ArtReach Orlando (Facebook | Website), a local arts organization that brings art programming to children in under-served communities in Central Florida, will be launching a mobile art classroom later in the month. This specific ArtReach Orlando program is part of a...
There are a number of openings for new advisory board members right now at the City of Orlando for those residents who are looking for a way to get involved in making their city a better place to live,...
Attention volunteers, Non-profit and local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Orlando Beautiful ( Website), is looking for some able bodies to volunteer their time at some of the following events:  Electronic Waste and Household Textile Collection 7-9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 Bring...
  The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (Website) is accepting nominations for an annual Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites initiative. The list is part of the Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Miami Florida and the winners will be announced on May...
Commissioner Regina Hill and Mayor Buddy Dyer want to spend their Valentine's Day with you, learning CPR. The Orlando Fire Department will be providing hands-only CPR and AED training as part of the Take Heart Orlando initiative. Take Heart Orlando is...
Downtown Credo  (Website), the coffee shop with a cause, will be hosting its fourth annual bike rally, parade and block party on March 28th, in partnership with the Parramore Kids Zone and City Commissioner Regina Hill. The deadline to sign...
On Saturday, Feb. 7 the the City of Orlando and local nonprofit Yellow Brick Road (Facebook | Website) held a special lighting of the Lake Eola Fountain was held in honor of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week which will last from...
Yesterday, residents and business owners in Audubon Park met to begin the work of becoming Orlando's first eco-district. The meeting, which was held at Bikes, Beans, and Bordeaux, was organized by Alex Stringfellow, a Sustainability Specialist with Orange County, and Katie...
The Holden Heights neighborhood will be getting a much larger community center soon because of the I-4 Ultimate Project. The former Community Center of Holden Heights was less than 2,000 SF and adjacent to I-4. The I-4 Ultimate Project just broke...
Mills 50 Main Street (Facebook | Website) and our editor Brendan O'Connor, are making art together in the next couple of months and they need your help. They are asking for donations of ceramic birds of all shapes and sizes to be used...
The Orange County Tax Collector (Website) is the first in the State of Florida to offer a service called Tag Express. The service allows residents to renew their tag online and pick up it up in the same business day. The service...
Rethink Homelessness "coordinates non-profits, faith-based institutions, philanthropic initiatives, private sector businesses, and other charitable and community organizations to impact homelessness in the Orange, Osceola, and Seminole county area." The Commission serves as a hub of information and initiatives, directing resources...
The Dr. Phillips Center and Florida Hospital have announced a partnership to create an arts and wellness educational facility and program. The already existing Dr. Phillips Center School of Arts will now be the Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of...

Free tree alert

  For your tree planting pleasure, the County has released a list of all of the places where Orange County residents can pick up a free tree throughout the year.
The local chapter of the Awesome Foundation (Website) has awarded its February grant to a local toy maker. The Awesome Foundation is a global network of people who band together in groups of ten.  Each Awesome donor contributes $100 into a...
The following organizations and initiatives were recognized today by the Downtown Orlando Partnership (Website) for having a positive impact on Downtown Orlando in 2014. More than 250 business professionals and community leaders gathered at the Dr. Phillip's Center for Performing Arts to...
The Farmworker Association of Florida is hosting an event called How Does Your Garden Grow: Bread and Soup Dinner (Facebook) on Thursday March 5 at East End Market . Attendees will enjoy a variety of ethnic soups made by staff and community members...
The following list of murals and locations are the pieces that have been  “grandfathered” into the City's database  and are exempted from the new Planning Official determination requirement (they're safe from code enforcement). Additional artistic murals not in the City's list...
The Zebra Coalition (Facebook | Website) has just launched the Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund to support LGBTQ students in the Central Florida area, to "achieve their full academic and leadership potential." The Zebra Coalition was founded in response to...
Following in the footsteps of Orange County, the City is looking to adopt new guidelines to control the use and placement of donation bins within City limits. Donation bins are large, unmanned bins where people can drop off used clothing,...
According to a comment posted on a Change.org petition started by Orlando resident Andrew Chang, the City is taking things slowly in regards to stepping into the possible development of popular downtown park Constitution Green (we wrote about it...
We're not sure how this avoided our attention for so long, but apparently the City of Orlando has a program in place to install bicycle racks within the public right-of-way near a business, for free. We spoke with the City...
The Mayor's office just released a statement concerning the future of Constitution Green on the Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Facebook page and on the Mayor's official blog (Website). There will be a rally at the park this Saturday (Facebook). You can read the...
Bungalower has recently learned that the City is planning to install four bicycle repair stations at strategic locations to accommodate recreational and commuter cyclists. Repair stations  include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing...