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 don’t forget that you can pick up a new issue of our monthly mini-magazine (or “zine”) at a few select spots in town, including in every mail order from Park Ave CDs in Audubon Park.
BUNGALOWER PANDEMIC PROJECTS:
- We’re also trying to launch a new video series to cover how local arts organizations are reacting to the current pandemic and planning for their futures. More on that HERE.
- We’ve also launched a fun make-at-home Korean rice wine kit with our friends at Orlando Meats! Make sure you watch the instructional video on our Facebook page.
- We launched a new initiative for our radio show on Real Radio 104.1 FM called “Orlando Voices” where you can leave us a digital voice message about how you’re faring during this mess. Tell us about your family, your business, your sourdough recipe – anything. Lay it on us and it could get played on the radio and included in the weekly podcast.
- You can buy an Orlando “quaran-tee” from OrlandoMerchStore.com and $10 will be donated to our hyper-local newsroom. Looking cute while supporting local has never been so easy.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Orlando Ballet has canceled the remainder of its 2020/2021 season.
- Instagram just released clickable stickers that allow users to order the food they’re looking at on the app. #gamechanger
- You can hire this local shop to “Tea-P” someone’s house. We think it’s the cutest thing ever. It’s been so successful that they’ve rehired all the staff that they furloughed.
- GayDayS is moving from June to Halloween this year. Which makes sense, as Halloween is a national LGBTQAAlphabet Soup holiday.
- OUC is contributing $12.1 million during the pandemic and helping to keep our power bills down while we shelter at home.
- The Winter Park Chamber has launched a new initiative called “Thrive” to compact the negative impact of the pandemic on its local businesses.
- We’ve started collecting photos of signs that we encounter around town. Tag us in your pics if you see something special so we can include it in our next roundup!
- “The Magic of Empty Streets: Social distancing gives us a rare chance to fix cities.” – The New York Times
- “COVID-19 will upend retail, but there are steps we can take to save it.” – Brookings
- “Here’s what our cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic.” – Rice/Kinder Institute for Urban Research
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Playful learning in everyday places during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Brookings
- “7 National grant-making organizations launch artist relief fund.” – Bungalower
- “Fresh Market demands all customers wear face masks.” – Bungalower
- “History Center raising funds by putting your pet in vintage photos.” – Bungalower
- “Rent is Due: How can we pay the rent?” – Bungalower
- “Share your hand-made maps of life under quarantine.” – Citylab
- “Orlando bike shops booming as coronavirus stay-at-home order continues.” – Click Orlando
- “Why we need ‘sociable distancing.’” – Congress for New Urbanism
- “Across America, frustrated protesters rally to reopen the economy.” – NPR
- “Florida’s students to learn from home for remainder of school year.” – Orlando Weekly
- “COVID-19 Response: Four big moves to support safe and open streets.” – Vancouver Public Space Network