Happenings

Remembering Gino Nicolas

There are several memorials being planned to remember Gino Nicolas, who was gunned down after a drive-by shooting that injured five others. The shooting happened at the Landings at Carver Park apartment complex in Parramore. Police have made no arrests and are seeking tips from the community, with little luck. District...
On Sunday, April 17, 2016, Latino Leadership celebrated the one-year anniversary of its widely successful program, Santiago & Friends | Family Center for Autism. For the past 15 years, the nonprofit has spearheaded educational programs to provide the best opportunities to the Central Florida community. In order to address a...
More than 180 respected Christian organizations are teaming up this May to bring to Orlando the world’s preeminent conference on faith-motivated care for children who have been orphaned, neglected, abandoned or abused. The 13th annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit will host attendees from dozens of countries and provide more...
Maybe they just want an "A" for effort? Local non-profit Organize Now announced a Pine Hills Organizing Committee meeting to be held in...Colonialtown?! It's both laughable and insulting for a "community" organization to hold a meeting specific to one area, like Pine Hills, in a completely different part of...
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will deliver her 2016 “State of Orange County” address on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 9am. The annual address will take citizens on a journey highlighting the outstanding achievements of Orange County and the many milestones the community has accomplished together. The speech will be...
On the site where more than 650,000 young men and women began their careers in the U.S. Navy, a Lone Sailor Navy Memorial monument will be unveiled on Saturday, April 2nd. The monument is another symbol marking the importance of the Baldwin Park area, formerly Orlando Naval Training Center...
Misión Boricua will honor Puerto Rican authors and film producers from Central Florida during a free community event on March 31st. The event will feature Benjamin Molina Ortiz, Ricardo Chevere Nazario, Vionette Pietri, Leila Lopez, Attorney Luis Pastrana, Juan Flores, Palmira Ubinas, Ileana Ciena, Paco Velez, Johanna Lopez, Carlos...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Snag buy one, get one free tickets to Long Day's Journey Into Night this weekend. Use discount code "LDJBOGO" to puchase tickets online. Widely considered the masterwork of one of America’s most respected playwrights, Long Day’s Journey Into Night explores the dangers of...
The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida will kick off its 34th Annual Conference on April 1st at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The conference will take place April 1-3, 2016. “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the...
Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted the fifth annual Orange County Jazz in the Park festival and welcomed a record-breaking crowd this year at the beautiful and historic Cypress Grove Park on Holden Avenue. The event, designed to thank local service organizations and individuals who selflessly give back to their communities, was...
Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill and the Kappa Alpha Psi Orlando Alumni Chapter will host a community event to "cap off your spring break with a bash." The Spring Bash will take place on March 25th at the John H. Jackson Community Center (1002 Carter Street) from 2:30-6pm. The City...
Sisters in the Movement, the second event in the leadership series "Race to Justice" sponsored by the National Action Network and Women of Color, plans to celebrate Women's History Month by looking back and moving forward. Under a motto of "our history is our strength," the March 24th event...
Ahead of the 2016 Arena Football League season, the Orlando Predators are hosting a Fan Appreciation Party on March 24th. The Predators are celebrating their 25th Anniversary as Orlando's arena football franchise and the 2016 home opener is scheduled for April 9th at the Amway Center. Fans will be able...
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is hosting a free Family Fun Day as part of Week of the Family on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Today, State Senator Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando) formally announced her bid for Congress in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, during which she outlined her 'Our Families First' agenda which focuses on increasing the minimum wage, supporting paid sick leave and passing comprehensive immigration reform.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, OCSO and local neighborhoods will come together for National Night Out where the focus is fighting crime.
Bereaved survivors of murder victims will remember their loved ones at a ceremony, September 25, at Mayor Carl. T. Langford Park.
Sand Lake Imaging and Shepherd’s Hope team up to give FREE screening mammograms to uninsured women during the month of October.
J.A. “Jim” Hinson, former President, CEO and Chairman of the Dr. Phillips Charities passed away yesterday surrounded by his family in Orlando.
West Orange County residents and public officials will gather for a ceremony on Thursday, September 24, to officially break ground for their long-awaited new high school.
The Downtown Orlando Partnership will host the 16th Annual Taste of Downtown TONIGHT at the Orange County Regional History Center and Heritage Square from 6 – 9 p.m.
Young Talented People Can Win BIG BUCKS At The Fourth Annual Best of the Best Talent Competition. Three Auditions Left.
Orlando City Commissioner Regina I. Hill looks to develop residents, businesses and potential businesses in the city.
On August 22nd, Community Food & Outreach Center (CFOC) will host a back to school event with a difference.
Bill Cosby, America's not-so -favorite dad, who has been accused of sexually violating at least three dozen woman, will be deposed on October 9, Gloria Allred, attorney for Judy Huth, one of Cosby's accusers said late Wednesday.
With just one week to go before arriving in Orlando, there are still 40 homeless participants from Up with People, a group of young international students eager to spread a message of unity and understanding through service and music.
Osceola Regional Medical Center recently hired trauma surgeon and Naval veteran Dr. Tracy Bilski as its trauma medical director.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation will host the Florida Simulation Summit on September 16, to highlight the state's multi-billion dollar simulation industry and help identify opportunities for businesses to commercialize simulation.
Orlando Police Department will launch a new program that seeks to enlist dogs in the fight against crime.