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Things to do this Weekend – April 24 & 25

I had to share with everybody a couple of things going on this weekend that you might be interested in. First up on both Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 is the 18th Annual Floral Park Home and Garden Tour. Next up is the 49th Annual Orange County Model A Ford Club Pancake Breakfast. Later that evening, we've got the Orange Blossoms Auxiliary, Assistance League® of Orange 5th Annual Taste of Orange.
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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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