NEWS

Suck it up: Wall Street Plaza phasing out plastic straws

If you order a drink at Wall Street Plaza, you might think something’s missing. There’s no straw. With such high traffic coming through the seven venues in downtown Orlando, Wall...

Orlando Festival Park: From cow pasture to major attraction

What a beautiful fall day it is in The Milk District of Orlando. I’m headed to Orlando Festival Park for a free Opera in The Park concert and I’m wondering...

Rethinking crisis: The usefulness of helplines and their far-reaching effects

Last fall was one of the most hectic times of my life. As everyone around me celebrated holidays and welcomed the new year, I felt increasingly more isolated, consumed with...

Howard Middle School Arts Magnet Embraces Downtown

One of Orange County Public Schools’ downtown success stories has been Howard Middle School. The school had been declining in enrollment until the magnet program for the visual and performing...