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Friday, September 9, 2022

We get a sneak peek at "La Florida" at the Town of Oakland's Arts & Heritage Center

Come along with VoxPopuli as we tour highlights of this exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photos and artifacts that celebrate Latin art in Florida for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Highlights from Anna Eskamani's "rapid-fire" panel of abortion-rights advocates

Shea Cutliff of R.I.S.E. Initiative; Arlo Dennis of Trans Fertility Co. and Stephanie Loraine Piñeiro and Guerdy Remy of Florida Action Network talk abortion action funds, the importance of abortion stories and why overturning Roe is only the beginning of the rights SCOTUS wants to roll back.

Monday, June 6, 2022

"Are you gonna be honest with what we talkin' about here, and do the right thing?"

The Dover Kohl team listened to community member ideas and produced a 3D model film to bring the concepts to life. There's $22 million in the CRA budget to build. One question remains: Is the plan on track?

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Affordable housing, green spaces top needs list at EWG community meeting

Urban planners from Dover Kohl met with East Winter Garden residents, business owners and community leaders over three days to get input about their visions for community revitalization. VoxPopuli takes you inside these meetings to put together a 20-year plan that was begun in 2017.

Friday, June 3, 2022

"This is a community that's really committed to this plan"

In our exclusive interview, Dover Kohl urban planner Jason King, who specializes in revitalizing African-American communities, talks about affordable housing, sustainable businesses, utilizing the CRA to create jobs, and bringing a grocery store to this food desert.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Winter Garden approves inter-local agreement to annex East Winter Garden

Winter Garden's city commission inches closer to annexing the remaining 60-plus, Orange County-governed residential properties in the historic Black neighborhood, with an important change.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“As long as they don’t harass us, we’ll be good”

Construction of the Winter Garden Police Department's "pop-up" police station and community development center in East Winter Garden is expected to be completed Wednesday, but not everyone is comfortable with it.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Buffalo Soliders Motorcycle Clubs honor those killed in the Ocoee Massacre

The Buffalo Soliders Motorcycle Clubs in Orlando and Tampa rode Saturday to honor African-Americans who died in the Ocoee Massacre, which occurred in 1920, because they tried to exercise their right to vote.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

It's National Voter Registration Day!

It's a nonpartisan civic holiday to get Americans registered to vote because as many as 1 in 4 who are eligible aren't registeredt. VoxPopuli talked with Equal Ground's Nicole Benton about how Florida has a new law that aims to suppress voters' rights.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Pastor Hodge Trains for 1965 Civil Rights Walk

Pastor Hodge trains for the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March as he also tries to raise awareness about "racial tensions" in East Winter Garden.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Orange County demos assistive voting machines

It's National Disability Voter Registration Week and the Supervisor of Elections' hands-on event helped promote awareness about the Express Vote technology that will be available to voters with disabilities at every polling location during the 2022 election.

Monday, 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."