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  • 08/19/2019 06:14 PM

    5 strategies to help win your fantasy football league

    Many people are getting ready to draft players for their fantasy football team this weekend.

    If you are looking to repeat as champion or just trying to make the playoffs for the first time, here are five strategies to help you win your league:

    Look at mock drafts and player rankings:

    In most leagues, a player will know beforehand what pick he or she has for each round of their draft.

    Take a look at rankings for each position. Look at mock drafts fantasy football experts have already participated in to get a feel for of when certain players have been getting drafted. offers a list of fantasy football rankings and updates the rankings daily.

    Know your league rules:

    Every fantasy football league is set up differently.

    Make sure to look at the settings the commissioner of the league has set for the season.

    The point system may determine how early you select a quarterback, running back, wide receiver or team defense.

    A point-per-completion league will favor quarterbacks, a point-per-reception will favor wide receivers and running backs who catch the ball out of the backfield.

    I once played in a league where defensive touchdowns were scored as 12 points instead of the standard six.

    Watch the waiver wire:

    Throughout the season other teams in your league will drop and add players.

    Every year a backup player at the beginning of season turns into a starter, which leads to a possibility of that player being recognized as a fantasy football MVP.

    Each week, you should be looking at each team's injury report. If you think a current backup player will turn into a star, add him to your roster.

    Players should also watch which No. 2 and No. 3 receivers getting the most targets each week.

    Know player availability:

    Player availability is important to know before your fantasy football draft.

    Many of the NFL's top stars are injured, suspended or are currently holding out of their contract.

    At this point, fans do not know when Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, and Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will play.

    Players should also look at the NFL's suspension list. For example, New York Giants receiver Golden Tate will miss the first four games of the season due to a performance enhancing drugs violation.

    Look at your players' weekly matchup:

    Your starting lineup should not be the same each week.

    The backup quarterback on your team may have a better matchup than your starter.

    Your team defense might be playing against the best offense in the league. offers a list of weekly rankings, you can check this list before you set your lineup.

  • 08/19/2019 10:43 AM

    'This is My Brave' coming to Dr. Phillips Center, taking on mental illness stigma

    Their stories are seldom shared, but 12 "This Is My Brave" cast members have hope that speaking about their mental illness will promote healing.

    The performance produced by Traci Powell, a neonatal nurse practitioner, is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

    "We are average, everyday people, we're 1 in 5, and when you look around, when you go out in public that's a lot of people," Powell said.

    Four of the Orlando cast members recently met in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to preview their solo pieces.

    "It's very taboo," Hannah Hosler said. "I wanted to use this as a platform to talk about my struggles and be an example for not only the community but, more importantly, my daughter."

    As a working mother with a 7-month-old baby, Hosler will open up about postpartum depression.

    The live presentations include essays, poetry, comedy and original music by individuals living with mental illness.

    "And they're going to be the ones to stand up, literally stand up and talk about it, in front of a bunch of strangers," Katie Donohue said.

    The show is part of a national nonprofit organization that began in 2014.

    "This Is My Brave: Orlando" opens on Sept. 22 in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

  • 08/19/2019 08:46 AM

    Missing boater's wife posts 'miracles happen' hours before tackle bag found

    The wife of one of two firefighters missing at sea clung to hope Monday, saying "miracles happen on Day 3! This is Day 3."

    Hours later, she announced that her husband's tackle bag had been found 50 miles off the coast of St. Augustine. The Coast Guard confirmed it was sending crews to the area.

    As the search continued for Brian McCluney, a firefighter and paramedic with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and Justin Walker, another firefighter from Virginia, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday morning on social media that crews had covered 24,000 miles of ocean over the weekend.

    Before sunrise Monday, dozens of boaters were back on the water to join in the search for the two men, who disappeared after leaving on a fishing trip Friday from Port Canaveral.

    McCluney's wife, Stephanie, has been calling for prayers throughout the search and gave those following the drama hope on Monday when she posted on her Facebook page about 2 p.m. that her husband's tackle bag had been found, and she confirmed it was his.

    "I wholeheartedly believe this is a bread crumb they (threw) overboard to say, "We are here, come find us,'" Stephanie McCluney wrote. "I am standing firm on my face in prayer and that this be our Lord and savior guiding our path. Please continue to send prayers, donations to aid the search at"

    According to the Coast Guard, two 87-foot patrol boats are searching coastal waters from the Port Canaveral area up north to Jacksonville -- and about 80 miles offshore. Over the weekend, the search went as far north as Charleston, South Carolina.

