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Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste in Apopka

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Utilities invites Orange County residents to its Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste* Community Collection Event on Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apopka High School, 555 W. Martin Street, Apopka. Participants will have the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous and electronic waste – […]

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History Center Offers Free Admission for ‘Come Out With Pride’ Week, October 8-14

 Orlando, Fla. – Admission to the Orange County Regional History Center will be free to all from Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14, 2018, to coincide with Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival. The weekend offers visitors a final chance to see the special exhibit titled Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub […]

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Orange County’s Tourist Development Tax Grant Application Review Committee Opens Grant Application Window Sept. 24 through Nov. 14

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government’s Tourist Development Tax Application Review Committee (ARC) will accept applications for capital grants in excess of $2 million from eligible organizations beginning Sept. 24 through Nov. 14, 2018. Applications and supporting materials will be accepted through the County’s website, https://netapps.ocfl.net/arctdtgrants. For consideration, qualified applicants must meet the following […]

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Competitors Push Their Limits For 9/11 Heroes Sixth Annual 343 Hero Challenge

Over 120 athletes will honor the 343 firefighters killed on 9/11 as they participate in the 2018 OCFRD 343 Hero Challenge this Saturday, hosted by the Orange County Fire Rescue Department. Individuals and teams will compete in a judged, athletic competition featuring a cross-functional style workout, combined with firefighting tasks that simulate activities the fallen […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Government Host Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Party

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Government are partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 with a kick-off party. The free event is open to the public and features musical presentations, traditional dance performances and light refreshments. WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8 a.m. […]

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Orange County Shines in National Solar Recognition Program

Orange County, Fla. — For its efforts in making solar power easier to obtain and more affordable for residents and businesses to install, Orange County Government has recently been awarded Gold-level recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored program known as SolSmart. SolSmart is a national nonprofit designation and technical assistance program that recognizes leading […]

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Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Hosts Community Celebration at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

WHAT:  A community celebration highlighting future enhancements to the nonprofit Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge at Eagles Roost Park will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. At the celebration, there will be an unveiling of the new layout. Construction is slated to begin the summer of 2019. Orange County District 4 Commissioner […]

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Avalon Road Roadway Conceptual Analysis Study | Second Community Meeting on September 12

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Transportation Planning Division has initiated a Roadway Conceptual Analysis (RCA) Study for the planned improvement (four-lane widening) of Avalon Road from Florida’s Turnpike to West Colonial Drive (SR 50), a distance of approximately 0.43 miles. The purpose of this study is to assess roadway improvements to meet existing […]

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Reminder: Curbside Collection WILL Occur on Labor Day, September 3

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County residential customers that garbage, recycling, large items and yard waste will be collected curbside on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Since Monday is a normal collection day, customers should set out roll carts, large items and yard waste, as usual, […]

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