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Lake Apopka

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  • Five things for Thursday, Oct. 9

    Five things for Thursday, Oct. 9
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: FHP trooper's U-turn causes terrible accident; development restarts near Lake Apopka; congratulations for doing the right thing; and more. 1. An 8-year-old girl was truck by a truck Wednesday night...
  • Expert birder Greg Miller to appear at Wings and Wildflowers Festival

    Greg Miller decided in 1998 to try to break the championship-level record of 721 bird species seen and identified across the country in a calendar year achieved in 1987. He wasn't the only bird-obsessed person to go for the quirky sporting contest...
  • Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

    Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people
    The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical...
  • 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...
  • Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka

    Wildlife officials seize 'monster' 18-foot python in Apopka
    Delilah, an 18-foot-long, 400-plus-pound Burmese python who had enjoyed a swell existence in an Apopka-area backyard feeding on rabbits, has a new home -- for now. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials removed the Burmese python...
  • Naturalist Roger Hammer to deliver Wings and Wildflower Festival keynote speech

    Naturalist Roger Hammer to deliver Wings and Wildflower Festival keynote speech
    Roger Hammer has been called a walking botany book. People who meet him today at the third annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival can ask him anything about wildflowers, native orchids and plants and the Everglades. The award-winning naturalist, author,...
  • Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida

    Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida
    The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam. Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...
  • Report: Men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators

    Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
  • Zellwood Corn Festival

    Zellwood Corn Festival
    Central Florida may not have the lock on sweet-corn production it once did, but for more than three decades Zellwood has rallied to celebrate our agricultural history. In the early '70s, the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival was created by the Northwest Orange...
  • Comet was dim, but the sky was beautiful

    Comet was dim, but the sky was beautiful
    The comet Pan-Starrs had been seen in the southern hemisphere and now was now moving to the north.  Predictions said you might be able to see it with the naked eye and NASA said March 12-13 would be the best time because the location would be below a...
  • 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...