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Florida Group Publisher Graham Jarrett Editor in Chief Jessica Bryce Young Editorial Managing Editor Matthew Moyer Digital Editor Alex Galbraith Contributors Peg Aloi, Rob Bartlett, Tess Bonacci, Jen Cray, Solomon Gustavo, Maisie Haney, Liv Jonse, Holly V. Kapherr, Faiyaz Kara, Seth Kubersky, Bao Le-Huu, Anthony Mauss, Cameron Meier, Richard Reep, Leah Sandler, Steve Schneider, Madeleine Scott, Nicolette Shurba Advertising Director of Sales Jeff Kruse Multimedia Account Exec Dan Winkler Classified and Legal Rep Jerrica Schwartz Sales Department Administrator Rachel Gold Creative Services Production Manager Daniel Rodriguez Business Director of Operations Hollie Mahadeo Events and Marketing Events & Promo Manager Miranda Hodge Circulation Circulation Manager Collin Modeste Euclid Media Group Chief Executive Officer Andrew Zelman Chief Operating Officers Chris Keating, Michael Wagner VP of Digital Services Stacy Volhein Director of Digital Strategy Colin Wolf Senior Marketing and Events Director Cassandra Yardeni Digital Operations Coordinator Jaime Monzon Controller Kristy Dotson euclidmediagroup.com National Advertising: Voice Media Group 1-888-278-9866, vmgadvertising.com Orlando Weekly Inc. 16 W. Pine St. Orlando, Florida 32801 orlandoweekly.com Phone 407-377-0400 Fax 407-377-0420 Orlando Weekly is published every week by Euclid Media Group Orlando Distribution Orlando Weekly is available free of charge, limited to one copy per reader. Copyright notice: The entire contents of Orlando Weekly are copyright 2021 by Euclid Media Group LLC. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Publisher does not assume any liability for unsolicited manuscripts, materials, or other content. Any submission must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. All editorial, advertising, and business correspondence should be mailed to the address listed above. Subscriptions: Six-month domestic subscriptions may be purchased for $150; one-year subscriptions for $240. Periodical Postage Pending at Orlando, FL POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Orlando Weekly, 16 W. Pine St., Orlando, FL 32801.

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f the past 12 months taught us anything, it’s how much we all literally depend on each other. Mutual aid. Mutual respect. Mutual survival. It was always true, but there’s nothing like a massively contagious respiratory disease to make it painfully obvious — the mask on your face is the heart on your sleeve, and it’s up to each of us to do as much as we are individually able to protect our fellow humans. Both in the City Beautiful and beyond. So it was brought home to us how rich Orlando is in champions. Our readers show so much love for this city — this contest got more than 550,000 individual votes in all, more than ever before, each vote celebrating the accomplishments, innovations and successes of fellow Orlandoans. And we realized how much we love and depend on the champions in our community, those who are every bit as devoted as we are to finding and spotlighting the very Best of Orlando. So we asked them to help us out in these pages. Like miners, they unearth the jewels of the city and bring them to the surface for everyone to see — whether it’s a restaurant you adore or a painter who challenges your senses, a song you can’t get out of your head, or the bubbliest yet most bad-ass roller skater you ever did see. Mutual dependence: It’s always been true. But sometimes it takes a special effort — or a special issue — to appreciate the necessity. We hope you find as much joy and delight in this issue, and in this community, as we did this year. We’re better together! Signed, Jessica Bryce Young, Matthew Moyer, Alex Galbraith, Daniel Rodriguez and the whole Orlando Weekly staff

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hen the good people of this city ask me about restaurants I like to frequent, my response invariably boils down to moods. That’s right, moods. Mine happen to be a fickle and incalculable bunch, but they hold sway over my gut and are the primary influencers on my appetite. So when a particular mood strikes, these restaurants never let me down. Here are my picks for Orlando’s best.

• When I’m in a wacky mood, I know I can get a

zany dish (doughnuts topped with duck confit) with a zany name (“For Faiyaz”) at Orlando Meats. Sometimes, I want to enjoy a high-end •omakase while feeling a complete disconnect

with everyone else around me and not give a shit. The busty partygoers and DSquared2 set at Kabooki Sushi give me just that.

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Faiyaz Kara

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aiyaz Kara has served as Orlando Weekly’s restaurant critic since June 2006. He’s one of the last to stay incognito (or at least he tries to), reflecting our mission of giving readers reviews that closely reflect the experience they might have, as opposed to a recognizable “foodie” celebrity. That said, no average reader could take in the amount of red meat, foie gras, croissants and cream cheese mousse that he does on a weekly basis. When he’s not eating for us, he’s eating in Miami for Eater.com, recording his Canada-centric “Bag of Milk” podcast, or playing hockey or tennis to work it all off.

Then there are times where I miss being in my favorite food city in the world, but after a platter of kebabs at Cafe 34 Istanbul, followed by a few shots of raki and a toke from the hookah, I feel like I’m right back in Galata. It’s open 24 hours, too. Best burger? I get asked this one a lot. My •favorite burger in the city is the heavily spiced chapli kebab burger at Charcoal Zyka. It’s crackled with pomegranate seeds and slathered in their “inferno” sauce. When I want my favorite no-fuss burger, I head to Kappy’s Subs in Maitland for their quarter-pound cheeseburger. They’ve been around since the Leafs last won the Stanley Cup (1967), so they’re doing something right. That said, I’ll often crave a burger from West •Coast institution In-N-Out, and the all-vegan version at Winter Park Biscuit Co. comes pretty damn close — burger diaper and all.

• When I’m mooding for beef on the opposite

end of the cost spectrum, I lose myself in the $70,000 meat humidor at Knife & Spoon. Well, not literally, but I can stare at those dry-aged wonders until the cows come home (the 500-day aged steak on the top shelf in particular). Eating one these hefty, funk-filled slabs is an indulgence at its absolute beefiest. But there are times that call for simple •pleasures, and the noodly bowls of tonkotsu at

Ramen Takagi offer just that in a simple and serene setting. donburi (rice bowls), no one does it better •thanForTakanao and Yasue Nakashima at Sushi Kichi. am I not in the mood for cheese mousse •teaRarely or matcha, and Matcha Cafe Maiko’s cheese matcha latte gives me both in a cup. The mood for pho strikes about as often as •lightning in the summer and, when it does, I head straight for Z Asian Vietnamese Kitchen for a hearty bowl. Granted, sometimes I’ll forgo the beef noodle soup in favor of fermented anchovybased seafood soup or marinated duck noodle soup. there are times when I want to lovingly •giveThen my GI tract the finger by diving into a hellish plate of Mee Thai’s waterfall beef salad bathed in an electrified juice spiked with Thai red-hots. For a general Thai and Laotian hankering, •Dali’s in Sanford is so worth the drive. I’m almost always in the mood for Indian •food, and for pani puri and other street snacks, Bombay Street Kitchen is the best. For high-end sophistication, Tabla Orlando and Tabla Winter Park never let me down.

For jamón Ibérico and all my Spanish cravings, Jaleo at Disney Springs gets the nod.

For tajines and couscous, Moroccan Breeze more than gratifies. If you’re wondering what takeout joint •I frequent the most? It’s Shiraz Market in Longwood. For pastries and baked goods, I love •Bread & Co. There are times to connect with Orlando’s •past, however painful, and Nikki’s Place plates a ladleful of history with its meat-and-threes. After enduring more than 70 years of systematic segregation, neighborhood razings and interstate incursions, its brand of Southern cuisine has remained true to the words embossed on the restaurant’s marquee — “the way it used to be.”

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FOOD + DRINK BEST LOCAL CHEF First: Henry Moso, Kabooki Sushi, kabookisushi.com Second: Wendy Lopez, Reyes Mezcaleria, reyesmex.com Third: Jason Campbell, Luke’s Kitchen and Bar, eatatlukes.com

BEST CURBSIDE SERVICE First: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4rsmokehouse.com Second: Tijuana Flats, tijuanaflats. com Third: Hawkers, eathawkers.com

BEST BREAKFAST First: Se7en Bites, se7enbites. com Second: The Briarpatch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com Third: First Watch, firstwatch.com

BEST BRUNCH First: Santiago’s Bodega, santiagosbodega.com Second: Maxine’s on Shine, maxinesonshine.com Third: Briarpatch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

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Best New Carbs: Deli Desires

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ost of Orlando learned what a bialy is last year, when Hannah Jaffe and Nathan Sloan schooled us deliciously. This non-boiled, malt-free cousin of the bagel has a dimple, not a hole, and Jaffe and Sloan fill theirs with either caramelized onions or a smoked jalapeño-and-Muenster mix. They also deal in — and we do mean deal; this stuff is borderline addictive — an unkosher and undaunted menu of labneh and gravlax, latkes and scrapple, challah and gribiche-style egg salad, all of it embellished with lashings of Manischewitz-shallot butter and Duke’s mayo. (And that’s just the regular menu — specials tend toward the baroque, like a matzo brei tortilla española or a Campari-grapefruit chess pie.) This fearless mix of Jewish deli, Southern comfort, and L.A. edgy makes sense when you dig into the pair’s past: Jaffe cooked with Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow and Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, while Sloan worked with Beard Award winners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo at their Los Angeles seafood joint, Son of a Gun. Despite those West Coast pedigrees, Jaffe and Sloan met at the Hideaway Bar and got married at Redlight Redlight, which is, just about the most Orlando thing ever. And now their food is too, and we’re delighted to eat it all up.

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BEST LUNCH First: Yellow Dog Eats, yellowdogeats.com Second: Beefy King, beefyking.com Third: Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com

BEST CHEAP EATS First: Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com Second: Beefy King, beefyking.com Third: Lazy Moon, lazymoonpizza. com

BEST DATE RESTAURANT

BEST LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANT (SERVING AFTER 11 P.M.) First: Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com Second: Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria, pompomsteahouse. com Third: Lazy Moon, lazymoonpizza. com

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT First: Hillstone, hillstonerestaurant.com

Second: Better Than Sex, betterthansexdesserts.com Third: Prato, prato-wp.com

Second: Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, christnersprimesteakandlobster. com Third: Kabooki Sushi, kabookisushi. com

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

BEST PLACE TO BUY MEAT

First: Hillstone, hillstonerestaurant.com

First: Hillstone, hillstonerestaurant.com Second: Grills Lakeside, grillsseafood.com Third: Ravenous Pig, theravenouspig.com

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First: Petty’s Meats, pettysmeats.com Second: Orlando Meats, orlandomeats.com Third: Freshfields Farm, freshfieldsfarm.com

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BEST PLACE TO BUY PRODUCE First: Freshfields Farm, freshfieldsfarm.com Second: Winter Garden Farmers Market, wintergardenfarmersmarket.com Third: Winter Park Farmers Market, cityofwinterpark.org

BEST PLACE TO EAT GLUTEN-FREE First: Ethos Vegan Kitchen, ethosvegankitchen.com Second: Hungry Pants, eathungrypants.com Third: Bolay, bolay.com

BEST BAKERY First: Gideon’s Bakehouse, gideonsbakehouse.com Second: The Glass Knife, theglassknife.com Third: Se7en Bites, se7enbites.com

BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANT First: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 4rsmokehouse.com

Second: Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa, pigfloyds.com Third: Yellow Dog Eats, yellowdogeats.com

BEST CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT First: Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com Second: Bahama Breeze, bahamabreeze.com Third: DaJen Eats, dajeneats.com

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT First: Hawkers Asian Street Food, eathawkers.com Second: Peter’s Kitchen China Bistro, peterskitchencb.business.site Third: Chuan Lu Garden, chuanlugardenfl.com

BEST COFFEE BAR First: Foxtail Coffee Co., foxtailcoffee.com Second: Drunken Monkey, drunkenmonkeycoffee.com Third: Lineage Coffee Roasting, lineageroasting.com


BEST DINER

BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT

First: Metro Diner, metrodiner. com

First: Izziban Sushi & BBQ, izzibansushibbq.com

Second: Christo’s Café, facebook. com/christoscafeorlando Third: Linda’s Winter Park Diner, winterparkdiner.com

Second: Korea House, koreahouseorlando.com Third: Chi-Kin, chi-kin.com

BEST FOOD TRUCK First: Chicken Fire, facebook. com/eatchickenfire Second: Korean BBQ Taco Box, facebook.com/kbbqbox Third: Smoke & Donuts, smokeanddonuts.com

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT First: Le Coq Au Vin, lecoqauvinrestaurant.com Second: Chez Vincent, chezvincent. com Third: DoveCote, dovecoteorlando. com

BEST GREEK RESTAURANT First: Little Greek Fresh Grill, littlegreekfreshgrill.com Second: The Greek Corner, thegreekcorner.net Third: Mediterranean Blue, mediterraneanblue.net

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT First: Tamarind Indian Cuisine, tamarindfl.com Second: Mynt Fine Indian Cuisine, myntorlando.com Third: Saffron Indian Cuisine, saffronorlando.com

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT First: Prato, prato-wp.com

