LYNX is launching their first all-electric bus into the streets of Downtown Orlando this Friday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m. The launch is part of a pilot project to explore the use of zero-emissions vehicles for the entire Downtown fleet...
In a recent post on Insomniac, Electric Daisy Carnival's arts and culture blog, the traveling thump-thumpa fest profiled all of the hottest spots that festival-goers should check out while in town. Last year's event brought approximately 75,000 attendees to...
The City of Orlando has issued an advisory to downtown commuters that Hughey Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane throughout August and into mid-September due to work associated with the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project. Work is scheduled to...
"Have you heard anything about the city paying for murals on the new Gertrudes walk extensions or something like that?" - Scott Mann, Highforge Solutions Mr. Mann reached out with the above question over the weekend, and according to the...
Mary Giraulo, the Grants and Arts Education Manager for United Arts of Central Florida, was just named the Community Arts Education Professional of the Year by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Giraulo received the award in recognition for her...
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...
Woof Orlando (Facebook | Website), the dog boarding business in College Park, has shut down due to complications with canine influenza. "We're grinding forward but this whole thing is just a great big depressing mess to say the least Not...
In response to Orange County's search for Orlando's Signature Dish, we've decided to start gathering some iconic Florida recipes for our subscribers to try at home. Our July Bungalower Bundle included a little bonus recipe card among the regular monthly...
UPDATE: With the upswing in recent cases in canine influenza, dog-owners should be aware of limiting their pet's interaction with other dogs unless they are properly vaccinated and not showing signs of infection. More on information on the dog...
MetroPlan is neck deep in their Corrine Drive Complete Streets study and held their first public workshop at Leu Gardens on July 27. The above video was a promo for the workshop which has already taken place, which presented...
The Orlando Fire Department's Bomb Squad division has requested approval to purchase an ANDROS FX™ Unmanned Ground Vehicle. The "hazardous duty robot" is made by only one company, ROMOTEC, Inc., and is expected to cost $300,036. These types of machines...
Cities are hotter than their suburban cousins, that's a fact. And the main culprit is pavement and asphalt. Bitumen, a petroleum-based product, is naturally black and is used in the creation of asphalt as a binder. The result is that...
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...
Dominique Greco has been hired as the City of Orlando's first ever Night Manager; a position that will oversee the growing needs of Orlando's Downtown nightlife scene. Greco comes to the job following eight years as the Project Director for...
The Mills 50 Main Street program is installing six new bike-shaped bike racks along the Mills corridor this month. The bikes are each a different color and have the Mills 50 branding on the front tire.  The orange bike rack was the...
The City of Orlando is considering an agreement with Atlanta-based Lincoln Church Street, LLC, to cover the costs of new commuter rail station that will be part of a new Downtown development called Tremont Tower. Lincoln was approved to build...
If you throw up, get ready to pay up at the Stubborn Mule. The popular downtown Orlando restaurant and brunch spot has a policy that states that any guest who pukes on the premises must clean it up or pay...
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...
Join Mayor Buddy Dyer for his 2017 State of the City address at 10:30 a.m. This video is a live feed provided by the City of Orlando. The address is a moment for the Mayor to reflect on accomplishments and to...
According to an item on the City of Orlando Council Agenda for July 24, 2017, the Sustainability Department is looking to to update the municipal recycling program. An employment agreement was filed to hire  Joseph England as a Sustainability Project...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook Live to...
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...
Door Dash (Website) launched their on-demand delivery service in Orlando on July 12. Restaurant listings include Krungthep Tea Time, Huey Magoo's, Fiddler's Green Irish Pub, Einstein Bros Bagels, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Zeytin Turkish Cuisine, P is for Pie, Tako Cheena,...
A new Winter Park-based beer bus called Hop On Tours(Facebook) is being launched in Winter Park this August. Backed by Deez Hops LLC, a company founded by Brian Quain of What Ales Ya podcast, Kevin Jones, and Ivan Rios, the...
Travel and Leisure has awarded Winter Park's Alfond Inn (Website) second place in its roundup of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. Hotels were judged on the knowledge of their staff, sense of place, and "a room...