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Orange County Parks & Recreation employees pictured at Barnett Park where they helped with the County’s Rental Assistance Line.

During COVID-19 Crisis, It’s All Hands on Deck for Orange County

With the coronavirus disrupting just about every aspect of our daily lives, Orange County Government has gone into overdrive to keep residents both safe...

Orange County Family Services Program Manager Ben Pacquin hands a free PPE kit to a local small business at a designed drive-through pick-up location.

We Got You Covered: Orange County Government Distributes Free PPE during COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of Orange County Government’s strategy to keep residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic, free personal protective equipment (PPE) was handed out to...

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings visits a Head Start classroom in Orange County.

‘Head Start’ Celebrates 55 Years of Learning

For more than five decades, the National Head Start Program has helped turn the graduation cap tassels of more than 37 million low-income children...

Orange County Corrections Department: Keeping the Faith during COVID-19 Challenges (Note: Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic)

Orange County Corrections Department: Keeping the Faith during COVID-19 Challenges (Note: Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way the Orange County Corrections Department operates. Public access to the jail has been limited due to...

Hashtag 4-0-7 Dates: Support our local restaurants

#407Dates: Support local restaurants and connect through new online events, dinner deals and cooking kits

Orange County and Visit Orlando recently launched “407 Dates” – a new pride campaign named after the longtime Orange County area code, designed to...

Center to Community Gardens: Feeding the Region

Center to Community Gardens: Feeding the Region

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), in partnership with Centerplate and Urban Smart Farms, continues to support the region through the donation of fresh...

Orange County Convention Center Makes Donation to Support Local Healthcare Heroes

Orange County Convention Center Makes Donation to Support Local Healthcare Heroes

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is committed to helping the community combat COVID-19. Last week, the OCCC donated more than 1,500 N95 masks...

Ninety-one-year-old Volunteer ‘Knocks Socks Off’ at Fix-it Fair

Ninety-one-year-old Volunteer ‘Knocks Socks Off’ at Fix-it Fair

A pair of seventy-year-old socks is what Williamsburg resident Larry Hechler chose to wear to Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!” workshop on...

Barber Park Ribbon-Cutting Expansion Ceremony

Barber Park Ribbon-Cutting Expansion Ceremony

The newly expanded Barber Park on Gatlin Avenue officially opened on March 2, 2020.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, children played during recess at the...