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  • 12/11/2017 12:06 PM

    Couple loses 400 pounds in amazing weight loss journey chronicled on social media

    A couple's natural weight loss journey is inspiring people across the nation.

    Lexi and Danny Reed have lost a combined 400 pounds since they committed to a 2016 new year resolution to lose weight together. The couple has chronicled their weight loss through a popular Instagram account called @FatGirlFedUp.

    Lexi was 485 pounds and wearing a size 28 and Danny was 280 pounds and wearing a 46 waist when they started their journey. Now, Lexi is down to 182 pounds and wears a size 10 and Danny is down to 182 pounds and wears a 32.

    "The hardest part of our journey was changing our relationship with food," Lexi told ABC News. "When I was 485 pounds, I never cooked. My husband and I would go out to eat for almost every single meal and if we did cook at home, it was frozen pizza or anything else unhealthy. We found that by meal-prepping instead of relying on fast food, we were able to stick with our goals when we were at work. And by learning to cook our own meals we were in charge of what we were eating. We were willing to learn every single day of our journey and we also started using the gym as therapy instead of food. By changing our minds, habits and emotional triggers, we changed our lives."

    Lexi told ABC News said there are "no words to explain the feeling of saving your own life" and that their weight loss journey, though difficult, has given her a newfound happiness.

    #swolematesunday -394👇lbs since 1/1/16! This man has stuck by my side through thick & thin. @discoveringdanny has loved me no matter my size and never asked me to change. He treats me the same way at 179lbs that he treated me at 485lbs. When we got married we made vows to low eachother for better for worse through sickness and in health until death do us part. ❤ We meant those words and we are so happy for this new life we are living. Don't wait until the New Year to change like we did - start today! #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fit #gym #workout #fitfam #fitspo #fitnesssmotivation #goals #healthylifestyle #diet #fitness #love #couplegoals #relationshipgoals #diet #motivation #fitnessmotivation #fattofit #fedupfam #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #dietbet #losingweight #transformation

    A post shared by Lexiiii ❤ (@fatgirlfedup) on Dec 10, 2017 at 9:27am PST


  • 12/11/2017 11:50 AM

    2nd person arrested in connection with death of Clermont homicide victim

    Officials with the Lake County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that a second person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was murdered in Clermont in November. Alex Nelson, 45, was arrested in Orange County on Friday, police said, and will face murder charges, the sheriff's office said.

    John Hotchkiss, 25, and his friend were carjacked in November from Orlando, officials said.

    The two men were returning one of the men's aunt's 2014 gray Ford Mustang. According to detectives, one of the victims was held at gunpoint and the other approached the suspect to find out why.

    The two men were forced into the truck and were driven to Clermont, officials said. The surviving victim told deputies that Ivan Enrique-Figueroa-Serrano set the car on fire as the men were trying to get out.

    Serrano was arrested on Nov. 28 and faces felony murder charges.

    The carjacked vehicle was found smoldering in a field near an orange grove at Schofield Road in Clermont after a search of the area, according to deputies.


  • 12/11/2017 12:13 PM

    Palm Bay man wanted for recording children in restroom, police say

    Palm Bay police are searching for a man accused of recording video of two children inside the women's restroom at a Walgreens.

    The incident was recently reported at the Walgreens at 5245 Babcock Street.

    According to Palm Bay police, a store employee said that a boy and a girl, both under the age of 10, entered the women's restroom, and a man, who was already in the restroom, recorded video of them through the space in the stall door.

    The children told the store employee about the incident, and the employee confronted the man, who was still in the restroom, police said.

    The man then ran from the store, police said.

    "We want to remind parents to keep a close eye on your children while out shopping or in public," police said in a news release. "In larger restrooms, make sure you go in with your children. In small, single restrooms, we recommend that you wait in front of the door for your child to come out."

