Friday, February 21, 2020
There are several ways to vote in upcoming March 17 elections
We need to make sure that each member of the City Council, including the mayor and the four commissioners, keeps our best interest at heart, does their homework, and stays involved in the community.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Giving encouragement to Lockhart
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
While serving on the school board, I worked diligently to document and preserve the history of Apopka and its schools. Now that I am on the county commission and representing additional communities, I’m working on a similar project in a large unincorporated area south of the city. Read Moore on page 2A.
Football teams, crossing guards celebrated
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
Some people think school board meetings can be pretty boring. I actually find them really interesting for the most part, which I guess is a good thing since I’m a board member!
When a socialist runs for U.S. president, shouldn’t we spell it ‘Burnie’?
By Richard Corbeil, Corbeil’s Corner
In studying Wikipedia’s biography of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, its summary of his positions on the major issues of our times portray a man without morality and completely fixed on targeting the United States for third-world status.
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
And yet, Stacey Adams, loser in the 2018 Georgia Democratic race for Governor, showed up on “The View” – ABC’s stellar example of liberal ‘intelligence’…
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- City staff hears updates on proposed housing
Three possible housing developments – one of them newly proposed – came before the city of Apopka’s Development Review Committee (DRC). Read the full story on page 1A.
- Early voting will be held March 2-15 for upcoming elections
Any registered voter who lives within the city limits of Apopka will be eligible to vote in the municipal election, while only registered Democrats and Republicans will be allowed to vote in their respective presidential preference primary because Florida is a closed primary state. Get details on page 3A.
- City will allow Duke Energy to stage here during disasters
The Apopka City Council approved a staging site agreement with Duke Energy to let the electric power company use two city-owned properties for temporary staging areas during emergency disasters. Turn to page 4A for details.
- NORWF is offering student scholarships. Each year, the Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated (NORWF) offers the Alice Beth Miner Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Alice Beth Miner, a resident of Apopka who was well known for her community involvement. Read more on page 1B.
- Sweetwater Oaks Garden Fair is set. The 15th annual Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club’s Garden Fair will be held Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The fair will be held at Protegrity Place, 260 Wekiva Springs Rd., Longwood. Admission and parking are free. Read more on page 1B.
- Railway Historical Society will have lecture on history of locomotive fleet on March 9. The Central Florida Railway Historical Society welcomes the public to a free lecture on the history of Florida Central’s locomotive fleet presented by Andrew Schwerin at the Central Florida Railroad Museum located at 101 S. Boyd Street, Winter Garden. The program starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9. Read more on page 4B.
- Central Florida Health Centers is awarded as best and brightest. Central Florida based Community Health Centers, Inc., which has a medical office in Apopka, was recently announced as a Best and the Brightest Company to Work For by National Association for Business Resources (NABR), for the second consecutive year. Read more on page 5B.
- Congregation BethAm will host bingo nights. The community is invited to play bingo at Congregation BethAm, 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood (across from Wekiva Cove) on Sunday, February 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read more on page 2B.
Radio show to focus on AHS baseball
The show will focus on the 2020 Apopka Blue Darters baseball team under coach Bobby Brewer, who is in his first season as head baseball coach, but served several seasons as an assistant after playing for the Blue Darters in the late 1970s. Get full details on page 1C.