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.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- These local businesses have really pivoted their operations to stay relevant and open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- AdventHealth has opened a special hub in response to a drastic increase in community donations.
- Publix has instituted one-way aisles in its stores but according to comments on our Facebook post, a lot of people aren’t paying attention to the new rule.
- The sudden closure of two local dog race tracks has left roughly 1,000 greyhounds homeless and local rescue groups are working overtime to find them homes.
- The Milk District Main Street launched a collaborative gift certificate program for its local businesses and we are here for it.
- A local t-shirt printer launched OrlandoMerchStore.com to raise funds for local businesses selling their designs online.
- This local vintage shop is looking to buy your old fashions right now.
- “Universal parks in Orlando, Hollywood to remain closed until at least June.” – FOX 6 Now
- “Mayor Jerry Demings: Orange County businesses could be closed into June.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando doctors seeking plasma from coronavirus survivors for potentially life-saving treatment.” – Spectrum News 13
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “#BringToOrlando: AARP is giving out livability grants.” – Bungalower
- “City Council to vote on offsetting expenses for Dr. Phillips Center during pandemic.” – Bungalower
- “Dancers Royale struck by fire this weekend.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando rabbit care and adoptions already at capacity leading up to Easter.” – Bungalower
- “WWII-era ‘victory gardens’ make a comeback amid coronavirus.” – Crosscut
- “SeaWorld Entertainment’s new CEO resigns after just 5 months on the job.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “From ukulele to drama to tap, Orlando’s arts classes move online.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Meals on two wheels: Orlando cyclist delivers to those in need.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Weekly roundup: Florida in the coronavirus bullseye.” – Orlando Weekly
- “We’re drinking a lot during coronavirus, but our immune systems are paying the price.” – Orlando Weekly
- “In this plague, we must learn to play alone in our parks.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
- “First Watch closing all locations nationwide.” – Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide
- “This is how mass unemployment looks on the ground.” – Washington Post
- [PAYWALL] “From Milk Money to District Dollars: How neighborhood organizations are helping small businesses.” – Orlando Business Journal