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Local Music Merch Swap taking place this weekend in Audubon Park

Audubon Park resident (and champion) Michael Lothrop and the Orlando Music History Facebook Page will be hosting a special event this weekend that lets local musicians offload some old merch and maybe get some new pieces for their collection. The Local Music Merch Swap will take place at Stardust Video and Coffee 8 p.m.-midnight on […]

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Formaggio and Friends cheese shop set to open shop this weekend

A new cheese shop is opening in the Fort Gatlin Plaza this weekend. Formaggio and Friends (Instagram | Facebook) is a new cheese and wine market opening at 4745 S. Orange Avenue [GMap] this Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The new shop features a selection of curated, cut cheese and wine from Italy and the United States as well as […]

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Deadwords Brewing celebrating first year of operations with week-long anniversary party

Deadwords Brewing (Facebook | Website) opened on Orange Blossom Trail in December 2021 and will be celebrating its first year of operations with a full week of celebrations kicking off this Saturday, January 28. The popular brewpub was built out in the former Al’s Army Store at 23 N. Orange Blossom Trail [GMap] and features a rotating selection of award-winning […]

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City Council passes first reading of downtown bar ordinances

Orlando City Council voted to move forward today on two ordinances that could potentially change the game for downtown bar and nightclub operators. We told you HERE that city staff had been workshopping some possible ordinances that would make it more difficult to operate nightclubs past midnight without a set of required safety measures in […]

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Florida Fire Drakes raising funds to compete in international competition

Armored mixed martial artists, the Florida Fire Drakes (Facebook | Instagram), have just succeeded in battling their way to being accepted to an international competition in Spain this April, representing the United States. The Fire Drakes, who you may recall from the street party, is a mixed martial arts team that specializes in the high-impact sport of Armored Combat […]

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Kaya restaurant to host Filipino Freedom Fest in conjunction with grand opening

Kaya (Instagram | Facebook), the casual fine-dining Filipino restaurant we told you about HERE when it soft opened last November, will host a grand opening celebration alongside Filipino Freedom Fest this weekend. Last year’s inaugural Filipino Freedom Fest brought in over 800 attendees to East End Market, but this one is expected to be even bigger and will […]

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Orlando has a new professional pickleball team

Major League Pickleball (MLP) has just announced the addition of two new teams to its growing league, one of which is in Orlando. Orlando Squeeze (Facebook) is sponsored by the DeVos family, more specifically, Rollins College graduate Ryan DeVos, the current Vice President of Shareholder Engagement for Orlando Magic. The 2023 MLP season is scheduled […]

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This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 310 of Bungalower and The Bus on Real Radio 104.1, recorded at Reyes Mezcaleria in the North Quarter. · Bungalower and The Bus – Episode 310 (Reyes Mezcaleria) TOP TEN HEADLINES The City of […]

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Orange County Library System is letting you check out Wi-Fi hotspots now

Thanks to funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund, the Orange County Library System has just launched a new Wi-Fi hotspot lending program to help provide wireless internet to cardholders – something we advocated for back in 2018. Wi-Fi hotspots are now available for checkout with a library card at any library location, while supplies last. […]