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Edgewater High School

The school aimed to provide 5,000 meals to those in need at their annual “Peanut Butter & Jelly Jam” event. They asked for 200 jars of peanut butter, 200 jars of grape jelly and 5,000 zip-close bags. Students helped out during their sixth period. Edgewater High School is seeking mentors for students to help lead them throughout their education and […]

Orlando Gifted Academy.

Music Teacher Mr. Lovelette and the OGA Harmonious Owls at the OCPS All County Elementary Music Concert.

Lake Highland Preparatory School

Lake Highland’s Math Counts team competed over their winter break and came in second place overall. One student came in second place individually at the chapter competition. The school was the top-finishing private school in the region and they are now advancing to state competition. Lake Highland Prep’s boys varsity soccer team celebrated a historic state championship win on February […]

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Lunar Festival highlights Asian culture in Orlando


Dragons danced to the drums as spectators cheered on Feb. 17 at the Eighth Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival. The event, highlighting the beginning of the year of the pig, drew spectators to soak in the culture of Orlando’s Asian and Asian-American community. Mykel Lee, 32, said this was his third year attending the event and that it […]

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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