More than 40 firefighters respond after abandoned charter school in Maitland catches fire
Video: More than 40 firefighters respond after abandoned charter school in Maitland catches fire Firefighters said the school has been abandoned for a decade or more. (WFTV)MAITLAND, Fla. — Firefighters from several agencies responded to a large structure fire in Maitland on Saturday. WATCH: ‘It happened so fast’: 2 children struck by lightning in Brevard CountyOfficials said that more than 40 firefighters from Maitland Fire Rescue Department, Orange County Fire Rescue and Seminole County Fire Rescue came together to battle the blaze. Photos: More than 40 firefighters respond after abandoned charter school in Maitland catches fireExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 5 More than 40 firefighters respond after abandoned charter school in Maitland catches fireOfficials said the fire broke out in a 3,290-square-foot building that was once the Summit Charter School. READ: Central Florida man wins $1.2 million judgment against Florida over citrus treesFirefighters said the school has been abandoned for a decade or more.wftv.com
Floundering for Mother’s Day gift ideas? Here’s how you can adopt her a manatee
ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are floundering for ideas of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, Maitland’s Save the Manatee Club is happy to float the idea of adopting her a manatee. The best part: she won’t have to feed, house or clean up after the new member of the family. Club officials said she will receive a personalized adoption certificate, photo and biography of a real living manatee. Manatee adoptions start at $25, and include a one-year Save the Manatee Club membership that contains a newsletter with updates on adoptable manatees as well as other important manatee information. Personalized adoption certificates are instantly emailed, so manatee adoptions make a great last-minute gift.wftv.com
Holocaust Memorial Center offers a sneak peek at its new Orlando facility
MAITLAND, Fla. — Since 1986 The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has become an invaluable asset. Read: Future Holocaust museum’s opening has been delayed; here’s whyIn the years since its opening, the center has grown as more and more exhibits have been added. Read: Orlando Holocaust Center partners with USC Shoah Foundation on new interactive exhibitThe new 43,000 square foot facility will be built where the old Orlando Chamber of Commerce was located, thanks to a lease from the city. Learn more about the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center here. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 5 Holocaust Memorial Center offers a sneak peek at its new Orlando facility (WFTV)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Central Florida nonprofit planning more lifesaving missions to help Ukraine refugees
MAITLAND, Fla. — A Central Florida nonprofit is taking an extra step to help Ukraine refugees. WATCH: Brevard County nonprofit reaches Poland-Ukraine border to deliver portable water purifiersJoe Hurston with Air Mobile Ministries just got back from the Ukraine-Poland border and is already looking ahead to another trip. Photos: Central Florida nonprofit planning more lifesaving missions to help Ukraine refugeesExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Central Florida nonprofit planning more lifesaving missions to help Ukraine refugeesEach unit can give a thousand people water every day for years using little electricity. READ: Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for UkraineHurston believes this machine is a miracle to those in need. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Officials looking at raised express lanes to help ease congestion on SR-414 in Maitland
MAITLAND, Fla. — Some relief may be on the way for drivers tired of dealing with congestion on State Road 414 in Maitland. The Central Florida Expressway Authority is considering adding express lanes to the road. WATCH: I-4 express lanes: What you need to knowTransportation leaders are eyeing a stretch between the 441 and 434. Most of the drivers Channel 9 spoke with said they would pay to skip past all the traffic lights in the area. The express lanes would be built above the main road.wftv.com
Florida Film Festival lineup includes 167 films, appearance by William Shatner
MAITLAND, Fla. — The Florida Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 31st year, and it will boldly go where no previous film festivals have gone before. This year, the festival will screen 167 films — both feature-length and shorts — representing 37 countries, according to a news release. Of the films, 145 will be premieres, and 24 of them will be world premieres, the news release states. Following a screening of the 1986 film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” on April 16 at the Enzian, star William Shatner will do a live Q&A with the audience. READ: Orange County Sheriff’s Office releases final report about Bob Saget’s deathEnzian Theater in Maitland has been hosting the Florida Film Festival since 1992.wftv.com
Visa program and the border problem: Breaking down the immigration issue
