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Updates:

  • 5/14/2020 5:56 PM: The Central Florida Children's Home fundraiser has been added to Giving Back.
  • 5/14/2020 5:51 PM: Crealdé School of Art Main Campus and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center will begin opening to the public added to Entertainment.
  • 5/14/2020 5:47 PM: AdventHealth community reopening safety guidelines added to Safety.
  • 5/14/2020 11:05 AM: Restaurant reopening guide added to Food/Beverage.
  • 5/14/2020 11:02 AM: Central Florida Foundation invests over $1.5 million in local nonprofits added to Giving Back.
  • 5/11/2020 12:53 PM: The Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC) is hosting a public Blood Drive on May 13, 2020 by appointment only added to Giving Back.
  • 5/6/2020 12:13 PM: Orange County Testing Sites added to Testing.
  • 5/6/2020 12:12 PM: Orange County Guidelines for Reopening Businesses added to Business Assistance.
  • 5/6/2020 12:11 PM: Scams and Price Gouging info added to News.
  • 5/6/2020 12:10 PM: Orange County Government Updates added to News.
  • 5/6/2020 12:09 PM: Orange County Sheriff's Office Updates added to News.
  • 5/6/2020 12:08 PM: Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases added to News.
  • 5/6/2020 11:58 AM: UCF Health updates added to Health/Medical.
  • 5/6/2020 11:56 AM: AdventHealth is celebrating Nurses Week added to Giving Back.
  • 5/6/2020 11: 54 AM: AdventHealth COVID-19 Testing Sites added to Testing.
  • 5/6/2020 11:52 AM: AdventHealth updates added to Health/Medical.
  • 5/6/2020 11:49 AM: Addition Financial has donated gift baskets to four local school districts for Teacher Appreciation Week added to Giving Back.
  • 5/6/2020 11:45 AM: The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) continues to support the Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Fourth Mission” added to Health/Medical.
  • 5/6/2020 11:43 AM: Celebrate your mother on Mother's Day on the Lake Nona Town Center Beacon added to Entertainment.
  • 5/6/2020 11:40 AM: Lake Nona expands community art program with new collection of handcrafted sculptures added to News.
  • 5/6/2020 11:37 AM: The South Florida District Office of the SBA scheduled a series of webinars added to Business Assistance.
  • 5/6/2020 11:34 AM: CelebrityGramz info added to Entertainment.
  • 5/4/2020 1:16 PM: Canvas is offering BRUNCH or DINNER family meal for Mother's Day added to Food/Beverage.
  • 5/4/2020 1:13 PM: Restaurants that are open as of today, May 4th with 25% capacity added to Food/Beverage.
  • 5/4/2020 12:43 PM: Join Community Heroes in Supporting Nemours this #GivingTuesdayNow and by supporting the Community Response Fund added to Giving Back.
  • 5/4/2020 12:27 PM: Tamale Food Co Cinco de 'Male added to Food/Beverage.
  • 5/4/2020 12:25 PM: Canvas Cinco de Mayo kit added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/29/2020 5:04 PM: Lake Nona High School is hosting a virtual prom added to Entertainment.
  • 4/29/2020 4:30 PM: Neighbors in Laureate Park raised $400 in a Social Distancing BATTLESHIP Tournament that benefitted Emergency Room staff at the Lake Nona VA hospital added to Giving Back.
  • 4/29/2020 4:21 PM: Governor DeSantis is expected to deliver announcements about the state task force plan to reopen Florida added to News.
  • 4/29/2020 1:41 PM: The REAL ID deadline is extended due to COVID-19 added to Transportation.
  • 4/29/2020 1:35 PM: IMX Pilates Lake Nona virtual schedule for the week of 4/27 - 5/3 added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/29/2020 1:31 PM: Orlando Student Tutoring info added to Education.
  • 4/29/2020 1:24 PM: UCF Health is now offering telehealth visits added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/29/2020 1:09 PM: Varsity Tutors announced the launch of Virtual School Day added to Education.
  • 4/29/2020 1:05 PM: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing starts today, Wednesday, April 29 in Lake Nona added to Testing.
  • 4/29/2020 12:57 PM: Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free webinar on how to shield your family, employees & clients from identity theft added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/29/2020 12:52 PM: Second Harvest received a $100,000 donation from ConcordRENTS info added to Giving Back.
  • 4/28/2020 5:41 PM: Nona's Food Delivery is offering a 10% discount added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/28/2020 5:37 PM: Lake Nona residents and entrepreneurs, who are part of the MicroGen DX team, are developing their own coronavirus test to help with the shortages added to Testing.
  • 4/27/2020 4:17 PM: Business Recovery Assistance and Collaborative Engagement or BRACE program details have been added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/26/2020 9:39 PM: On The Border Cinco de Mayo pre-order details added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/26/2020 9:34 PM: Orange County News Conference updates added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/26/2020 9:08 PM: Bahama Breeze is offering free delivery and 25% off to the Lake Nona community added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/23/2020 5:30 PM: Local resident is working directly with manufacturers in Asia who are producing medical supplies and would like to help bring those supplies here to our community added to Supplies.
