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.
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- Florida’s coronavirus death toll hit 1,055 on Sunday.
- Florida currently had 30,839 confirmed cases of the virus, as of Saturday.
- There are 1,304 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orange County.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- So, the Orange Avenue exit on the 408 is closing for the next six months. We tell you this so you’re prepared when you eventually are allowed to leave your house/cave.
- PBS wants you to be a part of its “American Portrait” series and all you have to do is record an answer to one of their prompts with your phone. Easy.
- You asked so we answered – no, you can’t drink in public parks right now.
But we won’t narc on you if you do.
- The Morse Museum just hired a new Curator of American Painting for their collection and we’re really pumped about it.
- The Downtown Development Board just gave $95,000 to the Salvation Army.
- Cooking Class: The Orange County Regional History Center taught our editor how to cook sour orange pie with a vintage recipe.
- “My restaurant was my life for 20 years. Does the world need it anymore?” – The New York Times
- “Florida Sen. Rick Scott says unemployed people make too much money, won’t ‘go back to work’” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando considers business aid for its Main Streets, prompting ‘District Dollars’ and ‘Milk Money’” – Orlando Sentinel
- “‘We are over this’: Orlando restaurant announces plans to reopen dining room on May 1st.” – FOX 35
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Advent Health extends community grant deadlines.” – Bungalower
- “Apple TV bringing back Fraggle Rock during the pandemic.” – Bungalower
- “Designs released for 135-townhome project in Packing District.” – Bungalower
- “Bright tape promoting social distancing transforms public architecture in Singapore.” – Colossal
- “Museums hold Twitter showdown to find world’s creepiest exhibit.” – The Guardian
- “Local restaurant chain furloughs hundreds across Florida.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “An odd, eerie walk along almost-empty I-Drive.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando senior-care facility says it doesn’t belong on the state list of coronavirus cases.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Two arrested in killing of Orlando man found in suitcase.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Japan’s disaster parks help explain its coronavirus response.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “Universal Orlando survey hints at possible post-coronavirus park changes.” – Spectrum
- “Orlando firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain.” – WFTV 9
- “3/2 College Park home asking $329,500.”
- “Beautiful College Park home asking $509,000.”
- “3/3 College Park home asking $499,900.”
- “2/2 Home in Thornton Park asking $340,000.”