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Jones High School Tiger Pride Day

On February 4, 2017, the Jones High School Boosters Club and the Jones High School Alumni Association will host the 2nd Annual Tiger Pride Day on the Jones High School campus, 801 South Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Jones High School Tiger Pride...

Coming Up: The 28th Annual ZORA! Festival

The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), the 501(c)3 Florida based historic preservation and cultural arts organization presents the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA!TM Festival) January 20-29, 2017. The Festival takes place throughout Orange County and will kick-off the celebration of...

Largest Pablo Picasso Exhibition Ever in the State of Florida To Benefit Florida Hospital for Children

Baterbys, Orlando’s premier art gallery, is opening its doors to the public to view one of the largest exhibitions of major works by world-renowned 20th century master, Pablo Picasso. Entitled “Diary of a Master,” the exhibition will showcase the entire 347 series, numerous signed etchings, aquatints and linocuts, and...

‘Shop with a Firefighter’ Brings Holiday Magic to Deserving Local Children

Orange County Fire Rescue is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) and Toys “R” Us to make the holidays extra special for some deserving children through Shop with a Firefighter, which will be held Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, from 1-6 p.m. at Toys “R” Us...

SunRail Will Run Saturday Service for Florida Classic, Other November 19th Events

The Florida Department of Transportation announced that SunRail will offer special Saturday service on November 19, 2016. This special service is part of a pilot project and is a privately funded initiative. This Saturday, SunRail begins special service with the first train leaving southbound from the DeBary station at noon....

Orange County Homeowners Invited to Attend Final Informational Session about Going Solar

Showing a great interest so far, more than 300 homeowners in Orange County have formed a solar co-op and co-op members will use their group buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. The effort is supported by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Government, the...

Call for Entries: Orange County’s Sustainable Development Awards Program

Orange County Government is calling for entries for the Orange County Sustainable Development Awards Program. The awards program recognizes outstanding projects in four submittal categories: Sustainable Development, Low-Impact Development, Transit-Oriented Development, and Infill and Redevelopment. Owners, planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, contractors, engineers, and students are encouraged to deliver...

Staying Healthy as We Age Lunch and Learn

VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, invites the community to a free Lunch and Learn seminar discussing ways to promote healthy aging on Thursday, November 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714. Led by VITAS Medical...

Bullet Proof Trump Re-Takes the Lead

The full results from Sunday night’s debate are in, and Donald Trump has come from behind to take the lead over Hillary Clinton. The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 41%. Yesterday, Clinton still...

Young Democrats Plan October Canvasses for Orange County Candidates

The Young Democrats of Orange County have announced their October election plan which includes four weekends of canvassing for Orange County Democratic candidates. YDOC will launch their October canvass drive this Saturday, October 1, with US House District 7 Candidate Stephanie Murphy. Local Young Democrats will also be getting out...

Chief Val Demings Holds Town Hall in Parramore

Chief Val Demings campaign will hold a second Town Hall for her listening tour, called "Lift Every Voice," Wednesday in Parramore at the Callahan Center. This is the second of 7 town halls the campaign will hold throughout Congressional district 10 in the weeks leading up to the November 8th election. WHO: Val...

Washington Park Branch Library to Open Multimedia Playground for Kids

Orange County's Washington Park Branch Library is preparing for the grand opening celebration for the P.L.A.N.E.T. multimedia center for kids, tweens and teens. At the heart of P.L.A.N.E.T., which stands for Play and Learn Area for New Educational Technology, are five new iPad Pro tablets loaded with apps and...

Orange County Homeowners Learn About Going Solar at Co-Op Meetings

Orange County homeowners are encouraged to attend solar co-op informational sessions on September 26th and 27th. Homeowners in Orange County are forming a solar co-op and its members will use their group buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. The effort is supported by Orange County...

Free: Orange County’s Hispanic Heritage Kick-off

Mayor Jacobs and Orange County Government are partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with a kick-off party on Friday, September 16th. The free event is open to the public and features musical performances, dance and food. In addition, local Hispanic artwork...

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein in Orlando on September 29th

Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, will be in Orlando on Thursday, September 29th, where she will gather with supporters. The event will take place at Acacia's El Centro Borinqueño and will begin at 6:30PM. WHO: Jill Stein, candidate for President (Green Party) WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:30 PM WHERE: Acacia's El Centro 1865 N....

Back to School Fair Being Held at John Bridges Center

Commissioner Bryan Nelson is hosting a back to school fair on August 6, 2016 at the John H. Bridges Center in Apopka. The Back to School Fair will feature local community vendors, refreshments and a backpack giveaway. The backpacks will feature essential school supplies including; 1 ruler, 3 folders, 1...

