Alison Kirby, principal at Jones High School, wrote a letter to Ellen DeGeneres asking for support for her school's band and choir in order to perform at Carnegie Hall. Ellen "The Generous" DeGeneres then invited the band's teachers onto the Ellen show...
February 14, 2018- UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake Beardall LIFTED A Lake Alert has been issued by the City's Stormwater Division due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts in Lake Beardall. A sanitary sewer overflow near the intersection of...
EDIT: The attached copy is from an email sent to Huffington Post by the City of Orlando prior to the story being published. It is not in response to their article. The Huffington Post released an article entitled, "Even Breathing...
Bags (Website), a company specializing in valet and baggage services, has initiated a land purchase deal with the City that would allow them to build their new corporate headquarters in Parramore, just across the street from the Well's Built...
EDIT: Fleet Farming is a program that operates under the non-profit IDEAS For Us and not a separate non-profit as we posted earlier.  The local pedal-powered Fleet Farming (Website) has recently announced that they will be expanding their yard-farming services...
Plans were approved for Wall Street's off-campus venture, Tubbs Brewing, in November 2016. The concept would take hold in a 1925-built warehouse in Parramore at 617 W. Central Avenue , with an outside bar and entertainment area. The project was...
The Orlando Police Department has installed an E-Commerce Exchange Zone outside their new headquarters at 1250 W. South Street . The Exchange Zone is meant to give online shoppers a safe place to exchange money for goods that they purchase...
UPDATE: Central Avenue should reopen by 9 a.m. Tuesday, December 5 We often get photographs from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town so we feature them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in...
Sonny's BBQ will be hosting its 2018 Sonny's Smokin' Showdown event at Camping World Stadium's Tinker Field instead of its regular stomping grounds at the Central Florida Zoo. This will mark the third year of the annual event  and its...
By Jon Busdeker The City of Orlando is considering relocating its Pottery Studio two miles away to Grand Avenue School, according to a city spokesperson. City officials are exploring Grand Avenue School, which closed earlier this year, as a “potential site...
The new Parramore Farmers Market is now accepting applications for vendors. The new market will open on January 6, 2018 and run every Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. Vendors mus submit their applications by...
From the documentary Race:The Power of Illusion The practice of redlining refers to the practice of controlling where people of color could actually live, by selectively raising prices based on race or ethnic composition. This tactic of racial segregation was practiced...
The Sports and Entertainment District that is replacing the block formerly occupied by the OPD Headquarters, the Orlando Rescue Mission, and the Church Street Garage, will be a large mixed-use development hosting a hotel, offices, expo space, retail, and...
The Sunlite Grocery and Market has applied for assistance through the City's Small Business Facade Program in order to freshen up their exterior. The owners of Sunlite Grocery, which is located at 211 N. Parramore Avenue , are looking to...
The new Marriott Hotel project located on the rebranded Sheraton Hotel corner in Downtown Orlando has just filed to replat the southern portion of the property for a proposed parking garage. The new full-service hotel would use the new three-story...
Popular BBQ spot, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has launched a new food truck endeavor. The truck will offer all of their most popular dishes from their brick and mortar locations; pulled pork, smoked chicken, and brisket. Sides include BBQ beans, coleslaw,...
The development team behind Creative Village have just released their Public Art Guidelines plan, which will govern how they treat public art in the new Parramore campus; which they've identified as a key component of their urban infill project. Besides...
VIDEO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO During Monday's City Council meeting, commissioners will vote on whether or not to issue a Temporary Use Permit for a one-year expansion of the Artistic Mural Pilot Program, specifically in reference to the West Art...
McRae Art Studios is hosting a 8x10 Inches of Art show at their new home in Arlington Arts, just off Westmoreland Drive in the Parramore District . Twenty artists in the collective have donated 100 works of art, that measure no more...
According to the West Orlando News, there are over 250 registered sex offenders that live near the new multi-use path that was recently installed along Westmoreland Drive, calling it "Mayor Dyer's Sex Offender Sidewalk." Read their full story HERE. According...
According to Kyle Arnold of the Orlando Sentinel, a new bar and cafe will be opening next to the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. The Lion's Den (Website), located at 642 W. Church Street , would operate the business as a cafe...
The eastward expansion of the free Downtown bus circulator, LYMMO, is set to begin service on Friday, August 4. The new 2.1 mile stretch will serve nine stops that include the Courthouse, FAMU College of Law, Creative Village, the Amway...
Pop-up dinner event company, the Dinner Party Project (Website), has partnered with local ceramics artist LeAnn Siefferman, on a series of dinners where people will share a meal and ideas on topics not often discussed around the dinner table. The new...
According to a post on their Facebook page, Nikki's Place (Facebook | Website) will be re-opening their soul food restaurant by mid-August. The popular Southern restaurant had been open for 16 years before suffering extensive damage from a fire, in March, 2015. They were...
Orlando-based comedian Rauce Padgett’s (Facebook) has released the third video in his a series of videos that look at the “big questions” Central Floridians are asking right now. This latest video shines the spotlight at Camping World Stadium's name. The real...