November 9, 2012
- City News
I would like to
invite you to the Veterans Day Parade this
Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m. in Downtown
Orlando. This special event celebrates the
courage, dedication and patriotism of our
veterans and gives us a chance to thank them for
their past and present service.
This year, the
parade will pay tribute to members of our armed
forces who have served or are currently serving
in Afghanistan or Iraq. Men and women from more
than 100 Central Florida veteran organizations,
high school marching bands
and JROTCs, the University of Central Florida's
Air Force ROTC and Marching Knights, active duty
military and Virginia
Tech's Regimental Band will march through
Downtown for this patriotic celebration.
This year, we
lost Paul Hay, the former chairman of the
Mayor's Veterans Advisory Council and the person
who brought this parade to life each year. I am
honored to have his wife, Donna Hay, as our
grand marshal this year. Donna has been a driving force
behind the scenes of the council and the
Veterans Day Parade for many years.
Our veterans have
put their life on the line to preserve our
freedom. I encourage you to come Downtown and
show your support for their sacrifice. For more
information on the route and parking, visit
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Small Business Saturday
Join Mayor Dyer
and the City of Orlando on Saturday, November
24, and help make Small Business Saturday the
biggest day of the year for our local
businesses. Falling between Black Friday and
Cyber Monday, this is the most popular shopping
weekend of the year and the perfect time to “buy
Mayor Dyer's Work-Along
Prevents Storm Drain Pollution
November 7, Mayor Dyer joined District 4
Commissioner Patty Sheehan and students from the
Lake Eola Charter School to help prevent lake
pollution. The group attached "No Dumping" signs
to storm drains that flow directly to Lake Eola. The new signs will provide a visual
reminder that storm drains are for storm water
Storm drains are
the number one source of pollution for our
lakes. Hazardous pollutants and waste from storm
drains damage water quality and affect fish,
wildlife and recreational opportunities.
The storm drain
marking project is part of Green Works
Orlando, the City's sustainability initiative to
engage everyone who lives, works and visits
Central Florida in the effort to “go green.”
Learn about other green initiatives at
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.
Participate Online For
Choose the color
of the Lake Eola Fountain when you shop the
rewards store in Green Works Orlando's new
online forum. Redeem points for other rewards
including an airboat ride through Orlando
Wetlands, riding in the Fresh from Florida
Parade and free tickets to the Orange County
Regional History Center.
Join Mayor Dyer and help Orlando become one of
the greenest cities in America with your free
account. Share your ideas, comment on the ideas
of others, invite your friends and earn points
Do You Know a Neighborhood Champion?
Recognize someone who has made a difference
in your community and nominate them for Mayor
Dyer's Neighborhood Champion Award. Any
resident, neighborhood organization or
Neighborhood Watch group is eligible.
Neighborhood Champion Award nominees will be
recognized by Mayor Dyer during his Feb. 23,
2013 Neighborhood & Community Summit.
by Feb. 1, 2013. Please contact Cindy Light with
the Office of Communications and Neighborhood
Relations at 407.246.3245 or
for more information.
Neighborhood Leadership Training
Help your neighborhood association run more
smoothly with help from the Office of
Communications and Neighborhood Relations.
Neighborhood leaders and volunteers can attend
workshops, roundtable discussions and customized
for examples of training opportunities.
Last Chance to Register:
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: there will not be a Community
Connections workshop in December.
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
Use the City's
online tools to catch up on Orlando's City
Council Meetings or to watch video replays of
to visit our website and read the City Council
Meeting Highlights from the most recent meeting,
or watch it on the
City of Orlando
Highlights are posted on the Monday evening of
each City Council meeting at
Did You Know?
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
Mayor Dyer joined District 6 Commissioner Samuel
B. Ings to honor senior citizens in the
community at the annual District 6 Seniors
Thanksgiving Luncheon at the L. Claudia Allen
Senior Center on Wednesday, November 7.
National Association of Realtors
Mayor Dyer welcomed attendees to the
National Association of Realtors Convention on
Friday, November 9, to the Orange County
Convention Center. This expo is always the
largest trade show floor in real estate and
brought more than 500 realtors and their guests
to the Central Florida community to share ideas
Florida Classic Weekend
City Hall Closed
City Hall Closed
Lights Orlando Presents The Gift
at Leu Gardens
at Leu Gardens: A Christmas Carol 1938
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