Archive for April 2015

Marine Veteran to Receive Home in Apopka

The City of Apopka proudly welcomes its newest resident – a military veteran who will receive a mortgage-free home on Friday. Marine Sgt. Cory Lewis served several tours overseas since

Apopka’s Student Work Program Seeks Businesses for Summer Employment

The City of Apopka is looking for businesses to provide a summer of great work experience for local high-school students. Apopka Youth Works is a new program in partnership with

Public Safety Academy Offers Hands-on Training with Firefighters

Students of Apopka’s annual Citizen Public Safety Academy will get that chance for a couple of hours on Thursday, joining a team of city firefighters to cut apart a vehicle

Half Price Tuition Deals now in Full Swing

The Half Price Tuition season is in FULL swing! Please share with your congregation that Half Price Tuition is available at the following schools for a LIMITED time! We hope

Street Sweeping Benefits Apopka Streets and the Environment

Think twice the next time you see Jose Posadas cruising the streets. The City of Apopka maintenance worker drives a street sweeper – a mechanical mammoth that prowls around at

Local Wood Artist Takes a Turn at Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

Jeffrey Matter can turn many ideas into beautiful wood artwork. The Orlando artist strives for more than traditional wood-turned creations likes bowls and vases. He wants a challenge – something

Off the Shelf: Cookbooks with recipe exchange at North Orange Library

Have a favorite recipe? Join other reading, cooking and baking enthusiasts as they share treasured recipes from favorite cookbooks. Whip up a batch of your recipe and bring it to

Little Pim Language Learner at North Orange Library

OCLS is excited to announce the addition of Little Pim to our language resources. Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces young children (ages 6 months to 6 years) to

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #023 from 04/14/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Features in-depth discussion about Apopka’s renown foliage industry.

City of Apopka Runs Cleaner and Cheaper with Natural Gas Vehicles

Apopka’s two newest garbage trucks join a growing fleet of unique vehicles to help the city save money and protect the environment. The large, green mammoths run on compressed natural

Proposed Development Hosts Open House

The developer of the proposed Ever Meadow project will host an informational meeting for the community on April 23. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the

NEW Citizenship Inspired Classes at North Orange Branch Library

Registration is open for our Citizenship Inspired classes. We will offer a 2-part program on Sundays, April 19 and April 26, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Students will learn about

Apopka Firefighters Remember One of Their Own at Relay for Life

City of Apopka firefighters will join teams from across the community Saturday, April 18, for the 2015 Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society fundraiser, which runs from noon to

NEWE Programs and Classes at North Orange Branch Library for Preschoolers

The North Orange Branch Library will start two new weekly programs in April for preschoolers: On Thursdays at 11 a.m. we will offer a weekly Spanish class for preschoolers called “So

54th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

As you drive down 441 or Park Avenue in downtown Apopka, lift your eyes and behold the new Apopka Art and Foliage Festival banners attached to the light poles. Over

Help Improve Alonzo Williams Park

The City of Apopka is looking for help from residents to improve a small neighborhood near Alonzo Williams Park. The city is applying for a community development block grant that

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #022 from 04/07/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Apopka Historian Francina Boykin. Download

Sen. Alan Hays proposes funding to clean up Lake Apopka

Article from the DailyCommercial.com State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, said Friday he is proposing in this year’s state budget to allocate $20 million to clean up Lake Apopka. “I am

Apopka-area foliage growers face uneasy times

Article from the Orlando Sentinel Foliage was king in the 1980s when Wayne Mercer arrived in Central Florida, lured by a cousin making good money growing houseplants. “I was just

City of Apopka to Benefit from Accelerated Wekiva Parkway Schedule

The City of Apopka’s surging economic development – and local employment opportunities – are expected to get an even greater boost from the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s accelerated construction of

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #021 from 03/24/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Nikki Francis and Bill Cook

Apopka Police Department Provides Home Security Assessments

Don’t be a target for crime in your home. More than 1.9 million home burglaries were reported in 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Victims of burglary lost

Florida Hospital Apopka to have 120 patient rooms, $203 million price

Article from the Orlando Sentinel By Stephen Hudak New Florida Hospital Apopka will add jobs, reduce patient transfers The new Florida Hospital Apopka will have more rooms than first proposed,

“One Apopka For Progress” Divides Mayor, Council

article from The Orlando Sentinel By Stephen Hudak It started as a simple statement about equal opportunity. A resolution proposed by black ministers called on city leaders to ensure that

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