Neighborhood spotlight on Sanford

In its early days, Sanford was known as the “historic waterfront gateway city”. To locals, it’s lovingly dubbed Bokey, a name with unclear origins that to some means low-key, to others is in reference to “Boat Key” and still to others, referenced the old community of Goldsboro. One thing’s for certain: Sanford has a lot […]

/ March 28, 2019

What’s the history behind Sanford’s Venue 1902? We’ve got your answer

A reader asked us about Venue 1902 in Sanford so we took a look at the event space’s history.

/ March 28, 2019

Sanford dessert spot makes wonder out of marshmallows

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Wondermade is a sweet Sanford dessert spot specializing in artisanal marshmallows, eccentrically flavored ice creams and scrumptious s’mores. Nathan and Jenn Clark are co-owners and run the business together while raising their six kids. They say they’ve made millions of marshmallows since starting production in 2012 and ship throughout the […]

/ March 28, 2019

German restaurant’s beer and pretzels help Sanford get Gemütlichkeit

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe began as a dream for Linda and Theo Hollerbach back in the 80s. In 2001, the couple opened their German restaurant in the historic district of Sanford and have been growing ever since. They’ve even added a German deli and clothing store in recent years. Their […]

/ March 26, 2019

This treasured memory wall is Sanford’s time capsule

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Back in 2007, a folk artist named Mr. Imagination cemented mementos from Sanford residents into the wall of the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery on 1st Street. Hundreds of items were plastered onto the wall during the three-week creation process. It’s since become an open air time capsule and one […]

/ March 15, 2019

Sanford homeowners open their yards to neighbors, porches to musicians

Sanford Porchfest is an annual event where homeowners donate their porches for one day for a mini music festival. Neighbors walk between 10 homes which host different genres of bands.

/ March 5, 2019

Where Orlando comedians get their start

When Orlando comedians want to test out new material or get some practice on the stage, they sign up for the Other Bar’s Open Mic Comedy Night. Every Monday night from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m,  for the past eight years, new and veteran comedians have graced the corner stage. Ken Miller, affectionately known as […]

/ February 25, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight on Downtown Orlando

Whether it’s delicious eats, fancy cocktails, or arts and culture you crave — Downtown Orlando offers plenty of each. We’ve highlighted some of Downtown’s best gems – from the Vegan Hot Dog Cart to its ever-growing comedy scene; we’ve asked you what you wanted to know about the area and have answered your burning question […]

/ February 22, 2019

Where to park in downtown Orlando

May or may not have said this a time or two when frequenting downtown. 📸: giphy We asked you what you wanted to know about downtown and your 20+ submissions resulted in a three-way tie, all of which we will get to but we’re starting with Michelle Morales’ very relatable question: Where is the least expensive […]

/ February 19, 2019

Who takes care of the Lake Eola swans?

Tremayne Sirmons has 40 pet swans. Technically they don’t belong to him, but he does take responsibility for making sure they’re well taken care of. Sirmons is one of seven regular volunteers with the Lake Eola Swan Habitat Field Team, a city-organized group that helps educate the public about Orlando’s treasured creatures and keeps an […]

/ February 14, 2019