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Pink Engines Ignite Buzz: Orange County Fire Rescue Rolls Out Specialty Units in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The presence of a pink fire engine has become a traditional sighting across Central Florida for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Orlando Health’s parade of pink...

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A Not-to-Miss Orange County Experience: Pompeii: The Immortal City Exhibit Opens

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii and the neighboring city of Herculaneum were buried by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Originally thought...

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Community Cuddles: Orange County Animal Services Sees Record Live Release Rate in 2020

Orange County Animal Services has had a record live release rate for fiscal year 2020, the most in over half a century. With 6,436...

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2020 Orange County Government’s Community Conference Names Community Award Winners, Distinguished Citizen of the Year

At the 2020 Orange County Community Conference, which was held virtually on October 17, 2020 on the County’s social media platforms and hosted by...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: The Passing of a True Public Servant and Latina Trailblazer

On June 3, 2020, Orange County lost a committed community servant who epitomized what it means to be a tireless advocate for others. Mary...

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Orange County Domestic Violence Commission Member Speaks from Experience

When Mayor Jerry L. Demings reconvened the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission in 2019, he did so in response to higher rates of cases...

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Serving up Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires continue to be the number one cause of house fires and home fire injuries. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue joins the...

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Street Art Promotes Community Pride in Avalon Park

For Timber Creek High School Senior Megan Lin, community service is more than just a requirement for graduation. Through an opportunity from the school’s...

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Orange County Animal Services Houses Dog for More Than 200 Days, Seeks an Adopter for Rocket

Rocket (A447954) was first impounded at Orange County Animal Services on February 13, 2020. The dog, a 2-year-old medium-sized fawn male, has now spent...