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Apopka Joins Playful Cities Around the Country

The City of Apopka is honored to be recognized with a 2016 Playful City USA designation from KaBOOM! – a national non-profit organization that promotes playful activities for kids and

Coming this May: Cancer Care-a-Thon Fundraiser

We are really excited to be able to announce our next local fundraising campaign… Introducing “THE DEBBIE TURNER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER CARE-A-THON” which will launch the first week of May!

On Demand: Interview about the 2016 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

Host: Jim Turner Guest: 2016 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival Original Air Date: April 13, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round Up: April 22, 2016

Attractions Round Up: April 22, 2016

War & Peace Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: War & Peace Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/25/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #068 from 04/12/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we discuss the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival.

Attractions Round Up for April 14, 2016

Attractions Round Up for April 14, 2016

Preschool Power Parenting with Miss Humblebee’s Academy at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Preschool Power Parenting with Miss Humblebee’s Academy at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/19/2016 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 6:30 PM Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive

Extreme Animals Event at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Extreme Animals Event at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/20/2016 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Did you know that some animals possess unique abilities? Kids

Rick Scott approves ‘Legacy Florida’ money for Everglades, Lake Apopka

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a bill known as “Legacy Florida” that opens a tap of cash to help restore the Everglades, the state’s natural springs … Read the

Listen Live to the Hometown Townhall Friday, April 8 from 3-5pm!

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING NOTICE: 1520 WBZW presents THE HOMETOWN TOWNHALL, Friday, April 8, 2016 from 3p-5p, during My Hometown with Jim Turner. Jim will go one-on-one with the Apopka candidates vying

Attractions Round Up for April 7, 2016

Attractions Round Up for April 7, 2016

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #067 from 03/29/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we have a full hour with former Apopkan,

Attractions Round Up for March 31, 2016

Attractions Round Up for March 31, 2016

ON DEMAND: Archery Experts Kim and Hendrick

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kim Brooks and Hendrick Gouws – Archery Experts Original Air Date: March 29, 2016 Download Interview

Salem Media Group Announces Larry Elder to Take the Hugh Hewitt Slot in National Syndication

Talk show host Larry Elder will join the FM 105.5 and AM 660 The Answer lineup in the 7pm to 9pm timeslot beginning Monday, April 4th. Larry Elder will be taking the

CREATIVE COLORING Class at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

CREATIVE COLORING Have you heard about the latest craze? Adults are coloring again! Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind while channeling your inner child. Join us for

TODAY: Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Date: 3/28/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the screening of Empire of Dreams, episode 2 of

ON DEMAND: Patrick Shackleford “The Orlando Dog Wizard”

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Patrick Shackleford – Orlando Dog Wizard Original Air Date: March 24, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round-UP: March 24, 2016

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #066 from 03/22/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we welcome Apopka entrepreneurs who run some of

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Date: 3/28/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the screening of Empire of Dreams, episode 2 of

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #065 from 03/15/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

ON DEMAND: Will Sanchez of the Apopka Fire Department

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Captain Will Sanchez – Apopka Fire Department Original Air Date: March 17, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round Up – March 17, 2016

Attractions Round Up – March 17, 2016 Download Segment

ON DEMAND: Paul Seago – NoCasinos.org

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Paul Seago – NoCasinos.org Original Air Date: March 16, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Eleanor Jones – Apopka Foliage Festival

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Elenor Jones – Apopka Foliage Festival Original Air Date: March 9, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Apopka Recreational Events Update

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Apopka Recreational Events Update Original Air Date: March 15, 2016 Download Interview

Apopka City Council Election Headquarters

It’s Election Day! If you need any more info on the candidate running for Apopka City Council, here is a collection of links from previous articles we have had along

ON DEMAND: Interview with Doug Bankson

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Doug Bankson – Candidate for Apopka City Council Original Air Date: March 14, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #064 from 03/08/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

ON DEMAND: Interview with Young Kim

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Young Kim – Candidate for Apopka City Council Original Air Date: March 11, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round-Up – March 10, 2016

Here are some news & notes from around the Central Florida Attractions for March 10, 2016.

Tickets Available Now – Bring Small Businesses Back Tour

Bring Small Businesses Back Tour Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Boulevard Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) CLICK HERE FOR YOU

ON DEMAND: Interview with Sam Ruth

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Sam Ruth Original Air Date: March 9, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Kane Rowel from Krazy Kids Fun Run

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kane Rowel “Krazy Kids Fun Run” Original Air Date: March 8, 2016 Download Interview

Altamonte Springs teams up with Uber to subsidize rides

Altamonte Springs will soon become the only city in the country that will help Uber riders pay their fares when traveling anywhere within its municipality — whether it’s to or

ON DEMAND: Interview with Monica from Overeaters Anonymous

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Monica from Overeaters Anonymous Original Air Date: March 3, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Bill Arrowsmith

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Bill Arrowsmith, Apopka City Commissioner Original Air Date: March 4, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Nick LoCicero’s Central Florida Attractions Round-Up

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Nick LoCicero’s Central Florida Attractions Round-Up Original Air Date: March 3, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #063 from 03/01/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

CREATIVE COLORING Class at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

CREATIVE COLORING Have you heard about the latest craze? Adults are coloring again! Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind while channeling your inner child. Join us for

ON DEMAND: Interview with Sue Kid And Terri Morell about Apopka Visioning

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Sue Kid (Chair) and Terri Morrell of the Visioning Committee talk about the current state of the Visioning Process. Original Air Date: February 26, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round-up for March 3, 2016

Take a look at this week’s Attractions Round-Up as heard on My Hometown with Jim Turner and Nick LoCicero every Thursday at 4pm. Click here to open up a document

ON DEMAND: Interview with Kyle Becker

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kyle Becker who is running for Seat 4 of City Council. Original Air Date: February 25, 2016 Download Interview

Preschool: A Trip Around the World at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

Preschool: A Trip Around the World Friday, March 4, 11, and 25, 11 a.m. Pack your suitcase and get ready to see the world! This four-part preschool series will introduce

ON DEMAND: Interview with Jim Meadows of the Apopka Community Theater

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Jim Meadows of the Apopka Community Theater Original Air Date: February 23, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Book Reviews with Gary Roen 03 01 2016

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Gary Roen with his book reviews. Original Air Date: March 1, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Alice Nolan

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Alice Nolan, candidate for Seat 3 of the Apopka City Council. Original Air Date: March 1, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Glendora Collier and Roger Scott of the AARP Foundation

