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South Apopka parade honors the legacy of MLK, and pays tribute to a local icon

Tradition, legacy, and honor will lead the way Monday afternoon in South Apopka when the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade commences at 2 pm.
How George Washington used his first Thanksgiving as president to unite a new country
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
The best way to follow through on your New Year’s resolution? Make an ‘old year’s resolution’
With the “old year” approach, perhaps you can sidestep the inevitable challenges that come with traditional New Year’s resolutions and achieve lasting, positive changes.
The history of Christmas
The middle of winter has long been a time of celebration around the world. Centuries before the arrival of Jesus, early Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter.

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The Christmas truce football match – a picture of a Greek kickabout is misappropriated yearly
The Christmas truce took place on December 25th, 1914. At certain points along the line in France and Flanders, British and German soldiers met between their trenches, shaking hands, sharing stories, and posing for photographs.
What does Kwanzaa mean for Black Americans?
The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. However, Kwanzaa, the holiday, did not exist in Africa.
Presents from a princess
Elisabeth Basford’s recent biography of Mary (the first for a century) has cast new light on this reticent, shy but dedicated young woman. Basford rebranded her as the “first modern princess”.
How the poinsettia took over Christmas
behind the beautiful, blood-red bracts of the poinsettia, there’s a story rife with geopolitics, patent wars, a dethroned monopoly, and complex supply chains.
‘Twas the night before Christmas’ helped make the modern Santa – and led to a literary whodunit
Santa Claus had undergone many makeovers in the Western imagination by the time readers were introduced to “‘Twas the Night before Christmas.”
On this day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked by Japanese forces
Fortunately for the United States, all three Pacific fleet carriers were out at sea on training maneuvers. These giant aircraft carriers would have their revenge against Japan six months later at the Battle of Midway.
Driving tours born of necessity during COVID-19 lockdowns still hold value
When COVID-19 kept us all indoors, District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore wanted to help break up the monotony. She researched and created five different driving tours, including in Apopka!
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
7 stories that shaped Apopka's news include a four-part series on the 2022 Apopka Mayoral Election.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
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In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
8 stories that shaped Apopka's news …
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
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In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
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Apopka firefighters go 'Tunnel to Towers' in honor of fallen 9/11 FDNY first responder
From Staff Reports For everything, there is a season... The Apopka Voice is in the middle of a series of articles about the Apopka Fire Department's budget, staffing fire engines, and ISO ratings. …
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
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With budget in its rearview mirror, City Council should schedule workshop on South Apopka annexation
Make South Apopka your North Star Opinion By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor "On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to …