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Stimulus program would give Florida families hundreds each month

Counting moneyPhoto byPhoto by Karolina Grabowska (Pexels) If you're noticing that your wallet is a bit emptier than usual right now, you'll want to keep reading. There is a new proposal called the Family Security Act 2.0. In this proposal, children ages five years old and under would receive $350 each month and the money would be sent to the parents. The parents of older kids would get $250 per child per month until the child turns 18 years old.
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Eatonville residents fight against planned sale, development of former school site

In a last-ditch effort to stop the sale of 100 acres of land in Eatonville, residents have banded together to try to convince the town government to reject a plan to develop the area. Orange County Public Schools has owned the plot at Wymore Road and Kennedy Boulevard near Interstate 4 since the early 1950s when a court decision transferred the land to the school board to transform the ...
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National competitions come to area

Location. Location. Location. Not surprisingly, Orlando, Tampa and Daytona Beach garner most of the attention when sporting events take a look at coming to Florida’s midsection. Yet as The Villages continues to flourish and make its mark as another central Florida hotspot, more sporting organizers are choosing to come closer to the borders of Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. The AVP beach volleyball circuit brought its 2022 season to a close Sunday on the shores of Lake Harris, as the AVP Pro Series Central Florida Open became the first December event in the circuit’s nearly 40-year history. “The AVP had not played a tournament in Central Florida since 1997,” AVP chief executive Al Lau said, “and after 25 years we were thrilled to be able to come back and work with a terrific venue at Hickory Point Beach.”

Orange County Oath of Office Ceremony to Swear in Mayor, Commissioners

On Tuesday, December 6th, Orange County’s Oath of Office Ceremony will take place to swear in Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, Orange County District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore, Orange County District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero, and Orange County Commissioner-elect District 6 Michael “Mike” Scott. It...

New Management for Bell at Universal Apartments in Orlando

Mission Rock Residential, a Denver-based national property management company, has recently acquired a new management deal for the Bell at Universal apartment homes here in Orlando. Mission Rock Residential was selected by the property’s new owners, Treeline Companies, to manage the 310-unit apartment home community. Bell at Universal is...

Marine Corps veteran celebrates 103rd birthday in Oviedo

One of the longest-living people in Oviedo reached a milestone Sunday. John Chaney celebrated his 103rd birthday. The Marine Corps veteran still rides his bike almost every day. On Saturday, the community honored him with a drive-by parade where cars lined up to to celebrate his special day. Afterward, they...

Orange County Included in Phase Two D-SNAP Benefits Program

Orange County, FL. – Orange County residents are now able to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). The benefits program will open on Monday, December 5 -7, 2022, for Flagler, Highlands, Manatee, Orange, Pinellas, and St. Johns counties. D-SNAP provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not currently receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP).

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

7 stories that shaped the city... all in one place. South Apopka Annexation Workshop: The first of many conversations. If the true goal is One Apopka, we have work to do. Annexing South Apopka will take a collaborative effort.

Former Seminole County Tax Collector, Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg sentenced to 11 years in prison

Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The ex-politician and onetime GOP wunderkind was found to have wildly abused his office. During his stint in Seminole County, he used his position to stalk political rivals, run cryptocurrency operations with government funds, defraud COVID-19 relief programs, impersonate a police officer and pay escorts for sex, including a woman who was underage at the time. A judge gave Greenberg the highest recommended sentence from prosecutors, noting that Greenberg's time in office was "truly outrageous"  and a "violation of the public trust."

Stevens Construction Completes Florida Cancer Specialists in Winter Park

Stevens Construction has completed Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC (FCS) Winter Park Village, according to Michael Waskiewicz, vice president. Stevens Construction has completed an interior 37,000-square-foot renovation of an existing building into a new cancer center, which includes an expansive treatment room, PET CT suite, blood draw room, laboratory, pharmacy, research offices, exam rooms, check-out and scheduling area and employee lounge.

Orange County may consider new photo IDs for undocumented immigrants, homeless persons

Evelin Quen couldn’t prove who she was and that meant she couldn’t sign her little brother out of school when he was sick. Brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a toddler 17 years ago, Quen recounted frustrating episodes as an undocumented person, addressing Orange County commissioners this week as the board discussed a program to offer local photo IDs for people without one. “I know that I’m not ...

Florida Says Hello To 2023 With Fun, Fantasy, Fireworks!

Florida Says Hello To 2023 With Fun, Fantasy, Fireworks!. Each New Year should be celebrated: it is a gift that marks the beginning of a new chapter in the novel of our lives. It is a time when we make resolutions –adopting a healthier lifestyle, maybe quitting smoking and starting an exercise program or opting for a more sensible diet. Perhaps we also propose to spend more time with family and friends and to be more attentive and charitable towards less fortunate members of our community. And naturally, we also look for opportunities to mark Dec. 31 with festivities and celebrations to welcome the New Year!