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Glendora Collier and Roger Scott of the AARP Foundation Original Air Date: February 22, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #062 from 02/23/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we are joined by the Chris and John,

Spring Break at the Orange County Apopka Library

Join us all week for Spring Break @ Your Library and get ready to go green! Each day learn about going green with activities, crafts, and technology. Ages 6-12. Registration

An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band

Where: Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Theater When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Starts: 3:00PM Doors Open: 2:00PM https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/gaither-tour/orlando-fl The Gaither Vocal Band got its start in the early 1980s with

ON DEMAND: Audio from the Apopka City Council Forum – January 27, 2016

The Apopka City Council Forum took place at the CPS Sportsplex in Apopka, FL on January 27, 2016. It was sponsored by 1520 WBZW, The Apopka Chief and The Apopka

Central Florida Attractions Round Up 02/18/16

New Olaf, Mickey, and Minnie Meet & Greet Experiences Coming To Hollywood Studios http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/02/new-olaf-mickey-and-minnie-meet-greet-experiences-coming-to-hollywood-studios/ Additional Dates Now Available for Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/02/additional-dates-now-available-for-club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/ New Castle Stage Show

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #061 from 02/16/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we are joined by Mary Sue Weinaug of

Book Your Mediterranean Cruise w/ Stops in Rome, Naples, Jerusalem, Athens and more

Rejuvenate! Be inspired! Refresh! Sound like some realities you want for yourself this year? Then embark this fall on a 15-day all-inclusive Mediterranean Cruise of a lifetime. Sail the pristine

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #060 from 02/09/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week is all about the Old Florida Outdoor Festival.

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #059 from 01/26/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Cooper from Encore. Download the MP3

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #058 from 01/19/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Michael Cooper from Cooper Commerce Park

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #057 from 01/12/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Paul Faircloth. Download the MP3

Apopka Adopt-A-Tree Event – February 6

Adopt-A-Tree Orange County’s cooperative extension service will host an Adopt-A-Tree event Saturday, February 6 starting at 8 a.m. Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka, 32803 This is a FREE

Enrollment has Begun for Apopka Youth Works

The City of Apopka and CareerSource Central Florida are recruiting local businesses to provide free seasonal employment and job mentoring to high-schoolers enrolled in Apopka Youth Works. The successful summer

Apopka Library: Stretching for Pain Management

Stretching for Pain Management Age Group(s): Adults Date: 1/29/2016 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 11:30 AM Join Diana Jo Rossano, Ph.D. and learn how to improve all types of

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Kyle Becker

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Young Kim

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Bill Arrowsmith

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

AM 660 The Answer to Host Feb. 25th GOP Debate

On Monday, the Republican National Committee ousted NBC from broadcasting the February 25th Republican Presidential Debate in Houston…which will air just days before Super Tuesday on March 1st. The RNC

Apopka Library: ARTSY TODDLER

ARTSY TODDLER Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM Library: North Orange Branch Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Alice Nolan

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Doug Bankson

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Birdapalooza – February 6, 2016 – Lake Apopka

Birdapalooza February 6, 2016 9am-4pm Magnolia Park What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of

American Leprosy Missions Radiothon Begins Today

Join Apopka’s Hometown Station, 1520 WBZW along with our sister stations FM 94.9 and 950 WTLN for our Radiothon to benefit the American Leprosy Missions. Jim Turner, Pete Paquette and

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Sam Ruth

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Submit a Question for the Candidates of the Jan 27th Apopka City Council Forum!

The Apopka City Council Forum is right around the corner, and 1520 WBZW is giving you the chance to submit a question that may be asked to the candidates on

Apopka Honors 1961-62 state championship boys basketball team

Apopka Memorial’s 1961-62 state championship boys basketball team will be remembered. The school, named Apopka High School since it moved to a new campus in 1976, will honor the title

The Apopka City Council Forum – January 27, 2016

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 there will be an Apopka City Council Forum at the new CPS Sportsplex hosted by 1520 WBZW, The Apopka Chief and The Apopka Voice where you

Give to the American Leprosy Missions Today

American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest nonprofit, non-denominational organization in the U.S. working to cure and care for people with leprosy and Buruli ulcer worldwide. American Leprosy Missions

Learn Bear Safety Tips at Apopka Event

Wildlife and zoo officials will be in Apopka on Jan. 16 to present information about black bear safety. The program will get started at 1 p.m. at the Apopka Amphitheater

2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE!

The 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival will be better than ever to celebrate the event’s fifth year. Get your tickets early to save $5 off gate admission. Save even more

Listen to Apopka and Orangewood Christian Basketball Games LIVE on 1520 WBZW

Here is the January schedule for Apopka and Orangewood Christian Basketball games you can hear live on 1520 WBZW and only at MyHometownFL.com. Apopka Jan 12 – Apopka vs Ocoee

Planning Commission Meeting – January 12

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 12 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Council Chambers, 120 East Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703

Apopka commissioner calls for more diversity at city-funded festival

from the Orlando Sentinel An Apopka commissioner is raising protest about a city-funded outdoor festival that he says seems geared predominantly toward whites. Diversity at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #056 from 01/05/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka Library: Kidney Smart

Kidney Smart Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors Date: 1/12/2016 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM 1 in 10 U.S. adults has kidney disease. If you have it, you’re not

Apopka Library: Detox & Renew with Essential Oils

Detox & Renew with Essential Oils Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 1/9/2016 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 2:30 PM We will discuss the importance of cleansing and detoxifying our

Apopka Library: ARTSY TODDLER

ARTSY TODDLER Date: Monday, January 11, 2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM Library: North Orange Branch Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate

Apopka Library: Green Teen: Go Cart Fun

Green Teen: Go Cart Fun Age Group(s): Tweens, Teens, Families Date: 1/10/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Use your creativity and have fun. Come and build a

The NEW 94.9 FM – 950 AM WTLN’s 2016 Pastors Masters Golf Scramble

The NEW 94.9 FM – 950 AM WTLN’s 2016 Pastors Masters Golf Scramble is opened to all active and retired pastors in Central Florida! No prior golfing experience necessary! This

Lake Apopka Phosphorous Removal Pilot Project Appears Promising

from the Daily Commercial A pilot project to remove phosphorus from Lake Apopka is one of several that may prove beneficial to restoring the lake in the next decade, according

Food Truck Round Up – January 7

Food Truck Round Up Thursday, January 7 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Held every first Thursday near the Gazebo at Kit Land Nelson Park. Parking available at Edwards Field. Free