    CHECKLIST: 6 items boaters should not leave shore without

    McCluney and Walker were last seen fishing in McCluney's 24-foot center console boat. The Coast Guard was alerted at 8 p.m. Friday when they never returned to shore and weren't receiving texts or calls.

    A Navy plane Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations aircraft joined the search Monday morning. A Coast Guard HC-130 aircraft from Clearwater is also searching.

    Aiding in the search were fellow off-duty firefighters who donated their time and their boats to look for their brothers. Flagler County firefighters on boats left Ponce Inlet Monday morning.

    Other boaters and fishermen are also out searching.

    "Someone needs help, so we are trying to go out there and see what we can do," volunteer Joe Larsen said. "If I am broke down or capsized, I want everybody to come look for me. That's why I am doing it."

    The Coast Guard thought they had gotten a break in the search for the two on Sunday afternoon, but a sighting of a similar boat and suspicious debris turned out not to be connected to the missing firefighters.

    #UPDATE 8: @USCG assets are on scene of where the civilian aircraft reported seeing a similar boat. No boats found and floating items turned out to be other debris not related to the boaters. Crews are expanding search patterns in the area. #BreakingNews #HappeningNow

    -- USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) August 18, 2019

    U.S. Coast Guard Crews and partnering agencies spent the night searching.

    Although the boaters launched Friday morning from Port Canaveral, the current could have pushed these boaters north into the waters off Jacksonville's shores, so firefighters and others are combing the beaches of North Florida and spent much of Sunday in private boats off the coast of Northeast Florida.

    "If they're in the Gulf Stream, their drift becomes faster and so that extends out the amount of locations to where they could be," said Capt. Jim Suber.

    RELATED: Gulf Stream makes missing boater search difficult

    Suber said with bad weather, there's a chance the boat could have been capsized.

    "That white bottom of a boat is the best thing to stay with the boat hopefully that gives a better idea," he said. "If they got separated from their boat, they hopefully had life jackets on or coolers and stuff."

    McCluney's brother, Kevin, said this boating outing had sentimental value.

    "My father passed away a month ago, leaving behind the boat. My brother wanted to take it out one last final quick fishing trip," Kevin McCluney said.

    Stephanie McCluney was joined by friends and supporters in a prayer walk in central Florida as they looked for anything on the beach that would indicate a boater needing help or something they may have tossed overboard for attention.

    "I am in central Florida at Jetty Park in Coach Beach and we are all walking at 4 p.m. I know my church family is (also) walking (along) Mickler's (Landing) at 4 p.m. We are working on getting groups at every beach up the coast," she said. "We would love to have walkers in Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, and any other local beach they are at."

    Group is walking at Jetty Park, area Brian McCulney and Justin Walker left from 48 hours ago.

    -- Troy Campbell (@TroyLeeCampbell) August 18, 2019

    McCluney's firefighting family is joining in the search, doing all they can to find the missing boaters.

    There are about 15 boats that launched from the Vilano boat ramp searching for the missing men. Firefighters who have their pilot's license took to the sky to search the water.

    Help Find Them! Fund to help find FFs McCluney and Walker. Due to the amount of people wanting to help in the search efforts for Firefighters Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. We have set up this link so donations can be achieved online.

    -- Jax Firefighters (@jaff122) August 18, 2019

    "I would almost guarantee there are some people out there that are out there right now that don't know him," said Randy Wyse, president of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters. "It's just what we do. It's a brotherhood, a sisterhood, we always try to look out for each other. There's been a call for help. We have a brother in trouble and we have a lot of people wanting to respond to that call for help."

    JFRD members coordinated a search along with the Coast Guard. They were instructed to search about 15 miles off the shore of St. Augustine. The items found in the water were spotted about 50 miles off the coast of Mayport, however, the Coast Guard said the life vests and cooler were not from the missing boat.

    Interim Director Fire Chief Keith Powers said firefighters in Jacksonville will continue the search until their fellow firefighters are found.

    "Firefighters have a unique bond. It's a 24 on 48 off schedule. We live together for a third of our life in those fire stations. We eat together, we laugh together (and) when something bad is going on, we cry together. When word got out the entire department we had numerous departments they're all offering service, it's a unique bond and it's shared throughout the country," Powers said.

    Coast Guard searches for missing boaters

    Wyse said if anyone can get through this and make it out OK, it's McCluney.

    "That's what we do. When firefighters are in a bad situation, they figure a way out of that. So, with Brian's experience in the fire service and military experience, (he's a) very decorated veteran, if anyone can get out of this, he can. He's always worked at some of the busiest places. Those are the kind of people always wanting to be in the action and go and do. So, he is a really fine individual, just a good family man. And we are praying for him," Wyse said.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Navy and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office are also helping with the search.

