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How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

A threatened species, Gopher tortoises are super important to Florida’s unique and delicate ecosystems. Learn more about these adorable creatures, and how you can help protect them! Did you know that the Gopher tortoise is the state tortoise of Florida? Despite this highest of honors, these big guys are a ...

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

Ways to Spend the Weekend With Your Family Before Christmas ’Tis the season for the jolliest of frolicking! Grab a jacket and scarf and lace up your boots, and enjoy the holiday cheer in the coming weeks as Christmas approaches. The City Beautiful knows how to ring in the season! Take a quick drive to ...

Santa, Baby!

Santa, Baby!

A Letter to Santa Claus From a Thankful Florida Elf on Letter Writing Day Dearest S. Claus, I hope this letter finds you well on Letter Writing Day! It’s that time of year again, when your portrait is emblazoned on every storefront and merry jingles tinkle out of speakers, greeting us with warmth on chilly ...

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

On Pawnbroker’s Day, a Few Free Things to do With Your Kids If you have kids, chances are you’ve attempted to reason, bargain, or otherwise convince them that it’s more fun to do something for free than something you pay for (“the best things in life are free, guys!”) Their requests range from a trip to Shake ...

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

You don’t have to booze it up to enjoy a tasty apertif here in Orlando Sometimes, you just want a drink without having to have a drink. When your appetite says yes, but your liver says no, it’s time to do some searching for a fabulous, non-alcoholic beverage. There are plenty of places to whet your whistle in ...

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Shelter pets deserve a chance at finding a loving family, too. Mutt Day is the perfect day to bring your new best friend home from an Orlando shelter or rescue! Dogs like that are cute and all, but shelter pups will love you just as much, and they really, really, really need your help (unlike that expensive, ...

I Can’t Come In Today…

I Can’t Come In Today…

It’s Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day, which might mean calling into work with some creative excuses. Here are a few for us Orlandoans specifically (sorry, boss!) I think we’ve all taken a few liberties while calling in sick. Among my many and varied excuses of sick days past are a few genuine jewels of ...

Prohibition Era Cocktails

Prohibition Era Cocktails

While alcohol was illegal, underground booze culture flourished and shaped our current tastes The best way to get people excited about something is to make it illegal. So, it makes sense that after the manufacturing and sale of alcohol was made illegal in 1919, a spirited culture of alcohol consumption flourished. ...

Valhalla Bakery Transports Your Tastebuds to Heaven

Valhalla Bakery Transports Your Tastebuds to Heaven

Celine Duvoisin, co-owner of Market on South, is a goddess when it comes to mixing plant-based ingredients and baking them into culinary confections fit for heaven. She started as a cake decorator at Publix, and eventually worked her way up to bakery manager. In those nine years at Publix, she was requested to bake ...

Russian Ballet Orlando Performing CARMEN on May 2nd

Russian Ballet Orlando Performing CARMEN on May 2nd

Russian Ballet Orlando is run, owned, and operated by a third generation Russian ballet dancer and instructor.  Katerina Fedotova was taught in the Vaganova method which is the only injury free method of ballet and per Katerina and her family it is the best way to learn. The Russian Ballet Orlando is a student company ...