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Going Septic to Sewer: Pine Hills Receives Grant Money to Protect Environment

In an effort towards overall neighborhood improvement, Pine Hills is working to upgrade several homes and offices from septic to sewer thanks to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) grant. The goal is two-fold: protect the Wekiva River Basin from septic tank leakage and create redevelopment opportunities along Pine Hills Road. “One of the […]

Two New Affordable Housing Projects Set to Get Underway in Pine Hills

The Board of County Commissioners recently voted unanimously to award $13.18 million to developers in order to build four different multi-family affordable housing developments...

Stopping Domestic Violence: Orange County Commissioners Accept Findings

After months of work, the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission (DVC) presented its findings and proposed recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in...

Orange County Addresses “Livability” for Older Adults with Age-Friendly Initiative

The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double in the next 40 years, far outpacing growth in any other age...

Orange County Hosts Multiple Events During National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a national observance that promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and...

Orange County-funded Summer Internship Program Provides High School Students with Life-Changing Opportunities

When 20-year-old Brian Salamanca graduated from Wekiva High School two years ago, he was unsure about what to do next. But thanks to encouragement...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Makeover using Native Plants and Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The downtown demo garden at the Orange County Administration building is a popular place, with more than 500,000 visitors each year. Recently it got...

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home With Donations

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting...

You Grow, Girl: Volunteers Help Orange County Homeowners Create Florida-Friendly Landscapes

When Orlando resident Phyllis Stopford, 79, decided to sign up for the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program thirteen years ago, it...

Orange County Helps Transform Central Florida into a National Leader in Electric Transportation

Just over a decade ago, a government/private sector coalition called Get Ready Central Florida went from being newcomers in the field of electric transportation...