Back to School Celebration’ hosted by District 5 Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill to help thousands of youth’

Back to School Celebration’ hosted by District 5 Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill to help thousands of youth’

 

What: Commissioner Regina I. Hill hosts her annual “Back to School Celebration” at the Callahan Neighborhood Center. Orlando City Soccer, Orlando Magic, Levy Restaurants, Coca Cola, A1Orange, UCF, Second Harvest, and Steps in the Right Direction’s tennis shoe program will join Commissioner Hill in providing essential school supplies to thousands of youth (ages 5-18) in District 5. Starting the school year can be exciting but stressful as many parents struggle to afford the necessary supplies. Since her election, Commissioner Hill has provided nearly 4,000 backpacks to prepare students for the first day of school.

 

Backpacks, school supplies, free food, and name brand tennis shoes will be available, there will also be several vendors on hand with educational resources, health & wellness information and community resources. Families are welcome to enjoy free food, entertainment, as well as FUN for youth and adults.

 

 

When:  August 10, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Where: Callahan Neighborhood Center

            101 N. Parramore Avenue

            Orlando, FL. 32801

 

Cost:   Free and open to the public; Limited supply – “While Supplies Last”

 

Registration on day of event:

 

1.     Parent/Legal Guardian MUST BE present

2.     Child/Student MUST BE 5-18 years old

3.     Child/Student MUST BE an Elementary – High School Student (PS-12)

4.     Valid identification or proof of school (School ID preferred or Report Card)

Orange County Hispanic Heritage Committee Seeks to Highlight Artists and Artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month

Orange County Hispanic Heritage Committee Seeks to Highlight Artists and Artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month

WHAT:

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Orange County Government is calling for Central Florida artists to submit their Hispanic-themed artwork to be displayed at Orange County Government buildings during Hispanic Heritage month.

 

HOW:

All artists’ submission must include the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions (including the frame), a digital picture for each work of art and an artist’s statement. Completed applications and high resolution artwork images should be submitted to Ilia Torres, ilia.torres@ocfl.net.   

 

WHEN:

Application deadline is August 2, 2019. If chosen, artists will be required to deliver their artwork to the Orange County Administration Building from August 26 to August 30, between 10 am to 4 pm. The artwork exhibition will open to the public on September 4, 2019 will run until October 31, 2019.

 

RULES & INFO:

All works of art must be original work by a local Central Florida artist and must be Hispanic heritage themed. Artists may submit up to four works of art. Any artwork that was displayed in previous years is not permitted. All works of art must be “wall ready” when delivered (i.e., all mounting hardware and wire must be included and attached).

 

Application and more information can be found at https://newsroom.ocfl.net/hhc . For more information, contact Ilia Torres, Special Assistant to Mayor Jerry L. Demings 407-836-7373 or by email at ilia.torres@ocfl.net. 

WHAT:

The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Orange County Government is calling for Central Florida artists to submit their Hispanic-themed artwork to be displayed at Orange County Government buildings during Hispanic Heritage month.

 

HOW:

All artists’ submission must include the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions (including the frame), a digital picture for each work of art and an artist’s statement. Completed applications and high resolution artwork images should be submitted to Ilia Torres, ilia.torres@ocfl.net.   

 

WHEN:

Application deadline is August 2, 2019. If chosen, artists will be required to deliver their artwork to the Orange County Administration Building from August 26 to August 30, between 10 am to 4 pm. The artwork exhibition will open to the public on September 4, 2019 will run until October 31, 2019.

 

RULES & INFO:

All works of art must be original work by a local Central Florida artist and must be Hispanic heritage themed. Artists may submit up to four works of art. Any artwork that was displayed in previous years is not permitted. All works of art must be “wall ready” when delivered (i.e., all mounting hardware and wire must be included and attached).

 

Application and more information can be found at https://newsroom.ocfl.net/hhc. For more information, contact Ilia Torres, Special Assistant to Mayor Jerry L. Demings 407-836-7373 or by email at ilia.torres@ocfl.net

Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards 

Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards 

Honoring Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable Television

 

Orange County Government access channel Orange TV has been honored by the 40th Annual Telly Awards as winners in seven categories. Orange TV received one gold, one silver and five bronze 2019 Telly Awards for excellence in video and television by industry peers.

 

Orange TV continues to raise the bar on creating high-quality and compelling content. The Gold Telly winner, First Shift – in which Orange County Fire Rescue officially introduces its newest and “furriest” member of the fire family – was recognized in the Social Video: Not-for-Profit category. Orange County Fire Rescue’s #LipSyncChallenge – Whatever It Takes video – in which Orange County Fire Rescue brings the heat in a lip sync challenge – was the Silver Telly winner in the Social Video: Most Viral category. 

 

The five Bronze Telly winners and their categories are as follows:

 

·       Scrapbook – Genome in Television: Education — this video featured the Orange County History Center’s exhibit titled, “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.”

·       Pioneers and Trailblazers in Television: History — take a journey back in time with pioneer woman “Mary Prescott” from the Orange County Regional History Center

·       Extension Solutions in Television: Information — a program co-produced by Orange TV and UF/IFAS Extension – Orange County about selecting seeds, 4-H archery and how to submit a picture for identification.

·       Be Aware, Prepare|Hurricane Preparedness in Local TV: Campaign – Not-for-Profit — series of videos on how to prepare for hurricanes, including Tree Trimming, Sandbags, Lake Safety and Generator Safety.

·       Voices of the Region in Local TV: Not-for-Profit — a highlight of Orange County’s regional small business and entrepreneurial success stories.

 

“These awards only recognize the best of the best, so winning on this level is a prestigious honor,” said Mike Seif, Orange TV Manager. “We work hard to create quality programming and give residents the value-added government access they deserve, so this type of recognition is very gratifying for all of us.”

Orange TV televises programming related to Orange County Government services and activities as well as important regional issues.

 

The Telly Awards honor excellence in local, regional and cable television across all screens. The organization receives more than 12,000 entries from around the world and selects and showcases the best work. Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers.

To learn more about The Telly Awards and the winning organizations that have been selected, visitwww.TellyAwards.com.

 

Orange TV, is carried on Spectrum Channel 488, Comcast Channel 9, CenturyLink Channel 1081, digital over-the-air on 10.2, the Roku App Store and many government and local meetings are streamed live and archived for the public at www.ocfl.net.