Apopka Council Meeting – January 6

Council Meeting Wednesday, January 6 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Council Chambers 120 East Main Street Apopka, FL 32703 Find the current agenda at: http://www.apopka.net/agenda.html

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #055 from 12/29/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week, we feature the Apopka Blue Darter Boys and

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #054 from 12/15/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #053 from 12/08/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Construction update on new $203M Florida Hospital Apopka

from the Orlando Business Journal Even in the middle of the night, headway is being made on the construction of Florida Hospital’s new $203 million hospital in Apopka. At 2

Listen to Republican Debate LIVE on AM 660 The Answer / FM 105.5

AM 660 The Answer and FM 105.5 is your exclusive Orlando radio home to the December 15 Republican Presidential Debate LIVE from Las Vegas. Our coverage begins at 5pm and

Get Your Joy – An Irish Christmas Tickets Now

Join Ireland’s own Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, for their fourth annual tour of Joy – An Irish Christmas, a lively celebration of the birth

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #052 from 12/01/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

2015 Apopka Festival of the Trees and Christmas Tree Lighting

More than 30 participating businesses and organizations from Apopka will participate in the Festival of Trees to benefit the Apopka Historical Society and the AHA Players Community Theatre troupe. The

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the 39th Apopka Christmas Parade

An Apopka tradition returns with the 39th annual Apopka Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s event presented by the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka will feature more than

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #051 from 11/24/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #050 from 11/17/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Pilot project aims to clean up polluted Lake Apopka

by CFN13 A new pilot program vows to restore polluted Lake Apopka to its original glory in just a couple of years. The project doesn’t dredge or use chemicals. The

Sara Palin to Guest on American Adversaries Thursday at 5pm

Tune into the American Adversaries on AM 660 The Answer and 105.5 FM or online at AM660TheAnswer.com Thursday November 19th at 5pm EST for an interview with Sara Palin. She

Altamonte Springs captures I-4 runoff to water lawns in Apopka

from the Orlando Sentinel On the average day, a slurry of dirty rainwater capable of filling seven Olympic-sized swimming pools slides off a section of Interstate 4 and drains into

Collections Continue this Week for Operation Christmas Child

This month, locations in the Orlando area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a

Research could lead to better control of fungi

from GreenhouseMag.com Results of new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora — or water molds

Apopka Blue Darters vs West Orange Football Playoff Tickets On Sale NOW!

Get your tickets now for the Apopka vs. West Orange Class 8A playoff game to be played at Raymond Screws Field on Friday, November 20th @ 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets!

Florida Hospital Apopka to turn to senior living community

from the Orlando Sentinel Florida Hospital Apopka on North Park Avenue will turn into a senior living community, once the hospital moves to its new location on Harmon and Ocoee-Apopka

Apopka 34 – Timber Creek 6; Listen to the Class 8A Round 1 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Round 1 of the Class 8A Playoffs: Apopka vs. Timber Creek. Story from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka hit the ground running

ORLANDO OPENS COLLECTION SITES FOR WORLD’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This month, locations in the Orlando area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #049 from 11/10/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Request your FREE audio download of Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love today!

FREE from Truth For Life: The audio version of Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love – a valuable resource for seeking, building, and maintaining a solid marital foundation. Alistair Begg shares

Open Doors Radiothon for Persecuted Christians Begins Today

Tune in from 3-4PM this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (November 9-11) on 1520 WBZW, 94.9 FM and AM 950 WTLN as we partner with Open Doors USA to raise money

Mummies of the World Exhibit Enters Final Weeks in Orlando

Just a few weeks remain before the nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition closes at Orlando Science Center on Nov. 29. The presentation in Orlando marks the twelfth

Ticket Discount Available Now for the Sunshine Summit

SUNSHINE SUMMIT NOVEMBER 12-14, 2015 ORLANDO, FLORIDA Visit www.sunshinesummit.gop and use the Promo Code RADIO to save on your tickets today! Here is a look at the event schedule: Thursday, November

YOU CAN PROVIDE FOOD FOR A PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN FAMILY FOR A MONTH FOR $50

Right now — persecution around the world is reaching unprecedented levels. And in addition to prayer — our brothers and sisters are desperate for food and basic supplies. The need

Apopka 49 – Oak Ridge 14; Listen to the Week 10 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 10: Apopka vs. Evans

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #048 from 10/27/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week features Fred Priest, the Athletic Director at Apopka

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #047 from 10/20/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka 43 – Oak Ridge 14; Listen to the Week 9 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 9: Apopka vs. Oak Ridge from the Orlando Sentinel Locked in a 14-14 defensive slugfest with Oak Ridge

The Response: A Message from Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott is honored to attend The Response from The Response USA on Vimeo. Read his letter here. The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from

Apopka 43 – Wekiva 6; Listen to the Week 8 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 8: Apopka vs. Wekiva from the Orlando Sentinel Being a state champion one year and not even making the

Save the Babies

The ‘Save the Babies’ campaign is here! The ‘Save the Babies’ campaign will raise money to go toward ultrasound procedures and other expenses at Women’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Christian

The Response: Prayer For Our Nation

WE WILL RESPOND The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. We want

Apopka to Host Additional Meetings for Visioning Program

The City of Apopka will host two special meetings on Oct. 24 to hear from Hispanic and African-American residents about the future of their community. Each listening session is part

Apopka to honor longtime Mayor John Land with two statues

from the Orlando Sentinel To commemorate the man who led Apopka for more than six decades, just one bronze statue won’t be enough. Instead, the city has planned a double

Apopka 46 – Olympia 17; Listen to the Week 7 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 7: Apopka vs. Olympia from the Orlando Sentinel No. 6 Apopka (6-1) turned the ball over the first

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #046 from 10/13/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Free Tickets to DAVID JEREMIAH’S STAND UP! TOUR

ORLANDO, FLORIDA Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. Features: Special musical guest, Gaither Vocal Band Location: Amway Center 400 W. Church St. #200 Orlando, Florida 32801 Cost: FREE!

WIN a pair of tickets to the Holy Land Experience!

        Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Holy Land Experience! Spend a day and enjoy stage plays, exhibitions and one of

Apopka Police Drive Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Vehicle

The Apopka Police Department is joining the cause for breast cancer awareness with a special police vehicle decked out in pink and black. The Dodge Nitro – unveiled Friday at

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #045 from 10/06/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week Debbie Turner stops by from the Debbie Turner

10th Annual Sensational Seniors Event This Weekend

  Living life to the fullest and leaving a legacy for generations to come! First Baptist Orlando 3000 South John Young Parkway Orlando, Florida 32805 407.425.2555 http://sensationalseniors.info/

First Ever Joy Starts Here Event in Orlando This Weekend

                Have you ever asked yourself “What is it that I’m really looking for in life?” We search for meaning in our families,

Apopka 3 – West Orange 28; Listen to the Week 6 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 6: Apopka vs. West Orange from the Orlando Sentinel Woody Barrett accounted for three touchdowns for West Orange

Apopka to Award Prizes Wednesday to Visioning Survey Participants

The City of Apopka on Wednesday will award prizes for randomly selected residents who submitted surveys in the Visioning Apopka community planning program. The prize drawing attended by Apopka Mayor

Apopka Focuses on Safety for Walk to School Day

The City of Apopka is joining with local schools to celebrate Walk to School Day on Oct. 7. The international event – held each year at thousands of public and

Parmalee and Chris Young Headline 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Country music stars Parmalee and Chris Young will headline a big weekend of music, fun and food at the 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival. The fifth annual showcase for outdoor

Apopka 44 – University 0; Listen to the Week 5 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 5: Apopka vs. University from the Orlando Sentinel It took Apopka a quarter to shake off some homecoming

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #044 from 09/22/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week, Fred Brummer stops by to talk about the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #043 from 09/15/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka 22 – Dr. Phillips 20; Listen to the Week 4 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 4: Apopka vs. Dr. Phillips from the Orlando Sentinel Dr. Phillips could only watch as mobs of Apopka

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #042 from 09/08/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

City of Apopka, “Hometown Halloween in the Park” scheduled for Saturday, October, 31st 2015, at Kit Land Nelson Park!

Hometown Halloween In The Park is a free, fun and safe trick or treat alternative for the children of Apopka. From 5 to 7 pm, children will have a chance to

Visioning Apopka Hosts First Community Forum Today

The City of Apopka on Tuesday will host the first of five large forums that encourage residents to help shape the future of their community. The Visioning Apopka meeting from

Apopka 49 – Deland 7; Listen to the Week 3 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 3: Apopka vs. Deland. from the Orlando Sentinel Unbeaten Apopka spotted DeLand an early touchdown then stormed back

Republican Madness Tournament: Final Four

Only four Republican Candidates are left standing in Salem Media’s Republican Madness Tournament. Vote now…

A1 Fence Solutions Joins Amazing Radio Deals with Half Price Vouchers!

Our Amazing Radio Deals website has always provided great deals on many practical goods and services you use each and every day. Now, we are offering you half price vouchers on

Apopka 46 – Edgewater 25; Listen to the Week 2 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 2: Apopka vs. Edgewater. from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka got its single-wing rushing game cranked up in the

Visioning Apopka Community Meetings Update

A Mobile Information Station will host its next event on September 12. The MIS is a recreational vehicle operated by project consultants Keith and Schnars PA to gather information for

Vote Now in Salem’s Republican Madness Tournament!

Join our Republican Madness Challenge to vote up your favorite GOP contenders! Just sign in or register, click on the match ups to vote within a round! After three days,

Apopka 40 – Ocoee 6; Listen to the Week 1 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 1: Apopka vs. Ocoee. from the Orlando Sentinel Three touchdowns in a 45-second span in the first half

Apopka Encourages Residents to Prepare for Stormy Weather

The City of Apopka encourages residents to take time this weekend to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain and high winds created by Tropical Storm Erika. Although the track

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #041 from 08/25/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week, Porkies BBQ is the featured guest. Download the

Bright House Sports Network Ranks Blue Darters Demetri Burch #22 Player in CF

The Blue Darters phenomenal athlete Demetri Burch ranks as the 22nd best football player in Central Florida according to a Bright House Sports Network poll. Burch rushed and passed for more

Florida Hospital begins hiring for new Apopka facility

from the Orlando Business Journal Florida Hospital has more than 700 open positions— some of which are to prepare its new facility opening in Apopka. Land was purchased back in

Apopka police chief to retire; city ratifies successor

from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka police Chief Robert Manley III, who served Orange County’s second-largest city for 26 years as a police officer and one of its most visible civic

Bright House Sports Network Ranks Apopka #4 in Central Florida

Heading into Week 1 of the 2015 High School Football season, local cable network Bright House Sports ranks Apopka as the 4th best team in Central Florida. Mainland holds the

2015 Apopka Blue Darters High School Football is HERE!

Join 1520 WBZW and the entire Apopka community as we gear up for Week 1 of the 2015 Florida High School Football season! Can you believe it is already here?

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #040 from 08/18/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #039 from 08/11/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka Police Department Offers Tips to Deal with Panhandlers

Panhandling is regulated in the City of Apopka to ensure the safety of residents and businesses throughout the community. A city ordinance controls panhandling activities in public areas and on

Register NOW for our Pastors Appreciation Brunch & Enter to Win Trip to Israel!

Here is a word to all our Pastors out there from WTLN General Manager Bill Files: Good morning Pastor, Have you RSVP’d yet? “You are invited to attend our 9th Annual Pastors

Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte Springs for talk

 from the Winter Park / Maitland Observer On Aug. 14, Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior

Thanks to Sam’s Club for Sponsoring Youth Programs in Apopka

The City of Apopka recognizes Sam’s Club for funding three public programs to benefit youth in our community. Sam’s Club provided a $6,600 grant to provide tuition-free summer youth camps

City of Apopka Joins National Recognition for Play Ball Month

Apopka is joining with Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and more than 125 cities across the country to host special events celebrating August as Play Ball Month.

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #038 from 08/04/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Michael Cooper with an update on growth

The Business Forum Schedule

Visioning Apopka will host a Business Forum to identify challenges and opportunities facing growing existing business in the community as well as recruiting new industry. The Business Forum September 29

Mobile Information Station Visit Schedule

The MIS is a rolling office with project information for the benefit of any citizens who want to learn more about the visioning process and offer their input. Visitors can

Apopka Police and Businesses Provide Help for School Teachers

Teachers deserve so much community support. The average public school teacher spends $485 out of pocket each year to help provide school materials like paper, pencils and art supplies for

Visioning Apopka Community Forums Schedule

Citizens are invited to attend a community forum to provide their input regarding the future of Apopka. There will be four forums. Each forum will follow the same format, but

Federal Safety Grant Awarded to Apopka Fire Department

A quarter-million-dollar federal grant awarded to the Apopka Fire Department will help to upgrade city ambulances with the latest life-saving equipment. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management

Join Us and the American Leprosy Mission August 3-5, 2015

The New 94.9FM / AM950 WTLN and 1520 WBZW are partnering with the American Leprosy Mission… to help stop leprosy! Yes, leprosy still exists in the world! We’ve even had leprosy

How You Can Get Involved in “Visioning Apopka”

Visioning Apopka is about our future. It is an opportunity for our community to decide how we want Apopka to look and function during the next ten years and beyond.

