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  • 08/09/2020 08:33 AM

    Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

    Simon Cowell has broken his back while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California.
  • 08/08/2020 11:31 PM

    Staff members, parents anxious as Orange County students get ready for virtual learning

    In less than 48 hours, schools in Orange County will be starting. Parents say this has been a stressful and busy weekend preparing.
  • 08/08/2020 03:53 PM

    Orange County deputy shoots armed man at Florida Mall, sheriff says

    Residents are asked to avoid the Florida Mall due to law enforcement activity in the area Friday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
  • 08/08/2020 02:43 PM

    Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

    The Census Bureau has another challenge as widespread door-knocking for the 2020 survey begins next week.
  • 08/08/2020 02:24 PM

    Florida health officials report 187 additional COVID-19 related deaths

    The Florida Department of Health on Saturday reported 8,502 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Florida to 526,577.
  • 08/08/2020 02:15 PM

    ‘It came alive:’ NASA astronauts describe experiencing splashdown in SpaceX Dragon

    NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken described in detail what it felt like and sounded like when SpaceX’s spacecraft came roaring back down to Earth for a successful splash down in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

    The astronauts said they were surprised by how similar the experience was to what SpaceX had prepared them for.

    The astronauts answered questions from NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Tuesday for the first time since they landed back on their home planet.

    Hurley and Behnken launched on the SpaceX Dragon capsule, nicknamed Endeavour, from Kennedy Space Center on May 30, arriving on the International Space Station the next day. The launch marked the first human spaceflight from Florida’s coast in nearly nine years.

    After more than two months in space, the duo journeyed back to Earth in Dragon Endeavour in about 19 hours, sleeping overnight in the spacecraft before the splashdown.

    [MORE COVERAGE: What needs to happen before SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour flies astronauts again? | Private boaters swarmed SpaceX spacecraft landing site]

    The landing Sunday went smoothly by all accounts as the spacecraft slowly descended into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola all while Tropical Storm Isaias was barreling up Florida’s Atlantic coast. The event marked the first spacecraft splashdown in 45 years.

    Behnken and Hurley both said the videos SpaceX showed them of what they would see and hear and when they would experience it were very accurate. The videos were recorded when the SpaceX Crew Dragon made its first trip to the ISS but without astronauts on board last year.

    Behnken walked through every step describing the descent to Earth.

    Support teams and curious recreational boaters arrive at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
    Support teams and curious recreational boaters arrive at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) (NASA/Bill Ingalls/)

    The first part of the de-orbit events happened when the spacecraft separated from the trunk while Dragon was still in low-Earth orbit.

    “All the separation events from the trunk separation through the parachute firings were very much like getting hit in the back of the chair with a baseball bat, you know, just a crack,” Behnken said.

    Next, as the Dragon began its deorbit burn the capsule began coming back down to Earth.

    “As we kind of descended through the atmosphere, I personally was surprised at just how quickly all the events all transpired. It seemed like just a couple minutes later after the burn was complete, we could look out the windows and see the clouds rushing by at a much accelerated rate,” Behnken said.

    Behnken said the two continued to talk to each other even while experiencing 4.2 G-forces, even cracking a few jokes.

    While the spacecraft heat shield protects the capsule and the astronauts, Behnken described a “warming of the capsule on the inside,” as it descended through Earth’s atmosphere.

    Behnken said next, before the parachutes deployed, they could feel Crew Dragon maneuver itself for re-entry using its thrusters.

    “It came alive. It started to fire thrusters and keep us pointed in the appropriate direction, the atmosphere starts to make noise, you can hear that rumble outside the vehicle,” Behnken said. “It doesn’t sound like a machine. It sounds like an animal coming through the atmosphere.”

    The astronauts could feel the parachutes, first the drogue chutes, then the main parachutes deploy as the spacecraft slowed from 350 mph to near 15 mph for splashdown.

    Behnken said “it was a pretty significant jolt” when the parachutes deployed.

    Hurley and Behnken both complimented the teams at SpaceX that built the spacecraft.

    “The vehicle was rock solid right up until the nominal drogue (parachute) deploy,” Hurley said, later adding, “My compliments to SpaceX and the Commercial Crew Program, the vehicle performed exactly how it was supposed to.”

    The launch, docking and splashdown marked the final test flight for SpaceX’s astronaut capsule before NASA can issue a certification for regular flights for its astronauts. The spacecraft will be thoroughly inspected and refurbished before it flies another astronaut crew as early as next year.

    After landing in the Gulf, the astronauts had to wait about an hour before the hatch was opened and they were helped out. That wait was partially due to some curious boaters who approached despite the Coast Guard attempting to warn them off and then because of a potential fume hazard.

    While they waited, the astronauts used the satellite phone to make a few calls. The called any numbers they could remember, according to Hurley, including the flight director in Houston.

    NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, holds the hand of his wife Karen Nyberg as their son Jack, 10 looks on, after Hurley and astronaut Robert Behnken walked out of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020. The two astronauts will fly on a SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
    NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, holds the hand of his wife Karen Nyberg as their son Jack, 10 looks on, after Hurley and astronaut Robert Behnken walked out of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020. The two astronauts will fly on a SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux/)

    “‘Hi, this is Bob and Doug, we’re in the ocean,‘” Hurley said they told the flight director.

    The astronauts then called their wives, who were together in Houston, to tell them they had a safe landing.

    “Having gone through this as a family member, you’re kind of helpless until you hear the voice of your loved one on the other end and this was a great chance to reassure them that we were in the water. We were OK. We were feeling good,” Hurley said.

    After getting out of the spacecraft, the astronauts were taken by helicopter back to land. Then by jet back to Houston where they enjoyed some pizza, their first meal on Earth in more than 60 days.

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  • 08/08/2020 02:06 PM

    Warrant issued for man connected to fatal shooting at a large block party

    Orlando police have issued a warrant for a man’s arrest who police say is connected to a November shooting that left 1 dead and multiple injured.
  • 08/08/2020 01:04 PM

    5 things to know about moving into UCF dorms during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Hundreds of University of Central Florida students are moving into their dorm rooms ahead of the fall semester, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, move-in day looks a little different this year.
  • 08/08/2020 01:00 PM

    Officials ask for public’s help after fatal crash in Port Orange

    The Port Orange Police Department is investigating a crash that left one driver dead.
  • 08/08/2020 12:00 PM

    Titusville police arrest barricaded suspect, hold him with no bond

    Titusville police arrested a man involved in a domestic disturbance Friday afternoon, according to the Titusville Police Department.

    Police responded to the 3700 block of Militia Drive at 12:15 p.m. Police said a man was possibly armed and barricaded inside the home.

    Investigators said that Gregory Allen Avery, 59, “snared the adult female victim around her neck with his belt” in an effort to choke her. Additionally, Avery destroyed her cell phone after she called the police for help.

    Titusville police at the scene of a home on Militia Drive on Aug. 7, 2020. (Image: James Sparvero/WKMG)
    Titusville police at the scene of a home on Militia Drive on Aug. 7, 2020. (Image: James Sparvero/WKMG)

    “Officers arrived on scene and the suspect denied them entry to the residence and barricaded himself in the home,” authorities said. “The Titusville Police S.W.A.T. Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were deployed to the residence.”

    According to a report, Avery left the home around 2:30 p.m. after negotiations by police.

    Avery was taken into custody and charged with Felony Domestic Battery with Choking and Witness Tampering, authorities said. He was booked into the Brevard County Jail and is being held without bond.

    The woman refused medical treatment and was also arrested on unrelated charges, officials said.


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.

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.

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 Sept. 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.at 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.


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