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Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to Apopka
Chipotle Mexican Grill opening in Apopka
This is Chipotle's first location in the city limits of Apopka. There is also a Chipotle in unincorporated Apopka at 2201 East Semoran Boulevard.
Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore (center in blue) and the People of Wekiwa Springs.
In praise of Corridor Chiefs and the vital work they do for their neighborhoods
The Corridor Chief Program is a vital part of the work of supporting neighborhoods. The corridor chiefs report infrastructure deficiencies to 311 and pick up trash on a regular basis.
Posting a hateful message online can have a lot to do with how like-minded bigots will respond.
Online ‘likes’ for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages
When you look at online hate messages, you start to notice clues that suggest that hatemongers are posting messages to each other, not to those their messages implicate and denigrate.
AAA: Florida gas prices declining again after rising 16 cents last week
After setting a new 2023 low of $3.01 per gallon last Monday, the state average jumped to $3.17 by Thursday, but prices are again declining.
Everything coming to Netflix in December
’Tis the season for streaming. Whether you’re spending the holidays with loved ones or creating new traditions, this month’s releases will help you ring in all occasions.
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Apopka Historical Society unveils the 3rd Annual Nutcracker Christmas
The Apopka Historical Society invites you to join us for the Third Annual Nutcracker Christmas! This festive holiday event features a display with hundreds of nutcrackers and a visit by Santa.
Breaking News: Nesta will defend Seat #4
The Apopka Voice has learned that City Commissioner Nick Nesta will file to run for re-election to Seat #4 on the Apopka City Commission tomorrow (Friday).
Apopka Chick-fil-A reopens
Chick-fil-A Apopka reopened at a new location yesterday. The new restaurant features an expanded drive-thru and overall footprint to enhance the Guest and Team Member experience.

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This year’s concert will feature a stunning collection of music from films from this time of year. Join our powerful 300-voice Community Choir and members of the Symphony Orchestra for one of Central Florida’s favorite annual holiday traditions!
The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka and the City of Apopka present this annual parade on December 9, 2023. …
This festive holiday event features a display with hundreds of nutcrackers, a visit with Santa, bounce houses, food vendors, seasonal entertainment, face painting, crafts and more!
More than 20 companies hiring at 11th Annual Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair dedicated to Veterans
Veterans from Lake, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Sumter counties are invited to this event, whether searching for their next job or transitioning to civilian life.
Plate Above Catering offers holiday meals to help "feed hope"
A social enterprise, Plate Above Catering is the exclusive caterer of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and provides financial support for the food bank’s Culinary Training Program.
Tyson Foods recalls 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets due to metal pieces
The recalled product is the dinosaur-shaped “Fun Nuggets” with a “use by” date of September 4th, 2024. If you have purchased this product, Tyson urges you to discard it immediately.
Veterans from Lake, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, and Sumter counties are invited to this event, whether searching for their next job or transitioning to civilian life.
Florida is the 13th state this year to introduce legislation that would roll back labor laws intended to protect minors, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Since early 2023, the Division of Building Safety staff has been working with the Business Process Technology team to facilitate this change.
An unprecedented surge in the nationwide construction of new housing — mostly apartments — may finally be making a dent in fast-rising rents that have made life harder for tenants.

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Office for a Drug-Free Community leads efforts to curb opioid deaths

The potency of illicit fentanyl on the street is unknown, even to the person mixing it. It is a case of trial and error, and the errors are too often fatal.

Florida bill would bring back healthy food program for 'food deserts'

Senate Bill 112 would relaunch the Healthy Food Financing Initiative Program, which lawmakers created to provide financial assistance to grocery retail outlets in low-income communities.

8 insurance facts that might surprise you

Here are eight facts to help simplify health insurance – and maybe help you realize it’s easier to get and less expensive than you think.

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Americans should get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The variant is slightly more dominant in the South, where it accounts for 31.5 percent of cases, according to the CDC, which includes Florida.

Food safety expert gives the scoop on holiday leftovers

According to Dr. Matthew Shannon, a UF Health emergency medicine physician, the holidays often bring an uptick in foodborne illness to the emergency department.

Being homeless means not being free − as Americans are supposed to be

Portland, Maine, officials ordered that a park be cleared of people who were homeless on Sept. 28, 2022, and that any trash be removed before a visit by a candidate for governor.

Those who are homeless need shelter to be safe; they don’t have it. They need a toilet for basic bodily functions; they don’t have one. They need a shower to keep clean; they don’t have it.

What is fentanyl, and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses?

Only a small amount of fentanyl is enough to be lethal.

As fentanyl has become ubiquitous across the U.S., it has transformed the illicit drug market and raised the risk of overdose.

Florida Health Insurance: Five things to remember during Open Enrollment

If you’re ready to pick a plan, here are a few things you should remember while browsing the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Officials say Florida faces healthcare provider shortage

Lt. Cmdr. Kaitlyn Schiavone, a Navy dermatologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts an exam with a 6-year-old.

Over 20% of Florida physicians are over the retirement age of 65, and Florida ranks sixth in the U.S. for the highest percentage of physicians over 60.

You can’t enjoy a great town or city without great neighborhoods. Building a system of stable and healthy neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders, I believe, is the primary job of cities, towns, …
Get ready to unwrap the magic and light up your nights because Apopka is gearing up for a month-long celebration that will turn the ordinary into extraordinary!
The winning team also earned significantly higher engagement scores for every neighborhood, hosting and recruiting people from the neighborhood to clean up their own front entranceways.
In Case You Missed It; The Apopka News Week in Review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in Review includes five articles that shaped the City... all in one place, including details on the sale of the Highland Manor.
The government is welcoming laid-off tech workers with open arms
The US government is saying, “I want you,” to tech workers looking for their next gigs, according to the online news site Wired. But one employer is still …
2023 Fusion Fest begins Saturday
FusionFest's mission is to celebrate the people and cultures that make Central Florida awesome by showcasing talents, sharing stories, and driving innovation.

Giving Tuesday in Apopka is an opportunity to help a local non-profit

GivingTuesday is a Movement that Unleashes the Power of Radical Generosity Around the World. It reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.
Cities or communities need to inspire a spirit of creativity and generosity and become a kind of platform that draws in creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative people.
Do we love our cities and communities? Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore continues her series with this installment.
You may have heard that Florida calls itself “The Sunshine State.” Yet Florida is also one of just six states that failed to apply for funds from the federal government’s $7 billion “Solar for All” pot.
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Home Exterior Trends for 2024

(Family Features) If you're looking to refresh or improve your home's function and style in the new year, consider these 2024 home exterior trends.

5 most frequent complaints about medical billing errors

Soundry Health analyzed data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to look at various complaints from Americans regarding their medical bills.