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$21.4 Billion for Central Florida transportation?

This November, Orange County voters will be given the option of enacting a 1% transportation sales tax. Dubbed the Transportation Initiative, the tax was introduced and championed by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, who says the region is in desperate need of transportation funding. According to the Transportation Initiative Report published by the County, the added tax is expected to […]

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Vintage fashion thrives in Orlando

What comes to mind when you hear the word “vintage”? For some people, it denotes fashion of a quality and style that is no longer available to the average consumer. To others, it could indicate an artifact that has a deeper meaning because of its authenticity. Or maybe, when you hear “vintage,” you just think of old clothes. “When I […]

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Booming local professional wrestling scene keeps Orlando fans in a chokehold

In the same way that you’d move to Los Angeles to make it big in the movies, if your goal is to be a professional wrestler of the pay-per-view variety, chances are you’ll end up living in Orlando. Orlando was cemented as the heart of Florida pro wrestling when the WWE Performance Center opened here in 2013. This is where […]

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Even though Brightline won’t stop in downtown, it still could benefit us

UPDATE: Since the writing of this article, plans have changed and a Disney Springs Stop is no longer in the works.  With the help of local leaders, Brightline and SunRail recently came to an agreement to share a rail track, called the “Sunshine Corridor,” from Orlando International Airport to the Orange County Convention Center and on to Disney Springs. Back […]

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The pizza ovens of Edgewater

There are a lot of factors to take into account when choosing a pizza restaurant. Location (how fast can you have the pizza?), style (Neapolitan, Detroit, New York, etc.), quality of the ingredients, side dishes and many other factors go into this important choice.  One more factor to consider? The oven that’s being used. There are currently five locally owned […]

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Ford Kiene honored in parade

The late Ford Kiene was celebrated at a parade down Magnolia Avenue on Thursday, May 19. Kiene, a businessman and philanthropist, died in April and left behind a legacy of generosity in support of the arts. Terry Olson, Orange County’s director of arts and cultural affairs and an organizer of the parade, said it was a great loss for the […]

The metamorphosis of Mills 50

Having been referred to as up-and-coming for the better part of the last decade, the Mills 50 District has arrived. There’s no denying that the area has “up-and-come” a long way since lumber supply company Mills & Nebraska purchased and developed the land that was entirely populated by orange groves at the corner of North Mills Avenue and Nebraska Street […]

One for all: The solo shows of Orlando Fringe Festival

  For the last 30 years, the Orlando Fringe Festival has provided a platform for independent artists to find an audience for their work, however unconventional it may be. This year’s event will take place in person May 17 – 30 and online as DigiFringe June 3 – 17. A sort of convention for the unconventional, the festival has upheld […]

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