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COVID-19 Webinar series looks at Central Florida’s response to global pandemic

The Orlando Economic Partnership is hosting a series of webinars that look at Central Florida's response to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If OPD catches you outside they’re gonna give you something

As schools are closed and crime is down, the Orlando Police Department has an inordinate number of officers hitting the streets right now and if they catch...

Orlando Economic Partnership hosting webinar with Mayor on CARES package

The Orlando Economic Partnership (Facebook | Website) will host a webinar on Thursday, April 2 discussing how the CARES Federal Stimulus Act is designed to help local...

John Rivers launches new nonprofit effort to feed local families

4Roots (Website), a nonprofit entity founded by John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse as part of the new urban farm coming to the new Packing District, is...

Local printer launches online merch shop to support local restaurants

Impress Ink (Facebook | Website) is launching a new initiative to raise funds for local restaurants and small businesses by doing what they do best, sell shirts....

Tools to not be lonely while social distancing

Top-down mandates to stay home and keep your distance could very well save your life and that of your loved ones, but it also means that Orlandoans...

Local chefs giving away free meals on April 1 and 2

Two local chefs, Chef Kristoffer Anderson and Chef Wendy Lopez, are teaming up with World Central Kitchen to provide free meals for people who have been impacted...

LYNX to reduce bus services

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority has announced that LYNX will switch to a Monday to Saturday schedule with a modified service schedule starting March 30 due...

Soco Thornton Park invites hospitality workers to a free dinner

Soco Thornton Park (Facebook | Website) is inviting local hospitality workers to have a free meal and a drink on them on April 2.

Property Tax payment due dates extended

Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Revenue to extend the final due dates for property tax payments for the 2019 tax year.

Orange County Library System to cease book delivery service

The Orange County Library System (Facebook | Website) announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it would cease home delivery service after Thursday, March 26.

Enzian launching on-demand movies

Enzian Theater (Facebook | Website) temporarily closed its doors on March 17 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. But they haven't just been sitting around eating popcorn.

Orange County issues shelter-in-place order, effective March 26

UPDATE: Scroll down to see a copy of the Executive Order from the Mayor that includes a breakdown of non-essential and essential businesses.

WUCF launches at-home learning initiative

WUCF, in partnership with PBS Learning Media, has announced a new initiative to help educators to reach their students remotely. PBS Learning Media...

Job Alert: CVS hiring 50,000 new employees during pandemic

National pharmacy chain CVS Health is hiring for 50,000 new positions as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. CVS will be hiring for...

You can watch Chris Hemsworth work out during the quarantine

Aussie dreamboat actor Chris Hemsworth, known for playing Thor in various Marvel movies and as a super hot guy in grey boxer briefs in Vacation, wants you...

Job Alert: Publix is hiring for thousands of positions

Publix is looking to hire for thousands of positions that are currently available in its stores and distribution centers as soon as by the end of March....

Job Alert: Freshfields Farm is hiring

Freshfields Farm (Website) opened in 1973 as a small meat market and has expanded into the grocer it is today with fresh produce and more.

UCF crowns surprise finalist as president of empty campus

The University of Central Florida has named Alexander Cartwright, former chancellor at the University of Missouri, as its next president. Cartwright entered the search...


Things are a bit crazy right now, Orlando. We know most of you are abiding by the 5 Rules; Washing Hands, Elbow Sneeze, Don't Touch Your Face,...

BUNGALOWER AND THE BUS – EPISODE 163: Coronavirus in Orlando

The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts alone and do not reflect the official policy or position of Bungalower Media,...