Representative Jennifer Sullivan Joined Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer in Our Studios

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #037 from 07/28/15

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 State Representative Jennifer Sullivan. Download

Apopka Fire Department Once Again Achieves Highest ISO Rating

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) on Thursday once again awarded the Apopka Fire Department with a Public Protection Classification of “1,” ranking AFD as one of the top fire departments

Apopka Begins a Vision for the Future

The City of Apopka rolled out plans Friday for a highly anticipated program to envision to future of this fast-growing area. Elected officials, business leaders and citizens gathered together in

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #036 from 07/21/15

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 Debbie Mulrine of Greenbrier Pet

New Look to Apopka City Center?

from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka is looking at a dramatic face lift that could change the character and center of Orange County’s second largest city. Municipal leaders are seeking a

Apopka Garden Grows Community Support

Gardening is good for Axel Hansen’s soul. He casually whiles away his spare hours at the City of Apopka’s Billie Dean Community Garden. He maintains a couple of large planting

Visioning Apopka Comes Into Focus

The City of Apopka started a seven-month project this week to envision the future of this fast-growing area. Visioning Apopka will gather public input from across the community to develop

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #035 from 07/14/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Wayne Leveck, owner of All

Goodwill Builds Shop in Apopka

from the Orlando Sentinel Orlando-based Williams Company has started work on a $3.4 million Goodwill Industries retail store and job center in Apopka, which will be the nonprofit’s ninth Central

Apopka Celebrates the Life of Joseph Sterling

Joseph Sterling was the basketball coach at Apopka High where he established a basketball dynasty that led to another state championship. Joe was honored by having the Apopka High gym, a street, awards

New Half Price Tuition Offering… Smith Prep!

We added a new school to our ever growing list of local schools that offer our listeners Half Price Tuition! Smith Prep is a classical Christian educational institution. Found out

New Facilities Will Help to Protect Water Resources in Apopka

Two construction projects – one at the Northwest Recreation Complex and another near Lake Apopka – will help grow Apopka’s reputation as an innovator in water resource management. Preliminary construction

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #034 from 07/7/15

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 Orange County Property Appraiser Rick

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #033 from 06/30/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka

Let’s Recycle the Right Way; How Apopka Recycles

Think twice before throwing items in your home recycling bin. So-called “unacceptable waste” can have a big impact on the costs of Apopka’s solid waste collection system. More and more

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #032 from 06/16/15

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 featured guest is Jim Meadows with

Join Us for BEAR-A-THON 2015!

There has never been a more urgent time than now to educate the community of Central Florida about living with the Florida black bear.  Our community has grown exponentially and

“Ivey has a chance to start immediately”

According to a great article on Today U by Jason Hall, Apopka’s very own Martez Ivey has the chance to start this fall for the Florida Gators as a Freshman.

CFX BEGINS FIRST SECTION OF WEKIVA PARKWAY

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) will begin construction on its first section of the landmark Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) on June 8, 2015. Work on this 2.3-mile section

Apopka shells out nearly $100,000 to evict gopher tortoises

from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka will shell out nearly $100,000 to relocate gopher tortoises whose burrows stand in the way of an important water project. Surveyors discovered dozens of deep

Apopka Kicks off Summer Work Program

The City of Apopka and CareerSource Central Florida will launch a new program  this weekend to provide job training and employment for Apopka area high-school students.  Apopka Youth Works will

Big Potato Foundation Cares for the Apopka Community

When Apopka needs help, Pam Welker finds a way to provide it. The director of charitable programming for the Big Potato Foundation regularly offers food donations for the hungry, clothing

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #031 from 06/09/15

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 featured guest is Jeff Welch of Kelly

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #030 from 06/02/15

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 featured guest is Carmen Ruiz-Ore, Sales

Get Your FREE Apopka Blue Darter Supporter Sticker & Discount Cards

Do you want to show your support for the Apopka Blue Darters? Football season is right around the corner, and 1520 WBZW, the home of Blue Darter sports, is giving

Apopka’s North Orange Library Summer Calendar of Events

From Minecraft to Magicians to Movie Marathons to Crafts… there is a lot going on this summer at Apopka’s North Orange Library. Click here to see the full lineup.

Pentair has opened a World Aquaculture Technology Engineering & Research Center of Excellence on the campus in Apopka Campus

The centre, which consists of 12 400 sq ft of laboratories and fish culture systems, will be used for demonstration, research and teaching activities. Customers and educational institutions will be

Parts on Disney’s Tommorowland Movie Filmed in Altamonte Springs

from The Orlando Sentinel The reviews for “Tomorrowland,” the new George Clooney movie from Disney, may be mixed. But Central Florida’s supporting role as a backdrop — most filming took

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #029 from 05/26/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #028 from 05/19/15

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 features City of Apopka’s City Manager

Apopka Public Safety Day: May 30th

Bring the family for a fun-filled experience with Apopka’s police, fire and medical services on May 30. Public Safety Day, sponsored by Florida Hospital Apopka, will feature police SWAT and

Temporary ban on new fast-food eateries with drive-throughs fails in Apopka

story from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka’s City Council decided Wednesday night that you can still have it your way. After more than an hour of debate, council members rejected Mayor

Apopka Finds Creative Ways to Save Money with Vehicles

Repairs can be pretty costly when debris from inside a garbage truck catches fire. It’s twice as expensive when the fire happens a second time within just a few months.

