Table Talk aims to give everyone in Orange County a voice

When there is an issue in the neighborhood, not everyone has a seat at the table with those that can make a difference. The Central Florida Foundation (CFF) is aiming...

October Commissioner’s Update

It’s that time of year again. I love fall, as it brings many of my favorite things to Downtown: football, the start of the Orlando Magic and the Orlando Solar...

Milk District Update: Unique events coming to Milk District this October

Do you feel that? That one 85-degree day lets us know that summer is over and Florida fall is upon us.  As you dig into your favorite pumpkin-flavored treats, you’ll...

Colonialtown South neighborhood update: Photo contest formed, National Night Out plans developed

The Colonialtown South Neighborhood Association laid out their plans for National Night Out (NNO) on Sept. 10. The group met at First Unitarian Church to plan for the yearly event...


People of O-Town: Alejandro “Lucky” Queris at Lowbrow Art Productions, LLC

At first glance, a tattoo seems like an everyday sight — an accessory — but, for tattoo artist Alejandro “Lucky” Queris, tattoos are more than just an accessory; they’re a story. “Everyone gets tattooed for different reasons,” Queris said. “When you are given the chance to help someone get through a rough time or to help heal someone psychologically, that […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: Robert Hill, keeping us on our toes

In the 10 years since Robert Hill came to Orlando as the artistic director of the Orlando Ballet, he has kept us all wondering what he will bring to the stage next. Whether they’re timeless classics like Swan Lake or the Nutcracker, Hill has also offered such works as the Battle of the Sexes, Vampire Ball, Ballimos! and Carmenia Burana. […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: John Hurst, the “Squirrel Guy”

Perhaps the most famous squirrel in the world lives in one of Orlando’s downtown communities. Yes, the creator of the squirrel from Ice Age is your neighbor. Born in New Jersey to two schoolteachers, John Hurst can’t remember a time when he didn’t draw. He used his parents’ papers and pencils and even their walls and furniture as his canvases. […]