For immigration opponents who repeatedly claim they support legal immigration and farmers, the visuals were enough. The border problemMuch of the conversation around unauthorized immigration these days is rhetoric from both sides of the aisle. “The majority of people who come to the United States, including Central Florida, come lawfully to the United States,” he said. Along with the new path to citizenship, he said a policy would be needed to further discourage hiring undocumented workers. “If we don’t address the issue of undocumented workers at the employer level, if we’re just attacking the individual, this problem will never be solved,” he said.wftv.com
Central Florida farmworkers’ advocates rail against Sabatini, DeSantis amid anti-migrant rhetoric
The Farmwork Association of Florida, along with other advocates for migrant workers, held a news conference Wednesday to call out recent anti-migrant and immigration rhetoric from State Rep. Anthony Sabatini and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Town that Freedom Built: The story of Eatonville, America’s first official black town
EATONVILLE, Fla. — In 1887, during reconstruction, Eatonville, FL became the first official municipality in America that had been established by freed African-Americans. However, they wanted something of their own, and in 1887, Eatonville became the first black town to be officially incorporated into the United States. “The town was founded as a black haven,” Nathiri says. On the front page of an 1888 edition of the “Eatonville Speaker,” the author tried to recruit other black families, saying “Colored people of the United States! They were important in the founding of the city,” Nathiri says.wftv.com
Viral social media post falsely states illegal immigrants dropped off at Central Florida motel
MAITLAND, Fla. — Following a viral social media post that falsely stated that it showed illegal immigrants being dropped off at a Central Florida motel, dozens of people descended on the Maitland Extended Stay America to protest illegal immigrants who were not there. The false social media post shared by hundreds of people, including Central Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabitini, purported to show hundreds of Hispanic men being dropped off at a motel. Others said they knew the workers were legal but they wanted to be here to oppose illegal immigration anyway. pic.twitter.com/nkfMG5ZRha — Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) January 31, 2022“Take that American flag off your arm, you’re not Americans anymore!” - Man here yelling at the police at the motel. pic.twitter.com/xeqHrdXgys — Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) January 31, 2022Channel 9 attempted to contact Sabitini, but he did not respond.wftv.com
Central Florida Jewish community continues to receive threats, protects itself
On Saturday, the security director of the Roth Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Maitland was in touch with federal law enforcement while monitoring the hostage standoff at a synagogue in Texas, trying to determine if the attack was isolated or a larger threat to Jewish people.
Looking for work? Security company seeks to hire 300 people
ORLANDO, Fla. — Security company Allied Universal said it seeks to hire more than 300 security guards in Orlando, Melbourne and Maitland. See a map below:That event will aim to fill 200 openings. The company said it will also hold an event to hire 50 airport security personnel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the company’s regional offices in Orlando. A third hiring event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the company’s regional offices in Melbourne. See a map below:That event seeks to fill 50 security openings.wftv.com
2 transported after domestic-related shooting in Altamonte Springs
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Two people were transported in what appears to be a domestic-related shooting at an apartment in Altamonte Springs near Maitland, police on the scene said. Police arrived around 9:30 p.m. to The Preserve at Spring Lake on Wymore Road for reports of gunshots. READ: As housing prices hit all-time high, city staff say it’s a ‘long term’ problemTwo victims were involved and both have been transported to the hospital, police said. Altamonte Springs police are investigating a shooting. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/V0c5t8tMsM — Nick Papantonis WFTV (@NPapantonisWFTV) November 24, 2021READ: Waukesha Christmas parade: 6th victim, a child, dies, prosecutor saysThe shooting was isolated and is still under investigation, police said.wftv.com
20 diners, cafes and delis in Orlando that you need to try
This ‘Avatar’-themed home in Florida comes with a massive waterfallA historic Orlando Queen Anne from the 1800s is on the market for $1.9MThis $305K Florida condo is in a train car under a bridge20 diners, cafes and delis in Orlando that you need to tryFormer Florida home of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon hits the market for $42 millionThis waterfront Maitland home has plenty of mid-century charmphotos.orlandoweekly.com
It’s Manatee Awareness Month: Here’s how you can help
ORLANDO, Fla. — November is Manatee Awareness Month, and Maitland-based Save the Manatee Club is offering tips to celebrate and protect Florida’s beloved marine mammal.
“The best way to protect manatees is for the public to learn about their plight and how protecting them is in all our best interests if we care about healthy aquatic ecosystems,” said Patrick Rose, executive director of Save the Manatee Club.
