Friday, December 4, 2020
Birding festival will feature many field trips
The fifth annual North Shore Birding Festival on Lake Apopka will include four days loaded with 42 field trips. Get all the details on page 1A.
City plans free holiday concert on December 12
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform an annual Holiday Pops concert at the Apopka amphitheater. Read 3A for full details.
Apopka charity seeks aid
Loaves & Fishes is getting ready for the holiday season and is in donations. See page 4A for more information.
County may reopen CARES portal soon
Orange County might reopen its CARES Act portal for individual and families grants one final time. Read more on page 5A.
Food boxes avalibale day after Thanksgiving
Next Step Ministries of First Baptist, the Big Potato Foundation of Apopka, and United Against Poverty Centers have come together to offer the food boxes at a low price. Read more details on page 5A.
Give thanks to Foliage Sertoma for parade
There will, however, be a band from Bishop Moore Catholic High School of Orlando and even two bagpipe units to entertain us.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Folks need prayers in these times
By Christine Moore
Neighborhood makeovers provide fertile ground for building social capital and building collaborative partnerships. I am excited about several new opportunities for the Thompson Road area and the west Lockhart area near Rose Avenue and Clarcona-Ocoee Road.
LaunchEd at home is approved
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
The hardest part of educating our children during a pandemic has been the uncertainty. The uncertainty of when schools would open, how they would open, what options would be available, and how long the options would be offered.
When the Israelis reduce cost and improve results, it’s just natural
By Richard Corbeil
This month’s “Levitt Letter” contained a science article as well as the medicine piece on three Jewish scientists who shared the Nobel Prize for finding the hepatitis C virus.
Maybe It’s Time
By Patti Bankson
Now I see the “error of my ways” and have returned to reality because it’s just not happening. Want proof? Here it comes …
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Apopka gets playoff visit from Lake Mary
For the second week in a row, the Apopka Blue Darters will face a team in the postseason that they played during the regular season. Read this story on page 1B.
Apopka Boy Scout Troop 211 will hold a Pancake Breakfast With Santa Saturday, December 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Park Ave., Apopka, beginning at 7:30 a.m.