    The man was described as a tall, light-skinned black man with an Afro. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, red shorts and black shoes.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


  • 12/11/2017 09:20 AM

    SpaceX to launch, land at Cape Canaveral

    A previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday with thousands of pounds of supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station, according to News 6 partner FLORIDA TODAY.

    Here's what you need to know:

    Launch vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 topped with Dragon spacecraft. Both previously flown - the booster in June 2017 and Dragon in April 2015.

    Launch window: 11:46 a.m. (instantaneous).

    Location: Launch Complex 40. This mission will mark the first launch at the pad since it was heavily damaged in a 2016 Falcon 9 explosion.

    [Cape Canaveral pad online as SpaceX test fires; Zuma mission pushed to 2018]

    [Launch delay ends United Launch Alliance's 2017 schedule]

    Weather: Conditions are expected to be 80 percent "go" on both Tuesday and, in the event of a delay, Wednesday.

    Landing: The 156-foot-tall first stage of the rocket will return to land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1 about 8 minutes after liftoff. Expect a powerful sonic boom to reverberate across the Space Coast during its descent.

    Mission: Delivery of thousands of pounds of cargo, supplies and science experiments to the crew of the International Space Station.


  • 12/11/2017 10:18 AM

    Hearing rescheduled for day care employee charged in child's death

    A court hearing for a woman charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy who died in August after being left in a hot day care van has been rescheduled.

    The competency hearing for Deborah St. Charles, 51, was moved to next Monday.

    Police said St. Charles was the driver of the day care van in which Myles Hill died. She is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.

    Officials with the Department of Children and Families confirmed to News 6 that St. Charles was not approved as a driver on the facility's roster.

    Police said St. Charles picked up Myles from his great-grandmother's home and placed him in the van and drove to the second Little Miracles location and parked.

    She later told police that she assumed all the children made it inside of the day care and did not do a head count.

    Myles was found by another day care employee in the van outside Little Miracles Academy at 8:28 p.m., after the boy's great-grandmother called the day care to report that he hadn't been dropped off at home.

    According to the medical examiner, the "unbearable environment" caused Myles' death. His cause of death was hyperthermia.

    Stay with ClickOrlando.com as we go into the courtroom and bring you the latest on the hearing.


  • 12/11/2017 08:41 AM

    Man arrested in triple shooting that killed 18-year-old woman

    A man has been arrested in connection with a triple shooting last week in Orlando, police said.

    Knoldie Robinson, 34, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm in the shooting that killed Alexus Clarke, 18, and injured two others.

    Details about Robinson's arrest have not been released.

    The shooting was reported Dec. 3 on Danzig Court.

    "When I woke up this morning, it was all of this commotion out here," Curtis Clark, who lives near the crime scene, told News 6 after the shooting.

    Other neighbors told News 6 they heard rapid gunfire that sounded like fireworks.

    "I hate that it happened like that. We don't have nothing happen out here like that," Clark said. "I hope they catch them, put them in jail for a long time."

    ARRESTED: Knoldie Robinson, on charges of First Degree Murder with a Firearm for the 12/3/2017 shooting that killed 18-year-old Alexus Clarke and injured two others on Danzig Court. pic.twitter.com/vbzmMQyLIo

    -- Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) December 11, 2017

    Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates.


  • 12/11/2017 10:46 AM

    Man in custody after 'attempted terrorist attack' in New York

    Here's the latest on the explosion in Manhattan in an underground passageway.

    10:20 a.m.

    New York City has reopened its subways amid heightened city-wide security after a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him caused an explosion in an underground passageway in the Times Square area during the morning rush hour.

    Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota (LOH'-tuh) says trains on the Seventh and Eighth avenue lines were still bypassing the Times Square corridor as the investigation proceeded Monday morning. But he says overall service is back to normal.

    Law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that Akayed Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State Group, but apparently had no direct contact with the terrorist group. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the suspect or incident.

    Police say he attached the device to his body with Velcro and zip ties.

    10 a.m.

    New York City police say they are combing through video of the bombing in the subway system.

