The National Independent Venue Association (Website), backed by Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesotan Democrat, and Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, have introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide $10 billion in funding over six months...
You may recall that we told you HERE in January about a special initiative that the City of Winter Park had labeled the "Orange Avenue Overlay District." The plan aimed to establish building...
Dandelion Community Cafe (Facebook | Website) has launched a new initiative that asks people to send messages to their government leaders on custom-made postcards. “With COVID-19 all around us, I felt a lot of...
The City of Orlando is seeking an artist or artist team to create a new three-dimensional piece of art to be installed along the I-4 corridor. Te proposed artwork will be placed near...
We told you HERE and HERE about Church Street Main Street wanting to expand its borders into the Parramore neighborhood but apparently we grossly undersold it, as the borders have been pushed much further than we expected.
A group of Orlando's Main Street districts have banded together to launch a new collaborative website that they hope will help market their respective downtown neighborhoods to out-of-town visitors and staycationers from the region.
The Orlando Law Group (Website) has launched a special initiative to help teachers write a free living will. A living will is a directive that tells what medical treatment a person wants/doesn't want...
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced last week that his administration would be forming "strike teams" that would be visiting businesses in the region to ensure they are following COVID-19 safety protocols. The...
We know how much Orlando loves a good interactive map, what with the success of our previous Taco Map and our more recent Cemetery Tour, but given the summer heat and the pandemic, you're likely still limiting...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council are hosting a budget workshop on Monday, July 20 to outline how the city will address future economic challenges, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including affordable...
PROMO: The Florida Film Festival (Website), which was originally scheduled to launch on April 12 at Enzian Theater, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but has since been rescheduled and is ready to roll.
We told you HERE in May 2020 that the South Street Ministry Church property at 2113 E. South Street  was in the sights of someone proposing to build a multi-phased development with roughly 31 new townhomes on the...
Enzian Theater (Facebook | Website) will host a drive-in movie showing of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Plaza Live in the Milk District on Saturday, July 18. Tickets will be available for...
 "I am committed and the City of Orlando is committed to working to ensure that every person who lives here feels equally protected, equally valued and has equal access to opportunity. But I also know that this can only be...
Jonestown was a Black community near Greenwood Cemetery comprised mostly of small houses and shacks. Founded in roughly 1880 along East South Street the name was inspired by Sam and Penny Jones, who lived along the banks...
"We are extremely excited to extend this new learning opportunity to our customers." - Wade Ulrich, Fairvilla CEO EDIT: We originally stated that the kick-off for this series was July 8 but the correct...
The City of Orlando announced Wednesday, July 1 that it would be opening an additional free testing site on Wednesday, July 8 at Camping World Stadium. The testing site will service drive-thru and...
The City of Orlando is leasing 18-acres of a 100-acre public park space in The Packing District to 4 Roots Foundation to create an urban farm. 4 Roots is an initiative by 4...
Dr. Phillips Charities (Website) has just announced that they will be giving away $1 million in grants to non profit organizations working to provide Coronavirus Relief in Orange and Osceola counties. The Foundation...
The recently-launched union at Orlando Sentinel, the Sentinel Guild, has launched a campaign to take back the ownership of the long-standing Central Florida newspaper. The union formed in response to fears that arose...
UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: We have attached a copy of the Executive Order below, which states that all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages who derive more than 50 percent of their income from such sales shall suspend...
UPDATE: Rosalind Avenue will be closed for the duration of the installation of the street mural. The City of Orlando will be installing a Black Lives Matter mural on the surface of Rosalind Avenue...
UPDATE: Per the County Attorney, any move to put something on the ballot in regards to rent control must legally prove that rent prices are putting Floridians at serious risk. By setting up a legal precedent for...
The Orlando Pride (Facebook | Website) has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming National Women's Soccer League tournament after six players and four staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The...
Orange County Animal Services (Website) will host a pop-up drive-through on Saturday, June 27 to give away over 2.5 tons of free pet food to pet owners who have been impacted by the pandemic.