SPONSORED: 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 was recorded at Rodizio Grill at Pointe Orlando and sponsored by our friends at Janney Roofing and Orange County Library System and is available HERE in podcast form.
Our December print issue is also available online HERE.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an order that will allow for heavy fines to be used against repeat COVID-19 offenders.
- An application has been filed to begin demolishing buildings on the former Orlando Sentinel campus downtown.
- The City of Orlando is extending its current Scooter Pilot Program to buy more time to gather data on if people actually like them or not. The scooters, not the City.
- A new community fridge program was launched at East End Market for people who are experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic.
- A big chunk of Ivanhoe Village is back on the market right now, including the current home of M Lounge.
- Designs were just released for a much-anticipated new dog park/bar project in Ivanhoe Village.
- Miami-based The Salty Donut will open its new Orlando location this week.
- Our friends at the Orange County Regional History Center are auctioning off unique experiences this holiday season.
- “City of Orlando increases rental assistance cap to $12,500 per household.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando’s Chris Mueller “definitely helped himself” with debut goals for US men’s national team.” – MLS Soccer
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Former Winter Park mayor Allen Trovillion passes away.” – the32789
- “Unhoused, unwelcome? Public space and the stigma of homelessness.” – Azure Magazine
- “Funds available to support tech-focused Orlando-based events.” – Bungalower
- “New matcha cafe opening n Mills 50.” – Bungalower
- “OMA and Florida Prize winner launch new stock image project.” – Bungalower
- “There’s no room for teens in the pandemic city.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Orlando hopes dogs, bodybuilders kick-start convention biz.” – San Francisco Chronicle
- “Florida lawmakers propose making to-go cocktails a permanent thing.” – Spectrum News 13
- “Nearly 200 arrests made, 1,300 guns confiscated as Orange County, Orlando work to crack down on gang violence.” – WFTV 9
- [PAYWALL] “Why downtown businesses may be ‘running downhill’ with momentum in 2021.” – Orlando Business Journal
- [PAYWALL] “Disney digitally inserting masks on ride photos.” – Orlando Sentinel
- [PAYWALL] “OUC’s clean-energy plan criticized for rushed timeline, lack of transparency.” – Orlando Sentinel
- [PAYWALL] “Orange sheriff to test sending mental health experts on some calls.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Pretty little Winter Park 3/2 wants $369,000.”
- “Ornate 5/5 estate in College Park wants $1,625,000.”
- “Rental of the Day: 3/2 Rock Lake home asking $1,950/month.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 12/16: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Wednesday 12/17: Protecting Florida’s Water For The Future (ONLINE)
- Thursday 12/17: Downtown Orlando Holiday Bicycle Ride (Milk District)
- Thursday 12/17: Grinchmas at Southern Nights (Milk District)
- Thursday 12/17: Laughing All The Way – Holiday on Church (Church Street)
- Friday 12/18: Living Nativity (Audubon Park)
- Friday 12/18: Holiday Movie at Lake Eola – Elf (Downtown)
- Friday 12/18: Rockin’ Around The Pitmas Tree Party (SODO)