Keeping Healthy and Happy During Covid-19 (Test Article)


Covid-19 has been challenging to say the least. During this time when Parents and children are home, it’s easy to get bored, frustrated and can introduce all sorts of new emotions both positive and negative. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and happy during Covid-19. Make sure to take a break- Working constantly can be […]

Pulse Nightclub becomes a National Memorial Site

On June 12, 2016, 49 lives were taken and many more injured in one of the nation’s most violent and hateful attacks, the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Now, more than four years later, the nation is still honoring the fallen, the survivors, and the family and friends of those who lost loved ones. In 2019, Rep. Stephanie Murphy proposed a bill […]

Orlando, you’ve got to work on your core

Residents of Downtown Orlando are used to seeing cranes dot the horizon. New residential towers, school buildings, hotels and entertainment venues have been popping up all around Downtown for the last 10 years. The latest is a proposed 33-story hotel and condo tower at 319 E. Church St. It may seem like a lot of growth to some residents, but […]

Thank you, readers!


My heart is exploding this month! In case you missed it, my July letter to you spelled our mission at The Community Paper to share positive news while uplifting and connecting our community and why we don’t cover hard news. Your response to that letter solidified what our team believes: What we do is indeed needed and appreciated. Rob H. […]

Food drive held for struggling artists, entertainers

A brass band played merrily while volunteers held signs and cheered the cars driving through the Plaza Live parking lot July 24. This was the second Friday Abby Cox came out to take advantage of the free meals and fresh produce courtesy of 4Roots. When she got an Instagram message from a co-worker about the food drive organized specifically for […]

Packing District 4Roots Farm lease agreement; City internships to be offered at Career- Source; County contributes funds to Lake Fairview

Orlando City Council notes: July 6, 2020

Lease agreement for Packing District’s 4Roots Farm The nearly 100-acre Packing District development is bringing a public park, apartment complex, YMCA, tennis center and the 4Roots Farm Campus just west of College Park. In today’s City Council meeting, the terms of the lease for the 4Roots Farm Campus were approved. In the Packing District, 18 acres will be leased to […]

Urban Trail gaps to be filled; City employees to help County with assistance program applications; Orlando budget hearing held

Orlando City Council notes: July 20, 2020

Two gaps in Orlando Urban Trail to be connected Orlando is working to fill in the gaps in the Orlando Urban Trail and is using Federal Highway Administration funds to do so. (See our earlier article at The first gap in the trail is in the North Quarter, where there is no connection between the Colonial Overpass Bridge and […]

Orlando and UCF team up to design disaster resilience hubs

The City of Orlando and UCF have come together to co-design a series of disaster resilience hubs throughout Central Florida. Resilience hubs, according to the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, are enhanced community centers designed to support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during or after a natural hazard event. Not only do resilience hubs provide the opportunity for a […]

Freedom Ride Inc. expands, prepares for move

For nine years, I called Freedom Ride Inc. home. Living with cerebral palsy, my childhood was spent in a clunky metal walker, and Freedom Ride was my escape. There, the only thing that mattered was that my physical limitations didn’t matter. On a horse, I found freedom, strength and confidence I didn’t have on the ground. My story is just […]

Coronavirus testing at Tap Room through August

The Tap Room at Dubsdread is inviting the community to join its weekly testing of employees for COVID-19 and coronavirus antibodies every Monday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Testing is open to the community on a first come, first served basis. Sign up online at, and choose Tap Room from the location drop-down menu. The test for the […]

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