This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s Bungalow Neighborhood news, and some bonus headlines you may have missed.
Our latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 has been podcasted and is available HERE, and was recorded at Corona Cigar Company in Downtown Orlando.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Second Harvest Food Bank just released a ‘Map the Meal Gap’ interactive map that shared free meal program locations for children in Central Florida.
- The Ravenous Pig’s newly expanded brewery will be opening soon and we were invited for an early tour.
- Two new restaurants are opening across from Wall St. Plaza and one of them will have poke burritos.
- Kathleen and William Blake have sold The Rusty Spoon to new owners.
- Lynx won a federal grant to buy new electric buses for their Lymmo line.
- Police Chief Orlando Rolon just called it quits with Amazon’s facial recognition pilot program. We’re not mad about it.
- The owner of Fuel and Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge has sold both properties to a new management group.
- The creator of Orlando’s signature dish has closed her popular Park Avenue-based French cafe.
- “Performance arts groups say Dr. Phillips Center rent is too high.” – FOX 35
- “Adorable photo of boy without forearm bonding with Orlando soccer player goes viral.” – WKRN
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Critically endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrows take first steps, flaps into the wild.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Orlando teachers rally against proposed contract.” – FOX 35
- “Bulletproof backpacks are selling out in Florida.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Professional pooper scoopers report for dooty in Orlando.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Rare open seat on Orlando City Council draws three so far.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Mother, son claim $20,000 lotto ticket in Orlando, get arrested same day on drug charges.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Newborn found on doorstep at apartment complex where another baby was left 2 years ago.” – USA Today
- “Orlando man accused of beating wife to death claims he’s being targeted over commissary.” – WFTV
- [PAYWALL] “Little zones, big opportunity: How a federal incentive program can help shape Orlando’s economic development.” – GrowthSpotter
- “Learn about preventing crime through design at Community Conference.”
- “Super-chill College Park home wants $365,000.”
- “Local Main Street hosting State of the Milk event, July 31.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 7/30: Mikado Mixer at Seito Sushi (Baldwin Park)
- Tuesday 7/30: Rethinking the City for All (College Park)
- Tuesday 7/30: Cult Classics at Enzian – The Rock(Maitland)
- Tuesday 7/30: Shawn Mendes The Tour (Parramore)
- Wednesday 7/31: State of The Milk (Milk District)
- Wednesday 7/31: MLS All-Stars vs. Atletico Madrid (Parramore)
- Thursday 8/1: What’s Up Downtown – Fostering Entrepreneurs (Parramore)
- Thursday 8/1: Orlando Bellydance Convention (Out of Bounds)
- Thursday 8/1: Gilda Wabbit’s Big Gay Opera Show (West Orlando)
- Thursday 8/1: An Evening with Sick ‘n’ Wrong Film Fest (Milk District)
- Friday 8/2: Sore Loser – Works by Ashley Taylor (Mills 50)