You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5Japan741526 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 9Team USA retains a comfortable lead over second-place China by adding 10 more medals in Day 9.Simone Biles became the first US women to win Gold in the Women’s vault.Usain Bolt added a gold for Jamaica in the 100-meters (his 3rd Gold in the event). Great Britain’s count also increased with help from Andy Murray and Justin Rose. Rose won Gold in men’s golf. This was the first time in 112 years that golf was included in the Olympic games.And Great Britain closed the gap on China and is now within 11 medals of becoming number 2 in the medal count.Here is a a list of all ten Day 8 U.S. medal winners:GoldSimone Biles, Women’s vault (gymnastics)Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Mixed doubles (tennis)SilverJustin Gatlin, Men’s 100-meter (track and field)Madison Kocian, Women’s uneven bars (gymnastics)Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, Mixed doubles (tennis)BronzeLaShawn Merritt, Men’s 400-meter (track and field)Nico Hernandez, Men’s light fly 49-kilogram (boxing)Alex Naddour, Men’s pommel horse (gymnastics)Matt Kuchar, Men’s golfSarah Robles, Women’s over 75-kilogram (weightlifting)The Top Ten countries at the end of Day 9 are: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSolympics Previous articleOn this day: Woodstock!Next articleEarly Voting Begins Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4Russia9111030 6France78722 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 3Great Britain1516738 Please enter your name here 10South Korea63514 1United States26212269 9Germany85417 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 8Italy78621 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7Australia67922 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2China15131745
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Terrance Travon GivensFrom The Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeAt approximately 10:25PM on October 22nd, Orange County deputies responded to a shooting on Kingsland Avenue in Orlando. Two shooting victims were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Terrance Travon Givens was later pronounced deceased from the gunshot wound.If you have any information concerning this homicide, please call CRIMELINE. The confidential number is 407/423-TIPS. A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered. Givens, a 16-year-old, was standing on the front porch of his family’s home on Kingsland Ave, when he was mortally wounded. Mr. Givens was transported to ORMC in critical condition.OCSO Homicide detectives believe there were 50-60 individuals present outside the residence, as there was a gathering to celebrate the 17th birthday of Mr. Givens.Right now, there is no known motive for the fatal shooting. An 18-year-old female was shot in the foot during this incident, then treated and released from ORMC. October 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Home Depot to present first “HyDRIPonic” tower to Marine Corp VeteranNext articleThe Effects of Video Games and Children’s Behavior Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This case breaks my heart that a young teenager would be gunned down on his birthday while celebrating at his own birthday party. It is just so sad. Also, I am very upset about the young teen boy beaten brain-dead, and of his death, after being removed from life support. No family should have to go through what these two families have had to endure. In the Winter Park case, I have to wonder if the family will ever get justice, as the authorities seem stand-offish about charging the attackers, as they know who they are. The question is why? Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSA Walk in the WoodsAHA Players Previous articleCandidates take your markNext articleFriends of Lake Apopka host cycling event Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing is as timely now as when it was presented on Broadway in 1988.It is directed by Liz Curtis and stars Patrick Joseph Ward and Rick Paulin.The place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. The Russian, Botvinnik, a seasoned veteran who has mastered the Soviet “hard line,” is urbane and humorous but, at the same time, profoundly cynical about what the current sessions can accomplish. His younger American counterpart, a newcomer to the arms-control talks, is a bit stuffy and pedantic, but also fervently idealistic about what can — and must — be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining.“A Walk in the Woods” is an important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of the continuing negotiations on nuclear disarmament. The play was a long-running Broadway success. “It is a marvelous piece of theater as well as a great treatise on the nature of mankind, and should take its place as a classic of dramatic literature.” — Drama-Logue. “…a work of passion and power with the ring of political truth. It is not only the best of the few dramas to reach Broadway this season, it is also the funniest comedy.” — Time Magazine. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here International intrigue takes a walk in the woodsThe AHA Players presents “A Walk in the Woods”, March 31 – April 9, 2017.Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m and will be held at the Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Avenue.Special Advance Ticket Sale price of $10 now though March 25th.Ticket prices will then return to the regular price of $15 on March 26th.For advance tickets, go here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Business group portrait taken from above. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSDigital Sales ExecutiveThe Apopka Voice Previous articleThe silence in Apopka is deafeningNext article3,000 stories published… and we’re just getting warmed-up Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Bring your digital sales savvy to our online news site The Apopka Voice is expanding.In just 17 months our innovative online news site has published over 3,000 articles, has almost 5,000 Facebook likes and over 30,000 readers visit our site and Facebook page every month.The Apopka Voice serves as the premier provider of daily local news in the Apopka community. Our content is timely and relevant and our online readers are engaged, loyal visitors.And now we are hiring digital sales executives who are reliable, responsible and want to expand with us in the area of advertising sales. We want you to build a business.Your role at The Apopka Voice will be to:Develop strategic solutions that meet the unique needs of each clientAct as a digital marketing consultant to local businessesBuilding and maintaining relationships with new and existing clientsMeet and exceed monthly sales goalsThe right person for this role will have:Strong and collaborative presence to work as a partner to any businessDemonstrated success in new business developmentThe ability to adapt to our unique product and digital strategiesA thorough understanding of digital advertising (display, rich media, push e-mail, native, SEM, SEO and social media, etc.).Preference is given to candidates with a thorough understanding of the Apopka business market and to digital ad sales experienceThis is a commission-based salary that can be a full or part-time position. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer. Come and grow with us. Call 407/437-5654 or email your resume to [email protected] to set up an interview. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSKelly ParkOrange County Parks and Recreation Previous articleCity Center to break ground on hotel “relatively soon”Next articleImmunotherapy cures woman’s late-stage breast cancer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Residents advised to stay cool, hydrated and informed during hot summer monthsFrom the Orange County Public Information OfficeAs Central Florida celebrates summer, Orange County Parks and Recreation and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center with Seminole County Parks and Recreation, have announced that they are bringing sunscreen stations to 15 Central Florida parks.“Since installing the sunscreen dispensers in several parks, we have had positive feedback from visitors,” said Matt Suedmeyer, manager of Orange County Parks and Recreation. “Thanks to Orlando Health, guests can have a little extra sun protection.”Park attendees now have the opportunity to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays as part of an initiative to help prevent skin cancer and other effects of extended sunlight exposure. Nine Orange County parks now hold a total of 18 sunscreen stations:Barnett ParkCypress Grove ParkDowney ParkDr. P. Phillips Community ParkFort Gatlin Recreation ComplexGeorge Bailey ParkKelly Park (Rock Springs)Chapin Station (West Orange Trail)Moss ParkMost sunscreen products work by reflecting or scattering sunlight to protect the skin from UV rays. The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Be aware that sunburn and sun damage can occur even on cloudy days. Increased exposure to UV radiation increases during the summer months between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Residents are encouraged to put on broad spectrum sunscreen before they go outside, even on slightly cloudy or cooler days. Don’t forget to put a thick layer on all parts of exposed skin. Serious burns are painful, and the skin may be red, tender, swollen, and blistered. These sunburns may be accompanied by fever, headache, itching, and malaise.According to the Centers for Disease Control, sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Cumulative overexposure to the sun leads to premature aging of the skin, including wrinkling and age spots and an increased risk for skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Repeated exposure to sunlight in the eyes can also result in cataracts and macular degeneration.During the hot summer months, residents are also advised to educate themselves on heatstroke and heat exhaustion, which is caused when your body overheats during prolonged exposure to the outdoors.According to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, extreme weakness or fatigue, dizziness and confusion, nausea, clammy and moist skin, pale or flushed complexion, muscle cramps, slightly elevated body temperature and fast or shallow breathing.Symptoms of heat stroke include extremely high body temperatures, hot and dry skin, profuse sweating, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headache, confusion or dizziness and slurred speech.For more tips on how to stay cool, hydrated and informed visit the Florida Department of Health’s website. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The agency said since the beginning of March, that pace has accelerated dramatically, averaging about 3,500 firearms background checks a day, peaking at more than 10,500 on March 18. HBs 183 and 1437 died on the House floor after passing three committees. SB 7028, which proposed to create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and also would have expanded the state’s red-flag laws, drew the most enmity from second amendment advocacy groups during the 2020 session, alarmed at some state Republicans’ apparent growing comfort with gun-control legislation.In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, the Legislature adopted a quickly assembled $400 million bill that raised the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, imposed a three-day waiting period to buy firearms, banned bump stocks and granted greater authority to law enforcement to seize weapons under red-flag laws.National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer has been angry since. She mocked Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, for backing SB 7028, saying in a Saturday letter he “picked a fight with law-abiding Floridians who believe in and exercise