    Wyse and the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department say they will not rest until McCluney is found.

    "There's 1,600 people up here in Jacksonville praying for a good outcome and doing everything we can to help in the search and help support the family. We've had firefighters from his crew (31) down there with the family since yesterday (Saturday) morning," Wyse said.

    McCluney is not just a firefighter but also a Navy veteran and has been married to his high school sweetheart for 15 years. They have two children, ages 6 and 8.

    "He's a decorated combat veteran, deployed to Iraq twice, participated in the battle of Fallujah, Navy corpsman. Excellent survival training. They're both firefighters. They're the most capable people I can imagine. Given the circumstances, they have everything going for them," Kevin McCluney said.

    Anyone with information about the boaters or who can help in the search is asked to call the Coast Guard at 904-714-7565.

  • 08/19/2019 05:40 PM

    UCF's new downtown campus ready to welcome thousands

    More than 7,000 students are expected to descend on the brand new University of Central Florida downtown campus as a new school year begins.

    Officials from both UCF and Valencia College said Monday that they're ready for the big opening and the opportunities ahead.

    What's unique about the campus is its proximity to the business community. One of the goals of the new location is to better connect students with internships and career opportunities from surrounding businesses.

    [RELATED: UCF police open substation ahead of classes at new downtown campus | Construction continues on UCF downtown campus]

    Gabriella Briones, a third-year culinary student, is excited for the opening.

    "There's so much more opportunity here," Briones said.

    The Union West building plays host to a state-of-the-art kitchen for those enrolled in the university's culinary program. The building will also provide housing to more than 600 students.

    UCF and Valencia College hope surrounding residents will benefit from the new downtown campus, and that nearby neighborhoods will see the economic impact.

    Students will begin moving in Wednesday, with classes set to begin Monday.

  • 08/19/2019 07:40 AM

    Kinkajou barges into home, attacks Florida man

    A small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work, officials said.

    WPEC-TV reports the kinkajou bit the man's foot and scratched his leg but did not seriously injure him in the Friday attack.

    A woman who witnessed the incident at the Lake Worth Beach apartment said it sounded "like a 300-pound man was tackling him in the kitchen."

    Natalie Dulach said the furry mammal with sharp claws clung to the man's leg as he fought to get it off him. The man managed to lock the long-tailed animal in the bathroom until wildlife officers arrived.

    A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report said the kinkajou was taken to a wildlife facility.

    Officers didn't say where the animal came from.

  • 08/19/2019 04:58 PM

    How SpaceX plans to move Starship from Cocoa site to Kennedy Space Center

    Long before SpaceX can fly Starship to the moon or Mars, a prototype of the spacecraft must be moved from its construction site in Cocoa to the Kennedy Space Center for testing.

    SpaceX representatives declined to answer News 6's questions about how the private company will transport the spacecraft more than 20 miles between the two facilities or when the relocation will occur.

    However, records obtained exclusively by News 6 reveal that in September the 180-foot-tall spacecraft could be towed along the State Road 528 Beachline Expressway before being placed on a barge in the Indian River for shipment to Launch Complex 39.

    Cargo transport company Roll-Lift USA recently submitted a permit application to the Florida Department of Transportation seeking to move a "tank" to KSC over a two-week period in September.

    A diagram attached to the application indicates the cargo is the SpaceX Starship, which is currently being constructed in multiple segments at a steel facility on Cidco Road in Cocoa.

    Another prototype of Starship is also undergoing testing at a facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The Starship "hopper" recently fired its engines in the first test last month. Another hop test could happen this week, according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

    According to state records, the Cocoa Starship prototype will be transported across vacant land just south of Coastal Steel to Grissom Parkway on a 15-axle truck and trailer.

    After traveling east on Grissom Parkway for about a half mile, the spacecraft will be towed south on Industry Road towards the Beachline Expressway, records show.

    News 6 recently observed electrical crews raising power lines higher above the road along the proposed 16-story spaceship's route.

    As law enforcement temporarily shuts down several roads and interchanges in the area, records show Starship will travel eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR 528 for nearly 2 miles.

    After crossing over U.S. 1, the spacecraft will exit SR 528 on a small, unnamed island in the Indian River that serves as an easement to the expressway.

    [READ: Report details Starship launch, landing plan at Kennedy Space Center]

    According to the permit application, a barge pulled by two tugs will be docked alongside an existing seawall. Winch trucks parked nearby will secure the barge using mooring lines.

