Friday, December 14, 2018
Foliage Sertoma Club is thanked for annual parade
Apopka is a community where people do things for each other and work together for the common good. Helping others is a way of life for many in Apopka and the annual Apopka Christmas Parade is a great example.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Many positions need filling
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
Last week, I shared my acceptance speech for the Orange County Commission at the Oath of Office held at the Convention Center. This week, as I prepare the new office and appoint committee members, I thought I would share some of that journey.
AHS hosted ‘Super STEM Saturday’
By Melissa Byrd, orange County School Board, District 7
With one week left before winter break, I know this can be a stressful time for our older, shining scholars. They head into midterms, final exams, and end-of-course exams this week!
Eyewitness accounts of first Christmas still the best
By Richard Corbel, Corbeil’s Corber
In this season of celebration, the Archko chapter on His birth is quite beautiful and, like most of the accounts therein, is in close agreement with Scripture.
Letters to the Editor:Your Opinion Counts. Send a Letter to The Editor
Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: who, when, and why arrests were made in our community by subscribing to The Apopka Chief today.
- Together with Clarion Associates, a national land-use consulting firm, the city of Apopka has been striving to make the land development code more user-friendly while implementing several of the city’s development and visioning documents and modernizing the code’s development regulations.
- Questions arose Wednesday, December 12, at a city Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting about how a proposed subdivision would be developed about a mile south of the Kelly Park Road interchange at the Wekiva Parkway.
- Since many people shop online or through meet-up apps during the holiday season, Apopka police want to remind citizens there is an area at the police station where residents can conduct exchanges.
- Loaves & Fishes, a faith-based social service organization in Apopka, is seeking donations for its Christmas distribution days.
- The Apopka City Council unanimously approved a resolution concerning the Florida Department of Transportationand the Apopka city center project. Read details on this approval on page 7A.
- Are you brave enough to be part of the initial Black Bear Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, at Rock Springs Kelly Park , 400 E. Kelly Park Rd. Apopka, FL 32712? If so, registration starts at 10 a.m., and the Plunge will last from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Jordean Brigham of Apopka recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree.
- The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity has been chosen to receive a $500,000 endowment from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation to upgrade and enhance its software and technology.
- Loaves & Fishes, a faith-based social service organization in Apopka, is seeking donations for its Christmas distribution days. Loaves & Fishes is located at 206 E. 8th St., Apopka. The website is www.loavesandfishesapopka.com.
- The Orange County Clerk of Courts recently launched a new feature on its website that allows customers to purchase a packet or multiple packets of forms required for civil and family matters right online.
- Apopka High will host Metro vs. Florida Challenge in January
The schedule for the annual Metro vs. Florida Challenge hosted by Apopka High boys basketball coach Scott Williams and the Blue Darters boys basketball team has been finalized.
- Bowl season gets under way; first one is in Orlando
Believe it or not, college football bowl season begins this weekend and the first bowl that will kick off will be the Cure Bowl at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando.