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UF/IFAS opportunities offered to local students

Central Florida is home to Orlando and its world-renowned theme parks. One of the fastest-growing urban centers in the U.S., the city is a...

Hosanna Bible School graduates

On October 5 at Kit Land Nelson Park, the Hosanna Bible School of Apopka awarded degrees to five students who completed eight college-level courses...

Rock Springs Elementary has visitors

Dewey Darter and Daisy Darter, along with the mascot crew from the Student Government Association of Apopka High School, greeted students at Rock Springs...

Awarded Watson Scholarship

Ava Boornazian, a senior at Wekiva High School, has received the Watson Scholarship from Florida Southern College. It is among the most prestigious college...

‘American Pickers’ seeking unique antique heirlooms

A television show is back in Central Florida, seeking individuals who own never-before-seen antique collections with fascinating stories behind them, for filming consideration this...

Zellwood resident will celebrate 95th birthday Oct. 31

Zellwood resident Vasco Barrett will celebrate his 95th birthday on Halloween. He and his twin brother, Cody, were born on October 31 in Grady...

Apopkan writes book on father’s Holocaust trials and triumphs

Much information published in the new book “The Journalist: A Holocaust Story” comes from another book written by Apopka resident Oxana Koval Lapchuk’s father,...

New Miss Apopka wants people to focus on health

Amanda Kronhaus, the new Miss Apopka, is crowned by her predecessor, Madison Zavitz on Saturday, October 12. A page of pictures is on page...

John Land Gala fundraiser set for October 24

The guest speaker is Apopka native Eddie C. Brown, CFA, CIC. Brown is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Brown Capital Management,...

Orlando man arrested in shooting near school; another man sought

An Orlando man has been charged by Apopka police after an incident where occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other near Apopka...