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Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life

Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Ingredients 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin spice mix 1 tablespoon butter or margarine ½ cup chopped pecans, optional 5 cups popped popcorn Directions In a large saucepan or pot, heat brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice mix over medium heat. Cook, while stirring, […]

Together, We Weathered the Storm.

Welcoming, nurturing, good neighbors. Since a volunteer launched the movement in London back in 1844, that’s who the YMCA organization has been. When Hurricane Irma ripped through Central Florida in September, that’s who our local YMCA of Central Florida was – a good neighbor to all in this community. They opened their doors not just […]

How To Get FEMA Assistance: All Central Florida Counties Now Eligible

On Sept. 13, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was notified that Orange County qualified for FEMA assistance through the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida. Other counties included in the Declaration: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, […]

How To Apply For FEMA Disaster Assistance After Hurricane Irma

Central Florida residents are receiving a little bit of good news after Hurricane Irma: they can now apply for disaster relief help through FEMA. Emergency management officials made the recent announcement that Central Florida residents whose property suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma now have the opportunity to receive help through FEMA. A total of 21 […]

After Irma: Road, Bridge Updates

The Florida Department of Transportation said Monday that it is continuing to assess its facilities throughout Central Florida. Here’s the latest update on roads and bridges in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Sumter, Marion, Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Volusia counties: All state road bridges are open. All movable bridges have been inspected and are open to vehicular […]

City of Orlando Press Release: Hurricane Irma Update

September 8, 2017 – ORLANDO, FL – At a press conference today at 1:30 p.m., the City of Orlando issued the following information to keep the community informed and up to date on Hurricane Irma preparations: Orlando Mayor Dyer has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Orlando. The City’s Emergency Operations Center […]

Hurricane Irma Disney World Theme Park Closures and Updates

Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will be closing at 7 P.M. Saturday.  Magic Kingdom and Epcot will be closing at 9 P.M. on Saturday. The parks are closed until Monday, with  reopening on Tuesday. All evening shows will be cancelled for Saturday night as well. Disney Springs will also be closing at 9 p.m. on Saturday, […]

What Happens When Your Child’s ACT Test Date is Canceled

Safety is the priority. However, so is your child’s future. Here is the inside scoop on what to do when your child’s ACT test date is canceled. ACT tests in numerous Florida and Texas test centers have been canceled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Multiple students who have been preparing for their September 9, […]

Sandbag Distribution Points for Central Florida Counties

Update: 09/07/2017 3:30 PM: City of Orlando Opens Additional Sandbag Distribution Site in Preparation of Hurricane Irma Sandbags Will Now Also Be Distributed at Camping World Stadium  WHAT: The City of Orlando has opened a second location to give sandbags away to help residents prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. **Residents must show […]

Disaster-Related Phone Apps: A Life-Saving Device!

Disaster-Related Applications With the latest incidents of natural and unanticipated disasters, there seems to be a greater need than ever to explore faster and more effective methods of activating relief efforts. Communications technologies — including the use of social and mobile tools — continue to play increasing roles in emergency and rescue efforts as well […]

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