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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 […]

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 […]

Special Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk


Have a date? Celebrating being single? Or just want to have a fun evening? Join us at the Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk on February 14. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special two-for-one “love” deal. Not only that, but we shall have added art vendors, live music, stilt-walkers, tarot card reader and all sorts of […]

Mayor Dyer talks Creative Village, Parramore in 2018 State of Downtown address

As important as the opening of Disney World. According to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, that’s how pivotal Creative Village will be to the future of Orlando. Mayor Dyer held his annual State of Downtown address on Dec. 6 at the Amway Center. Mayor Dyer stressed the impact that the completion of Creative Village will have on the downtown community. “Here […]

Homeless dead honored at vigil

Names were read one by one at the St. James Catholic Church on December 18. They weren’t just names, though, they were lives. The Central Florida Homeless Person’s Memorial Service honoring the homeless population who died in 2018 was sponsored by IDignity Inc., Summit Church, Homeless Services Network and St. James Cathedral. The service was held three days before the […]

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your newly elected officials

Midterm elections have concluded and our downtown community has some new faces representing it. We wanted to give readers the new representatives’ contact information so the downtown community have what they need to make their voice heard. There are a lot of moving parts in Orange County. Current Orange County sheriff Jerry L. Demings is making the move from sheriff […]

Homeless dead to be honored with vigil

The homeless population doesn’t get the luxury of memorial services most of the time. That’s why IDignity and Homeless Services Network hold an annual vigil to honor the men and women who died in a homeless shelter or without a home. The vigil is held just three days prior to the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, which, […]

Creative Village apartment project receives $66M in funding

The Allen Morris Company and Ustler Development, Inc., co-developers of the $108 million Creative Village Parcel M Apartments project, have been granted a $66 million-dollar loan arranged by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, financed by a syndicate led by SunTrust Bank and Santander Bank. The new development will consist of a Class A, 14-story, 409-unit market rate apartment project located across the […]


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