🌱 Orlando Pet Alliance Raises $42K + Windermere Board Spots

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Happy Wednesday, Orlando! Let's get this day started. Here's what's happening today in town.

First, today's weather:

Warmer with hazy sun. High: 75 Low: 56.

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Here are the top five stories in Orlando today:

1. Cats, dogs, and other pets are available for adoption at Orlando area shelters. Many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes. Millions of companion animals are given to adoption facilities each year across the country, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Orlando Patch)

2. Oviedo Brewing is creating an NFT of their 100th batch beer can to celebrate reaching the milestone. The purchase of the NFT, one of 100 available, will grant the purchaser entrance into their party celebrating the 100th batch where buyers can enjoy the beer. The NFTs will be available for purchase on NFT marketplace OpenSea on February 2nd. (Orlando Weekly)

3. Florida opened a new monoclonal antibody site in Seminole County on Tuesday at State Road 436 and West Lake Brantley Road in Altamonte Springs. The new site will run 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Treatment is free. (Click Orlando)

4. Windermere is looking to fill a number of open member positions on the Development Review Board, Historic Preservation Board, and Long Range Planning Committee. Only those who reside within the 2.2 square miles of incorporated Windermere are eligible to join as voting members. (Orange Observer)

5. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando raised more than $42,000 during the Betty White challenge. A typical day raises $500 to $1,000 in comparison. The money will be used to fund the organization’s day-to-day operations and prepare for the upcoming kitten season. (WFTV)

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Today in Orlando:

  • Tai Chi in the Garden at Mead Botanical Garden. (10:30 AM)

  • Rollins College Women's Basketball Vs. Eckerd College at Rollins Athletics. (5:30 PM)

  • Pizza Night at Astro Skate Orlando. (6:30 PM)

  • Boys Basketball vs. Holy Trinity at Holy Trinity.(7:00 PM)

  • Pick-Up Games at Free Kick Orlando. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Gatlin Hall Brewing is hosting their second Artisan Market today. Browse over 50 artisan vendors (art, crafts, baked goods, etc.) and enjoy a beer and live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Instagram)

  • Orlando Fire Department teamed up with their partners at Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department for joint HazMat training on Tuesday, including vapor dispersion of a simulated propane gas release while rescuing a victim. (Facebook)

  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is reminding local residents that four large COVID-19 testing sites continue to operate seven days a week in Orange County, including the site at Camping World Stadium. (Facebook)

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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.

This article originally appeared on the Orlando Patch

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