All New Show About You, Your Money and God Coming Soon to WTLN

The new 950 WTLN is proud to announce a new show coming to our line up on Monday, June 1st at 2pm! Chris Brown’s True Stewardship with a message and a

Interesting Opinion Article about Apopka’s Fast Food

Here is an interesting article I found at the Orlando Sentinel written by Beth Kassab about the Apopka fast food topic: Fast food ban just what Apopka needs As I

Memorial Day Event in Apopka

The City of Apopka and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10147 will present a Memorial Day service on May 25. The special event to recognize esteemed members of the military

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #027 from 05/12/15

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 Dino Rachiele owner Rachiele Custom

SANDI PATTY JUNE 28th FIRST BAPTIST OVIEDO

The NEW 950 WTLN welcomes Sandi Patty “A Celebration of Faith, Family, and Freedom” to First Baptist Oviedo, Sunday, June 28, 2015! Joined by the First Baptist Orchestra and a

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #026 from 05/05/15

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 the first half of Main Street Apopka

Dare to Starve Your Eyes with New Life Ministries

To Starve your Eyes means to abstain from looking at anything sexually stimulating. God’s word is clear on his plans for our sexual life, including our thoughts and our actions.

It’s a Celebration of Women in Paleontology at Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center and Florida Fossil Hunters present “Women in Paleontology,” an event of presentations and fossil showcases. Female paleontology professionals from Ph.D.s to doctoral candidates to high school teachers

State tells Apopka to shave time off yellow lights

Story from WFTV Channel 9 9 Investigates uncovered a move by the state to shorten the time that central Florida drivers have to beat red lights. The city of Apopka

Register NOW for FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway

FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel Orlando, FL June 12-16, 2015 FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #025 from 04/28/15

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 Jennifer Wonderslaven, project manager for

North Orange Branch Library: Off the Shelf — Mysteries

Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. Did the butler do it? From cozies to high crime, mysteries remain one of the most popular genres in fiction. Join us as we discuss

Apopka is Growing… Great Article from CFN13

CFN 13 Posted at great article about Apopka’s growth: Apopka could nearly double in size in the next couple of decades thanks to the building of the Wekiva Parkway, which

North Orange Branch Library: Essential Oils and Emotional Healing Class

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Did you know that 100% pure essential oils can assist in the areas of emotional, behavioral and brain health? During this program, you will learn

Coming Soon: Summer Break at the North Orange Branch Library

June 8 through July 27, 1 – 4 p.m. Spend Mondays during summer break at the North Orange Branch Library! Our eight-week program features activities to keep participants’ minds in

North Orange Branch Library: May Schedule of Events

Click here for the North Orange Branch Library: May Schedule of Events

North Orange Branch Library: 1st Annual Childrens Clothing Swap

Event Type: Children’s Programs Date: 5/16/2015 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:30 PM It’s time to clean out your children’s closets! Bring your children’s clean, gently used clothing and

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #024 from 04/21/15

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 a “Behind the Scenes”

TODAY – Visioning Projects Will Invite Public Input

The community is invited to provide input for two different visioning projects up for discussion Wednesday, May 6 at the Apopka City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.

Flow Mobile Returns to Apopka City Hall

The FLOW bus is resuming visits to Apopka City Hall twice a month to provide driver and vehicle license services. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides

Order up Some Fun at the Apopka Food Truck Round-up

The City of Apopka will bring together some of the best food on wheels next week for the Apopka Food Truck Round-up. The monthly event sponsored by Seacoast Bank runs

Apopka Envisions a Bright Future: What is the Visioning Project?

A new program from the City of Apopka invites the community to envision the future of this fast-growing area of Central Florida. Visioning is increasingly popular among all types of

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

Florida Hospital Apopka unveils plans for new location

from the Orlando Sentinel After 40 years in downtown Apopka, Florida Hospital is planning to move to a new location with a bigger campus and new services. “We will continue

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #020 from 03/17/15

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 an in-depth pre-view of the

Crop of New Businesses Growing Across Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. – Drive down Bradshaw Road to see the crop of new businesses growing across Apopka. Clusters of multi-colored brick buildings are under construction on both sides of the

Art Events in Apopka Area this Weekend

reprinted from the Orlando Sentinel Have fun with the whole family at the free Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In addition

Sertoma Swings dance party

Party March 21st, 2015 (Want your tickets NOW? Use Paypal – see below) If the names Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey or Count Basie bring back memories from dancing

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #019 from 03/10/15

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 the upcoming Sertoma Swing,

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #018 from 03/03/15

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 the North Orange Library

Update on Apopka Medical Campus

from the Orlando Sentinel The spot where Adventist Health System wants to move Florida Hospital Apopka is in the middle of nowhere. But not for long. Concerned the project will

March calendar of classes and programs for Apopka’s North Orange Branch Library

Click the link below to see all that the North Orange Branch Library has to offer in February! March 2015 Programs and Classes So much to do at Apopka’s library

Sanford trampoline company opens new Apopka location

from the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida company is expanding with three new trampoline recreation centers planned for the Apopka area, Davie in South Florida, and Landsdale, Penn. The new center

Mysterious Apopka sculptures may be 1,000 years old

from the Orlando Sentinel For nearly a decade, the mysterious stone women lay quietly in a bed of fallen leaves behind the Museum of the Apopkans. They were not from

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #017 from 02/24/15

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 special guests Chris Declue

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #016 from 02/17/15

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 Paul Faircloth from Mosquito

New Half Price Tuition School Added!

We just recently added the Risen Savior Academy to our list of Half Price Tuition schools at AmazingRadioDeals.com! A limited amount of tuition at this discounted price are available. It’s

State bumps up Apopka High school grade

from clickorlando.com For the second time this week, a local school has had its 2014 grade from the Florida Department of Education bumped up. Apopka High School was initially given

Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen To Present Story Program at North Orange Library

Leah Roddenberry, Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen 2015, will be reading Dr. Seuss books at the North Orange Branch Library during Family Storytime on Sunday, March 1 at 2:15 pm. The

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #015 from 02/10/15

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 featured a presentation of all of

Books On The Air: Reviews by Gary Roen

Book connoisseur Gary Roen can be heard on the First Tuesday of each month on My Hometown with Jim Turner (weekdays 3-5pm EST) on 1520 WBZW. His reviews are published across

Half Price Tuition Offer for you Child

Dear Friends, It is that time again! We are kicking off our Half Price Tuition season for the 2015/2016 school year! Over the past three years we’ve placed more than 125 children and adults

Birdapalooza is This Weekend in Apopka

February 7, 2015 9am – 4pm Magnolia Park What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of Lake Apopka,

February calendar of classes and programs for Apopka’s North Orange Branch Library

So much to do at Apopka’s library this month. Here are some highlights… Did you know February is Library Lovers Month? Join us for some fantastic February library programs! Crazy

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #014 from 02/03/15

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 highlights the Lake Apopka Wildlife

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #013 from 01/27/15

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 3rd generation Apopka Businessman

Championship Jacket & Ring Fundraiser for Blue Darters Football

The 2014 Apopka High School Blue Darter State Championship Football Team needs your help. They are looking to raise $45,000 in a fundraiser to purchase Championship Jackets and Rings for

Apopka Art & Jazz Festival This Weekend!

