Kennedy’s words should still ring true
By The Apopka Chief
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 56 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke these immortal words: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Neighborhood Pride grants are unique
Bryan Nelson, County Commissioner District 2
If you are looking for a funding opportunity to beautify and revitalize your neighborhood or assist a community organization, Orange County may be able to help. This is made possible through the Neighborhood Pride Grants.
Several factors determine school building
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public School Board Member
The one question I get asked routinely is why the district doesn’t build schools before they are needed to avoid portables. I’m sure many of the readers also have wondered about this situation.
There’s no question of who M.L.K. Jr. would have voted for
By Richard Corbel
All the media coverage I saw Monday was completely devoid of mentioning his political affiliation and what he meant when he uttered the famous phrase, “Free at last!” Of course, when you know that he and his father, MLK Sr. were staunch, lifelong…
Enemies of the State and the People
by Patti Bankson
Instead, Democrats are serving up more whining, and complaining, and promises not to attend. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) who seems to be the official voice/leader of the left side of the isle, said in an NBC interview, he doesn’t see this president-elect as a “legitimate president.”
Letters to the Editor:
Parking ordinance is supported
Your Opinion Counts. Send a Letter to The Editor
By Dan Burrington
I felt that the committee hadn’t adequately addressed the last-minute changes prohibiting parking across from other driveways.
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Birds are the star of show at annual Birdapalooza
- Birdapalooza is a free event that showcases the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore and its unique habitat for hundreds of bird species and other wildlife.
- State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall for constituent outreach.
- City staff reviews accessibility
By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff
- Sponsorships sought for AHS Special Olympics
- The Apopka Special Olympics program would like to have Apopka-area businesses involved by printing their business names on signs and putting the signs leading up the entrance to Roger Williams Field at Apopka High.
- Schools leader appointed to national post
By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff
- Families and children can meet Apopka’s police officers for the next Cookies and Milk with a Cop (Storytime, Too) at the North Orange Branch Library.
- The Freshman Fair for current eighth graders who will be ninth graders at Wekiva High School next school year will be held in the Wekiva High auditorium.
- Entomologist Christy LeDuc will lead the Insect Safari about how insects can survive the winter at Oakland Nature Preserve.
- The Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) will host Henry’s Valentine Party at ARC.
- First Baptist Church of Tangerine will host a Fifth Sunday Evening Sing. Musical guests will include the Bradshaws, Randy Powell, and Michelle Harris, who will join the Lovetts and Alan Brandel.
- January’s halfway over, but not finished for North Orange Branch programs. Most classes are free but require pre-registration.
- The Apopka Woman’s Club is accepting applications for the scholarships the organization awards annually. It is open to Apopka-area young women who are high school seniors, and also to an adult woman who is continuing her education.
- The Wekiva High School Guidance Department and a representative from the Office of Student Financial Assistance will be hosting a FAFSA Help Night in the Media Center. FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.”