Friday, January 11, 2019
Hopefully, Apopka projects will receive state funds
A proposed birding park near the entrance to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive on Lust Road would be advantageous to people literally from around the world as the wildlife drive draws people from far and wide to experience the wonders of the North Shore of Lake Apopka.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Parents can become mentors
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
One I want to accomplish as your school board member is open communication with the community. I firmly believe that communication is key to fixing our problems, as well as making real gains on our goals. We cannot address issues if the issues are not known.
Early commissioner info important
by Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
After seeing the group of former commissioners pose for a picture in last week’s edition of The Apopka Chief, I decided to learn more about the earlier ones. Thus, today’s column will be about Commissioner John Talton. He served on the Orange County Commission from 1950-1966.
Israeli surgeons invent 1st fully personalized tissue implant
By Richard Corbel
The article on medicine is a fascinating report by Israeli researchers that “they have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patients own materials and cells.
What’s Their Beef?
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
President Trump’s first days in office were all about getting the camel’s nose out from under the tent… or, put another way, it’s been about stopping Government interference in the lives of Americans. That’s bad news for the “Camel Keepers”, who
believe in BIG government… one that’s all things for all people.
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The Festival of Trees captured the hearts of many Apopkans
By Francina Boykin, President of the Apopka Historical Society
Personal gain more important than security of southern border
By Nancy C. Thomas, Apopka
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- AFD helps with 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Note: This is the third of a four-part series reviewing the news of Apopka in 2018 written in the pages of The Apopka Chief. This week covers July, August, and September. Read more on happenings from last year in this week’s Apopka Chief.
- The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held Monday, January 21, the day set aside for honoring the slain civil rights leader. Get details like, time, route and parade registration on page 1A.
- Five public hearing items and four site plan items were on the agenda for the planning commission. The board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Apopka City Hall council chamber. Read more on what items were approved and specifics on each plan. See page 3A.
- Site near Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will be cleaned. Multiple Boy Scout troops will clean up the Hickerson site to prepare it for transformation into a gateway birding park, and the public is invited to volunteer. Find out when the cleanup is set for. See page 4A.
- The annual Truck and Tractor Pull in Zellwood, will be held today. Read more details on this event on page 4A.
- Apopka residents living within the city’s bear management area can get bear-resistant carts at an affordable price thanks to an $85,000 grant the city received from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission toward such purchases. Read more on how you can request a can.
- The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, serving Orange and Osceola counties, will host “Inside the Courts,” a free four-night program designed to show citizens how the judicial system operates. See more details on page 7A.
- On behalf of a nonprofit meal packaging organization, volunteers will get together and pack 100,000 meals for regional food banks – which serve more than 500 food pantries – at Thrive Apopka Church on Saturday, January 26. Read more on 1B.
- The city of Apopka is inviting Central Florida police and firefighters to compete in the second annual Cops vs. Firefighters for Cystic Fibrosis event, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. First responders will compete in events challenging their skill, physical fitness, and agility in front of cheering crowds of supporters on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway. Read more on 1B.
- Ingrid Rivera of Apopka graduated from Troy University, in Troy, Ala., during the fall 2018 semester. Rivera graduated with the Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology degree. Read more on 7B.
- PEERY’S EXTRA POINTS
2019 starts well for local teams and especially for Nate Louis
The new year started off pretty good for both the Apopka High and Wekiva High boys basketball teams. Both claimed double-digit victories in the first full week of 2019.
- West Orange downs Wekiva girls basketball team, 54-39
Another chapter was added to the recipe being consistent for the Wekiva Mustangs’ losses when the West Orange Warriors provided the opposition last Wednesday, January 9. Read more…
- Wekiva High girls basketball team start 2019 with victory
The Rob Moramarco Challenge was exactly what the Wekiva Mustangs needed after the outcome of the previous outing was a disappointing loss. Read more…
- Mustangs win once in holiday tournament played in Miami
Played during the first weekend of the new calendar year, the purpose of the Wekiva Mustangs participating in the Adidas Holiday Slam was to build team chemistry as well as bonding. Read more…