New axe-throwing venue in Sanford adds lasers to the mix
SANFORD, Fla. — Take your axe-throwing to the next level with a new venue in Sanford. Patrons can choose from different laser-projected games to throw their axes at, instead of a wood target. New axe-throwing venue in Sanford adds lasers to the mix Patrons can choose from different laser-projected games to throw their axes at, instead of a wood target. New axe-throwing venue in Sanford adds lasers to the mix Patrons can choose from different laser-projected games to throw their axes at, instead of a wood target. Read: Hurricane Ian: Closure of Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford extendedFor more events in Central Florida visit our event calendar here.wftv.com
As entertainment tastes change, Central Florida's shopping centers are evolving to stay relevant
While the outlets and Disney Springs have seen some return of pre-pandemic crowd levels, many Central Florida shopping centers continue to struggle. Now, across metro Orlando, even some of the most popular shopping centers are undergoing significant updates to appeal to the consumers of the twenty-first century.The evolution of shopping centers is nothing new for Central Florida. A family entertainment center, large movie theater, and other entertainment offerings haven’t done the trick. Similar art installations will also be found at the updated Fashion Square Mall and Winter Park Village. Instead, Orlando’s retail centers are evolving to become the mixed-use hangout spots that appeal to today’s consumer.orlandoweekly.com
UPDATE: Deputies ID man found dead in possible shooting in northwest Orange County neighborhood
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a death in northwest Orange County. Investigators said they found a man in his 30s with life-threatening injuries and he was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. In an update on Wednesday, deputies identified the victim as 37-year-old James Collins Walker Harris and said the investigation was still underway. No other details have been released by authorities. Deputies are asking anyone with information about the case to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Struggling Seminole Towne Center mall could be ‘repurposed’ by next year
SANFORD, Fla. – Visit the Seminole Towne Center and empty stores mirror a trend at shopping centers and malls across the country: some shoppers are simply spent with brick-and mortar. The move came after majority owners of the Seminole Towne Center submitted a proposal which could get the property re-zoned for any number of ideas. “Sanford deserves the best.”According to King, mall owners suggested a number of different options for repurposing the center, including a housing development, education center, medical building and storage facility. News 6 found majority owner Kohan Retail Investment Group bought Seminole Towne Center for roughly $52.3 million right after the coronavirus pandemic began. When News 6 asked shoppers what they think should happen to Seminole Towne Center, we got a mixed bag of answers.
Sanford police arrest 2 teens in connection with social media post promoting looting
SANFORD, Fla. Sanford police say two teenagers are facing loitering charges after releasing plans to loot Seminole Towne Center on social media. Officers with the Sanford Police Department were patrolling the mall and got an alert about the social media post just before 12:30 a.m. Monday. Police stopped the individuals and asked them about the post, the arrest report reads. One of the teens said he was merely walking around, according to the arrest report. Authorities called the teenagers father, who said he was unaware his son had left the house, according to the arrest report.
AdventHealth Adds Third Drive-Up Covid-19 Testing Site
Registration is now open for AdventHealths third community Covid-19 drive-up testing location in Central Florida, which opens Tuesday at the Seminole Towne Center mall in Sanford. AdventHealth has been taking aggressive steps to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, and these testing sites are just one of the ways were investing and helping safeguard our community, said Tim Cook, CEO of AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. Making it easy for Seminole County residents to get tested for COVID-19 is key to helping contain the pandemic. The drive-up testing sites are operated by AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealths laboratory and along with other health care disciplines. Seminole Towne Center is pleased to share its resources and partner with AdventHealth for this important community service, said Scott Sadove, general manager of the Seminole Towne Center.flaglerlive.com