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🌽 This business has been a Parramore staple for 72 years

What’s up in Parramore

In our neighborhood spotlight on Parramore, we’ve introduced you to ways to get involved (volunteer at Page 15), where to eat (Nikki’s Place and Foodies Cafe), and earlier in Pulptown’s infancy, we also shared where to learn about Parramore’s history (Wells’Built Museum).

Today we’re introducing you to another local business to support, a Parramore staple that’s been around for 72 years.

Palmer Feed has given people in Parramore a little taste of country living for decades. The shop sells hardware, gardening supplies and even some live animals. Owner Bill Palmer has worked at the store since he was 12. His grandfather Paul opened the business on Church Street in 1947.

“My uncle and my dad say they do remember customers coming in on horse and wagon. We’ve changed quite a bit (since then),” Bill said.

Wanna flex that green thumb? Palmer Feed sells lots of seeds in bulk and employees can explain the best way to help them grow.

Watch our video producer Kayla’s full interview with Palmer here.

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Let’s get together

That’s what we wanted to know. What are the big picture transit issues and what’s going on with some of the more immediate challenges?

Join Pulptown and reThinkYourCommute on May 8th at The Abbey, as we host a panel discussion with leaders in the field, giving you answers to the pressing questions surrounding transit.

This event is free, but we really need you to RSVP to reserve your seat! We’re looking forward to seeing you there and tackling one of Orlando’s greatest challenges.

Our Transit Issues Series has been made possible by reThinkYourCommute.

What Orlando is talking about

Even though both the Florida House and Senate passed the controversial bill allowing the arming of teachers and the bill is now awaiting signing by Gov. DeSantis, the Orange County School Board still opposes the idea and made it clear on March 12 when they voted unanimously in opposition of the proposal.

This school guardian program came about last year after the shooting at Parkland that left 17 dead. The Legislature then took action and instituted the guardian program, allowing some employees to receive weapons training and carry guns on school property. This was originally limited to employees such as security guards, NOT classroom teachers.

The latest ruling would allow school districts to make the call on who can carry guns on property, including teachers. If authorized by the school board, teachers who complete the 144 hours of mandatory training would then be allowed to carry a gun.

Orange County officials have argued that they want only law-enforcement officers to be armed on campus and have hired more school officers to comply with the 2018 law.

In other news…

Rich people in Orlando make 11 times as much as poor people, according to a new study by Apartment List. (Orlando Weekly)

The first group of students displaced from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria just graduated from Valencia. (Orlando Sentinel)

Have some pride for the (Orlando) Pride. Three of our players are heading to France this summer as part of the USWNT World Cup Roster: Ali Krieger, Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris. (The Mane Land)

Eola General, Lake Eola Heights’s new bodega slash cafe, just unveiled their new weekend brunch menu and it’s drool-worthy. (Orlando Weekly)

Some SeaWorld annual passholders will be receiving refunds in a lawsuit for previously purchased E-Z annual passes that auto-renewed without their approval.  (Orlando Sentinel)

Things to do

Our Partner Events

🖼 Saturday, May 4 Celebrate May the 4th in a wine bar not so far, far away with this Star Wars-themed art show by local artist Michael Leoncio (Winter Park)

🗣 Next Wednesday, May 8 Join us at The Abbey as we break down Transit in Orlando. In collaboration with reThink Your Commute, we are hosting a transit panel to talk about the current and future state of transit and ways we can improve it. This event is free! (Thornton Park)

📚 Next Thursday, May 10 Meet us at the library’s first “Library After Hours” event for a Q&A with Brittany Hennessey, author of a social-media must-read,  “Influencer”. Stick around to take some pics with us! (Downtown)

🎳 Next Saturday, May 11 Go bowling for a good cause. Meet us at Aloma Bowl for a night of bowling and raising funds for our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. (Winter Park)

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In and around town 🆕

TODAY

🍿 Watch Orlando come to life in the many films shot here throughout the years (Downtown)

🖼 Faith Arts Village is hosting their Friday Art Show (Park Lake)

🍿 It’s movie night at Leu Gardens and up next is “Crazy Rich Asians” (Audubon Park)

🥃 Go back in time at this historical bar pop-up Through Saturday (Sanford)


SATURDAY

🚲 Burn off those pre-brunch calories by signing up for the Annual Bike 5 Cities (all over)

👒 Get your derby hats ready for Derby on Park (Winter Park)

⚽️ Cheer on Orlando City to a win at home (Parramore)

🇲🇽 It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, get the party started with a pub crawl (Downtown)

🎉 Celebrate May the 4th all day long (Audubon Park)

🎶 Hear the Orlando Philhar bring the sound of soul to life (Longwood)

🌞 Go on a vintage Florida vacay at the history center (Downtown)

👒 Talk Derby to me at the 4th Annual Juleps and Jockeys (Sanford)


SUNDAYIt’s National Small Business Week! Support local!

🛍️ Shop ’til you drop at the pop-up market at Foxtail Coffee (Winter Park)

🌮 Celebrate the grand opening of Tamale Co.’s brick-and-mortar (Curry Ford West)

🍻 Namaste for now, but beer me later (Ivanhoe)

🖼  Enjoy the last day of the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts (Sanford)


MONDAY

🍔 Don’t slip and miss the New Orleans-themed menu taking over DaJen Eats (Eatonville)

🎭 This is your chance to be a part of Creative City Project’s Immerse 2019 (Ivanhoe)

🖼️ Back from 2012, check out the Last Call art show spotlighting local bartenders (Thornton Park)


TUESDAY

🍔 Rub shoulders with top business leaders and officials over BBQ (Thornton Park)

🙌 Get involved by helping others make a difference in your community (Downtown)

🗣️ This month’s edition of Loose Lips is back at Lil Indies (Mills 50)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Tag @pulptown on Instagram or email a pic to [email protected].

One more thing

Speaking of mental health awareness, sometimes you just need a good cry.

And according to this Reddit list, these are the best places in Orlando to just let it all out.

You can cry if you want to, Orlando.We’ll see you on Monday.

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