Friday, June 15, 2018
Community teaching experience helpful to new AHS principal
Building relationships, especially with students, is important to Heinz and anyone worth his or her salt knows that that is a key to getting youngsters to not only exhibit proper behavior but excel in the classroom.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Suggested ways to solidify Trump’s effect on our nation
By Richard Corbeil
I feel positive that Un will meet the demands of denuclearization and missile reduction in the face of President Trump’s promise of an all-out military solution to the threats to our country.
O.C. offers a ‘beary’ good program
By Rod Love, County Commissioner, District 2
It has been almost a year since the rollout event for the launch of Orange County’s Bear Cart Program. The program is targeted for residents in the northwest part of unincorporated Orange County near Apopka.
Soviet Union was behind RFK murder
By Dr. Paul Kengor, Center for Vision & Values
The tragedy erupted shortly after midnight June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It should have been a great night for RFK. He had just achieved a grand victory, having won California in the Democratic primary.
The War at Home
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
While lefties were publicly biting their nails this week, convincing themselves that Trump’s meet-and-greet with Comrade Un would start WW III, things going on elsewhere weren’t getting the attention they deserve. Like Ms Maxie.
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Apopka High students, staff give thoughts on new principal.
This report is written by Valendy Pierre Gilles, a summer intern who is a rising senior at Apopka High School.
“Apopka is not immune to change, especially in cases like this – with the coming and leaving of teachers and administration.”
- Deputies looking for victim’s attacker. Orange County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect who allegedly attacked his victim with what was described as an unknown substance in South Apopka.
- Planning Commission moves new supermarket ahead. The Apopka Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning and assigning of overlay districts for the Kelly Park Crossing project
- Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is now accepting nominations for the 2018 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award, which recognizes women in all areas of the industry who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31.
- Now entering the third year of its Blue School Grant Program, the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) plans to offer up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources through hands-on learning. The application period runs through September 7, giving teachers all summer to prepare their project proposals for the 2018–2019 grants.
- Deputies identify body of woman found locally. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim, whose body was found on the side of Lust Road near State Road 429, as Tiffany Tweedy, aged 35, the sheriff’s office announced Monday, June 11.
- St. Johns River Water Management District sets July as Lakes Appreciation Month. With nearly 1,500 lakes within its boundaries, the St. Johns River Water Management District will recognize July as Lakes Appreciation Month to increase public awareness about the value of Florida’s lakes and to encourage behaviors that will enhance lakes’ health.
- Public will meet candidates at Political Hob Nob. The second installment of the upcoming Political Hob Nob and Straw Poll will give the community the opportunity to meet candidates running for political office this election season.
- Apopka dad mentors 40-50 foster kids. Although Meinrad John is already father of a 16-year-old son, his role as a surrogate father to between 40 and 50 young adults at any given time is meaningful to them as Father’s Day approaches Sunday, June 17.
- CCW will host games event this Friday evening. The Apopka Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will host “An Evening of Bunco” in the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center, 834 S. Orange Blossom Trail, today, Friday June 15.
- Burgess graduates. Alysha Anne Burgess of Apopka was among students from 49 states and 70 countries were among candidates for degrees in spring 2018 on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Burgess received a Master of Education degree.
- DiMarco graduates. Amber DiMarco of Apopka recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a doctorate in physical therapy from the Marieb College of Health and Human Services. Florida Gulf Coast University is a public university in Fort Myers.
- Two students make the president’s list. Chase Garner and Olivia Hajduk, both of Apopka, were among the more than 1,000 students named to the spring 2018 president’s list at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee.
- Apopka students land on college dean’s list. Nachanti Doby and Maxwell White, both of Apopka, were among the more than 1,000 students named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee.
- Yard Sale sponsored by Women of the Church is accepting donations. The Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) will hold a yard sale Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at the corner of Sixth Street and Highland Avenue, Apopka.
- Family and Friends Day this June 16 at Holy Tabernacle Church. The community is invited to come and enjoy a Family and Friends Day hosted by Ministries of Good Life with Pastor Glenn & Co-Pastor Myrna Morris, inside the Holy Tabernacle church building, 2501 Apopka Blvd., on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 11 a.m.
- Graceworx summer camp starts this Saturday, June 16. The Graceworx Children’s Ministries (GCM) is launching its Summer Camp Venture Series on Saturday, June 16.
- Pleasant View Baptist Church hosts Fourth Annual Free market and Back-to-School Bash. Pleasant View Baptist Church is announcing its Fourth Annual Free Market and Back-to-School Bash to be held on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- Youth football signup ongoing through Aug. 1
Registration for Apopka Raptors youth football and cheerleading is ongoing through August 1. There are five age groups from ages 4-6 through 13-14.
- State fish, game commission has saltwater fish program
Summer fishing season is heating up and you’re invited to Catch a Florida Memory with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) by participating in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs.
- Hunter’s safety course helps build confidence outdoors
You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office.
- Recreational red snapper season open until late July
The recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21.