Latest Issue: February 2016

Trash Talkin'

Trash Talkin'

February 05 2016

One month into the Orange County new trash pick-up system and many residents are not happy with the system. The Conway Community facebook page logged 443 comments on the subject in just the first 16 days of service. The main complaints include: trash not picked up, cans too big, cans too small, no regular bulky item service. The following Facebook post sums up the situation: For all those who are complaining about their trash cans that have not been emptied; don’t blame the guys. Blame the person(s) who did not/are not following the instructions given to them on many occasions. The driver is working alone and has to correct
these persons idiotic mistakes. Just be patient, it will take time to get use to this new system. Orange County is working diligently during the transition.

The County recently issued the following news release:
Garbage and Recycling Collection program. The County asks residents to assist
as follows:

  • Place roll carts out by 6 a.m.* the day of collection and with at least 3 feet of clearance at the curb.
  • The roll carts should be placed on the opposite side of the mailbox, three feet away from parked cars, mail boxes, low-hanging tree limbs, and street lights
  • The handles should face the house and the arrows on the lid should be pointed towards the street.
  • Place ALL garbage and recyclables in the respective roll carts. Do not place items outside the roll carts.

Following these guidelines will speed the automated collection process.
Otherwise, drivers have to exit their vehicles and adjust the new 95-gallon
garbage and recycling roll carts for collection.

“With our residents help, we will fine-tune this system as quickly as possible,” said Jim Becker, manager of Orange County Utilities’ Solid Waste Division. “This program continues our efforts to make Orange County a more sustainable
place to live.”

For more information about Orange County’s new Automated Curbside
Collection Program, visit or call the Solid
Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601 or email
*Some residents have been instructed to do so later.

February 2016

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Community Calendar

Valentine’s Breakfast

Feb 13 2016

9:30am Azalea Park United Methodist Church Invites you to our annual Valentine’s Breakfast. Excellent Food, Prizes and Entertainment! $5.00 Donation Please RSVP at 407-277-3472

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Celebration

Feb 17 2016

3:30 p.m - Orlando Public Library Southeast Branch - Thursday, February 18, 3:30 p.m. Join Mayor Buddy’s Book Club to celebrate the completion of our latest book, win prizes and be there for the announcement of our next book club title. For more information and to sign up online visit mayor.ocls. info.

Edgewood Farmers Market

Feb 18 2016

Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 pm Bagshaw Park 405 Larue Avenue Edgewood, Fl 32812. Call for more info (407) 851-2920

Succulents are In!

Feb 22 2016

10:00 - 11:30am From containers to landscapes succulents are versatile, easy to care for and drought tolerant. This class will go over basic identification, some of the best varieties for Florida, creative uses in the landscape and containers, and how to propagate. Everyone will take a home a few to get you hooked! $5.00 per individual. Register at http://

Strawberry Festival Field Trip - Beardall Senior Center

Mar 11 2016

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $20.00 Includes transportation and festival admission. Lunch is not included. Payment deadline is by March 7th or when the bus is filled.


Mar 11 2016

Ends in about 1 month

Bargains Galore!! 50 Willow Drive, Orlando, FL 32807 (North of 408, turn East at 436/Semoran & Dahlia, right on Willow)

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Apr 22 2016

Ends in 2 months

Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is hosting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors offering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Demonstrations: faceting stones, cabochons and wire wrapping. Family Activities. Admission: Adults $5, Students $2. Website: