Friday, August 3, 2018
AFD to begin serving some new areas of Northwest Orange County
When the new fiscal year begins on October 1, the AFD will begin serving some areas of unincorporated Northwest Orange County with fire and ambulance service. It’s a win-win for the city of Apopka and Orange County.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
From world-class athlete to mentor
By Rod Love, County Commissioner, District 2
For Delloreen Ennis, participating in athletic endeavors has always been her greatest joy. A competitive athlete who competed in three Olympics, she recently settled into the Central Florida region as a recreation specialist at Orange County Parks and Recreation, and local children are benefiting from her high-energy, motivational approach to helping them reach their full potential not only as athletes, but also as good citizens.
Founders saw each colony as a star
By Dr. Paul Kengor
Center for Vision & Values
The men of the Founders’ era learned to navigate by the stars. Their country would be navigated by both a natural law and divine law – or, as Jefferson put it in the Declaration, by “the laws of nature and nature’s God.”
From deep space to bones to eyeballs, Israel has the answers
by Richard Corbel
With all the Tremendous Trump Topics dominating the news lately, God’s scientific, medical and technological gifts passed through Israel was bypassed by me in the past two months. But, I did hold on to the Levitt Letters of the past two months, which contained some more amazing gifts from this tiny land (8,019 square miles) and tiny population (7.5 million) that continues to bless the world, while defending itself from killer hordes.
The Proof’s in the Economic Pudding
by Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
They… we… don’t like things he does as a person, but do like what he’s done as America’s CEO. That’s who they – I – voted for. We saw The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and took a chance on the Good being good for us and a country we believed was heading in the wrong direction.
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Early voting for the primary election begins today, Friday, August 17, and will continue through Sunday, August 26. Read more.
- The Apopka Planning Commission this week recommended approval in amending a planned unit development (PUD) master plan of a mixed-use project located east of State Road 429 and north of Lust Road, which would accommodate the influx of homeowners in the growing Florida Hospital Apopka area. Read more.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- Weather may say it’s summer, but fall sports are almost here. While the weather says it’s still summer, the calendar is turning to mid-August and that means school begins soon and sports seasons will quickly follow.
- Wekiva wrestlers spend time at camp. The south’s oldest and world’s largest wrestling camp is organized by the coaches of and held at Appalachian State University (located in Boone, North Carolina) every summer. Eight members of the Wekiva Mustangs wrestling team experienced the whole range of value produced by the camp first-hand this past June 27-30.