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The Demings Digest | January 2024

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had the chance to spend time with friends and loved ones during the holiday season. With the arrival...

American Citizenship Ceremony One of Many Highlights for 2023 FusionFest Festival

It was a historic moment at this year’s FusionFest opening ceremony, where two dozen immigrants became United States citizens surrounded by marching bands, a...

Florida’s 2023 Head Start Father of the Year a Homegrown Success Story

Darnellion Brown has been named the Florida Head Start Association’s 2023 Father of the Year. An Orlando native and Orange County employee, Brown was...

Local Artist Creates Award-Winning Mosaic Mural in Orange County Park

When local artist Cherie Bosela was awarded a public art commission through the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office in 2020, she was...

The Demings Digest | December 2023

Season’s Greetings, I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was spent in the warm company of friends and family. As this year comes to a close,...

Office for a Drug-Free Community Leads Efforts to Curb Opioid Deaths

In Orange County, more people died from opioid overdoses in 2022 than all other drug overdoses combined, and the importance of harm reduction —...

Check it out! Mayor’s Toy Drive Gets Drop-Off Help from Orange County Library System

The 2023 Orange County Mayor’s Holiday Toy Drive launched November 6, and this year, additional drop-off locations have been made available at the 15...

State-of-the Art Multicultural Center Opens Its Doors in Pine Hills

Orange County recently celebrated the grand opening of a cutting-edge Multicultural Center in Pine Hills. The 17,000 square foot facility, located at the site...

Over $4 Million in Cultural Tourism Grants Handed Out to 40 Organizations

Grant Monies from Tourist Development Tax Last month, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved $4.2 million for the Cultural Tourism Grant...