Jazz and Art Fest Saturday, January 24 Northwest Recreation Ampitheater Featuring Local area Schools Tickets are $5.00 dollars and are available at school’s or at the gate on January 24th.

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #012 from 01/20/15

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 featured an in-depth look at

Birdapalooza is Almost Here!

February 7, 2015 9am – 4pm Magnolia Park What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of Lake Apopka,

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival

February 14-15, 2015 Northwest Recreation Center 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway Apopka, FL 32712 Join us in Apopka, Florida for a weekend highlighting the outdoor lifestyle! The Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Photos from Blue Darter Football Pride Night

Last week, at the Apopka Food Truck Round Up, the Football State Championship winning Blue Darter team was honored in front of the city. Here are some event photos. You

Top Recruit Martez Ivey on Blue Darters Sports Central

One of the nation’s top football recruits, the Blue Darters own Martez Ivey, was hanging out with Roger Franklin Williams on Blue Darters Sports Central (Fridays at 11am) last week.

The History & Future of our Beloved Lake Apopka

The West Orange Times recently had a great article about Lake Apopka. It talks about its present state and what groups like the Friends of Lake Apopka are doing to

Apopka’s Martez Ivey wins national player of year at Army All-American Bowl

(story from the Orlando Sentinel) Apopka offensive tackle Martez Ivey, rated the top offensive tackle in the country by most recruiting services, won the national player of the year award

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #011 from 12/23/14

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 featured guest is Lou Haubner, a

Apopka Blue Darters Martez Ivey, #1 Recruit in… the country!?

(from 257Sports) Apopka (Fla.) High School offensive tackle Martez Ivey is the top player in the state of Florida. After a post-season rankings update to the state by 247Sports, his

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #010 from 12/16/14

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 featured guest is Eric Bennett from

Apopka Wins State Championship! Listen to the Radio Broadcast Here

Congratulations to the Apopka Blue Darters, who have now won their 2nd State Championship in the last three years with a 30-23 victory over Columbus on Saturday! Listen to the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #009 from 12/09/14

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 featured guest is Penny Seater, Executive

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #008 from 12/02/14

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 Roger and Joe talk to Paul

Blue Darters Move on to State Semifinals!

On Friday, the Blue Darters defeated First Coast 64-48 to win the Region 1-8A Finals and move on to play Bradenton Manatee in the State Semifinals on Friday, December 2nd

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #007 from 11/25/14

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 Roger and Joe discuss the life

Apopka advances in 8A playoffs with 42-0 victory over West Orange; Listen to the game broadcast here

Story from the Orlando Sentinel (Listen to the 1520 WBZW radio broadcast here!) Of all the wins Apopka’s football team has had, Friday night’s 8A region semifinal victory over West

Umatilla city manager heads to Apopka

Umatilla City Manager Glenn Irby has been hired as chief administrator in Apopka, Orange County’s second-largest city. Irby, 57, has managed city government in Umatilla since 2006. He played a

Former Apopka Mayor John Land dies at 94

story reprinted from the Orlando Sentinel He was simply The Mayor. “He will always be The Mayor. There will be no other,” Apopka Vice Mayor Bill Arrowsmith said Saturday after

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #006 from 11/18/14

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 guest is James Delgado, an administrator

New $43.5M apartment complex planned near Florida Hospital Apopka

Planning is underway on a new apartment complex near the new Florida Hospital Apopka, the first phase of a larger, mixed-use development envisioned for the area. Winter Park-based MMI Development

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #005 from 11/11/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This edition was recorded live at Apopka’s Veterans

Listen to Apopka Run Past Oviedo in 8A Playoffs 1st Round

Listen to 1520 WBZW’s Radio Broadcast Here (article re-posted from the Orlando Sentinel) In a game of dynamic offenses and big playmakers, Apopka’s DeShawn Massey and Chandler Cox saved their

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #004 from 11/04/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This edition features the Apopka Chamber of Commerce

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #003 from 10/28/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. In this edition, Joe and Roger welcome Collins

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #002 from 10/21/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. In this edition, Joe and Roger welcome Debbie

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #001 from 10/14/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. In this premier edition, Joe and Roger talk

Apopka HS Football Week 8 – Blue Darters Suffer Season’s 3rd Loss

from the Orlando Sentinel A mistake late in the fourth quarter swayed momentum in a tight battle between two of the state’s top football programs. Apopka (5-3) was down 23-20

Halloween Scares & Frights at A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs

Come celebrate our 7th year as one of the highest rated Halloween scare trails in the Central Florida area. We are pleased to announce that this year not only will

Do cities need lobbyists? Apopka to pay $132,000 to Anderson

Story from The Orlando Sentinel Apopka spends more on lobbyists than every Central Florida city but Orlando. Orange County’s second-largest city likely will remain near the top, even though Mayor

Problem at substation causes Altamonte Springs power outage

Residents in Altamonte Springs found themselves without power for a few hours Tuesday afternoon. Over 10,000 people were without power. Duke Energy reports a static line at the Spring Lake

Sign up for a FREE Advanced Screening of “The Good Lie”

Courtesy of our friends at The New 950 WTLN, sign up now for a free advanced screening of the new Reese Witherspoon movie “The Good Lie” on September 30th at

Sign Up Now for Tonight’s Exclusive FREE Advanced Screening of “The Song”

Our friends at the New 950 WTLN invite you to a special radio listener showing of the new movie The Song! The Song is a music driven romantic drama about things

Apopka’s North Orange Library October 2014 Class and Event Schedule

Here is the October 2014 Class & Event Schedule for the North Orange Library in Apopka. The library is located at 1211 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703. (click for PDF printable

Apopka’s Hometown Halloween in the Park

Join City of Apopka Recreation and local businesses for Hometown Halloween in the Park, with trick-or-treating booths, games and costume contest. It is free and safe fun for the entire

Tips to avoid black bear encounters in your neighborhood

The town of Apopka has linked to a wonderful article from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission giving tips to avoid black bear encounters in your neighborhood. For many

Free Digital Copy of R.C. Sproul’s New Book

The New 950 WTLN and Dr. R.C. Sproul’s ministry, RENEWING YOUR MIND … want you to have a free copy of “Everyone’s a Theologian.” Many people react negatively to the

Join the Pray for America Tour

On September 2, not long from now, the Pray for America Tour will begin and a team of prayer leaders from the National Day of Prayer Task Force will be

Blue Darters Football Kicks Off Live Tonight on 1520 WBZW

The Apopka Blue Darters begin their 2014 campaign tonight as they start the long road back to the state championship. Coming off a record breaking 2013 season, we are very

The New 950 WTLN’s 8th Annual Pastors Appreciation Brunch

Announcing the 8th Annual Pastors Appreciation Brunch Where: Rosen Plaza Hotel When: October 30, 2014 What: This FREE event is exclusively for Active and Retired pastors in the Greater Orlando

WFTV’s H.S. Sports Media Day Interview with: Martez Ivy

Apopka Blue Darter OT Martez Ivy recently sat down with WFTV Channel 9 during High School Sports Media Day. Check out the video here.

