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Orlando & Orange County

City of Orlando Seeks Photos for Historic Preservation Board Calendar

The City of Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board is inviting photographers to participate in the 2024 Calendar and photography competition.

Second Harvest Launches Medically Tailored Meal Pilot Program

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently launched its new Medically Tailored Meal (MTM) program aimed at helping people.

Archbishop Allen T.D. Wiggins Releases New 40-Day Devotional

Archbishop Allen T.D. Wiggins recently celebrated the launch of his new devotional, “Daily Hope.”

Orange County Community Invited to Vision 2050 Town Hall Meetings

Orange County government wants to hear from residents through Vision 2050 town halls about community's next phase of growth.

Operation We Will Find You: U.S. Marshals Find Missing Children in Orlando & Across Nation

The U.S. Marshals led a national operation that resulted in the recovery or safe location of 225 endangered missing children in Orlando and across country.

Orlando Airport Prepares for 1 Million Travelers during Memorial Day Travel Period

Orlando is preparing for more than 1 million travelers coming through Orlando International Airport (MCO) during Memorial Day weekend travel period.

Fairlawn Village Opens, Bringing More Affordable Housing to Orlando

Fairlawn Village, a new affordable housing community on Mercy Drive, recently celebrated its grand opening, bringing more affordable housing to Orlando.

Orlando Celebrates Record Visitors in 2022, Ranks No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination

Visit Orlando announced record-breaking visitors in 2022, and Orlando maintains its leadership position as America’s most-visited destination.

Thousands of Senior Letters Delivered to OCPS Teachers

Thousands of teachers across Orange County Public Schools began receiving letters from graduating seniors letting them know how they changed their lives.

Hertz Partnership Expands Electric Vehicle Rentals, EV Charging in Orlando

Hertz and City of Orlando launch public private partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and expanding EV charging infrastructure.

OUC Board Votes to Decrease Fuel Rate, Lower Electric Rates for All Customers

OUC's Board of Commissioners voted to decrease pass-through fuel charges by 18% and lower electric rates for all OUC customers.

Orlando Restaurant Awarded Coveted MICHELIN Star

An Orlando restaurant has been honored with the recognition of earning one MICHELIN star for the second consecutive year.

Local STEM School Named Best in Orlando

STEM school named Niche's 2023 Best Public High Schools in the Orlando Area list for the fourth year in a row, and ranked first in several other categories.

Orange County Clerk’s Office Opening Two Locations on Select Saturdays

The Orange County Clerk’s Office will soon be opening two branch locations on select Saturdays.

FAMU Law’s 18th Annual Hooding Ceremony Boasts 100 Graduates

One hundred graduates participated in Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law’s 18th annual Hooding Ceremony.

Lake Highland Students Put Orlando, Florida on National Science Map

A team of middle school students from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando represented Florida in the National Science Bowl.

Orlando Tent City Forms in Parramore Near Soccer Stadium, ACE School

World-class city? City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer do not have much to say about a "tent city" that has formed near downtown in Parramore.

UCF Lake Nona Hospital is Florida’s First and Only LEED Gold Certified Hospital

UCF Lake Nona Hospital received LEED Gold certification, the first and only hospital in Florida to achieve this green building designation.

OUC Fuel-Rate Decrease Proposed

In some good news for Orlando residents, OUC’s Board of Commissioners will vote on a recommended fuel-rate decrease, saving money for residential customers.

Positive Potential: The Power We All Have to Fight Hunger

Everyone has the potential to make a difference, no matter how you choose to act. Learn more about making an impact on hunger in Central Florida.

Orlando Congressman, Mayor, Advocates Push Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Advocates rallied to support an Orlando Congressman's bill to create an Office of Gun Violence Prevention in the wake of recent shootings.

Celebrate Earth Month with OUC

Earth Day this April is a good time for Central Floridians to reflect on the impact they have on the planet and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Do It Best Provides $1 Million in Goods to Habitat for Humanity in Orlando

The Orange County Convention Center celebrates another big contribution, with the Do it Best Spring Market making a record donation in Orlando.

Deadline Extended for TDT Citizen Advisory Task Force Funding Interest Indicator

Orange County’s Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Citizen Advisory Task Force funding interest indicator deadline for submission has been extended.

OCPS, Local Law Enforcement Keep Focus on School Safety

With recent school shootings and violence on the minds of many, OCPS and Orange County Sheriff's Office keep focus on local school safety.

OUC Honored with Award for Safety

OUC's commitment to safety has been recognized with a Florida Municipal Electric Association Safety Award.

Orange County Animal Services Expands Weekend Hours

Orange County Animal Services is expanding operational hours on weekends to improve availability of adoption services.

Lake Nona Church Clears $3.4M in Medical Debt for Central Florida Families

An Orlando congregation based in “Medical City” has cleared more than $3.4 million in medical debt for residents of Orange and Seminole counties.

Visit Orlando Will Unveil ‘Unbelievably Real’ Mural for #407Day

Visit Orlando and the Orlando Economic Partnership will unveil a new mural in downtown Orlando to celebrate #407Day on Friday, April 7th.

FAMU Law Students Receive Corporate Law Tips from Premier Legal Teams

FAMU College of Law students are better prepared to enter the legal profession after receiving corporate law tips from premier legal teams.