The Orlando Dessert Project

Orlando Dessert Project

What Is The Orlando Dessert Project?

You’re probably wondering why on earth we are dedicating our blog to desserts. They have nothing to do with the guests we feature on our show. The truth of the matter is, you’re right. The only reason why we started The Orlando Dessert Project is because, well… if there’s one thing we love here at Orlando Water Hole aside from our guests it’s… dessert.


Ep 49 – Nick Smith, Downtown Food and Wine Fest Marketing Director

Nick Smith CBS Radio Downtown Food and Wine Fest

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The Orlando Downtown Food and Wine Fest, now in it’s 7th year, is coming to Lake Eola on Saturday and Sunday February 21st and 22nd, 2015. Tapas-style plates from Orlando’s top restaurants, live musical entertainment and barrels of wine come together for this weekend-long celebration of Orlando’s Culinary Scene. We spent some time with Nick Smith, Integrated Marketing Director for CBS Radio, (the organizer of the event) to learn more about the event. Nick shares with us:


Ep 48 – Don Price, Greenwood Cemetery Cemetery Sexton

Don Price Greenwood Cemetery

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Two years ago we participated in Greenwood Cemetery’s Moonlight History Stroll and were instantly impressed. Don Price, Cemetery Sexton and Cemetery Tour Guide is a masterful storyteller who takes participants on a two-hour guided stroll sharing the stories behind the notable figures of Orlando who call Greenwood Cemetery their permanent home.

Offered monthly, it’s not uncommon for the tour to sell out in minutes of the ticket release time because of it’s popularity. Today, Don talks to us about the rise in popularity of the Greenwood Cemetery Tour along with sharing:


Ep 47 – Will Benton, Faith Arts Village Orlando Executive Director

Will Benton Album Art

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Just off Colonial Drive on Highland Ave rests the Faith Arts Village Orlando (F.A.V.O.), a community space supported by the Park Lake Presbyterian Church where artists can paint, draw and create what inspires them and showcase their work to the Central Florida Community. But what makes this place unique is the fact that each studio space is inside a renovated motel room creating a vibrant community of art.


Ep 46 – Jon Busdeker, Orlando Sentinel Multimedia Reporter

Jon Busdeker Orlando Sentinel Multimedia Reporter

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Jon Busdeker, Multimedia Reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, is the kind of guy we’d love to drink a beer with and just listen to him tell us stories about the people in Orlando he’s met as part of his work at the newspaper. In his most recent series, Jon traveled the whole of International Drive and documented the people, attractions, nightlife and stories of this tourist landmark in Orlando. On our show, Jon shares with us:


Ep 45 – Marc Middleton, Filmmaker of Conquering Kilimanjaro & CEO of Bolder Broadcasting Inc.

Marc Middleton Conquering Kilimanjaro Growing Bolder Album Art

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With an elevation of 19,341 feet Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the namesake of the film Conquering Kilimanjaro, a documentary following a group of cancer survivors attempting to summit this challenging mountain. Today, we speak with the Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of Bolder Broadcasting Inc. (also known as Growing Bolder) and filmmaker of the the documentary. Marc answers for us:

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Ep 44 – Mark Schaub, Orlando Science Center Public Relations Specialist

Mark Schaub Orlando Science Center Album Art

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Now celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center is bigger and better than ever with exhibits from Lockheed Martin, Electronic Arts, Walt Disney Imagineers and more. Public Relations Specialist for the Orlando Science Center Mark Schaub shares with us:

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  • What exactly is Otronicon.
  • Where the name Otronicon came from.
  • What’s new this year at Otronicon – and returning favorites.
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