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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

A Farmers Market is Coming to Parramore this Fall


A federal grant awarded to the city of Orlando last year is finally coming to fruition. City officials say they are working to open a new farmers market in Parramore by October, giving residents a more convenient option to buy fresh produce. Parramore has been deemed a “food desert,” meaning at least 33 percent of the population lives more than a mile from a supermarket or large grocery store. In October 2016, the city won a USDA grant to expand healthy food options in West Orlando. The grant initiatives include creating 10 to 15 large vegetable gardens in residential front yards, based on the Fleet Farming model; teaching classes on healthy cooking in partnership with Hebni Nutrition; and establishing a …
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(L-R) Christopher Hansen, Dr. Josh Corsa, Nurse Libby Brown & 90.7’s Matthew Peddie during the Taking Your Pulse Town Hall at ORMC. Photo: Jenny Babcock, WMFE
Pulse Shooting

Taking Your Pulse Town Hall: A Community Conversation


As part of 90.7’s Taking Your Pulse project, we recorded a live town hall in front of an audience at the Orlando Regional Medical Center- the hospital where most of the victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting were treated. The town hall featured conversations with those who helped Pulse survivors, members of the LGBTQ & LatinX communities, Mayor Buddy Dyer and police chief John Mina
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Orlando Elections Behind Us – Review of Voter Issues


Now that the 2015 Orlando mayoral race is behind us, everybody is ready to get back to the business of running the city. Especially the incumbents, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and city commissioners Patty Sheehan and Sam Ings, all three of whom were re-elected to their seats this week. But nobody should take an electoral win for granted, so before we close the books on this election, let’s review some of the things we heard voters talking about that all of our elected officials should heed as we move into the next year. First, the growth we’ve seen downtown has been impressive, and it’s helped uplift our city’s spirit as well as its profile. But there are still huge swaths …
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