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...
Fire Chief, Jim White, has announced that he will be retiring after 35 years of fire service, 25 of which were spent with Winter Park. Chief White's accomplishments while working for Winter Park include developing the City's first Office of...
Local do-gooder and owner of United Trophy, Syd Levy, passed away January 29 at the age of 88. Levy, who built Flea World, "America's largest flea market," was also a philanthropist and supported multiple charities, especially the Boys and Girls...
On November 2, 1920, one black man in Ocoee, Florida tried to vote. As a result, over 50 to 60 African-Americans were killed, African-American-owned homes and businesses were razed to the ground, and over 500 people of color fled...
Axiom Gallery (Facebook | Website) will open in Winter Park this spring at 268 W. New England Avenue . Besides the public exhibit space, Axiom will provide ongoing fine art consulting services to provide artwork for corporate and private collectors,...
The three-story Church Street Exchange Building has a new set of owners in Digvijay Gaekwad and Robert Yeager. The 87,000+ SF home of publicly subsidized coworking space Canvs and PlanSource should be remaining in tact as Gaekwad told the Orlando Sentinel in a recent...
The Orlando Economic Partnership (Website) has just announced the hiring of John F. Davis as the new Executive Vice President of Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. John F. Davis (LinkedIn) has served as the President of the...
Bungalower, in partnership with local filmmaker Jordan Eichenblatt, has launched our new series of videos looking at the local food truck scene called Orlando Food Truck Guide. The new series of shorts takes our various hosts into the kitchens of some...
New addition Garp and Fuss (Facebook) is in soft opening starting Tuesday, January 30 in the former home of Bistro on Park Avenue in Winter Park, at 348 N. Park Avenue . The focus of the new restaurant is American-Fusion with...
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...
EDIT: We originally stated that Omar Delgado was terminated for recording Regina Hill during a medical call, which is obviously incorrect. That sentence has been changed.  Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be hosting an evening at the Orlando Public Library on...
RuPaul's Drag Race isn't the only game in town when it comes to drag television binge-tasticness. Dragula, the search for the world's next drag "supermonster" is hosted by the Boulet Brothers, Dracmorda and Swanthula, and if you can't tell,...
The current owner of the two story office building that houses the Gallery at Avalon Island (Website) has decided to donate it to the City of Orlando. The Queen Anne-style Rogers building is owned by Ford W. Kiene, Chairman of City...
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are returning to Orlando with their AC2 show on Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. The journalist and late night talk show host are famous for their enduring friendship and have been touring for years with...
" starring in a movie version directed by Baz Luhrmann." - RuPaul A one-woman play with roots in Orlando that documents the journey of iconic performer Josephine Baker, Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play just got the stamp of approval from Her...
Local filmmaker Brian Carlson (Website), the brain behind MR. GOLD  and the 11 Questions series we shared last year, has released a new short film called 41x about lawn mower racing with a little help from local agency startup, Orlando Creatives (Website). The film...
PROMO: Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Field to Feast Dinner at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood, Florida. The event celebrates locally-sourced cuisine in an open-air setting with a casual dine-around; this year’s dishes will again be paired...
Bungalower, in partnership with local filmmaker Jordan Eichenblatt, has launched our new series of videos looking at the local food truck scene called Orlando Food Truck Guide. The new series of shorts takes our various hosts into the kitchens of some...
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...
This time last year we discovered one of our favorite local Instagram accounts. OrlandoIsSleeping (Instagram). Created by a talented ICU nurse, Ashley (last name withheld, because privacy), who took to photography as a way to chill out post-shift work, the...
NYPD Pizza closed their College Park location in September, 2017 and we covered it HERE. The new tenant for the 2,600 SF+ building will be Cafe Linger (Facebook | Website) a concept fronted by seasoned food and beverage pair Michael...
Snap! Space (Website) will host two out-of-town photographers at their February 2 exhibition, Shabazz | Theodore. Brooklyn-native Jamel Shabazz has been photography the streets and street fashion of New York for the past 40 years. Shabazz is currently working on...
After almost three years of business, our friends and partners at Orlando Shirts are calling it quits. The family-run, hyper-local and Florida-focused shirt shop was owned and operated as a side hustle by parent company Go Big Marketing (Website). The owner...
Justin Timberlake will take his Man of the Woods Tour, his first tour in four years, through Orlando on May 14. Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" album hits the airwaves in early February before his Super Bowl halftime performance. Tour tickets...
Restaurant partners have released more details following the announcement that KASA would be re-branding as new concept, Chela Tequila and Tacos  (Website) at the end of the month. Chela will officially open for business on Tuesday, January 23 with a...