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Orlando & Orange County

Activists March Through Downtown Orlando Demanding Justice for Animals

Activists with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) gathered at Lake Eola Park then led a march through downtown Orlando.

Orangewood Christian School Hosts Tech Fest by Full Sail University

Orangewood Christian School plans to amp up their technology curriculum by hosting Tech Fest by Full Sail University.

West Orlando News Obtains Cybersecurity Investigation Check Signed by Cowles

West Orlando News has obtained a copy of a $10,800 cybersecurity investigation check signed by Supervisor of Election Cowles.

Whistleblower Exposes Security Threats, Felonies at Supervisor of Elections

A whistleblower exposed serious security threats, election integrity concerns and potential felonies under Democrat Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles.

FSBDC at UCF Announces Small Business Excellence Awards Nominees

The Florida Small Business Development Center at University of Central Florida announced 15 nominees for inaugural Small Business Excellence Awards program.

OCPS Stellar Award Finalists for Principal, Assistant Principal of the Year Announced

Orange County Public Schools is celebrating OCPS Stellar Award finalists for the 2022-23 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year.

Commissioner Candidate Reprimanded for Violating Multiple Policies

According to official personnel records, Orange County Commissioner candidate Michael "Mike" Scott was previously reprimanded for violating city policies.

UCF Receives Grant to Increase Hispanic/Latino Health Care Graduates

University of Central Florida gets $250,000 grant from Bank of America to "support Hispanic/Latina/o/x students pursuing careers in health care."

Activists to March Through Downtown Orlando to Demand Justice for Animals

Activists with grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere will march and protest at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, October 29th.

Sea & Shoreline Helps Complete Sebastian Inlet Shoreline Stabilization Project

Sea & Shoreline, based in Winter Garden, worked on the Sebastian Inlet North and South Shoreline Stabilization Project.

Lighthouse Works Presented with Award from State Agency

Lighthouse Works, providing job opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired, receives employer appreciation award from Florida agency.

New Vehicle & Golf Cart to Transport Veterans Donated to Orlando VA

Members of the Disabled American Veterans organization gathered this month at the Lake Baldwin VA Medical Center to donate a 7-passenger vehicle.

Over 60,000 Cubic Yards of Debris Cleared in 17 Days in Orange County

After only 17 days of cleanup, Orange County Public Work’s crews and contractors reportedly removed more than 60,000 cubic yards of debris.

HCA Central Florida Hospitals Host ‘Crush the Crisis’ Opioid Take Back Day

HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals in Central Florida are hosting its fourth annual “Crush the Crisis” national opioid take back day on Oct. 29th.

Oakland Police Department Seeks Grant for K9 Program

The Oakland Police Department is asking residents to give their K9 two paws up, as they are competing for the 2022 Aftermath K9 Grant.

2022 CANstruction Collected Thousands of Pounds of Food for Second Harvest

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida received thousands of cans of food from the CANstruction design event sponsored by the Orlando Science Center.

FAMU’s Law Day Inspires Students to Pursue Careers in Law

Law Day at Florida A&M University (FAMU) is special to students and inspires them to pursue careers in law.

Full Sail’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Full Sail University and Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and radio personality Dan Patrick are celebrating the five year announcement anniversary.

Expansive Offers Displaced Professionals Workspace in Florida’s Hurricane Zones

Expansive, a flexible workspace company, is offering free rent to professionals whose offices suffered damage from Hurricane Ian in four Florida cities.

Goodwill Launches ‘Hurricane Ian Relief Roundup’ at All Central Florida Stores

Starting October 10th, Goodwill is hosting a special roundup campaign at retail stores in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties.

Island Fin Poké Co. Collects Food Donations for Hurricane Ian Relief

Since the beginning of October, Island Fin Poké Co. has been collecting canned foods and non-perishables to donate to Florida food pantries.

Lawanna Gelzer Distributes Safety Supplies Before & After Hurricane Ian

Lawanna Gelzer, candidate for Orange County Commissioner in District 6, distributed critical safety supplies to local residents.

OCPS Remains Closed on Monday, Relocates One Elementary School

Orange County Public Schools will not reopen Monday, October 3rd, and a local elementary school is being temporarily relocated.

Orlando & Orange County Added to FEMA Disaster Assistance for Florida

Information Update: The City of Orlando and Orange County is in the second day of rescue, recovery, and assessment after Hurricane Ian.

Here Comes Hurricane Ian: Orange County Information & Preparation

With Hurricane Ian coming, local preparations have been under way around Orlando ahead of the storm and important information is available.

Orlando Animal Rights Group Celebrates Successful Activism Campaigns

DxE Orlando's successful activism campaigns convinced Orlando restaurants to remove foie gras from their menus, and continued to fight for animal rights.

Demings Calls on Floridians to Finalize Emergency Plans

Orlando Representative Val Demings reminded Florida families to finalize their emergency plans in preparation for Hurricane Ian.

Watching Ian, OUC Recommends Supplies & Hurricane Safety Tips

OUC is preparing for potential impacts to the Orlando service area from Ian and recommends these hurricane safety tips:

Mini Medical University Inspires Next Generation of Orlando’s Healthcare Professionals

HCA Florida Healthcare hosted a Mini Medical University half-day program for high school juniors and seniors.

Orlando Local Shares Passion in Hospitality Industry Career

Adriana Rendon shares what she enjoys most about her career in the Orlando hospitality industry.