Get our issue, highlights, free stuff and more.  

Orlando City Soccer Club stadium shifts away from church site; city drops lawsuit (UPDATED)

August 4, 2014
By
Orlando City Soccer Club stadium shifts away from church site; city drops lawsuit (UPDATED)

You know that thing the city does when it doesn’t get its way? How it screams “eminent domain” and waits for you to cower beneath the weight of its legal team, eventually allowing the city to buy you out at a cut rate? Well, that didn’t quite work out when Faith Deliverance Temple –...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, The Gist | 8 Comments »

COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

July 14, 2014
By
COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

YOU GUYS! It’s an “other” Monday that somehow arbitrarily has made itself a special Monday – City Council meetings are fickle about the every-other-week-ed-ness of their intentions – so that means that at 2 p.m., you should come on back to this space and get your “refresh” finger ready. Wait, do you have a...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »

19 questions with an Orlando resident: Wendi Stark

July 2, 2014
By
19 questions with an Orlando resident: Wendi Stark

Orlandoans answer 19 questions related to living in the City Beautiful. This week: Orlando hairstylist Wendi Stark.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | 1 Comment »

OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

June 12, 2014
By
OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

It rained trebles and basses, SunRail cars drove by and drowned out polite anticipation, people scrambled and were bopped on the head by looming television cameras, the mayor’s spokeswoman Heather Fagan laughed off a TV MEDIA question about red light cameras and class-action suits and this guy – THIS GUY – made an appearance...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, Culture 2 Go, The Gist | 1 Comment »

YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: the weed gamble, FSU follies, homosexuals anonymous

June 12, 2014
By
YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: the weed gamble, FSU follies, homosexuals anonymous

PIOUS REPUBLICANS HATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ALMOST AS MUCH AS THEY ABHOR GAMBLING. WAIT, WHAT?  “The stakes are getting higher – politically and financially – in Florida’s heated campaign over a November referendum to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. The latest financial reports by the two main groups fighting the legalization of medical marijuana show...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | 1 Comment »

Buddy Dyer rides the rails for SunRail’s Grand Opening Celebration

April 29, 2014
By
Buddy Dyer rides the rails for SunRail’s Grand Opening Celebration

To celebrate the official grand opening of the SunRail, Buddy Dyer rides the rails, making stops at all twelve stations.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | 1 Comment »

COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

April 28, 2014
By
COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

HEY YOU GUYS! It’s the other Monday – as in “every other Monday” – so while we manage to bring ourselves back to life to face down a busy week, your city council is doing the same, only for (usually) two weeks! This week’s agenda looks pretty dry. The most important thing we see...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »

Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai and Turkey this week

April 24, 2014
By

Just read this little tidbit on Mike Cantone’s blog, I Like Mike: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and in Turkey this week to promote Orlando. His agenda notes that he’s traveling with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the Atlantic Institute (Orlando’s Turkish cultural center) and Orlando City...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »

In honor of the Solar Bears, tomorrow is purple day!

April 16, 2014
By
In honor of the Solar Bears, tomorrow is purple day!

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared April 17 "Solar Bear Purple Day." Wear purple to show your support for our hometown hockey team.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Playbook | No Comments »

COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

April 14, 2014
By
COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

HELLO THERE! We’re about to go LIVE with our BLOG about Orlando City Council. Keep refreshing, as we’ll update things AS THEY HAPPEN. (Currently, on Orange TV, the Florida Chamber of Commerce folks are bragging about all of the things they’ve done to be “laser focused” on business, lowering taxes, etc. It’s nauseating. And...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »