Voices

Remembering 9/11 ... 20 Years Later

September 13, 2021

"Present colors!"

Ocoee's police and fire departments honor guards helped the city mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Police officer Duane Hunt sang "The Star Spangled Banner."

Community Voices

August 28, 2021

Winter Garden Covid-19 vaccine effort gets boost from U.S. Rep. Val Demings

Congresswoman Val Demings (D) hosted a Covid-19 vaccine clinic with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and 26Health at the Tildenville Missionary Baptist Church Friday afternoon in Winter Garden.

Community Voices

August 2, 2021

State Rep. Thompson explains her African-American history bill

The proposed legislation ties school superintendents' salaries to the adequate teaching of African-American history curriculum.

Community Voices

June 7, 2021

How are you celebrating Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the day on June 19, 1865, when the last of the Confederacy's 250,000+ enslaved Black people learned that they were freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. VoxPopuli asked folks how they planned to mark the day. Here's what they told us.

9/11, 20 years later

September 10, 2021

9/11 Imagery and artifacts on display in Winter Garden

A New York first responder who was at Ground Zero on 9/11 created an exhibit “to keep that memory alive.”

Local Government Matters

August 18, 2021

Winter Garden City Manager’s Report 8/12/21

The Winter Garden city manager reports on status of city's ambulance service launch, emergency rental assistance and other matters of interest to residents.

Community Voices

July 17, 2021

Bracy speaks about the scholarship/Ocoee Massacre reparations fund

At the Florida Legislative Update Thursday, during a gathering of local Black lawmakers, VoxPopuli asked state Sen. Randolph Bracy (D) about his scholarship/Ocoee Massacre reparations fund that was passed during the legislative session.

May 29, 2021

In the year after George Floyd's murder, has anything changed?

As we marked the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis under Derek Chauvin's knee -- and Chauvin's subsequent conviction for murder -- we asked area residents what, if anything, changed here. This is what they told us.

Local Government Matters

August 31, 2021

Winter Garden City Commission Meeting 8/26/21

This regular meeting of the City Commission took place at City Hall. You can also view the video on our YouTube channel along with other videos that we produce.

Community Voices

August 16, 2021

East Winter Garden's Marvelous Rodgers on her neighborhood's key issues

VoxPopuli asked Marvelous Bing Rodgers, East Winter Garden Community Resource Navigator, about the biggest issues her community is facing at present. Here's what she told us.

Community Voices

July 6, 2021

What makes you proud of America?

VoxPopuli asked residents attending Winter Garden's Fourth of July parade about their thoughts about America and the annual celebration of nationhood.

April 4, 2021

Vaccine passports: Pro or con?

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order banning businesses from requiring proof of vaccination status. VoxPopuli hit the streets to find out what people thought about vaccine passports. Here's what they told us.

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