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  • 07/21/2019 10:50 PM

    Authorities investigate man's death in Merritt Island

    A man was found dead inside a home Sunday in a rural area of Brevard County.

    Deputies confirmed the death and said they're working to learn the cause.

    Crime scene tape was spotted at the home on Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island hours after the man was found.

    Investigators were seen at the scene, as well. News 6 asked if the death was considered suspicious or whether foul play was involved, among other questions, but authorities said they couldn't release any more information.

    It's not clear if the man lived at the home.


  • 07/21/2019 07:28 AM

    Showers, storms possible Monday in Orlando area

    All the strong thunderstorms are out of here after a fairly active late afternoon Sunday.

    The official high Sunday was 93 degrees, which is right around average for this time of year.

    Light to moderate rain across the interior will be gone by midnight. Expect partly cloudy skies in the mid-70s late Sunday night.

    On Monday, it won't take long for things to heat up. Highs will range from around 90 degrees at the coast to 92 degrees inland. It will continue to feel extra hot with continued high humidity.

    Beachgoers: Get your feet on the sand early in the day. Showers and a few thunderstorms will start to pop up around noon and hang around for a few hours before storms progress back inland later in the day.

    Rain chances are at 50% Monday and will go up to 70% by the middle of the workweek. As a weak front settles to our north, the pattern of rain will shift to more active afternoons along the coast.

    Late in the week, another shift will happen with the rain pattern. The storms will begin to track more from the east to west, much like what has been happening for the past several days. The heat remains near average in the low 90s each day.

    Tropical Update

    There is a weak tropical wave that has a small chance of development as it moves west and then turns to the northwest. While development is not favorable at 10% over the next five days, it will bring enhanced rain chances over South Florida and into the Space Coast by the middle of the week. Heavy rain will be most likely and could add up fast with slower-moving storms.


  • 07/20/2019 09:42 AM

    Man arrested in hit-and-run that killed Daytona Beach toddler, police say

    A man accused of fleeing the scene after he ran over and killed a 1-year-old boy has been taken into custody days after the alleged hit-and-run, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

    Authorities said Earnest Ponder had been wanted since the crash Thursday that killed 22-month-old Ar'myis Ford.

    Ponder was on the 400 block of North Charles Street around 9 p.m. when he reversed and hit the child, according to police.

    Complex manager Jerry Sizemore said he and other witnesses tried to warn Ponder that the child was behind his vehicle.

    "We was all yelling at him, trying to get him to stop. He had the music up, the windows up and he couldn't hear them, them yelling at him. And his mom was beating on the side of the car to get him to stop, and they couldn't do it," Sizemore said.

    Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said Ponder got out of his vehicle, saw he hit Ford, then ran.

    "Unfortunately, the young child passed away as a result of this accident. It's tough. We need to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. It's a tough time for them right now," Capri said Thursday.

    Ponder was arrested Saturday morning and made his first court appearance Sunday, where his attorney told News 6 there was no intent.

    "Basically, this is an obviously tragic situation, but the criminal law deals with intent, and there was no intent to do anything harmful. It happened. It was an accident."

    His attorney added: "It's not only tragic for the family, but it's tragic for him and his family, as well. I think that demonstrates, plus the fact of him surrendering himself, that he feels terrible about the whole situation and will do whatever he can at this point but clearly does feel terrible."

    Ponder's father spoke on his son's behalf during the session.

    "Just letting you know he is a good young man. I would appreciate it if you can find it in your heart to get bond for him and we will have him in court."

    Ponder is charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

    The state asked the court to set what standard bond would be, in this case $15,000. The judge said before this morning, she was planning on setting it for much higher considering Ponder has a criminal history including a conviction in 2007 for fleeing and eluding police, which gave the judge concern.

    The judge said because his family spoke on his behalf, she decided to set his bond at a total of $25,000.


  • 07/21/2019 03:42 PM

    Suspicious death in Ocoee leads officers to seek person of interest

    Ocoee police officers are looking for a person of interest after officers responded to reports of a suspicious death.

    Officers went to a home at 473 Wurst Road around 9:52 a.m. Sunday.

    Once there, officers found a deceased male. Authorities have not released his name at this time.

    As neighbors watched in fear as police cars swarmed their street Sunday morning, close friends and family members looked on, too, outside the home in Ocoee.

    "In a matter of, like, 20 minutes, like, 10 cars showed up," said Raymond Daniel, who lives nearby. "To be this close to home, it's pretty disturbing."

    According to officials, the cause of death is unknown and the officers are looking for a person of interest.

