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Florida Film Festival:Making faces: The 19th-annual Florida Film Festival unveils cinema’s variety of looks and voices

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4/7/2010 | By Justin Strout, Rob Boylan, Trevor Fraser, William Goss, Billy Manes, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd, Bob Whitby, Jessica Bryce Young

Florida Film Festival 2010 April 9 – April 18 at Enzian Theater, Regal Winter Park Village 20 and Plaza Cinema Café 407-629-1088 $10 (individual scr...[MORE]


Happytown | 3/31/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Justin Strout, Bob Whitby

The region’s political climate went up in smoke last week in a manner not seen since the heyday of the Clinton ‘90s. At issue were a series of “No Name Club” gatherings of local powerbrokers of the ma...[MORE]


Happytown | 3/24/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

What’s more dangerous to the 3,000 quickly aging orphans tied up in Florida’s adoption web: Bubba’s unlocked guns or same-sex couples with disposable incomes? That’s the question that had a surprise a...[MORE]


Happytown | 2/24/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

So this is the way the booby crumbles. Late last year, we told you about alleged lady-loving Winter Park undercover officer Carlos Calderon’s wild nights of reckless abandon at breast-shaped Club Har...[MORE]


Happytown | 2/17/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Tired of fishing shows based on the well-worn premise of some fat Southern bubba in a bass boat tossing lures into the water and reeling in lunker after lunker? Seriously, who isn’t? Orlando ...[MORE]


Happytown | 2/3/2010 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Oh, that wacky Brian Feldman. He eats, and calls it art. He jumps, and calls it art. He reads this paper, and calls it art. (He’s dead-on about that one, BTW.) There’s so much “art” in Orlando wi...[MORE]


Happytown | 1/27/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Lindy T. Shepherd, Bob Whitby

The 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion in this country did not pass without notice in Orlando. First up, on the pro-choice side of the ring, was the Jan. 21 event...[MORE]


Happytown | 1/20/2010 | By Billy Manes, Lindy T. Shepherd, Bob Whitby

With every DUI infraction comes a heap of regret. Whether it’s the booze-filled gibberish of your just-two-beers-officer story or the realization that a sequined miniskirt wasn’t the best fashio...[MORE]


Happytown | 1/13/2010 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

You know what? Gun laws are way too restrictive in this state. After all, the right to bear arms is in the Ten Commandments, isn’t it? That’s why some local Republicans in the Florida House a...[MORE]


Happytown | 1/6/2010 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

So, if you were a grumpy attorney general with terminally equine facial features and you were running for governor of this great state despite a charisma deficiency, what would you do when ...[MORE]


12/30/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

End of the year? Check. Short attention span? Hi! How are you? Well then, it must be time once again for Happytown™’s Year in Review in 425 words or less! And what a crappy year 2009 was. In no...[MORE]


Happytown | 12/17/2009 | By Jim Gaines, Billy Manes, Lindy T. Shepherd, Bob Whitby

We’re getting commuter rail! Soon, you’ll be able to get there from here and back again and stuff. A pretty slight representation of the state Senate voted during their special session Dec...[MORE]

Holiday Guide 2009: Holiday Hours: Meet the folks who work Christmas so you can be safe, fed, entertained and drunk

11/18/2009 | By Trevor Fraser, Billy Manes, Lindy T. Shepherd, Justin Strout, Bob Whitby, Jessica Bryce Young (Photos by Jason Greene)

Holiday Guide 2009 With the exception of the lonely and those in serious need of cash, no one wants to work Christmas. You’re supposed to be at home with the family tearing into pre...[MORE]


Happytown | 11/18/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

“I guess Mr. Harris must have taken the week off,” were the prophetic (and chipper!) words of Mayor Buddy Dyer at the end of the Nov. 2 Orlando city council meeting upon noticing the absence of ...[MORE]


Happytown | 11/4/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

While it might have been more hilarious had it included a tiny black tuft of lip hair, last week’s half-assed Hitler-as-Charlie-Crist YouTube parody did succeed in drawing some national attenti...[MORE]


Happytown | 10/28/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Last week we copped a feel on the Winter Park Police Department’s unhealthy obsession with the silicone bust of Club Harem (see “The booby trap,” Oct. 22). For eight months in 2008, undercover v...[MORE]


Happytown | 10/21/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

“And – welcome to you, the cast of the next great blockbuster … the story of downtown Orlando!” were but some of the words issued forth by Mayor Buddy Dyer from atop the precipice of illusion...[MORE]


Happytown | 10/14/2009 | By Billy Manes, Lindy T. Shepherd, Bob Whitby

There’s something in the air over at public radio station WMFE (90.7-FM): We’ve heard gurglings that the station is going all talk and news at month’s end. Yay! But don’t tell anybody, because W...[MORE]


Happytown | 10/7/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

After 20 successful years, there are things that you expect from Hope and Help Center of Central Florida’s annual black-tie HIV/AIDS fundraiser, the Headdress Ball. This year’s festivities ...[MORE]


Happytown | 9/30/2009 | By Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

The fact that the health-care issue has lingered in the political spit-o-sphere so long that it no longer even resembles itself is enough to turn even the most jaded polemicist’s stomach. Are...[MORE]

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