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Feature headlines Opinion & Articles of Interest
Best of Apopka Voting
Best of Apopka Voting Officially Open
The Apopka Chief and The Planter has started the voting process for the fifth annual Best of Apopka Readers’ Choice Awards. Participate using the links on this website!

coach team prayer
Coaches can no longer pray with sports teams
Read all about a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in this week's Apopka Chief.

August 26 primary election
Voters cast their ballots
Find out the results of the August 26, primary Election Day in this week's Apopka Chief.

Kilsheimer report
Report suggests mayor needs to ‘take charge’
Read about a performance analysis survey report released recently in this week's Apopka Chief.

OUR POSITION:

Ban on coaches, chaplains praying with teams, drawing community to that role
"...it seems that the new policies are galvanizing many of those who are faith-based..." Read our position on freedom of religion on page 4A.
Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY:
OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Some pastors still want to lead worship of golden calf
"...petition, purportedly contained 60,000 signatures collected by the Rev. ..." Read Corbeil's column on page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Teachers must foster culture of caring

"...Jensen comes up with action steps for school staff to take to help children rise above these circumstances." Read more about children living in poverty. See page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Everything is Local… Almost

" All that takes me away from our city, back to D.C., where the minions are done crafting their new education system..." See page 5A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Thoughts about our founding fathers

"...“The Empire” ... was extremely jealous of the English alliance ... due to their colonization in America." Read Perrine's article on Independence Day. See page 3C. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.


Founding Fathers had government solution

Sunday liquor law no purpose, effect

Terminating chaplains attacks freedom of speech

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Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: Who, when, and why arrests were made in our community.


Lifestyle & Community headlines
Debbie Turner’s Cancer Care and Resource Center
Cancer center moves into a new home
Find out where The Debbie Turner’s Cancer Care and Resource Center is now located in this week's Apopka Chief.
Vantrease Blair and Russell Home for Atypical Children
Home serves special needs
Read about the Russell Home for Atypical Children and the executive director, Vantrease Blair in this week's Apopka Chief.
Cara Moro therapy
Apopkan goes through aggressive exercise therapy program
Read about Cara Moro's experience with Project Walk Orlando.
sign Wekiwa Springs Baptist Church Women on Mission group
Mission group gives sign to center
Find out which center benefitted from members of the Wekiwa Springs Baptist Church Women on Mission group.
Xi Alpha Gamma Sorority
Local sorority meets to begin 2014-2015 service
Find out some of the plans for Xi Alpha Gamma Sorority in this week's Apopka Chief.
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Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • The annual Apopka Rotary Pancake Supper is scheduled. Find out how to attend in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Voting is now open for the fifth annual Best of Apopka Readers’ Choice Awards. Check page 2A for more details on how to participate in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Find out what Orange County Utilities, City Hall, banks, schools and libraries have planned for September 1 in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Sales-tax holiday will be for certain energy-saving devices. Read this article to find out which items you can save money on page 6A in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Low-income students are participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Read more on the program and about the participants performance in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises users of U.S. Highway 441, within the Zellwood and Mount Dora areas, to be on the lookout for construction work. Find out when the estimated completion will be in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Loaves & Fishes prepares for upcoming holidays
  • The Good Neighbor Place, thrift store, will have a parking lot sale soon. Find out when in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • It’s time once again to begin publishing the Apopka Chief Junior. Find out how you can participate in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Miss Apopka Scholarship Pageant is once again seeking talented young Apopka women interested in becoming the 36th Miss Apopka to represent the city of Apopka in the 2015 Miss Florida Pageant. Details on page 1C.
  • The Apopka Historical Society’s president, Larry Leudenberg, announced that at its general meeting, Arthur Steve Patrick, a seventh-generation Floridian, will speak about early Orlando history. Find out when this meeting will take place in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Florida Highway Patrol will continue to concentrate its enforcement efforts on drunk driving as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Find out when how long the campaign will last on page 1C.
  • Lighthouse of Deliverance Ministries International, Inc. will host a fun day for the Apopka community. Find out how to participate in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • A gospel sing will be held at First Baptist Church of .... Find out who will be in attendance in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • A Ukrainian Independence and Cultural Celebration event will feature Kalyna Ukrainian Dancers, Verenyky (Perogi) eating contest, gift vendors, Ukrainian food sales. Find out when in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Long and Scott Farms in Mount Dora will open its 12th annual Cornfield Maze Adventure to the public. More information available in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Cook up these Apopka-area friends’ and neighbors’ recipes. See Kitchen Kapers on page 4C along with community events.
  • The New Journey Youth Center is having a free pizza party to kick-off an after-school program. Find out for when in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Foliage Sertoma Club will hold a meeting. Foliage Sertoma Club welcomes anyone who wishes to attend, but the space is limited. Find out who the speaker will be for this meeting in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Florida’s indigenous history kept alive by preservations. See Golden Chief on page 6C in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated will hold a “Big Red Day” brunch and fashion show fundraiser. Find out how you can purchase tickets in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • North Orange County Library is offering activities in September. Find out what they are in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • School safety rules we all need to follow to stay safe. Read this article on page 10C to be informed with school safety.
Sports headlines | Check out Sports Photos in our PHOTO ALBUM
AHS to vs Oak Ridge football
Oak Ridge is first foe for Darters in regular season
Read coach Darlington's words on the team's first opponent, Oak Ridge, in this week's Apopka Chief. See preseason game photos on page 6B.
WHS vs Leesburg football
Mustangs fight Leesburg Yellow Jackets in preseason Kickoff Classic
Find out which team committed mistakes in this week's Apopka Chief. See game photos on page 7B.

WHS boys bowling coach Dave Kurtz
WHS boys bowling team seeks another state berth
Find out what coach Dave Kurtz says about the bowling team on page 4B in this week's Apopka Chief.

AHS girls volleyball Caitlyn Jackson and Lindsay Sabiston
Darters have preseason match against Boone
Find out if Caitlyn Jackson, Lindsay Sabiston, and the girls volleyball team won against Boone in this week's Apopka Chief.

AHS vs Lyman football
Coach unhappy with team’s play
Find out what Apopka football coach Rick Darlington says the team can improve on when they played against Lyman in this week's Apopka Chief.

1983 Apopka Blue Darters football team reunion
Memories reign during reunion of special team
Read about the 1983 Apopka Blue Darters football team reunion in Peery's Extra Points on page 5B in this week's Apopka Chief.

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