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.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- The City of Orlando’s Rental Assistance funds are tapped out until next year so Orange County is extending their funds to city residents effective immediately if they’ve fall behind on payments.
- Commissioner Regina Hill clapped back hard at a recent open house/community meeting concerning the lengthening of Hicks Avenue between Holden Heights and Parramore Avenue and posted a video about it. You can watch a clip of it on our Instagram or the whole thing on our Facebook page. It really picks up after the 17-minute mark.
- The Orange County Sherriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2021 Crime Prevention Grants. The innovative program provides micro-grants to nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and eligible applicants, that are engaged in programming that addresses neighborhood safety, crime prevention, and/or drug abuse education and prevention.
- The Pet Alliance just announced their architect for the new Orlando shelter development following the loss of their original building due to a sudden fire.
- Garth Brooks is returning to Orlando this spring after a five-year absence and Drag Race’s “Werq the World Tour” is headed to Hard Rock Live.
- The Orange Studio in Mills 50 is for sale.
- Jam Hot Chicken is now open in Winter Park’s former Sausage Shack space.
- “Sprouts Farmers Market now open in Orlando’s Milk District.” – Click Orlando
- “City officials remove brick etched with ‘KKK’ from Orlando neighborhood street.” – WESH 2
- “Omicron detected in Altamonte Springs.” – FOX 35
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “The City celebrates new Library and Events Center with grand opening events.” – the32789
- “City work session reveals plans for new 13-acre community.” – the32789
- “Video shows Range Rover burst into flames on I-4 in Orlando.” – Click Orlando
- “Korean fried chicken chain to open in Orlando, with more restaurants ahead.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Korean chain bb.q Chicken plans to open 15 stores in Orlando area.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Outside Orlando, a tribute from Mister Rogers’s old neighborhood.” – The Washington Post
- ““Think bolder and think bigger”: housing and transportation advocate wants Orlando leaders to rethink urban design.” – WMFE
- “7-Bedroom former assisted living facility for sale in College Park.”
- “3/2 Bungalow by Urban wetlands asking $350,000.”
- “2/1 Lake Formosa home asking $479,900.”
- “Can Russell Crowe succeed in cleaning up Bangkok’s terrible wiring?” – The Guardian
- “Meet an ecologist who works for God (and against lawns).” – The New York Times
- “Songs About Places 2021: ‘Outside,’ ‘Lockdown,’ and Memphis among the themes of another pandemic year.” – Planetizen
- “The YIMBY-NIMBY debate gets uninteresting.” – Planetizen
- “A monthly ritual of selflessness has transformed Rwanda.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
- “How Berlin lets the whole city care for its trees.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
- Monday 12/13: The In-Between Series presents Thomas Milovac (Downtown)
- Tuesday 12/14: Cult Classics – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Maitland)
- Tuesday 12/14: Gingerbread House Party (Mills 50)
- Tuesday 12/14: Ginger Minj’s Winter Wonderland featuring Gidget Galore (South Eola)
- Wednesday 12/15: Peek a Boo Lounge Holiday Show (South Eola)
- Thursday 12/16: 3rd Thursday at cityArts – Opening Night Reception (Downtown)
- Friday 12/17: Holiday Movie at Lake Eola – “The Santa Clause” (Downtown)