    The spacecraft prototype will be rolled on to the barge over matting laid to protect the ground, state records indicate.

    The cargo company will be responsible for any damage to the seawall or other state-owned property, according to the permit application, and a Florida Department of Transportation spokesman confirmed no agency dollars will be spent on the project.

    Once secured on a barge, records obtained by News 6 suggest Starship could be transported from the Indian River to the Banana River through the Canaveral Barge Canal, followed by a 15-mile cruise north to KSC.

    Starship will enter Kennedy Space Center by water next to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launchpad 39A, according to a recently-released NASA environmental impact report.

    That so-called "turn basin" is where other large rocket components have arrived at KSC by barge, including the Space Shuttle's external fuel tanks that were built in Louisiana.

    At 180 feet in height, Starship will be slightly taller and wider than the shuttle's orange fuel tanks.

    SpaceX has not disclosed what type of flight tests the Starship prototype will undergo once it arrives at Kennedy Space Center.

    In a tweet last month, SpaceX founder Elon Musk indicated that both Starship protypes could be ready to "fly" in September or October.

    Hans Koenigmann, SpaceX vice president of mission assurance, said Monday during an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics forum that SpaceX is planning more progressive "hops" at the Boca Chica site and plans to fly Starship "as soon as possible." But he was hesitant to put a definitive date on completion.

    "They are working as fast as they can, but I still don't know," Koenigmann said.

    Musk announced SpaceX will be providing an update on the Starship program Saturday.

    Ultimately, SpaceX plans to mount Starship on the top of a large booster rocket called Super Heavy, powered by 31 Raptor enginers, creating a 400-foot-tall spacecraft. It's SpaceX's fully reusable spacecraft designed for human and spacecraft launches to the moon and Mars.

    SpaceX plans to land Starship at Landing Zone 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Super Heavy will touch down on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean several miles offshore.

    According to the environmental impact report, SpaceX eventually plans to launch the spaceship about 24 times a year.

  • 08/19/2019 06:03 AM

    Dozens dismissed on day 1 of jury selection for man accused of killing Kissimmee officers

    Jury selection began Monday morning in the murder trial for Everett Miller, a Marine veteran accused of killing two Kissimmee police officers.

    Early on, 9th Circuit Judge Greg Tynan told the courtroom of about 70 potential jurors his expectations.

    "We're looking for a few good men or women who can follow the law, listen to the testimony with an open mind, not have any hidden agendas, and who can fairly decide the facts of this case," Tynan said. "Simply put, we need your help. We recognize serving on a jury for three to five weeks can present a hardship for some of you."

    Tynan dismissed dozens of juror candidates throughout the day because of hardships, because they were not Osceola County residents, because they were convicted felons, or because they didn't speak English well enough and indicated they didn't understand the proceedings or had concerns about understanding the proceedings.

    Tynan is looking to whittle down the jury pool to 12 jurors and four alternates by next Monday.

    He said the guilt phase will likely take a week and, if jurors convict Miller, they will return Nov. 12 for the penalty phase, which may include recommending a death sentence for Miller.

    Authorities said Miller, 47, shot and killed Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard on Aug. 18, 2017.

    Investigators said Baxter was responding to a call at Palmway and Cypress streets, an area known for drug dealing.

    A cellphone video clip shows Baxter calling dispatch for a sergeant after Miller refused to show his driver's license. Investigators said Miller became defensive, pulled out a gun and shot both men.

    Osceola Co. judge just asked all 73 potential jurors for Everett Miller double-murder trial if they're understanding proceedings and if they have concerns about understanding. Many said Spanish is their 1st language but understood, some said they didn't understand. #News6

    -- Erik von Ancken (@ErikNews6) August 19, 2019

    Court records later revealed that Miller had been taken into custody under Florida's Baker Act two weeks before the shooting. Miller's family said he suffers from PTSD after serving in the military.

    Miller faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Baxter and Howard and could face the death penalty if convicted.

    Sadia Baxter, Officer Baxter's widow, was in court Monday for the first day of jury selection. She told News 6 she will be in court for each day of the trial.

    [RELATED: Widow of slain Kissimmee police officer says she will attend murder trial every day]

    Watch News 6 and stay with for updates.

  • 08/17/2019 06:33 AM

    El Tapy Bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

    A 34-year-old man is dead after a fight turned deadly at a Winter Park bar.

    Orange County deputies said the fight escalated into a shooting Saturday at about 1 a.m. at El Tapy Bar on Aloma Avenue.

    The gunfire broke out after two men got into an altercation, deputies said.

