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Sparklers: Florida Doctors Warn Against “Kid-Friendly Fireworks”

If you’re planning on lighting sparklers this Fourth of July, believing they are among the safest fireworks, think again. Doctors with HCA Florida Healthcare say they are actually among the most dangerous.
AAA: The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have Begun
30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occur during what’s called the “100 Deadliest Days” - a period that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
What’s behind the US infant formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again
Media reports have highlighted the plight of mothers, fathers, and caregivers across the U.S. who have scrambled to find scarce supplies, or driven long distances to buy formula.
Apopka Fire and Police Depts team up to offer FREE water safety classes
This unique opportunity will combine hands-on training and educational lessons designed to teach parents and children the necessary safety procedures when in and around water. 
Take the pledge Apopka to advance equity and empower the underserved
Re-imagine Communities is on a mission to advance equity by empowering the underserved and at-risk youth of Central Florida, with a large focus in Apopka. Through mentoring and coaching, education …
AAA: Car crashes are the number one safety issue for children
According to the latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 183,000 children were injured in car crashes in 2018.
CDC study: Heart problems more likely to occur after COVID infections rather than vaccines
Heart complications have been increasingly connected to people who have contracted COVID-19, but other heart problems have been tied to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Here's the difference.
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Are Your Kids Struggling In School? Try This
If your child is struggling in school, this article will provide you with some of the tools you can use to help improve their academic performance and fit into the system better.
Dental Emergencies: Knowing what to do can lessen the trauma
Once I became a pediatric dentist, I started seeing an increasing number of children coming to the office for emergencies following an accident or trauma. Here are key tips to help should you find you, or your child facing one of these issues.
Registration now open for Spring Break Camp at Camp Wewa
The City of Apopka's Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Spring Break Camp  for children ages 5 - 10 years old, in grades K - 5, who need care during Spring Break.
Live Vape Free program helps teens quit e-cigs
Tobacco Free Florida introduced Live Vape Free, a first-ever program designed to help teens quit nicotine and empowers adults to support teens who want to quit.  
Camp Wewa is ready for summer camps; time to sign up and skip the wait list
The City of Apopka's Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for some summer camp fun in 2022 at Camp Wewa, a co-ed summer camp, with day and overnight programs.
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The 7 Best Ways to Store Your Guns Safely at Home
Being a responsible gun owner doesn’t just involve getting the right permits or familiarizing yourself with your weapon. It also involves storing it in the safest way possible.
Celebrating the 4th of July in Apopka: Everything you need to know
The City of Apopka will host its annual Fourth of July celebration next week at the Apopka Amphitheater. The event will include fireworks, food, and a concert performance.
Fireworks, food, and C'Nergy highlight Apopka's Independence Day celebration
The City of Apopka will host its annual Fourth of July celebration next week at the Apopka Amphitheater. The event will include fireworks, food, and a concert performance.
Men suffer about 70 percent of fireworks injuries – and other 4th of July facts
Americans shoot off almost 1 pound of fireworks each year for every adult. And this figure has grown rapidly in recent years, from half a pound per adult in 2000.
Simple Fundraising Ideas for Children
There are lots of different ways that kids can fundraise. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started.