Pet of The Month

Hi! I’m a 5-week-old black kitten who is looking for my forever home. I also have four other brothers and sisters who need a loving family as well. We’d love to become the newest members of your family.   The Way Home Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cat rescue. We have our adoptable cats and kittens in foster homes until […]

Global Ideas, hyper-local Hives, and #REuseSOLUTIONs

Ideas For Us, headquartered in downtown Orlando, is an international, nongovernmental organization that aims to advance sustainability by helping people, especially the most vulnerable, to create solutions that increase their quality of life, generate profit, and heal the planet. Its mission is to develop, fund, and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Although Ideas For […]

Are old windows worth saving?

If you’re reading this, you likely live in an old house built before our modern concept of energy efficiency. Times were different back when most of Orlando’s historic neighborhoods were built. Energy was cheap, and houses were not constructed in the same ways they are today. You may think you are stuck with drafty, energy-hogging windows. After all, that’s what […]

A local artist with international flair

Georgia Williams has been painting since she retired 10 years ago, but she has had a lifetime of experience and travels to inspire her. Born in Gainesville, Florida, Williams had danced and done art most of her life. She went to high school in Marietta, Georgia, and was a member of the Southern Ballet Company in Atlanta. Williams received her […]

O-Town Interview: An artist on a different beat

Blue Star on The Venue, Orlando's art scene, and what inspires (and what doesn't inspire) her

How would you describe The Venue to someone who has never been? It’s a place of love. It’s a safe place. And we used that terminology even before Pulse. But it really is an artist’s safe haven. We try to give an opportunity to a lot of people that wouldn’t normally be brave enough to take it. I like to […]

O-Town Interview: Kay Rawlins, a female powerhouse who continues to keep giving

From helping the homeless to building community gardens in local food deserts, Kay Rawlins, co-founder of Orlando City Soccer Club and vice president of community relations, has made her mark on Orlando. A woman with a lot of pluck and heart, Rawlins proves she’s not just the face of our beloved soccer team but a powerful voice for those who […]

Day Trippin’: Wekiva Island

Looking for something different to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

  If you’ve canoed through Wekiva River, then you’ve probably run into this favored local hangout spot. Wekiva Island entices you with its beautiful natural scenery and party atmosphere. The most popular attraction on the “island” would be The Tooting Otter. It’s an outdoor and indoor bar with a wide variety of craft and domestic beers. They also offer wine […]

Day Trippin’ – Mount Dora

Looking for something different to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

If you’re driving to Mount Dora on U.S. Highway 441, you’ll begin to see the city’s character through flower shops and restaurants. Mount Dora Brewing also lies on the path into town, so stop by if beer brewed on-site peaks your interest. With all the Lake County city has to offer, you could consider it a vacation tucked away in […]

Orlando’s own Lethal Weapon ‘cat-tastrophe’

  As rumors circulate about the possibility of a “Lethal Weapon 5,” some Orlandoans may remember that our city has its own connection to the famous action movie franchise: the 1991 demolition of the old Orlando City Hall in the opening scene of “Lethal Weapon 3.” The movie begins with its two heroes, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh (played by […]

Orlando’s Big Race with a big heart happens April 12

  More than 17,000 runners and walkers on 750 company teams will unite at Lake Eola in the heart of downtown Orlando April 12 for the 24th IOA Corporate 5k benefiting the Track Shack Youth Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Christian Service Center. Celebrating workplace health and fitness, companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools will enjoy […]

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