2017 Indie FolkFest at the Mennello


We are excited to announce the Third Annual Indie-FolkFest at the Mennello
Museum of American Art. Last year’s festival drew thousands of festival-goers in celebration of local Florida music, artists, food and community.

The 2017 Festival promises to be the biggest yet. Join us again as we showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent in the beautiful lakeside sculpture garden of the Mennello Museum. This family-friendly, pet friendly and free event takes place this Saturday, February 11th, 12pm to 5pm.

Music lineup/schedule:
Chevy Van Gogh 12:00
Eugene Snowden & Friends 12:50
Robin Lewis 1:40
Peyote Moon 2:30
Terri Binion 3:20
Beemo 4:10

Get your FREE tickets today » www.indiefolkfest.eventbrite.com


The Sunday Morning Coming Down Picnic Jam


Join the fun at Menello Museum this sunday – before or after our Lake Formosa Lake Clean up.


From Promoter Joseph Martens – I’m happy to announce the beginning of a new tradition in Orlando. Join us for the best of our live music, art, food and drink all in one place! Enjoy your favorite local bands performing a blend of originals with your favorite classics from the SMCD radio show. We’ll be celebrating old school Country, Folk, American and Bluegrass featuring songs from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to Lucinda Williams and Allison Krauss and everything in between.
Bring a blanket, bring your dog, bring your friends and whole family, we’ll bring the rest!
In addition to a full day of live music we will have food trucks, a dog parade, a karaoke dunk tank, activities for the kids and a large parlay of Orlando visual artist displaying and selling their work.
$10 at the door and all proceeds all proceeds from this event will go to benifit Heartstrings Music. (heartstringsmusic.org)

Our updated list of performers includes:

The JC’s Trio
My Generation
Thomas Wynn & Friends
with Jeff Nolan
Rocket Fish
Hindu Cowboys
The Gold Miners
Terri Binion
Jessy Daumen
Holcomb Brothers
Giddy Up Go
Stephen Rock
Sunny Raskin
Astatula Hometown Reunion
Heather Lee and Jordan Wynn
Maxx Von Shadow
The Polkstocks
Tim Turner
Nick Landess
Ricky Dickens
Mike Levin
Riverbottom Nightmare Band
Stahll in Time
Hanna Harber
Jim O’Rourk
Brian Chodorcoff
Christian Kelty
Matt Gersting
The Tom & Dan Show
The Reverend
Juno Smile

Stay tuned!

General Membership Meeting – LYMMO Meeting 1/26


The community meeting to discuss the Lynx Lymmo project will be held on Thuesday 26 January 2012 (see attached public notice).  The consultants will be presenting their preferred northern alignment at that meeting.  Our neighborhood has been very much engaged in this urban planning effort and we have every reason to anticipate that our concerns and preferences will be reflected in the Consultant’s recommended alignment.  This meeting will be our final chance to influence the future path of this transportation system which could be a huge benefit to our neighborhood.  I hope that each of you will attend and that the Lake Formosa neighborhood will be well represented.

Gordon Spears

Thursday, January 26, 2012
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Open House)
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Presentation and Discussion)
The Mennello Museum of American Art
900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Flyer: LYMMO_Public Meeting Flyer_0126

Menello Folk Art Festival This Weekend Feb. 12-13, 2011


The Mennello Museum of American Art is proud to host the 9th annual Orlando Folk Festival. Two fun-filled days of activities including folk music, dance, storytelling, folk art and traditional craft demonstrations featured on the shores of beautiful Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park. This family friendly event is free to the public and is attended by over 5,000 visitors each year


Sign Project Celebration: Lochaven Neighborhood Center Sunday, Sept. 13th, 2p – 5p
Music, food and get to know your neighbors and celebrate with the Sign Committee for the Neighborhood Signs.

Tuesday Sept. 15th General Neighborhood Meeting with Elections 7p at the Mennello

Lost Cat Neighborhood alert

The Menello Museum contacted us and wanted everyone to know about this cat, in case she is yours. (If unclaimed, she will be adopted by someone if possible).

—–Original Message—–
From: Kim.Robinson@ci.orlando.fl.us
Sent: Jul 7, 2009 9:33 AM
To: j-g-spears@earthlink.net
Subject: Neighborhood Cat?

I am not sure if you have the capability of emailing your neighbors, but I thought I would ask.
Two or three weeks ago we somehow ended up with another cat. She looks pregnant although we are not positive. We waited a week or so to see if she would go home and she cried to come in the building and loves people, so we know she is not wild. Anyway we have her in a safe foster home pending arrival of kittens. I wonder if she is a lost pet that someone may be looking for. Here is her photo. If no one claims her she will be spayed and adopted out and we will find homes for her kittens (if they exist).

Kim Robinson
The Mennello Museum of American Art
900 E. Princeton Street
Orlando Florida 32803
Phone 407/246-4278 Ext 102
Fax 407/246-4329
email kim.robinson@cityoforlando.net