Happenings

Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin, in partnership with the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children and Centerplate, will host a free workshop for local nonprofit organizations titled “Let’s Talk Money: The Earn-Keep-Grow of Financial Management for Nonprofits.” The workshop will provide valuable information about funding opportunities and resources...
Orange County is conducting a Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study along segments of Alafaya Trail, University Boulevard and McCulloch Road around the UCF area.  The study area is approximately 4.6 miles. Orange County officials are encouraging attendance at a May 18th public meeting in order to provide citizen input. There will...
On Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m., local labor and community groups will gather to host a Young Working Women Voters Forum. Florida’s young working women continue to face a disproportionately uphill battle at the workplace, with national reports giving the state a D grade in economic security for...

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...