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 TAGSApopka Faith Food and Family FestivalThe Voice Previous article117-year event coming to Lake ApopkaNext articleTraffic Alert: Lane Closure scheduled for tomorrow in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Sisaundra Lewis Headlines Apopka Faith FestivalFrom Willie Carey of Events by WillSisaundra Lewis will be the feature singer at the Apopka Family, Faith & Food Festival at the Apopka Ampitheatre on January 7th . Lewis rose to stardom and gained global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on Season Six of NBC’s ‘The Voice!’Lewis started her career with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Peabo Bryson, who invited her to tour with him as a backing vocalist and his new duet partner. Her acquaintance with Bryson led to a worldwide tour with Grammy and Oscar Award winner, Celine Dion. She spent several years working with Dion as her backing vocalist, vocal director and choreographer.Lewis rose to stardom and gained global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on Season Six of NBC’s ‘The Voice!’Her powerful voice can be heard in national commercials for Folgers Coffee, Sprite, Slimfast, Doublemint Gum, Sears, Arby’s, Ziploc Bags, Coppertone, and Dr. Pepper. Her debut single on Global Records, “SHOUT”, hit the Billboard Hot Dance Club Charts its first week and immediately climbed to #1. Lewis also co-wrote and performs the tune “Emotional” on Grammy nominated and platinum recording artist Najee’s new contemporary jazz release titled My Point of View – which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.From the very beginning her talent and passion for helping others made Lewis the perfect character to unite the creativity behind the film with the young viewers of our generation. Combining both a glorious vocal instrument and performance skills that are truly an amazing gift, she approaches her love for music with an incredible assurance.If you are a local church and would like to be involved please contact Willie Carey today at [email protected] to receive more information.Make sure to purchase your tickets online at: https://apopkafaithfestival.eventbrite.com/For physical tickets visit Chuck Wagon Homecooking or Nelson’s Insurance Services in Apopka more ticket locations to be listed next week. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 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.
Ray and Jannet Clark want to know if you can handle it?The Apopka Christian and South Apopka Ministerial Alliances are hosting an inspirational and motivational forum featuring professional bodybuilder Ray Clark – the 2014 National Gym Association “Pro Universe” champion. Clark will be on hand at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School on April 29th from 5 – 6:30 PM.Through power demonstrations and feats of strength, Clark and his wife Jannet show children, youth, and adults that they can conquer obstacles in their lives and learn to deal with them instead of running from them. Jannet and Ray have both overcame many personal obstacles in their lives. Together, in spite of having hit rock bottom, they have risen to face and overcome the difficulties of life.“We believe God has given us a unique tool through illustrated messages which include power demonstrations and feats of strength that will captivate the audience of any age! We share testimonies, words of encouragement, motivation and a timely message of faith, hope, and love,” Clark said. “It’s a great feeling to let people know that they can deal with the issues of life instead of running from them or trying to ignore them. There is freedom in the truth!”As a child, Clark was taken from his parents and adopted by his grandparents through the foster care system. He has overcome many trials and tribulations and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and is a personal trainer. Clark can bench press 450 pounds and can smash through a five-foot concrete wall.Ray Clark Motivational ForumWhen: April 29, 2017Where: Phillis Wheatley Elementary SchoolTime: 5:00 pm ~ 6:30 pm 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 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Christian Ministerial AlliancePhillis Wheatley ElementaryRay ClarkSouth Apopka Ministerial Alliance Previous articleWildfires rage in Central Florida due to low rainfall trendsNext articleSoaring With The Eagles Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!
Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleConsumer Alert: Court appearance email scamNext articleUCF Clinic for local farmworkers wins national award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The St. Johns River Water Management District is accepting applications through July 28 from farmers interested in participating in cost-share funding for agricultural projects that promote water conservation and improve water quality in area waterways. Up to $1.5 million is available to support the efforts.“The districtwide Agricultural Cost-share Program engages the agricultural community in the shared goals of water conservation and reduction of nutrient runoff,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “By working together, we are aiding in the sustainability of agriculture within the district and protecting our water resources at the same time. This collaborative effort benefits us all.”The district’s Agricultural Cost-Share Program assists farmers, ranchers, and growers by providing up to 75 percent of cooperative funding toward implementing water-saving technologies to improve efficiencies and protect natural systems.Eligible projects may include irrigation system retrofits, soil moisture and climate sensor telemetry, rainwater harvesting, sub-irrigation drain tile, tailwater recovery and reuse, soil mapping with variable rate fertilizer application, and expanded waste storage. A list of eligible projects and equipment can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com/agriculture/costshare.html, along with details about the application, review and selection process.Applications will be evaluated based on location, water conservation benefits, water quality benefits, cost/benefit effectiveness, and timeline.District staff will evaluate each project based on the evaluation criteria approved by the district’s Governing Board and prepare a recommended list for board approval in October 2017.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.
TAGSCamp Boggy CreekGwen Graham Previous articleAAA urges motorists to be alert when schools are openNext articleSullivan having “coffee and conversation” this month at the UCF Apopka Incubator Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Democrat candidate for Governor spends time at Camp Boggy CreekFrom the Gwen Graham for Governor Media CenterGwen Graham spent Friday working with counselors and volunteers serving campers at Camp Boggy Creek, a summer camp for Florida children with serious illnesses.“The children of our state are so fortunate to have Camp Boggy Creek. Every child deserves to experience the love, joy and growth I saw here, today.” Graham said. “I am thankful for the amazing staff and volunteers who dedicate their time giving back to our community. Camp Boggy Creek is a great example of all we can achieve when we work together to serve others.”Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General Norman Schwarzkopf to foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.Leia Schwartz, a Stetson University student from Miami was diagnosed with severe asthma as a child and first attended the camp more than 10 years ago. Now she volunteers her time there and told Graham, “When I was seven years old, my lungs collapsed and my asthma severely restricted the activities I could participate in— but Camp Boggy Creek gave me the opportunity to experience the same fun other children had. For the first time, I felt like I wasn’t so different, after all. Now, I give back to help other children laugh, play and grow.”June Clark, president and CEO of Camp Boggy Creek, said, “We appreciate Gwen Graham taking the time to volunteer with our counselors at Camp Boggy Creek. She learned firsthand about the fulfilling experiences we provide to seriously ill children in Florida. I encourage everyone learn more about Camp Boggy Creek and our mission to help children and families.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your 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 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses welcomed Prestige Realty Consultants to the community at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Prestige owner Nadia Anderson and her team of realtors are excited to call Apopka their home. Prestige Realty Consultants is located at 175 E. Main Street Suite 111 B. Nadia is a graduate of Apopka High School and is excited to be doing business in her hometown. Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, City Commissioner Doug Bankson, representatives from Freedom Mortgage, the staff of the Apopka Chamber and many friends of Nadia’s were in attendance. According to Time Magazine’s money section, home prices are still recovering and interest rates remain low, so now may be a good time to buy or sell. Congratulations to Nadia and her team. 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. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Chamber of CommercePrestige Realty Previous articleWekiva High Student wins Applause AwardNext articleTropical Storm Colin – The Rain Reaches Apopka Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear
I voted but we need someone to run for seat #2 against the incumbent, Now Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply 2 COMMENTS Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleWhat’s Coming to Netflix in DecemberNext article‘Tis the season… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR James1958 The Anatomy of Fear December 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm There! charles towne The Apopka Voice Reader PollDecision Apopka 2018On Sunday, December 3rd, Apopka’s municipal elections will be 100 days away. If this were a horse race, we would be at that curve in the track where the stretch run becomes visible.And 100 days will go fast.It’s been a long, plodding, mostly quiet campaign cycle thus far that started a year before Election Day. In that period, most of the candidates have organized their campaign staffs, raised money, created a plan, and kept a low profile. Some have been at it for quite awhile, others just recently entered, and one is still waiting for an opponent.But one thing is for certain… the quiet campaigns of 2017 will transition into a 2018 model will lead to a much higher visibility in the community.Who will you vote for in the City Commission Seat #1, and Apopka Mayor elections?Very soon, Apopka can expect to see display advertising, bumper stickers, yard signs, and knocks on their doors from these candidates hoping to occupy seats on the City Council.The names Kilsheimer, Nelson, Velazquez, Kidd, Knight, Mott, and Smith will be abundantly more visible as the candidates for Apopka Mayor, and City Commission Seats #1 and #2 begin to roll out their messages on how they would lead Apopka. The Apopka Voice has promised to keep its readers, and the voters of Apopka informed on this historic election, and this is the first step.Where do these races stand?The Apopka Voice Reader Poll is the first of the campaign season. It was published at noon on Friday, December 1st, and closes at noon on Monday, December 4th, at which time we will publish its results.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand, with approximately 100 days to go before Election Day. So vote for the candidates you think will best lead this community into its promising future, and have a great weekend Apopka.Editor’s Note: Commissioner Diane Velazquez is up for re-election for Seat #2 in 2018, but at the time of publication does not have an opponent. Therefore the Seat #2 election is not up for polling. Editor’s Note: The polling system used by The Apopka Voice will accept only one vote per IP address.ProceedProceed
Please enter your comment! Orange County Apopka Service Center | Clerk of Court, located at1111 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka, FL 32712 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County Clerk of Court NewsroomThe Orange County Clerk’s Office is now expanding limited access to more Clerk services.In order to limit capacity in lobbies, appointments can now be scheduled for the following services and locations starting on Monday, June 1, 2020:Marriage License & Ceremonies – Downtown Courthouse, Winter Park, Apopka, OcoeePassport Applications – Downtown Courthouse, Winter Park, Apopka, OcoeeSelf Help Center Virtual Attorney Appointments – Downtown CourthouseCustomers can walk in to complete a marriage license and passport application. To limit capacity and adhere to social distancing guidelines, only the applicants will be allowed to enter the facility (no additional guests).Ceremony rooms will not be utilized at this time. If applying for a marriage license, applicants must complete the eMarriage application prior to their appointment. The application can be filled out here.For the downtown Self Help Center, customers will be able to schedule appointments here to receive advice and low-cost attorney consultations for all Family Law, Small Claims, and Residential Landlord/Tenant case types using video teleconferencing. “My office is going to great lengths to protect our customers and our staff. Appointments are a great way to limit capacity while offering more services,” said Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell.Anyone entering the courthouse or any Clerk of Court location will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Temperature checks will be conducted on everyone before entering, and everyone is asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet.To better protect the health of everyone, the Clerk’s Office recommends customers do business with us online where possible as many of our services are available anytime and anywhere from our website.Customers can always make payments, view and order court records, file cases, order packets and forms, and make appointments at our website at www.myorangeclerk.com. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCOVID-19Orange County Clerk of CourtServices Previous articleFlorida demands state vendors identify links with ChinaNext articleAAA: 42% of Floridians less likely to evacuate due to COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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.
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here With the Food and Drug Administration issuing emergency use authorization for a vaccine to limit the spread of coronavirus, you might have questions about what this means for you. Here, Dr. Jason McKnight, a primary care physician at Texas A&M University, answers five questions about the rollout and distribution underway.By Jason R. McKnight, Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Care and Population Health, Texas A&M UniversityI hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why?It will likely be the continued recommendation that everyone wear a mask when in public even after receiving the vaccination for COVID-19. While these vaccines appear to be highly effective in preventing infection from the disease, even at 95% efficacy, that means approximately 5% of people receiving the vaccination may still become infected. Wearing a mask helps decrease the transmission of the virus in those situations in which the vaccine does not prevent the illness.Further, continuing to wear a mask may help prevent the spread of other respiratory illnesses, which can help prevent overwhelming the health care system, as we are already seeing during the pandemic. Finally, it is possible that some individuals receiving the vaccine may have an asymptomatic infection, and wearing a mask also helps prevent the spread of illness in that situation.If I get the Pfizer vaccine for the first dose, how can I make sure I get the Pfizer vaccine the second time?The distribution of the Pfizer vaccine is meant to match the need for the second dose. The clinic, hospital or pharmacy where you are vaccinated will keep a record of the vaccine that you received, as will you, to help ensure that your second dose matches the first dose.The first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a UPS plane in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 13. Rey Del Rio via Getty ImagesHow will public health experts track the safety of the vaccine as it rolls out to bigger groups of people?Public health experts as well as the vaccine manufacturers will continue to track the safety of the vaccine in multiple ways. First, the people who are vaccinated in the clinical trials will continue to be followed to ensure there are no long-term safety issues. Further, there is what is called a phase IV post-marketing surveillance trial, which will allow many people who are vaccinated to be followed long term to ensure no safety complications arise and to ensure that the vaccine remains as effective as originally thought.How will I know when it’s my turn to get a vaccine?To know when it is your turn to be vaccinated, contact either your state department of health or your health care provider. They will be receiving updates and further information about who is to be vaccinated and when. If you have questions about the vaccine and timing of administration, contact your health care provider.Where will I get a vaccine?While the exact distribution of vaccines is not yet solidified, and is dependent on the state in which you reside, most vaccines will likely be sent to hospital systems, health care providers’ offices, and some pharmacies. To find out the nearest location where you can be vaccinated, contact your local health department or your health care provider.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAnswersCOVID-19MasksPfizerQuestionsThe Center SquareTimelineVaccine Previous article1.7 Million Fewer Floridians are Forecast to Travel for Year-End HolidaysNext articleAdventHealth receives first shipment of COVID vaccines: ‘A watershed moment’ to help stop the virus Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.