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Winter Garden homeowners fight Riegl USA's proposal to build helipad in their backyard
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Winter Garden homeowners fight Riegl USA's proposal to build helipad in their backyard

Claim noise from low-flying helicopters would disturb wildlife and home-office workers, harm veterans and autistic children in nearby communities.

3 East Winter Garden women join CRA Advisory Board
Friday, November 12, 2021

3 East Winter Garden women join CRA Advisory Board

"Once the community is involved, we'll have a better outcome," says Jamie Holley (right), president of One Winter Garden.

Qualifying period for Oakland Town Commission election opens Friday
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Qualifying period for Oakland Town Commission election opens Friday

2022 election season kicks off for two municipal seats. Look for VoxPopuli's upcoming voting guide.

Ocoee pet retailer wins right to continue selling puppies amid controversy that it deals with puppy mills
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ocoee pet retailer wins right to continue selling puppies amid controversy that it deals with puppy mills

Owners helped draft the compliance ordinance meant to police their business.

Contract talks between Ocoee and union firefighters flame out
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Contract talks between Ocoee and union firefighters flame out

After months of haggling, the city refused to sign off on its own proposal unless the union caved on wages. Now it's up to a special magistrate from the Public Employees Relations Commission.

Census shows significant population growth, greater racial and ethnic diversity in the region from Ocoee to Oakland
Friday, October 1, 2021

Census shows significant population growth, greater racial and ethnic diversity in the region from Ocoee to Oakland

Orange County's new online census dashboard provides detailed population data, showing a significant population growth in Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere and Winter Garden

“There are hazards associated with babies not having clean diapers”
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

“There are hazards associated with babies not having clean diapers”

When disposable diapers cost as much as $80 for the approximately 300 diapers a baby needs each month, low-wealth families often come up about 19 diapers short. Winter Garden diaper doyenne Sharon Lyles is spotlighting this ongoing issue within our communities during National Diaper Need Awareness Week.

"This is our city, our town, our government. You're in our hierarchy now. You’re in the city of Ocoee.”
Thursday, September 23, 2021

"This is our city, our town, our government. You're in our hierarchy now. You’re in the city of Ocoee.”

In a rebuke to Orange County, Ocoee votes to revise its own controversial pet retailer ordinance to include oversight and regulation.

Ocoee keynoter politicizes 9/11 memorial event
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Ocoee keynoter politicizes 9/11 memorial event

A former New York City firefighter took the opportunity to criticize Afghanistan withdrawal and bring up Benghazi. The only thing missing was a mention of Her Emails.

With talk of heroes and calls for unity and remembrance, Ocoee marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Saturday, September 11, 2021

With talk of heroes and calls for unity and remembrance, Ocoee marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Local officials and residents gathered at the Withers-Maguire House where 2,977 miniature American flags dotted the lawn — one for each life lost in the terrorist attacks.

Art imitates a broader slice of life at the Garden Theatre
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Art imitates a broader slice of life at the Garden Theatre

“We needed to address the Garden’s checkered past of diversity and inclusivity,” said artistic director Joseph C. Walsh.

The Ex-Files
Monday, August 23, 2021

The Ex-Files

VoxPopuli made a public records request and obtained a former Ocoee firefighter’s disciplinary files from a previous job. Was that an accident … or retaliation?

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