  • 4/23/2020 5:26 PM: Beep / Move Nona delivers lunch to health care workers via self-driving shuttle added to Giving Back.
  • 4/23/2020 5:21 PM: Beep uses its driverless shuttle technology to help in fight of COVID-19 added to Transportation.
  • 4/23/2020 5:16 PM: Lake Nona planted more than 6,000 slash pine tree seedlings added to News.
  • 4/23/2020 4:55 PM: SKAI org had a great interactive discussion on COVID-19 — “Decoding COVID-19” webinar added to Education.
  • 4/23/2020 4:51 PM: Your Pie Pizza - Lee Vista launched a kids weekly art contest added to Entertainment.
  • 4/23/2020 4:43 PM: AdventHealth launched the coronavirus URL in Spanish and it's been added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/23/2020 4:40 PM: OCPS Grab-n-go food distribution hours updates added to Family Needs 
  • 4/23/2020 4:32 PM: Florida PTA webinar with Jacob Oliva, FL DOE Chancellor of Education added to Education.
  • 4/23/2020 4:19 PM: ICEBAR Orlando’s Virtual Dance Party hosted by DJ ET is back this Saturday night added to Entertainment.
  • 4/23/2020 4:13 PM: The Partnership’s second Business Impact Survey results have been added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/23/2020 3:54 PM: Orlando Sculpture Tour information added to Entertainment.
  • 4/23/2020 3:50 PM: Nona Social Bar + Kitchen has a full food and drink menu available curbside added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/21/2020 4:11 PM: Canvas Restaurant is having a white wine sale info added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/21/2020 4:07 PM: Lake Nona's Slow Flow Yoga class added to Entertainment.
  • 4/21/2020 3:59 PM: The Rotary of Lake Nona Lunch Club is providing grab-n-go meals for Lake Nona's VA medical professionals night-shift staff and need donations added to Giving Back.
  • 4/21/2020 3:54 PM: Loan tips added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/21/2020 3:45 PM: Ways to stay home and stay active added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/21/2020 3:42 PM: Yoga moves to do at home added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/21/2020 3:40 PM: Activities to do outside in the Lake Nona area added to Entertainment.
  • 4/21/2020 3:36 PM: Nemours created a list for activities with kids and we added it to Entertainment.
  • 4/21/2020 3:21 PM: Virtual learning activities for kids added to Education.
  • 4/19/2020 5:23 PM: PPP loans from the SBA are recommend to be completed online added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/18/2020 6:28 PM: All Florida schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year added to Education.
  • 4/18/2020 2:29 PM: Nona Soccer Academy food drive information added to Giving Back.
  • 4/18/2020 2:20 PM: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit First Responder Relief Packs info added to Giving Back.
  • 4/18/2020 2:15 PM: Orlando Economic Partnership Launches New Small Business Support Program information added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/18/2020 2:08 PM: Bolay is raising money to donate Bolay food to those who are working hard in our communities added to Giving Back.
  • 4/18/2020 2:03 PM: Janney Roofing Teams Up With Orlando City Foundation And Continues Their Commitment Of Generosity In Central Florida And Beyond added to Giving Back.
  • 4/18/2020 1:53 PM: Bolay family pack info added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/18/2020 1:49 PM: 2020 Iron Pigs Against Pediatric Cancer event info added to Giving Back.
  • 4/17/2020 8:09 PM: East Orlando Chamber of Commerce event — Optimizing Your Job Search Process During COVID-19 & Beyond! — added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/17/2020 8:05 PM: East Orlando Chamber of Commerce event — Financial Survival & Recovery Prep for the Long Haul Panel Discussion — added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/17/2020 7:56 PM: AdventHealth announced they opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the Mall at Millenia added to Testing.
  • 4/17/2020 7:53 PM: Lake Nona Behavioral Health Services are offering FREE therapy sessions to healthcare workers added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/17/2020 7:48 PM: Ice Bar Orlando virtual dance party info added to Entertainment.
  • 4/15/2020 4:59 PM: PPP loan application added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/15/2020 4:53 PM: Meals of Love information added to Giving Back.
  • 4/15/2020 4:48 PM: Goodwill Industries of Central Florida updates added to Giving Back.
  • 4/15/2020 4:45 PM: Dr. Linda Travelute video on dealing with being squeezed in a crisis added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/15/2020 4:39 PM: Orlando Ballet cancellations and info added to Entertainment.
  • 4/15/2020 4:27 PM: Huey Magoo's special deals added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/15/2020 4:21 PM: Fusion Fest online opportunities and video submissions added to Entertainment.
  • 4/15/2020 4:12 PM: Avofuel is serving the Lake Nona area with pickup and delivery added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/15/2020 4:04 PM: Paycheck Protection Program, Emergency Injury Disaster Loan, and Small Business Bridge Loan info added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/15/2020 3:46 PM: HR 748 (CARES ACT) BREAKDOWN OF THE BILL added to News.
