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Archive for Friday, March 29, 2019

Spotlight: Markets, Festivals and Handel’s Messiah

The Florida Blueberry Festival is back! Enjoy fresh locally produced blueberries, listen to live music, shop a lot of vendors, and enjoy wines and desserts. The Festival runs all weekend long at Formosa Gardens in Kissimmee Orlando Flea, put on by The Daily City, featuring 35 vendors, desserts and lunch, adult drinks and music returns to downtown Orlando. Kid and dog friendly too, the Orlando Flea takes place Sunday 12 to 4 at Celine in downtown Orlando. For parking details go to orlandoflea.com. Another great looking shopping event Sunday is The Vicious Bazaar, a moto and music gear swap meet which includes an eclectic street market, food trucks, ice cream and coffee, a skateboard contest and more. The Vicious Bazaar ...
Published in Spotlight, The Daily City

Intersection Sessions: Bryan Malpass

Three nights a week you can catch singer-songwriter Bryan Malpass honing his craft at Disney Springs. Sometimes hes leading the crowd in a singalong of a 90s classic- like Zombie or You Oughta Know. But Malpass is also making a name for himself with originals from his new album Change The Room.
Published in Intersection Sessions

The Role Of Lobbyists In Crafting Legislation

A hardline anti-immigration group has been linked to a bill banning sanctuary cities in Florida. So whos really writing the rules? Whether its a polarizing issue like immigration- or something less controversial like taxes- what role do lobbyists play in crafting legislation?
Published in Intersection

Orlando Magic On The Verge Of A Playoff Appearance

This is the first season since 2012 where Magic fans have been able to cheer their team on through a playoff push. Throughout the season, Orlando has consistently been in the mix for a spot in the postseason, and is looking to finish strong over its final stretch of games.
Published in Central Florida News

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Orlando currently has the most severe affordable housing shortage in the country

Orlando’s affordable housing crisis has just imploded, in case you were wondering. Last year a 2018 report ranked the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area second in the country for having the most severe affordable housing shortage, offering only 17 available and affordable units for every 100 extremely low-income renters. It is now worse. The Orlando metro area currently has only 13 affordable and available units for every 100 extremely low-income households, making it the most severe affordable housing shortage in the country, according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. The report also found that Florida ranks first among states where low-income renter households are severely cost-burdened, with 80 percent of households spending half their income on rent or mortgage rather than food ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly