Friday, December 7, 2018
Darlington – leaving but never forgotten
To a man, they highly praised their former coach and the influence he had on them as men. The discipline that Darlington has in the football program translates into real life, as well and the joy and disappointment that naturally comes from athletic competition.
George H. W. Bush lived a life of service to our country
The passing last week and memorial services of President George H. W. Bush this week bring back memories of a man who truly sought to bring about a kinder and gentler society.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Moore gives thanks for support
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
This election for me was about earning the trust and confidence of the citizens. I had to prove I had the experience, vision, and talent to become their leader.
Exciting and enlightening first week
By Melissa Byrd, orange County School Board, District 7
It was an exciting, educational, and enlightening week. As a new school board member, I understand there is a lot to learn. At the association conference, I attended a New School Board Member Academy with sessions on building community through communication, current education, and political issues, and many more.
Israeli scientist is going after Alzheimer’s disease
By Richard Corbel, Corbeil’s Corber
The December issue of the Levitt Letter contains an article by Abagail Klein Leichman that offers some hope of prevention in the near future, covering a positive approach by an Israeli brain researcher in developing a vaccine against this devastating disease.
by Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
In the midst of kind words and accolades for President George H.W. Bush, who died last weekend, someone introduced a discordant-sour-note … political, of all things, of all times.
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- The Apopka City Council voted unanimously to table a decision in increasing the density of a subdivision until after the developer meets with Rock Springs Ridge residents, who requested further details on the project. Read more on the proposed development.
- The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity has been chosen to receive a $500,000 endowment from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation to upgrade and enhance its software and technology.
- The judges have been named for the annual Apopka Christmas Parade that will step off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8. The route will go from Third Street north along Park Avenue to Votaw Road. Traditionally, the parade takes about two hours to complete.
- Loaves & Fishes, a faith-based social service organization in Apopka, is seeking donations for its Christmas distribution days. Loaves & Fishes is located at 206 E. 8th St., Apopka. The website is www.loavesandfishesapopka.com.
- The Orange County Clerk of Courts recently launched a new feature on its website that allows customers to purchase a packet or multiple packets of forms required for civil and family matters right online.
- Wekiva basketball splits contests with University and Colonial
Successive points on two stretches of three consecutive possessions was the difference during the contest played on Friday, November 30 and against the Cougars. An uncontested lay-up put the Grenadiers ahead on the first possession of the contest played Wednesday, November 28.
- Even though the four-day event is a little more than a month away, the schedule for the annual Metro vs. Florida Challenge hosted by Apopka High boys basketball coach Scott Williams and the Blue Darters boys basketball team has been finalized.