Latest Issue: March 2019

Barber Park Expansion

Barber Park Expansion

March 01 2019

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County District 3 Mayra Uribe attended the groundbreaking for two new multi-purpose recreational fields and a splash pad at Barber Park.

Barber Park is an 81.5-acre community park at 5301 Gatlin Avenue. Orange County manages and operates the park, and owns more than 66 acres of site. The City of Orlando owns the 15 acres for the new multi-purpose fields and is leasing it to the County.

Currently, Barber Park offers several sports amenities for basketball, volleyball, roller hockey and soccer, as well as, multiple picnic and rest areas, walkways and a dog park. The $3.75 million project will provide the addition of two new fields, a splash pad, a sunning area, field lighting, additional parking and a storm-water pond with a large aquatic planting area. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2019.

March 2019

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Community Calendar


Mar 27 2019

0 – 11:30am Learn how to set out warm season transplants in the vegetable garden. The class size is limited to 12 individuals. $5.00 per individual. Pre-Registration is required along with the non-refundable class fee. Pre-register at


Mar 28 2019

Join us at the Pine Castle Woman's Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Bring yourself or with friends, cards and board games, and brown bag lunch and beverage. All are welcome. Suggestion donation $5 per person. For further information call 407-852-1728


Mar 30 2019

10 am - 5 pm The Conway-based Community Improvement Initiative, Gateway Orlando Arts, and Halifax Health -Hospice have partnered to present the first ever Chalk Art Festival to the community. This festival features 25 local chalk artists who will create art at Gateway Village near the airport. The event will also showcase live jazz, multi-cultural performances, food trucks, and a children’s art area. Conway resident Ron Hawkins of the Florida Chalk Association is part of the organizing committee. Admission and Parking are free, with proceeds distributed to local non-profits involved in beautification, revitalization and hospice services. For more information or to volunteer visit


Mar 30 2019

9 AM - 2 PM The Mary Martha Sewing Group of First United Church of Christ is holding its 2nd Annual Quilt Show. The show will feature new and antique quilts as well as handmade items, a bake sale and refreshments! Admission to the show is $5. First United Church of Christ; 4605 Curry Ford Rd; Orlando, FL 32812


Apr 12 2019

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Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society Inc., a non-profit 501(C)3 educational organization, hosts the show at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1pm to 6pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Venders offering beads, minerals, gemstones, hand made jewelry, fossils, artifacts, rocks, hand crafted cabochons, etc. Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Demonstrations, Family Activities, Scavenger Hunt. Admission: Adults $5, Kids $2, Scouts in uniforms free. Website:


Apr 13 2019

10AM - 2PM First Baptist Church of Pine Castle 1001 Hoffner Avenue Join us for Easter Egg hunts, games for the kids, door prizes, free food, unique vendors and business booths. Receive an extra door prize ticket for bringing in one of the following items for our food pantry: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, bisquick or pop tarts. There is no cost to attend this event!