🌱 Black Theater Girl Magic Juneteenth Celebration + Valencia Scholars

Welcome back, Orlando! Let’s start this day. Here’s everything happening in town today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

An afternoon thunderstorm in places. High: 91 Low: 71.


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Here are today’s top stories in Orlando:

1. Cool off this summer with the Kona Ice mobile shaved ice franchise truck in Orlando’s Vista Park. The Vista Park Kona truck of franchisees Jessica and Jerome Godette joins the Kona Ice routes already in place in central and northwest Orlando. (Orlando Weekly)

2. Black Theater Girl Magic will host its second annual June 19 celebration on Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Orlando Repertory Theater to commemorate Emancipation Day. Reservations are required to attend. (bungalow)

3. The electric shock of an Osceola County deputy firing his Taser caused a fire which injured three deputies and burned another man over 75% of his body, according to a report completed by the state fire marshal this week. The report says Osceola County deputies were in a vehicle chase attempting to arrest a man on a dirt bike prior to the Feb. 27 fire at an Orange County Wawa located on John Young and John Young Parkways. Central Florida. (WFTV)

4. As of Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation is is about to open its longest section of the Wekiva Parkway. The section stretches over 6 miles on the new elevated causeway. Drivers can enter or exit State Route 429 near Camp Challenge Road in Lake County and also via ramps west of Longwood Markham Road in Seminole County. (Click Orlando)

5. Two students from Valencia College were named recipients of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide Leah Basaria and Miranda Rublaitus with up to $55,000 per year to complete their bachelor’s degree. (College of Valencia)


Today in Orlando:

  • Big and small chef: all about the cupcake at Publix Cooking School Aprons At the market Chez Dr. Phillips. (10:00 AM)
  • It’s brunch time at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar Orlando. (11:00)
  • Second Annual Malcolm X Book Festival 2022 at MLK Jr. Park (2:00 p.m.)
  • Orlando Predators Vs. Carolina Cobras at the Amway Center. (15:00)
  • Orisha party at Orlando Brewing. (5:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Denny’s plans to make his the recently acquired Keke’s franchise in Orlando an upscale national breakfast. (Subscription: Orlando Sentinel)
  • Check latest review of Ava Mediterraegean in Winter Park Orlando Weekly food critic Faiyaz Kara. (Orlando Weekly)
  • Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Public Art Review Board are now invite artists to submit worksexisting or conceptual, for the 8th Annual Lawn Sculpture Exhibition. (bungalow)
  • The city of Saint-Cloud will host a Women’s Empowerment Circle May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hopkins Park (620 E. 17th St.). The event will mark Mental Health Awareness Month. (Osceola News-Gazette)

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All right, all is well for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the culinary blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contributes to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

Got a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Orlando Daily? Contact me at carlosreportsnews@gmail.com