Latest Issue: December 2014

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

December 01 2014

Cypress Grove Park and estate house, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando, will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays, December 8th – 12th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Drive through and enjoy the display from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle for only $3 per night; Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or game to donate to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive! For more information, call Cypress Grove Park at 407-254-6770 or visit

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Cypress Grove Park’s Festival of Lights

Nov 08 2014

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6:30 PM Orange County Parks: Orange County Parks: Cypress Grove Park’s Festival of Lights Time: Dec. 8 - December 12, 2014 6:30 PM Location: Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. Cypress Grove Park will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays. There is a $3.00 charge per vehicle.

Parent's Night Out

Dec 20 2014

5 – 8pm Pershing Avenue Christian Church, 2000 Pershing Avenue, the third Saturday of each month. Ages 18 months thru 5th grade. $10 for the evening, $5 for each additional sibling. Evening includes age appropriate rooms, themed activities, dinner, and lots of fun. Call to make reseration. 407.968.1663

American Legion Post 286 Family Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Dec 20 2014

12 -2 pm American Legion Post 286 are inviting local Orlando area children to the Annual American Legion Post 286 Family Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday December 20th starting at 12 pm. Santa will be making a surprise visit and delivering a wrapped gift to all pre-registered children. In addition to Santa’s visit there will be games and snacks. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registered by December 17th, by calling 407-859-1460 with the child’s name and age. Located at 529 E. Fairlane Ave. Orlando, FL 32809.

The Drive Thru Nativity

Dec 22 2014

6:30 - 9:00 pm First Baptist Church of Pine Castle 18th annual “Living Christmas Story”. Enjoy a narrated journey as live actors and animals recreate eight scenes from the Biblical account of the first Christmas. Each year over 2,000 guests from Central Florida make the Drive-Thru part of their Christmas tradition! Located at 1001 Hoffner Avenue.

Toy Drive

Dec 23 2014

The Belle Isle Food and Toy Drive will begin on December 1st through December 23rd. Please bring an unwrapped new toy for a child or teen, or non-perishable food item to Belle Isle City Hall 1600 Nela Avenue, Monday thur Friday 8 am - 5 pm or at the Conway Cafe’ located at 4542 Hoffner Avenue.

A “Grace”Full Christmas

Dec 24 2014

Please join the congregation of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church for the following Christmas events: Chancel choir “Lessons and Carols” Sunday, December 21st, at 8:30 and 10:45 AM Small Blessings Thursday, December 11th @ 7pm Our preschool mission, childrens’ pageant Christmas Eve Services December 24th @5, 7:30 and 11pm Family oriented –“The Christmas Story” for children, and candlelight servic. Share the Care Monday, December 29th @ 1:30 PM Elder care mission, After Christmas Party located in the John Calvin Memorial Hall 1655 Peel Ave, Orlando, FL 32806 407-898-6571 On the web:

105 Years of Service

Jan 18 2015

9:30 Conway First Baptist Church will be celebrating 105 years of serving Christ in the heart of Conway. Mark your calendar to join us for homecoming on Sunday, January 18 at 10:30. Meet and greet at 9:30 to 10:15. Questions may be directed to the church office at 407-277-3040. Conway First Baptist Church.4000 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, Fl. 32812-8050.

Save The Crawford House 2015 Chili Cookoff

Jan 24 2015

1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Since learning of the impending demolition of the historic Crawford House in Pine Castle, Florida, residents have been working overtime to save this local landmark from destruction. After an extension of time was granted by the City of Belle Isle, the Crawford House now must be moved by June 2015. Preparations to move the Crawford House into the heart of old Pine Castle are already underway. Join us for our first major fundraiser, the Save the Crawford House Chili Cookoff at Fish on Fire, located at 7937 Daetwyler Drive in Orlando. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-10, and includes samples of all the entries. This event will also include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The entry fee for contestants is $35. You can find additional information Please visit, or email us at