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By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

What’s Up Downtown Time: 8:30 a.m. Date: February 7 Location: Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 Ever wonder how our police department keeps our downtown safe? Now’s your chance to listen firsthand from Chief Orlando Rolón about the initiatives the department has on safety and its collaboration with the Downtown Ambassadors. Make sure to RSVP at […]

Lake Eola Heights Garden Tour

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

On Sunday, March 31, the Lake Eola Heights Historic Neighborhood Association will present the ninth-biennial tour of The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando Featuring Lake Eola Heights. This year’s event will build on what has become a very popular feature on Orlando’s calendar of gardening events. Guests will have the chance to experience the charming, hidden places found within the […]

Howard Middle School

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

Four students represented Howard Middle School in the 2019 Florida Music Education Association’s All-State Ensemble in Tampa. The students were selected as best musicians among other musicians in the state. They performed on Jan. 12 alongside other students for middle school treble chorus and middle school concert chorus. The Howard Dance Troupe participated with the Pilobolus at Play residency at […]

Academic Center for Excellence School

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

A wonderful surprise was given to Principal Wendy Ivory when she heard the news that The Children’s Home Society received a $200,000 grant through the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award for Community Partnership Schools. OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, A Community Partnership School, decided to use the funds to launch Homework Café. Homework Café is a monthly event that […]

The way we were: Dr. King in Orlando

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

On March 6, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his one and only trip to Orlando to meet with community leaders and give a speech at Tinker Field. With the help of Jim Perry’s handwritten account of the Civil Rights movement in Orlando, it is possible to piece together a narrative surrounding Dr. King’s visit. Jim Perry was the […]

Thornton Park loses long-time supporter

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

The Thornton Park Neighborhood Association is extremely sad for the passing of our friend and neighbor, Terry Driscoll. Terry served as Vice President of the TPNA for many years — leading, volunteering and assisting in all of our community events. He had a passion for giving back to the community and did so in service to Outreach Love, Inc. and […]

Special Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

Have a date? Celebrating being single? Or just want to have a fun evening? Join us at the Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk on February 14. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special two-for-one “love” deal. Not only that, but we shall have added art vendors, live music, stilt-walkers, tarot card reader and all sorts of […]

Falcon Flea Pop-Up Market highlights local artists

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

The Falcon Flea Pop-Up Market is a monthly event highlighting uniquely fantastic local makers and artists. Held at The Falcon on the last Sunday of the month (weather permitting) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., select artists/makers are curated each month to be featured on walls inside The Falcon. This month’s market will be held on February 24. Interested in […]

Thornton Park Neighborhood Cleanup

By Guest Writer | January 29, 2019

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 in our neighborhood annoy you? Join the Thornton Park Neighborhood Association and the Thornton Park District for the quarterly neighborhood cleanup! We are meeting at Graffiti Junktion at 10:00 a.m., […]

Gators and Wildcats and Snakes, Oh My!

By Guest Writer | January 02, 2019

Augustus Milton Nicholson was in his 20s when he arrived in Orlando around 1885. At the time, the city already had doctors, blacksmiths, teachers, hoteliers, and even an undertaker. But, there was one profession Orlando was still missing: a taxidermist. According to Eve Bacon’s Orlando: A Centennial History, Nicholson was the first taxidermist in Orlando. His shop, located somewhere along […]