    Sheriff's Office officials said Richard Rivera Jr. shot a 32-year-old man at the bar and a third person shot Rivera, killing him.

    Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

    Rivera's family and friends set up a makeshift memorial outside of the bar where they say he lost his life.

    "Richard was a loving caring, fun, outgoing, respectful person, everyone had respect toward him," said Rivera's sister, Nelisha Colon. "I wish I could have my brother back for real. I wish I could wake up from a dream and nothing ever happened."

    Rivera's family said he never made it inside the bar before he was shot. They have lots of questions about what happened.

    "We're trying to figure out if there's a little more to it. How it happened and why it happened," Colon said.

    In working to find out more about the people involved, News 6 learned Rivera has been arrested before on charges that include battery and burglary. He was arrested in June when he was accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend. His family said despite his past, he was a good guy and never deserved to die in this way.

    "It really hurts me, it really does to be honest with you," Colon said.

    Documents show that Orange County Sheriff's deputies have responded to the bar more than 100 times in the past year for reports of battery, verbal disputes and much more.

    We also know Sheriff John Mina has been pushing to shut down what he calls troubled bars and clubs in Orange County, but based on state law, he can't. He's been urging lawmakers to give law enforcement more authority to make that happen.

    Authorities said all parties are accounted for and cooperating with investigators.

    No charges have been filed. Deputies haven't yet released the identities of the other men involved.

  • 08/19/2019 05:35 PM

    Volusia authorities make multiple arrests for threats of violence in separate incidents

    Local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on people threatening to harm others, whether it's through text messages, social media or video game forums.

    Volusia County authorities arrested at least three people in the last week, and they're crediting the public for reporting alarming behavior and encouraging everyone who sees something to say something.

    "All of these threats have to be vetted," Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.

    In less than 12 hours, authorities followed a tip and arrested 25-year-old Tristan Wix outside a Daytona Beach Shores Winn Dixie parking lot on Friday. Chitwood said Wix's ex-girlfriend showed them disturbing text messages of his detailed plan to shoot and kill as many people as he could.

    "He gets arrested. We get a search warrant in his house. We recover a .22 hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammunition," the sheriff said. "Clearly, this is a person that fits the profile of what an active shooter is."

    Also on Friday, the FBI alerted the Volusia County Sheriff's Office about a 15-year-old boy who they said was on a gaming forum and threatened to shoot people at Seabreeze High School and said, "I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum."

    Deputies said the teen made up the name and never intended to cause any harm, but he was still arrested for making the threat.

    "There is no such thing in today's day and age as (saying), 'I was joking,'" Chitwood said.

    Authorities arrested 27-year-old John Deraleau on Saturday who they said stalked his ex-girlfriend in Orange City and threatened to shoot her friend's house and the entire block. The woman alerted authorities and said she was concerned because an elementary school is nearby.

    "This is how it's supposed to work. You see something, you say something (and) law enforcement does its job," Chitwood said.

  • 08/19/2019 05:07 PM

    Florida vs. Miami: How to watch, stream, listen

    The 2019 college football season starts in Orlando as No. 8 University of Florida takes on University of Miami at Camping World Stadium at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24.

    ESPN's College GameDay, the station's college football pregame show, will be taped live at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

    The last time the two teams played against each other was in 2013.

    The University of Miami won the game 21-16.

    College GameDay will take place at Disney's Magic Kingdom for Miami vs. Florida

    What channel is the game on? ESPN

    How can you listen to the game? 93.1 F.M. and 1080 A.M.

    How to stream the game?

    Who are the announcers for the game? Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor

    Which team is favored to win the game? Florida is 7.5-point Las Vegas favorite

    What is the total for the game? The total is set at 47.5

    College GameDay will take place from 9 a.m. to noon from the elevated train station on Main Street, U.S.A.

    Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes season opener in Orlando moved up 1 week

    Signs are usually one of the most memorable sights of College GameDay, but Disney has a ban on flags, banners, signs, whistles and megaphones.

    This will be the 56th time the teams will be playing against each other.

    The Hurricanes lead the series 29-26.

Storm Drain Inspection

A contractor working for the City of Lake Mary, EnviroWaste Services Group will be in the community to perform cleaning and tv inspection of the stormwater inlets and pipes. They expect to be working in the community until the end of August. Please do not park in front of the Storm Drains. The need access to preform their work. Thank you for cooperating.

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.

Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday August 7 2019 at 6:30 the Lake Mary Community Building, 140 East Wilbur Avenue (cross street Country Club Road), Lake Mary.

All owners are welcome. Please come and join us.

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.