The Wallendas will offer three performances during the annual Orange Blossom Festival in March.
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- Toni Whitt
Tuesday, January 15
The Wallendas will be the featured act at Mixon Fruit Farms' annual Orange Blossom Festival in March. The Wallenda's are set to offer three performances over two days, March 2 and March 3. "We are really excited," said Dean Mixon. "An act like this should be a big draw. I've seen them on television but never in person." The Orange Blossom Festival is a free community festival and includes performances by students at several local schools. In addition, The Star Fire Dancers and Yesterdaze are lined up to perform at the annual festival. There will also be over 80 crafters, food for sale and fun rides for kids. The regular tram tour will also include a bear who may even do a few tricks for the visitors. The Orange Blossom festival set for…
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Name: Anita Stanley Title: Chef Restaurant: Mixon’s Groveside Cafe, 2525 27th St. E. Contact Info: 941-746-6127, www.mixon.com Hours: Summer: Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Season: Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday Specialty: Cuban sandwiches, soups, salads and fresh baked goods How long have you been cooking? Nine years here at Mixon’s, but all my life at home. I grew up in the country and had to stand on a box to cook while my dad and mother worked on the farm. Do you cook at home? Very seldom. I eat out or my friend cooks for me. What is your favorite comfort food? Grits -- I grew up on grits and biscuits. And fried chicken. Other than your restaurant, where else do you like to eat in Bradenton? I love Outback. A …