BEST LATIN RESTAURANT First: Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com Second: Agave Azul, agaveazulcocinamex.com Third: Zaza New Cuban Diner, zazacubandiner.com

BEST LOCAL BREWERY First: Hourglass Brewing, hourglassbrewing.com Second: Crooked Can Brewing Co., crookedcan.com Third: Sideward Brewing, sidewardbrewing.com

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT First: Agave Azul, agaveazulcocinamex.com Second: Black Rooster Taqueria, blackroostertaqueria.com Third: Don Julio Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, donjuliomexicankitchen. com

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT First: Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, bosphorousrestaurant. com Second: Mediterranean Deli Third: Habibi, habibilg.com

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Second: Antonio’s, antoniosonline. First: Winter Park Fish Co., com Third: Enzo’s on the Lake, enzos.com wpfishco.com Second: High Tide Harry’s, hightideharrys.com Third (tie): The Osprey, theospreyorlando.com Third (tie): Boston’s Fish House, bostonsfishhouse.com

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FOOD + DRINK BEST STEAKHOUSE First: Linda’s La Cantina, lindaslacantina.com Second: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, ruthschris.com Third: Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

BEST TEAHOUSE

First: Pho 88, pho88orlando. com Second: Little Saigon, littlesaigonfl. com Third: Viet-Nomz, vietnomzfl.com

BEST BLOODY MARY First: The Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com

First: Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria, pompomsteahouse.com

Second: Maxine’s on Shine, maxinesonshine.com Third: Ravenous Pig, theravenouspig.com

Second: Infusion Tea, infusionorlando.com Third: Royaltea, royalteaus.com

BEST BURGER

BEST THAI RESTAURANT First: SEA Thai, seathaiatorlando.com Second: Thai House, thaihouseoforlando.net Third: Thai Blossom, mythaiblossom. com

BEST THEME PARK RESTAURANT First: The Boathouse, theboathouseorlando.com Second: Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, universalorlando.com Third: Be Our Guest, disneyworld. disney.go.com

BEST VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT First: Ethos Vegan Kitchen, ethosvegankitchen.com Second: Winter Park Biscuit Co., winterparkbiscuitco.com Third: Hungry Pants, eathungrypants.com

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First: Teak Neighborhood Grill, teakorlando.com Second: The Ravenous Pig, theravenouspig.com Third: Hamburger Mary’s, hamburgermarys.com

BEST CHEESESTEAK First: LaSpada’s Original Cheese Steaks & Hoagies, laspadas.com Second: Kappy’s Subs, kappyssubsfl. com Third: Cavo’s Bar and Kitchen, cavosbar.com

BEST CUBAN SANDWICH First: Black Bean Deli, blackbeandeli.com Second: Zaza New Cuban Diner, zazacubandiner.com Third: Cubans on the Run, cubansontherun.com

BEST DESSERTS First: The Glass Knife, theglassknife.com Second: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, kellyshomemadeicecream. com Third: Gideon’s Bakehouse, gideonsbakehouse.com

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BEST DOUGHNUT First: Donut King, thedonutking. com Second: The Salty Donut, saltydonut.com Third: Voodoo Doughnut, universalorlando.com

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

Third: Miller’s Ale House, millersalehouse.com

BEST PHO First: Pho 88, pho88orlando. com Second: Viet-Nomz, vietnomzfl.com Third: Little Saigon, littlesaigonfl. com

First: Publix, publix.com Second: The Coop, asouthernaffair. com Third: Chicken Fire, facebook.com/ eatchickenfire

BEST ICE CREAM First: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, kellyshomemadeicecream.com Second: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, jeremiahsice.com Third: The Greenery Creamery, thegreenerycreamery.com

BEST PIZZA First: Lazy Moon, lazymoonpizza.com Second: Pizza Bruno, pizzabrunofl. com Third: Mellow Mushroom, mellowmushroom.com

BEST POKE First: Poke Hana, poke-hana. com Second: Da Kine Poke, dakinepoke. com Third: Bento, eatatbento.com

BEST JUICE/SMOOTHIES First: Tropical Smoothie Cafe, tropicalsmoothiecafe.com Second: Soho Juice Company, sohojuiceco.com Third: Juice Bar, juicebarorlando. com

BEST LOCALLY MADE HOT SAUCE First: Tijuana Flats, tijuanaflats. com Second: Jason’s Mom’s Sauce, jasonsmomssauce.com Third: MX Taco, mxtacorestaurant. com

BEST PUB GRUB/BAR FOOD First: The Porch, theporchwinterpark.com Second: Tori Tori, toritoripub.com Third: Graffiti Junktion, graffitijunktion.com

BEST RAMEN First: Domu, domufl.com Second: Jinya Ramen Bar, jinyaramenbar.com Third: Soupa Saiyan, soupasaiyan. com

BEST SANDWICHES/SUBS BEST NACHOS First: Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com Second: Tijuana Flats, tijuanaflats. com

First: Publix Deli Subs, publix. com Second: Pom Pom’s, pompomsteahouse.com Third: Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market, instagram.com/stasiositaliandeli


BEST SUSHI First: Kabooki Sushi, kabookisushi.com Second: Seito Sushi, seitosushi.com Third: Sushi Pop, sushipoprestaurant. com

BEST TACOS First: Gringos Locos, gringoslocos.com Second: Tin and Taco, tinandtaco. com Third: Black Rooster Taqueria, blackroostertaqueria.com

BEST THING TO EAT AT A THEME PARK First: Anything from Epcot Food & Wine Second: Dole Whip Third: Butterbeer

BEST WINGS First: Domu, domufl.com Second: Gator’s Dockside, gatorsdockside.com Third: Papa Bees, papabeeswings. com

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Best Pizza: Lazy Moon

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hey say you can only have two of the three attributes everyone wants, and Lazy Moon is the exception that proves the rule: It’s fast, cheap, and good. But most of all, it’s huuuuuge, in a way that people struggle to express — in the past, we’ve said holding one of their slices will make you feel like a 5-year-old in the land of giants, and suggested you could wear a slice as a festive cape. Whole pies are akin to tablecloths or Conestoga wagon wheels — a certain viral photo shows a 6-month-old baby next to a full Lazy Moon and … the pie is bigger. But it’s not just about the stunting size. The wide variety of toppings make for endless flavor combinations, and the thin, crispy crust allows one to devour an absurdly mammoth slice without exploding. And topping it off, a long-revered special, the Boxcar Willy, nets you a cheese slice and a pint of PBR for just $6.50, a public good that has surely provided many a broke Orlandoan enough calories to live another day.

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Best Dining Trend: Normalizing takeout

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s your grandma may have said to you, it’s an ill wind that blows no good at all. And while a global pandemic may be the illest wind of any of our lives, it has led to a few small adjustments to the norm that are welcome. For instance, the widespread necessity of working from home means far fewer cars doing the daily commute, leading to cleaner air. Another unintended but overdue change to our everyday situation has been the rapid expansion of restaurants’ delivery, takeout and drive-through services. While none of these are new options, never before has there been such panoply of dishes available to enjoy at home — from ramen to cocktails to ice cream, even fine dining. We were even able to get proper wine with a to-go meal, which is oh so civilized. Menus have been optimized, employees have been trained, and pickup, delivery and drivethrough are no longer dirty words, no matter the price tag. It’s a welcome development, not just in pandemic lockdown times, but for anyone who might not be able to sit in a restaurant due to disability or illness. Here’s hoping it sticks around.

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ARTS + CULTURE Patrick & Holly Kahn

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atrick and Holly Kahn founded Snap! Orlando in 2010, sparking a cultural movement in the region and helping rebrand Orlando as an international arts destination. In 2018 Snap! Orlando launched “CITY UNSEEN,” the first citywide Augmented Reality sitespecific public art project, in Orlando. Prior to launching Snap! Orlando, Patrick was publisher and editor in chief of The Book LA, a Los Angeles-based luxury art collectors’ magazine. The Kahns were featured in Orlando Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful People” issues in 2018 and 2019. As a premier organizer of new media arts, Snap!’s mission is three-tiered: recognize and honor master artists, discover and cultivate emerging talent, enhance the cultural vibrancy of the city.

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here are a number of people who we appreciate and respect. They often work quietly, but always passionately. Here are some of our friends who we believe make a difference in the community, with originality and integrity.

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Brett Bennett and Katherine Howe / Stardust Video & Coffee. They created an organic creative space, which thankfully was a needed oasis when we moved from L.A. to Orlando.

• Ben Hoyer / Credo is a genuinely inspiring person, and a trustworthy community leader. • Jessica Bryce Young / Orlando Weekly. Without fear, and with acuteness, Jessica keeps everyone in check. •  Rep. Anna Eskamani is a compelling, hard-working leader who truly cares about her constituents.   • Jeff Matz / Lure Design. Creative and engaged, Jeff is an artist and a true original. • Dan Hess / Maitland Art Center. Mixed-media artist, art preparator, curator and discerning art critic, Dan pours his heart into anything he does. • Melissa Marie / The Falcon Bar. A vanguard pioneer in the arts and nightlife scene. • Diana and Gene Zimmerman / The Courtesy. Guided by passion and deep knowledge, they are Orlando’s original tastemakers. • Brendan O’Connor / Bungalower.com. A trusted and entertaining voice in the community. True to himself. • Joseph Creech / Hunger Street Tacos. Bringing an authentic food and art experience. • Jim Lussier / Mateer & Harbert Attorneys at Law. Jim is a longstanding advocate of the arts, very generous with his knowledge and support. • Nigel John / DJ and music producer. To know him is to love him! • Rick Birkbeck / art preparator and musician. An unsung hero, Rick has been the behind-the-scenes backbone of the visual art scene, executing major museum art installations for decades. orlandoweekly.com

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ARTS + CULTURE BEST ARTS EVENT OR FESTIVAL First: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, orlandofringe.org Second (tie): Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, disneyworld. disney.go.com Second (tie): Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, wpsaf.org Third: Mount Dora Arts Festival, mountdoraartsfestival.org

BEST RECURRING ARTS NIGHTS First: Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk, thorntonparkdistrict.com Second: 1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art, omart.org Third: Sanford Art Walk, third Saturday of every month, historicdowntownsanford.com PHOTO COURTESY OF ENZIAN THEATER

BEST FILM FEST OR SERIES First: Florida Film Festival, floridafilmfestival.com Second: Orlando Film Festival, offvirtual.com Third: Central Florida Film Festival, centralfloridafilmfestival.com

Best Movie Theater: Enzian Theater

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he overall forecast for the movie theater sector is one of unrelenting grimness, but Maitland indie cinema Enzian is swimming defiantly against the tide of prevailing wisdom and maybe even flourishing. And you noticed, voting it as your fave spot to catch a flick locally — even over the big cineplexes. Orlando’s mainstay arthouse proves handily that bigger isn’t always better (although we were saddened when their plans to expand to three screens were shot down by the neighbors). With an adventurous bill of cinematic fare — both streaming and in-person, the proverbial different strokes for different folks — as well as a crackerjack menu that goes way behind popcorn and Milk Duds, and the Eden Bar on site serving up craft cocktail creativity, it’s an all-around pleasure to meet a friend and/or watch a film there. Special mention as well must be made of their various ongoing film series: the Peanut Butter Matinee films for kids, Music Mondays rock-docs, Cult Classics dredging up overlooked masterpieces, the Film Slams that spotlight local up-and-comers, and the jewel in the crown, the Florida Film Festival (which the Enzian pulled off safely back in 2020). See you at the pictures.

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ARTS + CULTURE BEST LITERARY READING SERIES First: Orlando Story Club, facebook.com/orlandostoryclub Second: African American Read In at OCLS, ocls.info

BEST COMEDY CLUB OR NIGHT First: SAK Comedy Lab, sakcomedylab.com Second: The Improv, theimprovorlando.com Third: April Fresh’s Comedy Brunch at Southern Nights, facebook.com/ southernnightsorlando

BEST LOCAL ACTOR/ACTRESS First: Benjamin Ptashinsky Second: Carlos Navarro Third: Dewayne Williams

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BEST LOCAL VISUAL ARTIST First: Jessie Dee, instagram. com/jessiedeexx Second: Crystal Dombrosky, crystaldombrosky.com Third: Samantha Shumaker, shumakerart.com

BEST DANCE COMPANY First: Orlando Ballet, orlandoballet.org Second: Phantasmagoria, phantasmagoriaorlando.com Third: Central Florida Irish Dance, centralfloridairishdance.com

BEST BURLESQUE TROUPE First: Les Vixens Burlesque, lesvixens.com Second: Corsets and Cuties, corsetsandcuties.com Third: Bad Witch Burlesque, badwitchburlesque.com


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BEST ART GALLERY First: CityArts, facebook.com/ cityartsorlando Second: Mills Gallery, millsgalleryorlando.com Third: Grand Bohemian Gallery, kesslercollection.com/gallery

BEST THEATER COMPANY First: Orlando Shakes, orlandoshakes.org Second: Mad Cow Theatre, madcowtheatre.com Third: Winter Park Playhouse, winterparkplayhouse.org

BEST THEATER SPACE First: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, drphillipscenter.org Second: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola, orlando.gov Third: Mad Cow Theatre, madcowtheatre.com

BEST MOVIE THEATER First: Enzian Theater, enzian.org Second: AMC Dine-in Disney Springs 24, amctheatres.com Third: Regal Winter Park Village, regmovies.com

Best Florida Prize:

Orlando wins! Robert Rivers takes first place

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MA’s annual Florida Prize in Contemporary Art brings together the crème de la crème of practicing artists in the state. Each year sees the Orlando Museum of Art filled with work by forward-thinking contemporary artists displaying creativity across mediums in competition for a $10K prize. And the centerpiece this year was the surreal, towering, dizzying installation Promised Land, by Maitland artist Robert Rivers. The art is a mixed-media rush of frenzied creativity, with Cubism running headlong into surrealism and creation myths, visions of various hells and afterlifes across religions and time, and sobering anti-war allegories in which sadeyed soldiers, their wounds still fresh, journey through a nightmarish ... purgatory? Valhalla? And yet, despite the oft dark and heavy imagery that populates his art, there’s a feel-good story here, we promise. Rivers’ win was doubly gratifying — not only was it the proverbial “local boy makes good,” but, even better, Rivers’ works as an arts educator at UCF, teaching and encouraging the next generation of artists in Central Florida. And especially now, teachers are more important than ever.

