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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...

Orange County Conducts Public Forums as Part of Customer-First Development Services Initiative

Orange County Conducts Public Forums as Part of Customer-First Development Services Initiative

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings made his mandate clear at the 2019 Regional Economic Summit when he said, “We want Orange County to...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

Approximately eight miles south of Orlando lies the community of Taft, which has a long and storied history of both success and resilience to...