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About Us

The Midtown Press serves an area of nearly 100,000 residents within the greater Pine Hills area and surrounding local communities. The PRESS ranks as the leading source for local news, events, meeting notices and service announcements.

The Midtown Press (formerly known as the Pine Hills Press) has been published continuously since 1995. Reporting news and events of primary interest to residents and businesses in Pine Hills and beyond, the publication also promotes good citizenship, civic activity, volunteerism and community development.


The Midtown Press is the local paper for the 70,000 + residents (in some 24,000 households) living within the greater Pine Hills area and surrounding local communities,  and an established marketplace for local businesses with 40 or more advertisers in each issue.  The Press ranks as the leading source for local news, events, meeting notices, and service announcements, while also providing a place for businesses, both small and large, to promote products and services.  Our mission is two-fold— to print the local news and report local events— while providing a channel for even the newest and smallest of businesses to broadcast their commercial message in a market scarcely served by the major market news publications.


The Press is published bi-monthly, 6 times a year, with a distribution of more than 8,000 (print & digital).  Now in its 25th year, our free newspaper is found in over 100 locations, including banks, schools, apartment properties, hair salons, social organizations, small businesses, medical offices, libraries, supermarkets, churches, professional offices, neighborhood associations, and all of our local advertisers.  The paper prides itself on having a diverse readership that spans multiple ethnic audiences. Our editorial staff is deeply immersed in the community and maintains active participation in community events and governmental interface.


Our primary area of focus is  Pine Hills (a Census Designated Place), an area bounded by Clarcona-Ocoee Rd. on the north, Hwy 441 and Mercy Drive on the east, Old Winter Garden Road to the south, and Apopka-Vineland Road on the west.  However, distribution also includes locations in Orlo Vista, Lockhart, Little Egypt, Clarcona and numerous sites in unincorporated west Orange County.

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