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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: The Milky Way, Come from Away, Dance Festival, and Make Fest


Spend an evening walking in the Milk District enjoying a sample of wine, beer, or specialty cocktail at each business during their new event called The Milky Way tonight 6 to 10 at the Orlando Elks Lodge. Florida’s largest Symphony Orchestra with 150 members will perform a concert of Broadway songs Saturday at 2 at Calvary Orlando. The national tour of the Broadway musical “Come From Away” has landed in Orlando. It’s the story of the people aboard 38 planes who were forced to land in a tiny Canadian town on 9/11 and what happened to them… and the locals who welcomed them. Come From Away plays Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 1 at Dr Phillips Center for the …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
Spotlight

Spotlight: Boxi Park, Milk Mart, and Yoga in the Galleries


Ever meet someone who gets sad during the holidays and not because Laverne DeFazio died or Will Smith agreed to play the genie in the live remake of Aladdin? That’s me. Hello. Here are some fun things to occupy your life with this weekend, if that’s something you’re interested in. If not, hey… me neither. The outdoor food hall made from shipping containers, Boxi Park, is having a preview night Saturday 7 to 10. Enjoy food trucks, beer and wine, and entertainment… and shipping containers. The fun takes place in downtown Lake Nona. Did you miss one of the 456 holiday pop ups and markets that offered great collections of local makers and artists selling their wares? Have no fear. …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
Spotlight

Spotlight: Shampooch, Food and Drink Festival, and Milk Mart


I don’t own a dog. I own cats. They bathe themselves. Dogs don’t. Just one more reason why cats are better than dogs. If you weren’t lucky enough to be born a cat person and want to help out a good cause, bring your dog downtown for a doggie wash block party called Shampooch! All proceeds go to Rescue Me Orlando. The sudsing and scrubbing takes place Sunday 9 to 4 in front of Lambs Eat Ivy salon in Thornton Park. Last year more than 8,000 people attended the International Food and Drink Festival at Lake Eola Park according to the producers. I wasn’t there so I cannot vouch for them. But typically people don’t lie. I trust people. I …
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Image: Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival from 2015, facebook.com
Spotlight

VINTAGE WEARS, PIRATES, CRAFTS AND HOOTENANNY


Find vintage clothing, handmade goods, local artists, live music and more at The Milk District Market Sunday 1 to 5. It’s outside so wear your bonnet Enjoy a 4 hour street party with beer, food trucks and pirate calamity shenanigans during the 8th annual San Juan Pirates Festival Saturday 8 to midnight in downtown Sanford.
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Image: Milk District Development. Chris Tobar Rodriguez, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

MILK DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT


Some residents in Orlando’s Milk District neighborhood are worried a new developer and his shiny new duplexes will raise rents in what has been an affordable neighborhood. But while these new duplexes may attract other developers, the gentrification surrounding the Milk District is part of a city-wide process that’s hard to stop. Generally, gentrification is when wealthier people come into an urban neighborhood, bringing with them changes in rent, property values and the district’s character. Whether this is negative or a positive is a subject of perpetual debate among academics and urban planners. Susan Greenbaum, a professor from the University of South Florida, says part of the problem in Orlando is the foreclosure crisis pushed the cost of housing up, …
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Developer Adam Wonus is building duplexes and triplexes on about 25 lots in the Milk District. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Development In Downtown Orlando’s Milk District


Where some see gentrification in Orlando’s Milk District, developer Adam Wonus says his goal is to get rid of blight and enhance the neighborhood. Wonus joins us to talk about his vision for the neighborhood. And we talk to urban planning professor Bruce Stephenson about what Orlando could learn from other fast growing cities.
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