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Sewer-plant expansion affects city spending

Just prior to the Independence Day holiday, city commissioners got their first look at Apopka’s overall budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Three Apopka schools get refurbished & reconstructed

Lovell Elementary School. as seen from the northeast aerial view, underwent what is called a prototype placement. During reconstruction, students attended the Apopka Ninth...

Celebrating America’s birthday

Although there were plenty of amateur fireworks shot off over the Independence Day weekend in the Apopka area, the closest professional fireworks display to...

Fire department offering safety checks for car seats

The Apopka Fire Department (AFD) is now offering car-seat safety checks to ensure that infants, toddlers and children are safe on the road. Read...

Water projects will allow Apopka to expand its reuse water capabilities

Preliminary construction is under way for the first of two large collection ponds to be built on 90 acres. Read more on this project...

Matriarch of four generations celebrates her 96th birthday

Ethel Logatto credits her longevity to her parents, who both lived to be 72 years old. Read her story, how she came to live...

Berkley’s passing a great loss to all

By Fred Brummer, Special to the Chief  "You may then understand why I considered myself blessed when, as a legislative rookie, I was able to have...

Youths create artwork in Boys and Girls Clubs program

Youths show off their creations in an art program held by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Find out what special group...

Extended family of 500 holds 35th annual Fourth of July cookout

The Lawery extended family has gathered every Fourth of July for the last 35 years for a large picnic.

Wholesale bakery opens in Apopka to make cheese rolls

Though it may be considered a novelty to American culture, cheese bread has been a popular staple of Brazilian cuisine for more than 100...