Cory Connell scholarship winner

Congratulations to Fred Asare-Konadu II, who has been awarded the Cory Connell PTSA Scholarship for 2019. The scholarship is awarded to a student exemplifying the character traits exhibited by Cory Connell (Class of ’13), who was killed in the Pulse shooting.

JROTC at Arnold Palmer Invitational

The U.S. Marine Corps JROTC was on hand to support organizers of the Annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament at Bay Hill last month.

Spring is here. You’re not inside, are you?

Springtime in Orlando is simply the best. Aside from the perfect weather, there is so much going on to get us out enjoying it. Not to mention all the fabulous restaurants with outdoor seating. Tommy Cardinal (assistant editor) and I had a working lunch a few weeks ago at the new Eola General. If you haven’t eaten there yet, make […]

Upcoming neighborhood association meetings

Get involved:

Thornton Park – Quarterly Neighborhood Association Meeting: Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park (1808 E. Central Blvd.) Eola Heights – 2nd Quarter 2019 General Membership Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall (123 E. Livingston St.) Lawsona/Fern Creek – Spring Quarterly Meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. at Mayor Carl Langford Park […]

Thornton Park Main Street hard at work for community

On September 10, 2012, Thornton Park District (TPD) was officially voted in to the Orlando Main Street Program by City Council. It takes a lot of work to run a successful Orlando Main Street District and TPD has been able to do so with some of the best volunteers, business owners, residents and team leaders in the City of Orlando! […]

OCRHC nominated for national award

The Orange County Regional History Center could soon be the winner of a national award. The museum was nominated for a medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for service to their community. 30 libraries and museums nationwide made the shortlist, including the OCRHC. The 2019 National Medal recognizes a library or museum that “contributes to the wellbeing […]

Historic home receives upgrade nearly 100 years later

A house built by the former mayor of Orlando in 1925, according to estimates, is now “revived to [its] former glory,” according to Phil Shaw of LP Design and Renovation, LLC. The renovation at 226 Hillcrest St., built by former Orlando mayor James L. Guiles, was completed in March. Shaw said the home has a yellow brick structure with Prairie […]

Shine Ave. home has Buddy Ebsen connection

The letter came just as he was settling into his new home, and it’s helped fuel his curiosity about his house on Shine Avenue. “When I bought the house – a week later a letter came in the mail,” Alex Corzo said. “When I came to open the letter and I saw who it was, it was the daughter of […]

Yes, Epic Axe Throwing

Business Spotlight

No, that’s not a typo — axe-throwing is the latest thing, and it has come to downtown Orlando. Sharpened axes (less than 3 pounds) are thrown by bearded, lumberjack hipsters (more than 3 pounds) at wooden targets (who are afraid of both). Actually, everyone is welcome at Epic Axe throwing — they even have ADA-compliant axe-throwing — as long as […]

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

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