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‘Uprooting Prejudice: Conversations For Change’; new exhibit examines the link between antisemitism
‘Uprooting Prejudice: Conversations For Change’; new exhibit examines the link between antisemitism and racism (WFTV)MAITLAND, Fla. — The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida announced the grand opening of “a first-of-its-kind exhibit that examines the indelible link between antisemitism and racism.”The exhibit, as told by award-winning blues musician Daryl Davis, examines white supremacy from its beginnings in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its evolution of persecution of different groups around the world. Read: 9 things to do this weekend: IMMERSE, Synapse Orlando, Biketoberfest & moreShelley Lauten, CEO of the Holocaust Center, said they were honored to host the exhibit. “Fighting white supremacy wherever it exists is a key lesson of the Holocaust, and having this incredible experience at our museum is a poignant reminder,” Lauten said. Read: Summary of FDLE investigation into Groveland Four case released: Here’s what we learnedThe exhibit runs through May 2022. Learn more about the exhibit here.wftv.com
A third Lazy Moon? That’s the plan
MAITLAND, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal. One of Orlando’s most popular pizza restaurants is cooking up its third location. Read: Grand opening date set for Marketplace at Avalon ParkLazy Moon plans to open its next Central Florida eatery in Maitland at 441 S. Orlando Ave. in a 3,816-square-foot freestanding site that previously housed Einstein Bagels, Lazy Moon owner Tim Brown told the Orlando Business Journal. A deal is close to being finalized, but a lease has not been signed. Read: 4 Rivers announces new Orlando locationClick here read Jack Witthaus’ story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.wftv.com
Fear on film: Enzian announces Halloween programming, special drinks throughout October
Enzian theater in need of donations to keep silver screen shining Enzian theater in need of donations to keep silver screen shining (wftv.com)MAITLAND, Fla. — If you’re looking for a frightfully good time or a little liquid courage to get you through the spookiest time of the year, Enzian Theater has exactly what you need. Enzian will be celebrating Halloween all month long in October with various horror movies for any taste, young and old. Here at Enzian, Halloween isn’t just one day—it’s the entire month of... Posted by Enzian Theater on Friday, August 27, 2021For the little ones in your family, there will be a children’s Halloween party featuring “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Oct. 24. It all leads up to the Enzian Halloween Party on Oct. 30. READ: Enzian theater in need of donations to keep silver screen shining©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Woman dies after being found wounded in car at The Bentley at Maitland apartments
MAITLAND, Fla. – A woman died early Monday, possibly from a gunshot, after being found wounded at an Orange County apartment complex, deputies said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called around 1:55 a.m. to The Bentley at Maitland apartments on Woodlake Drive and found a woman in a car suffering from a possible gunshot wound. [TRENDING: Woman arrested in hit-run involving sheriff | Gov: Fla. won’t require ‘vaccine passports’ | Girl missing for weeks]AdThe woman was taken to Advent Hospital South, where she was later pronounced dead. Later Monday, deputies identified the victim as 30-year-old Shantaza Marquita Shaw and said her death has been ruled a homicide. An investigation is ongoing.
Maitland attorney arrested in November deadly shooting, deputies say
MAITLAND, Fla. – An attorney with offices in Maitland was arrested Wednesday on drug and murder charges following a Nov. 3 deadly shooting, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Raegan Yunger, 42, was arrested outside her office at 125 S. Swope Ave., according to the arrest affidavit. The investigation began Nov. 3, when a deadly shooting took place at the Sheraton hotel on North Lake Destiny Road. Officers said they found drugs in her office, including methamphetamine and heroin and Yunger was arrested on Nov. 10. Just before the car pulled away, deputies approached the vehicle and arrested Yunger, records show.
Maitland woman becomes 100,000th person vaccinated at Orange County Convention Center
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – As Florida works to vaccinate people 65 and older, the Orange County Convention Center celebrated a new milestone: vaccinating its 100,000th person. Hill posed for photos with the mayor, Orange County health department staff and site operators. AdThe Orange County Convention Center started vaccinating seniors in late December 2020 and can provide about 2,500 shots a day. pic.twitter.com/WI3pHbsJJn — Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings (@OCFLMayor) February 24, 2021According to the Florida Department of Health vaccination report released Tuesday, 117,432 people have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine in Orange County. The Orange County Convention Center is currently vaccinating people 65 or older by appointment.