  • 4/4/2020 11:52 AM: A new documentary is coming to Netflix on May 23 and features a young Orlando native added to Entertainment.
  • 4/4/2020: 11:32 AM: Florida Health COVID-19 Call Center info added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/4/2020 11:24 AM: SBA Disaster Relief Loan program info added to Business Assistance.
  • 4/4/2020 11:20 AM: Bulk hand sanitizer available added to Supplies.
  • 4/3/2020 11:21 AM:  MCO will screen all passengers arriving from the Greater NY area added to Transportation.
  • 4/3/2020 11:16 AM: AdventHealth visitation policies and elective surgeries info added to Health/Medical.
  • 4/2/2020 12:02 PM: Ronald McDonald House updates added to Giving Back
  • 4/2/2020 11:54 AM: The Stay-at-Home order will not impact the Grab and Go free meal program and all updated district offices and schools hours of operation added to Education.
  • 4/2/2020 11:48 AM: Lake Nona installs View® smart windows across commercial projects added to News.
  • 4/2/2020 11:42 AM: ReThink Life Church resources added to Religion and Worship.
  • 4/2/2020 11:35 AM: Hand & Stone of Lake Nona will be closed through the rest of April added to Health/Medical
  • 4/2/2020 11:11 AM: Rukus bike rentals added to Entertainment.
  • 4/2/2020 9:34 AM: Canvas is now serving family meals Wed. through Sat. added to Food/Beverage.
  • 4/1/2020 2:50 PM: Statewide 30-day stay-at-home mandate enacted added to News
  • 3/30/2020 9:19 PM: Several Public Service Announcements added.
  • 3/30/2020 7:55 PM: All FL public schools to remain closed through at least the rest of April; distance learning to continue added to Education
  • 3/30/2020 1:37 PM: The rescheduled opening ceremony date for the postponed Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been added to News
  • 3/28/2020 2:06 PM: Bolay is offering 25% off one bol from 3/30-4/3 for Hospitality Professionals added to Food/Beverage.
  • 3/28/2020 1:59 PM: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering their kids meal for FREE every Sunday with code KEFOLO added to Food/Beverage.
  • 3/26/2020 9:15 PM: 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed to 2021 added to News
  • 3/26/2020 3:08 PM: Delivery and carry out available at Lake Nona Pizza Hut added to Food/Beverage.
  • 3/26/2020 2:35 PM: Amazon Future Engineers offers free online courses added to Education
  • 3/26/2020 2:03 PM: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has announced the 10th Annual Wine, Women and Shoes Orlando event will become virtual added to Giving Back
  • 3/26/2020 10:32 AM: NONA Dentists updated hours of operation added to Health/Medical
  • 3/25/2020 2:06 PM: Wild FL's Drive-Thru Safari Park is still open added to Entertainment
  • 3/24/2020 6:06 PM: Orange County, FL stay-at-home order added to News
  • 3/24/2020 12:54 PM: Tax Day and filing deadline extended to July 15 added to News
  • 3/24/2020 12:45 PM: Distilled Water needed at Somerby Lake Nona added to Giving Back
  • 3/22/2020 7:15 PM: Added Arepa Burger info to Food/Beverage.
  • 3/22/2020 10:42 AM: Added/updated info on several restaurants Food/Beverage.
  • 3/21/2020 11:20 AM: St. Cloud Regional Medical Center PPE needs added to Giving Back
  • 3/21/2020 11:01 AM: Somerby Lake Nona supply request added to Giving Back
  • 3/20/2020 3:41 PM: Orange County, FL curfew in effect added to News
  • 3/19/2020 3:15 PM: Publix senior hours added to Supplies
  • 3/18/2020 4:39 PM: Home Health Care Resources Corp info added to Supplies
  • 3/18/2020 1:19 PM: Bolay curbside available added to Food/Beverage
  • 3/18/2020 1:15 AM: Chroma closing added to Food/Beverage
  • 3/18/2020 11:47 AM: Target updated hours added to Supplies
  • 3/18/2020 11:45 AM: Publix updated hours added to Supplies
  • 3/18/2020 11:37 AM: Scholastic free online courses added to Education
  • 3/17/2020 10:36 PM: $15 for 15 minute princess Facetime info added to Entertainment
  • 3/17/2020 10:30 PM: Woof Gang Lake Nona pet food availability info added to Family Needs 
  • 3/17/2020 10:14 PM: Beep / Move Nona closure added to Transportation
  • 3/17/2020 7:36 PM: Nona Adventure Park closure added to Entertainment
  • 3/17/2020 7:35 PM: OCPS school closures added to Education
  • 3/17/2020 3:25 PM: Canvas, Chroma, & Park Pizza info added to Food/Beverage
  • 3/17/2020 3:07 PM: Community Scholars Initiative info added to Education
  • 3/17/2020 2:45 PM: AdventHealth phone and web resources updated in Health/Medical
  • 3/17/2020 1:45 PM: Yoga and Meditation resources updated in Entertainment
  • 3/17/2020 1:00 PM: Site launched

 

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