Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson joined local residents for the grand opening of Young Pine Community Park on Jan. 28. The new park in District 4 features an inclusive playground designed for children with disabilities. Continue reading “The Grand Opening of Young Pine Community Park”

HB 743 protects Florida’s greyhounds from dangerous

practice of pre-game dog doping


Tallahassee, FL – Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) and Rep. Alexandra Miller (R- Sarasota) joined forces with Sen. Dana Young (R-Hillsborough) Friday to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at banning the use of inhumane anabolic steroids on greyhound racing dogs (HB 743/SB 512) Continue reading “Smith Files Bipartisan Bill to Ban Steroid Use On Greyhound Racing Dogs”

The Ninth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017 for more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds benefit UCF Foundation, Inc. and Valencia Foundation. Continue reading “Downtown Food & Wine Fest Announces Live Entertainment Top Restaurants, Wines and National Headliners at Lake Eola Feb. 25-26”



Combining motorcycle functionality with fashion-forward designs – in conjunction with the opening of the first North American location – the iconic Ace Cafe announces the launch of a full lineup of leather jackets for both men and women. Classic, functional, and comfortable, these leathers pay homage to the famous London-based motor-diner, which has served as a beacon to motorcyclists and rockers alike for decades. In fact, it was at Ace Cafe London where “ton-up boys — and girls” hugely influenced the cafe racer culture.



Formation of the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra and new, year-long educational initiatives

he Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is establishing its place within the global jazz community with the announcement of the formation of the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra and new, year-long educational initiatives. Continue reading “JAZZ AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are proud to announce a variety of events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Commission is a volunteer organization, which includes business and community representatives appointed by Mayor Dyer to raise funds and coordinate citywide events that promote the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy of equality, justice, freedom, peace and harmony for all races and cultures in Greater Orlando. Continue reading “City of Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announces 2017 Commemoration Events”

Participants to Receive Instruction in Coaching, Officiating and Scouting from NFL Executives, Game Officials and Industry Experts

The National Football League will host the first-ever WOMEN’S CAREERS IN FOOTBALL FORUM in conjunction with USA Football’s 2017 Women’s World Football Games during PRO BOWL WEEK in Orlando, Florida. The forum will help educate and prepare women for positions in football operations, including coaching, officiating and scouting, through panel discussions, presentations and on-field clinics and demonstrations.


“We are actively expanding opportunities for women by identifying and developing qualified individuals as part of the NFL’s inclusion efforts,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations TROY VINCENT. “Hosting these events at Pro Bowl provides us the chance to celebrate women who play the game and to assist them by providing knowledge, tools and resources to pursue careers in the sport of professional football.”


As part of the NFL’s celebration of football at all levels during Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, USA Football’s Women’s World Football Games will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Jan. 25-29. The fourth-annual event will bring together more than 250 female tackle football players from around the world for five days of training, skills sessions and 11v11 competitions. For more information or to register for the 2017 Women’s World Football Games, visit


The Women’s Careers in Football Forum will coincide with the 2017 Games and provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about positions in football operations and administration from NFL executives, coaches, game officials and other industry experts. All attendees will be entered into the league’s Diverse Talent Community, an invite-only online recruitment platform that encourages quality, dynamic candidates with diverse backgrounds to join its ranks through a shared talent acquisition database for Human Resources across the NFL and its 32 clubs.


The Women’s Careers in Football Forum furthers the NFL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the NFL hosted the first-ever NFL Women’s Summit: “In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport” and the inaugural Women’s Career Development Symposium to engage aspiring executives. At the Women’s Summit in San Francisco, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced the expansion of The Rooney Rule to include interviewing women for all open executive positions at the league office.


For more information about the Women’s Football Career Forum and Pro Bowl Week events, visit





  • The Magic look to follow up on Friday’s 109-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Amway Center. Following tonight’s matchup, Orlando hosts the Charlotte Hornets onWednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The Magic will then play eight of their next 10 games on the road – a stretch that begins with trips to Indiana and New York, followed by home games against the Atlanta Hawks (Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.) and Houston Rockets (Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.) and concludes with a six-game road trip on the West Coast, Orlando’s longest of the season.

Continue reading “ORLANDO MAGIC THIS WEEK”

Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, Orlando’s own LGBT+ concert and marching band, is proud to announce the appointment of new artistic director, Chris Green.
Mr. Green brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to the task of growing Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, both artistically and in membership with over 25 years experience in bands, drum and bugle corps, pageantry and winter guard. Continue reading “New Artistic Director Announced forCentral Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard”

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