The Grand Opening of Young Pine Community Park


Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson joined local residents for the grand opening of Young Pine Community Park on Jan. 28. The new park in District 4 features an inclusive playground designed for children with disabilities.

Orange County’s Regional Affordable Housing Summit Highlights Creative Housing Solutions


Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosted the inaugural Regional Affordable Housing Summit on Oct. 20 at the Orange County Convention Center. Planners, developers and local government leaders from across the region gathered to explore affordable housing solutions for Central Florida, including strategies, tools and best practices being implemented throughout Florida and across the country.

One Orlando Collection Initiative Preservation Process B


The One Orlando Collection Initiative – a partnership between Orange County Government and the City of Orlando – began on June 27 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (DPC) and Lake Eola to preserve memorial items of the Pulse Orlando nightclub tragedy for the long-term memory of the community.

OneOrlando Announces Partnership with Equality Florida, The GLBT Center and the National Compassion FundCombined Resources Will Increase and Expedite Funding to Victims


Today, Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund announced a partnership with OneOrlando to ensure all funds collected for victims are disbursed in a unified process that will expedite funds, ensure transparency and safeguard against fraud.  Combined the organizations have raised over $17 million to assist…

Joshua D. Stephany, MD Confirmed as Orange County Chief Medical Examiner and Division Manager of the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office


On June 14, 2016, Joshua D. Stephany, MD was confirmed for a three-year term as the Orange County Chief Medical Examiner and Division Manager of the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office, which includes Orange and Osceola counties.Previous to his appointment, Dr. Stehany served as Interim Chief Medical Examiner, following the retirement of Dr. Jan Garavaglia…

CycleBar® Winter Park Schedules September 2016 Opening


CycleBar is the first premium and only indoor cycling franchise in America and the first of its kind in Central Florida CycleBar® Winter Park Schedules September 2016 Opening   Winter Park, FL (June 14, 2016) – CycleBar®, a new concept in premium indoor cycling that offers a high energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere, is…

Tiffany Moore Russell, Orange County Clerk of Courts


Clerk Launches New Website In last month’s Center Court, I shared that my office was putting the final touches on our new myorangeclerk.com website. I am thrilled to report that Friday’s launch of the new site went off without a hitch. As we do after any major project, we will carefully monitor activity to determine…

Festival of Speed-Winter Park-Fl


Rare and Exotic Vehicles Including Koenigsegg CCXR,  Bugatti Veyron, McLaren 12C Spider and Lamborghini Aventador to join Cartier, Opus One, and Louis XIII de Remy Martin for a Luxury Event Weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, Florida for the seventh year to once again bring together the world’s most…

More than 2,000 Emergency Managers to Gather in Orlando, Florida


More than 2,000 emergency managers from around the United States and the world will be in Orlando, Fla., to attend the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 60thAnnual Conference and EMEX 2012, Oct. 26-Nov.1, at the Orange County Convention Center. The conference theme is Resiliency: Building a Better Tomorrow. IAEM’s EMEX Exhibit brings together homeland security and…

Inaugural HABLA Awards Celebrates Community Leadership and Service in Orlando, Florida!


Inaugural HABLA Awards Celebrates Community Leadership and Service in Orlando, Florida! Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership Awards (HABLA) serves as the closing ceremony to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations The 1(st) Inaugural HABLA – Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership Awards, produced by the Lanza Group, LLC, took place Wednesday, Oct. 03, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to…

Celebrate Local Artists at ArtNight at SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®


  On Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., ArtNight at SpringHill Suites will showcase local talent and bring a splash of color to SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®. Five local artists will share their work at the International Drive hotel: —  Kathy Bensabat’s nationally recognized paintings center around scenery from Caribbean vacations. Her work…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosts the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff


  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosts the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will host the 6th Annual City of Orlando Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff on Thursday, September 13 to celebrate the influence of Hispanic culture in Orlando. This free event celebrates the commencement of Hispanic…