Best Of 2019

Best Chance to Cozy Up With Local History
Photo courtesy of the Orange County Regional History Center

Fabulous Floridiana auction, Orange County Regional History Center

Aug. 10, 2019; 65 E. Central Blvd., thehistorycenter.org

Finding the right conversation piece for your interior redecoration projects can be a chore. But just a few weeks ago, the Orange County Regional History Center decided to do some summer cleaning and auction off some display props from old exhibits. The docket included plenty of nods to Florida history and culture, including large alligators, birds, giant hats, a pennyfarthing, decorative Corinthian columns, and even giant Stetson hats. We don't know who nabbed the Red Lobster sign, but we hope you're putting it to good use.

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019: The best in local media, radio shows, Instagram feeds, activists and more

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Local Color

Best Local Politician

1. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

2. State Rep. Anna Eskamani, District 47

3. Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Best Local Big Shot Who's Not an Elected Official

1. John Morgan

2. Scott Maxwell

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Best Local Charitable Group

1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, feedhopenow.org

2. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, petallianceorlando.org

3. Pet Rescue by Judy, petrescuebyjudy.com

Best Local Activist Group

1. Zebra Coalition, zebrayouth.org

2. League of Women Voters of Orange County, lwvoc.org

3. Equality Florida, eqfl.org

Best Local Radio Show

1. "Johnny's House" – WXXL 106.7-FM

2. "Monsters in the Morning" – WTKS 104.1-FM

3. "The Jim Colbert Show" – WTKS 104.1-FM

Best Local Radio Station

1. WTKS 104.1-FM

2. WXXL 106.7-FM

3. WMFE 90.7-FM

Best Local TV Newsperson

1. Martha Sugalski, WFTV

2. Jorge Estevez, WFTV

3. Amy Kaufeldt, WOFL

Best Local Podcast

1. "A Mediocre Time With Tom and Dan," tomanddan.com

2. "Full Frontal Nerdity Show," twitter.com/FFNShow

3. "Scotch and Good Conversation," scotchandgoodconversation.com

Best Local Publication

1. Orlando Weekly

2. Orlando Sentinel

3. Bungalower "zine"