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Orlando Briefs

Orlando Business Owners Receive Top National Award

The International Franchise Association named owners of two Tint World® locations in Orlando, Florida as two of its 2023 Franchisees of the Year.

Central Florida Business Pro Launches Her American Dream

University of Florida alum Youshan Zhao launched her American Dream when she opened Brightway, The Zhao Agency insurance office in Orlando.

Veterans Town Hall Event in Orlando

The Orlando VA Healthcare System will host a Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, March 21st, at the Orlando VA Medical Center located in Lake Nona.

Persian New Year Celebration in Orlando

There is a celebration of the Persian New Year hosted by Rep. Anna Eskamani, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Ismaili Council for Florida this Saturday.

Parramore Community Event to Provide Range of Resources & Services

The Desire Foundation will have the first community event of the year in partnership with Interstruct to provide resources in Parramore.

Orlando’s Angebilt Building Commemorates 100th Anniversary

The Angebilt Building at 37 North Orange, a local landmark in downtown Orlando, celebrates a historic milestone on its 100th anniversary.

Orlando-Based aVenue Event Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

aVenue Event Group, based in Orlando, celebrated its 10th anniversary this month.

Tampa Man Traveled to Orlando for Sexual Activities with Child

A 36-year-old Tampa man was recently sentenced to federal prison for attempted coercion or enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Ritchie Bros. Sold $244 million of Equipment at Orlando Auction

Ritchie Bros. sold more than 13,300 equipment items, trucks, and vehicles at its Premier Global Auction in Orlando, Florida.

160 Driving Academy Launches New Location in Orlando

160 Driving Academy's newest location in Orlando, Florida celebrated the opening of the academy earlier this year.

Ribbon Cutting Set for Barnett Park’s New Skate Park

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and District 6 Commissioner Mike Scott will celebrate the new Barnett Park skate park with a ribbon cutting.

Orlando Police Seek Help Identifying Murder Suspect’s Vehicle

The Orlando Police Department needs help from the community identifying a murder suspect's vehicle from a local killing last month.

USPS Issues Women’s Soccer Stamp at SheBelieves Cup in Orlando

The U. S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating Women’s Soccer at Exploria Stadium, a location for the SheBelieves Cup and home to the Orlando Pride.

Central Florida Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

An Orlando methamphetamine dealer under investigation for narcotics distribution in the Tampa Bay was sentenced to federal prison.

Orlando Officers Recover 44 Pounds of Cannabis, Handguns, Shotgun, Rifle

Orlando officers recovered over 44 pounds of cannabis, two handguns, a shotgun and a rifle when responding to a call.

Frontier Airlines Adding Nonstop Service from Orlando to Ponce, Puerto Rico

Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Mercedita International Airport in Ponce, Puerto Rico (PSE).

Governor Reappoints Two from Orlando to Central Florida Expressway Authority

Governor Ron DeSantis reappointed two members from Orlando to the Central Florida Expressway Authority.

Precision Diagnostic Center Opens in Orlando’s Lake Nona

State-of-the-art center brings AI-enabled health screenings and diagnostic capabilities to Lake Nona's high-tech health and life sciences district.

Tint World Orlando Expands Presence in Central Florida

The new Tint World Downtown Orlando joins Tint World North Orlando (Longwood) to offer Central Florida a selection of automotive aftermarket services.

Orlando Nonprofit Pathlight HOME Gets $10K from Jacques Pépin Foundation

The Jacques Pépin Foundation announced Orlando nonprofit Pathlight HOME is one of ten nationwide receiving $10,000 to benefit their efforts.

Wide Array of Custom Cartons Now Available from Orlando Printer

Orlando commercial printing and packaging company Sundance USA, a leader in the Southeastern U.S., announced the latest enhancement to its impressive array of inhouse packaging capabilities. The newest equipment addition enables the company to offer the widest range of large and small cartons ever available. ...

OPD Takes Another Illegally Possessed Gun Off Streets in Parramore

Orlando police recovered drugs, a knife and a loaded firearm in the possession of a convicted felon in Parramore.

16 Students Graduate from Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently hosted an in-person graduation ceremony for its Culinary Training Program.

Goodwill Serves as VITA Program Site, Appointment Scheduling Available

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides a safe and secure way for individuals making $73,000 or less to file their returns.

Free Electronic Waste and Textile Recycling Event in Orlando

Early spring cleaning in Orlando? The free Electronic Waste and Textile Recycling Event is back.

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Hires New CFO

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently hired its new Chief Financial Officer.

Hope Cares to Host ‘Souper’ Sunday

In honor of the Big Game on February 12th, Hope Cares is hosting a “Souper” Sunday canned soup drive.

Orlando Magic Recognize Archbishop Allen Wiggins as Diversity Game Changer

Archbishop Allen Wiggins was recently honored by the Orlando Magic for his dedicated commitment in seeking equality for all.

Orlando Black History Month First Friday Kickoff Event

Local Orlando groups will gather for a Black History Month First Friday event that is free and open to the public.

OPD Says Vehicle Theft Keeps Orlando Police Busy

"Motor vehicle theft, and those who commit the crime, continue to keep officers busy on a weekly basis," Orlando police said.