Orlando celebrates Purple Heart recipients with Veteran’s Day parade

Watching the parade organized to celebrate the effort of soldiers like Renteria meant a “whole lot” to him, especially on the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day.

Swan City and the City Beautiful

If there were two things Andrew Chang liked the most, it would have to be swans and Orlando. That would be apparent to anyone—it’s right there, on his t-shirt. Chang started the “Swan City” t-shirt business last year after feeling compelled to give Orlando residents something with which they can show their love for the city. Recently, his business has […]

Neighbors connect in Colonialtown South

If you are a resident of Colonialtown South and want to find out about events like National Night Out held last month for residents, be sure to send an email to to begin receiving the association’s newsletter. You are also invited to attend the CSNA meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at the First Unitarian Church […]

Thornton Park organizes new welcome and beautification committees

The TPNA recently began two new committees: an old-fashioned “Welcome Wagon” and a Gardening & Beautification committee. The Welcome Wagon committee welcomed 10 new homeowners to the neighborhood this summer. With so many homes being sold in the last year, a group of neighbors thought it would be great to revive the old concept of welcoming new neighbors with a […]

“Stop” by Thornton Park Main Street for upcoming events

The Thornton Park District community pulled out all the stops to make changes to their roadways. After many years of meetings, quite a few traffic surveys (and a little bit of begging) and a lot of help from City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, the Thornton Park District now has three intersections with much-needed four-way stop signs installed. A blinking pedestrian light […]

Lake Highland Prep gives back to community

Students spend first student holiday volunteering

Students of Lake Highland Prep celebrated the first student holiday of the school year by giving back to the community. 1,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade volunteered at 46 different charities in central Florida. Parents and grandparents also volunteered with their children. Heart of a Highlander, the holiday on September 26, was organized by the Lake Highland Parent Association […]

Mayor Dyer appoints next police chief

Orlando Rolon and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. (Screenshot from Mayor Buddy Dyer’s twitter)Orlando’s next police chief has a first name you can’t forget: Orlando. Orlando Police Chief John Mina’s successor was announced by Mayor Buddy Dyer on October 11. Mina, retiring after 27 years at Orlando Police, will be succeeded by Orlando Rolon. Rolon has 25 years of experience at […]

Lake Como School

Lake Como School received a grant for 13 aeroponic towers from Atlantic Beach Urban Farms. Students have been learning the science behind aeroponics and growing vegetables inside. Aeroponics is gardening without soil. Plants are hoisted on the side of the tower and in the middle is a humid environment to nourish the roots. Students are exploring the connection between math, […]

Orlando City B returning in 2019 with new coach

Orlando City Soccer Club’s development team is returning in 2019 with a new head coach and in a new United Soccer League division. Orlando City B will compete in the USL League One under head coach Fernando Jose De Argila Irurita. The USL underwent a makeover in September, announcing a three-tiered league system. Orlando City B, after electing to skip […]

Orlando Gifted Academy

Orlando Gifted Academy, in its inaugural year serving OCPS gifted learners in grades two through five, held its first enrichment cluster showcase on October 9. OGA scholars meet in their enrichment clusters during the last part of every school day, based on their interests, including “From Page to Stage,” “Awesome Architecture,” “So You Think You Can Dance?,” “Games, Games, Games,” […]

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