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The formidable power of true friendship
The only way the tiger had a chance was if he could separate the buffaloes and attack them when they were alone, and so it is with true friends; as long as we stand together, we are almost invincible.
City Council: Take the initiative to show South Apopka the benefits of being a part of Apopka
What happens when a municipal administration that doesn't want to annex a community into its City meets a community that doesn't trust the City it thinks is courting it for annexation?
Cheap sewer pipe repairs can push toxic fumes into homes and schools – here’s how to lower the risk
With the Infrastructure Law now sending hundreds of millions of dollars into communities across the U.S. to fix broken pipes, the number of children and adults at risk of exposure will likely increase.
FEMA extends deadline for responses to to Multifamily Lease and repair program
FEMA will extend the deadline for property owners to submit responses to FEMA’s Request for  Information regarding the Multifamily Lease and Repair program. 
Everything coming and going on Hulu in February
We've put together our picks for what to watch on Hulu in February, plus lists of everything coming to and leaving Hulu in the month. 
Local News
Despite the twists and turns, real estate remains a great investment
Many experts are providing predictions of where they believe the housing market will be yearly and within the next five years, and YES, real estate is still a great investment. 
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 January 21st.
New AdventHealth clinic is diagnosing, treating, and researching long-haul COVID  
AdventHealth has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to diagnose, treat and research Long-haul COVID, a critical next step in the healthcare system’s pandemic response.

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Business
CareerSource Central Florida is hosting a Community Resource and Job Market for Orange County residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The in-person event will be on …
The Breast Cancer Supply Center is a non-profit organization seeking to support women who have been diagnosed with this all-too-common cancer.
Development within the City of Apopka has seen all-time highs within the last few years. Between the new multi-family projects throughout the City and the creation of the Kelly Park Interchange.
Health

A legend is leaving Baptiste Orthodontics

The good news is my mentor and long-time friend Dr. Winston Morris is going to retire. The great news for me is for the first time in about five years, I’m going to have the privilege of working in Apopka.

Apopka's Breast Cancer Supply Center is on a mission to serve

The Breast Cancer Supply Center has been in operation since 2020.  Our mission is to serve women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Spotting the Early Signs of Epilepsy in Senior Citizens

If you are unsure how to spot the early signs of epilepsy, talking to a specialized neurologist should be your first port of call. However, the guide here can help. 

Blue-green algae found in Lake Ola

Lake Ola is a 426-acre body of water that sits in the northwest corner of Orange County near the town of Tangerine, about eight miles from the center of Apopka.

Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages regular screening for cervical cancer prevention

 During Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) encourages women to visit their health care provider to be screened for cervical cancer, …

Flu season: High levels of flu viruses detected in Florida

While new mutations of COVID-19 continue to circulate across the nation, seasonal flu activity also has been high in Florida, federal health officials have warned.

DOH: One in five Florida homes have elevated levels of radon

Residents are encouraged by the DOH in Orange County to take action to protect their homes and families from the dangers of radon exposure during National Radon Action Month.

Government
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 
The Apopka City Council will hold its second workshop on annexing South Apopka at the John H. Bridges Community Center in South Apopka today from 4-6 pm.
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review. Six articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on the City Council's vote on an economic development department.
The Tree City USA program celebrates towns and cities’ growing commitment to increasing their urban tree canopy and demonstrating higher tree care and community engagement levels during the calendar year.
Orange County Utilities sending out water testing notices
All samples taken since have been properly processed as required. The water treatment processes did not change; subsequent samples affirm the safety and quality of the drinking water.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: January 8th-14th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 
Orange County Library System celebrates 100 years of community service
On November 8th, 1923, the Albertson Public Library opened its doors for the first time on the corner of Rosalind and Central where the Orlando Public Library is now.
Opinion

Will an inspiring leader like MLK and a relentless elected official like LBJ emerge in South Apopka's pursuit of annexation into Apopka?

Yesterday, we honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 14th Annual Apopka MLK Parade, which travels through the streets of Apopka and South Apopka on its way to the John Bridges Center.  
No elected official is immune to criticism. It goes with the territory. Sometimes you need to shrug it off and keep moving forward. And sometimes you need to listen.
There has been a developing story the past couple of weeks involving the Apopka Fire Department - a familiar place for controversy as of late.
Let's pretend, for a moment, that Apopka hired a "City Center Director" in 2016. Their sole purpose was to develop and recruit businesses for the Apopka City Center.
At the December 7th Apopka City Council meeting, Nelson was just seconds from gavelling to a close a marathon 4.5-hour affair when Commissioner Nick Nesta asked a surprising question.
Bonus Content

Colleges where graduates have the most student debt

Stacker ranked the 35 colleges with the highest median debt after graduation using Department of Education data.

New Year, New You: Making Resolutions You Can Keep For A Healthy 2023

by the We Can Do This COVID-19Public Education Campaign(NAPSI)—Many people celebrate the promise and new beginnings of the New Year by making resolutions—often focused on health goals like losing …

20 of the richest LGBTQ+ people in the world

Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the wealthiest openly LGBTQ+ people worldwide, referencing various data and news reports.

20 of the richest LGBTQ+ people in the world

Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the wealthiest openly LGBTQ+ people worldwide, referencing various data and news reports.