The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
As mentioned in a recent blog post on the City of Orlando website, the City is looking to transform an empty Downtown lot into a "modern interactive public gathering space." The lot in question sits on the corner of Orange...
Winter Park has lit the same red cedar tree in their Central Park for the past 29 years as part of their annual holiday celebrations, but thanks to Irma, that tradition is out on the curb with the rest...
Construction on the new Denning Drive multi-use trail is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 9. We first wrote about the Denning Drive road diet HERE in 2015. The trail project will be divided into three phases, with the first...
The One Pulse Foundation has submitted plans for an interim memorial to be located on the Pulse Nightclub site on South Orange Avenue. The plans, penned by Dix Hite landscape architects, focuses on the grounds themselves and the parking lot...
Original estimates on the damage Leu Gardens experienced from Hurricane Irma seem to have been drastically low-balled. Leu Gardens Director Robert Bowden told his Board of Directors early Wednesday morning that his staff has performed a comprehensive inventory of the...
The governmental triumvirate that is Orange County, the City of Winter Park, and the City of Orlando, have lifted the Lake Advisory that was placed on all City lakes following Hurricane Irma. Storms like Hurricane Irma have a high possibility...
The Lake Alert that was issued for Lake Formosa has been lifted, as of September 20. Following a sanitary sewer overflow from a private lift station behind Mills Park (more on that HERE), roughly 15,000 gallons of sewage leaked into...
The Orlando Science Center is offering a $10 Admission Day on Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is regularly $20.95 for adults and $14.95 for youth aged 3-11. Discounted tickets are limited and tend to sell...
UPDATE: If you have not registered ahead of time for the cleanup event HERE. You will be turned away at the gates. They are at capacity (which is a great problem to have). As we wrote last week, the Harry...
The Orlando Science Center (Website) will be open Wednesday, September 13 to provid day camps for families affected by Irma-induced power outages. The Science Center will be open until 5 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, including KidsTown, with children in...
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...
The Orlando Magic has signed on as the presenting sponsor for this year's Creative City Project (Facebook | Website), recently renamed "Immerse," more on that HERE. The Magic will be underwriting a number of new additions to this year's art festival, including...
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...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill a temporary Horse Groom position. The employee is responsible for the care, feeding, grooming, and cleaning of the horses used for mounted patrol. They are also in charge of cleaning the horse...
The City of Orlando is hiring for multiple available Swan Boat Attendant positions at Lake Eola Park. These are part-time, seasonal positions. Attendants are in charge of operating the swan boat concession, which includes customer service and cashier work. Primary duties...
The Mennello Museum of American Art has launched a new Pet Membership program. Families and individuals with pets can now purchase a Four-legged Friend or Feathery Friend membership for $25 which will allow them free access to pet-friendly events for...
A small, six-pound dog was allegedly attacked by an adult coyote and two cubs in Winter Park at 9 a.m. Monday, July 17. The incident happened on the 600 block of Lander Road, just on the other side of a...
"Has anybody asked you about the two mounds of dirt that are at the old cemetery across from Johnny's filling station? Did they exhume a person(s)?" - Eric Rollings The Orange Hill Cemetery is located across Michigan Street from popular...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, Orlando was suffering from a drought. Social media posts declared that Lake Eola was at unheard of levels. A long stretch of sand even started to show on the...
The public seating in front of the Lake Eola Bandshell is getting redone over the next six weeks. The project will remove approximately 10 sycamore trees that are currently interspersed among the benches. City spokesperson, Cassandra Lafster, told Bungalower that...
This is the fourth year in a row that the City of Orlando's Parks department has allowed Orlando residents to view the Fourth of July fireworks from the privacy of a swan boat. Two weeks before the event, the Lake...
Orlando residents will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Eola Park at the 40th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with activities for children, live music, and food and beverages available for...
UPDATE: Lake Alert Issued for Clear Lake LIFTED, August 4, 2017 The City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division has issued an alert for Clear Lake due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts, a nearby sanitary sewer overflow. "Out of an...