Friday, February 23, 2018
More people are taking advantage of the vote-by-mail process There are a little more than two weeks until the March 13 city of Apopka election. However, Election Day itself is becoming more and more anticlimactic in terms of long lines at the voting booths as more people are taking advantage of the vote-by-mail process, something we used to call absentee voting.
Election endorsement letters aren’t allowed. With 10 candidates running for the three seats on the Apopka City Council, it would create a logjam of letters if we were to allow them to be printed.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
We must try to curb school violence
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools
Our country is deep into a discussion of how best to protect our school children. My heart and deepest sympathies go out to students and family members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Obviously displacement replaces global warming for rising oceans
By Richard Corbeil
With record snowfall and temperature lows across the nation, including Washington, D.C., you just know that the global warming wackos would come up with a counterattack.
The Last One Standing
By Patti Bankson
Tantamount to throwing meat into a lion’s cage, it’s no surprise that the women of The View pounced on it. Also no surprise is that the women revealed more about themselves, the kind of people they are, than whatever they had to say about Pence.
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Dates set for Errol hearing. The rescheduled public hearing dates for the New Errol development proposal are Tuesday, March 20, for the Apopka Planning Commission and Tuesday, March 27, for the Apopka City Council.
- Mailed ballots for city vote continue to pour into elections office. An average of about 80 vote-by-mail ballots per day for the city of Apopka election are arriving at the Orange County supervisor of elections office.
- Apopka Fair set for March 8-11. Organized by the Rotary Club of Apopka and with the support of the city of Apopka, over the past 17 years the Apopka Fair has taken its place among the institutions of Apopka.
- State representative’s staff will be in Apopka. State Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall, 120 E. Main Street, on Tuesday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to noon for constituent outreach.
- Goodwill provides helpful assets to families and employees. In the more than two years since Goodwill Industries of Central Florida moved its Apopka location from Orange Blossom Trail to East Semoran Boulevard, the number of individuals served and placed in the workforce has soared.
- Apopka students named to president’s list. Olivia Morgan Hajduk, of Apopka, was named to the fall 2017 president’s list at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. While Melissa G. Matthews also of Apopka has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C., for the fall 2017 semester.
- The 11th annual Trash and Treasures Sale, sponsored by the Veteran’s Club of Zellwood Station, will be held on Spillman Drive in Zellwood Station at the Depot. The sale is open to the public.
- Life Line Screening will host a health screening event on Saturday, March 3, at the Fran Carlton Center, 11 N. Forest Ave., Apopka.
- Screenings can check for diabetes risk, kidney and thyroid function, possibility of cardiovascular disease, and more. Pre-registration is required. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.
- Nemours Children’s Health System will conduct a free children’s autism screening at the John Bridges Community Center, 445 W. 13th Street, Apopka. Children up to six years of age are welcome. A screening can take up to 20 minutes. See page 1B for more information.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- Will King takes over as baseball coach at Wekiva High
A new season brings a new coach to the Wekiva Mustangs baseball program.
- Golf event will aid church’s food pantry
A golf outing to benefit the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church food pantry will be held at Zellwood Station Golf Club.