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“ (OCLS) boasts 333,000 active library cards and welcomed 133,000 visitors into its 15 sites last month. More than 3 million books, audio and video discs were checked out in 2021. Library system members also downloaded more than 2.6 million ebooks, audiobooks and other digital properties. In 2021, the Orange County system was recognized by the Florida Library Association as Library of the Year.“

From The Sentinel 

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“ (OCLS) boasts 333,000 active library cards and welcomed 133,000 visitors into its 15 sites last month. More than 3 million books, audio and video discs were checked out in 2021. Library system members also downloaded more than 2.6 million ebooks, audiobooks and other digital properties. In 2021, the Orange County system was recognized by the Florida Library Association as Library of the Year.“

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One of my greatest accomplishments in retirement was figuring out how to have ebooks from the Orange County library delivered to my kindle. I'm a happy camper!

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10 minutes ago, angela1117 said:

One of my greatest accomplishments in retirement was figuring out how to have ebooks from the Orange County library delivered to my kindle. I'm a happy camper!

I salute you - they sure don’t make it easy.

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Did you know…

“..(T)he Knights will become the youngest Power Five school (next year?). They’re the only football program to compete in all of the NCAA divisions (III, II, FCS and FBS) despite only being around since 1979.”

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Charge On!

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19 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Did you know Columbus (OHIO!) is the Midwest’s second largest city after Chicago?

Everyone’s apparently living in town, though, because the MSA is only the 32nd biggest in the US, considerably smaller than Orlando’s at #23. Who knew?

Source: Wiki

The MSA is because there is NOTHING outside of town.

To the West are farms until you get to Springfield, which I'd assume is in the Dayton MSA because they are connected economically. (40 miles of nothing)

To the East is Amish country all the way to Wheeling, with the very minor exception of Zanesville.  Great history in Z'ville if you look it up. (100 miles of nothing)

To the South is nothing except Lancaster, which is a microtown with nothing much interesting there, all the way down to the Ohio River. (100 miles of nothing)

To the North is nothing until you get to Mansfield/Wooster, which are part of the Cleveland MSA.  (70 miles of nothing)

 

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“Did you know Coca-Cola created the six-pack. Yes, Coke, not beer, is where the concept came from as the company wanted to encourage people to take bottles home to share with family and first created the concept to sell in packs of six.”

-Marc Daniels 

Have a Coke and a Smile!

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Wow - all of a sudden King Charles III is on his way to being a 73-year old rock star in popularity - who knew?

“LONDON — Early numbers are in and look good for the new king. Some 63 percent of Britons expect Charles III to do a good job as monarch, compared with 15 percent who think he’ll do a bad job, YouGov reported Tuesday. That’s a big jump from May when Brits were split 32 percent to 32 percent.”

From The Washington Post

Long Live the King!

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Orange tourist tax receipts show record-setting 2021-22, reserves rebuilding  


https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange-county/os-ne-orange-tdt-august-20221006-2o6zcsmqqreaddvuyko2ahr6wu-story.html

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“Orange County hotel-tax collections produced another record-breaking month in August, the seventh in a row, pushing the fiscal year’s total over $300 million for the first time ever, Comptroller Phil Diamond announced Thursday in a news release.”

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Universal Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings:

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/202210/9200/

From Theme Park Insider

Some of the comments suggest it’s significant the opening date for Epic is still on track for summer 2025.
 

Also: Your Orlando Magic is  0-5 for the 2022-23 season so far.

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4 minutes ago, Uncommon said:

My god are you annoying. Might be time to put you on ignore.

I post all the local teams - it’s interesting that only the Magic fans can’t seem to handle the truth. Why is that? As to putting me on ignore, that’s fine with me. Be happy!

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