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Best Arts Trend:

Immersive, open-air arts events

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OVID couldn’t stifle Orlando’s artistic impulses — neither to create nor to spectate. After a lot of Zoom experiments (some truly impressive), when it became clear that this was going to be the new normal for far longer than we had all expected, our arts presenters did what they do best: They started solving the problem. Creative City Project, with plenty of experience producing outdoors art, were first off the blocks with their Bright Young Things theatrical walking tour through downtown Orlando, followed by the holiday phantasmagoria Dazzling Nights amid Leu Gardens’ leafy strolling paths, and Down the Rabbit Hole, which transformed Mead Botanical Garden into a madcap spectacle in which attendees encountered the iconic characters of a thoroughly modernized Alice in Wonderland scampering throughout the foliage. Then, this spring, Central Florida’s most important professional theater company returned to large-scale in-person performances in their original home: Orlando Shakes, which got its start in 1989 performing at Lake Eola Park as the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival, presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Little Shop of Horrors in the park’s Walt Disney Amphitheater to crowds starved for live theater. The Shakes’ al fresco production lent genuine magic to this Midsummer fairy tale, and the effect was enchanting. Cole NeSmith of Creative City Project told us in February, “It’s been amazing to go into spaces like Leu Gardens and Mead Garden that are beautiful in and of themselves, and then illuminate those spaces in a way that brings new life … and helps connect people to them in almost wondrous ways.” As happy as we’ll be to return to the Lowndes Shakespeare Center’s cushioned seats and air conditioning in the fall, spending a freewheeling and fantastical afternoon or evening in bucolic environs with performers among the flora and fauna is a fine, fine way to spend a temperate day in Florida. Here’s hoping this is one trend that sticks around.

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Brendan O’Connor

rendan O’Connor is the editor-inchief of Bungalower Media and a former employee of Orlando Weekly. He came to Orlando from Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, and graduated from Rollins College. (He paid his way through school by working in Disney’s International Program, “saying ‘Eh?’ to tourists while serving them steak” in Epcot’s World Showcase.) Brendan is the co-host of the weekly radio show “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1-FM, a practicing artist, and will play the role of “Dumpster Merman” in this year’s Immerse festival in downtown Orlando.

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he year 2020 saw small business owners across the nation being forced to pivot, not just to save their businesses but to support their communities. Restaurants that once didn’t even have websites were forced to modernize and digitize, and to look at their operations through new lenses of pandemic-colored glasses. So let’s shout it out to some local pivot pioneers who went the extra mile during the pandemic to make an impact AND make a living, and have really set themselves up as the best of the best of Orlando. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE, a local chain and arguably one of the most successful barbecue restaurants in the southeast, transformed its parking lots into popup drive-through and pick-up lanes for not just doctrinal brisket sandwiches, but also hard-to-find items like toilet paper, milk and eggs very early in the pandemic. They transitioned from restaurant to crisis centers for their devotees and cemented their role as a community leader. Now their 4Roots Foundation has expanded state-wide with government contracts to feed the food insecure and their restaurants are spreading like locusts. THE NEW STANDARD’s to-go meal kits were welcome, but they were also one of the only venues in the region to continue to employ live musicians during the pandemic via their near-nightly streaming concerts. THE CITY OF WINTER PARK set the pace for local municipalities to get creative in supporting their downtown businesses with mindful, socially distanced outdoor events, designated curbside pickup locations with concierge services, and a recovery task force that lived that #OhanaLife and left no business behind.

THE CITY OF ORLANDO’S PARKLET PROGRAM was great, albeit curiously limited to Thornton Park, but the creativity shown by businesses like Maxine’s on Shine to completely transform their parking lot into an outdoor dining room, complete with pop-up wooden scaffolding, was much more impressive than picnic tables and planters in a parking space, and deserves all the slow claps we can muster. And lastly, let’s hear it for all of our POP-UP FOODIES who made delicious, decadent feasts from kitchens, tents, and the backs of broken down cars to keep us fat and complacent at home with special nods to Soseki, the Foreigner Experience, Yugiri Ramen Project, Orlando Meats, Brad’s Underground Pizza, Jeff’s Bagel Run and Meng’s Kitchen.

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LOCAL COLOR BEST NEW THING IN ORLANDO First: COVID-19 vaccine Second: Frontyard Festival, frontyardfestival.org Third: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, outofthecloset.org

BEST KEPT SECRET First: Winter Park Boat Tour, scenicboattours.com Second: Gatorland, gatorland.com Third: Eola General, eolageneral.com

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Best Use of Public Money:

Defunding the police and investing in poor communities of color BEST REASON TO LIVE IN ORLANDO First: The wide variety of things to do Second: Diversity Third: Community

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO DRINK IN First: Mills 50, mills50.org Second: Winter Park, winterpark.org Third: Downtown Sanford, historicdowntownsanford.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO EAT IN First: Winter Park, winterpark. org Second: Mills 50, mills50.org Third: Winter Garden, cwgdn.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN First: Winter Park, winterpark. org

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rlando Weekly readers really came through this year in the Local Color section, with a majority voting for ending racial inequality as the most important use of public budgets.

Springing from an outpouring of grief and outrage over the killings of so many POC by police, Black Lives Matter protests launched all over the United States, and all over the world, fostering a sense that this was a systemic breaking point. And Orlando joined in soon enough. For weeks in downtown Orlando — also in Kissimmee, and Sanford, and Winter Park — diverse crowds of hundreds and, a few times, thousands of people rallied. These were actions organized not by a political party but by young adults, most if not all Black, working on a grass-roots level with mutual aid resources and organizations. One couldn’t help but be inspired by the energy, the determination, the commitment and the peaceful nature of these gatherings. And, for the naysayers in the back: No, there was no spike in COVID-19 cases from these demonstrations. And these organizations were savvy enough not to be assuaged by good PR moves. Few would claim that Orlando city leaders had anything but the best intentions when they painted the words “Black Lives Matter” in 30-foot letters on the surface of Rosalind Avenue, following the lead of Washington, D.C., and other American cities. But many residents, Black and white alike, questioned the utility of the gesture. Almost before the paint was dry, the horizontal mural was marked up — defaced, in some people’s opinion; legitimately criticized (albeit in spray paint under cover of darkness), felt others — with graffiti saying “Defund OPD” and “Not enough,” among other phrases. A significant segment of the city rejected the easy narrative of “mural good, graffiti bad” and called out the mural as “meaningless and empty,” adding that legislative protections for Black people from police abuse and reparations to all descendants of American slaves would mean more than any mural ever could. It remains to be seen if the Defund movement — which is, in fact, a poorly monikered drive to move budgets away from armed response and into beefing up mental health resources and diversion programs — will take root in Orlando, but it seems a majority of our voters would love to see it.

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LOCAL COLOR BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO SHOP IN First: Winter Park, winterpark. org Second: Winter Garden, cwgdn.com Third: SoDo, sododistrict.org

BEST PLACE TO SHOW PEOPLE THE REAL ORLANDO First: Lake Eola Park, orlando. gov Second: “The Parks”: Audubon, College, Thornton, Winter Third: Mills 50, mills50.org

BEST USE OF PUBLIC MONEY First: Defunding the police + investing in poor communities of color Second: Infrastructure Third: COVID-19 testing + vaccinations

BEST LOCAL LEADER DURING THE PANDEMIC First: Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani, annaforflorida.com

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BEST LOCAL POLITICIAN First: Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani, annaforflorida.com Second: Gov. Ron DeSantis, flgov. com Third: U.S. Rep. Val Demings, demings.house.gov

BEST LOCAL BIG SHOT WHO’S NOT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL First: Scott Maxwell, twitter. com/scott_maxwell Second: John Morgan, facebook. com/johnmorganesq Third: Savannah Boan, facebook. com/thesavannahboan

BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUP First: Zebra Coalition, zebrayouth.org Second: Orlando Strong — Black Lives Matter, facebook.com/ osmovement Third: Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, floridarrc.com


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LOCAL COLOR BEST LOCAL CHARITABLE GROUP First: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, feedhopenow.org Second: The Zebra Coalition, zebrayouth.org Third: The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, mustardseedfla.org

BEST LOCAL PODCAST First: “A Mediocre Time With Tom and Dan,” tomanddan.com Second: “Poking the Bear,” pokingthebearpodcast.libsyn.com Third: “Full Frontal Nerdity Show,” fullfrontalnerdityshow.libsyn.com

BEST LOCAL PUBLICATION First: Orlando Weekly, orlandoweekly.com Second: Orlando Sentinel, orlandosentinel.com Third: Bungalower Zine, bungalower. com

BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW First: “Monsters in the Morning,” Real Radio 104.1-FM, monsters. fm Second: “Johnny’s House,” XL 106.7FM, xl1067.com Third: “Obie and Ashley in the Morning,” K92.3-FM, k923orlando. com

BEST LOCAL RADIO STATION First: 104.1 WTKS-FM Real Radio, realradio.fm

Best Non-Human Ambassador of Downtown Orlando:

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BEST LOCAL TV NEWSPERSON

Lulu Unleashed

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o need for a hashtag; if you know, you know. There’s a third mayor in this town. And his name is Lulu. (Yes, his.) He doesn’t swing left, nor does he swing right (though his tail often does); politics aren’t his concern. A Thornton Park resident, he’s out daily mixing with his constituents, shaking hands and kissing babies. Snacks, pets and water breaks at the bars? Yes, please. Chats and naps at the local salons? Don’t mind if he does. Hiding under the Falcon’s picnic tables after his curfew just to hang out and listen to Sonic Youth? Sittin’ like a kitty. He’s hip and he’s got my vote! Lulu doesn’t put up with bullying from ruffian ferals, he yawns at the logic of crosswalks, and most people in Thornton Park think he’s actually human … and can probably beat you at Scrabble. He’s Lulu “Unleashed.” Rock the vote.

BEST ORLANDO WEEKLY EVENT First: Tacos & Tequila, tacosandtequilaorlando.com Second: Bite 30, bite30.com Third: Orlando Beer Festival, orlandobeerfestival.com

Second: 90.7 WMFE-FM, National Public Radio, wmfe.org Third: 106.7 WXXL-FM XL, xl1067. com

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Best Thousand-Yard Stare:

Jerry Demings at his coronavirus briefings

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ook, it’s life or death right now with this pandemic and we understand that fully and it’s our daily reality. But sometimes, while watching Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ coronavirus briefings, we’ve started to see hints of the same existential despair found in the old “Steve Harvey Doesn’t Want to Host Family Feud Anymore” mashup videos. Maybe it’s just our quarantineaddled brains, but it seemed like every time a reporter asked about the coronavirus strike teams, or what dickheaded move Gov. Ron DeSantis made to put this entire county in jeopardy this week, Demings would stare quietly off into the distance for a brief second that stretched into an eternity, perhaps mentally going to his happy place, then compose himself, purposefully not break into a primal scream, and instead matter-of-factly state something like, “There is nothing unprecedented about local governments trying to provide for and protect residents during a pandemic” (March 2021) or “I really don’t feel like I have to go to the governor to ask permission to be the mayor of Orange County” (Dec. 2020) or just mildly suggest yet again that, hey, maybe everyone needs to get vaccinated sooner rather than later. Sometimes a man’s face communicates more than his words ever could.

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Best “Is your child texting about Orlando’s vibrant nightlife destinations?”:

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ne of Orlando’s newest pieces of public art is a bright yellow sculpture that needs to know one thing and it needs to know it now: Are you down to Orlando? Orlando’s Downtown Development Board unveiled the new sculpture in May to commemorate their 50th anniversary — and it immediately raised text-savvy eyebrows around the city. Ostensibly, the letters DTO are meant to signify “downtown Orlando.” (But … “downtown” is one word … oh, never mind.) Still, we can’t help feeling like the sculpture belongs on a Readers Digest list of “cellular text message slang that you might find if you pick up your teen’s phone.” The giant lexical sculpture sits outside the Discover Downtown visitor center on Orange Avenue, easily visible all day and brightly lit up at night. Because if you’re Down to Orlando, you’re DTO 24/7. Meanwhile, the less said about the awkward patch job on the O, the better.