    Authorities are searching for Jose Luis Chavez, 23. Chavez is believed to have been with the deceased at the time of the death.

    News 6 saw investigators Sunday walking the scene and searching for evidence. Some neighbors said they heard fighting at the home Sunday morning and then later, cops showed up. Neighbors said the man who owns the home has some kind of lawn care and/or painting service and allows men to rent rooms out.

    "It's always people going in and out the house. It's, like, 10 people over there at a time," Daniel said. "It's crazy, and I've got four kids here, and to hear something like this going on this close to home, it's pretty disturbing."

    Detectives haven't yet released the man's name or age or said if he lives there.

    Anyone who can help in the investigation or knows Chavez's whereabouts is asked to call Ocoee police.


  • 07/21/2019 11:35 AM

    Broward Sheriff's deputy killed in on-duty crash

    A Broward Sheriff's deputy has died after being involved in a crash while on duty Sunday morning.

    The crash happened around 3 a.m. as the deputy was responding to a call of a domestic dispute.

    This morning our hearts are heavy. The Broward Sheriff's Office family is grieving the loss of a #BSO deputy who died after being involved in an on-duty crash early Sunday morning. We ask for thoughts and prayers.

    -- Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 21, 2019

    According to BSO, he and another deputy, who were driving separate cars, were heading southbound on Military Trail approaching the intersection of Southwest 10th Street.

    "As the first BSO vehicle made its way through the intersection, it crashed with a Toyota Tundra that was heading eastbound on Southwest 10th Street," officials said.

    The second BSO deputy, who witnessed the crash, immediately called for help.

    Heartbreaking news this morning to hear that we lost a Broward Sheriff Deputy while responding to a call. Justin and I are praying for the Deputy's loved ones and the entire @browardsheriff family. pic.twitter.com/xuuozZjrFZ

    -- Fla. AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) July 21, 2019

    Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the deputy and the single occupant of the pickup to a local hospital.

    The deputy was pronounced dead at the hospital and the driver of the pickup has been hospitalized but is said to be stable, authorities said.

    BSO traffic homicide detectives are investigating the cause of the collision.

    The names of both drivers are being temporarily withheld, according to authorities.

    Anyone who was in the area of the crash and has any information regarding it is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Carlos De Jesus at 954-321-4842.


  • 07/20/2019 11:05 PM

    Universal Orlando parking garages reopen following search, police say

    Parking garages at Universal Orlando were temporarily shut down Saturday night after authorities received a report about a person possibly with a rifle, according to the Orlando Police Department.​

    Authorities responded to Universal Orlando at 6000 Universal Blvd. at about 8:38 p.m. regarding a suspicious incident.

    Police said a person traveling on I-4 reported seeing a subject with a rifle in the parking garage of Universal Orlando.

    Authorities conducted a systematic search of both parking garage structures out of an abundance of caution, police said.

    With the assistance of Universal security staff, police searched the parking structures and said they were deemed safe and nothing was found.

    Both parking garages were temporarily shut down for everyone's safety while the search was ongoing, police said. Operations at Universal have since returned to normal.

    Orlando police officers remained at the scene Saturday night to assist with traffic, police said.


  • 07/20/2019 10:20 PM

    Lighting strike causes fire at Summerfield home

    A fire engulfed a house in Summerfield following a lighting strike Saturday, according to Marion County Fire Rescue.

    Lighting struck a home in the 17000 block of Southeast 115th Circle, which caused a fire, authorities said.

    Crews were able to extinguish the blaze and possessions in the home were saved, according to authorities.

    Nobody was home at the time of the fire, authorities said.


  • 07/20/2019 04:52 AM

    Sunday starts off dry, sunny as heat settles in quickly

    A few showers are possible before midnight, but they will be very isolated, with most cities remaining dry.

    Clouds will linger with lows settling in the mid- to upper 70s.

    As we head into Sunday, it starts off dry and sunny. The heat settles in quickly, reaching the low 90s but feeling like the triple digits again.

    By Sunday afternoon, the rain chances ramp up to 40%. Showers will begin closer to I-95 and then move toward the west. As the movement progresses westward, the coverage and intensity will increase, as well.

    Rain chances near the coast will be between 20% and 30%, but the day won't be a washout for beachgoers. Just keep an eye to the sky for storm development.

    Inland zones remain slightly higher in the rain chance category, near 40%-50%. Storms that fire up will be pack a punch, possibly producing strong winds and even some small hail. Most of the rain will fade away by night.

    The upcoming workweek looks the same until midweek. A weak front will stall to our north and bring changes to our rain pattern. Rain later in the workweek will favor the coast versus interior cities. Highs stay in the low 90s.