their constitutional right to Keep and Bear Arms. He lost. The bill died when session ended last week.”Noting he received $500,000 in campaign donations in 2018 from Michael Bloomberg gun-control groups, Hammer said Galvano “set out to deliver the massive gun-control package to Bloomberg” but failed. Some firearms retailers are placing restrictions on the amount of ammunition people can buy as coronavirus-fueled gun sales surge in the “Gunshine State,” where more than 2 million residents have state-issued concealed weapons licenses.According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the National Crime Information Center (NCIS) processed more than 10,500 transactions Wednesday, a 300 percent increase over March 18, 2019.The FDLE said in February there were 116,238 NCIS background checks in Florida, with 21,258 filed for concealed weapons licenses and nearly 60,000 to purchase handguns. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareFirst, toilet paper ran out. Now, bullets are being rationed in Florida. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm Tenita Reid 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Online ammunition retailer Ammo.com said it has experienced a dramatic spike in business since February. Ammo.com’s Florida sales were up 235 percent, it said, with sales of 9 mm ammunition up by 315 percent, 223-caliber rounds for rifles up by 368 percent and 5.56×45 rifle rounds up by 413 percent.Some local gun stores have been tending to customers in long lines, imposing restrictions on items such as ammunition, raising concerns about the robust economic activity amid social distancing and other shutdowns.Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Secretary Nikki Fried on Friday suspended renewal application fees and provided an additional 30 days to renew concealed weapons licenses set to expire.More than 100 gun-control bills and dozens of gun-rights bills were introduced by lawmakers before the 2020 legislative session began in January. Not one passed.Only three advanced into committee hearings:• Senate Bill 7028, sponsored by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, would have closed to the so-called gun-show loophole. It got through one committee.• House Bill 183, filed by Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Fort Walton Beach, would have allowed elected members of governing bodies with concealed weapons permits to carry at public meetings.• House Bill 1437, assembled by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, would have authorized religious institutions to allow concealed armed security on site. The Anatomy of Fear If the day comes when a government drone flys over my home and starts screaming at me to get inside, then yes, that is the day I might get a gun and ammo…LOL TAGSAmmunitionCoronavirusGun SalesRationingThe Center Square Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleThe YMCA of Central Florida launches free online services for all Central Florida residents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DeSantis approved $75 million coronavirus relief for homeowners and renters affected by the virus, $7.3 million allotted for Orange County residentsFrom the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Governor Ron DeSantis appearing in Apopka July 17, 2020, with Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings standing with him, right of photo. Please enter your name here Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday while visiting Apopka that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Governor DeSantis made available $250 million, of which $120 million will be sent to local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance program. The $75 million approved Friday is the first release of the funding to local governments.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruption to families throughout the state,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is my hope that these funds and the rest of the $250 million will provide some level of relief to individuals who—through no fault of their own—are now having difficulty making ends meet.”The $75 million includes allocations to many local governments in Florida, but the Governor traveled to the City of Apopka to highlight Orange County’s allocation of $7.3 million.For a full list of the allocations, click HERE.“As Floridians continue to struggle with the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Florida Housing remains committed to providing renters and homeowners with housing assistance,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “We are proud to stand with the Governor to ensure affordable housing remains a top priority, and that families have the necessary assistance to remain in their homes during these difficult times.”$120 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and RentersImpacted homeowners and renters can apply for the following assistance through a local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program housing office:Rental and mortgage assistance payments for persons who experienced a hardship that prevents them from making these payments;Emergency Repair; andRehabilitation and New Construction related specifically to a need caused by the COVID-19 emergency.Click here for more information on the program and how to start the process. Florida Housing encourages homeowners and renters impacted by the pandemic to visit the website.The toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line 1-888-362-7885 will be available starting Monday, July 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays for those who would like to speak with a representative. TAGSapopkaCOVID-19 ReliefGovernor Ron DeSantisOrange CountyProperty OwnersRenters Previous articleOCPS extends Summer Meals Program, plus free food for kids under 18 through Summer BreakSpot – many Apopka locationsNext articleLight and Airy Presets for Photos Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.