Plaza Live granted $10 million for renovation

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. […]

Downtown Orlando FAMU Law librarian competing in ‘Jeopardy!’

One of Florida A&M College of Law’s employees from the Downtown Orlando campus fulfilled her dream of being a “Jeopardy!” contestant after she grew up watching the popular quiz show, according to a press release. The release stated that Lorelle Anderson, FAMU Law’s assistant director for public library services, is from Longwood and has been employed with FAMU for 12 […]

Colonial overpass officially opened

Downtown Orlando celebrated the official opening of the Colonial Overpass Bridge today, with members of the City, Downtown Development Board, Florida Department of Transportation, press, bicycle enthusiasts and others in attendance. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said this bridge is an important part of improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, and adds to the 8.5 mile loop, or beltway, around […]

Lake Lawsona/Fern Creek awarded by Orlando Historic Preservation Board

The Association was recognized for their efforts to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and their successful street sign topper project to help identify the Lake Lawsona Historic District with custom street sign toppers at 32 intersections within the neighborhood.

Residents learn crime is down in Colonialtown South

Crime is down in Colonialtown South, but the number of missing dogs is on the rise. The Colonialtown South Neighborhood Association met on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church on Robinson. Barbie Nowick and Andrew Olejack led the forum with a discussion about local crime and the possibility of hosting a women’s self-defense course. City Commissioner […]

City of Orlando holds free tree giveaway for third consecutive year

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

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 […]

Forest Manor pursues historic district

Another neighborhood in Downtown Orlando is pursuing historic district status. A portion of the Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood called “Forest Manor” has begun the process to gain the protection and recognition that comes with the City’s historic district designation. Resident Dominic D’Amato recognized the character and historic importance of the area, and so he and his wife moved into the neighborhood […]

ACE – Academic Center for Excellence

One of ACE’s own won first place in the Modern Woodman Oration Contest’s second round. She’s advancing to the third and final round. Congrats!

Howard Middle School Academy of Arts

Students showcased their artwork at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The art projects included paintings and crafts.

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