The City of Orlando is partnering with Ivanhoe Village Main Street (Facebook) to install 11 new bike racks at locations along Orange Avenue.
A new volunteer group called Central Florida Solar Advocates (Facebook), is launching Orlando’s first solar co-operative at an introductory meeting on Saturday, May 16 at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando [Gmap].
The co-op will be open to homeowners within Orlando and Winter Park, looking to install solar systems on their homes. By partnering with the co-op, participants will be able to get a “volume discount” unavailable to solo shoppers.
The co-op will consist of twenty households. Bids will be collected and then one will be awarded to a single contractor who will work under separate contracts for each house.
The first meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and be hosted at First Green Bank [Gmap].
For more information, contact Central Florida Solar Advocates at [email protected]
MoviEola, a free monthly movie series at Lake Eola Park, is back.
Beginning on Friday, May 1 and ending August 28m the City of Orlando will be showing a free, family-friendly movie on the East Lawn [Gmap].
Movies begin at 8 p.m.
CycleHop’s Orlando Bike Share has been renamed, Juice Bike Share (Website).
In a move that coincided with a massive increase in bike share stations across the city (200 more bikes have been added to the system, following the launch which had only 20 bikes with four stations), Juice has re-branded itself with an updated logo and color – abandoning the green in favor of a bold orange.
As part of the launch of the updated bike share system, Juice is offering Founding Memberships to Orlando residents. Founding Memberships include twice as much free-riding time as the other plans as well as some Juice swag (t-shirt, water bottle and sunglasses).
Hourly ridership fees have increased from $5 to $6 and the monthly package has doubled, from $15 to $30.
The Bufo Toad (Bufo means toad, so we’re basically saying “toad toad”) is also known as the marine toad, giant toad and cane toad. It ranges from tan to grayish-brown, with a creamy yellow belly. They have triangular parotoid glands on their shoulders (natives are usually oval).
They live up to ten years and breed more than rabbits … and they’re poisonous.
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Here’s a look at some of the events taking place this weekend.
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Friday, April 17
Join us Friday, April 17th at our NEW LOCATION (TBA) for the opening reception of New Refractions, a solo show featuring New York-based artist, Andréa Stanislav. This event is free, open to the public and the artist is expected to attend! Andréa Stanislav is known for her collages, sculpture, and installation pieces that incorporate glitter, refractive film, bright colors, and the occasional taxidermied animal. Her works are rooted in a maximalist theory –a “more is more” viewpoint where excess is…
According to the gallery owner the “new building owner and I had different visions for the building. So Jai is working on a new location.”
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