SunRail train hits vehicle in Maitland
A vehicle was damaged during a crash with a SunRail train on Feb. 19, 2021. SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A SunRail train hit a vehicle that was on the tracks in Maitland Friday evening according to Seminole County Fire Department. The crash was reported near Greenwood Drive in Maitland around 6:25 p.m. Officials from the Florida Department of Transportation said there were 25 passengers on board the train at the time of the crash and none of them were injured. A SunRail train hit a vehicle that was on the tracks in Altamonte Springs Friday evening and at this point, it’s unknown if anyone was injured, according to Seminole County Fire Rescue.
Maitland's Enzian Theater adds new HVAC unit for added indoor screening safety
click image Phtoo courtesy Enzian/InstagramThe Enzian Theater in Maitland has installed a new HVAC unit with UV filtration for added safety at their indoor screenings.This type of air handling unit is designed to more effectively reduce air pollutants, bacteria and (yes) viruses. Other Orlando venues, including the Winter Park Playhouse and the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, have already invested in this safeguard measure. "As more vaccines become available, and Oscar contenders such as(opening this Friday),, androll out this month and next, we hope to see more attendees, and are very pleased the installation of our new HVAC coincides with the arrival of these award-winning films. "It's also worth mentioning that the annual Florida Film Festival presented by and at the Enzian is scheduled to kick off on April 9.The Enzian is currently operating at 50 percent capacity with socially distanced seating. The Theater is also running an outdoor series, Fountain Features, though their February FF programming is currently sold out.orlandoweekly.com
Africa secures another 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
(AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)NAIROBI – Another 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been secured for the African continent through the Serum Institute of India, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. An Africa CDC spokesman said the 400 million doses are of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Africa also is expected to receive some 600 million doses via the global COVAX initiative aimed at helping low-income countries. As for the 270 million doses announced earlier, “we know very well some of these doses will not be available soon,” Mihigo said. He said that overall, reaching 35% of Africa’s population with COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this year could be a “realistic assumption.”Mihigo also criticized the global differences in cost for COVID-19 vaccines.
Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines
(AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)JOHANNESBURG – Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to frontline healthcare workers in February. The start of South Africa's vaccination drive, one of the first in Africa, comes as the country has the continent's highest numbers of confirmed cases and deaths. South Africa's 1.4 million cumulative cases, including 41,797 deaths, represent about 40% of the cases reported by all of Africa's 54 countries. The shipment of 1 million vaccine doses produced by the Serum Institute of India is to be followed by 500,000 doses in February. The large numbers of people traveling to South Africa's coastal areas and attending family and social gatherings during the holiday season also contributed to the resurgence, according to experts.
Maitland Audubon Center's 2020 rehabilitation numbers soar as 784 raptors are taken in for care
click to enlarge Photo by Michelle McKee & Avian Reconditioning Center, courtesy the Audubon CenterPatient 53 making a speedy recovery. "Thanks to our talented staff and dedicated volunteers, we are able to release hundreds back into their natural habitat each year. "The first step towards releasing raptors back into the wild is the Center's Raptor Trauma Clinic. There, raptors are prescribed all medical care and food intake. Keep in mind masks are required at all times, and the center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Make sure to purchase your tickets online beforehand.orlandoweekly.com
VIDEO: Intruders sought in Maitland-area home invasion claimed to be cops
MAITLAND, Fla. – Orange County sheriff’s deputies are searching for intruders who ordered residents of a Maitland-area apartment to the ground during a home invasion. The break-in was reported at 2:39 a.m. at The Bentley at Maitland Apartments on Giant Oak Lane. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the complex and spoke with the victims, who said the intruders entered the home and demanded everyone to get on the ground. Video released by the sheriff’s office Thursday evening shows men armed with guns busting down the door while they claimed to be law enforcement officers. “Sheriff’s department, get on the ground,” one man said in the footage.
