About Elisabeth Campbell

National Beer Day is easy to celebrate in north downtown

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 22, 2023

There’s a little something for everyone in north downtown, even those with champagne tastes on a beer budget. The neighborhood is a great place to celebrate National Beer Day on April 7. The Hammered Lamb, Wally’s Bar and Liquors, and The Gnarly Barley are just a few of the many places to go for a drink in Mills 50 and […]

Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome to launch Seasoned Poets program

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 21, 2023

Shawn Welcome, Orlando Poet Laureate and founder of the longest-running weekly open mic in Orlando, Diverse Word, is currently in the process of launching a new poetry program in which clients can book professional poets to perform at events around the city. “I can’t make it everywhere,” Welcome said. “People are always asking me for poets.” With his new program, […]

OMA hosts art workshop for breast cancer survivors in April

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 19, 2023

After its inaugural workshop in September 2022, the Orlando Museum of Art will again host “Illume: A Transformative Art Workshop for Breast Cancer Survivors” April 14 – 16. This weekend workshop offers a safe and private space in which survivors at any stage of their journey can practice nonclinical art therapy to explore experiences following their diagnoses. Brandy Fransen, founder […]

Business Spotlight: Jarboe Inc.

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 16, 2023

Jarboe Inc., a timeless, hand-curated women’s boutique in Ivanhoe Village, marks three decades in business this year. Created to fill a need in the community for a ladies’ shop with a primarily neutral palette and European flair, original owner Laura George opened Jarboe’s doors to the neighborhood in 1993. Current owner Lynn Porter joined the Jarboe team in 1994 as […]

Ultimate Carts dealership opens on Mills

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 16, 2023

Central Florida golf cart dealer Ultimate Carts has opened at 845 N. Mills Ave. The dealership sells an assortment of high-end electric vehicles and offers financing, parts and service for its customers. Golf cart usage in neighborhoods such as College Park has increased lately — but be sure to follow the rules when driving a low-speed vehicle on city streets.

Token Ramen opens its first Orlando location in Mills Park

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 16, 2023

Founded by Rendi Liu in 2019, Token Ramen’s 10th location has opened in the Mills 50 District. Token’s mission as described on its website is to serve customers the finest ramen with the highest quality ingredients. A visit to Token Ramen provides not only a meal but also an urban food culture experience. A new addition to Orlando’s dining scene, […]

Lighthouse Central Florida raises $48,000 at annual WalkFest

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 15, 2023

On Feb. 25, Lighthouse Central Florida held its annual Sight & Sole WalkFest to raise awareness and funding for those living with visual impairment in Central Florida. Hundreds of Central Floridians attended the event, including business and community leaders from the Greater Orlando area. Lighthouse exceeded their fundraising goal through sponsorships, peer-to-peer fundraising and in-kind donations, raising $48,000 to help […]

The Hammered Lamb celebrates a decade in business

By Elisabeth Campbell | March 09, 2023

  This year, The Hammered Lamb celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a three-day celebration Feb. 3 – 5 that featured an open bar and live music on Friday and Saturday, followed by a recovery brunch on Sunday. After a brief hiatus from live music, the community staple brought back familiar artists Adam Moreno and Sean Holcomb to put a nostalgic spin […]