Orange County has inked a deal that will allow them to collect the Tourist Development Tax to some short-term rental properties via TripAdvisor; one of the most popular travel and restaurant sites that handles rentals for tourists...
A bill is being filed that seeks to increase affordable housing options and combat homelessness through the proliferation of tiny homes. It's estimated that over 3 million people experience homelessness in the United...
The City of Orlando recently approved an employment agreement for a new Project Director for Smart City Projects, Michael Hess. The term "Smart Cities" refers to communities that use newer technologies and innovative...
The City of Winter Park and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 22 at The Alfond Inn. Tickets start at $40 for Chamber members and $80 for non-members....
Starbucks announced in December 2018 that they would soon be expanding delivery options via a partnership with Uber Eats, which up until that point was only available in Miami. Late last month, Starbucks announced that they were now available in...
Lucky’s Market opened two more stores in the Orlando-area on Wednesday, February 6. During the opening of the new SODO location, it was announced that they will be carrying a new product line by Second Harvest Food Bank of Central...
A new non-profit called the Winter Park Land Trust (Website) will host a launch party at the end of the month at the Winter Park Farmers' Market. According to their website, the Trust...
The Orange County government has launched a new app that can pinpoint what is developing within its boundaries. The new OCFL Atlas app is also a web application that gives access to real-time development data, board meetings, project locations and...
EDIT: Jeff Stelter is also a partner in this project. The team behind hit arcade bar Joysticks (Website) have announced that they will be opening a new Halloween-themed speakeasy venue just up...
Professional dumpster diver, sustainability advocate, and self-described "dude making a difference," Rob Greenfield (Website), has kicked-off 2019 with a really strict resolution. Greenfield has made a name for himself for his efforts to call attention to wasteful food policies. His 50K+...
SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. With Valentine’s Day snuggled in the middle, February itself feels like love. We spent January making goals to...
UPDATE: February 15, 2019 - Lake Alert for Lake Arnold has been lifted. Please resume all normal lake activities. UPDATE: February 8, 2019 - Lake Alert Remains in Effect for Lake Arnold  The City of Orlando has closed Lake Arnold until further...
Orlando has seen an explosion of taco restaurants in the past year. We know this for certain because we're the ones writing about them every week - HERE. To help us understand the scale of how many taco/burrito/Mexican/delicious restaurants we...
The final phase of the ongoing Denning Drive road diet and multi-use trail project will begin on Monday, February 4. The project, which began in October 2017, is slowly cutting the four-lane road down and adding a 10-foot-wide, multi-use trail...
The City of Orlando, in partnership with Commissioners from District 1,2, and 4, will host a Kick-off Meeting and Walking Tour as part of a larger Curry Ford Vision Plan initiative, on Saturday, February 2. Participants will take part on...
PROMO: The Mennello Museum of American Art (Facebook | Website) will host their fifth annual Indie-Folkfest in their nearby sculpture garden on Lake Formosa. This year's iteration of the popular, all ages event for people and their pets will take place...
The City of Orlando is offering free trees to residents as part of their Energy-Saving Trees program, supported by the Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida Forest Service, and Arbor Day Foundation. Residents are able to get one of the following trees...
Blue Star and management at The Venue have announced that they will close the popular Ivanhoe Village theatrical/burlesque space this fall. The pending closure is a result of the second phase of development for the neighboring The Yard project which is...
Rollins College Environmental Studies professor, Leslie Poole, was featured in a documentary about the Everglades on Tuesday, January 15 on PBS. The Swamp (Website) looks at historic efforts by Man to tame and shape the Florida Everglades, starting in the 19th...
The City of Orlando was awarded an Orlando Health Community Grant in support of the Parramore Farmers Market Food Affordability Program. Through the grant, in the amount of $11,795, the City will be able to improve access to healthy foods...
College Park West area residents and business owners are invited to attend two upcoming community meetings to receive an update on plans for the new park space at The Packing District. Join City Commissioners, Robert Stuart and Regina Hill, as...
The City of Orlando has begun painting dockless parking boxes across Downtown Orlando to encourage riders to leave their bikes in areas that are out of the way of pedestrians and oncoming traffic. Orlando City Hall adopted revisions to the existing...
The City of Orlando was selected as a winner of the American Cities Climate Challenge (Website) to create a cleaner, stronger, and more resilient city in the face of climate change. Bloomberg Philanthropy is giving the City a $2.5 million grant...
SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. The air is full of renewed hope and juicy possibilities as we bid farewell to the Year of...
UPDATE: The Lake Alerts for Lakes Sue, Formosa, and Rowena have been lifted. "As I recall, this is the fourth spill into the neighborhood and the second into the lake. At this point, this can be considered not only a...