Press Releases

History Center Celebrates Day Mosquito County Turned Orange

Orange County’s past boasts plenty of fascinating episodes, from cattle rustling to college football, but it’s hard to top the founding of the county itself, says the Orange County Regional History Center’s director Mike Perkins. “That’s when the land that would become Orange stopped being Mosquito County,” Perkins notes — “the only county in Florida’s […]

Calendar of Events: 2019 Inside The Courts

Orange County, Fla. – The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, serving Orange and Osceola counties, presents Inside the Courts. A free four-night program that will show you how our judicial system really operates. What: Participants will learn about the judge’s role, the process of a case, the challenges local courts face today and what […]

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Extension for Rebuild Florida Registration

On Dec. 20, 2018, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the extension of the registration deadline for Rebuild Florida to Friday, March 29, 2019. Rebuild Florida is a long-term recovery effort to repair and rebuild the homes of Florida families that were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma. DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor […]

Orange County Parks and Recreation Plans Prescribed Burn | December 19, 2018

In an effort to prevent wildfires while maintaining natural ecological systems, land managers with the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division plan to perform a prescribed burn on 40 acres, weather permitting today, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Kelly Park, 400 E. Kelly Park Rd., Apopka. County lands are managed as natural areas and periodic […]

Curbside Collection WILL NOT Occur on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Collection WILL Occur on New Year’s Day, January 1 Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County residential customers that garbage, recycling, yard waste and large items will not be collected on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25. If Tuesday is a customer’s normal collection day, set out carts, […]

The All-New Orlando Citrus Parade Announces Grand Marshals, Appearances and Performances

Orlando, Fla. (December 18, 2018) – Florida Citrus Sports in association with Parades R Us announces grand marshals, appearances and performances for the all-new Orlando Citrus Parade, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th in Downtown Orlando.  Grand marshals include actor and singer Norm Lewis; Major League Baseball star Johnny Damon; actress, […]

Orange County Government to Host Citizen Planner Academy Workshop

A Citizen Planner Academy Workshop on Planning Basics will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 450 E. South Street in Downtown Orlando. Have you ever wondered why apartment complexes are built in certain places? How do we determine where parks and schools should go? Come to this […]