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Long live the King...
One thing I have noticed in my somewhat eventful life is that animals are very perceptive people. I mean, they live and survive on a very primitive level, and yet, they are often more Christ-like than people.
North Shore Birding Festival extends through Monday
The seventh annual NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL on Lake Apopka, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society, runs through Monday, December 5th.
The Clydesdales are here!
City Beverages, the City of Apopka, and the Armando Borjas Jr Scholarship are proud to be bringing the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales to Apopka on December 2nd.
South Apopka Annexation Workshop: The first of many conversations
The topic of annexing the southern unincorporated portion of Apopka into the City has been an ongoing discussion for many years. It has also been a topic in many of our elected officials’ campaigns.
Making HOPE possible
I believe that words of thanks are not enough to express the true sense of gratitude I feel to be a part of Hope. It is a privilege to wake up each day knowing the legacy.
Local News
Beware of ‘Shark Week’: Scientists watched 202 episodes and found them filled with junk science, and misinformation
The Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week is the longest-running cable television series in history, filling screens with sharky content every summer since 1988. It causes one of the largest …
Treat yourself this holiday season - make the switch to natural gas
The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes all the responsibilities of buying gifts, cooking meals, planning family gatherings, decorating and more.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: November 20th-26th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 

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Business
Orlando Health will design and build the hospital in partnership with Acadia Healthcare, which manages behavioral health services at the Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.
Retailers will be desperately hoping that shoppers take advantage of discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to bump up annual sales figures.
How many people does it take to convince the federal government to turn up the heat on an accused monopoly? The surprising answer: a few million rabid Taylor Swift fans. Last …
Health

Ways to Stay Motivated When it Gets Hard to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

There will be times when you find yourself struggling to stay motivated to exercise. This can be due to many factors, but here are ways to get you back on track and stronger.

COVID-19, RSV and the flu are straining health care systems – two epidemiologists explain what the ‘triple threat’ means for children

COVID-19, RSV, and the flu are straining health care systems – two epidemiologists explain what the ‘triple threat’ means for children.

Over 8,800 Monkeypox Vaccinations given in Orange County

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has administered 8,843 Monkeypox vaccinations to residents from June 30th-November 10th.

How to handle displaced animals and home repairs after Hurricane Nicole passes

The Department of Health in Orange County advises residents on home repairs, and how to protect themselves against injury from animals that may become displaced because of the storm.

Department of Health in Orange County gives advice on taking flooding precautions

Based on weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Nicole, our area will be impacted by winds and rainfall. It is important to be prepared for flooding.

Be Prepared: Department of Health in Orange County gives tips on making an Emergency Supply Kit

As Subtropical Storm Nicole approaches the east coast of Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County wants to ensure you and your family are prepared.

Connected to the community we serve

Dr. Baptiste has always made it a priority of his and the company he formed to give back to the community it serves in whatever way possible.

Government
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Orange County ruled in favor of Southwick Commons in its lawsuit against the City of Apopka.
The time period for 100 percent federal funding for those efforts has been extended for another 15 days, through Dec. 7, according to the White House press release.
 The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly arrest report that includes arrests, crashes, calls for service, and traffic citations. This report is for the week ending November 28th.
This is the best opportunity to move this generational issue closer to the end zone than it has ever been before. Do not let one single vote on City Council carry the day.
Apopka Police Department Arrest Report
 The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly arrest report that includes arrests, crashes, calls for service, and traffic citations. This report is for the week ending November 21st
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: November 13th-19th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes seven articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on riding with the Clydesdales!
Opinion

Will Becker's return change the balance of power on the City Council

After a mayoral election loss in March, a vacated commission seat in April, and a special election victory in August, Becker returns to occupy Seat #3 in November.
The Anti-Defamation League tracked 2,717 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2021, a 34 percent rise from 2020 to more than seven antisemitic incidents per day.
In order to put the potential annexation of South Apopka into context, it's important to understand the history of this community and the residents in the southern part of Apopka.
A story we published last week, "The City of Apopka vs. Dennis New," took an interesting turn this week. We thought it was important to update it, as did Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson.
Despite school overcrowding, we continue to rubber-stamp new developments at breakneck speeds in Apopka. We keep kicking the can down the road.
Bonus Content

Coldest city in every state

Stacker analyzed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the coldest cities in every state.

What you need to know about caring for your pool during winter months

(BPT) - Whether or not your pool is closed for winter, the cooler months generally bring a period of reduced pool maintenance. However, that doesn’t mean you can forget about it altogether. …

What winter was like the year you were born

Stacker put together a list featuring information and statistics for each year of the past century using data from NOAA's Climate at a Glance Series and Snowfall Extremes database.

Holiday gift crazes and fads of the past century

Stacker compiled a list of toy crazes from the past 100 years.