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Rebecca Finer 15' is a native of Orlando, Florida — studying Communications and Public Relations at Rollins College. Her previous internships include WESH 2 News and United Arts of Central Florida.

Two man band flaunts new style

December 3, 2014

Here’s the “what’s what” on a new band in town called Reverist.  They’re a two-man band from Orlando that was formed this year. Steve Addington handles percussion and Omar Qazi handles everything else (piano, guitar, vocals). In the short month and a half since Reverist started playing shows, they have already tackled the feat of […]

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Southern eatery herds crowds downtown

October 8, 2014

​Thornton Park has a brand-new eatery called SOCO, opened on September 17. SOCO has a beautiful patio area where we were initially seated, but it was too muggy to really be enjoyable. It will be perfect when fall comes around. After beginning to sweat almost immediately, we moved into the dining room. ​Once seated in […]

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Winter Park Brewing Company opens its taps

September 24, 2014

Originally called Taps For Scratch, the Winter Park Brewing Company is in full swing offering an array of in house crafted beers, delicious food and plenty of fun activities like poker and jazz night. Almost by accident, I happened to stop in at Winter Park Brewing Company with a friend of mine on Tuesday night. […]

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Guide to dining in Winter Park

August 24, 2014

Summertime at Rollins, like the rest of the year, is gorgeous. In addition to the beautiful campus and bountiful amenities, the Winter Park area offers many choices for eating and drinking. Below are a few suggestions for you to try. Scratch: On the right side of Fairbanks Avenue between Park Avenue and New York Avenue, and […]

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Locals “Pig” Out

April 3, 2014

Finer’s father set his expectations for dinner with his daughter; both left pleasantly satisfied after choosing The Ravenous Pig for their meal. Last night, I took my father out to dinner for his birthday. He shares my dislike for Applebee’s-ian establishments, so I knew I’d have to find an impressive place to take him. Immediately, […]

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Zeppelin Cover Band Plays The Plaza Live

March 27, 2014

For all fans of legendary English rock music, tickets are on sale now to see Led Zeppelin cover band, Get the Led Out, coming to The Plaza Live this March 29. A band that has been called “The American Led Zeppelin” is coming to town to play a show on March 29 at The Plaza […]

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Grateful Dead’s Musical Legacy Inspires Cover Band Dark Star Orchestra

March 20, 2014

On Friday, Feb. 21, Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) played at The Plaza in Orlando. If you have not heard of DSO, I hope you have at least heard of The Grateful Dead. Dark Star Orchestra is a twelve-member band that offers a superior experience akin to the performances of one of the greatest live acts […]

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Bright Light Social Hour Continues to Satisfy Orlando fans

March 13, 2014

The band from Austin, Texas returns to Orlando to perform at The Social. Despite some awkwardly placed political statements, the group pleased the crowd and expressed their affection towards the city. Maybe you remember them from Fox Fest last spring because of their awesome music and killer long hair. I was thrilled to have the […]

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A Lieutenant’s Welcome

February 20, 2014

Star SOLDIER Chuck Nadd does not consider himself a hero but received a grand welcome home celebration in Winter Park. I met Charles Fiodor Nadd* in the sixth grade at Trinity Preparatory School where we spent the next seven years as classmates. Chuck/Charles/C.F. Nadd/Nadd was known by everyone at our school as the kid who […]

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Frosting in, Cake out

February 20, 2014

B Cupcakes, located on Fairbanks Avenue, provides convenient snacks for Rollins students. Rebecca Finer shares her opinion on the sugary treats. “That is the best frosting I’ve ever had in my entire life!” exclaimed Hamilton Holt Student Alina Rodriguez as her eyes became misty with epicurean ecstasy. Rodriguez was referring to the bacon frosting that […]

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