SPONSORED by the Orange County Library System: 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:
- Bars across the state are not allowed to sell alcohol for on-site consumption right now as the governor points his blaming finger at the “youths” but he still doesn’t think masks should be a rule or anything.
- The City of Orlando installed a “Black Lives Matter” street mural along Rosalind Avenue by Lake Eola on Friday. Don’t read the comments on our Instagram post though.
- Wahlburgers is closing their downtown Orlando location and they’re blaming it on the pandemic.
- Some positive coronavirus tests have resulted in Orlando Pride having to pull out of the National Women’s Soccer League Tournament.
- The fanciest coffee shop ever has just opened in downtown Orlando and it’s really something. Check out our video tour.
- Thornton Park has a barbecue restaurant again and this time it’s really yummy.
- There’s a new Matcha House opening in Mills 50 and they’ll have soft serve.
- “Agency clears Orlando officers who beat, kicked accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd during arrest.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando-area malls are recovering faster than ones in Miami or Las Vegas.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Orlando defaced with racist message.” – WMFE 90.7
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Commissioner Emily Bonilla proposes rent freeze in Orange County.” – Bungalower
- “Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen closing Sunday, June 28.” – Bungalower
- “Winter Park Police finally get body cameras.” – Bungalower
- “Gov. DeSantis unleashes ‘grim reaper of business licenses’ on Orlando pub that flouted COVID rules.” – Florida Phoenix
- “NY, NJ, and CT order quarantine for visitors from states with high infection numbers.” – FOX 35
- “The Orlando Dilemma: As COVID cases spike up in the sunshine state, is it safe to return to play in Orlando?” – Hudson River Blue
- “What Typhoid Mary tells us about personal responsibility and personal liberty.” – NPR
- “Libraries strive to stay ‘community living rooms’ as they reopen.” – The New York Times
- “Editor’s note: We killed the comments section on Orlando Weekly; long live letters to the editor.” – Orlando Weekly
- “This summer, take part in the fine old pandemic tradition of graveyard outings.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando summer 2020: The safest way to see a movie with friends is inside your own car.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Why cities must protect their parks from funding cuts.” – U.S. News
- [PAYWALL] “86 Orlando firefighters test positive for COVID-19.” – Click Orlando
- [PAYWALL] “Man dies after accident working on Virgin Trains project in Orlando.” – Click Orlando
- [PAYWALL] “Shooting victim found outside downtown Orlando bar, police say.” – Click Orlando
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 6/29: Camp Ivanhoe Lane of Many Beers (Ivanhoe Village)
- Monday 6/29: Informed and Engaged: Racism in Immigrant Communities (Online)
- Monday 6/29: Enzian Presents Universal Classic Monsters Week (Maitland)
- Monday 6/29: Orange County Sheriff Online Forum (Online)
- Tuesday 6/30: American Prints II From the Butler Institute (Out of Bounds)
- Tuesday 6/30: Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida (Online)
- Wednesday 7/1: Curry Ford West Summer Pop-up Park – Kickoff Meeting (CFW)
- Thursday 7/2: Placemaking for the Built Environment Industry (Online)