Things to do

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

Locals to know: Luke the lemur at Wild Florida

Come say hi to Luke. (📸: Wild Florida) MEET THIS LOCAL: He’s super chill. He has two sons and two girlfriends. And he’s most proud of his “dad bod.” Meet Luke – an eight year old ring-tailed lemur at Wild Florida.      WHAT HE IS DOING: When he’s not snacking on craisins, Luke can be […]

/ March 25, 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

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

These sloths are slowly winning over Central Florida

1… 2… 3… #slothie (📸: @wildfloridairboats) When was the last time you had an opportunity to hold a sloth? At Wild Florida, they want you to experience it.   “We’re in the business of helping people make a connection with animals,” said Sam Haught, the owner and co-founder of Wild Florida Airboats. Its mission is […]

/ February 12, 2019

Fall in love with the animals at Wild Florida

Take your date for a #slothie (📸: @wildfloridairboats) We chatted with our friends at Wild Florida and brainstormed ideas on how you could surprise your plus 1’s with an unforgettable animal experience. From cute and cuddly animals to creatures best observed from a distance, Wild Florida has a little bit of something for everyone. And […]

/ February 7, 2019

Todd Ulmer is known for theming downtown Orlando’s bar scene

If you’ve ever walked into an Orlando bar that is themed down to the straws in your custom cocktail, there’s a chance Todd Ulmer had something to do with it. Ulmer owns four bars, two in Thornton Park: Aku Aku and Stardust Lounge and tow downtown: Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge and Fuel. He’s also had his […]

/ February 6, 2019