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 Rockpit Brewing in the SoDo District, a few days before they held their first-ever Beer Olympics. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms or just scroll down a bit and listen to it here!
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- A new 330-unit apartment building is being sized up for a 2-acre lot in Parramore and according to the comments on our social platforms, people are triggered.
- There’s a new Jewish deli open in Colonialtown and everyone is already obsessed.
- Did you know that Orlando used to have an ever-burning trash pile called “Mount Vesuvius” back in the day? Now you do.
- The City of Winter Park has canceled its outdoor event programming for February and March due to a dramatic drop in approval ratings from local merchants.
- The Wells’Built Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Parramore.
- The SoDo District has announced a year’s worth of micro-event programming that will call attention to its member businesses.
- Suddenly celebrating a Valentine’s Day alone? Name an insect after an ex-lover and watch it get fed to a bird. Because, growth.
- “Coping with the COVID Crisis in the midst of the holiday rush: Nine takeaways from our December surveys of small business owners an Main Street programs.” – Main Street America
- “Officials confirm the new COVID-19 variant in Central Florida.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Nearly 90,000 students in Florida public schools didn’t show up this year.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Recent Henderson Hotel decision reflects divide in Winter Park.” – the32789
- “Ask Bungalower: What’s this big film project shutting down streets downtown?” – Bungalower
- “Cat Calendar Assembled! Crowd-sourced “Lulu Unleashed” calendar released.” – Bungalower
- “City releases early bird registration for Neighborhood and Community Summit.” – Bungalower
- “Great Reads: Orange County Library System’s February book selections.” – Bungalower
- “New Japanese restaurant opening in Mills 50.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando-made film about Nichelle Nichols now streaming online.” – Bungalower
- “Wall Street building out former Subway space.” – Bungalower
- “Win $2,500 for reeling in a fish named Jim Thomas.” – Bungalower
- “Zebra Foundation looking at converting former hotel into housing for homeless queer youth.” – Bungalower
- “Residents in Orlando’s Lake Davis-Greenwood community don’t want historic neighborhood designation.” – Click Orlando
- “Two Orlando eateries place on Yelp’s national list of Black-owned restaurants to watch.” – Orlando Weekly
- [PAYWALL] “‘Bars and nightclubs are falling behind’ in coronavirus compliance, Orange Mayor Jerry Demings says.” – Orlando Sentinel
- [PAYWALL] “Universal: Blue Man Group won’t reopen in Orlando.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “When restaurants close, even temporarily, what happens to the communities that rely on them?” – The Counter
- “Colab-19 uses scaffolding to create multipurpose outdoor venue for pandemic-struck Bogota.” – Dezeen
- “We need to think broader about human-centered design.” – Next City
- “The bike shop on wheels traveling the Navajo Nation.” – Outside
- “Amsterdam is embracing a radical new economic theory to help save the environment. Could it also replace Capitalism?” – Time
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 2/9: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Wednesday 2/10: Showing and Discussion of “The Mask You Live In” (Maitland)
- Wednesday 2/10: Orlando Story Club (Downtown)
- Thursday 2/11: Book Club with Margaret Atwood (ONLINE)
- Thursday 2/11: Front Porch Series – Kaleigh Baker and Someday Honey (Milk District)
- Thursday 2/11: Symposium with Banks Helfrich (Winter Park)
- Friday 2/12: Handmade Happy Hour – Hand-Embellished Photos (Maitland)
- Friday 2/12: Otronicon (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 2/12: The Van Gogh Affect (South Eola)