The City of Orlando has placed "condemned" notices on the popular Parramore event venue, 1010 West (Website). 1010 West, named after it's address of 1010 W. Church Street , is a former airplane hanger that was built in the early 1900s,...
UPDATE: The Mayor is unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and will be replaced by District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill.    The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (Website) is partnering with Aloft Orlando (Website) to launch a new foster dog...
The City's Community Redevelopment Agency's Advisory Board will be looking at a proposal at their upcoming meeting on Thursday, May 24 to possibly bring back the short-lived Downtown Ambassador program. The program, in partnership with Block by Block (Website), to...
We told you HERE in April that the Ivanhoe Village Main Street had lost their Executive Director (well, not lost as much as, fired). They've now begun the job search for their new ED. This full-time position is responsible for...
The City of Orlando recently released a 9-question survey, aimed at collecting information from City Beautiful residents about how prepared they are for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. Questions include timelines for preparedness, what residents focus on...
The City of Orlando is looking to hire a new Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for communicating Public Works Department initiatives to affected communities. They research, write, publish, and publicize best practices for Public Works projects, including producing...
An advisory panel at the Florida State University has recommended the removal of a statue of Francis Eppes from a high profile location in front of the Westcott Building on campus, near one of the main entrances. The same panel has...
The Tinker Field History Plaza has officially opened to the public. The new park is in recognition of the 100 years of Orlando baseball and Civil Rights history that has taken place in the City of Orlando. Tinker Field hosted...
The Orange County Mosquito Safety Division is charged with the task to battle the mosquito populations and keep their populations under control. In part because they're annoying and make you itchy, but mainly because mosquitoes sometimes carry diseases that...
The City of Orlando's Historic Preservation Board is looking for a few good photographers to submit photos of the "built historic streetscape and landscape enhancements in the city to feature in its 2019 calendar." The annual search for photographers is...
UPDATE: The larger five-cities ride has reached capacity (300 riders) but the smaller single-city events are still open for registration.  Bike/Walk Central Florida (Website) is hosting their second Bike 5 Cities event on May 5, where participants will be able to...
The City is offering free trees to Orlando residents via their One Person, One Tree initiative, presented in partnership with Arbor Day's Energy Saving Trees Program and funding from OUC and the Florida Forest Service. Residents can get up to...
The City of Orlando has teamed up with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida for the third consecutive year to provide jobs for homeless individuals. Goodwill will screen, evaluate, and place homeless job-seekers in temporary roles through their GoodSource Staffing Services...
Catalyst Spaces' has announced the eight participating start-ups for the spring cohort of their advanced technology accelerator, VentureScaleUp (Website). This is the fifth cohort of the program which provides mentorship and inspiration to participating organizations with a network of professional...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
The Milk District Main Street program was approved to install branded banners along their streets last December. Now they are looking for local designers and artists to submit their ideas to be considered for possible installation. Artists can submit as...
The City of Orlando will bring back their outdoor film screening series, Movieola, on Friday, April 27 with the film, Coco.  The event starts at 6 p.m. with games, music, and food with the film beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the...
By Sarah Bolandi The "story of Thornton Park" is now officially on display on select walls of the Thornton Park Central parking garage. Earlier this year, Thornton Park Main Street District (Website) sent out a call to artists to participate in...
Orlando was host to the first racially-integrated Little League baseball game in the South in 1955. The all-black Pensacola Jaycees played against the all-white Orlando Kiwanis at Lake Lorna Doone roughly 63 years ago. Up until that point, white youth...
The City of Orlando is a week into their two-block-long Safe Streets Initiative on Curry Ford, and people have a lot of feelings about it. Orlando and the Central Florida Region have repeatedly placed in the Top Ten Metropolitan Areas...
The Facilities Management Division is looking to sign a contract with Freeport Fountains (Website) to upgrade the lighting system of the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain on Lake Eola. Freeport Fountains actually refurbished the fountain in 1999 and is already...
The City of Orlando has awarded a Professional Engineering Services contract to HDR Engineering, Inc., to update the City of Orlando Bicycle Plan. Two firms responded to a Request for Qualifications Statements for Professional Engineering Services in December, 2017; Toole...
The Rally Social Enterprise Accelerator (Website) is currently accepting applications for their second class, which will launch May 1. The program, spearheaded by the Central Florida Foundation (Website), works with local social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into self-sustainable ventures...
The City of Winter Park will host their annual Earth Day/Arbor Day in the Park celebration in Central Park on Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The free public event will feature live music all day, an art contest,...
The City of Orlando will apply a Safe Street initiative to Curry Ford's streetscape this week stretching between South Bumby Avenue to South Crystal Lake Drive, making it a temporary biking and pedestrian-friendly oasis. Contractors are already onsite installing temporary...