County News

Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Stock Food Pantries Across Orange County

During the month of October, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County collected jars of peanut butter to give to local food banks. The Peanut Butter Challenge,...

Citizen of the Year and Community Organization Award Winners Recognized

Due to Hurricane Ian, the 2022 Orange County Community Conference, which was scheduled for early October, was canceled. In lieu of the conference, Orange...

Orange County Regional History Center Pays Tribute to Orlando’s Alternative Music Scene with Figurehead Exhibit

Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s special exhibition, Figurehead:...

Orange County Head Start Provides a Lasting Legacy of Impact for Children and Families

Tracy Guervil believes she would not be completing her final year of law school if it were not for Orange County Head Start. She...

Buyer Beware: The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors and Avoiding Unpermitted Work

During the recovery period from a major storm, reports of unlicensed building activity and unpermitted work generally increase. Don’t fall victim to individuals that may...

27 Years a Winner! Orange County Procurement Division Honored since 1995

The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2022 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award. The County was...

Orange County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of U.S. Hispanic communities. The event, which runs from Sept. 15...

Accelerated Skills Training Reaping Benefits for Pine Hills Residents

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (PHNID) is engaged in a partnership with Valencia College and its Accelerated Skills Training programs, which provide hands-on training for...

Credible Messengers Ready to Make Impact in Orange County Communities

Ruben Saldana is leading a grass-roots effort to change the world views and life trajectories of underserved and disenfranchised youth across Orange County. “I...