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Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Orange County’s District 1

Orange County is home to six Commission districts that each have a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident diversity and business opportunities. District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson, who was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2020, gave us her Top 5 things to know about […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Program | Frequently Asked Questions

The Emergency Rental Assistance program is an income-based program aimed at helping Orange County’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction...

6th Annual Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition Opens on March 2 Sponsored by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs is celebrating the installation of four new large-scale sculptures for its 6th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition. The exhibit,...

Historic Tildenville Balances Old-School Charm with Urban Growth

The neighborhood of Tildenville, nestled between Winter Garden and Oakland, was born from one man’s ambitions and built by early settlers and migrants working...

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Orange County’s District 6

Orange County is home to six districts that have a distinct personality when it comes to history, natural beauty, parks and recreation options, resident...

Orange County’s Housing for All Initiative Continues Providing Affordable: Options for Residents despite COVID-19 Challenges

With COVID-19 taking center stage, the priority of Orange County Government has been to keep residents safe and support businesses as the economy slowly...

Contents of Time Capsule Reveal Life in Orange County in 1995

A quarter of a century ago, 8-year-old Chickasaw Elementary student Ashely Van Wagoner predicted that in 2020, Orange County residents would be “driving to...

Spotlight: Black History Month Local Photo Exhibit Spotlights the Emotional Aftermath of Racism and Prejudice

A series of haunting portraits and meaningful quotations is currently on temporary exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida. The exhibit,...

Only Rain in the Drain: Volunteers Help Communicate Essential Information to Residents

Have you ever noticed fellow Orange County residents on the side of the road near a storm drain inlet? Most likely they were volunteering...

Take a Page from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: MLK Initiative Book Club Fosters a Love for Reading

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a great education was the foundation of an ethically and morally sound society as education expands one’s...