NEWS

Mixed-use affordable tower coming to Parramore

A public meeting was held on Nov.12 at the Callahan Neighborhood Center to update residents on a planned 17-story, mixed-use tower called DXV Central coming to the Parramore Neighborhood. City...

Edgewater robotics wins big, football team advances to final

Fighting Eagles advance to finals The Fighting Eagles claimed the title of Class 7A Regional Champions on Nov. 15. The team fought hard and came out with the win against...

Lake Highland Prep honors veterans

More than 500 Lake Highland students participated in a program to honor veterans with more than 2,000 people in attendance, including Orange County Sheriff John Mina and Commissioner Robert Stuart....

South Eola welcomes new businesses, park, housing

The South Eola Neighborhood Association recently held its fourth-quarter meeting, sharing all things South Eola in 2019 and setting 2020 goals.  The newly expanded and updated dog park at Constitution...

Art

My ‘Swan Song’

No, I am not dying, but I am moving out of state, so this is my final column about our Orlando Arts and the amazing artists who live there. Fortunately, with the newly expanded community paper, the column will be in the hands of the Central Florida Community Arts team, led by my dear friend Joshua Vickery. As I say […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: Terry Olson: Orange County is his stage

Yes, you know him: that guy with the spiky hair, crazy, colorful ties and a huge smile. Yes, that is Terry Olson, the director of Orange County’s Arts & Cultural Affairs. Olson’s roots are far from sunny Florida. Born in Minnesota, he attended school in Alaska and graduated from college back in Minnesota. It took courage and a novel approach […]

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 […]