UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Sue Grandy Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply September 29, 2016 at 7:42 am Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBryan NelsonCPS SportsplexKyle Becker Previous articleTS Matthew to strengthen and turn towards FloridaNext articleBlue Darters ranking still unanimous Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Charity Basketball Game turns into a dunk festOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and City of Apopka Commissioner Kyle Becker hosted the 1st Annual Hoops for Hope charity basketball game last night at The Cooper Sportsplex in Apopka. The Court Kingz defeated a group of Apopka and Wekiva High School basketball players 129-80 in what quickly turned into a slam dunk contest among the Kingz players. However the winners tonight were the non-profit group HSC II Parent Awareness and the Apopka community.Mina Robinson is the Director of Development for HCS II Parent Awareness and Coordinator of the Hoops for Hope event. She explained the chance meeting between her and Nelson that brought this event to fruition.“Commissioner (Bryan) Nelson and I did a similar event in Zellwood,” she said. “Then we reached out to Commissioner (Kyle) Becker at the Task Force event at the (John) Bridges Center. All of us thought we could make this an important and fulfilling event.”Becker confirmed the meeting, and thanked everyone who helped make the event a success.“Mina Robinson with Parent Awareness approached me at one of the task force meetings and asked if I would support the event,” he said “The purpose of Hoops for Hope was to highlight the need for forums that bring the community together with our law enforcement officers, where trust can be built so we don’t get into situations we have seen in other cities nationwide. I hope this is just the start of more events like this. I would like to thank all those who helped sponsor, organize, and participate to make it a success. As a result of our generous sponsorships, Parent Awareness will be providing scholarships to youth from Apopka and Wekiva High Schools.”All proceeds from the event went towards scholarship funds for qualifying senior students at both Apopka and Wekiva High Schools. The scholarships will be given on behalf of the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence. Included in those proceeds were two checks from the Modern Woodmen Chapters #16422 and #16746. Each chapter donated $3,100.00.Task Force Chairman Rod Love was appreciative of the event and the proceeds.“I believe the Hoops for Hope charity basketball game this evening is yet another demonstration that when we work together as a community, we can accomplish much,” Love said. “Parents, politicians, pastors, grandparents, young adults, school age children, blacks, whites, Latino’s, the Apopka Women’s Club, members of the Apopka Rotary Club, and even babies in diapers, along with our law enforcement officers are a tightly woven community. Mina Robinson did a fantastic job of proving, we are One APOPKA Strong!”According to its news release, Hoops For Hope is passionate about people and wants to see youth improve their social skills as well as discover that they are significant in this world. Hoops for Hope believes that everyone has a Purpose, a Plan, a Part and a Place. They plan to touch the lives of children who are most at-risk, and inspire them to become confident, competent and caring individuals in our society.Robinson took the praise humbly and explained her passion for the event.“Hoops for Hope gives the kids of the community a positive outlook on law enforcement. It lets them know there is a way to engage with law enforcement without a negative outcome.”Nelson is already looking ahead at the event’s future.“What started out as a dream turned into a reality tonight. We are hoping to build off of this event and do it for years to come. Bringing the community together with law enforcement in a positive environment is so important.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Finally, political and community leadership in Apopka! Nelson and Becker seems to be serving the tax payers for all the right reasons, if only the mayor and yes members of the city council wake up, instead of serving their own personal interest. Finally, this is something I can support, but will it last? Prayer begins the process… Well done…
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In the early morning hours of March 18th 1941, Officer Denson Hudson’s watch ended.Shortly after 1 AM Hudson, of the Apopka Police Department, observed an open window at the Standard Oil Plant (now the Catfish Place) and approached it along with his partner (former Police Chief) Fred Risener. Upon further investigation, the two officers surprised two burglars breaking into the company safe. The suspects fired upon the two police officers, striking Hudson, who was taken to the Orange General Hospital where he died of a single gunshot wound that night.On March 18th, 1941 APD Officer Denson Hudson was shot and killed in the line of duty.Hudson was buried March 20, 1941, in Greenwood Cemetery in Apopka by Carey Hand Funeral Home with Reverend John Martin presiding. Deputy Hudson was survived by his wife Clio, and five children, Collis, Curtis, Flora, Clemmie Mae, and Betty.Over the years, most all of Hudson’s family has passed away, but he has not been forgotten by the Apopka Police Department.In 2012, the APD petitioned to have Hudson’s name added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington DC. Through this effort, his name was added to the more than 20,000 already engraved, recognizing those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.At 10:30 AM, a memorial service will be held, and a memorial plaque will be erected to honor Hudson’s sacrifice, at the Apopka Police Department, which is located at 112 East 6th Street in Apopka.Bagpipes will play “Coming Home”, “Amazing Grace” and “We Honor Our Fallen”. Captain Randall Fernandez, Chief Michael McKinley, and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer will speak. Belle Gilliam of the Apopka Historical Society and Hudson’s daughter Clemmie Mae Hicks will unveil the memorial plaque.And in the morning hours of Monday, May 15th, 2017, Hudson’s watch over the APD will begin again. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Police DepartmentOfficer Denson Hudson Previous articleDonna’s Deals: 6 Mother’s Day DealsNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Breaking News:Sheriff Jerry Demings announces bid for Orange County MayorFrom In Touch StrategiesOCSO Sheriff Jerry DemingsAfter months of deliberation, Jerry Demings has decided to run for Orange County Mayor during the 2018 election cycle. He wants to continue his 36 years of public service, but from a different county building. It is one that he worked in for nearly six years prior to being elected Orange County Sheriff. Friends and family along with supporters will be joining the Sheriff during this announcement. Interviews will be available immediately following the announcement. Demings will announce his campaign today at 4 PM at the Orange County Administration Building at 201 South Rosalind Avenue in Orlando. This is a breaking news story. The Apopka Voice will publish updates as more information is known. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSOrange County MayorSheriff Jerry Demings Previous articleGet prepared for hurricane seasonNext articleDemings announces bid for Orange County Mayor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 175 MPH winds a dangerous threat to Florida and the Southeast US LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Projected PathThe red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. Note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding) with any tropical cyclone may spread beyond its forecast path. Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Irma will target the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Wednesday into early Thursday.Parts of Hispañola, the Bahamas, and Cuba are also in the path of Irma late this week.Irma is increasingly likely to target parts of the Florida peninsula as a dangerous hurricane this weekend.Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane as it bears down on the Leeward Islands, and will rake through the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend.(MORE: Hurricane Central)Below is everything we know about Irma right now, including its latest status, along with potential forecast impacts in the U.S. and the Caribbean Islands.Irma’s Latest Status, TimingThe center of Irma is located just under 300 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving westward at about 15 mph.Irma’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph based on data from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Based on wind speed, Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix and Dean in 2007 which also had maximum sustained winds of 175 mph.(LATEST NEWS: Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Possible Hurricane Irma Strike) Hurricane warnings have been issued for the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This includes Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Vieques and Culebra.Additionally, both a hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning have been issued for Guadeloupe, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica.A hurricane watch is also now in effect for the north coast of the Dominican Republic, from Cabo Engano to the Haiti border. Hurricane Irma is nearing the northern Leeward Islands and is now a Category 5. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here U.S. Forecast: Watching Florida, Southeast CloselyWhile it is still too soon to narrow down specifics on the exact path of Irma’s center and eyewall, there is an increasing chance of a major hurricane strike on at least part of South Florida, including the Florida Keys, this weekend.As mentioned before, the vast majority of the forecast guidance indicates Irma will begin to turn more to the north sometime this weekend.The strength and expansiveness of the Bermuda-Azores high over the Atlantic Ocean and the timing, depth and location of a southward dip in the jet stream near the eastern U.S. will dictate where and when that northward turn occurs.(MORE: Why the U.S. Forecast is Uncertain)According to the latest NHC forecast, the center of Irma may be very close to South Florida by Saturday night, with conditions going downhill already during the day, Saturday.However, as the NHC reminds us, average errors in the track of the center of an Atlantic tropical cyclone 4 to 5 days out are between 175 and 225 miles, which can make a large difference in impacts.For now, all residents along the Southeast coast and eastern Gulf Coast, including Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, should monitor the progress of Irma closely.In addition, Irma’s wind field will be large, therefore, dangerous surf and coastal flooding will likely exist throughout the southeastern U.S. coastline even well away from Irma’s center by late week. From the Weather Channel No matter what the future holds for Irma’s path and intensity, the NHC advises, “Everyone in hurricane-prone areas should ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place, as we are now near the peak of the