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ary McGinn has been working to promote local beer in Orlando for over a decade. After a sevenyear career at Orlando’s first brewery, Orlando Brewing, she became taproom manager and co-owner of the Nook on Robinson, a beer bar in the Milk District that specializes in Florida local beverages.

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y love affair with local beer started by a muddy lake in Texas, where a friend and I swigged Shiner on a sweltering night and swatted mosquitos from sweaty arms. Later, my dalliance would develop into a serious relationship when I landed a gig at what was, at the time, Orlando’s only brewery. After a serious seven-year relationship with Orlando Brewing, I stepped into a new venture as taproom manager and co-owner of the Nook on Robinson, a quirky taproom in Orlando’s Milk District. Our bar specializes in Florida beers, and needless to say, I’ve sipped a lot of local liquid. Here’s a few of my fave places in Central Florida to drink straight from the source:

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SIDEWARD BREWING CO.: Even if it weren’t just a block away from my own business, I’d find myself at Sideward often. Killer beers (as well as cider and seltzer), dope food and vibes for days. BROKEN STRINGS BREWING: A hidden gem in downtown Orlando that drops some of the most interesting stouts and sours in Central Florida. They’ve also got a vinyl record store in their taproom.

BOWIGENS BEER CO.: This one might be my spirit brewery. Not only is the liquid at this Casselberry brewery topnotch, but the team is so authentic and goofy and fun.

TACTICAL BREWING CO.: A veteran-owned brewery just steps away from Baldwin Park. There’s always a diverse selection of delicious suds and plenty of dogs to pet on the patio.

HOURGLASS BREWING: This award-winning brewery has put out some wild beers over the years, but it always has something for everyone. Their OG spot is out in Longwood, but I frequent their taproom in the Hourglass District.

ROCKPIT BREWING: Not only does this coal miner-themed brewery in SoDo serve excellent suds, they’ve also got Cecil’s Texas Style BBQ available. I recommend the smoked brown butter wings paired with McCoy’s Irish Red Ale.

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ao Le-Huu has been prowling the Orlando music scene since he was a skater kid at all-ages concerts and club nights. For the past 18 years, he’s been covering local music and touring acts officially as a columnist, 15 of them for Orlando Weekly.

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n 2020, we remarked on how upside-down that year was. This year has just turned out to be a different shade of unreal. Even with reopening, venues and performers have struggled to find a balance between their livelihood and their safety on still-shifting ground. Personally, I’ve gone from clocking in over a hundred concerts a year to a record-scratching zero. Between such a long scene absence and now only going out in public looking like I’m in the band Clinic, I’ll be surprised if anyone even recognizes me anymore. But the human spirit is indomitable, and things were still willed and worked into existence around the Orlando music scene, even in the face of unprecedented adversity. Here are some of this year’s most notable ones: PHOTO BY JIM LEATHERMAN

BEST LOCAL RECORD: FRENS, SAD HALEN

One of the more exceptional live bands in recent years, Orlando’s Sad Halen opened 2021 with an outpouring of Bandcamp releases. But the best, most complete is this first one. Rocking and groaning like Dinosaur Jr. on a blissful shoegaze bender, the Frens EP is a triumph of tune and texture.

BEST RELEASE ROLL: ALIEN WITCH The Orlando no-wave act owns this category in both quantity and quality. In 2021 alone, Dee “Alien Witch” Crittenden has so far cranked out seven full-length albums — most over a dozen songs each, and none of them filler. Factor in the extraordinary stylistic range covered and you’ve got a marvel of accomplishment.

BEST NEW TEMPLE OF BOOM: THE VANGUARD Give credit to the movers behind this new downtown nightclub for rolling the dice and opening in a very uncertain (pandemic) environment. A complete overhaul of the legendary Firestone nightclub in both facilities and brand, the Vanguard has managed to re-establish this hallowed ground as a premier dance-music destination with some of the city’s most heavyweight bookings (e.g. Diplo, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, ARMNHMR, etc.), thanks primarily to a partnership with EDM powerhouse Insomniac. An old dance-music legacy gets a fresh, gleaming reboot for a new generation.

BEST NEW VENUE: TUFFY’S MUSIC BOX Opening a new live-music venue in a time when people were retreating to their homes en masse is a feat. Even more so is doing it with this much direction and ambition. Since expanding to include an on-site venue and bringing on scene veteran Thomas Wynn as promoter and venue manager this year, Tuffy’s Bottle Shop in Sanford has rapidly become an area contender, boasting bookings like the Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood, North Mississippi Allstars, Cordovas, Great Peacock and George Porter Jr. in their Music Box space.

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MUSIC+ NIGHTLIFE BEST BAR (OVERALL) First: Will’s Pub, willspub.org Second: The Guesthouse, instagram. com/the_guesthouse Third: Southern Nights, facebook. com/southernnightsorlando

BEST BARTENDER First: Melissa Fowler, Sunroom & Guesthouse Second: Jen Harton, Lil Indie’s Third: Benjamin Colon, The Commission Beer Chamber

BEST BAR PATIO First: The Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com Second: Will’s Pub Dirty Laundry, willspub.org Third: Tuffy’s Bottle Shop, tuffyscider.com

BEST BAR TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES First: Player 1 Video Game Bar, player1orlando.com Second: Arcade Monsters, arcademonsters.com Third: Sportstown Billiards, facebook.com/sptstown

BEST CLUB DJ First: Angel of Boom Second: DJ BMF, facebook.com/ deejaybmf Third: DJ Scott Robert, mixcloud. com/djscottrobert/stream

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Best Open Mic: Austin’s Coffee

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n “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell sang caustically that “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot,” and for a time it seemed like a version of that scenario was in the cards for Winter Park bohemian hub Austin’s Coffee. The effort failed, or at least, it’s stalled for now, and that’s good news to the scores of budding performers who show up most nights to sing their lives at Austin’s many open mic nights. The many, many Orlando Weekly readers who voted Austin’s Best Open Mic can’t all be performers, so we’re guessing that’s a solid majority endorsement of the entertainment value to be found. Austin’s has a dedicated open-mic event for every taste or talent, whether it’s comedy, poetry, rap freestyling, singer-songwriter folk, or jazz. And these affairs are proven incubators of heavy local talent — America’s Got Talent finalist and touring comedian Preacher Lawson is only one example. Comedian Kirk Bonacci told Orlando Weekly in March that Austin’s “has done more to help the local arts scene than any other place in the city.” No joke there.

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BEST DRAG NIGHT

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First: Hamburger Mary’s, hamburgermarys.com Second: Southern Nights, facebook. com/southernnightsorlando Third: Island Time Drag Brunch, islandtimeorlando.com

BEST GAY BAR

BEST CLUB NIGHT First: Mac & Cheese ’90s Night at Barbarella Second: Girl the Party at Southern Nights Third: ’80s New Wave Night at Barbarella

BEST COCKTAIL BAR First: Lil Indie’s, willspub.org Second: Mathers Social Gathering, mathersorlando.com Third: The Guesthouse, instagram. com/the_guesthouse

BEST CRAFT BEER BAR First: Hourglass Brewing, hourglassbrewing.com Second: Redlight Redlight, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com Third (tie): Celery City Craft, celerycitycraft.com Third (tie): The Commission Beer Chamber, facebook.com/ thecommissionbeerchamber

BEST DANCE CLUB First: Southern Nights, facebook.com/ southernnightsorlando Second: Barbarella (fka Independent Bar), facebook.com/ barbarellaorlando Third: Tin Roof, tinrooforlando.com

BEST DIVE BAR First: Will’s Pub, willspub.org Second: Hideaway Bar, thehideawaybar.net Third: Wally’s Bar and Liquors, facebook.com/wallysbarandliquors

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First: Southern Nights, facebook.com/ southernnightsorlando Second: Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com Third: Stonewall, stonewallorlando. com

BEST HAPPY HOUR First: Santiago’s Bodega, santiagosbodega.com Second: The Guesthouse, instagram. com/the_guesthouse Third: Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com

BEST LIVE MUSIC CLUB First: Will’s Pub, willspub.org Second: The Social, thesocial.org Third: Tanqueray’s, facebook.com/ tanqueraysbar

BEST OPEN MIC First: Austin’s Coffee, austinscoffee.com Second: Big Daddy’s, bigdaddysorlando.com Third: Orlando Improv, theimprovorlando.com

BEST PUB First: Will’s Pub, willspub.org Second: Fiddler’s Green, fiddlersgreen.pub Third: Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub, claddaghcottagepub.com

BEST SPORTS BAR First: Miller’s Ale House, millersalehouse.com Second: Sportstown Billiards, facebook.com/sptstown Third: Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen, cavosbar.com


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BEST FOLK ACT

First: Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, universalorlando.com

First: Kaleigh Baker, facebook. com/kaleighbakerband

Second: Rose & Crown Pub, disneyworld.disney.go.com Third: The Edison, theedisonfla.com

Second: Beemo, mynameisbeemo. com Third: Thomas Wynn, thomaswynnandthebelievers.com

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT First: Hamburger Mary’s, hamburgermarys.com

BEST HIP-HOP ACT First: E-Turn, e-turnmusic.com

Second: Ryan Holmes Trivia, facebook.com/ryanholmescomedy Third: Curtis Earth Trivia, earthtrivia. com

Second: Crescendo, iamcrescendo. com Third: Luscious Lisa, facebook.com/ lusciouslisamusic

BEST WINE BAR

BEST JAZZ ACT

Second: The Imperial, imperialwinebar.com Third: Eola Wine Co., eolawinecompany.com

Second: Brown Bag Brass Band, brownbagbrassband.com Third: Shay Butter Band, facebook. com/shaybutterband

BEST COUNTRY ACT

BEST METAL ACT

First: Eugene Snowden, First: The Wine Room on Park Avenue, thewineroomonline.com eugenesnowden.com

First: Sean Holcomb, seanholcomb.com Second: Oak Hill Drifters, oakhilldrifters.com Third: Randall Crawford Band, facebook.com/randallcrawfordband

BEST COVER BAND First: Hayfire, hayfire.com Second: Every Which Way, instagram.com/everywhichwayband Third: Harlequin, facebook.com/ harlequincoverband

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT First: Magic Mike, djmagicmike. com Second: RatedR, facebook.com/ whothefuxratedr Third: Ynot?, facebook.com/ ynotnation

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

First: Soulswitch, facebook.com/soulswitch Second: American Party Machine, facebook.com/ americanpartymachine Third: Diesel, facebook.com/ dieselmusicfl

BEST PUNK ACT First: Call In Dead, facebook. com/callindeadofficial Second: Fatties, fatties.fun Third: TV Generation, facebook. com/tvgorlando

BEST REGGAE ACT First: The Supervillains, thesupervillains.com Second: Florida Man, facebook.com/ floridaman251 Third: Kash’d Out, kashdout.com

BEST ROCK ACT

First: The Unlistenables, First: The DEV, thedevmusic.com instagram.com/the.unlistenables Second: Ancient Sun, Second: Legos, facebook.com/ legosmusic Third: Tinnitus Rex, instagram.com/ tinnitus_rex

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MUSIC+ NIGHTLIFE BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER First: Kaleigh Baker, facebook. com/kaleighbakerband Second: Cat Ridgeway, catridgeway. com Third: Sean Holcomb, seanholcomb. com

BEST SOUL ACT First: Eugene Snowden, eugenesnowden.com Second: Cat Ridgeway and the Tourists, catridgeway.com Third: The Sh-Booms, theshbooms. com

BEST LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OR MUSIC SERIES First: Sanford Porchfest, sanfordporchfest.org Second: Electric Daisy Carnival, orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com Third: Frontyard Festival, frontyardfestival.org

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Best Live Music Club, Best Pub, Best Dive Bar, Best Bar Overall: Will’s Pub

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t’s been a hell of a year for the Mills 50 nightlife staple, but the results are in and you, the readers, have nothing but love for Will’s Pub. Despite a multitude of pandemic-caused (doors closed, shows off the table) and non-pandemic-caused (the property being sold to a new owner back in March) challenges, the venerable watering hole rolled with the punches and even tried new innovations — the likes of which would have us crouched under the bar sobbing uncontrollably like a depressed Norm Peterson. With expanded hours, the development of the Dirty Laundry outdoors bar into gig space complete with stage, a partnership with Swine & Sons in running a kitchen for snacks and sandwiches on site, and a serious work ethic applied to health and safety policies, Will Walker and staff are doing their level best to evolve in topsy-turvy times. All while still putting out the strong drinks and neighborly vibes that keep the faithful returning night after night. Raise a glass, y’all.

