The Mayor has called for more police patrols to help ease the minds of Orlando residents who raised concerns at a recent City Commission meeting about the new business opening in their neighborhood in Washington Shores. Click HERE to see...
The City of Orlando has officially started on a journey to implement a strategy put in place by Recycle Across America, a non-profit that is pushing for standardized labels on public recycling bins. The press release that we were given...
The Milk District Main Street is looking for a new Executive Director. A successful candidate must be "energetic, dynamic, creative, and organized" as they will be taking the lead in the development and revitalization efforts taking place in the neighborhood...
A new documentary by National Geographic and Bloomberg Philanthropies entitled, Paris to Pittsburgh will feature Orlando and local sustainability leaders leading the fight against climate change. Paris to Pittsburgh (Facebook) chronicles the national debate of the nation's energy future, the...
ReThink Your Commute (Website) is encouraging Orlando residents to carpool to work on Thursday, September 20 as part of their Go DTO: Downtown Orlando Commute Challenge. One carpool group will be chosen to win a VIP parking spot in front...
The American Red Cross is looking for an "innovative and enthusiastic" Executive Director for their Greater Orlando chapter. The role is super-visible and oversees volunteers and employees in the region to meet American Red Cross goals and missions and manages...
The Mennello Museum of American Art (Website) will soon host a new exhibition featuring the work of 25 international artists called Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman. This exhibition will...
United Arts of Central Florida has announced its latest recipients in its August cycle of Mini-Grants. Ten organizations were awarded Mini-Grants totaling $24,500 in this first cycle of the new fiscal year. United Arts has three deadlines per year for their Min-Grants...
Keep Orlando Beautiful (Website) is seeking local fashion designers and artists to create fashionable looks made from materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill or recycling facility. The designs will be featured at the Trash 2 Trends runway event, an...
The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council (Website) is not just a long name, but also a board that oversees the potential uses of the designated Tourist Development Tax revenues. They assist the Board of County Commissioners in...
Orange County residents who have a suspended or revoked drivers license are often faced with an insurmountable, or at least more difficult, hurdle when applying for jobs or trying to access health care. This can lead to, or exacerbate,...
Gateway Orlando (Website), the black sheep of the Main Street program, has begun unveiling a public art project on the east side of town. LYNX has been painting a series of their older bus shelters in the Gateway District (along Semoran...
Orlando Weekly's Best Of 2018 reader poll results are in and Bungalower came out a winner. This year, Orlando Weekly readers have awarded us "Best Local Instagram Feed." Thank you to all who voted for us and be sure to click...
SunPass is finally ready to reimburse their customers who suffered from unexpected overdraft fees following the recent 170 million transaction backlog hullabaloo that occurred following a disastrous system upgrade. While a system was being upgraded by a third party, the...
A video, recorded by Orlando resident Hogan Birney, is making the rounds on social media of a local UPS truck driving on a bike path alongside Bumby Avenue in Audubon Park. This isn't an isolated case, as anyone in the...
Short-term rentals were approved by City Commission earlier in the year and the new city ordinance came into effect on July 1. Under the new home-sharing ordinance, residents are now allowed to host guests in a portion of their residence,...
Orlandoan, Mike DiMauro, launched a petition on Change.org to have SunPass to waive fees for customers caught in a mess created as a result of a technological snafu. The aforementioned snafu comes as a result of a failed upgrade to the...
American Planning Association Florida (Website) is looking for nominations for the Great Places in Florida award. The APA FL celebrates streets, neighborhoods, public spaces, and downtowns throughout the state that have "exemplary character, quality, and planning." A great place should have...
The City of Orlando is hosting a free event for residents and businesses to safely recycle electronics and household textiles on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Orlando residents can help prevent lead, mercury and other toxic materials from ending up in local...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted his annual State of the City address in the Rich Devos Family Room at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, August 7. The theme for this year's pep rally centered on...
Celeb Urban Revitalizer and Small Scale Developer, Majora Carter (Website), is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All, and has made headlines for her achievements in economic development and sustainability and is also a Peabody Award-winning...
As of Wednesday, August 1, the new Downtown Ambassador Program has officially been launched and our Ambassadors will be out on the streets ambassador'ing in downtown Orlando. The Ambassador Program was launched to provide an on-the-street connection seven days a week to provide services...
SPONSORED by Mills 50 District: The Orlando Main Street program is celebrating their fourth year of Main Streets Restaurant Week - a week-long focus on the City's burgeoning culinary scene. Running from August 4 through August 11, over 50 participating...
Orlando residents, and undoubtedly some visitors, will be marching around Lake Eola Park on Saturday, August 4 from 2-5 p.m. to "fight for our right to medicate with whole plant-based cannabis." It is still a crime in Florida to possess...
Mayor Buddy Dyer will be turning 60 years old next month. As such, there will be a public party held at The Abbey from 5:30-7:30 p.m.August 7 to celebrate. Attendees are asked to refrain from giving gifts and to donate to...