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The Green Umbrella, the new home for numerous Artegon artists, opens today!

The Green Umbrella is having its grand opening this weekend. This Winter Park-based artist showroom is the new home to numerous Artegon vendors and artists. The Grand Opening on Friday includes various artists, special guests, and vendors displaying all kinds of local art. Special Guests include local street poet, Paul Felker, on today and meet-and-greets with Skippy Green, the Green Umbrella squirrel mascot, throughout the weekend.

Fine Artists include:

  • Ev Niewoehner
  • Danielle Werner
  • Ceramic Arts Gallery
  • Erix Arts
  • Sloane Delanoy
  • Linda Angio
  • Alan Towers

Vendors and Non-Profits include:

  • Peru Crafts (Items Made from Alpaca Fur, Himalayan Salt Lamps and MORE)
  • Winter Park Honey (Honey Beekeeping Supplies and Honey)
  • Nick’s Edibles (Edible Plant Nursery)
  • Remix Records
  • Sound Equipment (Boutique Electronics Repair)
  • Crown Bees (Solitary Bee Supplies)
  • Botanical Interests (Microgreen and Sprout Kits)
  • Mark’s Mixes (Memeberships to Grow the Worlds Largest Produce)
  • Orlando Permaculture

Bands include (will play from 6pm-10pm):

  • Rod Mathews (will open 6pm-7pm all three days)
  • Raspberry Pie in the Sky
  • Spirit Maps
  • Jessica Delacruz
  • James Sims Jr.
  • The GetBye
  • Captains of April
  • EC’s Pickle Liquid
  • The Cosmic Groove
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Ep 88 – Gorillas and Volcanoes with Seth Kubersky

Seth Kubersky stops by for this Christmas Eve’s eve special 3-hour episode of #OTRonFM. He talks about his new Universal Orlando guidebook, the ever-changing Orlando arts scene, and the fallout from the Christina Grimmie shooting.


Special Guest – Seth Kubersky

Recording Date- Dec 23, 2016 – Live on WPRK 91.5 Winter Park

Music- Song 1

Important Links

Seth Kubersky’s Orlando Weekly articles

Seth Kubersky’s books

Unofficial Guide to Universal Studios Orlando 2017


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Celebration of Women in Paleontology Day is Tomorrow at Orlando Science Center

Jurassic World, with its living dinosaurs, is hitting theaters next month but if you want to know what’s really going on with dinos (and other long dead creatures) then you’ll need to head over to the Orlando Science Center this Saturday for their “Celebration of Women in Paleontology” Day.

The day will include live lectures from numerous female paleontologists. All of the lectures and paleontologist themed events are included in regular admission.   General Admission to Orlando Science Center is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.


Celebration of Women in Paleontology
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • View various fossil collections and exhibits
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Sharon E.Holte | Ph.D. Candidate in Biology | University of Florida
    • “The Thomas Farm Fossil Site: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Natasha S.Vitek | Ph.D. Student in Paleontology | University of Florida
    • “What About the Fossils Too Small to See?”
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • JuliaTejada | Peruvian Paleontologist
    • “The 10 Most Extreme Recent Paleontological Discoveries in Peru”
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Lisa Lundgren | Ph.D. Student in Science Education | University of Florida
    • “The FOSSIL Project: Connecting Amateur and Professional Paleontologists”
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Ann Spellman | Ph.D. in Marine Biology
    • “What Lies Beneath? A Presentation of What Fossil Ancestors and Modern Day Marine Life Tell Us About Life on Earth and in the Sea, Both Then and Now”
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Shelley Zimmerman | High School Geology Teacher
    • “Rock Head or Bone Head? The Connection Between Geology and Paleontology”
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