As schools are closed and crime is down, the Orlando Police Department has an inordinate number of officers hitting the streets right now and if they catch you out and about with no essential business, then they're...
The Florida Department of Health has released a new interactive map on its special COVID-19 website that breaks down confirmed cases of the virus by ZIP code. The map, which you can see...
We know you're hungry and that some of you don't know how to cook. That's ok though, as our local restaurants are still open and in need of your business. You may not be able to sit...
Both Orange County and the City of Orlando have declared a State of Emergency and are shutting down any events that would attract 250 people or more in an effort to stimy the spread of the coronavirus....
The United States Bartenders Guild's National Charity Foundation has launched a program for bartenders in need of assistance during the coronavirus outbreak. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is meant to aid service industry...
The City of Winter Park is seeking an artist and/or architect/designer to submit proposals for artwork along the I-4 corridor. The initiative is part of the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment Program that we...
We will continue to update this post over the next few days as the storm approaches.    MAYOR JACOBS HAS ISSUED AN ORANGE COUNTY CURFEW STARTING 7 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPT 10   Check out the Current Weather in Orlando Visit the National Weather Service for the most...
The City of Orlando has its city planners create vision plans for its neighborhoods to help control future development. We've shared them before for neighborhoods like Lake Formosa in Ivanhoe Village and the SODO warehouse district, and...
1010 HAS SINCE REOPENED AS OF DECEMBER 2018. MORE INFO HERE. The City of Orlando has placed "condemned" notices on the popular Parramore event venue, 1010 West (Website). 1010 West, named after it's address of 1010 W. Church Street , is a...
Happy Fourth of July, Orlando. In an effort to make this a fun, safe, and memorable holiday we've rounded up some of the best events and tips to get through this crazy day. But first, let's take a minute to...
The City's newly launched flag redesign contest has moved on to its second phase. The Flag Design Committee has selected their favorite designs from all of the submitted options. The public will now rank them, via votes. The Committee...
4Roots (Website), a nonprofit entity founded by John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse as part of the new urban farm coming to the new Packing District, is partnering with a network of local restaurants, hotels, and hospitality...
The City of Orlando's flag re-design contest attracted over 1,000 submissions, from around the world, including Belgium and Canada. Although the top ten submissions have already been chosen, we asked for permission from the Mayor's office to sort through the...
As of April 17, Orange County has a new Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in place to focus on drumming up recommendations on how to reopen the county in phases in the near future.
EDIT: The attached copy is from an email sent to Huffington Post by the City of Orlando prior to the story being published. It is not in response to their article. The Huffington Post released an article entitled, "Even Breathing...
On January 16, the Winter Park City Commission approved the Orange Avenue Overlay District in a 3-2 vote that has some chins wagging. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1phmRRjfII&w=948&h=533] The 95-acre Overlay District is...
In 2018 Florida residents voted to ban greyhound racing as a sport, leading to the closure of all 11 tracks in the state by January 1, 2021. Adoption agencies and dog rescue groups...
EDIT: To be clear, any quotes in the post below are not our own. They are pulled directly from the Smart Growth America study.    "Orlando’s project faced significant resistance, especially from people who care more about their speed than others’...
Remember that Make Orlando Great survey that the new owners launched to try to figure out what to put in the recently vacated Ferg's Depot building on Church Street? Well, the Nunziata brothers of FBC Mortgage have...
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...
On February 2, 2019, a TSA officer died after jumping from a tenth-floor balcony at the Orlando International Airport's Regency Hotel. Before jumping, 40-year-old Robert Henry left a note with the following quote,
Governor DeSantis decreed at a press conference held in front of a handful of physically distanced reporters on Wednesday, April 29, that all counties outside of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach in South Florida should begin reopening...
We told you HERE that Orlando City Hall would be waiving restrictions on outdoor dining capacity during the first phase of reopening set in place by Governor DeSantis. The move was made in an effort to help...
We told you HERE about the Church Street Main Street's rumored expansion into the Parramore neighborhood and now we have a copy of their new, approved boundaries which will, as it states, "... expand the City's Main...
The onePULSE Foundation has released six conceptual designs that are on the table for their National Pulse Memorial and Museum project. The designs, attached below, will also be on display at the Orange...