Events
Sarah Palin in Orlando - November 24, 2009
Sarah Palin supporters began lining up at the Barnes and Noble at Colonel Drive and Bumby around 8 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd. By 6 a.m., November 24th  there were about 400 people in a line that completely circled the building and finally had to be r ... Read more
Events
Glenn Beck - November 20, 2009
ABOVE: Glenn Beck - New York Times best selling author, radio talk show host and Fox News television host was at the Barnes and Noble at Colonial Plaza in Orlando on Thursday 4 December 2008. A bookstore staff member said she would take my picture while G ... Read more
Places
Library's Branches Spreading Eastward
Library Branches Spreading East For years, east Orange County residents have asked for a larger library and a more convenient location. Now, the Orange County Library System plans to deliver on both requests at two new libraries. Library officials hav ... Read more
Places
Ronnie's Restaurant
As remembered by L. O'Connor, age 55 January 21, 2009. Ronnie's Restaurant How enjoyable it was to visit this unique establishment near Colonial Plaza in the 60's and 70's.  The design and decor was a throwback to the 50's.  There was a restaurant on ... Read more
Events
Glenn Beck in Orlando - 2008!
ABOVE: Television personality, talk show host, New York Times best selling author and all around good guy - Glenn Beck was in Orlando on Thursday, December 4, 2008. I stood in line for 2 1/2 hours with over a thousand other great people waiting to have a ... Read more
Places
Infinite Mushroom - Colonial Plaza
The Infinite Mushroom at Colonial Plaza During the 1960's and 1970's the Infinite Mushroom was where you went for concert tickets, black light posters and apparently unbeknownst to me (I was rather naive at the time) various paraphernalia used by "Hippie ... Read more
Places
Ronnie's Restaurant
Ronnie's Restaurant Newcomers to Orlando keep hearing about this fabulous place, Ronnie's.  Tell us more about it - why was it your favorite place to go? What was the best thing on the menu? ABOVE: Menu cover circa 1994, Ronnies Restaurant at Colonia ... Read more