    They say the suspect meant to set off the bomb, but it's not clear if he meant to do so in a passageway in the Times Square area where it went off Monday during the morning rush hour.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Akayed Ullah is in police custody. Officials say he sustained burns to his abdomen and hands and cuts after the crude pipe bomb exploded.

    Law enforcement officials say Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State, but apparently had no direct contact with the terrorist group. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the suspect or incident.

    9:55 a.m.

    Police have identified the 27-year-old man who detonated an explosive device strapped to his body in the New York City subway.

    Police say Akayed Ullah intentionally exploded the crude device in a passageway under Times Square during the morning rush hour Monday. They say he is in custody. They say the device is a crudely-made pipe bomb.

    Authorities called the incident an attempted terrorist attack. Three others suffered minor injuries, including headaches and ringing in the ears.

    The suspect had burns on his abdomen and also to his hands.

    Law enforcement officials say he was inspired by the Islamic State, but had apparently not had any direct contact with the terror group.

    9:45 a.m.

    Police Commissioner James O'Neill says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was a terror-related incident.

    A 27-year-old man had a crude pipe bomb strapped to him and it went off in a passageway from Seventh and Eighth Avenues near Times Square.

    Three people suffered minor non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was also injured and was taken into custody.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was an attempted terrorist attack. He says it's lucky the suspect didn't achieve his ultimate goals.

    Law enforcement officials say he was inspired by the Islamic State, but had apparently not had any direct contact with the terror group.

    9:40 a.m.

    A photo published by the New York Post from the scene of the Manhattan subway explosion shows a bearded man crumpled on the ground with his shirt apparently blown off and a police officer holding the man's hands behind his back.

    Soot covers the man's bare midriff.

    The Fire Department of New York says four people, including the suspect, have been hurt following the pipe bomb explosion at the height of the morning rush hour Monday.

    None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

    A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the incident.

    9:30 a.m.

    The Fire Department of New York says four people, including the suspect, have been hurt following a pipe bomb explosion in a New York City subway at the height of the morning rush hour.

    Fire officials say Monday none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

    Police say the pipe bomb explosion inside the subway happened in an underground passageway between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on 42nd Street.

    A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the incident.

    9:15 a.m.

    Police say the pipe bomb explosion inside the New York City subway happened in an underground passageway between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on 42nd Street.

    The explosion filled the passageway with smoke while it was crowded with throngs of Monday morning commuters.

    A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the incident.

    The person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries. Another person on the platform sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

    The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the nation's largest bus hub, was shut down, along with the eight subway lines and all streets around Times Square.

    8:45 a.m.

    A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform.

    The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Details were still developing.

    The person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries. Another person on the platform sustained non-life-threatening injuries

    The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the incident.

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has tweeted that President Trump has been briefed on the explosion.

    8:40 a.m.

    New Jersey Transit buses headed to the Port Authority Bus Terminal are diverting to other locations following an explosion in New York City.

    NJ Transit says buses are taking passengers to Secaucus and Hoboken. From there, they can take trains or PATH into the city.

    Trains, PATH, light rail and ferries are honoring bus tickets into New York.

    The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Details were still developing.

    Passengers were evacuated as a precaution from the subway line where the explosion happened, near 40th Street and Eighth Avenue.

    A person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries.

    8:25 a.m.

    A law enforcement official says what is believed to be an explosive device has been set off on Manhattan subway platform.

    The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Details were still developing.

    A person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries.

    There was no immediate word of any other injuries.

    The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the incident.

    Passengers were evacuated as a precaution from the subway line where the explosion happened, near 40th Street and Eighth Avenue.

    8 a.m.

    The New York Police Department says it is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square.

    The response is centered in the area of the Port Authority bus terminal.

    It's led to delays along some of the subway lines that pass beneath the bus terminal.

    Some passengers have been evacuated as a precaution.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries.

