Friday, April 12, 2019
Local newspapers should not be replaced as public notices source
These published public notices inform not just the political insiders who might occasionally visit a government website or sign up for mailed alerts, or even those with a direct stake in the matter, but the entire community.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Welch Road improvements are complicated
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
The elephant in the room is always funding. Right now, there is not any funding allocated for major Welch Road improvements. Almost immediately upon taking office, I had Orange County Public Works staff meet me at the intersection. I am pleased to announce county engineers are already at work trying to identify their jurisdictional short-, medium-, and long-term solutions.
School population facing huge growth
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
I share the concerns many of you have that we do not have a relief school currently planned until 2026. My goal from day one has been to change that. At our meeting, I felt like it was time to ask for a work session with the rest of the board members to have a discussion about our school planning.
Left’s hatred of President Trump right out of Orwell’s 1984
by Richard Corbel
I remember reading of Big Brother and his “Newspeak” with incredulity, and the certainty that such destruction of logic could never happen here. We were completely safe from such governmental suppression and control.
Why The Left Wants What It Wants
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
After elections when there’s been a difference between the electoral vote and the popular vote and the Democrats won the popular vote, but not the electoral, there’s a hue and cry to abolish the Electoral College. Here’s what Americans need to know: It exists because no matter how often the left calls us a Democracy, we aren’t.
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- Apopka Fire Department receives grant from Firehouse Subs
A new grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will better prepare the Apopka Fire Department to rescue victims of automobile accidents. Find out how much the grant amount is and what the Apopka Fire Department will be able to purchase with the grant. See page 3A.
- Apopka Police Department offers tips on avoiding car burglaries
Thefts from vehicles can occur at any time and at any place, even in your driveway. It is important to remember, these crimes are often crimes of opportunity and are easily preventable. Read these tips on page 3A.
- Scholarships available from Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Apopka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an Apopka High School or Wekiva High School senior who plans to attend a college, university, or technical school. Get details on how to qualify for this scholarship on page 8A.
- Feds say use of e-cigarettes is causing nationwide epidemic
The federal government has declared youth vaping, or e-cigarette use, a nationwide epidemic. In light of these concerns and the misinformation surrounding this topic, the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is helping educate parents, educators, pediatricians, and partners on what they need to know about vaping and youth. See this article on page 8A.
- Northwest Orange Republican Women’s Federated (NORWF) will host guest speaker Kathy Till on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at The Tavern Rock Spring Ridge. Learn more about Kathy Till’s accomplishments and topic for this event on page 1B.
- The Zellwood Drama Team and First Baptist Church of Zellwood will present the 15th annual outdoor Easter pageant “The Love Offering” on Good Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Zellwood Community Center, 3160 Union St., Zellwood. To find out when the reproduction of the scenes leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ begins, check page 2 of this week’s B section.
- A new Bible study series titled Family Seasons will begin with the first discussion class on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Florida Living Seventh-day Adventist Church, 600 Edgehill Place, on the campus of Florida Living Retirement Community. Find out what topics will be covered and how to get free study guides by reading more on page 7B.
- Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for Orange County’s fifth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display in which the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Want to know the submission deadline? Check page 7 of this week’s B section.
- The Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated (NORWF) is offering its Alice Beth Miner Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. To learn about the application requirements, look to page 7B.