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Orlando Land Trust seeks to protect, expand Lake Eola Park’s impact

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 23, 2019

Lynn Long and Eugenia Sefcik have watched the growth of Downtown Orlando with pride — and concern. For years, both Orlando natives have sought ways to prevent scenic views of iconic Lake Eola Park from shrinking within an increasingly narrow, locked-in, high-rise-only footprint. The resulting research, meetings and networking led them to form the Orlando Land Trust. Modeled after the […]

October Commissioner’s Update

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

It’s that time of year again. I love fall, as it brings many of my favorite things to Downtown: football, the start of the Orlando Magic and the Orlando Solar Bears seasons, Halloween and more. The Orlando venues continue to provide a myriad of entertainment options for our residents, and we appreciate the energy and vitality they bring to our […]

Cardinal rules of urban living

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

Whenever I tell people I got rid of my car when I moved downtown, they respond as though I’m the first person to do such a crazy thing. So, Debbie Goetz came up with the great idea that I share what life is like without a car downtown through a series of stories. I’ll be sharing my “Cardinal rules of […]

Milk District Update: Unique events coming to Milk District this October

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

Do you feel that? That one 85-degree day lets us know that summer is over and Florida fall is upon us.  As you dig into your favorite pumpkin-flavored treats, you’ll notice that the fall events calendar is more full than it ever has been. This month, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite things going on in the District to get […]

Colonialtown South neighborhood update: Photo contest formed, National Night Out plans developed

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

The Colonialtown South Neighborhood Association laid out their plans for National Night Out (NNO) on Sept. 10. The group met at First Unitarian Church to plan for the yearly event scheduled for Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the same church. Association President Andre Olejack and Vice President Barbie Nowick asked members to help find donations for the […]

Eola Heights goes Hollywood for National Night Out

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

National Night Out Block Party is Oct. 1, and Lake Eola Heights is once again taking it to the next level. The neighborhood is coming off a first-place win from last year’s theme, and this year’s theme did not disappoint. The City of Orlando’s theme is “Shining A Light On Crime Prevention.” It is up to each neighborhood to come […]

Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood Association update

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

Orlando’s National Night Out event is planned for Oct. 1, and Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek will be joining other neighborhoods to celebrate community safety and security with an event near the Historic Washington Street Bridge at the intersection of Rosearden Drive and Washington Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Please consider joining us at this annual event. Games for […]

Taste of Thornton Park coming to the neighborhood

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

The Thornton Park Neighborhood Association is gearing up for its 18th-annual Taste of Thornton Park fundraising event. This popular event will be held on Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on East Washington Street between Hill and Hyer Avenues. The proceeds go to the association’s activities, including maintenance of the beloved Thornton Park fountain on Washington Street, the annual […]

FAMU Law launches TV show

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

The FAMU College of Law in Downtown Orlando has launched a TV show called Legal Connections. The show aims to inform viewers of legal matters by bringing on different guests for discussion. For example, the first episode featured an interview with a Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant who discussed the new texting-and-driving law. FAMU Law faculty, leadership, alumni and students are […]

O-Town Interview: Tom Terry

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | October 02, 2019

If you watch the weather in Orlando, you’ve probably had a Tom Terry sighting over the past 23 years. And if you’re on the Internet in Central Florida, you may have seen a meme or two about his jacket-wearing habits. It turns out his sleeve-rolling is part severe-weather signal, part tribute to the weathermen he watched growing up in Oklahoma. […]