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A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

Approximately eight miles south of Orlando lies the community of Taft, which has a long and storied history of both success and resilience to misfortune. Taft has overcome droughts, floods and The Great Depression and today maintains a positive outlook for current and future generations.

The neighborhood currently stands as a testament to its residents who, over the years, have stuck together to establish and maintain a neighborhood that still encapsulates small town life and the values and fellowship associated with “community.”

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

If you ask people if they have “picked up the paddle” lately, odds are they will think you are referring to ping pong or...

Volunteers cleaning a classroom.

A Day of Service, Kindness and Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) once said, “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve.” Sharing this leading principle of Dr. King, members...

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and...

Community & Services

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

Approximately eight miles south of Orlando lies the community of Taft, which has a long and storied history of both success and resilience to misfortune. Taft has overcome droughts, floods and The Great Depression...

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

If you ask people if they have “picked up the paddle” lately, odds are they will think you are referring to ping pong or cricket. However, across the United States, and in Orange County,...

Volunteers cleaning a classroom.

A Day of Service, Kindness and Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) once said, “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve.” Sharing this leading principle of Dr. King, members of Orange County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative set out to serve one of the most historic neighborhoods in the County.

In collaboration with Duke Energy and the Boys &...

Public Health & Safety

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and running? If you answered Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s Fleet...

Forum on Vaping Highlights Health Risks for Adolescents

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings welcomed doctors from Nemours Children’s Health System during a community forum and panel discussion on vaping, which was held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers.  The event was held to answer questions regarding the health risks, symptoms, and what parents and teens need to...

Hamming it Up: Amateur Radio Operators Provide Vital Service to Orange County Residents

During a natural or man-made disaster, successful communication is critical to the safety of everyone. Fortunately, Orange County Government’s Emergency Management ensures all residents are kept informed. A critical part of these efforts are amateur radio, also known as ham radio, whose operators can still communicate if power goes down.

Orange County Amateur Radio Emergency...

Business

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

There is a strong appeal to International Drive, whether it is the impressive economic and tourism impact, its educational opportunities, or its diversity in...

Amazon Alexa

Alexa Users Can Now “Ask Orange County”

Orange County Government in Florida now offers “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Amazon’s Alexa –– a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction. The...

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Orange County’s Pollution Prevention Champion Spotlight: Hilton Orlando

Orange County Environmental Protection Division is pleased to recognize a local Pollution Prevention (P2) champion.

Hilton Orlando, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, is home...