We've all seen Mr. Gold who hold the "We buy gold" sign on the corner of Maguire Blvd and Colonial Drive. Photographer and friend of Bungalower Brian Carlson sat down with Mr. Gold to learn the story of the man behind...
On Saturday, March 21, Mayor Buddy Dyer is inviting more than 300 neighborhood, arts and cultural, civic, community and faith-based leaders and volunteers to join him at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton for the 10th annual Mayor’s Neighborhood &...
Page 15 (Website), a program run by the Urban Think Foundation (Website), will be hosting an after school writing program at the Orlando Museum of Art. Writing coaches will provide "language arts support for young writers of all abilities. Our...
  The Sustainability and Energy Management department is looking for a new Sustainability and Outreach Coordinator. Specific duties include: "Foster a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff to assist in identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts. Develop, plan, and coordinate...
  Linton E. Allen was a banker and avid traveler, and also a veteran of both World Wars. While overseas, he fell in love with the fountains he would see in the European cities he traveled through, and resolved to...
A new bike-based tour of the City Beautiful, hosted by one of Orlando's biggest fans, Sarah Peerani (Website), is about to hit the streets. Orlando Bike Tours (Facebook | Website) will take participants on a ride through the city to...
Sam Flax (Facebook | Website) has been making videos for the past seven years (some with a French sock puppet that says "chicken chucker"). Two years ago they took a bit of a hiatus but have seemingly relaunched their...
Did you know that local songstress Jessica Martens, the other half of folk band Juno Smile (Website), is the singing voice for Cherlene (Cheryl) on FX's Archer? MTV profiled her last year, HERE. Here's a little sample of one of the songs...
  Local artist Randall Smith (Website) installed this robot mural on the side of the soon-to-open Ten10 Brewery, at 1010 Virginia Drive in the Mills 50 District. The mural faces the Orlando Urban Trail and is the second piece of...
The men's goods shop in Ivanhoe Village (Facebook | Website) has started selling a collection of baseball-inspired wares based on hyper-local history, like Joyland. Joyland was the area's first amusement park. From 1910 to 1919 the park was located on a...
  Local street artist gone big city, Boy Kong (Facebook | Website) has become a household name here in Orlando. His murals of dragons, tiger-eating-ladies with chopsticks, and lucky kitties are becoming synonymous with an Orlando arts-scene that's slowly coming...
An Orlando-based photographer, Ahmed Hashim (Facebook | Instagram), recently turned his camera towards the evolving urban form of the City Beautiful for local blog, the Orlandoan (Website). Influenced by "the everyday life of people living in their city" Hashim's photography...
Project DTO presented their final report to the City Council yesterday. Consisting of 100 volunteers, Project DTO was a taskforce called upon to assess Downtown Olando's strengths and weaknesses and then recommend ways to improve our City. The volunteers came up with...
With the recent departure of Watermark Media Editor-in-Chief, Steve Blanchard, our friends at the LGBT newspaper are now looking for a new Editor. Blanchard wrote about his departure HERE in his Editor's Desk column, where he announced that he will be...
Orlando Bike Tours (Facebook | Website) is a local initiative, led by Orlando-lover Sarah Peerani, that highlights Orlando cultural icons, by bike.  Peerani guides tour groups of cyclists through the City Beautiful twice a month, bringing them to a...
Healthy Central Florida is inviting residents and nonprofits to an upcoming workshop about ten mini-grants of $2,500 that improve the health of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park residents. The initiatives to be supported must promote wellness in one of four...
Billy Manes, the longtime political voice of  Orlando Weekly (Facebook | Website), has announced his departure from the local alt weekly to become the new Editor at Watermark (Facebook | Website), a local bi-weekly publication that specializes in LGBT news in Tampa and...
Orlando's own Ginger Minj has been making headlines around the world on this year's season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Joshua Eads-Brown (the face behind the face) has made it to the final three contestants on the drag competition reality show,...
The sweet faces behind Winter Park Honey (Facebook | Website) have joined forces with a non-profit based in Haiti to teach beekeeping skills to those in need. Haiti Help Med Plus (Website), directed by Ralph Gousse, recruited WPH founder Jean Vasicek...
Philip Holt, Director at ArenaNet and co-founder of Canvs, a co-working and tech hub in the Church Street Exchange, posted an open letter on June 4 on LinkedIn about the future of the space and his next big move. May...
The big brains behind Nerd Nite Orlando (Facebook | Website) are hosting another Nerdy Speed Dating event this Saturday at The Geek Easy . Nerdy Speed Dating is part of Nerd Nite's mission to foster a happy, healthy and vibrant...
The Cameo Theater, the building that houses Snap! Space (Facebook | Website), has received an award of excellence for Historic Preservation and Restoration from the American Institute of Architects. Congratulations to Wes Featherston of Process Architecture (Website) for the win.  
By Frank Flanagan Filmmaker and Orlando resident, John Marello, will unveil his latest project, The Keepers, this Sunday, June 21 at the Venue (Facebook  | Website).  The Keepers is a skate video featuring some of Orlando’s finest boarders such as Chris Blake,...
The previous home of Alpine Coffee will now host a new restaurant concept of former Wolfie's Pizzamia chef, Jason Schofield. According to a post by Tastes of Orlando, This N That Eats (Facebook) will specialize in cured meats and cheeses, traditional coffees,...
By Frank Flanagan Frank Flanagan is a freelance writer fresh from Rhode Island. This is the second in a series of columns by Flanagan where he explores Orlando with a newcomer’s perspective.  “He’s just always been there,” said Tonya of Wally’s Wine and...