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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 Perla’s Pizza, the new pizza place that was built out next to Ivanhoe Village’s Thirsty Topher. 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:
- The owner of a home used in 1988 film classic, Ernest Saves Christmas, wants to knock it down but the City of Orlando won’t let him.
- OUC is building a new downtown charging hub for electric vehicles, paid for by a State lawsuit versus Volkswagen for emissions violations.
- The City of Orlando just completed the Airport Gap Trail that’s part of the Orlando Bicycle Beltway project.
- Trying to keep track of the best taco restaurants in Central Florida? We have a map and a Taco Scorecard you can use. Because we care about you.
- The folks at Orlando Rep have just released some in-person and online Spring Break Camp options.
- Barnie’s is launching a new Cappy Hour program and Bungalower Buddies can come to try a Butterscotch Cappuccino for free at next week’s event.
- Lake Ivanhoe has been closed due to a spike in naturally-occurring toxins – that totally couldn’t have been exacerbated by nearby construction projects.
- “Manatees starve to death in ailing Indian River Lagoon.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Toronto FC to play home games in Orlando, Tampa.” – Tampa Bay Times
- “‘I think we’re in the Black section:’ Couple says Orlando restaurant segregated diners.” – Click Orlando
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Cool Job Alert: Planner Senior- Transportation/Mobility.” – Bungalower
- “Fairwinds Foundation announces recipients of 2021 grants.” – Bungalower
- “New five-story residential building headed to Ravaudage.” – Bungalower
- “Taglish Collective adds globe-trotting chef to growing team.” – Bungalower
- “All Florida teachers, child care workers can now get COVID-19 vaccine at these pharmacies.” – Click Orlando
- “Lynx offering free rides for seniors to FEMA vaccination site in Orlando.” – Click Orlando
- “Northeast residents move to Orlando area in droves during pandemic.” – Click Orlando
- “This course director owns a hip Orlando arts bar.” – Full Sail University
- “Alamo Drafthouse scraps Orlando cinema and files for bankruptcy.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Most of Florida chooses Chick-Fil-A at the drive-thru, but Orlando has so many better chicken choices.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando arts space Parkhaus15 opens adventurous duo show from Rachel Kinbar and Mär Martinez.” – Orlando Weekly
- “PETA activists drop hundreds of coconuts at Lake Eola Publix Thursday in protest against ‘forced monkey labor.’” – Orlando Weekly
- “Sure, laugh away. But every big vehicle should look like this new USPS truck.” – Curbed
- “Old ski gondolas find new life as private dining rooms.” – FoodAndWine.com
- “Study shows bikes are a lifeline for KC men experiencing homelessness.” – Health Forward Foundation
- “Race, culture, and space.” – Medium
- “How plagues shape the landscape.” – The New York Times
- “Rajie Cook, who helped make sense of public spaces, dies at 90.” – The New York Times
- “Public drinking in America. Regulating alcohol in the public realm.” – Plantizen
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- ONGOING: Daytona Bike Week (Out of Bounds)
- Monday 3/8: Blaque Dynamite Trio with EarthTonez (Mills 50)
- Tuesday 3/9: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Thursday 3/11: Front Porch Series featuring Oak Hill Drifters (Milk District)
- Thursday 3/11: Popcorn Flicks in the Park – Back to the Future (Winter Park)
- Friday 3/12: Bluegrass, Bacon, and Beer Night with Fiddlerat (SoDo)