Missing woman with autism, diabetes found safe
MAITLAND, Fla. – UPDATE: Police said Monday afternoon that Heather Nicole Griffith was found safe in Apopka. Original story below:Maitland police say they’re looking for a missing woman who has been diagnosed with autism and diabetes. Heather Nicole Griffith was last seen leaving her home on Hamlet Drive around 9 p.m. Saturday. Griffith was wearing a pink shirt, black pants, black Skechers and a black MTV hoodie when she went missing. Anyone who sees Griffith or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Smith at 407-875-2807 or email email@example.com.
Things to do in Orlando, Dec. 24-30
Celine Orlando, 22 S. Magnolia Ave., celineorlando.comSaturday, Dec. 26Ballet on the Big Screen: The NutcrackerThe Bolshoi onstage. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, enzian.orgSaturday, Dec. 26Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park: Love, Actually7 p.m., free. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, enzian.orgTuesday, Dec. 29Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville IcemenHockey. Maitland Art Center, Art & History Museums Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, artandhistory.orgThrough Jan. 24, 2021Pompeii: The Immortal CityThe blockbuster touring exhibit seen in only three cities this year arrives here in Orlando. Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, holocaustedu.orgThrough May 2, 2021Voices & ConversationsThis group show of contemporary American artists involves some heavy names with a focus on issuesof identity, inclusion, activism and engagement.orlandoweekly.com
Maitland's Holocaust Memorial Center stands firm behind 'Uprooting Prejudice' exhibit after online outrage
(One U.K. commentator even threw out the whopper that the exhibit equated the police with the Nazis. )Soon enough, the Center was on the receiving end of an "onslaught" of "hate and vile comments" via phone and email, in the words of the Center’s executive director, Pam Kancher. In a blog written for the Times of Israel at the end of November, Bachman defended the exhibit and said it aligned with the mission of the Center. "With the rise in antisemitism, racism and many other forms of hate, we know this exhibit is more important now than ever," wrote Bachman. "The staff at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center are standing firm behind the exhibit.“People who have formed an opinion without seeing it were not supporters of our Center to begin with,” said Kancher to“We are not just a memorial to the Holocaust.orlandoweekly.com
Man shot carpet cleaner in back in Maitland apartment, police say
MAITLAND, Fla. – Maitland police say a man cleaning carpets in an apartment was shot several times inside the home when one of the resident’s became agitated. where they found one male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside an apartment at the Brickstone Maitland Summit Complex. The shooting happened inside an apartment in building 12, according to the arrest report. Investigators said it appears the victim was walking toward the door in an attempt to leave when Brooks shot him. Brooks shot him once and when realized he was not dead he shot him again, according to investigators.
Man shot at Maitland apartment complex
MAITLAND, Fla. – A man was rushed to a hospital after a shooting Thursday at a Maitland apartment complex, according to police. The Maitland Police Department said the man worked for a vendor that does work at the Brickstone Maitland Summit, where the shooting took place. [TRENDING: Snow tubing in Florida on hold | Viral video shows youth football coach striking player | Northern Lights again possible in parts of contiguous US]The complex is southeast of the intersection of State Road 434 and State Road 414. Police said officers responded to the complex after they received a report of gunshots for the area. The name and condition of the victim has not been released.
