From the Apopka Police Department

Don’t forget to come out to this month’s Cookies and Milk with a Cop, hosted by Apopka McDonalds and the Apopka Library. This is a great program to have the kids interact with law enforcement during story time. This is a free program and cookies and milk will be provided during intermission. Times and Location: Today, Saturday, August 18th, at 11 am, Northwest Orange Library 1211 E Semoran BLVD Apopka FL 32703.

The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.

Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.

  • The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.
  • McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.
  • The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.

The events are held at 11 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month.



  1. We drove through town this morning, and drove by the VFW, to see how it is going with the early voting. Things looked slow around the VFW, just a few campaigning, most just left their signs instead. I was going to vote yesterday, but changed my mind, as we had power problems at our home, and had to call both an electrician, and Duke Energy, more $$$$$$ spent! It is complete hell when the power is out, too hot! We have temporary power until Monday, when it will be repaired completely, by Duke Energy crews. Problems, problems, problems! I am going to have to study the candidates over more thoroughly, before I cast my vote, and allow more time for the negative campaign fliers mailed out to be considered….lol. Honestly, it is soooo confusing, all the negative fliers against each other! Don’t know what to think about some of the accusations alleged! Hope the kids are having fun at the milk and cookie with the cops! I see the new awnings on the big building at Park and 441, where the pawn shop is, and it looks fabulous, so nicely redone! I really love the new awnings too, with the white edging across the bottom borders! And, the splash pad so far, looks great! Like I said before, I really liked the design, that the previous council picked out, and the color scheme, and the big aqua egg- shaped thing in the center. LOOKING GREAT! I am just now learning about the one mill school property tax question on the ballot, as I had not heard ANYTHING about that! They sure managed to keep mum on that subject!

  2. I see the brick wall at Christina Av. and Votaw Road has been demolished again by a vehicle hitting the wall. I see a wooden fence panel has been placed behind the damaged wall. When did this happen again? I don’t go that way too often. How many times is that now, if anyone is counting the times the wall has been drove through? It sure is dangerous to the people who live there at the end of Christina Av….did I spell that right?

  3. To Gene Knight Jr…..of Apopka Then and Now: Gene, I saw your plant photo that you were asking what is the name of the plant…..that is a Pagoda plant, I don’t know the scientific name, that is just the common name of it. I don’t have Facebook, so I couldn’t see the 3 comments made, you probably know what it is by now. I bought one at a plant sale at Mt. Dora a few years back, and OMG, that one plant has multiplied all over my backyard, and when I look out my bedroom window, or kitchen window, I see big orange blooms everywhere, and I actually can watch a battle royal between the butterflies fighting over the blooms….it is crazy! After winter is over, they look crappy, but it doesn’t take hardly anytime for them to spring back, and soon they will be almost as tall as I am, with blooms everywhere. The only trouble is that they pop up everywhere, but I still like mine, because they bring butterflies in (to fight) LOL


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