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Public Notices Orange County, Apopka area

 

Joe Kilsheimer
Fast-food moratorium must be held for a second vote
Read specifics on the fast-food moratorium and find out when the next vote will be taking place.

Festival artists come from far and wide
Festival artists come from far and wide
Fine artists and crafters come from all over Florida and even outside the state for the annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. Read more about the festival and it's artists on page 1A.

Event looks to raise funds for cancer research
Event looks to raise funds for cancer research
Several hundred participants, including cancer survivors and community members, will help work toward this year’s fundraising goal. Read more on Relay for Life of Apopka and special honoree, Armando Borjas.

Alice Kovachsuehn
Apopka woman charged with neglect of 96-year-old man
How she was caught and what she was doing to cause her charges on page 3A.

OUR POSITION:

Variety makes Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
unique event

"Even though the annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is a week away, it’s certainly not too early to make definitive plans to attend the event." Read about the uniqueness of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival.

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY:
OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

What’s it called when a few million bless the world’s billions?

"Israel continues to bless the world’s billions of people..." Read about the accomplishments and contributions to society made by Israel.

Three instances rezoning justifiable

"The purpose of zoning is to divide the land in the most appropriate way in order not to hinder the established development pattern and to protect the rights of property owners while ensuring the welfare of the community." Read Nelson's article on page 4A.

Tornado affects 1st Apopka School

Read a continuation of the history of Orange County Public Schools.

In The Pursuit of First-ness...

"There are still many months to go before the presidential election, but, clearly the Race is On. At least on the Republican side, with 3 candidates, and, on the Democrat side, 1… count her… 1. 'The Inevitable', Hillary Clinton. 'The Only' would be more accurate. Read about the upcoming candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election.

One Apopka man’s rise through ranks in
Miami Police Department


L.G. Nolle was nurtured here in Apopka and resided at West Second Street and North Central Avenue. Read his story and his accomplishments at Miami PD from previous experience while living in Apopka.

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Lifestyle & Community headlines
Veteran and his family will get mortgage-free home - Corps Sgt. Cory Lewis
Veteran and his family will get mortgage-free home
"Our family is truly humbled by this gift." Read about how Marine Corps Sgt. Cory Lewis, his wife Danielle and their family will benefit from the donated home.

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4-H Club participates in livestock judging contest
4-H Club participates in livestock judging contest
Read more on the Wranglers
4-H Club of Apopka and their accomplishments at the State Fair Livestock Judging Contest.
Student artwork featured
Student artwork featured
Pictured are OCPS school board member Christine Moore, Samantha Medina (student artist) and art teacher Andrea Falana. Find out where Medina's artwork will be featured.
Ministerial Speech contest
Ministerial Speech contest
Three young ladies participated in the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance speech contest. Find out how they placed. See page 3B.
Check for Boy Scouts Troop 211
Check for Boy Scouts Troop 211
On February 14 and 15, Apopka Boy Scouts Troop 211 helped park cars for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival. They raised $1 per car. Find out what their check totaled.
Certified emergency response team
Certified emergency response team
Pictured above is the Community Emergency Response Team, made up of 29 residents from Clarcona Resort. Read more on page 8B.
Fastsigns of Apopka named top performer
Fastsigns of Apopka named top performer
Read about Fastsigns of Apopka, owned by Rod Quick, and what they were recognized for at the 2015 Fastsigns International Convention.
 

Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • City, state agency will provide summer jobs. FInd out who the jobs are being prepared for and what they will provide workers with. See page 1A.
  • Discussion of development along Sandpiper Road went fairly quietly Wednesday. Find out what the final vote was. See page 1A for more information.
  • State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka. See her hours on page 1A.
  • The National Junior Beta Club chapter of Trinity Christian School of Apopka is organizing the Run 4 Mom 5K Race to raise money for different charities. Find out what charities it will benefit and get more information on the Run 4 Mom 5K Race.
  • Home invasions can happen to anyone at almost any time, so the Apopka Police Department now offers free home assessments to help residents stay safe. More details and how you can request an invasion assessment on page 1A.
  • The Apopka community continues to try to help a family that lost three family members in a crash on April 4 in Martin County. Find out how you can donate to benefit the Miranda family. Read more on page 2A.
  • Orange County Utilities will hold a household hazardous waste and electronic waste community collection event. Find out what items will be accepted and get more details on page 2A.
  • The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fashion show to honor administrative professionals and celebrate the spring season. Read more about the fashion show and get details on page 1B.
  • Read about the making of the Apopka Woman's Club 'Crazy Hats' and how much they cost - They will be on sale at The Art and Foliage Festival. See page 1B for more details.
  • Friends of the Wekiva River will be the host for Discover Wekiva: Our Springs, Our Community, Our Future. Read about the activities of this event and get location, date and time. See page 1B.
  • The annual Community Yard Sale to benefit the Zellwood Community. Get donation and event information on this yard sale on page 1B.
  • Trinity Baptist Church Ladies’ Ministry will host a Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast. For ticket information and more details, see page 2B.
  • First Baptist Church of Tangerine will host a special event for women named "Nuggets of Grace." The event is sponsored by Women on Mission, a group at the church. Read more information on page 3B.
  • UF study: Mushroom boosts immunity. Read more on this University of Florida study on page 3B.
  • Existing homes for sale in the Orlando area flew off the shelves in March. Read about percentage increases, median prices and completed sales. See page 4B for more information.
  • The City of Apopka is looking for help from residents to improve a small neighborhood near Alonzo Williams Park. Get more information on how you can volunteer. See page 8B.
  • Taste these attention catching recipes from the community. See Kapers on page 6B.
Sports headlines | Check out Sports Photos in our PHOTO ALBUM
Blue Darters nab second seed in district tourney
Blue Darters nab second seed in district tourney
Read about the Darters' baseball record and what teams they have won against as well as the upcoming district tournament.

Mustangs face Celebration Storm
Mustangs face Celebration Storm
Which team enjoyed a victorious win at this game? Read this baseball story on page 1C.

Apopka flag football plays against West Orange
Apopka flag football plays against West Orange
Find out whether the Darters or the Warriors were steam rolled and dominated.

Birthday event set for Coach Joe Sterling
Event set to note 90th birthday of Joe Sterling
An open house to honor former Apopka Darters boys basketball coach Joe Sterling for his 90th birthday will be held. Read more on his accomplishments and details on this event.
Wekiva Mustangs baseball team honors seniors
Wekiva Mustangs baseball team honors seniors
See this photo of the Wekiva High School baseball seniors and their coaches on page 4C.

In flag football, Mustangs have contest against Knights
In flag football, Mustangs have contest against Knights
Find out who wins the District victory. See more on page 4C.

Wekiva High boys volleyball team honors seniors
Wekiva High boys volleyball team honors seniors
See this photo of the WHS volleyball seniors and their coaches and families on page 4C.
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Apopka High boys volleyball team honors its seniors
Apopka High boys volleyball team honors its seniors
On page 5C, view this photo of the AHS boys volleyball seniors, their families and coaches.

Darters vs. Patriots in boys volleyball
Darters vs. Patriots in boys volleyball
Find out if the Darters are victorious against the Lake Brantley Patriots. See page 5C for the results of this game.

Apopka High boys baseball team honors its seniors
Apopka High boys baseball team honors its seniors
See this photo of the AHS boys baseball seniors on page 5C.

Darters at bat vs. Wildcats
Darters at bat vs. Wildcats
Was it a wild game for the Darters? Find out how they performed at this baseball game.

Darters play against Olympia Titans, softball
Darters play against Olympia Titans, softball
Find out if the Darters upset the Titans at this District 8A-3 tournament.

Good memories for AHS softball team
Good memories for AHS softball team
Read about the performance the Apopka Softball team had this season - their battles and successes.

AHS tennis at state tourney
AHS tennis at state tourney
Coach David Pitts stands with Kelly Jenks (l) and Elizabeth Beary. Read about their season and their participation in the Class 4A championship.

Wekiva alumnus Austin McWhite finds success
Wekiva alumnus Austin McWhite finds success
Not even two years since he graduated from Wekiva, Austin McWhite has made a name for himself. Find out what sport he is playing and what university he is attending.

Other Sports Headlines:

  • A coaches’ clinic for youth-league football coaches and a football camp for youngsters in seventh through ninth grades will be held. Get details on this camp including date, time and cost.
  • Grace Pointe Church of Apopka will host the Grace Pointe Open Golf Classic to raise funds for the English Tutoring Center (ETC), of Paske, Laos, which provides an English education to children who otherwise could become human trafficking victims in Southeast Asia. See more details of this event on page 6C.
  • The fourth annual Larry Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Loaves & Fishes of Apopka will be held. Get date, time, sponsorship information, cost and more on page 7C.
  • Much rain is needed for our local lakes
  • Blue Darters face Lake Brantley Patriots in boys lacrosse
    district championship game

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