WFTV’s H.S. Sports Media Day Interview with: Benjamin Bascom

Apopka Blue Darter DB Benjamin Bascom recently sat down with WFTV Channel 9 during High School Sports Media Day. Check out the video here.

WFTV’s H.S. Sports Media Day Interview with: Billy Caughell

Apopka Blue Darter LB Billy Caughell recently sat down with WFTV Channel 9 during High School Sports Media Day. Check out the video here.

Knetik Media expanding in Altamonte Springs, now hiring engineers

Knetik Media raised $1 million in financing, the company announced Aug. 11. Knetik, which offers the Knetik Platform to monetize and distribute content in the video, broadcast, magazine and game publishing

WFTV’s H.S. Sports Media Day Interview with: Johnny Robinson

Apopka Blue Darter LB Johnny Robinson recently sat down with WFTV Channel 9 during High School Sports Media Day. Check out the video here.

WFTV’s H.S. Sports Media Day Interview with: Chandler Cox

Apopka Blue Darter ATH Chandler Cox recently sat down with WFTV Channel 9 during High School Sports Media Day. Check out the video here.

Apopka eyes major new residential project

Avian Pointe, a new residential community proposed for Apopka’s west side, was drafted with the city’s future in mind. The 95-acre project, unveiled to the public this week, would sit

Apopka Blue Darters Rank #20 in USA Today’s Super 25

USA Today has ranked the Apopka Blue Darters football team #20 in their Super 25 pre-season poll. Here is what they had to say about the team: The Blue Darters adopted

Apopka-based Orange commission seat has deep primary field

Term limits are forcing Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer from the seat that represents the northwest area of the county around Lake Apopka. Five candidates are vying to replace him

Apopka Food Truck Round Up Celebrates 3 Years Today!

Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales

Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would relax the strictest ban on Sunday liquor sales in Central Florida. Orange County’s second-largest city is the only community

REGISTER FOR APOPKA YOUTH SOCCER

Register your child, age 4-13, for City of Apopka’s Fall Recreation Soccer League before August 24, 2014. Click here for registration page.

Apopka Chamber Seeking President

The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization representing over 540 businesses of all sizes and industries. Our mission is to be a catalyst of success for

New video shows panic after fatal shooting in front of Altamonte Best Buy

New surveillance video shows the panic that erupted after a drug-related shootout in the middle of one of Central Florida’s busiest roadways. Investigators said two brothers executed a man in

Lake Brantley Alum Comes Home to play with Rays

When the Tigers acquired long time Rays pitcher David Price at the trade deadline two days ago in a three team deal, the Mariners sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa

City pool, more firefighters on Apopka’s wish list Budget

Apopka’s “wish-list” budget, unveiled Wednesday, includes $1.2 million for a community pool and $1.6 million to staff and equip a planned fire house. But those luxuries are not likely to

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 http://recruiting.scout.com/) 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,

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

Bike and Car Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 7, the New Journey Youth Center Summer Camp is partnering with the #1 Stunnas Motorsports Club to hold a fundraiser car and bike wash. Bring your vehicles

Career On-Site Job Search Assistance

Get the edge you need in this competitive job market. Come to one of the career search seminars the OCLS is hosting this month and find the dream job you’ve

Minor Vegetables – Expanding the Season

On Thursday, May 8, 6-7:30pm, at the Jessie Brock Community Center located at 310 N. Dillard Street in Winter Garden the UF/IFAS Extension Service Orange County is giving a seminar

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26 at the Edgewater Cemetery in Apopka FL there will be a ceremony celebrating the sacrifice of soldiers. Come out with family and friends and honor those who fought

The Association to Preserve Eatonville Community

Eatonville Branch on Monday, February 24 at 6pm. Come to the local library branch to learn about the associations mission and programs and how you can get involved. Help preserve

Birdapalooza

Come to Magnolia Park on March 1 and take in the spectacular sights of Lake Apopka. The restoration of the lake has resulted in the return of endangered birds and

Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Don’t miss the Old Florida Outdoor Festival this coming February 8-9, 2014. There is so much to see and do for the entire family. Enjoy outdoor concerts by the Eli

Language and Citizenship Through the OCLS

Practice Makes Perfect If English is your second language and you would like to practice your conversational skills join us at the library for easy, and comfort level speaking-skills practice

An Evening with Author Hallie Ephron

Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6, 6:30pm join us at the Orlando Public library where author Hallie Ephron will be discussing growing up in a family of authors and talking

Hard Hat Open

It’s that time of year again where we tee off to fight homelessness and help a deserving family build the house of their dreams in our annual golf ‘fore’ homes

Reflections of Christmas Parade

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka is proud to sponsor the 37th Annual Apopka Christmas Parade. Our theme this year is “Reflections of Christmas”. The parade will be held on Saturday,

30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Dinner

Come down to the First Baptist of Apopka on 441 S Highland Ave for a Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Doors are open between 11-1:30pm. 19 Churches, businesess and civic groups come together to feed

Music in the Library

Here are a number of musical events coming this November. Hope you and your family enjoy one of these great presentations.   Steven and the Gypsy Poets: Original Music Ensemble

October Book Club Meetings

                  Another month has gone by and it is time once again to discuss the books we’ve read, and pick up copies

Art at the Library

  Would you like to discover local artists in your area? Then you should head out to your local library branch for special installments this fall. Local artists are displaying

Viva Florida 500 Events in October

Whether it’s food or dancing you want we’ve got it all at your local library branch. Check out these great events that celebrate 500 years of Spanish culture in Florida.

Mr Steve Concert at the Orlando Public Library

  Do you and your kids want to dance and let the wiggles out? then come down to the Orlando Public Library on October 3 for a free concert and

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