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New drive-thru dinosaur event coming to town

The Orange County Convention Center (Website) will be hosting a drive-thru dinosaur event from January 28-February 7 where people can pretend their in that famous scene in Jurassic Park where absolutely nothing could have gone wrong, but it did. Because nature always finds a way. The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will feature roughly 70 “photorealistic” […]

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City breaks ground on new Central Park, west of downtown

Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council were in attendance to break wind ground at a new city-owned and managed park just west of the Central Business District today. The new Creative Village Central Park or “Luminary Green” will measure in at 2.3-acres when it’s completed by the second half of 2021 and will be […]

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Ivanhoe bar adding artisan pizza service

“There’s always a connection to your grandmother’s kitchen and how you turn out as a chef.” Chef Michael Collantes A local watering hole is partnering with a popular local chef to open a new artisan pizzeria in the back of their bar. Thirsty Topher (Facebook | Website) located at 601 Virginia Drive [GMap] in Ivanhoe Village, […]

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Formerly shelved Tubbs Brewing project back in play

A previously approved brewery project in Parramore that inevitably bit the dust has unexpectedly found legs again and is slowly coming back to the land of the living. Tubbs Brewing, which we originally wrote about HERE in September 2016, was being spearheaded by the team at Wall St. Plaza but hit a roadblock at City […]

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House of the Day: Contemporary College Park home asking $749,000

SPONSORED: This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom contemporary home is located at 554 Clayton Street [GMap] in College Park, just minutes away from the Dubsdread Golf course. The 2,708 SF, two-story home was built in 2007 and boasts plenty of windows to allow in an abundance of natural light and French doors that open to a manicured […]

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Thornton Parkers assembling photos of neighborhood cat for calendar

An alliance of the Thornton Park Main Street and The Falcon bar are assembling photos of a neighborhood cat to be featured in a 2021 calendar. Lulu the Cat, a beloved neighborhood cat with an Instagram account, @LulUnleashed, is a regular sight on the main drag of Thornton Park, Washington Street. The groups are asking […]

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Local group rehabbing this West Lakes home

The West Lakes Partnership (Facebook | Website) just announced that it will be rehabilitating a single-family home in West Orlando to add to available affordable housing opportunities in the city. The transformation of the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 622 S. Lakeland Avenue [GMap] is part of an ongoing effort by the West Lakes Partnership to […]

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GREAT READS: Orange County Library System’s January book selections

“Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. This story also appeared in Orange County Library System Walt Disney once said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” If that’s true – and we […]

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New tea shop opening in Mills 50

The intersection of Mills and Colonial is getting another popular teahouse brand this spring. Moge Tee (Website), the Chinese-founded tea chain, has over 300 outlets around the world and specializes in innovative tea-based beverages. The menu consists of a variety of tea types with some coming with fresh fruits and/or cheese foam. Moge Tee already […]

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Local breweries celebrating Orlando Beer Week with special brews

Attention suds-suckers, Orlando Beer Week (Instagram) is a citywide celebration of Orlando breweries and their brews and it is taking place right now through January 16. In light of the pandemic, the festival forewent hosting a large kickoff party this year in favor of promoting brewery-specific events and activities throughout the week. Scroll down to […]

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GIVE BACK: REBUILDING TOGETHER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Macbeth Studio (Website) received a PPP loan during the pandemic, and rather than sitting idle, decided to give back the value of the loan in in-kind video production to local non-profits and small businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. Bungalower Media has joined forces with Macbeth Studio to share those stories. We have […]