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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...

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

If you ask people if they have “picked up the paddle” lately, odds are they will think you are referring to ping pong or...

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

Orange County’s Fire Fleet Keeps the Big Rigs Rolling

What has nine bays, 10 technicians, a $9.3 million budget and is responsible for keeping 388 vehicles of all shapes and sizes up and...

A kitten named Coco

The Foster Factor: Orange County Animal Services Offers Program for Kittens to be Adoption Ready

For Orange County Animal Services, offering a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until ready for adoption saves thousands of lives...

Orange County Mayor Demings Presents AKC Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence

Orange County Mayor Demings Presents AKC Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence

On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, welcomed Orange County...