Saint James Cathedral: a Legacy of Community Building
In 1978 downtown Orlando consisted of empty storefronts and an economic recession darkened the nation. It was at this critical point in the history of Orlando that Father David Page of St. James Cathedral envisioned expanding the church at the...
Alyce Blau Shames
Alyce and her family moved to College Park in 1949 when her husband brought a dry cleaning business to the community.  When her three daughters were old enough Alyce went back to work as a librarian, first with Seminole County...
Carl Langford
By Mark Schlueb, Orlando Sentinel7:19 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2011Carl Langford, the city's longest-serving mayor, was laid to rest Thursday surrounded by titans of old Orlando who remembered him as a man who loved his family, his city — and...
Elie Wiesel, Helen Greenspun, and Pauline Korman
Photo of Elie Wiesel with Holocaust survivor Helen Greenspun and her daughter, Pauline Korman, Executive Director of the  Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida at the Annual Dinner of Tribute in Orlando. Elie Wiesel  and...
College Park, circa 1950
Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes College Park home at the corner of 3 East Winter Park Avenue and Depauw, circa 1950.Granddaughter Betty Wheeler recalls the beautiful camphor tree in front of her grandparents home and notes the home came...
Saint James Cathedral Celebrates 125 Years of Orlando History
St. James Cathedral celebrates 125 years in downtown Orlando with a reunion this weekend of priests, religious and parishioners. The church continues its service to the community with a St. Vincent De Paul stewardship drive for the needy in our...
Hamburgers in Hog's Heaven
Reflections on how amazing it is to live in the United States from Dublin born Father John McCormick, Rector of Saint James Catholic Cathedral in downtown Orlando. In this excerpt from an oral history interview at Panera Bread on Eola...
Kris Woodson
Interview with Kris Woodson - Life in Orlando Interview with Kris Woodson -  Working at OCLS  Kris Woodson  (far left) at Library Central grand opening. Kris Woodson - Back Row, second from left with the Community Relations staff. Kris Woodson with Scully visits
Interview with Kris Woodson
Shane Roopnarine interviews Kris Woodson about working for the Orange County Library System and her life in Orlando. Kris describes the different jobs she has held over the years and the memorable people she has met, including a famous author....
Charlie French, Aeronautical Engineer
Charlie French worked 36 years for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) and served on the following projects before retiring in 1985.  Listen to the audio interview with Charlie French· XB-51 - An airplane far ahead of its time. Three engines;...
Betty Hurd Cramer
Betty Hurd Cramer and her family moved to central Florida in 1951.  Her husand  (William P. Hurd) found employment as an accountant and became Orlando General Hospital's first administrator before his tragic death in 1963.  Betty bought the neig...
STS-135: The Final Mission of Atlantis
The final launch of the Atlantis orbiter and the final mission of the space shuttle program took place on 8 July 2011 at 11:26 a.m. Through the efforts of Congressman John Mica, our family was able to view the launch...