Friday, March 22, 2019
Apopka’s special events reflect its community spirit
Yes, we have our modern-day issues like anywhere else, but one thing that Apopka has that very few communities still have is a spirit of wanting to help others and make contributions to the betterment of those who live here.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
All need to take action now
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
You and I have little influence over foreign policy, how other families choose to live their lives, or manage their households, or what goes on every day in the legislative chambers in Tallahassee. Yet, we can do a bang-up job in our own areas of responsibility. There is a time and place to air concerns, grieve, and ask questions. Likewise, there is a time and place to take action. Now is that time.
Classrooms are embracing creativity
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
I was so moved that I mentioned to our area superintendent Dr. Rahim Jones, that we need to publicize the positive things going on more often. Unfortunately, teachers as a whole are not great at self promoting. Teaching is a giving profession and they often are used to not getting attention for the wonderful things they are doing. This needs to change. We need to highlight the great things going on in the classrooms.
Journalism has a ‘new sheriff in town’ who is well-armed
by Richard Corbel
I always loved the expression “There’s a new sheriff in town” from the early days of movies from Hollywood. Very often, they were referring to my favorite, Sheriff John Wayne, who couldn’t be matched in that role. As I approach my 85th birthday on March 26, after a long life of writing for industrial advertising and journalism, I was completely taken by the three separate sections of The Epoch Times.
Strangers in a Foreign Land
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
Living next to a state park means having some interesting visitors and checking our yard each morning before letting out our inquisitive, fearless little pup who might meet some “bad guys” and get hurt faster than we can keep up with her.
Letters to the Editor:
April emphasizes changes and values of 911 resource
Orange County 911 administration
In 2008, the United States Congress established April as National 911 Education Month. In Orange County, we begin this month-long campaign to help our citizens of all ages recognize the importance of 911 and the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response in times of crisis.
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- Loaves & Fishes, an Apopka faith-based social services organization, will hold its annual Walk For Hunger. There will be prayer, fantastic raffle prizes (gift cards to restaurants, stores and more), and awards. The walk is three miles long. More specifics and procedures of this event are on page 1B.
- Over 150 shops indoor and outdoor will be part of Trader Mae’s Decor Market’s annual Spring Fling Festival. More information on the festival can be found on page 1B.
- Wolf Lake Elementary School will host family event, “Super Hero, Super Health.” Find out what activities are planned for families at this event – a partnership with Apopka Fire Department, Apopka Police Department, AdventHealth, and others.
- The annual Spring Rummage Sale will be held at Zellwood Station. The community is invited to come early for the best deals and take advantage of this annual event. See more information on this upcoming event on page 1B of this week’s Apopka Chief.
- International Children’s Book Day will be celebrated at the North Orange Library Branch. See pages 2B & 7B for a list of Library classes and events.
- Center focuses on poison preventive measures and outdoor hazards. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center–Jacksonville is educating the public on poison prevention and outdoor hazards during National Poison Prevention Week. Read more on this important topic on page 3B.