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Performers on stage outside. There are dancers and a drummer along with singers.

Orange County Government Celebrates 2019 Black History Festival on the Lawn

The aroma of family-style cuisine and the melody of percussion and woodwind instruments filled the air around Orange County Government during the Black History Festival on the Lawn on Friday, Feb. 15. The afternoon celebration at the administration center in downtown Orlando, hosted by the Black History Committee of Orange County, Inc., recognizes the significant […]

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joins five other community leaders and Lockheed Martin executives to cut the commemorative ribbon for Lockheed Martin's Research & Development II facility.

Lockheed Martin Announces Expansion in Orange County

Today, Lockheed Martin announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla. Since 2017, Lockheed...

Four residents and community leaders, all men, standing in front of a large map. They are outside on an overcast day.

First Segment of Orange County’s Portion of Shingle Creek Trail Opens

With more than 100 miles of paved and natural trails across Orange County, residents and guests have countless options when it comes to enjoying...

A family of five stand alongside Mayor Demings in front of their new Habitat for Humanity house.

Home Sweet Habitat: Builders Blitz Brings Four Families New Affordable Homes

For six years, single mom Anna Noguera lived in a one-room motel with her three children. She was working to save for an apartment...

Community & Services

Orange County Government Celebrates 2019 Black History Festival on the Lawn

The aroma of family-style cuisine and the melody of percussion and woodwind instruments filled the air around Orange County Government during the Black History Festival on the Lawn on Friday, Feb. 15. The afternoon celebration at the administration center in downtown Orlando, hosted by the Black History Committee of Orange County, Inc., recognizes the significant […]

First Segment of Orange County’s Portion of Shingle Creek Trail Opens

With more than 100 miles of paved and natural trails across Orange County, residents and guests have countless options when it comes to enjoying leisure outdoor activities. Orange County Parks and Recreation continues to expand that number with the recent opening of Phase 1, Segment 1 of the new Shingle Creek Trail, just south of […]

A family of five stand alongside Mayor Demings in front of their new Habitat for Humanity house.

Home Sweet Habitat: Builders Blitz Brings Four Families New Affordable Homes

For six years, single mom Anna Noguera lived in a one-room motel with her three children. She was working to save for an apartment and furnishings, but the rent took up too large of a percentage of Anna’s gross income. “Every day, we thanked God we had a roof over our head, but we lacked […]

Public Health & Safety

Five individuals pose for a photo in front of an ambulance. It includes the four good Samaritans who saved the deputy’s life.

Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last year on State Road 408. On the morning of July 1, 2018, Sgt. Hoffman’s patrol car crashed on the 408 between Pine Hills Road and Old Winter Garden Road. His cruiser […]

Mayor Demings speaking from a podium at the Project Opioid event while the crowd listens attentively.

Orange County to Lead Central Florida Initiative Combating Opioid Epidemic and Drug Abuse

Project Opioid, the Central Florida initiative to combat drug abuse and addiction, launched on Jan. 30, 2019 and will be co-chaired by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The bold new community consortium plans to take a different approach to solving the crisis affecting communities across Florida and the nation. […]

Orange County Fire Rescue Deploys Rappelling Elves to Florida Hospital for Children

What better way to embrace the meaning of the holiday season than by having Orange County firefighters, posed as elves, rappel down the external wall of Florida Hospital for Children to deliver Santa Claus and his reindeer for a Winter Wonderland celebration. Operation Elf Rappel did just that, to the joy of the facility’s young […]

Business

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joins five other community leaders and Lockheed Martin executives to cut the commemorative ribbon for Lockheed Martin's Research & Development II facility.

Lockheed Martin Announces Expansion in Orange County

Today, Lockheed Martin announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla. Since 2017, Lockheed...

Mayor Demings with Orange County staff standing at the Orange County booth during the Mayor's Job Fair.

Mayor’s Job Fair Highlights Central Florida’s Workforce

The Central Florida Employment Council hosted the annual Mayor’s Job Fair on Jan. 30, 2019 at the Central Florida Fair and Expo Park. The...

Two NFL players from the Jets football team smiling as they hold the NFL Pro Bowl Championship trophy.

NFL Pro Bowl Celebrates All-Star Players in Orange County

Thousands of fans from across the nation filled Camping World Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 27 to celebrate this season’s NFL all-star players and legends...