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Wood fence coming down, replaced by masonry wall
Wood fence coming down, replaced by masonry wall
Workers measure the area where the masonry walls are going up. Find out where in Apopka this construction is taking place.

Chili cookoff proceeds put to good use for grieving families
Chili cookoff proceeds put to good use for grieving families
Winning the Old Florida Outdoor Festival’s chili competition is a big achievement for a team of city of Apopka firefighters. Using proceeds from the win to help the community is even bigger. Read about the families that were helped.

Car show will highlight Apopka Fair
Car show will highlight Apopka Fair
The Antique, Classic and Special Interest Car Show has always been an integral part and centerpiece of the Apopka Fair. Read more on the car show and get details on the Apopka Fair on page 1A.

OUR POSITION:

Sunshine Law does not allow occasional
operating in shade
Find out who is involved in being perceived as violating the spirit of open government and, in our opinion, requires public scrutiny.
See page 4A.

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY:
OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Imagine this world if media reported miracles daily

In this article, read insight on God the Creator vs. godless speculation. See page 4A.

Many ways to help your communities

Take a look at The Orange County Citizens Corps this week and read about what this agency stands for and its programs. Read more on this topic on page 4A.

Math coaches working with teachers

OCPS district math coaches provided professional development for teacher leaders and assistant principals during January’s teacher-leader meeting. Read more on these session meetings and what participants experienced.

Naming Names

"I’m stunned! Is Obama really a Constitutional 'scholar'… is he really a Christian? If so, how does he do those things?" Facts and dates on actions taken by Obama against Christianity and the Constitution on page 4A.

Apopka government more inclusive

Read about Change coming for minorities in Apopka’s city government. Read a bit about Apopka's history on minorities and what the City's plans are next. See page 8B.

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Lifestyle & Community headlines
Central Florida got a taste of winter this month, blueberry field
Central Florida got a taste of winter this month
Find out how many acres of a blueberries at Walkway Farms were covered in ice. See page 3A.
Brookdale Wekiwa Springs senior living
Senior living center gets renamed
Brookdale Wekiwa Springs senior living holds a ribbon cutting and is renamed. Find out where the living center is located.
Sertoma will hear Expressway speaker
Sertoma will hear Expressway speaker
Details on when Alayna Curry, the community and government relations coordinator, will be speaking and read more about her acheivements.
Graceworx Community Church
Church ribbon cutting
Read more on Graceworx Community Church and its location on page 9A.
Apopka High School honors seniors and juniors with top GPA
Apopka High School honors seniors and juniors with top GPA
See photos of the top students on page 10A.
Visiting community parks will help you escape from everyday pressures
Visiting community parks will help you escape from everyday pressures
See Golden Chief by Ramona Whaley on page 6B.
Charles Andrew Davis
Feds charge Apopkan in child porn case
Charles Andrew Davis, 44, was charged with receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography. Read how Davis was caught by the FBI.

Apopkans fill key roles in ‘Les Mis’ musical
Apopkans fill key roles in ‘Les Mis’ musical
Several Apopkans, including the play’s director, are involved in the upcoming production of “Les Miserables”. Find out when and where this production will be held.

Belfast students explore Apopka High School
Belfast students explore Apopka High School
Students from Belfast, Ireland, visited Apopka High School. Find out why they visited AHS and read about “The Troubles” of Ireland and how it pertains to their visit.
AHS students earn FIRST Dean’s list award
AHS students earn FIRST Dean’s list award
Morgan Fae Zahrt, left, and Adam Joel Turransky display their awards. Find out what these FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team Renaissance Robotics members were recognized with and read more on their accomplishments.
New equipment lifeblood of Apopka Fire Dept.
New equipment lifeblood of Apopka Fire Dept.
Part three of the history of the Apopka Fire Departmet picks up when growth of Apopka meant growth of the department. Read more on the growth of the AFD on page

 

Dentistry from the heart
Dentistry from the heart
Read about the Dentistry from the heart event at the office of Dr. John Gammichia.

Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • Police seek man who was rummaging through victim’s car in driveway. Apopka Police responded to this call from the Piedmont Lakes subdivision about a burglary in progress. Read more on this case, including the process of Apopka CSI.
  • Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it. Read more on the results of an online survey taken concerning this topic. See page 6A.
  • Marehan Nakhnoukh of Apopka has graduated from Davenport University. Read about Davenport and the degrees Nakhnoukh has earned. See page 9A.
  • Sales increase in area housing in January. Read this report on the housing market in our area on page 10A.
  • The Knights of Columbus will prepare fish dinners to be served in the Parish Center of St. Francis of Assisi Church. For days and times, see page 2B of this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Several Apopka High School band students participated in the annual Solo and Ensemble event earlier this month at Lake Nona High School in south Orange County. Read about their participation and qualifications. See page 1B.
  • The Apopka Planning Commission held a special meeting to consider the Wekiva Riverwalk Plaza Master Sign Plan including existing and proposed signage for the site. Find out if the plan was approved and read details on page 8A.
  • Loaves & Fishes, an Apopka nonprofit, Christian-based charity organization, is holding its annual Walk for Hunger event. Get details on this event on page 1B.
  • To help celebrate Black Heritage Month, there is planned a community talent show to be held at at the Anointed Word Family Worship Center. Date and time on page 1B.
  • Zellwood Station will hold a Quilt Show. Don’t miss the many hand-made quilts. See details on this event in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Planning for the 54th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is already under way. Get details on what is being planned, features of the festival and artist application information on page 1B.
  • Leah Roddenberry, Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen 2015, will be reading Dr. Seuss books at the North Orange Branch Library. Find out when she will be there on page 1B.
  • Zellwood Station Veterans Club will hold its eighth annual Trash and Treasure Sale. Get more details in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • North Orange Library will be holding several events. See the schedule on page 3B.
  • Zellwood United Methodist Church invites the whole community to a free movie night. Find out which movie will be showing and get more details on this event. See page 3B.
  • Friends of the Wekiva River’s field trip for March will be a must-do kayak/canoe paddle through Lake County’s Lake Norris, rimmed with ancient dwarf cypress trees with gnarled limbs and trunks. Read more details on the trip and how to register on page 3B.
  • Foliage Sertoma Club presents new date for the Swing dance party. Find out the date and get details on the Swing dance party in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Driver’s licenses will be available twice monthly at City Hall. Find out how the licenses will arrive and read more about this program. See page 2A.
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  • Catch children’s interest with these delicious veggie recipes. See Kapers on page 4B.
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Lady Mustangs' quest for State Championship
Lady Mustangs' quest for State Championship
Did they claim the title in this game against Palm Beach Lakes Rams? Find out their performance and the outcome of the State game.
Apopka baseball team is off to hot a start
Apopka baseball team is off to hot a start
The Darters have played Edgewater, Mount Dora, and University. Find out how many games they have won and what is beginning to take shape.

Apopka wrestlers compete at district meet
Apopka wrestlers compete at district meet
In this meet they challenged West Orange. Find out how the Darters performed, how they placed and information on the wrestlers.

Apopka racer competes at Orlando Speed World
Apopka racer competes at Orlando Speed World
Michael Torres of Apopka kept his start to the 2015 racing season on a red hot pace. Read more on Torres and find out how he placed at the competition.
Mustangs vs. Winter Springs Bears, baseball
Mustangs vs. Winter Springs Bears, baseball
Find out which team falls during this opening District 7A-4 outing.

Apopka boys lacrosse play against Freedom Patriots
Apopka boys lacrosse play against Freedom Patriots
In boys lacrosse, find out which of these two teams gets whipped at this at home game. See page 6C.

Blue Darters vs. Lyman Greyhounds, volleyball
Blue Darters vs. Lyman Greyhounds, volleyball
Did the Darters win against state power Lyman Greyhounds at this preseason contest? See page 6C.

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Other Sports Headlines:

  • Mustangs play at Ocoee invitational. Find out how many games the Mustangs won at the invitational and which game was far less forgiving and intense.
  • Wekiva Mustangs girls basketball season, a worthy season
  • Warmer weather means specks, bass will go back on beds
  • The 15th annual Benefit Golf Tournament to replenish The Food Pantry at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Apopka will be held. Get the date and details on the tournament as well as sponsorship information on page 5C.
  • The 28th annual Real Florida 5K and 10K run will be held at Wekiwa Springs State Park with all the proceeds going to fund projects in the park. See more information on this upcoming event on page 5C.
  • Wekiva girls held on in Class 7A state semifinal win Before the state game, there was Haines City. Read this story on the Wekiva girls basketball game against the Hornets. See page 7C.
  • Mustangs play against Winter Springs Bears in pair of district baseball games Wekiva Mustangs baseball team began District 7A-4 play. Read about these games on page 7C.

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