Se7enBites owner announces new restaurant in downtown Orlando

By : Jeremy Williams
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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Orlando who didn’t have local eatery Se7enBites at or near the top of their list for the best place to eat in town.

The comfort foods and delicious baked goods make it THE place for breakfast, brunch and lunch; but alas we have been on our own for dinnertime … until now. Well, until next year.

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PHOTOS: OIC and Orlando Weekly’s Big Gay Brunch was a huge Pride hit

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ORLANDO | The Orlando Immunology Center and Orlando Weekly carried on the tradition of having the Big Gay Brunch at The Abbey Oct. 13 for Come Out With Pride, and it was a huge success.

The event was packed with people looking to get their brunch and drink on before the festivities at Lake Eola began.

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The Last Page with Holly V. Kapherr

By : Rick Claggett
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What was your first story with Watermark?

My first column was for the 2016 Pride Guide, profiling the Taste of Pride event that, sadly, got rained out because of Hurricane Matthew.

What kind of writing do you do for Watermark?

My recurring column is Wedding Bells. I love telling the love stories of couples who’ve taken the plunge and have found it rewarding and fun to be married. I also am a food, lifestyle and travel features writer for Watermark.

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7.27.17 Founder’s Forum: Remembering Billy Manes

By : Tom Dyer
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Billy Manes wore sweaters on the hottest summer days, often with a scarf and beret. He was quirky in that and so many other ways.

With his gangly body and loose-limbed walk, and that shock of peroxide blonde hair, he was like an elfin Muppet. Strange in a stylish and wonderfully appealing way. Disarmingly honest. Transparently vulnerable. Self-effacing to a fault. But also passionate and courageous when moved by injustice.

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Orlando LGBTQ icon and former Watermark editor, Billy Manes, dies at 45

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ORLANDO | Billy Manes, iconic Orlando LGBTQ activist, former longtime columnist for Orlando Weekly and former editor-in-chief of Watermark, died July 21 just after 4 p.m. from a sudden onset of pneumonia. He was 45. He is survived by his husband, Anthony Mauss.

Manes was from Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 1997. He began his career in journalism in the sales department at Orlando Weekly and eventually became a staple in the paper, writing the “B-List,” “Blister” and “Happytown” columns. He also attended Orlando city council meetings and recapped them in the column “Council Watch.”

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Editor’s Desk 07.02.15

By : Billy Manes
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BillyManesCapGood afternoon and welcome to my gracious drawing room.

I’m not certain who is or who isn’t aware of my past journalistic ridiculousness in Central Florida, because the wind blows and the rain falls and we all have our own lives to pin ourselves to. I am aware, however, that if you are reading this, we have a common purpose: love.

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