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A Slow Food Experience – Francoli Gourmet

I finally had the opportunity to have dinner at Francoli Gourmet. I'd heard a lot of hype, both good and bad, but being someone who loves food, and loves trying new places, I wanted to make up my own mind. I had never been to Francoli at it's Newport location, so this would be my first experience with them. While my expectations were high, I'd actually heard quite a few negative comments about the service (though none really about the food), so I wasn't sure what to expect.
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Things To Do This Weekend – April 17 & 18

It's going to be a busy in Old Towne Orange this weekend in case you're looking for something to do. On Sunday April 18, it's the 16th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show from 8am to 3pm. This event, which features over 425 pre-1975 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles is put on by the Orange Sunrise Rotary and money raised will help fund YMCA programs, youth education and literacy programs.
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Creative Place – Hand-Crafted ‘Tiffany-Like’ Lamps

I was out shopping around today for my Antique of the Week when I came across these absolutely amazing lamps, which look like antiques, but are in fact, brand-new. I found them at George II, which is located on Glassell near Citrus City Grille. Of course, if you've been in George II before then you'll have seen these lamps, but if you haven't then you should go! They come in all sizes, from small bedside to large chandelier-like lamps. Each one is stunning in its detail. A few of my favorites are shown below, but they have so many throughout their store.
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Historic Orange Walking Tours Starting Soon

Whether you're a visitor to Old Towne Orange or you live in or around the area, these walking tours are for everyone. Each year, the Orange Community Historical Society puts on these walking tours which offer us a peek into Old Towne's history. The tours are given by docents who will share the story of Orange's founding and the significance of some of its downtown buildings. The tours begin at the end of April and go through the end of October.
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