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  • 10/27/2016 10:28 AM

    2 caught trying to bring guns into Disney parks, deputies say

    Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Michael Langston of Louisiana was arrested at Epcot, and 23-year-old Baleigh Turner of Alabama was arrested at Disney's Animal Kingdom a short time later on Monday. Arrest reports say Langston revealed his gun after a Disney security officer selected him for a random metal detector screening, while Turner's weapon turned up in a search of her backpack, and neither had a valid concealed weapons permit. Both were released from jail, where records didn't list attorneys. Disney bans guns from its parks, and even guests with weapons permits can face trespassing charges.
  • 10/27/2016 09:34 AM

    Historic 'Ma Barker' home moves across Lake Weir

    A piece of history will go on a short, but very important, trip Thursday.

    Crews will float the "Ma Barker" house across Lake Weir in Marion County.

    The house was made famous in 1935, when gangster Fred Barker and his mother were killed in a shootout with the FBI.

    The land the home sat on was recently sold.

    Crews will move the house across Lake Weir to the Carney Island Conservation Area, where the county plans to preserve it and turn it into a museum.

    Watch News 6 and stay with for more on this story.

  • 10/27/2016 09:26 AM

    1 dead, 1 injured in Orange County barber shop shooting

    One man was killed and another was wounded Wednesday night in a shooting at an Orange County barber shop, deputies said.

    The shooting was reported about 8 p.m. at Strictly Skillz Barber Shop and Salon at 400 Pine Hills Road near State Road 408.

    According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Brian Berry was killed inside the barber shop.

    Another man, 28-year-old Reginald Trammel, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

    Trinice Brown, a nearby business owner, said Berry worked at the barber shop for years.

    "I don't know how it happened and I don't know why they would just take somebody so innocent like that," Brown said. "It was a horrible scene that happened and I just kind of broke down. I've just kind of been dazed."

    She said the shooting begs questions.

    "We've got to stop. We've got to stop this violence. This is nonsense," Brown said. "What's the anger about? What's the beef about? Why are people just taking peoples lives? I don't know why someone would take his life to take him like that. It's horrible."

    The shooter is described as an unknown male but no information on what prompted the shooting has been released.

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  • 10/27/2016 08:44 AM

    Divers search Lake Monroe after car found in water

    A car was discovered in Lake Monroe early Thursday, but divers did not find anyone in the water, officials said.

    The car was in Lake Monroe near the Regatta Shores apartments at Rachelle Avenue and West Seminole Boulevard.

    Seminole County Fire Rescue officials said investigators are trying to determine how the car got into the lake.

    No other details have been released.

  • 10/27/2016 08:06 AM

    Sunny, breezy day in Central Florida

    Central Florida will see another very nice but breezy day.

    "As high pressure continues to dominate the forecast mainly north of us, it will send lots of wind in our direction out of the east," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Expect another windy day on Thursday, as winds gust from 20 to 25 mph."

    Rain chances will be minimal in the Orlando area.

    "We can't rule out a couple of quick-moving showers along the coast as that east breeze kicks up moisture from the ocean," Bridges said.

    Afternoon highs will be close to the average of 83 degrees for the next several days.

    "Expect a high of 84 on Thursday, 85 on Friday and temperatures in the mid-80s through the weekend and next week," Bridges said.

    Rain stays out of the picture for Halloween.

    "For trick-or-treating this weekend or on Monday, sunset will be around 6:40 p.m.," Bridges said. "By 7 p.m. Monday, we will cool slightly to 75 degrees by 9 p.m."

    There are currently no systems to track in the tropics.

  • 10/27/2016 07:49 AM

    Tribute honors Winter Park teen

    A special tribute was held Wednesday evening for a teen who died after a fight along Park Avenue in Central Park earlier this month.

    As part of the annual Winter Park High School homecoming parade, a moment of silence was held before the tribute in remembrance of Roger Trindade, 15.

    Trindade, who was a WPHS student, was found unconscious the night of Oct. 15 after witnesses said a group of teens got into a fight near the intersection of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.

    "It's sad. It really is," said Sharon Flood, the mother of Winter Park High School student. "I don't want to wish that on any parent, but we all have a feeling of we need to be here to support him and his family and that his family knows we continue to do things as a Winter Park community."

    Winter Park High School Principal Tim Smith said he spoke with Trindade's family, who said their son would have wanted to be a part of the pep rally.

    "They wanted us to continue with this because they thought their son would love this event, and they said, 'Please continue,' and that gave us the opportunity to move forward," Smith said.

    Police said Trindade showed few signs of trauma, but was later declared brain dead at a nearby hospital. He was later taken off life support.

    Since the incident, investigators said they have identified everyone involved in the altercation, some of whom are WPHS students.

    Police said they are waiting for an official cause of death before deciding on appropriate charges.

    The medical examiner's office is waiting on the results of a toxicology test before declaring an official cause of death.

    Watch News 6 and stay with for more on this story.

  • 10/27/2016 07:16 AM

    Sheriff offers Haunted Jail Trail as Halloween treat

    Forget Halloween Horror Nights, what the Brevard County Sheriff's Office has in store this weekend may be just as freaky -- and a fraction of the price.

