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Plaza Live granted $10 million for renovation

By Tommy Cardinal | April 23, 2019

The Plaza Live will be revitalized in a big way thanks to a $10 million grant from the Orange County Board of Commissioners, according to a press release. Plaza Live is a concert and event venue in the Milk District on 425 N. Bumby Ave. The building was constructed in 1963 and is currently owned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. […]

City of Orlando holds free tree giveaway for third consecutive year

By Tommy Cardinal | April 09, 2019

Nothing’s free. That is unless you’re an Orlando resident who is in the market for a red maple, persimmon or nuttall oak. All the crape myrtles have been claimed. The City of Orlando is celebrating earth month with a free tree giveaway for Orlandoans that live in a house with a yard within city limits. The program is part of […]

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to change executive directors

By Tommy Cardinal | April 04, 2019

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Christopher Barton are parting ways. Barton served as executive director of the Philharmonic since August of 2016 and resigned late this March. The search for a new executive director will begin within the next couple of months, according to Cristina Venturini, the associate director of marketing and communications for the Philharmonic. Venturini also said that […]

Shine Ave. home has Buddy Ebsen connection

By Tommy Cardinal | April 01, 2019

The letter came just as he was settling into his new home, and it’s helped fuel his curiosity about his house on Shine Avenue. “When I bought the house – a week later a letter came in the mail,” Alex Corzo said. “When I came to open the letter and I saw who it was, it was the daughter of […]

Upcoming neighborhood association meetings

By Tommy Cardinal | April 01, 2019

Thornton Park – Quarterly Neighborhood Association Meeting: Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park (1808 E. Central Blvd.) Eola Heights – 2nd Quarter 2019 General Membership Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall (123 E. Livingston St.) Lawsona/Fern Creek – Spring Quarterly Meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park […]