Friday, June 14, 2019
- It’s the day fathers should be noted, honored, and loved
Father’s Day is this weekend on Sunday, June 16.
We probably didn’t need to mention that because, unlike a reminder for men about Mother’s Day, women generally remember special days especially when others are feted.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Big projects dominate the future
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
Representatives from seven counties attended as we received reports from Florida Department of Transportation and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.
Code of Conduct received changes
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
Before I became a school board member, many people brought up to me discipline issues at our schools. In the six months of serving you, I have been surprised at the sheer number of discipline cases that come before the board.
Candidates who push global warming need a science history lesson
By Richard Corbel, Corbeil’s Corner
In a recent (June 5) article in The Orlando Sentinel, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, “is pitching a $5-trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S to net zero emissions of carbon pollution by 2050.”
The Dying. The Dead. The Totally Irrelevant.
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
Jon Stewart appeared before a House Judiciary sub-committee to speak on behalf of 9/11 first responders and the 9/11 Victims Fund and their not taking action to prevent the fund from going broke.
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- City to host free fireworks on Independence Day
The city of Apopka will present Fireworks on the Fourth on Thursday, July 4.
- Two sections of development given OK by Planning Comm.
The Planning Commission held its brief meeting, which lasted less than 15 minutes, on Tuesday, June 11, at Apopka City Hall. Read details on what was approved on page 3A.
- Free HIV testing will be done on June 27
In honor of National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, June 27, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will offer free and confidential HIV testing over the course of four days at different Central Florida locations including Apopka. See details on page 4A.
- Back to school immunizations offered July 22 through August 4
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is urging parents to prepare their children now for the upcoming school year by attending the Back-to-School Immunization event running July 22 through August 4. Read more on page 1B.
- Free meals are offered to kids at various locations until Aug. 2
This summer, the North Orange Branch Library is one of seven Orange County libraries and hundreds of community locations serving lunch free of charge to youth under 18 years of age. Get a full list and more details in this week’s Lifestyle.
- Orange peel extract can improve gut health and heart health
You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Find out the science behind how orange peels affect digestion and health. See page 3B.
- ZUMC sets Roar VBS
Zellwood United Methodist Church will hold “Roar” Vacation Bible School with the theme of “Life is wild, but God is good.” Find out dates for the ZUMC Roar VBS. See page 2B.