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The city made beautiful by those who live here


This month’s edition highlights many interesting events in Downtown Orlando, showcasing the passion and the dedication residents have for this community. The Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood Association is already planning its private-gardens tour for next year; the Thornton Park Neighborhood Association has chosen the neighborhood’s “Yard of the Season”; local artists have been beautifying Orlando with incredible murals that have historical […]

Orlando City Stadium renamed Exploria Stadium


After more than two years in a stadium with a generic name, Orlando City Soccer Club has sold the naming rights of their stadium to Exploria Resorts. What was Orlando City Stadium on Church Street is now Exploria Stadium. Exploria Resorts is based in Clermont, Florida, and is a timeshare company that also offers vacation rentals. The company has locations […]

Canine clean-up


We noticed you got that cute new puppy for Christmas! We also noticed that it must be the first time you’ve been a guardian of a dog in an urban downtown. How do we know this? Just look down on the sidewalk — or the bottom of my shoe! We love our dogs in Downtown Orlando — you only have […]

Solar-powered lighting installed on Pulse mural


A set of LED lights illuminate a sprawling Pulse-memorializing mural on the side of Lamp & Shade Fair on Mills Avenue. That’s thanks to IDEAS For Us, an Orlando-based, grassroots non-profit organization an accredited non-governmental organization (NGO), and its joint work with City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, L.E. Rigby Innovations and Silver Sun, LLC. Luna Mosaic Arts owner and artist Cherie […]

Eola Heights neighborhood accepting submissions for flag design


Lake Eola Heights Historic District is searching for creative minds. A neighborhood committee has been formed to select a neighborhood brand/logo by choosing a submission for flag designs. Neighborhood flags have been adopted in other cities successfully and aims to bring a sense of community and neighborhood pride. The prompt for sketches and themes submitted is, “What do you believe […]

Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood Association


The Lake Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood Association (LLFCNA) congratulates the Milk District for organizing “The Milky Way,” an event that highlighted many of the businesses within our neighboring commercial district on June 14. We joined representatives from Thornton Park in a meeting with Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan to learn about the history of Orlando House Authority’s (OHA) Reeves Terrace Apartments. […]

Thornton Park Neighborhood Association


The Thornton Park Neighborhood Watch & Safety Committee will attend another Vision Zero meeting with the City of Orlando to talk about ways of reducing traffic-caused accidents among pedestrians and cyclists. The new crosswalk being constructed at Washington Street and Summerlin Avenue should help. The Thornton Park Gardening Committee selected 911 East Washington Street as their summer “Yard of the […]

Academic Center for Excellence

The 2019 Health Science Summer Academy is set to kick off at the Orange County Public Schools’ Academic Center for Excellence. This free event was put together by OCPS in collaboration with Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., and will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting on July 8 and ending on Aug. 1. Participants will […]

Lake Highland Preparatory School

Lake Highland Preparatory School kicked off its Highlander Summer Camp programs on June 10 and will end on July 26. With over 60 weekly camps and programs to choose from, children ages 4 through 17 can enjoy and improve on their skills in areas like academics, arts and crafts and sports. The programs will take place at the school’s main […]

July recommended events

42nd Annual Fireworks at the Fountain July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate a day of independence with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and your fellow Orlando residents at Lake Eola Park. The event will include a kids’ play area, live music, food and beverages for purchase and a special, designated military-appreciation area with a custom, covered fireworks viewing […]


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