Friday, July 19, 2019
America’s landing on moon was time for global pride
It certainly was a time of American pride, but as much as we honor our American ingenuity, the moon landing also brought about a sense of pride for everyone across the globe.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Safety of citizens is my priority
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
It was an opportunity of a lifetime to present with Orange County Mayor Demings and fellow commissioner Gomez Cordero, a county resolution and medallion to our three Orlando Pride team members who played on the US World Cup championship team.
O.C. public schools earn ‘A’ grade
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
It’s that time of year again – the time of year that school grades come out. The state just released school grades for the state and the news overall is good. Overall, Florida public schools earned more As and Bs and over 80% of F-rated schools improved their grades.
Global warming, climate change – only God’s sun has any say
By Richard Corbel, Corbeil’s Corner
Despite global warming being at the bottom of the list of our population’s concerns, the Democrats presidential candidates are pushing it as one of the major concerns of their campaigns.
Here a Racist, There a Racist
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
…Everywhere a Racist, Racist. Did you know that the word “Racist” was used 1,100 times from just Sunday morning to Tuesday afternoon? Its constant use has made it merely that … a word. Meaningless. Like “groovy”, it’s become a fad – something that’s followed for a time with exaggerated zeal; a craze.
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- New Errol project developer out; owner says new developer sought. The redevelopment of Errol Estate Country Club may move forward after all, but without the developer of the New Errol project. Read the details surrounding the agreements between the owners and the developer on page 1A.
- Getting traffic to flow more smoothly at one of the city’s busiest intersections was up for discussion Wednesday, July 17, during the regularly scheduled Apopka City Council meeting. The city’s traffic planner, Pam Richmond, said that some short-term fixes are currently under way at the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road.
- The Orange County Clerk’s Office has unclaimed checks for residents, organizations and businesses in the form of a check that must be claimed by Sunday, September 1.
- The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Orange County is inviting Central Florida artists to submit their Hispanic-themed artwork for display during Hispanic Heritage Month. Get information on submitting artwork and find out where the art will be featured. See page 1B.
- On the occasion of their 50th year, the Apopka Elks Lodge will be hosting an open house. Details on this event open to the community can be found on page 1B.
- The Zellwood Historical Society, Museum and Library has been asked to come up with names of former principals of Zellwood Elementary School, and therefore is asking anyone who attended the school for help. Museum hours and contact information can be found on page 1B.
- The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is hosting a free immunization event, where children can get their back-to-school immunizations and obtain their DH680 form for school. Specifics on required forms can be found on page 1B.
- Zellwood United Methodist Church will hold “Roar” Vacation Bible School with the theme of “Life is wild, but God is good.” The VBS will be held two Saturdays. Read more on page 2B.
- The Kiwanis Club of Apopka is a sponsor of the Terrific Kids program at Lakeville Elementary, and would like to expand the program to more Apopka schools with the goal of supporting more kids. Find out what the program has to offer kids on page 3B.
- Jason Jacoby of Apopka has earned a master in business administration from Valdosta State University. Read more on Jacoby and his achievements on page 3B.
- On Saturday, August 3, City Commissioner Alexander H. Smith will be sponsoring a free backpack and school supplies giveaway. See details and registration information on page 5B.
- The city of Apopka will host the annual First Responders and Community 5K Race on at the Northwest Recreation Complex. Get details, cost and time of this event on page 5B.
- Gyasi Bailey of Apopka has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Read more on Bailey’s achievements and on Champlain College on page 5B.