About Nick Georgoudiou

O-Town Interview: Emily Bonilla

By Nick Georgoudiou | February 28, 2019

Emily Bonilla was born and raised in the northeast, and she’s called Orlando home since 1998. An alumnus of Valencia College, UCF, and Full Sail University, she has served as Orange County’s District 5 commissioner since 2016. The district covers College Park, Winter Park, and Maitland as well as UCF, Research Park, and much of the east side of the […]

Celebrating street art at Sam Flax

By Nick Georgoudiou | January 29, 2019

Large-scale murals are ubiquitous now in Orlando, especially around the downtown core neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, an early adopter of this building beautification strategy is an art supply institution in central Florida, but the Sam Flax Wall Project is more than just a way to bedazzle the building or draw in customers. The artwork also creates a sense of community, commemorates […]

Susan Lilley, Orlando’s first poet laureate

By Nick Georgoudiou | January 02, 2019

The title “poet laureate” sounds like it comes with a lot of responsibility and maybe a bit of pressure. The person granted this honor represents a particular area, writes poems for special occasions, and creates a deeper appreciation for the reading and writing of poetry. As the official poet laureate of Orlando, native Floridian and educator Susan Lilley is up […]

Hit the SAK

By Nick Georgoudiou | December 23, 2018

For nearly three decades, SAK Comedy Lab has been a landmark in downtown Orlando. Unlike many organizations that have that kind of staying power, it embraces inconsistency by providing a unique show or shows every night through the improvisational talents of its ensemble and other troupes. The improv philosophy — saying “yes, and,” embracing failure, and trusting others — is […]