The Open Air School
The life story of education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach and the legacy of The Open Air School, as told by her daughter Irma Scudder Achenbach.The Open Air School was the first private school in Orlando. My mother said that she had to go around and wh ... Read more
Edgewater High School, Class of '58
CJ and Sandy walked to Edgewater High School together in the 1950s when Sandy lived on Elizabeth Street. Albert's Drugs was the after school hangout which was not far from Palm Terrace Beauty Salon, Sandy's mom's shop, on Edgewater Drive. The Bell Twins, ... Read more
First Fridays with Hot Chocolate & Donuts
For many who grew up in Orlando, the memory of walking down Robinson Street for First Friday Mass at Saint James Cathedral is a special school memory.  After church the kids had hot chocolate and donuts for breakfast in the St. James School cafete ... Read more
Interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck
10-21-09 interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck, long time employees of the Orange County Library System. The two discuss the history of the library and the ever changing face of Central Florida.Part one:  Growing up and schoolPart two: Early ... Read more