9 things to do this weekend: Florida Puerto Rican Parade, Marketplace at Avalon opens and more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are nine things to do in Central Florida. READ: Grand opening date set for Marketplace at Avalon ParkREAD: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights kicks off: Here are 9 things to knowREAD: SeaWorld Orlando prepares for return of ‘Halloween Spooktacular’ event©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Avalon Park restaurants raise funds for MADD after teen killed by possible drunk driver
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Avalon Park community came together on Sunday to raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in honor of 16-year-old Mikey Stroz. Stroz was killed last month when an alleged drunk driver going the wrong way hit the car he was in. WATCH: Friends, community rally after Timber Creek High School student dies in car crashAt least 13 restaurants worked together on Sunday to donating a portion of their proceeds to MADD. People who knew Mikey said he was a star player and was getting ready to talk to colleges about playing for them. READ: Florida man arrested for making bomb threat at Florida airportOfficials with MADD said they plan to take whatever funds are raised and put it toward programs that will educate kids in schools, like Mikey’s Timber Creek High School, about the dangers of drunk driving.wftv.com
Chicago man on bond is charged with violating electronic monitoring conditions, possessing firearms without FOID card
A 21-year-old Chicago man on electronic monitoring in a weapons case has been charged with violating his bond agreement after police found multiple guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his residence, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.chicagotribune.com
New food hall Marketplace at Avalon Park announces 10 restaurant tenants ahead of late April opening
click image Courtesy of Marketplace at Avalon ParkRendering of the interior of Marketplace at Avalon ParkAre you ready for another food hall, Orlando? They've brewed a new ale in anticipation for the grand opening — Avalon amber, an amber ale. Year-round beers like their tropical fusion IPA and seven-layer milk stout will be available as well.Brazas, a Peruvian restaurant, is expanding with this newsecond location at the marketplace. Classic New Orleans dishes expected at the micro restaurant include "voodoo" shrimp, muffulettas and gumbo.This Mount Dora cheese bar is on track to open its second location at the marketplace. "Marketplace at Avalon Park should be up and running before the end of April at 3801 E. Avalon Park Blvd.orlandoweekly.com
Orange County playgrounds reopen with new rules
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – After a six-month closure, playgrounds and outdoor fitness stations are reopening in Orlando. News 6 drove around to several playgrounds from Barker Park to Ivanhoe Village to Avalon Park and playgrounds were empty Friday. For Orlando city-run playgrounds and fitness stations that reopened Friday:Masks will be required. In Orange County, new signs wer eposted at all 118 county-run playgrounds that will open Saturday. Unlike city-run playgrounds, only 10 children will be allowed on the playground at a time.
Avalon Park woman saves neighbor who was choking on steak
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Avalon Park gym teacher was home alone and choking on a steak when he made the desperate decision to sprint to his neighbor’s house. Billy Bass, who lives alone, said he only had about 30 seconds to get to his longtime friend, Karen Aranda. When she opened the door, I made the choking signal,” Bass said. Aranda opened the door to her struggling friend. As for Bass, he gave Aranda a 6-pack of beer.
Woman killed in deputy-involved shooting in Avalon Park
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A woman was shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Avalon Park, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office said the 42-year-old suspect pointed a gun toward deputies. OCSO @SheriffMina describes the events that led up to a deputy-involved shooting this afternoon on Fountain Coin Loop in Avalon Park. Investigators said the 42-year-old woman came out of the house with a gun and pointed it at the deputies. pic.twitter.com/bVPyHFT8ys Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 27, 2020Mina said the investigators rendered aid and the suspect was rushed to the hospital.
Armed woman who was killed in Avalon Park deputy-involved shooting identified
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A woman who was fatally shot by deputies in Avalon Park after she pointed a gun at them has been identified, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office. Officials identified the suspect as 42-year-old Tracy Drowne while the deputies who fired their weapons were identified as Nathan Henley and Joseph ONeil. Both patrol deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates, which is standard procedure. OCSO @SheriffMina describes the events that led up to a deputy-involved shooting this afternoon on Fountain Coin Loop in Avalon Park. When deputies confronted the woman, they said she came out of her house armed with a gun that she pointed at them, prompting Henley and ONeil to open fire.
Man shot, killed in apartment near Avalon Park
AVALON PARK, Fla. - A man was shot and killed Monday in an apartment near Avalon Park, according to sheriff's officials. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called around 7:45 p.m. to the Wisper Palms apartments off Alafaya Trail. Deputies said the suspect was at the scene and was detained. The victim who was shot was taken to a hospital and died, according to the Sheriff's Office. No other details, including the motive or the names of the suspect and victim, have been released.
Rising waters swamp roads in Avalon Park
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Rising waters swamped roads in Avalon Park. One viewer said she saw flooding in the area of Peppervine and Lake Live Oak drives. Orange County Public Works said the area experienced more than two inches of rain in about five hours. "High amount of rain in a short duration can also overburden the system temporarily and cause flooding," Overstreet said. Public Works officials said they have reviewed the drainage systems and found no blocked pipes.
Every Orlando Fourth of July event we know about
Red, White & Brew Two-day Fourth of July party with live music, outdoor games, drink specials and giveaways. Fourth of July VIP Party Fourth of July party with unlimited beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, live music and fireworks. 9:30 am-4 pm; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org. 9 am-4 pm; Downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free; cityofwinterpark.org. 7:30-10:30 am; Central Park, Winter Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $30-$40; trackshack.com.orlandoweekly.com