Suck it up: Wall Street Plaza phasing out plastic straws

If you order a drink at Wall Street Plaza, you might think something’s missing. There’s no straw. With such high traffic coming through the seven venues in downtown Orlando, Wall Street is looking for ways to lessen their environmental impact. “We’re not here to preach to people about environmental issues – we’re here for people to have a good time,” […]

Orlando Festival Park: From cow pasture to major attraction

What a beautiful fall day it is in The Milk District of Orlando. I’m headed to Orlando Festival Park for a free Opera in The Park concert and I’m wondering what I should do with these pesky kids of mine. Should I send them over to Orlando Skate Park while I go enjoy the music? Or over towards the new […]

Saying goodbye to wonderful memories

The alarm clock radio belted out, “Money, it’s a gas.” The year: 1973, and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” was the perfect tune to motivate. Half asleep, I grabbed the first thing in my closet — a muslin peasant shirt, tan Levi cords and desert boots — and gave a quick brush to my eyelids with liquid Max […]

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