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Obituary Notice

Arlene Terman, Born 6/30/1927. Died 9/21/2016.
Married to Jack Terman on July 2, 1946 in St. Charles, MO. Married over 70 years.
Visitation: Mon. Sept. 26 at Woodlawn Chapel from 5pm-7pm
Funeral at Woodlawn Chapel Tues., Sept. 27 at 10am
Find more information in next weeks Apopka Chief and Planter

News Headlines

Apopka voter registration drive will take place on September 27

Teams of canvassers and organizers will host voter registration drives in central Florida and south Florida for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September...

Yothers Road will be closed for several months as part of...

Crews are scheduled to close Yothers Road west of Plymouth-Sorrento Road for several months beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 28. The road closing...

Public will have chance to chime in on new parking ordinance

The draft of the parking ordinance is available for community members’ review on the city’s website, ahead of the Parking Advisory Committee’s Monday, September...

Developer has big plans for Errol

A father-and-son duo out of Celebration in Osceola County have taken over control of Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol Estate, and if their...

Singing for peace

More than 100 members of the Apopka High School Blue Darter Chorus participated in the “A Voice 4 Peace” which is a worldwide awareness...

Director is familiar face in city

Only six months after hiring a new community development director, the city administration will replace the current one, Mark Reggentin, who will soon depart the...

AHS graduates remembered

Two Apopka High School alumni, Sebastian Rivera and Jenny Grisales-Cano, were honored at the Apopka Blue Darters football game.

Wekiva High School names its top teacher, support person

When Wekiva High School teachers and staff voted this year for Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year, they looked to...


City budget seems fair for all

“Nobody likes higher taxes (well, almost nobody), but sometimes an increase is necessary.”



World’s hatred of Israel only proves they’re God’s chosen

“If there needs to be any more proof that the U.N. has become anything more than a “make Israel and all Jews disappear” nutcase, I can’t think of what other purpose they have displayed without end.”

Health services has outstanding year
“The Health Services Department is among one of the most diverse departments within Orange County. The department is responsible for providing a wide range of services. From providing medical services, mental health and homelessness support, and providing crisis assistance, the Health Services Department is a major resource for all Orange County residents.”

TIME article raises many questions
By Dr. David J. Ayers, Center for Vision & Values
“For evidence of this ruin, look no further than the recent Time essay, “My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of the New American Family.”

Open Up and Say Ahhhh…

Now, don’t get me wrong, as much as I believe Hillary to be the worst possible candidate for the presidency, I didn’t cheer when she stumbled… I didn’t feel good about watching her collapse...

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Lifestyle News

For one night, AFD serves meals to benefit golf tournament

Apopka firefighters took over Something Fishy Restaurant where they served meals and drinks, and helped out in the kitchen to benefit the second annual...

Wekiva High School homecoming dress-up

Check out the photos of many students who dressed up for Wekiva's spirit week on page 1D.

Recovery at the Hope Conference to feature Glenn Foster

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Apopka will host the Recovery at the Hope Conference. Glenn “AllGood” Foster, radio operations manager at Inspiration 1680...

Community meets artists, views artwork in City Hall lobby

At An Evening with the Artists, attendees enjoyed complimentary wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres as they socialized, viewed artwork on display in the City...

School board honors WHS teacher for reading initiative

As summer 2016 approached, Orange County Public Schools launched its OCPS Reads Initiative, a program developed to encourage students to read over the summer....

Walk with Ease

Fifteen participants at three city locations walked on the first day of the Walk with Ease program offered by the Arthritis Foundation.

Other Headlines, Events and More:

  • The City Council will hold a public hearing next week to give final approval for the 2016-2017 city budget.

    • Wekiva Parkway will cause traffic stoppage on Ponkan

    • Voting for Best of Apopka scheduled to end on Sept. 28

    • Photographs and slides will be scanned free at the Museum of the Apopkans in conjunction with International Save Your Photos Day.

  • Events will be hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The community is invited to join St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in celebrating Family Night and there will be the traditional Blessing of the Animals.

  • Apopka’s Hometown Halloween in the Park will be at Kit Land Nelson Park. It will feature trick-or-treating, games, a bounce house, face painting and a family-friendly Halloween movie.

  • The first Hoops for Hope charity basketball game will be held at the CPS Sportsplex, 110 Athletes Row, Apopka.
  • Entomologist Christy LeDuc is hosting an insect safari after dark at Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland.
  • Loaves & Fishes will have the opportunity to generate $20 donations from Mullinax Ford for every valid test drive by participants in the Drive 4 UR Community event.
  • On Saturday, October 1, at 10 a.m., the Florida Living Seventh-day Ad-
    ventist Church, 600 Edgehill Place, Apopka, launches a 13-week study series featuring the Book of Job.
  • Homecoming at First Baptist Church of Tangerine is set. The special guest is Scott Humston, a full-time illusionist/humorist, who has performed at the White House and is currently viewed on the BBC in the United Kingdom.
  • The First Baptist Church of Apopka will hold a community wide First Responder Recognition.
  • First Baptist Sweetwater will have a Trunk or Treat. This is a free event for families, and the church requires that all children be accompanied by an adult. Children may also wear their favorite costume.

    • Learning continues at the library through rest of Sept. See page 4B for a listing of Library classes.

  • AHA Players’ kicks off 2nd season with two productions. The first production presented is “Sarah-Lee Dobbs Sings the British Songbook”. The second production presented is “Home Grown: A Broadway Musical Revue”.

  • National Public Lands Day at Wekiwa Springs includes garden groundbreaking

    Concerts, raffles, more are on cancer center’s October schedule of benefits

    • Brooke McGuire, a student at Wolf Lake Middle School, is continuing her books drive through Sunday, September 25. The books are for the dozens of Louisiana shcools and teachers who lost their book collections due to last summer’s flooding.

Sports News

Wekiva Mustangs play Evans in girls volleyball match

Wekiva’s Dasia Fisher keeps her eye on the ball as she returns a shot. See more photos on page 8C.

Apopka volleyball versus West Orange

With an overall record of 10-6, the Apopka Blue Darters girls volleyball team heads into the last third of the 2016 regular season. “We played...

Blue Darters meet Mustangs for a swim

The latest installment of the geographically based rivalry between the Apopka community’s two high schools, what the programs refer to as “the duel in...

Apopkan lands college soccer honor

Apopka’s Rachel Lemay, a Covenant College sophomore, was named the USA South Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Wekiva football versus Timber Creek Wolves

In what was supposed to be a match-up between teams whose mode of winning is controlling the clock through the rush, the outcome was...

Mustangs continue a tough schedule with homecoming vs Winter Park

“We played well for the majority of the contest, especially the defense,” Mustangs coach Rich Bedesem said after the contest.

History points to big victory for Apopka

Despite the one-sided history, Apopka coach Rick Darlington said the Blue Darters must improve on their own game in order to get better.

Apopka football and Dr. Phillips fight for a win

Dr. Phillips had a timeout left and about 30 seconds remained on the clock when the play started. But for some reason, the Panthers...


  • Final pass play by Dr. Phillips was perplexing call
  • Apopka firefighters are organizing the second annual Armando Borjas Jr. Golf Tournament to honor fallen firefighter Armando Borjas Jr.. Proceeds from the event will benefit a memorial scholarship fund in his name that will help send a local youth to fire and EMT school and carry on Borjas’ legacy of public service.


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