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Amazon founder opens new free Montessori-ish school in Mercy Drive

A tuition-free Montessori-inspired preschool will open on Monday, March 20, in Mercy Drive thanks to funding from Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. The new Bezos Academy (Website) will provide free schooling to 40 preschoolers between the ages of 3-5 at the Village on Mercy, a multifamily affordable housing community owned by Ability Housing (Website), a nonprofit […]

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Creative City Project revives immersive Re:Charge concert event

Creative City Project (Website) will once again host its innovative and immersive concert event, Re:Charge over two weekends next month. On April 7-9 and 14-16, event-goers will be able to enjoy the musical stylings of harpist Timbre Cierpke while laying down on the floor, surrounded by light-up thundercloud art sculptures and good vibes. Guests are encouraged […]

House of the Day: 3/2.5 College Park historic home with office asking $775,000

UPDATE: An open house is scheduled for noon-2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. This charming three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom historic home is located at 3 W. Yale Street [GMap] in College Park, right on the edge of Ivanhoe Village and within walking distance to Edgewater Drive, Princeton Elementary School, Orlando Museum of Art, The Mennello Museum, Advent Health, […]

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Bungalower Buddy members can now unlock $10 Solar Bear tickets

Starting this week, Bungalower Buddy Keyholders will be able to unlock a special discount to see Orlando Solar Bear hockey games at the Amway Center. Buddy members can simply show their keychain at the Solar Bears box office at the Amway Center to unlock a $10 game-day rush ticket. Members must have their keychain to […]

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Bungalower and Ivanhoe Park Brewing hosting Half-Toberfest, March 25

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (Facebook | Website) will be hosting its annual Half-Toberfest on Saturday, March 25 in Ivanhoe Village. The event, which runs from noon-5 p.m., will feature the brewery’s award-winning Half-Toberfest Vienna Lager on tap and in the can for one day only as well as a series of games every hour, emceed by that sloppy […]

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Foreigner Restaurant is now open in Audubon Park

Longtime pop-up chef, Bruno Fonseca of the Foreigner Experience, has just opened his new brick-and-mortar restaurant, Foreigner, at 2816 Corrine Drive [GMap] by Redlight Redlight in Audubon Park. Foreigner Restaurant (Instagram | Website) is a new 10-seat chef’s table experience built around an open kitchen. Diners can saddle up for a multi-course meal ranging from seven-to-ten […]

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Orlando launches “enhanced” Downtown Ambassador Program to focus on persons experiencing homelessness

The City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency has just announced a new “enhanced” Downtown Ambassador Program that includes new training for working with people experiencing homelessness. The Downtown Ambassador Program was launched in 2018 to provide on-the-street service for visitors and residents between the hours of 7 a.m.-11 p.m., in part to help […]

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Freehand Goods now open in College Park

Freehand Goods (Facebook | Website) opened its new College Park store this weekend, and we were there to check it out. The local retailer, which specializes in 100% American-made goods and their own designs and handmade pieces, opened a new store/bar in the former home of El Vic’s Kitchen at 2445 Edgewater Drive [GMap]. The space was divided into three separate spaces, […]

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SunRail’s “Choo-Choo to the Zoo” service returns this week

SunRail, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and AdventHealth Centra Care announced the relaunch of the hit “Choo-Choo to the Zoo” service starting on Monday, March 13, 2023. Running March 13 – 17, 2023, just in time for Spring Break, day-trippers will be able to take SunRail to the Sanford Station where they will […]