Community

Something to celebrate: Edwards-Lamphere wedding

Edwards-Lamphere Wedding

Kevin Edwards and Logan Lamphere were married at the Orlando Science Center on April 20, 2019. Reverend Terri Steed Pierce of Joy Metropolitan Community Church officiated. Edwards is the son of Randy and the late Patsy Edwards of Hoboken, Georgia. Lamphere is the son of Ross and Janet Lamphere of Sturgis, South Dakota. The grooms wore Joseph Abboud Italian gray […]

Orlando’s “Rainbow Row” turns 35


Perhaps you’ve noticed them while driving along South Primrose Drive or East Church Street in the Milk District. This community of 43 pastel-colored townhomes, known as Charles Towne, has a rather interesting history. Who owned the city block bounded by Church and Pine Streets, Graham Avenue and Primrose Drive in the early days of Orlando has proven to be elusive. […]

New bricks, new buildings coming to Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood


The Lake Eola Heights second-quarter neighborhood meeting took place on May 9 at Trinity Lutheran, a local church. As always, Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Orlando Police Department Liaison Officer Eddie Rosado attended and provided some informative details on several projects downtown. One of the projects the city approved involves $3.5 million dollars in brick restoration and repairs for the historic […]

Thornton Park residents meet for cleanup, elect new vice president


Volunteers from the Thornton Park Neighborhood Association conducted their quarterly neighborhood clean-up on May 18. Neighbors met at Graffiti Junktion and spent an hour picking up trash before meeting back for a beer and laughs. The next clean-up will be Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. Neighbors also elected David Desforges of Pine Street as their new vice president. Zach and […]

Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood update


The Lake Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood Association celebrated this month by attending the Orlando City Council Meeting on May 13 to receive the Orlando Historic Preservation Board’s 2019 Historic District of the Year Recognition for the Lake Lawsona Historic District. The historic district covers portions of the Lawsona/Fern Creek and Thornton Park neighborhoods. Neighbors are looking forward to the May 23 […]

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 […]

Spring is here. You’re not inside, are you?


Springtime in Orlando is simply the best. Aside from the perfect weather, there is so much going on to get us out enjoying it. Not to mention all the fabulous restaurants with outdoor seating. Tommy Cardinal (assistant editor) and I had a working lunch a few weeks ago at the new Eola General. If you haven’t eaten there yet, make […]

Thornton Park Main Street hard at work for community


On September 10, 2012, Thornton Park District (TPD) was officially voted in to the Orlando Main Street Program by City Council. It takes a lot of work to run a successful Orlando Main Street District and TPD has been able to do so with some of the best volunteers, business owners, residents and team leaders in the City of Orlando! […]

Upcoming neighborhood association meetings

Get involved:

Thornton Park – Quarterly Neighborhood Association Meeting: Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park (1808 E. Central Blvd.) Eola Heights – 2nd Quarter 2019 General Membership Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall (123 E. Livingston St.) Lawsona/Fern Creek – Spring Quarterly Meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park […]


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