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Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no...

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Orange County Utilities Recognized with J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

Orange County Utilities provides a safe and reliable water supply for over 150,000 residential and commercial customers and has been ranked No. 1 in...

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Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings

It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck speeding through school crossings with students nearby. Based on complaints from parents and school officials, Orange...

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Local CARES Act Funding Helps Feed Orange County Families

Food insecurity in Central Florida is estimated to be at a historic high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly one in five residents...

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Valencia College Student Presented with Orange County Appreciation Award for COVID-19 Testing Volunteer Work

Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orange County Health Services Department recently presented 20-year-old Cesar Londoño-Jaimes with a volunteer award in appreciation for his commitment...

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Girl Scout Project Tackles Recycling Containers for Fishing Lines at Orange County Boat Ramps

In early 2020 Meagan Fawcett, then a 15-year-old sophomore at Lake Highland Preparatory School, approached Orange County Parks and Recreation with a detailed plan...

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Dragon Boating is a Passionate “Oar Deal” for Orange County Residents

The sport of dragon boating began in China more than 2,500 years ago. It originated from a movement to commemorate the life of the...

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Clearing Up Confusion about Types of COVID-19 Testing

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating locations throughout the County each week to offer free COVID-19 testing to all...

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2020 Virtual Florida Simulation Summit: Three Things You Need to Know

The annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic...