November 2, 2012
- City News
come Downtown to enjoy the forty-second annual
Fall Fiesta in the Park. Featuring 300 artist
and crafter booths, a free kids area, food
vendors and live entertainment, this festival is
a great way to get out of the house and enjoy Lake Eola Park.
The Fall Fiesta
was created forty-two years ago by residents
who wanted to further enhance Lake Eola
Park. This group, Friends of Lake Eola Park, has
Fall Fiesta and other events to fund various
additions to the park.
One of the
highlights of the park is the Lake Eola
Fountain. As part of our Green Works Orlando
initiative, we are offering rewards for people
who participate in our online discussion. Two of
those rewards include picking the color of the
fountain for one night or taking an inside tour
of the fountain. Join the forum at
share your comments on how we can make Orlando a
Fall Fiesta in
the Park takes place Saturday, November 3, from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, from
noon to 5 p.m.
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Help Victims of Hurricane
Sandy’s path of devastation leaves many of us
feeling helpless. One of the easiest ways you
can provide assistance is by making a donation
to the American Red Cross. Donations like yours
will help provide shelter, food, emotional
support and other assistance to Sandy victims.
To donate, visit
RedCross.org, call 1.800.RED.CROSS or text the
word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Contributions may also be sent to the American
Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
In With the New, Out With
the Red and Blue
The Solid Waste team
is excited to announce citywide implementation
of single cart recycling! During the next eight
weeks, the City will replace all red and blue
bins currently in use with one 95-gallon cart.
The new cart holds six times the amount of
materials as the old bins and doubles the types
of materials the City can accept, while saving
more than $150,000 per year on the cost of
currently recycle do not need to order a new
cart. The new carts will automatically be
delivered with detailed instructions, along with
the new collection schedule for each
neighborhood. Residents who do not recycle can
click here to
enroll in the program.
407.246.2314, or visit
CityofOrlando.net/SolidWaste to learn
more about single cart recycling.
You may also attend a public information session
at any of the following locations:
John H Jackson Neighborhood Center (1002 Carter
Street) at 6 p.m.
Dr. James R. Smith Center (1723 Bruton
Boulevard) at 7 p.m.
Mayor William Beardall Senior Center (800 South
Delaney Avenue) at 6 p.m.
Engelwood Neighborhood Center (6123 Lacosta
Drive) at 6 p.m.
Vista Lakes Club (8841 Lee Vista Boulevard) at
Loch Haven Center (610 North Lake Formosa Drive)
at 7 p.m.
Green Community Meetings
Join the conversation and help Orlando become
the greenest city in America. Together we
can save money, support more transportation
options, grow our economy and create more jobs.
Attend a community meeting and share your ideas.
Can't attend a meeting? Become part of the
conversation on our online forum at
GreenWorksOrlando.com or call 407.246.2070.
City Code for Solicitors
Solicitor conduct is regulated by Chapter 45
of the Orlando City Code.
Click here to
learn more about the regulations that apply in
Free Neighborhood Leadership
Community Connections Workshop
The Community Connections workshop series
continues on Saturday, November 10, from 9
a.m. - 12 p.m. with Building Partnerships and
Strategic Alliances. Learn how to create and
utilize partnerships throughout your
neighborhood with the Neighborhood Teams from
the City of Orlando and Orange County at the
Orange County Internal Operations Center.
To register, call the Orange County
Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization
Division at 407.836.0035 or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2801698957#.
Click here for
more information on Community Connections.
Please note that there will not be a Community
Connections workshop in December.
City Council Meeting Highlights
Mayor Dyer wants to keep you informed,
connected and engaged in City government. Use
the City’s online tools to catch up on the
Mayor’s City Council Updates, or to watch video
replays of each meeting on the
City of Orlando
Visit our website and read the
City Council Meeting
from the most recent meeting.
Highlights are posted on the Monday evening of
each City Council meeting at
events, photographs, best practices and
processes that are working in your neighborhood
with other neighborhood organizations throughout
the City. Contact Cindy Light with the Office of
Communications and Neighborhood Relations at
Did You Know?
Veterans Day Parade November 10
Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayor's
Veterans Advisory Council in honoring our local
veterans and active military during the City of
Orlando's 2012 Veterans Day Parade Saturday,
November 10, at 11 a.m. in Downtown Orlando.
Bring the family and salute the men and women
from more than 100 Central Florida veterans
organizations and enjoy marching bands, floats
and more! For more information,
Create Holiday Memories
At the Pottery Studio
Join the City of
Orlando for a
Holiday Ornament Workshop
at the Pottery Studio!
Workshops take place from 12 - 4 p.m. at 649 West
Livingston Street and will be on the following
10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15
407.246.4488 to reserve your space, and visit
for more information.
Mayor in the
Housing and Economic
Thursday, Mayor Dyer welcomed attendees
of the Building Blocks for a Stronger
Community: Housing and Economic Development
Conference presented by the City of Orlando and
the Orlando Housing Authority. This year’s
conference focused on projects and initiatives
in the fields of housing, transportation,
healthcare, research and education that are
helping to transform Orlando into a stronger,
more vibrant place to live, work and play.
November 3 -
Florida Classic Weekend
City Hall Closed
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