Friday, October 4, 2018
Here’s our candidate endorsements
After looking at the races and the proposed state constitutional amendments, we have come up with our endorsements. Use these as a guide, if you wish, but just remember that your vote is what is important, no matter how you cast it. Read more.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Local Airport to be economic engine
By Rod Love, County Commissioner District 2
I share this with you (again) to introduce two new initiatives that I am working on in partnership with area decision makers: A feasibility study of aviation and passenger rail as well as a vocational training program for mechanical aviation/aeronautics at the Orlando-Apopka Airport. Read more.
I want to teach my students to think
By Carl Trueman, Center for Vision & Values
That is my philosophy of education in miniature: I want to teach my students to think, which means the classroom must be a place where I challenge them and where they are free to challenge me. That is the only way true learning can be achieved in an ethical manner. Read more.
Israel’s leadership in science, medicine, and technology goes on.
By Richard Corbeil
From the miracles of modern medical science to a 2,300-year-old technology being tapped by laser science, again reported by the America Friends of Tel Aviv University, where scientists at (TAU) have harnessed a 2,300-year-old water displacement technology to develop a novel laser beam that traps and moves particles in specific directions. Read more.
Reliving The Zone
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
Meanwhile, those whose philosophies got us here, are doing their darnedest to keep us here. Not for love of country, but for personal gain. Those who understand the importance of what’s happening now need to work together. Read more.
Letters to the Editor:
Lake Marshall project has changed my life
Alan Wood, Apopka
It is a relief that none of our concerns were implemented into the Lake Marshall project Appian Engineering, LLC and Royal Oak Homes are developing since this has given me more free time.Your Opinion Counts. Send a Letter to The Editor
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- The Zellwood Community Reunion and chicken dinner fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Zellwood Community Center, 3160 Union St., Zellwood. Read More.
- A costume contest, games, and hayrides will fill Magnolia Park’s 18th annual Pumpkin Festival and Hayride today, Friday, October 12, 6-9 p.m., at Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka. Read More.
- A Health Fair will be held Friday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Orange Branch Library, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka. Read More.
- The seventh annual Breast Fest is planned for Saturday, October 20, at the Apopka
Elks Lodge 2422, 201 W. Orange St., Apopka, beginning at 5 p.m. Read More.
- Children and families can enjoy a night of costumes, candy and a movie in the park at Hometown Halloween in the Park. Read More.
- The upcoming Calling a Few Good Men Conference aims to strengthen the family unit, provide leadership skills to young men, and establish a network of men so as to serve as community leaders. Read More.
- As the first phase of Alonzo Williams Park’s full overhaul, hundreds of volunteers will build its new playground in six hours on site during the Friday, October 19, Build Day. Read More.
- The theme for this year’s Apopka Christmas Parade will be “An Old Fashioned Christmas Parade.” The event will again be sponsored by the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka. Read More.
- ORLANDO, Fla. – There will be 12 amendments on the midterm election ballot this year for all Florida voters. All are important and somewhat confusing, many amendments combine two or more issues together. Read More.
- The Apopka Fire Department is selling a special version of its already popular breast cancer awareness T-shirt to help raise funds for the Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center. Read More.
- The Apopka Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Supper will be held Friday, October 26, from 4:45-6:30 p.m. in the Wekiva High School cafeteria, 2501 Hiawassee Rd., Apopka. Read more.
- Orange County Utilities will hold its Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Community Collection Event on Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apopka High School, 555 W. Martin Street, Apopka. Orange County residents will have the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous and electronic waste – free of charge. Read more.
- Vote-by-mail ballots are starting to roll in to the office of Bill Cowles, Orange County supervisor of elections. Cowles said late Wednesday, October 10, that his office has received about 6,100 of the ballots that were sent out on October 2. Read more.
- The first John Land Apopka Community Trust Legacy Gala will be held Thursday, October 25, at Highland Manor, 604 E. Main St., Apopka. The fundraiser gala will be held at Highland Manor, 604 E. Main St., Apopka. Read more.
- The Apopka City Council and the Apopka Planning Commission will hold a workshop together to review a draft of the city’s updated land development code, a document that hasn’t been revised in nearly 25 years. Read more.
- Loaves & Fishes, a faith-based social service organization in Apopka, is seeking donations for its Thanksgiving and Christmas distribution days. Loaves & Fishes is located at 206 E. 8th St., Apopka. The website is www.loavesandfishesapopka.com. Read more.
- Apopka artists and vendors are invited to make application for the annual Holiday Bazaar, Café, and Gift Boutique at Church of the Holy Spirit set for Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outside booths providing a 10-foot space are available for a donation based on a tithe of the vendor’s sale for the day. Read more.
- The State Road 429 Forest Lake plaza open road tolling lanes are closed in both directions through Sunday, October 14, to accommodate a toll system upgrade. Read more.
- The second annual Friends of Lake Apopka FOLA 40 Bike Ride is scheduled for Sunday, November 11. Read more.
- Apopka High School golfers getting ready for postseason
Steady improvement with the possibility of reaching the level of play good enough to advance from the District 3A-5 to the Region 3A-1 championship meet has been the scouting report for the Apopka Blue Darters since the 2018 season began
- Wekiva has solid performance; Apopka not so much
It was a good news/bad news situation for football teams last week here in Northwest Orange County.