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Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019

A happy merger


Nowadays when you hear about mergers in the newspaper industry, it’s bad news. Something like “The Arizona Daily Sun’s newsroom was informed from their corporate overlords that their newsroom would be shrinking in half.” But we’re a happy little paper that only tells good news. So, the good news is: We’re merging with a major media conglomerate… the College Park […]

O-Town Interview: Candy Cole — Make it or leave it


It takes a little while for newcomers to understand what Maker Faire Orlando is when they first arrive. Unlike markets and pop-ups, the exhibitors at the event aren’t necessarily selling things. They volunteer to spend two days to talk to the more than 14,000 attendees, showing off what they are making and sharing what they learned. The event is produced […]

My ‘Swan Song’


No, I am not dying, but I am moving out of state, so this is my final column about our Orlando Arts and the amazing artists who live there. Fortunately, with the newly expanded community paper, the column will be in the hands of the Central Florida Community Arts team, led by my dear friend Joshua Vickery. As I say […]

Mixed-use affordable tower coming to Parramore


A public meeting was held on Nov.12 at the Callahan Neighborhood Center to update residents on a planned 17-story, mixed-use tower called DXV Central coming to the Parramore Neighborhood. City Commissioner Regina Hill invited developer David Hirschfeld to give an update and to receive input from residents. The proposed development is at the corner of West Central Boulevard and North […]

Vikings storm Downtown Orlando


If you’ve ever driven by Mayor Langford Park in the Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood on a Sunday, you might have thought you were transported back in time and across the Atlantic to the land of the Vikings. Actually, what you’re seeing is a group called “Myrrlag,” or Swamp Vikings. Orlando’s “lag,” or chapter, is a group of Viking Age reenactors that […]

Business Spotlight: Burton’s – Where everyone knows your name


This month’s business spotlight is a true treasure of Downtown Orlando in Thornton Park. The building located at 801 E Washington St. first emerged in the City of Orlando’s directory as Burton’s Sundries in the year 1937. It eventually became Burton’s Bar & Grill in 1969 after years of selling beer as a general store. Unfortunately, the full history of the […]

Edgewater robotics wins big, football team advances to final

Fighting Eagles advance to finals The Fighting Eagles claimed the title of Class 7A Regional Champions on Nov. 15. The team fought hard and came out with the win against undefeated Niceville High School. The Eagles went on to defeat Armwood High School on Nov. 29 and will play for the State Championship on Dec. 14. Robotics team wins big […]

Lake Highland Prep honors veterans

More than 500 Lake Highland students participated in a program to honor veterans with more than 2,000 people in attendance, including Orange County Sheriff John Mina and Commissioner Robert Stuart. LHP wishes all veterans a special day of recognition, honor and remembrance today and always.

South Eola welcomes new businesses, park, housing


The South Eola Neighborhood Association recently held its fourth-quarter meeting, sharing all things South Eola in 2019 and setting 2020 goals.  The newly expanded and updated dog run at Constitution Green was a highlight of the year for our neighborhood, and we’re glad to see residents from all over to come enjoy it. Unfortunately, the Main Street event to raise […]


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