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Our mission here at the Downtown Community Paper is to share relevant news and information happening in the neighborhoods located in the core downtown area. Community news. We know one...

Lunar Festival highlights Asian culture in Orlando

Dragons danced to the drums as spectators cheered on Feb. 17 at the Eighth Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival. The event, highlighting the beginning of the year of...

Mayor Buddy Dyer receives 2019 Trendsetter Award for progressive sustainability efforts

ULI Central Florida, a nonprofit organization, honored Mayor Buddy Dyer on Feb. 6 with the 2019 Trendsetter Award at a conference in the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. ULI Central...

Colon Cancer: Knowledge is Power

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, the colon cancer death rate in this country could be cut by more than half if Americans...

Art

Review: Fiddler on the Roof

Watching the most recent musical at the Dr. Phillips Center, “Fiddler on the Roof,” was a very conflicting experience. On one hand, it was an exceptional performance with a stellar cast, but on a deeper level it was haunting because of its connections to historical events in Russia and the Ukraine. Good art, by its very nature, should make one […]

The women behind the arts

Because March is International Women’s Month, it is appropriate to celebrate the women of Orlando who have worked so diligently to enrich the many arts offered here. Some are unsung heroes and others are flamboyant divas, but no matter how they have helped, without them Orlando would never have the rich culture that inspires so many. Harriett Lake, a Tribute […]

One of the first homework assignments I failed was…

Amy Watkins’ poems conjure the fears and joys of childhood and adolescence like it all happened yesterday, and of adulthood stripped clean of the social masks we often wear in the world. This wonderful Orlando poet’s work is well worth exploring. Selected by Susan Lilley. “One of the first homework assignments I failed was…” The lesson was physics I asked […]