Hello friends. I’m back in your inbox this morning to walk you through all the most important things happening in Orlando today.
First, today’s weather:
A stray afternoon t-storm. High: 92 Low: 74.
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Here are the top stories today in Orlando:
1. The Orlando Police Department says that 28-year-old Carlos Roberts Jr.the man involved in a shooting with officers on May 18 along Mercy Drive, has died, Police said Roberts shot at two Orlando police officers May 18 when they attempted to pull him over for passing their unmarked car at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone. (WFTV)
2. The Orlando Science Center recently broke ground on its largest project ever, a new exhibit called “Life.” The exhibit will focus on animals and protecting and preserving the Earth. The expected opening date is late 2023. (WFTV)
3. Orlando Brewing brewery owner John Cheek recently shared that he will be rallocating his brewery operations to International Drive and also be opening a new taproom concept at Orlando International Airportaccording to Orlando Sentinel, The airport beer location will be a collaboration with another restaurant group a concept called “Orlando Brewing Bar and Bites.”(Bungalower)
4. The first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, “Tropical Storm Alex,” could potentially form this weekend as it moves toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Thursday. Central Florida is currently under observation for potential heavy rain and winds. (Fox 35 Orlando)
5. Three-time PGA Tour winner Bart Bryant was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash along State Route 33 in unincorporated Polk City, according to deputies. Police said a black 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck slammed into his car. Bryant’s 49-year-old wife, Donna, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. An investigation is now underway. (WESH)
Today in Orlando:
- Dunkin’® Offers Orlando A FREE Donut With Any Drink Purchase To Celebrate National Donut Day. (7:00 am)
- “Education Day”: Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville at Zora Neale Hurston National Museum Of Fine Arts. (9:00 am)
- Tai Chi In The Garden at Mead Botanical Garden (10:30 am)
- Winter Garden’s Friday On The Plaza. (7:00 pm)
- ALOK at The Vanguard. (9:00 pm)
From my notebook:
- Dominican merengue icon Juan Luis Guerra will make his return to Orlando on Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm at the Amway Center. His hits include “La Travesia,” “Niágara en Bicicleta,” “and “La Llave de mi Corazon.” (Orlando Weekly)
- It’s Pride month and Click Orlando has a list up of LGBTQ+ owned businesses to visit in Orlando including Bites & Bubbles, Island Time, Hungry Pants, and more. (Click Orlando)
- The Pollo Campero restaurant chain plans to open its first Orlando brick-and-mortar location in several years in downtown Orlando at 2520 S. Orange Ave. (Subscription: Orlando Business Journal)
- Enzian Theater’s next Popcorn Flick at the Winter Park Events Center is next Thursday and they’re playing the 007 classic On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as a tribute to the late and great Diana Rigg. ,Twitter,
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, Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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