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Best Field of Dreams:

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f you build it, they will come.” OK, maybe no ghostly baseball players gave spectral pep-talks to the planners behind the Frontyard Festival, but the end result is pretty damn close to an ongoing Field of Dreams scenario. Launched late last year amid a pandemic that’s still far from over, the Frontyard Festival was the first of its kind — an al fresco, socially distanced arts and music series — and it’s perfectly suited to the needs of the now. Taking over the sprawling front lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando and filling it with a stage, a highlevel sound system and safely distanced pod seating, FYF is a great way to support the performing arts while still centering individual and community safety. And the Frontyard’s stage has hosted top-level talent, from King Crimson to Indigo Girls to Michael James Scott, along with movies, community events and even some exercise programs. The Festival secured some funding to stay open for a while longer, so take in some music and performing arts in the fresh air while you can.

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Best Team Player: Thomas Milovac

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reat jazz music is built on a solid foundation of collaboration and communication between musicians and, for our money, there’s no one locally taking this tenet to such radical extremes as bassist and composer Thomas Milovac. Since venues started reopening their doors to live music over the last few months, Milovac has been a ubiquitous blur of activity, equally comfortable leading or playing the sideman role in all manner of combos and spaces. Whether it’s skronking with free-jazz collective Bongus in large and small variations at Will’s and Grumpy’s (which saw him lying on the floor while playing), backing Ryan Devlin at the Blue Bamboo Center, jamming Skatalites songs with an extended Florida Man lineup at Tanqueray’s, hitting the open mic at Austin’s Coffee, playing a city event at Winter Park’s Central Park as one-third of the Tropical City Jazz Trio, or even somehow cramming the entire Unit Colossus 12-piece ensemble into Uncle Lou’s and conducting the music in the two-foot space between the bar and the players, it’s clear Milovac feeds off the endless possibilities of new and unexpected creative partnerships. Add in the launch of his Cosmo Sonic Collective label on Valentine’s Day (awww) to signal-boost music by his comrades, and it’s proof positive Milovac favors musical discovery over ego.

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GOODS + SERVICES Katie Johnston

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atie Johnston is the director of Pulptown, a hyperlocal newsletter and podcast covering everything sweet and juicy in Orlando. She moved to Orlando after graduating from the University of Alabama in 2006 for a change of scenery and hasn’t been able to leave since. She enjoys long walks with her pup, the casual overconsumption of wine, and the fact that dining al fresco is a year-round possibility here. Editor’s note: Befitting a woman who lives life in a higher gear than most of us, Katie’s picks are crisp, concise and social mediacentric for speed of connection. Handles are Instagram unless otherwise noted.

• Best IG reels to not take seriously: @qreatecoffee • Best local TikToker: John Morgan, Esq., aka @forthepeople • Best chicken sandwich: @winterparkbiscuitco (and it’s vegan!) • Best big ticket: @theforeignerexperience or @sosekifl • Best outdoor event: Frontyard Festival at @drphillipsctr • Best community collaboration: health care workers + vaccinated Orlandoans response(?!): sending mental health professionals instead of police • Best for some 911 calls remix: Sloane, daughter of @orlpride’s Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger • Best (work/life partner goals!)

• Best home to quarantine in: @orlandoplantlady’s gorgeous pad • Best girl gang: Dorsa Vaziri’s @wowrolling • Best inspiration to get out more: @thegreatoutdorks • Best small piece of good news you’ve heard all year: the return of the Lime bikes  shitshow: Poozeum exhibit at @orlandosciencecenter (it’s a literal • Best shitshow!) 

meme: Bernie and his mittens all over Orlando (especially in • Best @pulptown’s Jan. 21 Instagram post, if I may say so myself)  art exhibit: @jefre_artist’s Points of Connection at • Best @orlandomuseumofart

• Best disguise: masking at @publix … no one will ever know it’s you  • Best surprise: @orlandomagic making a splash in the draft use of an empty storefront: The Milk District Spot, @themilkdistrict’s small • Best business incubator program • Best community mixer: @cffound’s Table Talk (returning October 2021) • Best Instagram series: @yelporlando’s #meettheowner   • Best dynamic duo: Alex Marin and Joey Conicella of @eathungrypants  • Best way to feel rich while reminding yourself you’re really not: resort passes  • Best couple: coming soon, @grilledcheezusorlando and @phatashbakes on Mills exhibit of caring about community: Jason Lambert and staff’s commitment • Best to COVID protocols at @thehammeredlamb content when you can’t take much more sad news: @liberationcathouse’s • Best steady stream of adoptable cuties 

friend to lean on this year: your mental health counselor/therapist • Best friends 

glow-up: @thecitybeautiful (someone got a social media person and it • Best shows)

sorta-outdoor activity for cooped-up kids: @wildfloridairboats’ drive• Best through safari

way to support local farmers: CSA boxes. My favorites: @everoakfarms and • Best @infinitezionfarms

• Best breadwinners: @nomadbakehousefl • Best tease: @perlaspizza (RIP … for now?)

highbrow way to relax: Re:Charge by @timucuaarts and • Best @creativecityproject orlandoweekly.com

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GOODS +SERVICES BEST ANTIQUE STORE First: Adjectives, adjstyle.com Second: Renninger’s, renningers.net Third: Washburn Imports, washburnimports.com

BEST BICYCLE SHOP First: Kyle’s Bike Shop, kylesbikeshop.net Second: Orange Cycle, orangecycleorlando.com Third: David’s World Cycle, davidsworld.com

BEST COMIC BOOK SHOP First: Gods & Monsters, godmonsters.com Second: Coliseum of Comics, coliseumofcomics.com Third: The Collective: A Comic & Game Community, thecollectivecomics.com

BEST FARMERS MARKET First: Winter Park Farmers Market, cityofwinterpark.org Second: Orlando Farmers Market, orlandofarmersmarket.com Third: Winter Garden Farmers Market, wintergardenfarmersmarket. com

BEST FURNITURE STORE (NEW OR USED) First: IKEA, ikea.com Second: Adjectives Market, adjstyle. com Third: Washburn Imports, washburnimports.com

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Best Vintage or Used Clothing Store: Out of the Closet

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lthough it’s new to Orlando, Out of the Closet is a well-established thrift store chain, founded 30 years ago in Los Angeles. But you all showed big love to the store, even though the Orlando outpost has only been open since February — barely enough time to make it into the first round of write-in voting. Maybe that’s because Out of the Closet offers much, much more than simply used clothing and housewares. Part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Out of the Closet stores offer free rapid HIV testing as well as an AHF pharmacy, providing a convenient place for clients to pick up their medications. Even better, 96 cents of every dollar taken in at OTC goes toward providing HIV/AIDS care to those in need. Orlando has one of the highest infection rates in the country, and although the LGBT+ Center and the Hope & Help Center both also offer free testing, more options can only mean more opportunities to save lives. But in addition to the mission, it’s clear shoppers have taken to OTC’s assortment of men’s and women’s clothes, furniture, dishes, decor, books and albums. It would be easy to attribute the above-average selection to some stereotype of gay tastefulness, but the truth is that the store has been overwhelmed with donations, what with Goodwill and the Salvation Army both taking PR knocks in recent years. Whatever the reason, they’ve arrived with a bang. Welcome!

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GOODS +SERVICES BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE (USED OR NEW) First: Writer’s Block Bookstore, writersblockbookstore.com Second: Park Ave CDs, parkavecds. com Third: Friends of the Orange County Library System Library Bookstore at the Orlando Public Library, ocls.info

BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY First: Trulieve, trulieve.com Second: Fluent, getfluent.com Third: Curaleaf, curaleaf.com

BEST RECORD STORE First: Park Ave CDs, parkavecds. com Second: Rock & Roll Heaven, rockn-rollheaven.com Third: East West Music & More, facebook.com/eastwestrecordsusa

BEST SMOKE SHOP First: Kathmandu, facebook. com/kathmanduorlando Second: Proper Pipe, facebook. com/theproperpipe Third: Smokology, smokology.us

BEST VINTAGE OR USED CLOTHING STORE First: Out of the Closet, outofthecloset.org Second: The Lovely, thelovelyboutiquemarket.com Third: Avalon Exchange, avalonexchange.com

BEST WINE SHOP First: Total Wine, totalwine.com Second: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, abcfws.com Third: The Wine Room, thewineroomonline.com 84

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BEST DOGGY DAYCARE First: Miss Emily’s Bed & Biscuit, missemilysbedandbiscuit.com Second: Happy Paws Pet Resort, happypawsorlando.com Third: Ranger’s Pet Outpost and Retreat, rangerspetoutpost.com

BEST PET GROOMER First: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, woofgangbakery. com Second: Just 4 Dogs, just4dogs.com Third: All Creatures Pet Grooming, allcreaturespetgrooming.com

BEST PLACE TO ADOPT A PET First: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, petallianceorlando.org Second: Pet Rescue by Judy, petrescuebyjudy.com Third: Orange County Animal Services, orangecountyanimalservicesfl.net

BEST VETERINARIAN/ VETERINARY CLINIC First: Banfield Pet Hospital, banfield.com Second: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, petallianceorlando.org Third: Winter Park Veterinary Hospital, wpvet.com

BEST HAIR SALON First: Privé Salon, privesalonorlando.com Second: Stella Luca, stellaluca.com Third: Alchemy, alchemyorlando. com

BEST LOCAL BARBERSHOP First: Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, floydsbarbershop.com Second: Eleanor’s Barber Shop, eleanorsbarbershop.com Third: Classic Man Cuts, classicmancuts.com


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GOODS +SERVICES BEST MED SPA (BOTOX, LASER TREATMENTS, ETC.) First: VitaLounge, vitalounge. com Second: Winter Park Laser & AntiAging Center, winterparklaser.com Third: Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine, wymorelaser.com

BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN OR CLINIC First: Marijuana Doctor, marijuanadoctor.com Second: Doc MJ, docmj.com Third: Dr. Philip T. Hardy, legacyfm. com

BEST PIERCING STUDIO First: Habitual Ink Casselberry, facebook.com/habitualink Second: Orlando Tattoo Company, facebook.com/ orlandotattoocompany Third: Drift Piercing Studios, driftpiercing.com

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT First: Bethanne Baer, bearteam. com Second: Beth Hobart, bethhobart. com Third: Tal Busidan, orlandorealtors. org

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Best Way to Catch Some Air:

BEST ROOFER First: HD Roofing & Construction, hdroofers.com

Skating with WOW Rolling

Second: Janney Roofing, janneyroofing.com Third: APC Roofing, apcroofing.com

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s the days turned into weeks turned into months of working from home, some went quietly stir-crazy. Others, denied the gym time they counted on in the before times, were aching to stretch and sweat. Whatever the reasons, somehow skating — roller-, not -board, and on four (not inline) wheels — blew up from a cute trend to a national obsession. We watched Orlando seized by a rollbounce passion this past year, evidenced by endless Reels and TikToks of our friends progressing from wobbly gaits to full-on dancing on wheels. And a lot of them were doing it in custom skates from WOW (Wonder on Wheels) Rolling, the brainchild of Dorsa Vaziri. WOW Rolling offers an incredibly diverse and well-rounded assortment of products, services and mutual aid. (The “Guide to Orlando Roller Skating” doc in the @wowrolling Linktree is required reading.) Vaziri, an accomplished skater herself — understatement — can make you a pair of custom skates out of your favorite Vans, or fit your old pair out with fancy laces, toe stops, ankle straps and new wheels. She offers advice (wear kneepads!), she offers lessons, she organizes skate-togethers all over town. But really, like all the best entrepreneurs, she’s simply an evangelist. There’s no way you can look at her Instagram stories and not feel even a little itch to get out there yourself. Best news of all, after many, many pop-ups, WOW Rolling is about to have a little brick-andmortar home of its own where you can get Vaziri’s products, guidance, and high-octane enthusiasm all in one place.

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BEST SPA SERVICES (FACIALS, WAXING, NAILS, ETC.) First: SoDo Nails and Lash Bar, facebook.com/sodonl Second: The Salt Room, saltroomorlando.com Third: Pinkie Orlando, pinkieorlando. com

BEST TATTOO STUDIO First: Habitual Ink Casselberry, facebook.com/habitualink Second: Built 4 Speed Tattoo, instagram.com/built4speedtattoo Third: Lucky Horse Tattoo, instagram.com/luckyhorsetattoo

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Best Quarantine Companions: Houseplants

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hose who spent the long months of 2020/2021 locked down alone will forever be marked by it. Never before (or god willing, again) have we spent so much time in sheer, total solitude. It’s no wonder pet adoptions went through the roof. And if you couldn’t get a pet — forbidden by the landlord, allergies, whatever — the next best thing was a houseplant. Everybody knows that talking to them makes them grow, so you absolutely aren’t a cabin-fever-riddled, demented old 49er spinning conspiracy theories to your leafy, green pack mule … you’re a caring steward of your little green friends! (No, not that kind.) And luckily, there are plenty of outdoors spaces in Orlando at which to acquire a new quarantine crew: Both Leu Gardens and Mead Botanical Garden hold periodic plant sales; Apenberry’s (College Park) and Palmer’s (Audubon Park) place stock largely out in the open air; and East End Market’s Porch Therapy and Winter Park’s the Heavy have kinda indoors/kinda outdoors plant bays, making it feel almost totally safe to dart in for a Pilea peperomioides and a few cute, tiny succulents. (Almost pettable!)