Young Democrats of Orange County Announce Primary Debate for State House Districts 45 & 46

On Monday, August 1, 2016, the Young Democrats of Orange County announced the third debate of their Central Florida Democratic Primary Debate Series. The debate will feature State House Districts 45 & 46, both contested primaries with a total of seven candidates between both races. The topics of the...

Presentation on Puerto Ricans In Florida Set for August 4th

Misión Boricua is hosting a presentation by journalist Maria Padilla on the topic of "Puerto Ricans In Florida: An Analysis." The event will discuss and promote dialogue on the Puerto Rican population and issues affecting the Boricua community. The presentation will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from...

County Hosts Free Hazardous & Electronic Waste Disposal Event

Need to safely dispose of your household hazardous waste and electronic waste? Stop by Orange County's free collection event this Saturday at the East Orange County Service Center. Saturday, July 16, 2016 8AM - 3PM East Orange County Service Center 12050 E Colonial Drive Dispose of your household waste, old and unused electronics and...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando To Open Homeownership Program August 1st

On Aug. 1st, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando will begin accepting pre-qualification forms for its homeownership program. Pre-qualification forms will be available and can be submitted only from August 1 – August 31, 2016. The forms will be available via the Habitat Greater Orlando website, picked up from the main...

Orange County Hearing on UCF/Alafaya Trail Pedestrian Safety Study

Orange County has completed the UCF/Alafaya Trail Pedestrian Safety Study along segments of Alafaya Trail, University Boulevard and McCulloch Road. The study area is approximately 4.6 miles. The purpose of the study was to identify pedestrian and bicycle crossing needs and develop safety enhancements, creating viable opportunities for pedestrian/bicycle...

Rep. Antone’s Homebuyers Education Workshop Rescheduled

State Representative Bruce Antone, in partnership with Rock Lake Neighborhood Association and HANDS of Central Florida, announced the rescheduling of the free Homebuyers Education Workshop.  The workshop will now be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Rock Lake Community Center, 440 N. Tampa Ave. Orlando FL (Behind Rock Lake...

Representative Antone Postpones Health Disparity Summit

Representative Bruce Antone has announced the postponement of the planned Health Disparity Summit. According to Antone's office, "the Pulse Nightclub tragedy has significantly impacted the emotional well-being of the Central Florida Community and its residents. At this time, Representative Bruce Antone believes it is befitting and appropriate to postpone...

Young Democrats Announce House Democratic Primary Debates in HD47 & HD48

The Young Democrats of Orange County are preparing for the second debate of their Central Florida Democratic Primary Debate series. The upcoming debate on June 7th will feature State House Districts 47 & 48, both contested primaries with a total of five candidates between both races. The topics of...

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

National Action Network Central Florida Chapter, Moms Demand Action, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Florida Chapter, Fight Back Coalition, Women of Color Leadership Coalition, Community Empowerment Partnership, Community Action Network, Believers Outreach Ministries and Inner City Neighborhood Association will join the growing community effort to stop gun...

Orange County’s Hurricane Expo Encourages Citizens to be Storm & Hurricane Ready

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21 and hurricane season starts June 1. As a Central Florida resident, it’s important to ensure that you and your family are prepared in the event of a hurricane. Although it has been more than a decade since the last major hurricane hit Central...

2016 Invictus Games Kick Off in Orlando

The opening ceremony for the 2016 Invictus Games, an international Paralympic style competition for wounded veterans, kicks off in Orlando tonight with more than 500 competitors from 15 nations. The games are the world's only adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. Orlando will host an...

Free Financial Management Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations

Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin, in partnership with the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children and Centerplate, will host a free workshop for local nonprofit organizations titled “Let’s Talk Money: The Earn-Keep-Grow of Financial Management for Nonprofits.” The workshop will provide valuable information about funding opportunities and resources...

Orange County Conducting UCF/Alafaya Trail Pedestrian Safety Study

Orange County is conducting a Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study along segments of Alafaya Trail, University Boulevard and McCulloch Road around the UCF area.  The study area is approximately 4.6 miles. Orange County officials are encouraging attendance at a May 18th public meeting in order to provide citizen input. There will...

Orlando Teachers, Hospitality & Building Trades Workers to Host Young Working Women Voters Forum

On Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m., local labor and community groups will gather to host a Young Working Women Voters Forum. Florida’s young working women continue to face a disproportionately uphill battle at the workplace, with national reports giving the state a D grade in economic security for...