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A man kneeling and embracing a large dog while smiling. The two of them are outside in one of Orange County Animal Services' play areas.

Orange County Animal Services Announces 2018 Milestones

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) released their 2018 statistics, highlighting another record year for adoptions, administration services, social media outreach and more. Shelter accomplishments...

In the foreground there is a sign advertising the polar plunge event, while in the background there are two people on rubber donuts floating in the water.

Polar Plunge Participants Grin and Bear Chilly Waters of Rock Springs

As the song goes: “The orange and palm trees sway … there’s never been such a day, in …,” well, Orange County, F-L-A! Orange...

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Top Newsroom Stories of 2018

In 2018, Orange County experienced historic milestones, accomplishments and successes that will benefit local residents for years to come. Government services continued to be...

Firefighter rappels outside of children's hospital.

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...

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Long Shot from Pine Hills Becomes Long Drive Champion

Imagine driving a golf ball the length of four football fields. For most human beings, this is merely a Sunday daydream, but for Pine...

Mayor Demings with parents

Holiday Heroes Toy Drive Continues to Spread Joy and Holiday Cheer Across Orange County

Orange County’s Holiday Heroes Toy Drive has grown into a highly anticipated event for its employees, volunteers and the extended community in Central Florida....

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Award-Winning Counseling Program Positively Impacts Children and Families in Orange County

In 2015, when Orange County was chosen by the Department of Juvenile Justice as a pilot site for the SNAP (STOP NOW AND PLAN)...

Mayor Demings joyfully holding a plaque

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Inducted to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

The Central Florida business community gathered at the 14th How to Do Business with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) meeting held at the...

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Boy Scouts Receive Highest Rank by Giving Back to Community through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program

When Roan Waterbury’s two sons approached him about ideas to conduct an Eagle Scout Project in Orange County, a lightbulb went off. As a...