Enjoy the weather in Orlando while you can with nifty new outdoor space at Ravenous Pig and Luke's
NEWS + EVENTS: Some patio-friendly news to impart: Luke's Kitchen in Maitland has installed a retractable awning on their patio, and the Ravenous Pig has installed heaters in their recently opened beer garden ... Speaking of, the Pig will host a pig roast and movie night in said beer garden Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16. Dinner will be served between 5-6:30 p.m. with the movie, Elf starring Will Ferrell, starting at 6:30 p.m. Orders must be placed before Dec. 22 and picked up at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Christmas Day. Look for a fifth cafe to open in Lake Nona next year ...Got restaurant dish?orlandoweekly.com
Maitland Holocaust Center exhibit captures reaction to George Floyd’s death
MAITLAND, Fla. – The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center opened a new exhibit called “Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change” -- a tribute to George Floyd, the man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. I knew that I wanted to go to that site,” Noltner explained. | CDC gives guidance on Thanksgiving | Astronauts prepare for Saturday launch]Just days after Floyd’s death, Noltner came to the site where dozens were gathering. The exhibit shows 45 strangers, each portrait shows a message in English and Spanish. One of the portraits shows the father of Michael Brown Jr, who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
'Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change' photo exhibit opens at Maitland's Holocaust Center
click to enlarge Photo courtesy the Holocaust Center, OrlandoMaitland's Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center announced the opening of a new photographic exhibit this week, Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change. The combination of these words and images make up the 45 pieces in Uprooting Prejudice. In all the heated rhetoric of the day, we forget to listen," said Noltner in a press statement. "I hope that through these stories and these faces, you can understand the events of our day in a new way. I hope you can challenge some of your own preconceptions and I hope you can see the humanity of each and every person.”Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change is open through Jan. 31, 2021, and reservations are required.orlandoweekly.com
Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
click to enlarge Photo via Magic 107.7Picture sitting under the stars with a glass of chilled white wine and Marilyn Monroe on the big screen. Thanks to the creative folks at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, you'll be able to enjoy the classics under the stars staring this week. – LINK Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency over the weekend as Central Florida braces for a possible midweek hit from Eta. – LINK We're smack dab in the middle of Orlando's Burger Week, that time of year where you can find delicious burgers all over Central Florida for just five bucks!orlandoweekly.com
Enzian announces 'Fountain Features' outdoor film series starting this week
click to enlarge Photo courtesy EnzianMaitland movie house Enzian Theater is launching a new outdoor film series this week, Fountain Features, in the attractive environs of their Eden Bar Fountain Features kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 11, with the Marilyn Monroe vehicleand will continue weekly through the holiday season.Fountain Features will be a strictly limited (capacity) affair, with a $50 reservation netting you an outside table that seats up to four people, plus a free order of popcorn for the table. Solid option for those of us still a little anxious about the cinema experience.The next two films afterare(Nov. 18) and depressive classic(Nov. 25). Unfortunately, all three of these screenings are already sold out. That's how the cookie crumbles.So you should sign up for their e-newsletter , because that's the only way to get the inside line on the reservation links and announcements (or if you're an Enzian member, you'll get even more advance-advance notice) for the next month's screenings.orlandoweekly.com
Enzian and Ace Cafe team up for a downtown Orlando screening of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
click image Photo courtesy the EnzianMaitland arthouse cinema Enzian Theater and downtown Orlando's Ace Cafe are teaming up for a screening of post-apocalyptic thriller – or if Trump wins: handy instructional video –next week.The film screening will be indoors at Ace, with the cafe's full menu on offer. The Friday-night event is a fundraiser for the Enzian.And there couldn't be a better place see this movie (or movie to see in this place), given that "the original Ace Cafe opened in 1938 as a transport cafe for truck and lorry drivers, but quickly became a place where motorbike riders gathered." Two properties joined by a reverence for the internal combustion engine!Back in 2015, Orlando Weekly gave the Charlize Theron- and Tom Hardy-starring Mad Max remake a full five stars and raved that it was "beautiful mayhem." How can that not entice you?Mad Max hits the Ace Cafe in downtown Orlando on Friday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.orlandoweekly.com
Three Winter Park restaurants host Thursday pop-up food bazaar to benefit Maitland's Enzian theater
click to enlarge Photo via 4 Rivers Smokehouse/Facebook4 Rivers Smokehouse is serving platters of ribs, sliced brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage. (email firstname.lastname@example.org to order) is serving up a pork tenderloin dinner, a take-and-bake lasagna with local mushrooms and house-made ricotta, and three signature beverage options. (email email@example.com to order) is serving a carne asada steak pack, and a guajillo citrus chicken pack. And(call 844-474-8377 to order and mention Enzian) is serving up giant, meaty platters for two and four people, including ribs, sliced brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage, with sides aplenty. If you can't take part but want to support Enzian until they can safely reopen, regular donations are welcome on their website too.orlandoweekly.com
