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Trustco surpasses 50 branches with opening of MetroWest, Bay Hill locations

Trustco Bank is opening two new branches in Orlando on Monday, giving the bank a total of 51 in Florida since 2003. The newest locations are at 2619 S. Hiawassee Road and 6084 S. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando. Grand opening celebrations at both branches ...

Trustco Bank's new Orlando branch marks 50 in Florida

Apopka Vineland Road and 2619 S. Hiawassee Road. TrustCo Bank operates in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts. The bank has been around more than 100 years and first reached into Florida in 2003.

Apopka baseball hands No. 1 Olympia its first loss of season

Olympia (Orlando), the No. 1 team in the Super 25 baseball rankings, saw its undefeated season come to an end Friday night in a Florida 8A-3A district title game loss to Apopka, 8-4. It was only the third time this season that the Titans (25-1-1 ...

FHP: Pedestrian hospitalized after crash at Apopka bus stop

A pedestrian was hospitalized after two vehicles slammed into a bus bench in Apopka, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the crash happened at a bus stop at State Road 436 and Campus Loop, near Forest Lake Academy, Friday morning.

Trustco Bank hits '50' milestone, plus one

Hiawassee Road and 6084 S. Apopka Vineland Road. The two new branches now make a total of 51 in Florida since 2003. The locations will increase convenience for their present customers. The Florida marketplace has been very receptive to the products and ...

Compassionate Use director grilled for three hours on Charlotte’s Web rule

Patricia Nelson, director of the Florida Office of Compassionate Use ...
For three hours and 10 minutes, attorneys for Baywood Nurseries of Apopka grilled Nelson about licensing requirements to grow marijuana and dispense cannabis oil.

Weather officials say EF1 tornado damaged Central Florida homes

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Monday afternoon for most of Central Florida. Monday's storms came a day after high winds ripped part of the roof off Dayspring Community Church in Apopka, and thousands were left without power in Central Florida.

World's 'Foliage Capital' planting different seeds of growth

The association's membership also tumbled from 2,400 to 1,700. While the growing industry in both Florida and Apopka has steadied itself and even rebounded a little, "it's much more difficult to make money now than it once was and it probably will never be ...

Apopka, the world's 'Foliage Capital,' planting different seeds of growth these days

APOPKA, Florida — Take a drive through Apopka and you're likely to see a scene not much different from a decade or two ago. Main Street is still flanked by fast-food restaurants. The state-champion Apopka High School Blue Darters football team is still a ...

Apopka police captain suspended with pay

An Apopka police captain is off the off the job while an internal investigation is underway. Channel 9’s Kathi Belich was told the Florida Officers’ Bill of Rights prevents the department from telling exactly what it is Apopka police Capt. Matthew ...

Carpenter Apopka (FL) – Apopka Carpenters

Carpenter Apopka (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Apopka (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Apopka, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures made fro…

Lost in Florida

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” We took some time yesterday to explore the middle our of state. Our main destination was the Leesburg Bike Festival. It’s a huge three-day motorcycle event. There are al…

Apopka knocks off nation’s No. 1 high school baseball team

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The No. 1 high school baseball team in the nation fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Friday as Orlando Olympia was crushed 8-4 by Apopka in the Class 8A, District 3 title game. …

Apopka baseball hands No. 1 Olympia its first loss of season

Olympia (Orlando), the No. 1 team in the Super 25 baseball rankings, saw its undefeated season come to an end Friday night in a Florida 8A-3A district title game loss to Apopka, 8-4. It was only the …

Country Legend John Anderson Breaks Silence Set to Release “Goldmine” – First New Music in 9 Years

One of Country music’s finest, John Anderson, will release his new album, Goldmine, on May 26. Released on his own record label, Bayou Boys Music, the 13-track collection of original material features…

80) Sometimes One Gets Lucky – A Candid Shot Of My Grandson in Apopka, Fl 2015

Every once in a while, someone gets lucky.  The photo above of my grandson is in my opinion an instance of me being lucky.  I took this photo of him last March in Apopka, Fl without looking at the vie…

Carpenter Apopka (FL) – Apopka Carpenters

Carpenter Apopka (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Apopka (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Apopka, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structures made fro…

World-Renowned Scientists to Speak at Pesticide Forum in Orlando

The Farmworker Association of Florida is very proud to co-host the 33rd Annual National Pesticide Forum with Beyond Pesticides and other partners in Orlando. One of the many amazing guests and speaker…

Man, 25, shot in Apopka Wednesday evening

A 25-year-old man was shot in Apopka Wednesday evening, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Hopkins said.

NAI Realvest Negotiates New Retail Lease for 7,450 square feet in Apopka, FL

Kevin O'ConnorORLANDO, FL – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 7,450 rentable square feet of retail space at 933 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka.   Kevin O’Connor and Matt Ci…


What do you know about abuse of women in APOPKA FLORIDA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Campaign in APOPKA FLORIDA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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