NEWS

Children with disabilities celebrated at Make ‘m Smile event

There were llamas, bounce-houses, singing, painting, dancing, people on stilts and almost everything else that could make a kid smile. Nathaniel’s Hope, a non-profit organization that aims to support children...

Canine clean-up

We noticed you got that cute new puppy for Christmas! We also noticed that it must be the first time you’ve been a guardian of a dog in an urban...

Thornton Park mural commemorates century of women’s suffrage

Paintings of two major influencers of the women’s suffrage movement are framed by flowers and sun rays on the wall facing the Thornton Park laundromat. The newest mural in Thornton...

Orlando certified as community wildlife habitat

After nearly two years of creating awareness, the City of Orlando became a certified community wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in April. Daniel Friedline, a sustainability project manager...

Art

Thornton Park mural commemorates century of women’s suffrage

Paintings of two major influencers of the women’s suffrage movement are framed by flowers and sun rays on the wall facing the Thornton Park laundromat. The newest mural in Thornton Park commemorates Beth Johnson, the first female state senator in Florida, and Mary Mcleod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. “One really cool fact about Mary Mcleod is that she […]

June O-town artist: Patty Sheehan

When discussing Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Bill Stevens, her aid, described her as a “multi-faceted person.” “Her job is one piece, but there are many others— like her paintings, her pottery, her glass blowing, her gardening and her love of animals, just to name a few,” Stevens said. While sitting down with her for a few minutes at a recent Orlando […]

It’s all about community

Did you know, in the heart of our city, just off of I4, on Lake Ivanhoe are the offices and several classrooms for people of all ages and a Black Box Theater inside the “Drive Thru Church”? The Central Florida Community Arts organization is a one-of-a-kind performing arts organization. With a chorus of about 300 volunteers and an orchestra of […]