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...
The folks over at WalletHub have made another list, because they can't stop themselves, and in this one Orlando has made out like a bandit and is officially (according to WalletHub) the Best Place to Celebrate Christmas in America. WalletHub...
SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. No matter what shape your December celebrations, the astronomical phenomenon of winter solstice brings with a feeling of...
Palmer's Garden and Goods (Facebook | Website) is offering 25 percent off of fiddle leaf fig plants this holiday season - while supplies last. While some of you may question the news-worthiness of this post, you clearly don't have a...
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...
"I would like to know why this year Lake Eola has absolutely no Christmas lights except for the tree ... Where are they this year?" - Chris Kowalski Every year the City of Orlando has been decorating the Central Business...
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...
Scheduled work on the Colonial Drive Pedestrian Bridge will lead to the closure of the major road at the intersection of Interstate 4 this weekend. Crews will be installing cables and truss on the new bridge between Friday and Sunday causing...
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...
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...
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...
SPONSORED: Local startup, Carjoy (Website), is revolutionizing auto maintenance, one oil change at a time. Operating on the belief that time is money, and that Orlandoans should be spending their time doing things that they love, Carjoy has launched an on-demand auto...
The special "late-night" southbound SunRail services that were launched in November for Orlando Magic home games have been extended through December. The later train service will be offered during five more games at the Amway Center, including: Wednesday, December 5 ...
A Master Site Plan for the development of The Packing District's largest park has just been submitted to the City of Orlando along with a project narrative outlining the intention of the developer for greater connectivity to the surrounding...
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...
According to a release out of Creative Village yesterday, funding has come through for their first market-rate apartment building. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has arranged a $66 million loan for The Allen Morris Company and Ustler Development, Inc, the team behind...
Dr. Phillips Charities, the group behind the in-development 200+ acre Packing District project in western College Park, has just announced a major gift that will allow for the construction of a new YMCA facility on Orange Blossom Trail. The Dr. Phillips...
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,...
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...
The recently closed Handy Pantry is currently being renovated and updated in order to house a new concept called "Eola General." Eola General is being led by Shaun Noonan of Dixie Dharma and Sean Kelley, the man behind the soon-to-open...
A recent press release from the Florida Department of Transportation has revealed that Brightline has submitted a proposal to provide intercity passenger rail service between Orlando and Tampa. The proposal was submitted in response to a Request for Proposals issued...
SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. Once we get beyond the hubbub and ho-hum of election season, no other month says gratitude like...
PROMO: Some great bands and killer comedians take the stage behind Broken Strings Brewery on Sunday, November 11, at the upcoming 11Eleven Fest (Website). The night will feature acts by 11 bands like Pathos Pathos, Wolf-Face, Starbenders, Ian Sweet, and...
The reconstruction of a section of Summerlin Avenue still remains closed due to the recent water main break near the intersection of Concord Street on October 22. Although the water main was repaired the same night, work continues to ensure the soil...
UPDATE: This service has been extended through December.    SunRail and Bombardier are teaming up to run special late-night trains for their southbound riders, leaving from Church Street Station. The later train service will be offered during six Orlando Magic home games...