Latest Issue: October 2016

Aging Oak Trees Threaten Area Neighborhoods

Aging Oak Trees Threaten Area Neighborhoods

October 16 2016

Those great leafy oak canopies that help privide cooling shade come with an expiration date, a fact that often takes people by surprise. It’s a lesson being learned throughout the Conway area, home to many aging laurel oaks. Some residents are discovering they’ll have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to remove the trees, or risk having them crush their homes -- or worse. A simple evaluation can determine whether a tree is a potential hazard. If it appears it could be dangerous and the owners want it removed, they should call a licensed, insured tree removal service. The typical cost to remove a large laurel oak is $3,000 to $5,000.

Beginning on Sunday, September 18 an aging oak tree on Anderson began to drop it’s branches. The first fell on Sunday, the second fell on Monday. At this point the remaining tree was now precariously leaning over homes on the north side of Anderson Road—threatening disaster for the homes below. Orange county officials decided to remove the entire tree which was completed on Tuesday, September 20. Fortunately no one was injured and little property damage occurred in the events.

October 2016

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Community Calendar

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Oct 07 2016

Ends in 9 days

Werewolves, witches and monsters - oh my! Spooky and colorful family fun awaits during Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience, October 7-31. In addition to 26 exciting hands-on attractions you’ll create monster-rific crafts, snap spooktacular character photos, go on a themed scavenger hunt and even trick-or-treat (weekends only) throughout the attraction. There is so much to BOO - you may never leave! All included with the price of admission. General Admission: $22.99 + tax per person. Annual Passes: $29.99 + tax per person. Save when you buy online, go to

Community Yard Sale

Oct 22 2016

Cresent Park Neighborhood Saturday, Oct. 22 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. West on Judge Road from Conway Road

Conway Farmers Market Kicks of f Season

Oct 23 2016

Our next Conway Farmer’s Market will be Sunday, October 23, 11 A.M. -3 P.M. at Barber Park. This will be a KIDS of CONWAY day with many opportunities to play games and win prizes, along with touch-a-truck for the little ones. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and parade around the park. The wonderful Master Gardeners will be back for more plant propagation demos to show people how to easily multiply plants through cuttings.

Market at Edgewood Every Thursday

Oct 27 2016

All events held in Bagshaw Park at Edgewood City Hall, 405 Larue Avenue, Edgewood, FL 32809 Call 407-851-2920 for more information. 5:30 to 8:30 pm Kids Halloween Costume Party with DJ Rafael Plus Farmers Market and food trucks

Fall Festival at Azalea Park United Methodist Church

Oct 29 2016

5pm-8pm; 50 Willow Dr, Orlando 32807 FREE!! Games, prizes, food, music, and an old fashioned Cake Walk. Face painting. Bounce House. Costumes are encouraged. Trunk or Treat. Families wishing to participating in Trunk or Treat (Handing out candy), please contact the church office by phone at 407-277-3472 or by email at azaleaparkumc@ to register.

Cornerstone Charter Academy's Fall Festival

Nov 05 2016

11 am - 4 pm. Fun for the whole family. DJ, live entertainment, bounce houses, cake walk, food, shopping, laser tag and rock wall.

Rock ‘n Craft Event

Nov 12 2016

Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, a non-profit organization, is hosting Open House and a Rock ‘n Craft Event at 6100 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809 November 12, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm. Spaces of 10’ x 10’ are available for rent at $20 to display and sell your goods. For more information, contact 407-816-1229.