NEWS

Residents encouraged to attend Mayor’s Summit

Attention community leaders — mark your calendars for Mayor Dyer’s 14th Annual Neighborhood & Community Summit 2019 on March 2 at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal. The summit is...

Parramore Farmers Market reopens in new location after hiatus

The Parramore Farmers Market is back and ready to offer up locally-grown foods to the community. The market reopened on Jan. 26 and features more than 30 local vendors. It...

Lawsona/Fern Creek aims to expand membership, increase events

The Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood began the year at their first quarterly meeting on Jan. 8 by reviewing all of their accomplishments from the previous year. A handsome neighborhood sign was...

Thornton Park Neighborhood Cleanup

Back by popular demand is the Thornton Park Neighborhood Cleanup! Do the empty water bottles, plastic cups, straws, cigarette packs, loose paper, etc. just thrown on the sidewalks and streets...

Art

Bravo Bailamos!

“Bailamos” is the Spanish word for “Let’s Dance,” and dance they did! The Orlando Ballet’s Companies brought forth a diverse program with a Latin flavor. Artistic director Robert Hill and local TV anchor Ybeth Bruzual provided an interesting commentary that helped even the novice ballet patron understand the local professional ballet company’s vision. There were contemporary and classical pieces woven […]

Orlando Ballet welcomes Puerto Ricans to free Latin-inspired show

Orlando Ballet’s upcoming production, “Bailamos!,” is celebrating the premiere of its Latin-inspired show by inviting Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. Orlando Ballet is partnering with the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to offer 1,000 free tickets to its Feb. 16 show, according to a press release from Orlando Ballet. The purpose is to […]

Counting my blessings

When I started writing the O-Town Art articles for the Downtown Community Paper I had no idea how many blessings would come my way. Tuesday night the spirit of Christmas came to the Dr. Phillips Center with the production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” A post WWII America needed Mr. Berlin’s story of love and redemption, and maybe it is […]