By Jacob Engels
2013 was a busy year for East Orlando Post. We launched just after the start of 2013 and have been breaking stories, ruffling feathers, and sharing worthwhile local news ever since. Below is a recap of our Top 10 most visited and most popular stories of 2013.
#1 – Avalon Park Bands Together To Help Local Homeless Man
Avalon Park residents Heather & Curtis Stanley make it their mission to help improve local homeless mans holiday season, get huge support from community.
#2 – Potential Bomb Scare At East Colonial BP
Just minutes after the Boston Marathon bombing, East Orlando Post broke the story about a potential bomb scare at a local BP station, and were referenced in numerous national news outlets during their reporting on the Boston bombing.
Legendary GOP operative Roger Stone questions superlawyer John Morgan’s motive for supporting a medical marijuana initiative in Florida, arguing it’s more about helping Charlie Crist than it is about helping sick people.
#4 – 4rivers Smokehouse To Open East Orlando Location
4rivers founder and owner John Rivers sat down with the East Orlando Post and discussed expanding his famed 4rivers to East Orlando, giving us an exclusive on a yet to be released cookbook and more.
#5 – Orange County & Commissioner Either Inept Or Dishonest About Alafaya Construction
Nuclear power plant engineer & top Siemens employee Brian Yogodzinski calls out Commissioner Jennifer Thompson on her dishonesty and outright false claims made about construction projects on Alafaya Trail.
#6 – Timber Creek Student Makes Americas Got Talent
Kylie Posten, a recent Timber Creek graduate was invited to audtion for the hit show “America’s Got Talent”. We learned all about here journey in this fun piece.
#7 – “Boss Hogg” Frank Kruppenbacher Tried To Sell Spot On Airport Board
In this expose, East Orlando Post reveals new details about how Frank “Boss Hogg” Kruppenbacher, attempted to sell a spot on the airport board. Also detailed; his penchant for other questionable and potentially illegal malfeasance.
#8 – Pantless Pervert Terrorizes UCF Campus
In one of the most bizarre stories of 2013, the East Orlando Post reported on a pantless pervert who was exposing his genitals and attempting to lure unsuspecting female students into his car.
#9 – 5 Reasons Teresa Jacobs Would Have (Still Could) Lose To Val Demings
With rumblings re-emerging about a potential Val Demings mayoral candidacy, this article may be worth another look, as it offers 5 reasons why she would pummel current Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in a potential 2014 match-up.
#10 – Husband & Wife Brave Flames To Rescue Dogs From Fire In Avalon Park
David and Roisin Kabot, did not hesitate to charge into the flames and heavy smoke and lead a rescue effort for several trapped dogs during an inferno that ravaged the local Grandville Apartment community.
And that’s how the cookie crumbles for 2013, here’s to hoping 2014 will be even better.