Oral History Interview with Senior Business Analyst Harry Bryant
The goal, what I feel comfortable about now, is that we have the skill set and the documentation and presentation to show and preserve the culture of the historic Callahan area. It's going to take some time, but the good thing about it is that we can get ... Read more
City of Orlando Director of Urban Development Walter G. Hawkins Presents at Orlando Remembered for Black History Month, February 2023
Walter G. Hawkins is the Director of Urban Development for the City of Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency. He has served the City of Orlando for almost 30 years. He is responsible for overseeing the revitalization of the Parramore District a ... Read more
Oral History Interview with Senator Toni Jennings
Toni Jennings is the Chairman of the Board for Jack Jennings & Sons, an Orlando based commercial construction firm recognized for national industry awards and outstanding projects throughout Central Florida. Senator Toni Jennings, an Orlando native kn ... Read more
Oral History Interview with Library Director & CEO Mary Anne Hodel
All of the things in our society that are changing so very rapidly. How do we harness ourselves to those trends, and provide services that customers in our community would want, and need, and benefit from?  That’s very critical that the library meet a ... Read more
Linda Chapin: The Early Years
I always thought of myself as a Florida girl. Even though we lived in Little Rock and Kankakee and St. Louis and Connecticut and Detroit, during all those years the only place that was stable was here, in Orlando. My grandfather was in the auto business a ... Read more
The Pine Castle Woman's Club Fifth Grade Essay Contest Winners for 2020
The First Place Essay written by Miss Myla Evans of Blankner School of Innovation. I joined Girl Scouts about a year ago. My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is it's all about learning to be a successful woman of the future. Some people think it's all ... Read more
Oral History Interview with The Honorable Linda Chapin, Part I of II
The Honorable Linda Chapin served as the first elected Mayor of Orange County, Florida, from 1990-1998. Her accomplishments in public office include the construction of the nation’s second-largest convention center, a new Orange County Courthouse, the ... Read more
Florida Leaders Ron Blocker and Tom Tart at the Library
Florida leaders Tom Tart and Ron Blocker celebrate Library Snapshot Day 2014 at the Orlando Public Library. Thomas Tart, is the retired vice president of the Orlando Utilities Commission and was selected for the University of Florida's Lifetime Achiev ... Read more