    Tropical update

    Wind shear and Saharan dust are keeping the tropical Atlantic in check for now. No development is expected within the next five days.


  • 07/20/2019 02:33 PM

    Vice President Mike Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

    Vice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.

    Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. Aldrin later got a standing ovation during a speech by Pence.

    Mission commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the moon on July 20, 1969, died seven years ago. Command module pilot Michael Collins did not attend the Florida celebration.

    Pence says Apollo 11 is the only event of the 20th century that "stands a chance of being widely remembered in the 30th century." The vice president reiterated the Trump administration's push to put Americans back on the moon by 2024.


  • 07/20/2019 06:05 PM

    Newborn found left on doorstep at apartment complex, Orlando police say

    A newborn was found left on a doorstep at an apartment complex Saturday, according to the Orlando Police Department.

    Police said officers went to Willow Key Apartments in the 5500 block of Arnold Palmer Drive at about 10:08 a.m. regarding a 1-day-old boy left on a doorstep.

    Officers found the baby wrapped in a T-shirt and said he appears to be in good health. The baby was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

    Althea Brown still cannot believe someone left that newborn on her doorstep.

    "It's incomprehensible to me," she told News 6. "I don't know if it's a neighbor or not or if it was just somebody that decided to use this place as their escape."

    Brown had left for work when she got a call from a neighbor saying they heard the sound of a newborn crying.

    "When I heard it, I wish I was there," she said. "Maybe I'd take that baby in. Not to adopt it, but to foster it or something."

    Police said OPD's Criminal Investigations Division is looking into the matter and that the Florida Department of Children and Families was notified.

    "I don't know who did this," Brown said. "I don't know who did what, so I don't know what's in their head."

    Police are reminding the public that an unwanted newborn baby should be taken to a hospital or a fire station, adding that there are no criminal repercussions if handled in this manner. Police said this can be done until the baby is 7 days old.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300.


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Happy Independence Day

On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As we celebrate this Birthday of our Nation, we reflect on how our Founding Fathers enshrined the importance of freedom from tyranny. One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore.

Where liberty is, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

Happy Birthday, America! Let us celebrate our freedom.

Splash Pad at Trailblazers Park

Splash Pad

The Splash Pad at Trailblazers Park will open 7 days a week, 10AM-6PM begining May 27th thru August 11th. A daily pass is $2/person purchased at the park with cash only. City residents can purchase a season pass for $20/person at the Community Center.

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.

Youth Summer Camp

The City of Lake Mary Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the 2019 Youth Summer Camp from June 3rd through July 26th, Monday through Friday, 7:30AM- 5:30PM. The camp will be held at the Community Center located at 140 E. Wilbur Ave. and is open to children ages 6 to 12 years old. The camp is filled with lots of exciting field trips and camp activities.

The cost is $100, for residents and $135 for non-residents.

Call 407-585-1416 for more information or visit the Parks and Recrearion Site.

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!

Homeowners living in the Hills of Lake Mary are eligible to register for access to the Homeowner only area of our website. To Register for membership, click the Register button on the top right of this page next to the Sign In button. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will be notified by e-mail that you have access. If you don't hear from us about your registration, please call us or use the Contact Us form.

The Members only area of the website provides access to valuable information and documents for our Association including our Covenants, Architectural Control Committee Application and Board Meeting Agenda and Meeting Minutes..

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!

Storm Drains need to be kept clean

It is the time of the year that there are leaves falling. We need to keep our storm drains clear and not let them fill with leaves. The obstruction creates a standing water issue when it can't flow freely into the stormdrains. Please clean up leaves from the curb in front of your house and especially from the area around stormdrains.

Also please be aware that according to Federal, State and Local regulations, no pollutants can be allowed to enter the stormdrain. If you or your landscaper force yard waste into the stormdrain, you are in violation.

If you see someone dumping into a stormdrain, please anomalously report it at this Seminole County website shown below or call Lake Mary Code Enforcement at (407) 585-1365.

Report Pollution and Other Environmental Issues
Thank You.

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

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.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.at the Lake Mary Community Building, 140 East Wilbur Avenue (cross street Country Club Road), Lake Mary. Sign-in begins at 6:30 PM. Please attend to vote or mail or fax in your Proxy. Thank you.

The Board will meet for the July Meeting after the Annual Meeting.


National Night Out

The City of Lake Mary National Night Out will be held Tuesday October 1st from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at Central Park adjacent to City Hall. National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our community by creating stronger relationships between citizens and local law enforcement. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know your local law enforcement. For more information please read the Flyer or call 407-585-1212.


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.