Media Releases

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Kicks-Off Holiday Season at Holiday at Heritage Square

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs kicks-off the holiday season by flipping the switch to light up Heritage Square. This free annual tradition will feature Santa Claus, musical performances, holiday storytelling, games, pet adoption opportunities and special holiday prizes. Children can enjoy holiday crafts, milk and cookies and hot apple cider. Guests are encouraged to...

New Affordable Housing Development Announced In Bithlo

District 5 Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando President and CEO Catherine Steck McManus announced a joint affordable housing initiative in Bithlo today. The development will provide current residents the opportunity of affordable homeownership, addressing one of the greatest challenges facing this community. The proposed site of this...

No Garbage or Recycling Collection Service for Unincorporated Orange County on Thanksgiving Day

Orange County Utilities will not collect garbage or recycling on Thursday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Customers with garbage collection on Thursday will receive garbage service the following Monday. Customers with recycling collection on Thursday will receive recycling service the following Thursday. Bulky items will not be collected during the holiday week.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Announces Fifth Annual Holiday Heroes Toy Drive

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2015 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the fifth year Mayor Jacobs and her team has facilitated the toy drive, which serves children from infants to 18-years-old. Citizens are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers. Last year, Orange County collected more...

Local Animal Rescue Comes Forward to Care for Seriously Injured Canine

As Orange County’s only open admission shelter, Animal Services is tasked with expecting the unexpected. The shelter receives an average of 30 cats and 20 dogs each day. Thirteen dogs entered the shelter on Friday, November 6, one of them being very different from the others.