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November Commissioner’s Update

Economic development in District 5 Parramore Downtown

The economic outlook of District 5 has so many exciting things happening in Parramore Downtown. There are new developments forthcoming, both large and small. Businesses will bring productivity and positivity to the area by providing living-wage jobs while also boosting community and market growth that enhances the quality of life for people who live, work, play and study in the […]

Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood Association update

Neighborhood events in October

It was a busy month in the Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood with two events, including a Dickson Azalea Park Beautification Project with Green-up Orlando and our National Night Out Event partnering with the Orlando Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Team. Sept. 14 was highlighted by our neighborhood volunteers partnering with others from the UCF Honors Congress and AECOM Engineering. […]

South Eola finishing year strong


The South Eola Neighborhood Association meets Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Eola House at Lake Eola Park. Our neighborhood recently held a very successful National Night Out party featuring Orlando Weekly’s Best Jazz Act 2019 winner Brown Bag Brass Band and more than 20 South Eola business sponsors and participants, including Great Harvest Bread Co., which is opening […]

Early gift ideas from the Milk District


As the holiday season creeps closer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by shopping, parties, visitors and travel. Let your local businesses take the stress out of your holiday planning with a few of these suggestions. Whether you have friends following vegan diets coming over for dinner or just need some good ol‘ fashioned southern food to round out your meal, Dixie […]

The Christ School Celebrates Service


The Christ School, an independent, Christ-centered K – 8 school located in Downtown Orlando, celebrates serving our community at its annual event, One Great Day of Service. One Great Day of Service will take place on Oct. 25. A meaningful tradition at the Christ School since the event was first implemented in 2001, One Great Day of Service is a […]

Class of 2020 excels in the National Merit Scholarship Competition


Congratulations to each of the 21 students who qualified for the National Merit Scholarship Competition based on their October 2018 PSAT results. Those 21 students represented the top 50,000 scorers out of 1.6 million students nationwide. Of those 21, the eight students below are 2020 National Merit semifinalists. There are approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, and they are considered the top 1% of […]

Hillcrest Elementary School Fun Run


Hillcrest Elementary School hosted a Fun Run to raise money for a sunshade to cover their playground. Thanks to donations from students’ families, friends and the local community, the children will now be protected from the Florida sun during recess. The legacy of Hillcrest Elementary, an OCPS foreign–language magnet program, dates back to the year 1923 when it first opened […]

Thornton Park Neighborhood Association update


The Thornton Park Gardening Committee selected Tim and Mary Beth at 24 N Thornton Ave. as their fall “Yard of the Season.” This cheery yard has a nice variety of flowers and plants of differing shapes, heights, textures and colors. A Chicago brick side path and borders, which match the clever ring around the light pole, are from the couple’s […]

Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen to replace Felipe’s


A new restaurant and bar concept called Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen is coming to Thornton Park, taking the place of the short-lived Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House. Brothers Mark and John Cavallini, who previously helped manage Anthony’s of Thornton Park with their best friend and Anthony’s owner Johnny Markaj, said they are excited to be part of the Thornton Park family again. […]

Lake Eola Heights- Engraved Garden Brick Drive


Lake Eola Heights is hosting an Engraved Garden Brick Drive! LEH Garden Community will be creating a permanent brick path in their beautiful community garden, and YOU have an opportunity to have a brick engraved that you can cherish forever! With your donation, you will sponsor an engraved brick with the wording of your choice. Dedicate it to your family, […]


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