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Orlando & Orange County

Orange County Library Social Workers Provide Variety of Services

Orange County Library System Social Workers provide one-on-one assistance and expert referral for a variety of services.

Catalina Elementary Seeks Donations for Kindergarten Biking Program

Kindergartners at Catalina Elementary School may soon be riding bikes in their PE classes, but they need some help from the community.

Orlando Metro Expected to Add 11,000 New Apartments Before End of Year

Orlando metro is firing on all cylinders on the development front, with 11,338 new apartments expected to hit the market by the end of this year.

Overcoming Challenges, Orlando Native Graduates with Honor & Hopes to Inspire Others

Overcoming many challenges, Orlando native Roderick Davenport graduated as an academic scholar from American Public University and hopes to inspire others.

OUC Donated 400 Tons of Concrete to Create Artificial Reef Off Florida’s Coast

OUC donated 400 tons of concrete to help an artificial reef project revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of eastern Florida.

SeaWorld, OCPS Celebrate 40 Years of Partnership in Conservation Education

Since 1982, SeaWorld Orlando and Orange County Public Schools have provided hands-on education about conservation.

Visit Orlando and Orlando Health Launch Support for Tourism Industry

Visit Orlando and Orlando Health announced a unique partnership designating Orlando Health as the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando.

Orlando’s University High Wins People’s Choice Competition

Florida Association of American Institute of Architects celebrates University High School in Orlando on winning the 2022 People's Choice Competition.

Cowles Can’t Count: Supervisor of Elections Changes Vote Totals

Serious concerns about election integrity crisis caused by Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles changing votes.

Election Integrity Crisis Involving Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Election integrity crisis: Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles reduced District 6 vote total and changed election results.

Lawanna Gelzer Leads the Vote in Orange County District 6 Commissioner Race

Lawanna Gelzer, one of Orlando’s hardest working and well-known community activists, is the big winner in Orange County District 6.

District 4 Commissioner Race Heads to Runoff As Gomez Cordero Just Misses 50%

The race for District 4 Orange County Commissioner will go to a November runoff election, as Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero just missed reaching 50%.

Commissioner Christine Moore Re-Elected Overwhelmingly in District 2

Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore was re-elected overwhelmingly in District 2 despite two challengers.

School Board Chair Accepts, Refunds Universal Contributions Amid Scandal

Amid a local school scandal, School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs accepted, then refunded political contributions from Universal Orlando.

Orlando International Airport Raising Parking Prices

Orlando International Airport announced parking prices will be increasing by $2 next year.

New Amenities Open at Magnolia Park in Apopka

Residents recently celebrated the addition of new amenities to Orange County Parks and Recreation’s Magnolia Park along the east shore of Lake Apopka.

Governor DeSantis Announces Arrest of 20 for Voter Fraud, 3 in Orange County

All 20, including three in Orange County, were disqualified from voting for being convicted of murder or felony sexual offense but voted.

Monkeypox Vaccine Appointments Available in Orange County

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is offering a Monkeypox vaccine by appointment only, Monday through Friday.

New Gotha Postmaster Named

Donelly Davila-Wedding was recently named Postmaster of the Gotha Post Office, replacing former Gotha Postmaster Bessie Lemus.

Hand & Stone Opens in Winter Garden near Horizon West

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa celebrated the opening of its newest franchised location in Winter Garden this month.

WUCF to Air Locally Produced Series on Neurodiversity

Beacon College and WUCF TV have partnered to air the television program, “A World of Difference,” on neurodiversity.

Offering Contrast to Jacobs, Carl Brewer Pitches Vision for School Board Chair

Orange County School Board Chair candidate Carl Brewer is offering a different vision for OCPS as he challenges incumbent Teresa Jacobs.

OCPS Responds to Comments by School Board Candidate

Orange County Public Schools communication staff responded to School Board Chair candidate Carl Brewer's recent comments in a West Orlando News article.

OCPS Superintendent Contract Includes $330,000 Salary, Benefits, Car Expenses and More

School Board members approved the contract for the new Orange County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Maria Vazquez. Here's the contract:

SR 528/SR 436 Interchange Completed 8 Months Early, Project Wins Award

The SR 528/SR 436 Interchange Reconfiguration Project was completed 8 months ahead of schedule, and it already won a Best in Construction Award.

School Scandal: Improper ‘Verbal Agreement’ with Universal Orlando Uncovered

Raising concerns about liability, school safety and beneficial treatment, an improper "verbal agreement" between Universal Orlando and OCPS was uncovered.

Local High School Students Selected for EA Orlando’s ‘Get in the Game’ STEAM Camp

Local students were selected for the Electronic Arts STEAM Camp, designed to diversify the workforce pipeline and unlock untapped talent.

Orange County Animal Services Receives $50,000 Grant

Orange County Animal Services received a $50,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love.

Orlando Offers an Average of This Many Sq. Ft. for $1,500 Rent

For $1,500 a month, which is roughly the national average rent price, here is how much apartment space renters can enjoy in Orlando:

Senior Resource Alliance Aims to Protect Seniors as COVID Cases Surge

With a lot of COVID information updating and changing, Senior Resource Alliance is stepping in to provide assistance to Central Florida seniors.