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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 […]

City provides bikes for kids of Reeves Terrace

By Guest Writer | January 02, 2019

Instead of his usual reindeer and sleigh, Santa Claus rode in an Orlando City firetruck on Dec. 21 to deliver a special present for the children of Reeves Terrace: bicycles to ride to school with. The Wheels for Kids program celebrated its 17th annual event at Howard Middle School where Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, the Orlando Police Department, the […]

O Christmas Star, O Christmas Star

By Guest Writer | November 28, 2018

In December of 1955, the stores set aside their rivalry and joined forces in the name of holiday spirit to brighten the street.

Neighbors connect in Colonialtown South

By Guest Writer | November 04, 2018

If you are a resident of Colonialtown South and want to find out about events like National Night Out held last month for residents, be sure to send an email to colonialtownsouthneighborhood@gmail.com to begin receiving the association’s newsletter. You are also invited to attend the CSNA meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at the First Unitarian Church […]

“Stop” by Thornton Park Main Street for upcoming events

By Guest Writer | November 04, 2018

The Thornton Park District community pulled out all the stops to make changes to their roadways. After many years of meetings, quite a few traffic surveys (and a little bit of begging) and a lot of help from City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, the Thornton Park District now has three intersections with much-needed four-way stop signs installed. A blinking pedestrian light […]

Orlando Ballet Breaks Ground for Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

By Guest Writer | November 04, 2018

All in pink hardhats, donors, Orlando Ballet officials, ballerinas, friends of Lake, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Lake’s daughter Shelly came together to share how Lake’s generosity toward the ballet influenced the arts culture in Orlando for years to come.

Decoding an Orlando photo album

By Guest Writer | November 04, 2018

You’ve likely encountered the saying “dog and pony show” to describe a presentation that involved too much pomp and circumstance for what it was, but did you know this idiom grew out of actual dog-and-pony shows?