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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 ancient patriot-poet Qu Yuan who, according to legend, drowned himself over his extreme despair over his motherland. Today, it has become a popular global sport Orange County residents can enjoy thanks […]

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Landmark Exhibition Examines Ocoee Massacre of 1920, Ignited After a Black Citizen Tried to Vote

The Orange County Regional History Center announces a landmark exhibition, Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920, that examines the largest incident...

Video Visitation Successfully Reopens after Nearly Six-Month Closure

The Video Visitation Center at the Orange County Jail successfully reopened on September 21. Visitation by family and friends had been suspended since March...