    The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan. The A, C and E line are being evacuated at this time. Info is preliminary, more when available. pic.twitter.com/7vpNT97iLC

    -- NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017

    Stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates.


  • 12/11/2017 07:23 AM

    Gas prices hit 5-week lows in Florida

    Gas prices continue to drop across the state of Florida ahead of the holiday travel season.

    According to new numbers released by AAA, gas prices have hit 5-week low after dropping nonstop for the past month.

    Currently, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Florida is $2.41, a decline of 3 cents during the past week and 12 cents less than a month ago.

    According to AAA, the national average for regular gas is $2.46 per gallon.

    Experts are crediting lower gasoline demand and increased fuel supply for the decrease.


  • 12/11/2017 07:21 AM

    Loud boom shakes Polk County homes

    A massive boom shook homes across Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties over the weekend. Residents called government hotlines, and theories swirled online. Could it be military operations? An explosion? A meteor? Supersonic jets?

    Half a dozen government agencies all had the same answer Saturday: We don't know, but we didn't do it.

    Tampa Bay is surrounded by military bases and has a long history of mysterious booms often attributed to military tests. But those military bases said they didn't cause the 1:45 p.m. boom.

    The Tampa Bay Times said there was one possible explanation: Two F-15 fighters were given permission by NORAD to fly at supersonic speed -- in excess of 760 mph -- over the Gulf of Mexico, said Canadian Air Force Lt. Marco Chouinard, a NORAD spokesman.


  • 12/11/2017 09:08 AM

    Fiery crash closes Oak Ridge Road in Orlando

    A fiery crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a tractor-trailer has forced officials to close Oak Ridge Road in both directions Monday morning.

    The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. on westbound Oak Ridge Road between John Young Parkway and Millenia Boulevard.

    Video from Sky 6 shows the SUV underneath the middle of the trailer, which appeared to be turning right onto Oak Ridge Road. The trailer and vehicle appeared to catch on fire.

    One person inside the SUV suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. The other suffered minor injuries, according to police.

    The driver of the semi was not injured.

    No other details have been released.

    Conroy Road can be used as an alternate route.

    [TRAFFIC: Check conditions for your commute]

    BREAKING:
    Vehicle under Semi Trailer, on Oakridge Rd between Millenia Blvd and John Young Pkwy

    AVOID AREA

    Alternate: JYP north to Conroy Rd pic.twitter.com/dmWSdjx79g

    -- Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) December 11, 2017

    Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates.


Holiday BellsSeasons Greetings

from Hills of Lake Mary HOA.

May your holidays be merry and bright and the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.

We wish you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness.


Alert Seminole!

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program provides an internet-based capability for federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local authorities to use in order to issue critical public alerts and warnings from a single portal to multiple communication pathways such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS).

 

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) offers a "Reverse 9-1-1" system to inform citizens of hazards in their neighborhoods. This voice system works on land-line phones listed in the phone book. If you have an unlisted number, cellular phone or voice-over Internet phone. Alert Seminole is a FREE electronic notification system, which will notify your cell phone, pager or other text message enabled device when there is a Seminole County emergency. Go to Alert Seminole to register your electronic device and e-mail address for this valuable service.

 

For more information and to sign up, visit the Seminole County OEM website.


Damage at School Bus Stops

The Board of Directors has been contacted regarding the damage caused by the parking of vehicles at the school bus drop off and pick up area.

Please be mindful of parking at the bus stop to not encroach on neighboring lawns near the roadway which causes damage to sprinkler systems as well as respecting the private property of our homeowners.

We would not want request the only option available to move the bus stop from the interior of the community to the front entrance on Route 46A which will pose a safety risk to the children.

Thank you for your cooperation respecting our neighbors property.


Child Car Seat Fittings and Education

Car Seat Fitting

The Lake Mary Police Department provides car seat fittings on the first Friday of the month from 9AM to 11AM an the Lake Mary Police Department. Please contact Officer Bianca Gillet at 407-585-1305 or bgillet@lakemaryfl.com if you have questions.

