Archive for July 2014

Can Auburn pull Apopka Football Star Martez Ivey away from Florida?

The 5-star offensive tackle from Apopka (Fla.) is visiting Auburn this week with Tigers fullback commit Chandler Cox, his teammate and best friend. The pair will stay through Tuesday, according

Apopka Resident Designs Innovative Kitchen Safety Product

An innovative new product designed to serve as a valuable safety accessory when in the kitchen, the Safe Hand, has been developed by Sean Capobianco of Apopka, Florida. The invention’s

Boy rushed to hospital after dog attack in Apopka

A 9-year-old boy was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital after a dog attacked and bit him in the head on Ryan Avenue in Apopka. Read more:

Apopka’s Martez Ivey Remains Top Recruit after Showcasing Skills

The one target that held steady though was Apopka (Fla.) five-star offensive tackle Martez Ivey who still sits at No. 4 overall. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect, who is considering Auburn

Apopka will use a Committee to Screen Its Next City Attorney

Apopka will use a committee to screen its next city attorney after Thomas Cloud, on the job less than two weeks, was asked to resign because his mobile-phone number appeared

Martez Ivey, Apopka’s 5 Star Recruit, Has Right Mindset

Apopka’s Martez Ivey, a 5 star Offensive Tackle recruit this year, stopped by the Brighthouse Sports Studios in Orlando for a photo shoot today … There was also an interview

Update on Race to Replace Rep. Bryan Nelson

An Apopka Republican, Nelson was unable to seek re-election to the Legislature because of term limits and is running instead for Orange County commissioner. He has throw his support behind

Apopka Mayor Looks into Concerns Over New City Attorney

Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer said Monday he is looking into questions about newly hired City Attorney Thomas A. Cloud after a mobile phone number linked to the lawyer appeared on

Apopka Chamber President Resigns

Apopka-Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Seago will step down at the end of the month to join No Casinos, an organization opposed to the expansion of gambling in Florida.

Apopka Blue Darters Offensive Tackle Martez Ivey, names his top two schools

(original story published at The No. 1 player in the country has two favorite schools. So says Apopka (Fla.) offensive tackle Martez Ivey from The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. ”Right

Suspect hits officer with vehicle; arrested 40 times before

APOPKA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – The Apopka Police Department says a Corporal was struck by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle Wednesday night. Officers say 29-year old Berinthia Ketierra Williams

This Week on Blue Darters Sports Central

This week on Blue Darters Sports Central with Roger Franklin Williams… Live from Beef O’Brady’s Apopka, 1410 Rock Springs Rd, corner of Welch Road. Featured guest is Coach Scott Williams,

Children’s Programs at the Library

Bring your children to the library to hear a story, participate in making crafts or for science workshops. Fun for all ages! SRP: National Geographic Wild Bat Tails Wednesday, July

Music in the Library

This July come to your local branch of the Orange County Library to hear some amazing music. Here’s what’s on the schedule this month. Elements of Sound: Chris Robertson Saturday,

Art in the Library

Here are a list of this month’s exciting art displays at the OCLS. Florida Surface Design Association Textile Arts Orlando Public Library, Library Central Members of the Florida Surface Design

Prenatal Care Education

The Orange County Library Systems has a number of prenatal educational workshops for expectant mothers. Come out and meet other pregnant women and learn about health and pregnancy safety. To

Writer’s Corner at the OCLS

This July get inspired by attending one of our writers workshops. Bring you paper and pens and come listen to authors speak about their works and offer advice on writing.

A Civil Rights March Through Time

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Professor Don Harrell of the University of Central Florida Africana Studies Program chronicles the historical affairs that

Learn the FUNdamentals of Improv

Celebrate five years with Power 2 Improv at the library! Whether you are new to improv or have previous experience, these classes are about having fun while learning the essential

Steve Songs Concert at the Library

PBS’s Steve Songs is coming to the Orlando Public Library, Library Central on July 23. Concert begins at 10:30am and closes at 1pm. You must register to attend this event.

Mayor Kilsheimer’s Sunday Booze Ban Decision

Apopka residents have been giving their two cents towards the ban discussion in an open forum, giving their opinion on liquor laws. Currently, Apopka is the only community in Central

The Edge Workshop

Register by July 11 to join the D.I.V.A. LLC in a back to school preparedness for girls. This day long workshop will help build a girl’s confidence and academic success.

Local Beauty Pageants

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka presents 4 local beauty pageants: Cutie Pie, Little Miss Apopka, Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Apopka. The date has yet to be announced as

Apopka Council Meetings

If you would like to be more active in your community, come out to a council meeting this month and hear what’s going on in your community. The council meets

Girls Soccer Takes Spotlight on ‘Blue Darter Sports Central’

On the next ‘Blue Darter Sports Central’ with Roger Franklin Williams he will talk to Apopka High School Girls Soccer Coach Doug Matthews and Athletic Director Fred Priest. Fred will