Orange County Celebrates AmeriCorps’ 20th Anniversary

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and her Chief of Staff Graciela Noriega Jacoby are pictured at a 2013 holiday gathering at Cypress Grove Estate House on Lake Jessamine.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs and her Chief of Staff Graciela Noriega Jacoby are pictured
at a 2013 holiday gathering at Cypress Grove Estate House on Lake Jessamine.

Orange County joined the nation in celebrating AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary, proudly commemorating two decades of community service and citizen engagement across Florida and the United States. Continue reading “Orange County Celebrates AmeriCorps’ 20th Anniversary”



Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. Continue reading “MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! IS COMING TO ORLANDO, DEC. 5-7!”

BabyEarth announces the introduction of free same day delivery service in the Austin Market

BabyEarth Stork TruckBabyEarth helps busy parents with everything they need, delivered right to their doorstep within hours of ordering.  The company delivers in a stork themed van, and provides “delivery with no labor.” Continue reading “BabyEarth announces the introduction of free same day delivery service in the Austin Market”

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Supports IDignity in Soup-Off Benefit



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Mayor Teresa Jacobs is joined by her husband Bruce and daughter Lisa Jacobs at IDignity’s 5th Annual Souper Douper Fundraiser.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently participated in IDignity’s 5th Annual Souper Douper Fundraiser, an event that raises funds and awareness for the organization whose mission is to restore dignity and hope to the disadvantaged in Central Florida. Held at the Historic Ballroom at Church Street, this annual event features a “Soup Off” competition that includes various organizations from Orange County. Continue reading “Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Supports IDignity in Soup-Off Benefit”



Featuring HGTV’s Chip & Joanna, Top Secret Recipes® Author Todd Wilbur, DIY Experts and More


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Home Show, one of the region’s most anticipated fall events, returns October 24-26 to the Orange County Convention Center in West Concourse, Hall C facing International Drive. The three-day home improvement extravaganza is the premier place to find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, design and fall outdoor projects with hundreds of experts all under one roof. Continue reading “GET INSPIRED. GET STARTED AT THE ORLANDO HOME SHOW”

ORLANDO MAGIC THIS WEEK 10 Things You Should Know

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10 Things You Should Know


  1. Magic slated to play four games this week
  • The Orlando Magic will play four more preseason games this week. The team opens the week tonight in Charlotte at 7 p.m. before playing host to Flamengo (Brazil) on Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and the Detroit Pistons on Friday, October 17 at 7 p.m. The Magic will conclude the week when they travel to Allentown, Pa. on Saturday, October 18 for a preseason matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Orlando Magic, will televise the preseason home opener this Wednesday vs. Flamengo.
  1. Single-game tickets now on sale
  • Single-game tickets for games through January 3, 2015 of the 2014-15 Orlando Magic season went on sale to the general public on October 10. The Magic’s home opener will take place on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Washington Wizards at the Amway Center. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Amway Center box office (located on Church St.), at all TicketMaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted at all purchase points.
  1. “Pure Magic” Delivered to Front Door of 20,000 Central Florida Residents
  • Twenty-thousand Central Florida residents received a surprise on Friday morning as the Magic and Chase teamed up to deliver T-shirts to their door steps as part of the team’s Pure Magic campaign. Fans are encouraged to continue uploading their photos through the Magic’s social media platforms to participate in the season-long “How are you Pure Magic?” social media sweepstakes using the hashtag #PureMagicSweeps for a chance to win tickets to home opening night, luxury suite night and other prizes throughout the season. Magic fans who post photos also have a chance to be featured on the team’s website,, FOX Sports Florida TV broadcasts or on the big screen at Amway Center.
  1. Orlando Magic Players and Coaches Sign for the Central Florida Community
  • Orlando Magic players and coaches signed items during the team’s internal autograph session on Monday, October 6.  Each season, the entire Magic team autographs nearly 1,000 items for schools, nonprofit organizations and other charitable events. The items signed included photos, basketballs, jerseys, shoes and a variety of Magic paraphernalia all autographed using the official autograph marker of the Orlando Magic, Dixon Ticonderoga Redisharp Permanent Marker. The value of the exclusive autographed items is approximately $140,000. The items are distributed into the community during the season to assist charitable endeavors.
  1. Pink In The Paint
  • The Orlando Magic and Florida Hospital have come together to host the 2nd Annual Pink in the Paint Breast Cancer Awareness Night onWednesday, October 22 vs. the Houston Rockets at the Amway Center. During this monumental night, selected Central Florida breast cancer survivors will be hosted as special guest honorees. Support the cause, support the Orlando Magic, and bring hope and healing to thousands of our friends and neighbors on one special night. Buy your ticket today, starting as low as $15, and receive one commemorative T-shirt with your purchase. To purchase your ticket, call 407-916-2954 or visit
  1. OMYF Open Presented by Chase
  • The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation will host its 24th annual OMYF Open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Disney’s Magnolia & Palm Golf Courses. The event, which is presented by Chase, features more than 200 golf participants, talent, celebrities and an awards luncheon. To register and for more information, visit
  1. Magic Open Practice Free Tickets Now Available
  2. Ridnour Brings Veteran Presence
    • The Magic will host a free public open practice on October 20 at Amway Center (doors open at 5:30 p.m., practice starts at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are required for the event, but can be downloaded for FREE by going to
  • The Orlando Magic signed veteran point guard Luke Ridnour as a free agent on July 26, 2014. He has played 783 games (22 playoff games) during his time in the NBA and holds career averages of 9.6 points and 4.6 assists per game. Among active players that have played at least 500 games since the 2003-04 season, Ridnour ranks 11th in free throw percentage (.862) and 16th in assists (3617).
  1. Magic Rewind No. 1
  • Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, as Orlando defeated Miami, 108-101 in overtime in its preseason opener at AmericanAirlines Arena. Six Magic players scored in double figures, led by Nikola Vučević with 16 points. Luol Deng and Chris Bosh each scored a game-high-tying 18 points for the Heat. Orlando held Miami to just 39.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 5-of-32 from 3-point range. Trailing 95-93, Andrew Nicholson connected on a baseline jumper with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime. In the extra session, Marble connected on a pair of 3-pointers to help seal the victory for Orlando.
  1. Magic Rewind No. 2
  • Tobias Harris scored a team-high 16 points, as Orlando defeated Indiana, 96-93, in a preseason game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Kyle O’Quinn recorded 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Magic, while Nikola Vučević netted 12 points. Donald Sloan led six Pacers in double figures with 16 points. Orlando outrebounded Indiana, 46-38, and held the Pacers to 38.3 percent shooting from the floor. Indiana jumped out to a 27-13 lead, but the Magic responded with a 22-5 run, then led 47-46 at halftime. Orlando then opened the second half with a 12-2 spurt and never trailed during the second half.






Brazilian Basketball Champions Flamengo at BoiBrazil.

Flamengo Brazilian Basketball Team is in Orlando, they are here to play the Orlando Magic as part of their pre-season  campaign. The team is complete and with all the stars aligned for the big game in two days. Wednesday night is the big night at the Amway Arena, home of the Orlando Magic.  Continue reading “Brazilian Basketball Champions Flamengo at BoiBrazil.”

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