season.”Forecast: Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba, BahamasLeeward IslandsIrma is likely to make a direct hit on the northern Leeward Islands overnight tonight into Wednesday as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest to hit that area since Lenny in 1999.Hurricane-force winds (74-plus mph) are expected within the hurricane warning area of the Leeward Islands by Tuesday night, and tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) are expected by late Tuesday.Preparations should be rushed to completion in the northern Leeward Islands at this time.Destructive winds, capable of widespread tree damage, power outages, and structural damage can be expected. Storm-surge flooding, high surf and rip currents will also be dangers, and heavy rain could contribute to flooding and mudslides, as well.The NHC says that a storm surge of 6 to 9 feet above normal tide levels is possible in the extreme northern Leeward Islands near and north of where the center tracks. Battering waves will ride atop the surge, capable of additional damage and erosion at the coast.Rainfall totals in the Leeward Islands may total 4 to 8 inches, with locally 12 inches in spots.Conditions should improve by Wednesday night. Tropical-Storm-Force Wind ProbabilitiesThe shaded colors represent the probability of any one location experiencing tropical-storm-force winds from Irma in the next five days. Puerto Rico and the Virgin IslandsIt will be a very close call whether the eyewall of Irma, containing the highest, most destructive winds, will track over the Virgin Islands and northern Puerto Rico.Regardless of that, hurricane-force winds (74-plus mph) are expected in the hurricane warning area by late Wednesday, with tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) possible earlier in the day. Therefore, hurricane preparations should be rushed to completion by Tuesday in these areas.The NHC says that a storm surge of 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels is possible in the Virgin Islands, except St. Croix.Additionally, a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet is possible along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, along with a storm surge of 1 to 2 feet along the southern coast of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.Heavy rain bands are also likely to affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which may result in flooding and mudslides. Rainfall may total 4 to 8 inches, with locally 12 inches in spots.Conditions should improve quickly by later Thursday morning. Rainfall Forecast Through ThursdayLocalized higher amounts are possible. Watches and WarningsA watch means hurricane or tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours. A warning means those conditions are expected within 36 hours. Irma’s Steering Late Week TAGSHurricane IrmaThe Weather Channel Previous articleHurricane Irma intensifies to Category 4Next articleHappy “Protect Your Groundwater” Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Low wind shear, increased mid-level moisture and ample oceanic-heat content favor that Irma will remain a powerful hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) for the next several days, though some intensity fluctuations are likely at times.For the next five days, Irma will move west-northwest on the south side of a ridge of high pressure called the Bermuda high, centered in the central Atlantic.(INTERACTIVE MAP: Track Irma)By this weekend, Irma will begin to turn north in the direction of a departing southward dip in the jet stream that will set up in the eastern United States. Where that northward turn occurs will be critical for what impacts Irma may bring to parts of the southeastern United States.Here’s a general overview of the timing for impacts from Irma into this weekend.Potential Impact TimingLeeward Islands: Late Today-Wednesday; tropical storm-force winds will arrive later today.Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands: Wednesday- early ThursdayDominican Republic/Haiti: Thursday- early FridayTurks and Caicos: Late Thursday-FridayBahamas: Friday-this weekendCuba: Friday-this weekendSoutheast United States: This weekend into early next week, beginning in south Florida Saturday Current Storm StatusThe highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone. Hispañola, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas and CubaIrma could pass near Hispañola, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and Cuba late this week into the weekend as a major hurricane.Reiterating the timing of the closest approach of the center we mentioned earlier:Dominican Republic/Haiti: Thursday- early FridayTurks and Caicos: Late Thursday-FridayBahamas: Friday-this weekendCuba: Friday-this weekendMost at risk of the worst impacts near the center are the north coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, southeast Bahamas, and areas near the north coast of Cuba.Residents and visitors in these areas should continue to monitor the progress of Irma and make preparations for a possible direct hit.It’s too early to determine the extent of any impacts at this time. Follow the advice of local officials in the days ahead for instruction.(MORE: Beware ‘I’ Hurricanes)Check back with weather.com for updates on Irma through the week ahead for the very latest. We will be updating our coverage of Irma frequently based on the latest forecast guidance for its future track and intensity. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleApopka Area Chamber of Commerce hosting Business Expo next weekNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4/11/2018 18:07RESIDENTIAL300 BLOCK OF VOTAW RD 4/13/2018 2:40BUSINESS1700 BLOCK OF S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4/8/2018 21:26VEHICLE500 BLOCK OF MONICA ROSE DR 4/11/2018 4:02BUSINESS2100 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 4/11/2018 3:53BUSINESS2100 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 4/14/2018 6:47VEHICLE700 BLOCK OF E MASON AVE DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 4/14/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending April 7th shows 13 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka. 4/11/2018 9:15VEHICLE300 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 4/11/2018 4:02BUSINESS2100 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD Please enter your comment! 4/10/2018 10:10VEHICLE2200 BLOCK OF E SEMORAN BLVD 4/9/2018 18:38VEHICLE1700 BLOCK OF ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 4/10/2018 12:09RESIDENTIAL1700 BLOCK OF COUNTRY TERRACE LN LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 4/13/2018 15:04RESIDENTIAL1000 BLOCK OF LEXINGTON PKWY 4/10/2018 11:52RESIDENTIAL1000 BLOCK OF TIMBERLINE RD Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:4 – Business4 – Residential5 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Pet food company, Purina, has issued a voluntary recall of some 10 oz tubs of wet dog food. They issued the following statement:“We’re pet owners and pet lovers, too. For that reason, when we discovered through our own internal quality tests that some of our 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, we took action and voluntarily recalled the product at retail.This includes select wet dog food 10-oz. tubs under the Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brands. See a full list of included products by “Best Before” date and production code ranges here.Purina RecallAlthough most of the recalled product contains all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs, we recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we’ll issue you a refund.”The voluntary recall only includes the following brands with both a “Best Before” date range of June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first four digits of 5363 to 6054. See a full list of products here.Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (limited to five varieties).No other Purina products or sizes are included. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSDog FoodPurinaRecall Previous articleDonna’s Deals: Make a Million Bucks by Playing with ToysNext articleChick-fil-A Creates A New Beverage Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
The name of my band is Omilasa we are a latinafro cuban fusion band. 3 percussion keyboard bassist 3 singers .we would love to get the opportunity to perform. TAGS2021Apopka AmphitheaterArtistsCity of ApopkaDatesDetailsentertainmenteventsFamily-FriendlyFreeKing’s CountryMusicNOLA BrassOutdoor ConcertSaturday Sounds Concert Series Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleSJRWMD’s offers $20k in grants for school water projects; accepting applications June 1–Sept. 10 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka continues their free, family-friendly concert this weekend for two more weekends this month, with special musical guest NOLA Brass. The City began this series at the beginning of the new year, with concerts every weekend by artists such as Eugene Snowden, Are Friends Electric, the Tanner Keegan Band, Will N’ Ray, and Midnight Mayhem.The Saturday Sounds concert events are running every Saturday night from 5pm – 7pm, through the end of this month, May 29, 2021. These concerts are held at the Apopka Amphitheater located at 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka 32712.May 22 with NOLA BrassNOLA Brass performing May 22, 2021 at Saturday Sounds in ApopkaNOLA Brass Band is one of Central Florida’s hottest live acts. What started as a pickup band covering a last minute Mardi Gras gig, soon began delivering a horn-driven tour de force, serving the region and beyond. Their music is rooted in their appreciation for New Orleans brass band music, but also includes jazz and other stylings.May 29 with King’s CountyKing’s CountryKing’s County is from Orlando, FL and performs high-energy party rock that guarantees to shake the foundation mixing artists from the 70’s to today’s new music. Along with strong cover material, King’s County delivers hard hitting original rock music.Picnic baskets and coolers are permitted and encouraged, though there will be a limited number of vendors available as well. Seating will be social distanced in both the Amphitheater and the lawn area. In the Amphitheater, every other row will be blocked off, with two seats between groups. The lawn area is divided into squares with red lines to indicate where seating is unavailable.For artist information and updates about this concert series visit the City of Apopka Events page. If you would like to be a vendor at one or more of the concerts, please contact Carolyn at [email protected] or 407-703-1784. 2 COMMENTS The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Ithier jr May 20, 2021 at 6:08 am NOLA Brass performing May 22, 2021 at Saturday Sounds event in Apopka Reply May 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm Reply Denise Connell LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply That would be great! We report on the news and stories of Apopka as an independent news organization, so it would be best for you to contact the City of Apopka who hosts these and other events, and let them know you’re interested and available. I’m not sure on the criteria they use in their selection process, but I’m sure they would be happy to have options to consider. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here