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eth Kubersky has been covering Orlando theater and theme parks for Orlando Weekly for over 15 years. He has worked as an event producer, theatrical director, stage technician, and performer in Orlando, as well as writing top-selling attractions guidebooks including The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and After Disney: The Other Orlando. He lives in Orlando with his wife, Genevieve, and his cats Kipper and Sol.

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f 2020 was like a drop-tower ride descending directly into a dumpster fire, 2021 has been a boomerang coaster, careening from exhilarating highs to devastating lows and back again. The good news/bad news is that Orlando’s theme parks have rebounded from the eerily empty days after their initial reopenings to a summer season that has seen attendance levels approach their pre-pandemic peaks, only with the added pressure of chronic understaffing across the industry. Although the past year has seen more than its share of frustrations — first and foremost, the ongoing furlough of most Disney union performers — there were at least five moments at Orlando’s attractions that made 2021 an upgrade over its predecessor:

• The CDC urged Americans to dine al fresco instead of indoors, and Orlando’s resorts all capitalized on that advice with enhanced outdoor food festivals — which will, I hope, continue post-COVID. First Disney dilated its annual events to fill virtually the entire year, then SeaWorld expanded its seasonal calendar. Finally, Universal joined the fray with international Mardi Gras eats and a tribute store full of holiday treats. They all tasted like winners to me.

First we got used to wearing a face mask at all times in the theme parks; then we learned to put them on before entering a shop or queue. And then in the spring came that brief, glorious period when face masks weren’t mandatory and I could once again enjoy 3-D attractions without my glasses fogging over. Now we’re stumbling back to square one, thanks to vaccine hesitancy and the Delta variant, but it was wonderful while it lasted.

I’ve been on some of the biggest and baddest scream machines around the world, but nothing quite matches the quasi-religious experience of cresting the Jurassic World VelociCoaster’s signature top-hat and feeling your soul float out of your body

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as your butt is ejected from your seat. Nothing, that is, except the head-spinning “Mosasaurus roll” that comes moments later, making for the best finale in roller coaster history.

The long-term survival of Orlando’s major players was never in doubt, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised how smaller attractions along I-Drive like Icon Park have persevered and even prospered. The home of the Wheel added a Museum of Illusions and an arcade, and the world’s tallest slingshot and free-standing drop tower are currently rising. Best of all, cult filmmaker Kevin Smith brought Mooby’s to life at Tin Roof as a fan-servicing pop-up, and I ate it up.

Last January was a low point for our nation’s democracy and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, as the curtain fell on the Trump presidency with rumors that the venerable Hall of Presidents might close forever — or be invaded by Muppets. Fortunately for liberty’s sake (and Liberty Square), the only robot inaugurated this August was President Joe Biden’s audio-animatronic doppelgänger, who’s now reciting the oath of office every 30 minutes for snoozing tourists.

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SPORTS + RECREATION BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM First: UCF Knights Football, ucfknights.com Second: Orlando City Soccer Club, orlandocitysc.com Third: Orlando Pride, orlandocitysc. com/pride

BEST LOCAL PRO ATHLETE First: Alex Morgan, Orlando Pride, twitter.com/alexmorgan13 Second: Felicia Spencer, UFC, twitter.com/feenom479 Third: Ali Krieger, Orlando Pride, twitter.com/alikrieger

BEST THEME PARK First: Epcot, disneyworld.disney. go.com Second: Universal Studios, universalorlando.com Third: Universal Islands of Adventure, universalorlando.com PHOTO BY SETH KURBERSKY

BEST THEME PARK RIDE First: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, universalorlando.com Second: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, disneyworld.disney.go.com Third: Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, universalorlando.com

Best Theme Park Ride:

Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

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efore anyone even rode it, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure was already a sensation, if only for the long anticipation and the massively long waits to hop aboard. Unless you were hiding inside the Chamber of Secrets, you heard about the June 13, 2019, grand opening at Islands of Adventure’s then-nine-year old Harry Potter-themed area — the indoor/outdoor “story coaster,” which replaced the Dragon Challenge inverted roller coasters, made national news for the 600-minute-long line of fans that snaked all the way to the park’s entrance. So, could any theme park ride really be worth waiting half a day or more for? Readers have made it clear that this attraction is worth the wait. In 2020’s Best of Orlando Readers Poll, it knocked Avatar: Flight of Passage off its perch to take the top spot, and this year is no different. With a top speed of 50 miles per hour and no loops, Hagrid’s adventure isn’t so extreme that it will scare off tweens and grandparents, but don’t underestimate its twisty turns: With more launches than any coaster on earth and the longest track in Florida, it’s liberated more than a few lunches over its short lifetime. And beyond the thrills and spills, the ride is populated with detailed sets, Easter egg props and lifelike animatronics — all without a pair of 3-D glasses in sight.

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SPORTS + RECREATION BEST ATTRACTION THAT’S NOT A THEME PARK First: Gatorland, gatorland. com Second: Wekiwa Springs State Park, floridastateparks.org Third: Harry P. Leu Gardens, leugardens.org

BEST WATER PARK First: Volcano Bay, universalorlando.com Second: Aquatica, aquatica.com Third: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, disneyworld.disney.go.com

BEST BEACH First: New Smyrna Beach, visitnsbfl.com Second: Clearwater Beach, visitstpeteclearwater.com Third: Siesta Key, visitsarasota.com 98

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BEST BOWLING ALLEY First: Splitsville, splitsvillelanes.com Second: Aloma Bowl Winter Park, alomabowlingcenters.com/aloma Third: Boardwalk Bowl Orlando, alomabowlingcenters.com/ boardwalk

BEST CANOEING/ KAYAKING First: Wekiwa Springs State Park, floridastateparks.org Second: Wekiva Island, wekivaisland.com Third: Kings Landing (Rock Springs Run), floridastateparks.org

BEST CITY PARK First: Lake Eola Park, orlando. gov Second: Harry P. Leu Gardens, leugardens.org Third: Mead Botanical Garden, meadgarden.org


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SPORTS + RECREATION BEST GROUP FITNESS First: Hardcore Fitness, hardcorefitnessbootcamp.com Second: Orlando Power Yoga, orlandopoweryoga.com Third: All Fit Orlando, allfitorlando. com

BEST GYM First: Hardcore Fitness, hardcorefitnessbootcamp.com Second: The Jungle MMA & Fitness, jungleorlando.com Third: All Fit Orlando, allfitorlando. com

BEST PLACE TO BIKE First: West Orange Trail Second: Cady Way Trail Third: Seminole Wekiva Trail

BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR DOG TO PLAY First: Lake Baldwin Dog Park Second: Lake Eola Park Third: Dr. Phillips Dog Park

BEST SPRINGS First: Wekiwa Springs State Park, floridastateparks.org Second: Blue Springs State Park, floridastateparks.org Third: Rock Springs Run, floridastateparks.org

BEST YOGA STUDIO First: Orlando Power Yoga, orlandopoweryoga.com Second: Peaceful Peacock, peacefulpeacockorlando.com Third: Warrior One, wearewarriorone. com

Best 1-2-3: Sawyer Wreck

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rlando area wrestler Sawyer Wreck’s Twitter bio lists her occupations as both “professional wrestler” and “feminist kill joy,” and while we’d agree with most of that readily — we don’t dare disagree with anything she says, TBF — the killjoy descriptor may be false. There was something distinctly gratifying about watching her inflict punishment with everything but the kitchen sink on male opponent Dan Drennen during a (very) hardcore match at Mayhem on Mills’ comeback “Weird Science” show in February. Wreck stands at about 10 feet tall, we’re unscientifically guessing, and looks like a very distant relation of the Undertaker with her sinister demeanor and jet-black hair. The “Matriarch of Mayhem” has made a name for herself on the more outré, out-there end of the regional wrestling circuit, grappling for the aforementioned MOM, Gainesville’s gonzo Fest Wrestling, and even testing the grisly deathmatch waters in No Peace Underground. There’s nothing pretty or acrobatic about her style of wrestling. It reminds us of the raw physicality of Mad Maxine or Bruiser Brody — just domination through size and strength and a willingness to bend the rules. Next time she wrestles for Mayhem on Mills, you’re recommended not to miss it, because the big leagues are sure to notice her sooner rather than later.

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BEST ZIP LINE OR ROPES COURSE First: Screamin’ Gator Zipline, Gatorland, gatorland.com Second: Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, orlandotreetrek. com Third: Seminole Aerial Adventures, Central Florida Zoo, centralfloridazoo.org

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Best halted Revolving Door: New coach + new beginnings for the Orlando Magic

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he revolving door that is the Orlando Magic head coach position finally came to what we hope is a firm halt with the hiring of Jamahl Mosley in July. Mosley was lured away from the Dallas Mavericks, where he had served seven seasons as assistant coach, with the lure of running his own basketball program for the first time as the 15th head coach of the Magic. And the sporting world made clear the move was a slam dunk. “The Magic got it right,” trumpeted ESPN, and former colleagues and players showered similarly fulsome praise. Mosley is lauded as a communicator and a teacher, ideal for guiding the team out of a long funk. A couple of weeks later, the Magic made out like bandits during the NBA draft when Jalen Suggs fell into their laps after the Toronto Raptors made a surprising pick, and Wolverine Franz Wagner added even more young talent to the team. And last but not least, the team debuted Janis Timma, a tattooed giant and apparent supersized reincarnation of Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner, for Summer League play in August, and it’s an understatement to say that he impressed. “Magic Above All” may finally be accurate again.

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CRISTA HAYNES, ESQ. (SBN 278600), THE HAYNES LAW FIRM, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORP., 631-B West State Street, Redlands, California 92373, Phone (833) 526-5197, Facsimile (909) 287-3031, Email crista@cristahayneslaw.com, Attorney for Petitioners, Becki and Christopher Pearlman. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERANRDINO – FAMILY LAW DIVISION. BECKI PEARLMAN AND CHRISTOPHER PEARLMAN, Petitioner. v. SUZANNE SANBORN, Respondent. Case No.: GARPS2000224. PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER PURSUANT TO [CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE SEC. 7662; 7666(b)(3)]. Becki Pearlman and Christopher Pearlman, through their attorney of record, Crista M. Haynes, respectfully represents: 1. Petitioners are husband and wife. Suzanne Sanborn is the biological mother of the minor child, Minerva Celine Sanborn. Suzanne Sanborn’s husband is Brandon Schoolcraft. Minerva Celine Sanborn was born on 06/15/2019 in Orlando, Florida. 2. Petitioners are residents of the City of Running Springs, County of San Bernardino, State of California. 3. Petitioners, Becki Pearlman and Christopher Pearlman are simultaneously filing a request for adoption of Minerva Celine Sanborn in this Court. 4. On information and belief, the mother of the minor, Suzanne Denise Sanborn, signed a Surrogate Designation and Authorization form which designated Becki Pearlman and Christopher Pearlman as the Intended Parents/Commissioning

Couple having full parental rights and responsibilities for the minor child. Suzanne Sanborn further authorized the Intended Parents/ Commissioning Couple to consent to all medical care and treatment to include surgical decisions on behalf of the infant effective upon birth of the infant. This Designation and Authorization form was fully executed on 6/19/19 and was signed by Suzanne Sanborn and a witness at 12:38 p.m., and signed by Becki Pearlman, Christopher Pearlman, and a witness at 12:39 p.m. This Designation and Authorization form was signed at the hospital after the minor child was born. 5. In compliance with Family Code Section 7603 and 3140, a true and correct certified copy of Surrogate Designation and Authorization Form is attached hereto as Exhibit A. 6. The mother, Suzanne Denise Sanborn, freely, knowingly, and voluntarily executed the Surrogate Designation and Authorization form for termination of her parental rights to the minor child, Minerva Celine Sanborn. 7. Minerva Celine Sanborn should remain in the custody and care of Becki Pearlmanand Christopher Pearlman as her legal guardians. WHEREFORE, Petitioners pray that the court enter its order terminating the parental rights of Suzanne Sanborn and Brandon Schoolcraft of the above-named minor child. Dated: 8/3/2021. /s/ CRISTA M. HAYNES, Attorney for Petitioners. VERIFICATION I, Becki Pearlman, declare as follows: I am a petitioner in the above action to Terminate Parental Rights of the Alleged Mother and Father. I have read the foregoing Petitioner to Terminate Parental Rights of the Alleged Mother and Father and know the contents thereof. The same is true of my own knowledge, except as to those stated on information and belief, and as to those matters, I believe them to be true. If called to testify as a witness in regard thereto, I could and would competently do so. Signed on 8/4 in Running Springs California /s/ Becki Pearlman. VERIFICATION I, Christopher Pearlman, declare as follows: I am a petitioner in the above action to Terminate Parental Rights of the Alleged Mother and Father. I have read the foregoing Petitioner to Terminate Parental Rights of the Alleged Mother and Father and know the contents thereof. The same is true of my own knowledge, except as to those stated on information and belief, and as to those matters, I believe them to be true. If called to testify as a witness in regard thereto, I could and would competently do so. Signed on 8/4/2021 in Running Springs, California. /s/ Christopher Pearlman. CITATION -FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL. Case No. FFCSS2100020. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA To Suzanne Sanborn and Brandon Schoolcraft and to all persons claiming to be the father or mother of minor person{s) named Minerva Celine Sanborn By order of this Court you are hereby cited

