LYMMO — A downtown lifeline: Will it expand?

Did you know that there’s a convenient, fare-free way to get around downtown Orlando? It’s the LYMMO Bus! Think of LYMMO as downtown Orlando’s above-ground subway, since we can’t dig very far down without hitting water. LYMMO is run by LYNX, Central Florida’s public transportation authority, and currently has three (actually four) lines that circulate through downtown: the Orange Line, […]

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens is a 10-acre mix of gardens, an old theme park and Florida history.

Pet of the month: Freya

Meet Freya! While only 2 years old, this sweet girl has already experienced more than some cats do in a lifetime. She’s held her own on the rough and tough streets as an adolescent, given birth to a healthy litter of kittens (Thankfully, this pretty girl is now spayed!), and as the strong independent female feline she is, she’s survived unfortunate […]

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?

O-Town art: Downtown Arts District news

The Downtown Arts District (DAD) has a very busy autumn schedule. At the end of September, their annual fundraiser at the Abbey, “La Maschera,” was a big steampunk success, with even Mayor Dyer in attendance.

O-Town Interview: Chris Castro

In getting to know Chris Castro, the City of Orlando’s director of sustainability, you can start with his time as a student at the University of Central Florida. While there, Chris and some friends recognized that UCF needed to get better at environmental impact planning. To say they took action is an understatement.

Oh, what a night

Last night, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was an interesting mix of entertainment. In the Pugh Theater was high opera with “Tales of Hoffman” done in Steampunk style. In the Disney Theater was Broadway’s best, “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This Tony and Grammy Award “Best Musical” has been a favorite […]

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