Enzian On Demand offers up a world of challenging cinema in the comfort of your home
click image Photo courtesy the EnzianPahokeeStraight Up, The Perfect Nanny, Pahokee, and The Etruscan SmileMaitland's Enzian Theater's "Enzian On Demand" streaming service is offering a slate of four new films starting today, running the gamut from a poignant documentary about small-town Florida teens to French psychological horror:"Enzian On Demand" is a partnership between the local art-house theater institution and a number of independent film distributors to provide top-shelf cinema to Enzian supporters in the comfort of their own homes. A percentage of the proceeds from each virtual ticket/rental purchase goes towards the Enzian to help keep them afloat during the ever-lengthening "shelter-in-place" process due to the coronavirus pandemic.Check out all of Enzian On Demand's current bounty of film and get the popcorn ready.orlandoweekly.com
No news is bad news: a message from Magic 107.7's Leslye Gale on why she counts on Orlando Weekly
Enter Orlando Weekly and their amazing writers and staff. Whenever a new show opens or local diner closes, I can count on Orlando Weekly to know first. I need you, Orlando Weekly!! And now Orlando Weekly needs us. Thats why Im joining the Orlando Weekly Press Club.orlandoweekly.com
Enzian's Cult Classics series brings Kubrick's 'The Shining' back to the big screen
Did you find yourself lost during this falls Ewan McGregor-starring supernatural thriller? Maybe its time to reacquaint yourself with, Stanley Kubricks 1980 prequel, starring Jack Nicholson as a recovering alcoholic writer stuck in a haunted hotel with only a weird kid and a battered wife for company. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Enzian partners Grizzly Man with a talk on wild animal behavior this weekend
click to enlarge Image courtesy Lions Gate FilmsEvent Details Science on Screen: Grizzly Man @ Enzian Theater 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Winter Park Area Maitland, FL When: Sat., Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Price: $9 Film MapHumans have a bad habit of anthropomorphizing everything. But that tendency can be dangerous, especially when it comes to wild animals. Bill McShea, a wildlife ecologist with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, speaks about the dangers of assuming that animals in the wild have human emotions before a screening of **Grizzly Man** this week. Directed by Werner Herzog, **Grizzly Man** is a documentary about Tim Treadwell, a conservationist who lived in Alaska and devoted himself to protecting bears. Sadly, Treadwell ended up falling victim to you guessed it a bear attack in 2003, but **Grizzly Man** has left a lasting legacy.10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | enzian.org | $9orlandoweekly.com
Overturned RV slows I-4 near Maitland Boulevard
An overturned RV causes a traffic jam on I-4 near Maitland. MAITLAND, Fla. - An RV overturned on I-4 Wednesday morning near Maitland Boulveard, causing a backup for drivers during the morning commute. The crash was reported around 8:15 a.m. on westbound I-4. [TRAFFIC: Check conditions for your commute]Details about the crash have not been released. WB I-4 at Maitland Blvd- RV on side- ONLY right lane open- Crews on scene pic.twitter.com/Vizuuwkj7d Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) September 18, 2019Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Brace yourselves for five weeks of overnight detours on I-4 near Maitland and Winter Park
click to enlarge Photo via Floridas Turnpikeclick to enlarge Image via CoreyDanks/EtsyGet ready for five weeks of nighttime detours to get around U.S. 17-92 in Winter Park and Maitland. Despite your best efforts to do otherwise, you'll probably have to take I-4.The Florida Department of Transportation says a $260,000 construction project will include repairs to the railroad bridge above 17-92, and will cause road closures for motorists traveling on the on the northbound side, near the Winter Park-Maitland city line.Road will be closed 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. overnight Friday and overnight Saturday, starting Aug. 16 and lasting five weeks.A detour will redirect traffic westbound on Lee Road, to eastbound Interstate 4 then to eastbound Maitland Boulevard/State Road 414, before picking back up U.S 17-92.There are no current detours for southbound traffic.The bridge was named after the Reverend Kenneth C. Crossman in 2017 to honor the white minister's civil rights activism. He was known as the "Bridge Builder," and spent much of his life in Florida, before his death in 2004.orlandoweekly.com
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Enzian scores a coup by screening greatest movie of all time 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' on its 20th anniversary
But one 1999 cult comedy that has never gotten the respect it absolutely deserves is. Part of that's due to the fact that the market was flooded with teen melodramas like, and so on. - Mayor of Mount Rose)The central rivalry is between working-class sweetheart Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst) and spoiled mean girl Becky Leeman (Denise Richards.) Enzian programmer Tim Anderson scored a huge coup with this screening, which takes place on the 20th anniversary of the original theatrical release, meaning thatcan finally get the attention is deserves for its birthday. Dont miss your chance again.9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | enzian.org | $9orlandoweekly.com