    On a path nestled just behind the Brevard Juvenile Detention Center in Sharpes, sheriff's deputies have prepared what they're calling the Haunted Jail Trail. Enter if you dare, they say, because it's designed to spook even the macho-est of men.

    News 6 partner Florida Today reported that the event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and the cost is $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Field of Dreams, Veterans Memorial Center and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

    Imagine it as Halloween Horror Nights, but Brevard's version is set in an area that would be scary even on a normal night. The trail begins past a locked gate with spiraling barbed wire and a view of the Brevard County Jail in the background. It's desolate, and the sound of locusts fills the air.

    "It gets really dark out here," said Agent Chris Suaro, as he drove through the trail on a utility vehicle. "Really dark."

    Add in chain saws, spooks, fog and screams, and the scares become even more intense.

    Suaro pointed out work being done to prepare "scare zones" where demented clowns, goblins and ghouls will pop out from behind structures ordinarily in place for the sheriff office's annual Jail Break Mud Run. Yes, even clowns, he said with a laugh, noticing the irony of the "creepy clown" issue across the nation.

    "This is the first year of the Haunted Jail Trail and it was an idea that was brought to my attention by a few of my staff members," said Lindsey Deaton, organizer of the event and community relations coordinator for the sheriff's office. "I thought it was a great concept that would provide a fun and safe environment and we are excited to bring it to the community."

    Guests will need to park across the street from the jail in a grassy lot, where they will be transported by bus to the trail head. Food trucks will be set up outside the trail as well, said Deaton. Close-toed shoes and bug spray are musts for the course, which is a little over a mile long.

    Sheriff deputies alongside Brevard County inmates have been working on the trail since October 15. Wednesday afternoon the group was clearing branches, hanging decor and setting up the scare zones. The trail will open Thursday night for an employee preview, so workers were hustling to finish. Suaro noted the trail was flooded after Hurricane Matthew, which initially put a damper on their plans. The trail has since dried up and is about ready to go.

    Although inmates were enlisted to help with set up, they will not be participating in the actual event, said Deaton. Deputies and volunteers will dress up as the scare actors.

    Pregnant women, infants or children who need to be carried will not be permitted on the trail, and the course is not recommended for those under the age of 12. Attendees should also be aware strobe lights, fog and "high impact" scares will be present, according to the event's website. Enter at your own risk, the site states, and "watch your back, you'll never know which way the terror will hit you."

    Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the gate. Online tickets are available at

  • 10/27/2016 07:03 AM

    Rapper gets 180 days in jail for kicking fan at Central Florida show

    Rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being convicted of kicking a female fan at a Florida concert last year.

    A Polk County jury found Gates, who was sentenced Wednesday, guilty of battery after he was captured on cellphone video kicking 19-year-old Miranda Dixon at Lakeland's Rumors Nightclub, where he performed last August.

    Dixon, who was in the crowd, testified that she tugged on Gates' pants twice to get his attention for her friend. After the second time, she says Gates kicked her so hard that she fell back and passed out.

    Gates' attorney Jose Baez argued his client was battered by the woman before Gates kicked her and that Dixon has a financial motive in the case, saying that she had a civil lawyer.

  • 10/27/2016 06:50 AM

    Fatal shooting investigated at Casselberry apartment complex

    A man was found shot to death Tuesday night at a Casselberry apartment complex, but few details have been released.

    Police said Robert D. Arrocha, 33, died in the shooting, which was reported at 9:41 p.m. at the Carrington Park apartments on Howell Branch Road near State Road 436.

    Casselberry police taped off a large area of the complex and searched for evidence while interviewing residents in the area.

    Two men who were seen leaving the area in a white Kia Sol are wanted for questioning.

    A man who lives at the complex said suspicious activity has increased in the area over the last few years.

    "On toward the back, there's shady activity, always groups of people. People being loud, people being rowdy -- all kinds of things, to be honest," he said.

    Casselberry police said there have been 428 calls for service at Carrington Park in 2016, up from 414 calls in 2015.

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  • 10/27/2016 06:23 AM

    3 shot at Orange County basketball courts, deputies say

    Three people were shot Wednesday during a fight at some basketball courts in Orange County, deputies said.

    The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Youngstown Avenue near Lake Pickett Road and East Colonial Drive.

    Deputies said a group of people were involved in a fight when shots were fired.

    Three males suffered gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, deputies said. The victims were taken to local hospitals, where they were listed in stable condition, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    One of the shooters is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, and remains at large, deputies said. No arrests have been made.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

    Watch News 6 and stay with for updates on this story.

Halloween Scene

HOLM wishes you a

Happy Halloween


The Lake Mary Histotical Museum is featuring the Halloween Costume Exhibit through October 22nd. featurring vintage costumes and decorations. Admission is Free. The exhibit is open on Tuesday and Saturday from 10AM until 3PM, and Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 7PM or by appointment by calling 407-585-1481.

The Museum is located at 158 North Country Club Road near the City Hall.

The City of Lake Mary's Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday October 29 between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Central Park in Downtown Lake Mary. Enjoy safe Trick-or-Treating, Music & Games, Movie in the Park and more... Call 407-585-1416 for event information.

More children are hit by vehicles on October 31st than any other day of the year. Please drive carefully and keep the little ones safe. Thank you.

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 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

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 Novenmer 2 2016 at 6:30 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.