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Lake Apopka

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Top Lake Apopka Articles

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  • Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists

    Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists
    Cyclists love the twisty, turny, hilly Green Mountain Scenic Byway, which starts in Oakland as County Road 438 and heads west to Lake County, where it becomes Old Highway 50, then County Road 455. It takes through some of Central Florida's biggest hills,...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   BREVARD ZOO: with hands-on area, railroad and "Paws On" kid's area:  9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 8225 N. Wickham Road, just east of  Interstate 95 (Exit 191 off Interstate 95),...
  • Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission

    Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission
    In a primary marked by low turnout, Orange County voters elected Commissioner Jennifer Thompson to a second term Tuesday and sent two other commission races to Nov. 4 runoffs. Thompson will represent District 4 in southeast Orange County for another...
  • Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden

     Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden
    WHAT: The Crealde School of Art's "Lake Harvest" exhibit is on view for the first time in Winter Garden. Through photos, "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka" documents the lives of those who...
  • Crealdé School of Art 2014-15 season

     Crealdé School of Art 2014-15 season
    The Crealdé School of Art moves into its 40th year with a full slate of professional and student artist exhibitions, old favorites such as the annual holiday sale and special exhibits saluting the school's anniversary, Lake Apopka farmworkers and the...
  • Apopka eyes major new residential project

    Apopka eyes major new residential project
    Avian Pointe, a new residential community proposed for Apopka's west side, was drafted with the city's future in mind. The 95-acre project, unveiled to the public this week, would sit near State Road 429 just two miles from the future site of Florida...
  • Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events

    Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events
    Freebie Spotlight Free small coffee at McDonald's From Sept. 16 to Sept. 29, guests can enjoy a free small hot or iced McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at any of the McDonald’s restaurants across Central Florida.    Coming Soon! Latin...
  • At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn

    At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn
    The low growl, grunt and bark of alligators call out in the morning. Home of alligators, herons, ospreys, egrets and eagles, Lake Apopka is Florida's fourth-largest lake. The natural beauty belies the sad story of the lake. Once anglers visited, hoping...
  • Letters: Zimmerman, water quality, and government

    Help Zimmerman cope The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...