, June 5 to enjoy four courses of seasonal cuisine by Chef Nat Russel, one of the talented chefs featured in the newly released book Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando. Guests at this private book launch…

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Dine For Paws at Central Florida Restaurants on Tuesday, May 21

Dine and donate during the annual all-day fundraiser that invites the community to dine out at local restaurants who donate a portion of proceeds to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Following a successful inaugural year, Central Florida’s “go-to” pet experts,…

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