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Everything ready for 54th edition of Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
Everything ready for 54th edition of Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
Read about all the plans being made to celebrate the Apopka Art & Foliage Festival - artists, nurseries, entertainment and more.

A look at a year with Mayor Kilsheimer
A look at a year with Mayor Kilsheimer
Joe Kilsheimer made national news when he defeated longtime Apopka Mayor John H. Land in April 2014. Read what grade the Mayor give his year as well as what he wishes he could to over.

Storm damage apopka, plymouth sorrento
A stormy evening
Read about damages in the area during stormy weather.

OUR POSITION:

All-in-all, under new Mayor city government
performing well

"With a year in the books of the Mayor Joe Kilsheimer administration, Apopka continues to chug along on its day-to-day services." Read about how Mayor Kilsheimer is running the city.

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY:
OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Are you and I the gorillas in the room? No way, José!

"Undoubtedly, the most divisive factor between biblical believers and humanist scientists is the age of the Earth and its origin." Read about the origin of earth, earth's true age and scientific facts to prove them.

More details on Orange County zoning

"This week, I will remain in the zoning theme and explain what it is that the Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment does."

School names here full of history

"I will be forever grateful to Mayor John Land for suggesting such grand and important names for our schools in the Apopka area." Read about the history of the names of area schools.

Meanwhile...

"Meanwhile, our president’s refusal to defend Christianity and Christian lives… his reticence to call these terrorists what they are… barbarians... continues." Read about this "Meanwhile" and more "Meanwhiles" practiced by government officials.

Environmental efforts past and present in Orange County

"Several other citizens’ names come to mind that also played a significant role in the environment as stewards." Read how the history of local developments effected the environment and what current developments require more research.

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Lifestyle & Community headlines
Pre-K kids plant garden, learn healthy living Apopka
Pre-K kids plant garden, learn healthy living
The children of John Bridges Community Center’s Head Start program got their hands dirty. Literally. Find out what the children learned is necessary for growing a garden.
Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce annual fashion show scenes
Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce annual fashion show scenes
See photos from the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce annual fashion show on page 11A.
Margaret Beavais
Artist copes with stroke by creating glass art
Margaret Beavais will display her art such as these two works at the 54th annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. Find out how creating art has helped her situation.
Woodworker looking forward to Apopka festival
Woodworker looking forward to Apopka festival
As a first-year participant in the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, Jeffrey Matter said he is “looking forward” to showcasing his many woodworks. Read about his artwork and technique on page 12A.
Hundreds support Relay for Life at Apopka High
Hundreds support Relay for Life at Apopka High
Relay for Life of Apopka was a huge success. Find out how many survivors and supporters attended as well as how much money was raised. See page 1A.

 

Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • City looking for employers to help with summer jobs program. FInd out who the jobs are being prepared for and what they will provide workers with. See page 1A.
  • The 2015 Apopka Community Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held in conjunction with the 64th National Day of Prayer. Get full details on this city-wide event on page 3A.
  • Regular schedule set for mobile license van. Find out when Florida License on Wheels will be in town on page 3A.
  • Investigation ongoing in suspension of local Apopka Police officer. Read more on page 3A.
  • Home invasions can happen to anyone at almost any time, so the Apopka Police Department now offers free home assessments to help residents stay safe. More details and how you can request an invasion assessment on page 6A.
  • State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka. See her hours on page 6A.
  • The Apopka High School Darter Chorus will present On Broadway, a variety show featuring several of the groups from the AHS chorus. Get show times and dates on page 1B.
  • The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, started a new outreach ministry last fall called Feeding Apopka’s Hungry. The church is currently seeking support. Find out how you can help in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The annual Community Yard Sale to benefit the Zellwood Community. Get donation and event information on this yard sale on page 1B.
  • Board member Francina Boykin will be the guest speaker at The Apopka Historical Society general meeting. See full details on the upcoming meeting on page 1B.
  • First Baptist Church of Tangerine will host a special event for women named "Nuggets of Grace." The event is sponsored by Women on Mission, a group at the church. Read more information on page 2B.
  • Get a taste of the outdoors with these Arbor Day picnic recipes. See Kapers on page 6B.
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AHS baseball will play for district title vs. Olympia, Hunter Rotarius
AHS baseball will play for district title vs. Olympia
For the third year in a row, the Apopka Blue Darters baseball team will play for the District 8A-3 championship. Read about their goals and performance this past season.

Darters must replace players at core of unmatched success
Darters must replace players at core of
unmatched success
After winning two state titles in the past three years, can the Blue Darters find such success in 2015? Read this article on page 1C.

Darters must replace players at core of unmatched success
Mustangs seeking to build on playoff berth
"...The goal wasn’t to just earn a berth in the playoffs." Read about Coach Kenard Lang's expectations for the WHS football team.

Darters play against Evans Trojans
Darters play against Evans Trojans
Which team fights back and dominates the second half? Read this story on page 1C.
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Wekiva water polo teams season highlights
Wekiva water polo teams season highlights
Read about the successes and losses of the Wekiva water polo teams

Hunter Rotarius, Evan Harold, Mike Monson, Carter Brown and Trey Hall
Five Blue Darters sign to play college baseball, basketball
Read more about Hunter Rotarius, Evan Harold, Mike Monson, Carter Brown and Trey Hall. Find out what schools they have signed with.
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Blue Darters face West Orange in district tourney semifinal
Blue Darters face West Orange in district tourney semifinal
Find out if the Darters were victorious against West Orange and read about who the Darters will play next.

Darters play two flag football games, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge and Oak Ridge
Darters play two flag football games
Apopka’s young flag football team entered the meat of its schedule. Read on their performance against Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge and Oak Ridge.

Meeting, LPGA pro golfer,  Lydia Ko
Meeting, LPGA pro golfer,
Lydia Ko
Meeting Lydia Ko was one of Izzy Pellot's dreams. Read more on Izzy's meeting with Ko as well as Izzy's other dreams in life. .

Local youth soccer team plays in state tourney
Local youth soccer team plays in state tourney
Several Apopka-area girls play on the Apopka Diamonds U19 soccer team that competed in the President’s Cup competition. Read on their performance on page 8C.

AHS student riding high in motocross
AHS student riding high in motocross
Perry Warren, an Apopka High School sophomore, is all about and lives for motocross. Read about his accomplishments on page 8C.

Other Sports Headlines:

  • The fourth annual Larry Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Loaves & Fishes of Apopka will be held. Get more information on the memorial golf tournament on page 1C.
  • Mustangs play first district tourney game against Lake Howell in baseball
  • Rain was good for lakes, but we need more before summer
  • The Wolf Lake Middle School Wolf Pack hosted Ocoee Middle and Piedmont Lakes Middle in track.
  • Grace Pointe Church of Apopka will host the Grace Pointe Open Golf Classic to raise funds for the English Tutoring Center (ETC), of Paske, Laos, which provides an English education to children who otherwise could become human trafficking victims in Southeast Asia. See more details of this event on page 7C.
  • An open house to honor former Apopka Blue Darters boys basketball coach Joe Sterling for his 90th birthday will be held. Location, date and time on page 8C of this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Higher Level Skills Camp will hold a fund-raising golf tournament. Sign-in time, shotgun time and registration deadline in details on page 8C.

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