Where ALL GUYS come together Visit www.squirt.org today to join the action and advised that you may appear before the Judge Presiding In Department 549, 351 North Arrowheard Avenue San Bernadino CA 92415. 6/30/2021 at 8:30am of that day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why said person should not be declared free from the control of her parents according to the petition on file herein. If the Court finds that the interest of the mlnor requires her protection the Court shall appolnt counsel to represent the mlnor. Such counsel shall be appointed whether or not the mlnor is able to afford counsel. If you appear without counsel and are unable to afford counsel, the Court shall appolnt counsel for you If you request appointed counsel. The purpose of this action, to free the minor from the custody of her parents, Is to permit the adoption of said minor to a suitable adopting parent. The Court may continue these proceedlngs not to exceed thirty (30) days, as necessary to appoint counsel and enable counsel to become familiar with these proceedings. Given under my hand and seal of the Superior Court of the County of San Bernadino, State of California, this 22nd day of April, 2021. Clerk, by /s/ Vanessa Estrada, Deputy. (seal) Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below​​at the property indicated: September 10,2021 at the times and location listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following:

12PM Extra Space Storage​​1101 Marshall Farms RD,​​Ocoee, FL 34761 (407) 516 7221 Emmy Bazile - Furniture, Appliances, Johnny Taylor - Furniture. The auction will be listed and advertised on www. storagetreasures.com​ P ​ urchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above​​reference facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind​​ any purchase up until the winning​​ bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Store 1334: 5603 Metrowest Blvd, Orlando, FL 32811, 407.516.7751 on 09.10.21 @ 11:00 am. Jeffrey Bumgarner household goods; Meghan Castro bed, table; Alisha White furniture, boxes, sofa, chair; Demond Jefferson shoes, clothes; Andre Ashley household goods; Joe Scott household goods; Reonee Haynes king bed, queen bed, sofa, 3 tvs, kitchenware, living room set, clothes; Talia Townsel Bed, mattress, bed frame, couch, entertainment center, Tv stand, TV, washer, dryer; Chama Potter work items. Store 7590: 7360 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, 407.634.4449 on 09.10.21 @ 12:30pm. Joel Delvarice Small appliances, television, clothing, books, etc. Store 8841: 9847

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Legal, Public Notices Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below on September 3, 2021 at the location indicated: Store 1631, 5753 Hoffner Ave, Orlando, FL 32822 (407) 212-5890 @ 11:30 AM, Richard Coleman, household goods Store 7057: 13597 S Orange Ave, orlando, florida 32824 @ 11:45 AM, Jonathan Steve Lucas:exercise equipment, couch,bed frame. Dexter Hughes:3suitcases, 3 boxes. Store 7107: 6174 S Goldenrod Rd, Orlando FL 32822 @ 12 PM, Jason Taliaferro household items, Blonide Jonathas household items. Store 7155 : 1305 Crawford Ave, St. Cloud, FL, 34769 @ 1:00Pm: Marcos Ventura furniture, washer, dryer, household items. Jorge Mojica van seat. Store 8612: 1150 Brand Ln Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 414-5303 @1:30PM Harold Garcia household goods, Erik Gonzalez household goods, personal items, Ruth Ahumada household goods, personal items. Store 8753: 540 Cypress Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34759 863-2400879 @ 1:45 P.M, Steven Moreno furniture, Martina Oliveira boxes, Rhiannon Pagan boxes & clothes, Coraliz Diaz bins. Store 8931: 3280 Vineland Rd Kissimmee, FL 34746 (407) 720-7424 @2:15 PM, Kim Box household goods, Dawn Corbeil toys, household goods, Johnnie Berrios JR washer, box. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: September 10, 2021, at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 12:00PM Extra Space Storage 11920 W Colonial Dr Ste 10, Ocoee FL 34761, 407-794-6970. Brian Hall- restaurant equipment. Esther Pitt- Kayaks, household items. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging

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to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 1001 Lee Road Orlando, FL 32810 (407) 489-3742, September 10th 2021 @12:00 PM: Latasha RansomHousehold Goods. Grisel GarciaHousehold Goods, and Paul WhitePower Tools and Car Rims. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: September 10th, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 12:00 PM Extra Space Storage 831 N. Park Avenue Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 450-0345.450-0345. Wyatt Howard-household goods.Courtney N Wheeler-household goods. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 1420 North Orange Blossom Trail Orlando FL, 32804 (407) 312- 8736, on 9/10/2021 @ 12:00PM: Marka Mccoy- China Cabinet, Chairs and table. Carlos Matos- luggage, radio, toolkit, clothes. Shannon Outler- clothing rack, boxes, bags, totes. James Maitre- bags, boxes, chair, shoes.The auction will be listed and advertised on www. storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Sept 10, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 2:30PM Extra Space Storage 342 Woodland Lake Dr Orlando FL 32828, 3218004793: Astar Sherrod- Home goods Extra Space Storage

will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Sept 10, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 12:00PM Extra Space Storage 11071 University Blvd, Orlando FL 32817, 3213204055: Leslie Magana- Home goods Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Sept 10, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 1:30PM Extra Space Storage 10959 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando FL 32825, 4075020120: Ruth NorgaisseHome goods Joshua Switon-Home goods Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Sept 10, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 12:00PM Extra Space Storage 12709 E Colonial Dr, Orlando FL 32826, 4076343990: Maria De Los Angles Martinez Ayala-Home goods Giovanni Viven-Home goods Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: Sept 10, 2021 at the times and locations listed below. The personal goods stored therein by the following: 1:00PM Extra Space Storage 11971 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando FL 32825, 4075167913: Stephanie Ortiz Rivera-Home goods Yamaris CruzHome goods Basil Mohun-Home goods Amber Cowart-Home goods Joseph Theny-Home goods Jade Kelly-Home goods. The auction will be listed and advertised on www. storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA. JUVENILE DIVISION: 03/ CRANER. WESTGATE SERVICE CENTER CASE NO.: DP19544 IN THE INTEREST OF MINOR CHILD: C.H. DOB: 10/05/2015. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Angela Hohm (Address Unknown) A Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the abovereferenced child. You are hereby commanded to appear before Honorable Judge A. James Craner on October 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION

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OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TRIAL. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. This hearing will be held telephonically on the above date and time by calling 407- 8365646 and entering conference code 517180# FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THESE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 5th day of August, 2021. This summons has been issued at the request of: Jennifer McCarthy, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0086793, Children’s Legal Services jennifer. mccarthy@myflfamilies.com By: /s/ CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA. JUVENILE DIVISION: 03/ CRANER. WESTGATE SERVICE CENTER CASE NO.: DP19590 IN THE INTEREST OF MINOR CHILD: L.H. DOB: 10/19/2019. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Lauren Huttel (Address Unknown) A Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the abovereferenced child. You are hereby commanded to appear before Honorable Judge A. James Craner on September 23, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TRIAL. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. This hearing will be held telephonically on the above date and time by calling 407- 8365646 and entering conference code 517180# FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THESE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 5th day of August, 2021. This summons has been issued at the request of: Jennifer McCarthy, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0086793, Children’s Legal Services jennifer. mccarthy@myflfamilies.com By: /s/ CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION: 07/HIGBEE CASE NO:

DP 19-289 IN THE INTEREST OF MINOR CHILD: A.J. DOB: 08/22/2006. NOTICE OF ACTION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS STATE OF FLORIDA. TO: FELICIA JACKSON, ADDRESS UNKNOWN. WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child. You are hereby commanded to appear before Circuit Judge Heather Higbee on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 13th day of August, 2021. This summons has been issued at the request of: Samar Sultan, Esquire, Florida Bar No.: 0289847, samar. sultan@myflfamilies.com CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION: 07/ HIGBEE. CASE NO.: DP19-472. IN THE INTEREST OF MINOR CHILD: C.W. DOB: 04/17/2020. NOTICE OF ACTION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING STATE OF FLORIDA. To: MICHELLE WEST, Address Unknown. WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this Court regarding the above-referenced child, a copy of which is on file with the clerk; you are hereby commanded to appear before Judge Heather Higbee, on October 21st, 2021 at 9:30am. via zoom for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS THE HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA the following two ways: There are two ways to participate: 1. You may connect via ZOOM hearing with the following URL and Meeting ID: Zoom Hearing Direct URL: https://zoom.us/ my/judgeheatherhigbee 2. If you do not have video capability you may use the following information to call in: Call in phone number 1-301-7158592 and enter Meeting ID: 516 282 7605, followed by the # sign. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES A CONSTRUCTIVE CONSENT TO THE TPR PETITON OF THE CHILD(REN) AND COULD RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD(REN). IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR YOU MAY BE HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT “Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes.” WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 19th day of August, 2021. This summons has been issued at the request of: Jemma A. Takx, Esquire FB#1028760 Jemma.Takx@ myflfamilies.com. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/ Deputy Clerk (Court Seal). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA DIVISION: 41 CASE NO. 2020-DP-07 IN THE INTEREST OF J. Q. R. DOB: 10/26/2013 Minor Child. NOTICE OF ACTION AND OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS STATE OF FLORIDA TO: VINCENZO FORTUNATO (unknown address) A Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the abovereferenced child(ren); you are to appear before Judge Laura Shaffer, on September 27th , 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Osceola County Courthouse at 2 Courthouse Square, Courtroom 4C, Kissimmee, FL 34741, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY / ADJUDICATORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN WHOSE INITIALS APPEAR ABOVE. “Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes.” DISABILITIES NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Court Administration, Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Square, Suite 6300, Kissimmee, Florida, (407) 742-2417, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand as the Clerk of said Court and the Seal, this 2nd day of August, 2021. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Court Seal)


By: /s/ Deputy Clerk. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA DIVISION: 41 CASE NO.: CASE NO. 21DP-07. IN THE INTEREST OF: M. J. H. H., DOB: 01/18/2021, Minor child. NOTICE OF ACTION AND OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. STATE OF FLORIDA. TO: CHRISTOPHER COOKE, Unknown Address. A Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child; you are to appear before Judge Laura Shaffer, on September 28th, 2021,at 9:45 a.m. at the Osceola County Courthouse at 2 Courthouse Square, Courtroom 4C, Kissimmee, FL 34741, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and time specified. If you cannot enter the courthouse due to the pandemic, use the conference call information: Dial (407)-205-0551, Conference Code # 880146. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD WHOSE INITIALS APPEAR ABOVE. “Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes.” DISABILITIES NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Court Administration, Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Square, Suite 6300, Kissimmee, Florida, (407) 742-2417, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand as the Clerk of said Court and the Seal, this 11th day of August, 2021. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Court Seal) By: /s/ Deputy Clerk. LOST OR ABANDONED PROPERTY FOUND OR RECOVERED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA. PROPERTY NOT CLAIMED WILL EITHER BE SURRENDERED TO THE FINDERS OR RETAINED FOR USE BY THE DEPARTMENT. PICTURE IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. August 2021 DESCRIPTION, FOUND PROP-

