Friday, September 13, 2019
Electoral College purpose needs to be constitutionally understood
Instead of creating a system in which each state has power in the election of the president, the popular vote rather would give extreme weight to largely populated states and urban areas.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Several watersheds present concerns
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
There are several watersheds affecting this Piedmont-Wekiwa area flooding problem. Orange County Government is committed to cost-sharing a study of possible solutions for all these watersheds. They are already in conversation with the city of Apopka staff.
Attend open house and meet your child’s teachers
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
After a little hiccup with Hurricane Dorian, we are continuing our great start to the new school year. One of the fun parts of a new school year is attending your child’s open house night.
Anti-Semitism in the U.S. starting to resemble major wave
By Richard Corbeil
A recent article in Amac Magazine by Stephen Fauer, CFA, confirmed my own conviction that there is a rise of anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe. Of course, as a dedicated daily reader of the Bible for decades and dozens of readings of the Book of Revelations, I am not surprised by Fauer’s observation and revelations.
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- Deadline next week for Best of Apopka voting
Voting for the annual Best of Apopka Readers’ Choice Awards is continuing, but the deadline is next week as the final day for submitting ballots is Wednesday, September 18, at noon. Read more on the Best of Apopka awards on page 1A.
- U.S. Rep. Demings mobile office is in Apopka each Tuesday for constituents
The district staff of U.S. Rep. Val Demings has launched a new weekly mobile office in Apopka to provide easier access to constituent services for Apopka residents. Get details on page 4A.
- Planning Commission gives its OK to land use change
In a 5-0 vote, the Apopka Planning Commission recommended approval of a future land use amendment and a change of zoning for a five-acre property on Marden Road. Read specifics on what requests were made on page 7A.
AdventHealth will host State of the Hospital event. Tim Clark, CEO of AdventHealth Apopka, will present a State of the Hospital to the community. The State of the Hospital will provide an update on legislation that will affect the future of the hospital and community. Turn to page 1B to get details on this event.
Care Foundation sets open house. The CARE Foundation in Apopka is a not-for-profit exotic animal rescue and wildlife education facility providing homes for more than 200 animals. Normally, the foundation only offers private tours, but it is holding an open house. Get details on the open house. Stay current with events in Apopka and the local area. Subscribe today.
The Chanell Wright Foundation is presenting its second annual charity fundraiser to benefit children with sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases. Get date, time and details on the fundraiser on page 1B.
The city of Apopka will host the annual First Responders and Community 5K Race. Get more information on this event on page 1B.
Apopka VFW sets Sept./Oct. events. The VFW Booster dinner, Saturday breakfast, flag retiring ceremony and a dinner with Tim McGraw. See details on these events on page 1B.
Seniors First, Inc. is seeking volunteers to deliver meals. Seniors First, Inc., a volunteer organization, is seeking volunteers to deliver meals for its Meals on Wheels program. For more information, turn to page 3B.
- Weird season means Apopka has played just one time. It’s already been a weird season with Hurricane Dorian causing postponements and cancellations of high school football games in Florida. It cost Apopka a game at Port St. Lucie Centennial. Read more about the season in Peery’s Extra Points on 6C.
- Golf event will benefit EMT scholarships. On Saturday, October 12, the 5th annual Armando Borjas Jr. Golf Tournament will be held at Black Bear Golf Club, 24505 Calusa Blvd, Eustis.