Child Restraint Seat Education Course

The education course on Child Restraint Seats is also offered on the first Friday of the month from 1PM to 3PM at the Lake Mary Police Department. These classes are by appointment only and you must receive a conformation call. Please contact Sgt. Tony Seda at 407-585-1316 to schedule an appointment.

The Lake Mary Police Department is located at 165 East Crystal Lake Avenue, Lake Mary, FL.

 

There are changes to Florida State Statues regarding Child Restraints. Learn about these changes at the education course.

316.613 Child restraint requirements.—


Community Crime Watch

There have been recent reports of crimes in our community. Homeowners should watch out for suspicious or unusual behavior and be vigilant in reporting any unusual activity to the police.

Recently a car was stolen from the driveway of a homeowner during the night. Always make sure your car doors are locked when your car is parked and that you have removed valuables. You should use a car alarm. You may also consider having an ignition kill switch installed that only you will know where it is located. This will hopefully cause enough of a burden to the thief to stop your car from being stolen.

A homeowners has reported that in the early morning hours someone was knocking on a door yelling “I'm hurt let me in”. When the homeowner stated that they were calling the police, the person ran off. This was an attempt to gain entry to the home and the owner would have been in grave danger if they had opened the door. You should never open your door to someone that you don't know and always keep all of your doors and windows locked and secured.

Home bulgaries have also been reported. You should consider installing motion activated lights on the exterior of your home. Lights are the best deterrent to crime.

More information and tips can be found at:

Central Florida Crime Prevention Association

National Crime Prevention Council

Crime Prevention Tips

Online Guide to Crime Prevention


Welcome to the HOLM Web Site

Welcome to our Website for Hills of Lake Mary HOA.

The purpose of this site is to let visitors know who we are and to be an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community and provide the homeowners of our community with easy access to our association. The Board of Directors welcomes you and invites you to make comments or suggestions that will help us serve you better.

The Association is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Association Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Lake Mary Events Center on Country Club Road.

The Mission of the HOA is dedicated to preserving and enhansing the quality of life in our neighborhood through outstanding leadership, services, and stewardship of our resources.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy touring our website.


Register on our site and Join our e-mail List!

Register for access to the Homeowner only area of our website. To Register for membership, click the link on the top left of this page. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will be notified by e-mail.

The Members only area of the website provides access to valuable information and documents for our Association.

Our new Website allows you to join our neighborhood email list. If you would like us to add you to the list, please Register as a Member on our website. Being on the email list allows us to communicate with you on neighborhood issues and alert you to security situations in the neighborhood such as break-ins, robberies and vandalism. We are able to send emails to residents within hours of receiving this information. Our email list can also help reunite many lost pets with their owners!


Keep Our Community Clean

Help us keep our community clean. Clean up after your pets by "Scooping Your Poop". When people don't clean up after their pets, it's unhealthy and inconsiderate.

Put out your trash/recycling no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before the pickup. Trash and Recycling pickup is Thursday, Yard Waste pickup is Friday. Please remove your containers from the curbside promptly after pickup.


Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting Will be held on Wednesday January 3 2018 at 6:30 p.m.at the Lake Mary Community Building, 140 East Wilbur Avenue (cross street Country Club Road), Lake Mary.


Farmer's Market

At the Farmer's Market you Can Purchase Fresh Produce, large and small, Plants, Pasta, Spices, Assorted Nuts,Juice Plus, Handmade Jewlery, Crafts, Nature’s Select Pet Food, and More!
Held every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Central Park (Lake Mary City Hall) Corner of Lake Mary Blvd. & 4th Street


Wine and Food

WineART Wednesday and Food Truck Crave will be held at Lake Mary Central Park adjacent to City Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 5PM to 9PM. Take a stroll through the sidewalks and the new beer & wine garden lined with displays from local artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and good food while listening to live music.