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 the Orlando Museum of Art during the 1st Thursdays Art Party in advance of the return of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms or just click play on the button below.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings just announced the lifting of all local COVID-19 mandates this weekend. A number of CDC guidelines are still in place, like washing your freaking hands, you dirty animals.
- The Florida Cup is coming to Camping World Stadium and Bungalower Buddy members got early ticket access.
- There’s a new Sprouts grocery store opening in the Colonial Plaza in the Milk District and people are kind of freaking out – with glee – about it.
- There’s a new bakery opening in the former Blue Bird Bake Shop in Audubon Park and it looks really tasty.
- Brad’s Underground Pizzeria is moving into a larger kitchen this summer and will likely be able to answer your DMs now. The popular ghost kitchen has been famously behind on its online orders since it launched and is available on Instagram only at the moment.
- Curry Ford West is hosting a “Dress Like a Dad Pub Crawl” on June 19th if you’re looking to wear socks with sandals without fear of public scorn.
- “The chickens in the Orlando Police Department are building themselves a giant coop.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Steve Clifford out as Orlando Magic coach after 3 seasons.” – AP
- “New state bill could derail plans for Orange Avenue Overlay.” – the32789
- “How key chains, wrestling events and more help Orlando news site Bungalower thrive.” – Orlando Business Journal
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “20-year-old loses life in tragic Winter Park lake incident.” – the32789
- “Doug Ba’aser brings sold-out “Tired Old Whore” to The Abbey.” – Bungalower
- “Mills 50 District launches limited edition Pride Month shirts.” – Bungalower
- “SeaWorld Orlando announces first-ever Howl-O-Scream event.” – Click Orlando
- “Winter Park to hold annual 4th of July celebration on July 5th.” – FOX 35
- “Editor’s notebook: This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are bright lights in a difficult year.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando’s WFTV-Channel 9 among TV stations to be hacked, reports say.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Kesha taking the ‘high road’ ‘right round’ to Orlando this summer.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Pulse remembrances and memorials begin this weekend.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Senators push to expand mental-health crisis funding to cities.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Teen girls need better public spaces to hang out.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “How local leaders can use American Rescue Plan funds to support playful learning in cities.” – Brookings
- “George Floyd Square: Intersection briefly reopened before community pushback.” – CBS Minnesota
- “Tactical Urbanism: Let’s make more plazas.” – StreetsBlog USA
- “These 15 urban highways have got to go.” – StreetsBlog USA
- “Texas Senate goes after sanctioned city encampments.” – Urbanize Austin
- “Joe Louis Greenway officially breaks ground on Detroit’s west side.” – Urbanize Detroit
- “Opinion: Seeing the wrong kind of green in New York City’s Little Island.” – The Washington Post
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 6/7: Meet Nicolette – Campaign Kick-off (College Park)
- Tuesday 6/8: Room for all LGBTQ Night of Inclusion (Downtown)
- Tuesday 6/8: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Thursday 6/10: Growing Bolder’s BolderX Among Us Intergenerational Tournament (ONLINE)
- Thursday 6/10: Head Over Heels (Ivanhoe Village)
- Thursday 6/10: Symposium with Banks Helfrich (Winter Park)
- Thursday 6/10: Wine and Wag (SoDo)
- Friday 6/11: Effy’s Fear the Gay Agenda (Downtown)
- Friday 6/11: (S)laughter is the Best Medicine – Orlando Meats Comedy Open Mic (Winter Park)