Thornton Park mural commemorates century of women’s suffrage

Paintings of two major influencers of the women’s suffrage movement are framed by flowers and sun rays on the wall facing the Thornton Park laundromat. The newest mural in Thornton Park commemorates Beth Johnson, the first female state senator in Florida, and Mary Mcleod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University. “One really cool fact about Mary Mcleod is that she […]

Grand opening celebration held for the University Club and Modera Central

Big names in the Orlando scene showed up for the grand opening of the University Club and the Modera Central apartments on May 9. State and local politicians who attended include Orlando City Commissioners Robert Stuart and Regina Hill, former Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. The University Club is situated below Modera Central on 152 E […]

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. […]

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 […]

Yes, Epic Axe Throwing

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No, that’s not a typo — axe-throwing is the latest thing, and it has come to downtown Orlando. Sharpened axes (less than 3 pounds) are thrown by bearded, lumberjack hipsters (more than 3 pounds) at wooden targets (who are afraid of both). Actually, everyone is welcome at Epic Axe throwing — they even have ADA-compliant axe-throwing — as long as […]

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