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Business Spotlight: Almut Belote Jewelry

Thornton Park’s new jeweler shines bright like a diamond

Thornton Park had the pleasure of recently welcoming a luxury jewelry designer to their assortment of shops. Almut Belote is the owner and creative designer of Almut Belote Jewelry. Belote comes from Austria, where she started on a very strict training apprenticeship with a master jeweler. After Belote’s master training in Austria, she headed to the Virgin Islands to accept […]

Below are the closed single-family home sales between December 15, 2018 and January 15, 2019.

Statistics for residential activity in the 32801 & 32803 zip codes

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Academic Center for Excellence School

A wonderful surprise was given to Principal Wendy Ivory when she heard the news that The Children’s Home Society received a $200,000 grant through the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award for Community Partnership Schools. OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, A Community Partnership School, decided to use the funds to launch Homework Café. Homework Café is a monthly event that […]

Howard Middle School

Four students represented Howard Middle School in the 2019 Florida Music Education Association’s All-State Ensemble in Tampa. The students were selected as best musicians among other musicians in the state. They performed on Jan. 12 alongside other students for middle school treble chorus and middle school concert chorus. The Howard Dance Troupe participated with the Pilobolus at Play residency at […]

Orlando Ballet welcomes Puerto Ricans to free Latin-inspired show

Orlando Ballet’s upcoming production, “Bailamos!,” is celebrating the premiere of its Latin-inspired show by inviting Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. Orlando Ballet is partnering with the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to offer 1,000 free tickets to its Feb. 16 show, according to a press release from Orlando Ballet. The purpose is to […]

Residents encouraged to attend Mayor’s Summit

Attention community leaders — mark your calendars for Mayor Dyer’s 14th Annual Neighborhood & Community Summit 2019 on March 2 at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal. The summit is a one-day training and networking event to bring together neighborhood, HOA, and community leaders from various backgrounds to learn and grow to build strong, vibrant communities and organizations, along with […]

Parramore Farmers Market reopens in new location after hiatus

The Parramore Farmers Market is back and ready to offer up locally-grown foods to the community. The market reopened on Jan. 26 and features more than 30 local vendors. It offers an opportunity for community growers to sell their produce and for shoppers to support local farming, like Fleet Farming or Growing Orlando. The Parramore Farmers Market features Black Bee […]

Lawsona/Fern Creek aims to expand membership, increase events

The Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood began the year at their first quarterly meeting on Jan. 8 by reviewing all of their accomplishments from the previous year. A handsome neighborhood sign was installed at the intersection of Thornton Avenue, Brown Avenue, and South Street. Street sign toppers reading “Lake Lawsona Historic District” were installed at over 30 intersections throughout the portion of […]

Thornton Park Neighborhood Cleanup

Thornton Park
Main Street District

Back by popular demand is the Thornton Park Neighborhood Cleanup! Do the empty water bottles, plastic cups, straws, cigarette packs, loose paper, etc. just thrown on the sidewalks and streets in our neighborhood annoy you? Join the Thornton Park Neighborhood Association and the Thornton Park District for the quarterly neighborhood cleanup! We are meeting at Graffiti Junktion at 10:00 a.m., […]

Falcon Flea Pop-Up Market highlights local artists


The Falcon Flea Pop-Up Market is a monthly event highlighting uniquely fantastic local makers and artists. Held at The Falcon on the last Sunday of the month (weather permitting) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., select artists/makers are curated each month to be featured on walls inside The Falcon. This month’s market will be held on February 24. Interested in […]


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