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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?

Drama and Comedy at the Orlando Opera House

By Guest Writer | August 31, 2018

What do William Shakespeare, Jefferson Davis, and a razorback hog have in common? The opera, of course! In 1884, Charles Weimer hired N.C. Stubblefield to construct an opera house on the east side of Court Street, between Pine and Church. The wooden structure had windows lining the front and sides for ventilation with double doors opening directly into an auditorium […]

Sugar Sand Distillery, Inc., Lake Placid, Florida

By Guest Writer | August 31, 2018

When you think of Florida, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the sunshine, or the beautiful beaches, or maybe even the theme parks, but have you thought about the wineries, or craft breweries, or even craft distilleries? All three are gaining popularity and popping up across the state. One of the newest distilleries in the state is Sugar […]