History

O Christmas Star, O Christmas Star


In December of 1955, the stores set aside their rivalry and joined forces in the name of holiday spirit to brighten the street.

Decoding an Orlando photo album


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?

The Way We Were: Billy Bluebeard, the tyrant swan of Lake Lucerne

The swans of Lake Eola might seem like they have always ruled the downtown kingdom—they even have boats in their honor. Quite honestly, the only time they do not seem in total control of their fiefdom is during their annual swan health roundup, or, their personal check up with a veterinarian. The story of Orlando’s “beloved” swans, however, begins at Lake Lucerne.  Once […]


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