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.
Click HERE to listen to the 278th episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at The Pinery in Ivanhoe Village, ahead of a special event we hosted to promote Jon and Brendan’s new book, “100 Things To Do in Orlando Before You Die,” with our friends at Epic Paddle Adventures (Website), who specialize in amazing paddleboard tours around Central Florida. Every attendee walked away with some great memories and a copy of the book.
TOP TEN HEADLINES
- Orange County and United Arts are teaming up for a much-needed Arts Ecology Study that will measure the health of the local arts ecosystem – in partnership with DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
- Four Orlando-area restaurants were awarded Michelin stars last week and mostly everyone is stoked about it, but this local restaurant critic has some questions.
- Orange County Animal Services is at capacity with over 700 animals in their care, both in shelters and in foster care, and they need your help. Fees have been dropped in the interim and they are actively looking for households to sign up to foster animals while they look for their forever homes.
- Following the results of some sort of secret, internal investigation, Orlando Pride has placed its coach and its first assistant coach, on temporary leave.
- SunRail and Central Florida Zoo have launched a new service to connect the Sanford rail station to the zoo, and it’s running through the end of July.
- M Bar/M Lounge’s replacement, Elevate Rooftop Lounge, is now open.
- Bad As’s Sandwich owner, John Collazo, is opening a new burger concept in Curry Ford West.
- “The Michelin Guide is coming to Florida. Should Orlando care?” – Orlando Weekly
- “As Orlando-area COVID hospitalizations climb, CDC urges masks to preserve resources.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “27 Pulse survivors, family members and first responders share their stories.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Gas hits $5 a gallon for the first time. Here’s how it got here and what’s ahead.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream co-owner dishes on the company’s sweet success.” – the32789
- “Creative City Project releases 2022-2023 calendar of events.” – Bungalower
- “House of the Day: 3/2 Mid-century bungalow in Lake Highland asking $599,000.” – Bungalower
- “‘Hope is here:’ March held in Orlando to raise awareness for youth, gun violence.” – Click Orlando
- “But of course you can now buy Grey Poupon ice cream.” – FOX 35
- “PopStroke: Inside look at Tiger Woods’ new golf attraction opening in Orlando.” – FOX 35
- “‘Sad’ dog in Orlando shelter video gets adopted after ‘overwhelming’ response.” – FOX 35
- “Orlando’s Murals by District: Muralists Spotlight.” – Orlando Magazine
- “Michelin inspectors in Florida: One Orlando chef on the angst of waiting for external validation.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando City signs goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar to three-year extension.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Authors of 100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die launch newest edition of guide.” – WESH 2
- “Police identify driver killed in plunge from SR-408 onto I-4.” – WESH 2
- “The insane plan to lift a New York Theatre.” – The B1M
- “How an art exhibit led to a housing discrimination complaint.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “These toilets in Japan are about to get their own movie.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “When cities made monuments to traffic deaths.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “11 Podcasts for people who love cities.” – Next City
- “Twitter for Planners in 2022.” – Planetizen
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Tuesday 6/14: A Black Girl’s Reflections of Love and Resilience (Eatonville)
- Tuesday 6/14: Taffy’s Drag Bingo at Tactical Brewing (Baldwin Park)
- Wednesday 6/15: Come As You Are – A Night of Comedy (Mills 50)
- Wednesday 6/15: Florida Prize Exhibition In-Focus – Francie Bishop Good (Ivanhoe Village)
- Wednesday 6/15: Flume – Orlando Tour (West Orlando)
- Thursday 6/16: 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop at CityArts (Downtown)