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UF/IFAS offering summer programs for residents, businesses, children... even backyard chickens!
UF/IFAS provides education and information to residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media in family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture.
Orange County Utilities to continue regular curbside collection during summer holidays
Regular collection rules are still in place, and customers are asked to be mindful of how they dispose of items like fireworks, block party leftovers, and yard waste.
New rules for fertilizer use now in effect in Orange County
The County’s Fertilizer Management Ordinance aims to improve water quality and prevent algae blooms in local lakes, rivers, and springs.
Take precautions while enjoying water activities during the summer months
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages everyone to take a role in preventing injuries, drownings, and illnesses caused by germs in the water.  
Apopka requesting $2.5 million from Feds to replace asbestos piping
Rep. Demings’ previous fiscal year 2022 projects were fully funded, with over $6 million successfully secured for Central Florida for body cameras, youth homelessness prevention, clean water infrastructure, and emergency power generators.
Orange County Commissioners vote to advance sales tax referendum to November ballot
The vote means Orange County voters will have the opportunity to decide on November 8th if they want a one-cent sales tax increase that would be a dedicated funding source for transportation needs.

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A call to action: CDC, Department of Health urging parents to immunize infants for vaccine-preventable diseases
National Infant Immunization Week is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Clearing the air in Orange County
Air can have dust, pollen, salt from sea spray, volcanic ash, and smoke. Highly populated areas can have higher rates of air pollution, which can cause health problems. 
Plan for new Central Florida toll road would split Split Oak Forest, a treasured park
The subject of this struggle is a sweet slice of Central Florida’s landscape known as Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area. It’s owned by you, the Florida taxpayer.
Happy #407Day Apopka!
This special campaign, inspired by the destination’s longtime area code, encourages residents to support their favorite restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, services, and other locally owned businesses by sharing posts and photos on their social media channels using the hashtag #407Day.
Girl Power: Apopka Historical Society honors the women that lead the community
The Apopka Historical Society closed out Women's History Month last week with a tribute to female leaders in Orange County and Apopka. The event, entitled: "Girl Power: Promoting Hope"
Orange County honoring Vietnam Veterans this Friday
Vietnam Era Veterans who served from November 1, 1955, through May 15, 1975, regardless of location will be eligible to receive the 50th Commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Pin and Presidential Proclamation. 
Orange County Board of County Commissioners approves final redistricting plan
It was a historic vote that comes once a decade. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved the revised boundaries of Orange County’s six County Commission Districts. The goal …
Orange County Clerk hosts Operation Green Light in April
In 1958, Operation Greenlight was a top-secret CIA program that saw the insertion of nuclear devices within every major European city as an ultimate endgame to a Soviet invasion of Europe. The …
Moore qualifies for County Commission reelection bid with over 1,600 petition signatures
Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore is the first 2022 county commission candidate submitting 1600 signed petitions into the Supervisor of Elections. Filing to run for office via the petition …
Dr. Raul Pino, Orange County Health Director, returns from administrative leave
Dr. Raul Pino, the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has been reinstated from administrative leave by the Florida Department of Health.
Thompson Road cleanup in Apopka a huge success
On March 5th and 6th, students from Apopka High School’s Student Government Association, Apopka High School teachers Mr.  Wagner and Mr. Peters, nearby residents, and members of the Apopka 7th-Day Adventist Church pitched in to do everything from trim trees to paint fences.
Ready to travel? Clerk's office in Apopka making it easier to get a passport
Because of the pandemic, passport processing times can take up to 11 weeks, so applying for one now will ensure customers get their passports in time for summer.
Wekiva High hosting Orange County transportation initiative open house
Orange County residents and those who travel regularly in Orange County are encouraged to participate in the transportation open house and take the transportation survey.
Orange County launches transportation initiative online and in-person
Orange County residents and those who travel regularly in Orange County are encouraged to participate in the transportation open houses and take the transportation survey.
Over 1,200 vote-by-mail ballots already returned in Apopka elections
Apopka's 2022 Election Day may be March 8th, but hundreds of ballots have already been received by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office.