ERTY: Money 5200 Millenia Blvd Money 9400 Block of Jeff Fuqua Money 4600 Block of Cason Cove Dr Money Yucatan Dr/ Lake Underhill Rd Money 2500 General Rees Ave Money S Orange Ave/ E Central Blvd Money 7400 Block of Augusta Natl Dr Bicycle 8800 Block of Great Sound Dr Bicycle 2800 Block of W Arlington St Bicycle 1300 Block of Spring Lake Dr Electronic 2900 Block of S Semoran Blvd Crate and Electronics 3500 Block of S Orange Ave Cellphone 100 Block of W Washington St Cellphone 2700 Block of E Colonial Dr Watch 9400 Block of Jeff Fuqua Blvd Cellphone Universal Blvd/ Hollywood Way Electronic 100 Block of E Jackson St Bag with cellphone and Electronics 9700 Block of Jeff Fuqua Blvd Cellphone 4800 Block of Silver Star Rd FOR INFO CALL (407) 246-2445, MONDAY – THRU FRIDAY, 9:00 AM TILL 4:00PM Notice Is Hereby Given that Penney OpCo LLC, 310 Towne Ctr Cir, Sanford, FL 32771, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Penney OpCo Styling Salon #0718, with its principal place of business in the State of Florida in the County of Seminole, has filed an Application for Registration of Fictitious Name with the Florida Department of State. NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, Edgard Joel Custodio, of 1887 veterans drive, Kindred, FL 34744 in the county of Osceola, pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, is hereby advertising the following fictitious name: J & J Landscaping It is the intent of the undersigned to register “J & J Landscaping” with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. Dated: 8/17/2021 Notice of Public Auction for monies due on storage units located at U-Haul company facilities. Storage locations are listed below. All goods are household contents or miscellaneous and recovered goods. All auctions are hold to satisfy owner’s lien for rent and fees in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self-Storage Act, Sections 83.806 and 83.807. The auction will start at 8:00 a.m. on September 9, 2021 and will continue

until all locations are done. U-Haul Moving and Storage of Apopka, 1221 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, Fl 32703; 1286 Willie Brown Jr $700.70, 1376 Leon Wiley $646.20, 1141 David Potts $798.40, 1169 Esmeralda Levine $929.80, 1293 Ginni Estrada $1042.28, 1211 Santiago Nieva $546.05, Curtis Cross $927.75, 1175 Chartiara Mackroy $779.40 U-Haul Moving and Storage of Altamonte Springs, 598 West Highway 436, Altamone Springs, FL 32714; C119 Eugene Wissick $867.88, D103 Damion Johnson $1817.78, E111 Michael Fakir $1016.13, C131 Sean Morrow $878.40, C144 Marlon Daughtry $1219.24, D105 Damion Johnson $2017.78, B110 Danayile Bueckhanon $1655.48, B127 Jermekia Brock $1552.21 U-Haul Moving and Storage at Semoran Blvd, 2055 State Rd 436, Winter Park, Fl 32792; 2098 Rose Sciortino $785.41, 1166 Claudine Vipperman $1371.62, 2152 Danelle Shaub $1070.42, 1450 Alexander Kokolis $532.32, 2158-60 Mike Rosas $1418.40, 1163 Claudine Vipperman $1283.04, 1083 Lenora Grice-Whiteside $681.32, 1691 Barbara Martin $390.32, 2474 Marshall Umsted $869.93, 1252 Benaiah Cox $505.80, 1108 Heidi Riesel $860.30, 1359 Mystery Room $825.15, 1185 Derrick Jackson $686.84, 2518 Amina Stevenson $443.08, 1074 Dawson Cable $825.15, 1402 Rebecca Puhr $457.82, 1062 Taylor Jones $612.25, 1115 Briel Morival $681.52, 2196 Justin Cox $1075.45, 1034 Timothy Jordan $896.10, 1603 Adelaida De Jesus $532.32, 1204 Casey Power $562.47, 1028 Karen Blair $652.00, 1456 Samantha Montacano $463.14 U-Haul Moving and Storage of Longwood, 650 N Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, FL 32750; B083-84 Rudolfo Quiroga $736.67, E036 Artis Thomas $464.40, A081 Frank Engel $670.52, C044 Roofing R Us Systems Inc $873.17, E029 Lazaro Frontela $1088.46, E061 Tyrese Stevenson $505.80, C002 Traci Washington $1653.11, E011 Isiah George $452.50 U-Haul Moving and Storage at Lake Mary Blvd, 3851 S Orlando Drive, Sanford, Fl 32773; 1700 Marhsha Washington $495.02, 1409 William Elliott $1011.49, 2022 Crystal Scott $427.00, 1214 Miriam Caicedo $356.68, 1521 Jumika Ann Kozat Robinson $878.42, 2700 Shenica Daniels $558.87, 1221 Robert Juliano $745.35, 1422 Roland Sattler $1778.36, 5088 Deborah Williams $697.48, 2561 Gerald Ransom $502.50, 2215 Emma L Jackson $1197.90, 2738 Latasha Briscoe $763.60, 1130 Riddick Bowe $707.48, 5028 William Elliott $1071.92, 1720 Christopher Dupont $633.36, 1771 Frederick Harris $633.36, 2322 Charissa Johns $1197.90, 1158 Robert Bookman $1453.37, 1276 Janet Schrand $425.85, 1452 Sherry Weber $672.53, 1530 Denise Green $1050.50, 1527 Julie Magnus $878.42, 2416 James

Bradford $564.19, 1301 Patrick Sneed $1337.63, 1294 John Todd $465.60, 1470 Loren Lacy $801.08, 1754 Jessie Doering $335.40, 1553 Octavia Walker $702.53, 1404 Angel Brown $1011.49, 2336 Jennifer Gray $1312.15, 1522 Moncia Hamilton $676.20, 1513 Sean Davis $785.10, 1488 Deborah Williams $356.68, 2044 Cristal Leon $601.50, 2087 Carina Ortiz $439.00, 1073 Valerie Zambrana $697.48, 1254 Richard Wentworth $633.36 U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sanford, 3101 S Orlando Drive, Sanford, FL 32773; 0172 James Taylor $731.85, 1068 Leroy Sobers $638.85, 0156 Aneka Mitchell $731.85 U-Haul Moving and Storage of Sanford on Rinehart Road, 1811 Rinehart Road, Sanford, Fl 32771; 4047 Eric Rawlins $1699.21, 4197 Reuben Davis $516.28, 1071 Katrina Doe $1426.96, 3043 Adam Broome $814.48, 3087 Mohammed Hossain $484.48, 3088 Linda Jones $1013.75, 1026 Lauren Wright $825.15, 3001 Gabrial Morles $622.80, 3024 Danielle Washington $585.60, 2102 Danielle Washington $1189.32. NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION FOR MONIES DUE ON STORAGE LOCKERS LOCATED AT UHAUL COMPANY FACILITIES. STORAGE LOCATIONS AND TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW. ALL GOODS SOLD ARE HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS, MISCELLANEOUS OR RECOVERED GOODS. ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD TO SATISFY OWNER’S LIEN FOR RENT AND FEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTES, SELF STORAGE ACT, SECTIONS 83.806 AND 83.807, STARTS AT 9:30am and RUNS CONTINUOUSLY. U-Haul Ctr of Clermont - 13650 Granville Ave, Clermont, FL 34711 09/07/2021: 2017 Jayro Sanchez,2210 Nyota Ntivu-Bisimwa,2222 Darell Brooks,3072 Leanne Parker,3070 Leanne Parker,3157 Mystery Unit,1177 Robbie Garner,1050 James Stephens,2074 Delmar Newby Jr.,1069 Michelle Rice,3013 Tamika Ward,3002 Danny Diaz. UHaul of Ocoee - 11410 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761 09/07/2021: 2356 Edythe Henry,2212 Peaches Bryant,1611 Nina Gadson,1502-06 Ilana Foglia,1555 Chris Bentley,1508 Ilana Foglia,1543 Dakwane Booker,1002 Adriana Farias,1522 Ilana Foglia,2348 Lydia Ruiz,2604 Shawn Davis,1511 Enrique Santiago,2462 Kendra Branch,1550 James Brunck,1612 Ruben Kelly,2221 Miguel Hernandez,1629 Shawn Govan,1601 Nina Gadson,1643 Heraldo Haynes. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that Mindful Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the following times and

locations: September 8th, 2021 9:30am Mindful Storage facility: 900 Cypress Pkwy. Kissimmee, FL 34759 (321) 732-6032 The personal goods stored therein by the following: #1096-Households, #1093- Boxes, #2087-Business Goods, #2095-Households, #K221Households, #2235- Furniture, #1092-Furniture, #2143-Households. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Mindful Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NEW GENERATION TOWING AND RECOVERY, LLC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on the following dates, 08:00 am at 10850 COSMONAUT BLVD ORLANDO, FL 32824, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. NEW GENERATION TOWING AND RECOVERY, LLC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 4A32B2FF3CE016840 2012 MITSUBISHI LPRSA20A63A204921 2003 YAMAHA

Notice of Public Sale: Pursuant to F.S. 713.78 on September 10, 2021 at 9:00 am, Riker’s Roadside Of Central Florida, INC, 630 E Landstreet Rd, Orlando, FL 32824, will sell the following vehicles and/or vessels. Seller reserves the right to bid. Sold as is, no warranty. Seller guarantees no title, terms cash. Seller reserves the right to refuse any or all bids; 1FMFU17L43LA90305 2003 FORD 1FTYR1ZM2GKB19851 2016 FORD 1GNER23DX9S109970 2009 CHEVROLET 1HGCT1B30EA009365 2014 HONDA 1JJV532D3LL189388 2020 WANCO, INC 1JJV532W55L896528 2005 WABASH 1N4AL3AP7EC101654 2014 NISSAN 3GKALPEX3LL112751 2020 GENERAL MOTORS CORP 5YJ3E1EA9MF919346 2021 TESL JM1BL1SF0A1149009 2010 MAZDA JM1CR2WL4A0375035 2010 MAZDA JN1FV7EL4HM700442 2017 INFINITI JTDEPMAE6MJ149449 2021 TOYOTA JTHGZ1B2XM5041042 2021 LEXUS KL7CJLSB0FB174641 2015 CHEVROLET KNAFE121285540520 2008 KIA MD2JPJ407KC209702 2019 KTM WBAVB33516KS35476 2006 BMW WVWFV7AJ2BW105537 2011 VOLKSWAGEN.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NEW GENERATION TOWING AND RECOVERY, LLC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on the following dates, 08:00 am at 2603 OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY KISSIMMEE, FL 34744, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. NEW GENERATION TOWING AND RECOVERY, LLC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 1B7HC16X8WS734063 1998 DODGE KMHD84LF4HU406512 2017 HYUNDAI SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 1GNDT13S772157316 2007 CHEVROLET. Notice of Public Sale: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on www.storagetreasures. com ending on September 10, 2021 at 11:00 am for units located at: Compass Self Storage, 14120 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Compass Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes and appliances. #1115 –Dennis Hampton #1316 –Shane Staley #1344 –John Wills Tile, Inc. A.K.A.John Wills #1604 –Matthew Reinert #1605 –Merve Tuysuz #1811 –Jeremy Sharritt #2214 –Rasheed Burrell #2333 –Dennis Hampton.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ADAM AYED ENTERPRISES LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 9/10/2021, 09:00 am at 9712 RECYCLE CENTER RD ORLANDO, FL 328248146, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ADAM AYED ENTERPRISES LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G8ZG5289VZ263913 1997 SATURN WBAPH7C5XBA801360 2011 BMW

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Preston’s Towing. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on the following dates, 07:00 am 605 E Donegan Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34744, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Vehicles will be sold as is, no warranty. Seller reserves the right to refuse any bid. Terms of bids are cash only. Buyer must have funds on hand at time of sale: 9/16/2021 1HGCM56834A040389 2004 HOND 1GCDG15Z2SF157152 1995 CHEV 1FTYR10D64PA98725 2004 FORD L37MMGFV2LZ060242 2020 DAIX JM1FE173X80215110 2008 MAZD KNDJD733245226525 2004 KIA 2HGFA168X6H501803 2006 HOND 1FMYU011X1KE71377 2001 FORD YV1AS982971017130 2007 VOLV 2T1BR32E95C322853 2005 TOYT KM8SB12B83U407354 2003 HYUN 2HGFG12628H565839 2008 HOND 1FTRF12216NA16360 2006 FORD.

Billing Coordinator- to prepare invoices; generate expense reports; resolve billing & CC issues; generate billing reports; coordinate inventory & make necessary purchases according to budget; maintain vendors files; complete & submit timesheets to the accountant. Req: high school/GED & 36 mo exp. as a billing coordinator Resumes to: Kingdom Foods Solutions LLC. at 5632 International Dr, Orlando FL 32819.

NOTICE OF SALE Vehicles will be sold as is, no warranty. Seller reserves the right to refuse any bid. Terms of bids are cash only. Buyer must have funds on hand at time of sale: 2006 Volvo VIN# YV1RS59X62533368 2006 Chrysler VIN# 2C3KA53G16H515707 2001 Nissan VIN# 1N4DL01A81C153330 2010 Ford VIN# 1FAHP3FN8AW131085 2005 Nissan VIN# 1N4AL11D35N900099 1999 Chrysler VIN# 3C3EL45HXXT562475 To be sold at auction at 8:00 am. on September 15, 2021 at 7301 Gardner Street, Winter Park, FL. 32792 Constellation Towing & Recovery LLC

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST: Gather information to determine potential sales of the law firm’s services for Spanish, German, and Italian speakers; plan marketing campaign; gather information on competitors prices and methods of marketing; employee search marketing tactics to develop recommendations to increase search engine ranking and visibility to target markets; prepare reports of findings; collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs; conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies; devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data; measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising and communication programs and strategies to target Spanish, German, and Italian speakers. REQS: Must have at least 3 years of experience in the job duties or 3 years of marketing experience. Must have knowledge of Spanish, German, and Italian. Mail resume, Attn: Merrell Bailey, Your Caring Law Firm PLC, 610 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751. Route Coordinator for Connect Services USA, Orlando, FL to coord. empls. & contr. For home/comm. proj. over est. routes or within an est. territory; neg. & mng. contr. for work routes to be eff. & time sav.; Work w/ splr., h/ware sto. to en. orders & mtls. are rcvd. at the work site; Req. 1 yr. exp. in transportation. F/T resume @ 3241 Preserve Drive, Orlando, FL 32824.

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