The City of Orlando was awarded an Orlando Health Community Grant in support of the Parramore Farmers Market Food Affordability Program. Through the grant, in the amount of $11,795, the City will be able to improve access to healthy foods...
College Park West area residents and business owners are invited to attend two upcoming community meetings to receive an update on plans for the new park space at The Packing District. Join City Commissioners, Robert Stuart and Regina Hill, as...
Like we told you before in this previous Did You Know-town column, at one time Orange County was known as Mosquito County. The name, which was inspired by early Spanish explorers, was changed in January 1845 after brief stints as Leigh Read...
UPDATE: City PIO Karyn Barber told us after this piece was published that each piece is a custom cut piece of frosted acrylic. To replace them they will either have to be cut from an acrylic block and machined down to...
A joint effort by Schoolyard Films, the Cambrian Foundation, will bring the Central Florida premiere of Clear Water, Clean Water, to East End Market next week. The film looks at the labyrinth that is Florida's aquifer and features hands-on conservation efforts that...
Orlando's City Council voted to increase the fees associated with Planning and Permitting during the council meeting on Monday, September 17. The base permit fee will increase from $50 to $60 for the first $1,000 of construction value, and from...
The Orlando branch of international environmental watchdog, The Nature Conservancy (Website), is looking for a new Program Manager for the City Beautiful. The Orlando Cities Program Manager is responsible for shaping and implementing strategies in the Orlando Metro area that...
United Arts of Central Florida (Website) announced their list of Operating Support Grants recipients this week, to which they will be providing $1.495 million. A total that is roughly $15,000 more than last year. 2018 Operating Support Grant recipients for...
Orange County government officials will host a Citizen Planner Academy workshop called "Planning Basics" on Saturday, January 19. The workshop will explain the process behind local land development like how they decide where to build parks and schools and apartment...
The College Park Neighborhood Association recently issued a call for participation to help push forward plans with the Florida Department of Transportation to continue a Complete Street initiative for Edgewater Drive. The CPNA is asking for feedback via an Online Public...
The City of Orlando is conducting an analysis of parking in College Park, Ivanhoe Village, and Mills 50 Main Street Districts and they need your help. The analysis will include a survey of existing parking, usage, and restrictions to identify parking...
Orlando City Council is considering increasing parking fines. According to a recent report by FOX 35, the City is facing a large loss in profits from the removal of the public parking lots under the I-4, estimated in the amount...
The Orange County Property Appraiser's office has just launched a new crowd-sourced map on their website to create a working database of the region's best holiday light shows. Website visitors can submit decorated properties to the Bright Lights Big County map...
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County (Website) has just announced their intention to close their two ReStore locations and to discontinue their retail line in order to focus on providing affordable housing, effective January 31, 2019. Habitat for...
SPONSORED: Oscar (Website), a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurer, has just launched in Orlando and is hosting interactive initiatives with the goal of engaging consumers in their own health and educating them on the importance of health insurance ahead of December...
The Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation has given a $500,000 endowment to The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity at the Downtown Branch of the Orange County Library System. The endowment will be used to update the Center's...
The Rotary Club of Orlando is hosting a Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m. This is the inaugural Christmas Parade for the Rotary Club of Orlando and it will feature floats, pedestrian groups, and branded vehicle fleets....
The YMCA of Central Florida is offering complimentary access to all 18 of their Family Centers in the six counties. As of December 1, Central Florida residents can sign up to receive unlimited free access for the next two weeks. The...
EDIT: This townhall is specifically for District 5 residents. The Florida Department of Transportation will be hosting a week-long virtual public hearing on their Tentative Five-Year Work Program for fiscal years through 2023/24, starting Monday, December 10. The Five-Year Work Program...
The team behind the Orlando Citrus Parade is looking to sign up 600 volunteers aged 10 and up to help attach 100,000 pieces of citrus to this year's floats. Volunteer crews will be working from December 26 to 28 at...
Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” on our main menu. The City of Orlando is working with Waze, a...
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The City of Orlando adopted some revisions to their regulatory framework concerning the operation of bike share companies this past October. As a result, the way has been paved for new bike share systems to plug into the Orlando market,...
Billy the Swan is arguably one of the worst creatures to call Orlando home, ever. He came to Orlando in 1910 as one of the first swans to grace the public parks in The City Beautiful but he quickly made...
The Orlando Economic Partnership works to promote the local seven-county region abroad. As part of that mission, they are launching an online survey for residents to express their thoughts and opinions about the Central Florida economy, and their basic...