Orlando Briefs

The City of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff announces the closure of Ted Broda Memorial Park, located at 4499 Michigan Ave., through the month of January. The purpose of this closure is to complete the parking lot renovation project. The Ted Broda Memorial Park features two tennis courts, an...
Family Services of Metro Orlando, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities to create possibilities for children and families, on Wednesday announced two ceremonies to celebrate National Adoption Day in Orange and Osceola counties.  More than 30 children will be adopted from foster care at these ceremonies, more...
Through May 29, 2011 The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Two centuries of stories and customs are preserved in The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories, an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the...
The Lake County Department of Employee Services unveiled this week at www.lakecountyfl.gov/volunteer an online database of available volunteer opportunities with Lake County Government. The new volunteer program is looking for citizens to use their knowledge, vigor, expertise and desire to benefit Lake County and themselves through volunteering. Interested individuals are...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz will work-along with the Semoran Business Partnership and more than 300 community volunteers in an effort to further beautify the Semoran Boulevard neighborhood.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area was recently a victim of theft. Earlier this month, nearly $13,000 worth of tools and equipment were taken from the affiliate’s construction trailers. In response, Universal Orlando Foundation, Amway Global, Grainger and Lowe’s stepped in to donate both tools and funds, so construction could continue.
Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, announced recently that it is teaming up with Topguest, the new geolocation ‘check-in’ club that provides guests with real-world travel rewards when they virtually check-in using applications like Facebook Places and Foursquare.   As of today,* guests traveling with Virgin...
The Lake County Extension, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, is hosting a best management practices (BMPs) certification course for Florida’s green industries on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Green Industries BMPs are designed to preserve and protect Florida's water resources from non-point source...
The Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Fla., will extend the run of the exhibit Orlando Landmarks: Photo Transfers by Barbara Ery through September 12, 2010.  Fine art photographer Barbara Ery’s collection of 30 photo transfers highlights buildings including the Howard Vernon Motel, The Plaza Theatre, and the...