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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 […]

Special Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk


Have a date? Celebrating being single? Or just want to have a fun evening? Join us at the Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk on February 14. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special two-for-one “love” deal. Not only that, but we shall have added art vendors, live music, stilt-walkers, tarot card reader and all sorts of […]

Density creates vitality

“Density creates vitality” says Australian urban designer Peter Richards. At first reaction, you may wonder how people living on top of each in a crowded downtown could create “vitality”. Since we all live in Downtown, let’s take a closer look. According to smartcitiesdive.com, “urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important […]

Historic Preservation Board to celebrate centennial houses

Since 2011, the City of Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board has recognized special buildings turning 100 years old. If your house or building is turning 100 in 2019, and you are the owner or have the owner’s permission, you can apply for this recognition and a beautiful centennial plaque! According to City Historic Preservation Officer Richard Forbes, the program was started […]

Sizeable donations help more uninsured at Grace Medical Home


Major donations will allow Grace Medical Home to move to a new location and provide healthcare to more uninsured patients. The organization announced Jan. 15 it will move to a new, 19,000-square-foot facility on East Concord Street near downtown. “This response tells us we live in a thriving and compassionate community that is committed to serving those that are often […]

Thornton Park loses long-time supporter


The Thornton Park Neighborhood Association is extremely sad for the passing of our friend and neighbor, Terry Driscoll. Terry served as Vice President of the TPNA for many years — leading, volunteering and assisting in all of our community events. He had a passion for giving back to the community and did so in service to Outreach Love, Inc. and […]

Business Spotlight: Almut Belote Jewelry

Thornton Park’s new jeweler shines bright like a diamond

Thornton Park had the pleasure of recently welcoming a luxury jewelry designer to their assortment of shops. Almut Belote is the owner and creative designer of Almut Belote Jewelry. Belote comes from Austria, where she started on a very strict training apprenticeship with a master jeweler. After Belote’s master training in Austria, she headed to the Virgin Islands to accept […]

Below are the closed single-family home sales between December 15, 2018 and January 15, 2019.

Statistics for residential activity in the 32801 & 32803 zip codes

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