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. And don’t forget to grab our latest print issue while you’re out and about in The City Beautiful.
Our latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 was recorded at the newly opened My Beer Spa on International Drive. 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:
- The 2022 Special Olympics is looking for local artists/designers to create the cauldron to hold the event’s Olympic flame.
- Need a place to cool off that’s not the beach? We’ve got an interactive map of hotels that offer day passes, public pools, and local springs for you to choose from.
- The Wilf family officially purchased the Orlando City Soccer Club properties and made the DeVoss Family a minority owner for some reason.
- Visit Orlando’s popular Magical Dining intiative is returning on August 27.
- A new Gatsby-themed club is opening on Church Street and they want you to wear your flapper dresses from 2020.
- A local writer was inspired by the xenophobic comments on his neighborhood’s Nextdoor page and used them as writing prompts in a new series he calls “Nextdoor in Colonialtown.”
- Lake Eola has invasive lizards.
- “DeSantis signs Florida Wildlife Corridor Act at Disney Wilderness Preserve.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando Fashion Square developer Unicorp and Bancorp spar over lease as redevelopment plans loom.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Real Radio’s Sabrina Ambra and Rauce Padgett hit the stage with ‘We Come To You’ comedy tour.” – Watermark
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “City of Jacksonville chooses Perkins and Will Riverfront Plaza design.” – Action News JAX
- “Court blocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships.” – AP News
- “Brendan took Hellthy Junk Food to Kappy’s Subs.” – Bungalower
- “Downtown library branch hosting art exhibit of graffiti pioneer, Nic 707.” – Bungalower
- “Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda re-release Pulse charity single.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Science Center exhibiting fossilized crap.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando staff backs developer’s $1B plan for RoseArts District as case heads back to MPB.” – GrowthSpotter
- “The Villages planning $100M expansion into Leesburg.” – GrowthSpotter
- “Home from 1991 film ‘My Girl’ hits market in Polk County, becomes most popular listing at Realtor.com.” – News Channel 8
- “TikTok of woman getting roasted after asking Walt Disney World’s Gaston on a date goes viral.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando City sale completed as Wilf family takes over, sells minority stake to Orlando Magic owners.” –Orlando Sentinel
- “Bringing art into public spaces can improve the social fabric of a city.” – The Conversation
- “Raleigh pushes for permanent fare-free transit.” – Governing
- “Creating a Black ‘Third Place’ in Cleveland.” – Next City
- “World’s first 3-D-printed steel bridge debuts in Amsterdam.” – Smithsonian Magazine
- “The power of local money for a thriving local economy.” – The Solutions Journalism Exchange
- “Let’s protect people as well as we protect utility boxes.” – StreetsBlog
- “Miyazaiki’s urbanism.” – Strong Towns
- “City considers two sites for sanctioned encampments.” – Urbanize Austin
ORLANDO LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 7/26: An Evening with Tim Howard (Milk District)
- Tuesday 7/27: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo at Persimmon Hollow (Downtown)
- Wednesday 7/28: Lecture with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Out of Bounds)
- Thursday 7/29: Gatsby Grand Opening (Church Street)
- Thursday 7/29: Miss Hooters Pageant (Out of Bounds)