When Israel Nieves visited Orlando for a convention about 15 years ago, he knew it was where he wanted to retire. Nieves is originally from Puerto Rico. “The place, to me, looked like Puerto Rico,” Nieves said. “It’s tropical. Puerto Rico is tropical.” According to the City of Camden, he was a council member in Camden, New Jersey for 16 […]
A house built by the former mayor of Orlando in 1925, according to estimates, is now “revived to [its] former glory,” according to Phil Shaw of LP Design and Renovation, LLC. The renovation at 226 Hillcrest St., built by former Orlando mayor James L. Guiles, was completed in March. Shaw said the home has a yellow brick structure with Prairie […]
The Orange County Regional History Center could soon be the winner of a national award. The museum was nominated for a medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for service to their community. 30 libraries and museums nationwide made the shortlist, including the OCRHC. The 2019 National Medal recognizes a library or museum that “contributes to the wellbeing […]
On September 10, 2012, Thornton Park District (TPD) was officially voted in to the Orlando Main Street Program by City Council. It takes a lot of work to run a successful Orlando Main Street District and TPD has been able to do so with some of the best volunteers, business owners, residents and team leaders in the City of Orlando! […]
Springtime in Orlando is simply the best. Aside from the perfect weather, there is so much going on to get us out enjoying it. Not to mention all the fabulous restaurants with outdoor seating. Tommy Cardinal (assistant editor) and I had a working lunch a few weeks ago at the new Eola General. If you haven’t eaten there yet, make […]
For most people, the 28th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival starts on May 14 with the purchase of a button. For the actors, writers, producers and others taking part in the performances, it really began with a lottery drawing on December 3, 2018. “I was watching it on Facebook Live,” says Luke Balagia, who will be in the Fringe […]
This charming historic bungalow was built in 1920 and has an attached rental unit. Located in the Lake Davis/Delaney district, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home has 1,480 square feet of living space. The property sold for $357,500 and was listed by Ryan Barnett with Market Connect Realty. Rafael Pierluisi with Alfano Property Management represented the buyer.