Ivanhoe Village Coffee Club at Orlando Meats

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A chance to network with the Main Street businesses, residents, and visitors, offering a short speaking portion on relevant topics both personal and professional.

Hillsborough County will not recognize LGBT Pride and History Month; residents demonstrate why diversity education is needed

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Commissioner Kevin Beckner appears to be the only member of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners who believes that LGBT history deserves recognition, as no other commissioner seconded his request to begin a discussion to declare June as LGBT Pride and History Month at the board meeting July 20.

“What I talked about yesterday was not only the importance of passing public policy that supports equality but also the importance that we, as a community, celebrate the diversity within our county,” Beckner says.

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Cape Coral, Boynton Beach consider partnership benefits

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Two Florida cities may soon recognize domestic partnerships. Cape Coral and Boynton Beach are both looking to extend benefits to same-sex couples.

Dozens of same-sex couples gathered on July 28 at a Cape Coral City Council meeting where leaders discussed and agreed to consider an ordinance to establish a domestic partnership registry, News-Press.com reported.

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Project DTO’s Midday Mingle

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Project DTO hosted Midday Mingle at the Wall Street Plaza June 25, allowing residents who live, work or play in Downtown Orlando to be a part of the planning process of expanding the area.

Nine interactive stations lined Wall Street, each station represented an area the Executive Advisory Committee, Task Force and City Staff hope to focus on in order to create a “community-guided vision and strategic plan for Downtown Orlando,” as their website says, to help redevelop the area, bring a brand platform and marketing strategy for Downtown and building upon the community’s needs and interests for the future.

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Post Sandy, residents assess Fire Island’s future

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New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a direct hit from Superstorm Sandy’s powerful surge. The wall of water swamped nearly the entire island, destroyed or washed away about 200 homes and scraped sand dunes down to nothing.

Still, residents are counting their blessings.

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