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Orlando & Orange County

FAMU Law’s Dean’s Advisory Council Donates to Student Success

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law’s Dean’s Advisory Council strongly believes in supporting student success.

Stevens Construction Completes Florida Cancer Specialists in Winter Park

Stevens Construction has completed Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Winter Park Village.

Hope Cares Distributes Meals, Collects Socks & Blankets

Organizations like The Hope Church have been working to help ease those financial burdens for as many local families as possible.

EA Awards Scholarships to UCF Students to Increase Diversity in Gaming Industry

Electronic Arts awards scholarships to increase representation and inclusion of underrepresented students in gaming and interactive entertainment programs.

CareerSource Central Florida Hosts Hiring Event with Orange County Government

There are 150 job openings with the Orange County Public Works department, plus $1,000 sign-on bonus opportunities.

Helping Neighbors and Spreading Holiday Cheer All Year

If you’ve ever dropped off a box of donations at your local Goodwill, you might have wondered what happens to it after you hand it over. Find out here.

Ribbon Cutting, Art Opening at Orange County Multi-Cultural Center

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Orange County Multi-Cultural Center and the unveiling of The Spirit of Pine Hills.

Orlando VA Launches ‘Home for the Holidays’ Campaign

A “Home for the Holidays” campaign aiming to find permanent housing for at least 100 military Veterans in Central Florida was launched.

220,000 Cubic Yards Collected, Local Hurricane Debris Removal Continues

Orange County hurricane debris removal continues, with more than 220,000 cubic yards collected; completion now estimated by mid-December.

Orlando Area Employment Up, Leading Florida Job Gains in Two Major Industries

The Orlando area’s private sector employment was up 5.2 percent over the year, leading the states job gains in two major industries.

Empowering Good Applications Open for Spring 2023

The Empowering Good program equips local nonprofits with the tools necessary to succeed in the post-pandemic environment, and applications are open.

Changing Lives, One Case at a Time

There are about 2,000 child protection caseworkers in Florida who dedicate their careers to helping families and neighbors in need.

OCPS 2022-23 Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

OCPS is celebrating local finalists for the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year.

OCPS Announces 2022-23 Support Person of the Year Finalists

OCPS is celebrating the local finalists for the 2022-23 Support Person of the Year.

Second Harvest Volunteers Rescue 195,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida volunteers rescued 196,285 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Offering 46 Magnet Programs, OCPS Expands Educational Choices

Orange County Public Schools is offering 46 magnet programs in 33 sites across elementary, middle and high schools.

Walt Disney World Selects Developer for 80-Acre Affordable Housing Initiative

Walt Disney World selected a developer to build, own and operate a new attainable housing development in Orange County.

Lighthouse Central Florida Receives Grant to Help Visually Impaired Teens, Adults

Lighthouse Central Florida was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative funded primarily by Regions Bank.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Launches 12th Annual Toy Drive

As the holiday season begins, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has launched the 2022 Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive.

Orlando Health Launching Hospital Care at Home

Orlando Health received approval from the state Agency for Health Care Administration to provide acute hospital-level care in adult patients’ homes.

Goodwill Shoppers Rally Behind Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

Goodwill asked shoppers to roundup their purchases at checkout to help neighbors in Southwest Florida get back on their feet.

FAMU Law Hosts Workshop for Small and Minority-Owned Businesses, Nonprofits

The workshop, to be held in Orlando, seeks to help small and minority-owned businesses and nonprofits with legal issues.

Local Shelters Open for Tropical Storm Nicole

Orange County Government opened two general population shelters for Central Floridians needing to evacuate or seek shelter from Tropical Storm Nicole.

Corruption Cowles? Supervisor of Elections’ Son Works for Equipment Vendor

Nick Cowles, son of Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, works for the election equipment vendor serving his father's office.

Storm Watch: Central Florida in Path Once Again

A new weather warning says Subtropical Storm Nicole "will bring significant impacts to East Central Florida."

Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles Hires Media, Crisis Management Consultant

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles has hired a media, communication and crisis management consultant at $150/hour.

EPA Announces Millions for Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects

EPA announces 132 air monitoring projects across the county, including Orange County, will receive millions to enhance air quality monitoring.

Another Elections Fraud Complaint Against Supervisor of Elections Cowles

The state of Florida provided another elections fraud complaint against Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles that is "under review."

State Reviewing Voter Fraud Complaint Against Supervisor of Elections Cowles

An elections fraud complaint has been filed against Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, and it is under review by the state.

Orlando Health Launches Seamless Pancreatic Cancer Care

Orlando Health Cancer Institute launched the Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic (PMDC), a new experience in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.