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Mayor of Windermere to speak about Cuba in Apopka

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gary Bruhn, Mayor of Windermere, to speak about Cuba at NORWF November meeting.“People are boarding cruise ships and booking flights to visit Cuba and see its sights and what they want you to see,” says Gary Bruhn. “Two years ago I had the opportunity to see the way a Cuban lives. Life in Cuba is not like anything you may imagine.”Gary Bruhn, Mayor of the Town of WindermereGary Bruhn is the Mayor of the Town of Windermere and is serving his seventh term.Bruhn will speak about the authoritarian regime that effects Cuba. During his 2014 exploration into Cuba he learned of the mass devastation the Cubans deal with every day. From little to no pay, high taxes, and very poor infrastructure. Bruhn will display detailed pictures from his travels.Mayor Bruhn also serves as the Chairman of the Orange County Council of Mayors comprised of every Orange County Mayor. He is a member of the Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and U.S. Army Community Advisory Board. He is a member of and the past Chairperson of the Florida League of Cities Urban Administration Legislative Committee.He is the Past Chairman of the How Shall We Grow Congress of Regional Leaders who work to create a 50 year vision of future growth comprised of seven counties and representing 3.5 million people of Central Florida. He is the Past President of the Tri-County League of Cities as well as a past member of their Board of Directors and the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors.In 2014 Bruhn received the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Sam Hovsepian Award recognizing him for his contributions, service and leadership to the community.He is retired from Lockheed Martin where he worked for almost three decades as an Information Technology Manager coordinating application maintenance and development across many program areas including missiles, space, aeronautics and homeland security. He has been married for 34 years, has lived in Windermere for 28 years and has one son.The next NORWF Lunch Meeting is November 17, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, 1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712. Cost is $20.00 (includes lunch) with reservation and $25.00 without a reservation. Everyone is invited to attend. There is limited seating so please make your reservation now.The reservation deadline is today, November 14.For more information and reservations, please contact Joyce Hayward at 407-463-7266 or email [email protected] Reservations can also be made on NORWF’s website at www.norwf.org. Please enter your name here TAGSCubaNORWF Previous article5 more popular health myths… Busted!Next articleApopka golfer wins in St. Lucie Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

‘Raise The Roof’ tickets and Hamilton auction highlight Habitat events

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHabitat for HumanityHamiltonRaise the Roof Previous articleFriday the 13th: A history of superstitionNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2 rear mezzanine tickets to “Hamilton” An American Musical3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hilton, Hyatt, or comparable hotelConcierge serviceFor a Sponsorship Opportunity Package, go here.For a calendar of evenys go here: Event Pagehabitatseminoleapopka.orgQuestions? Reach out to Linda [email protected] or 407-696-5855 x 2103center_img From the Habitat for Humanity of Seminole/ApopkaWe’re thrilled to be hosting our second annual dinner and auction at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. The venue is elaborately decorated and ready to host the best party in Central Florida! As a supporter of Habitat, we’re excited to offer you a discount on this year’s table with food service rate.Use the code below to take $100 off of a 10-person table that includes food, libations and dessert for your entire group:Promo Code: WeBuild2017Reserve your table (with food) by October 19th to receive this limited-time discount! Then, you and your guests plan your table theme and decor. Keep it simple or be outrageous, it’s up to you!To purchase your table, go here.Live Auction Preview: Hamilton!Get ready to flex those bidding muscles.When Stephen Colbert hosted the Kennedy Center Honors he asked in his opening monologue, “Can anyone get me tickets to Hamilton?”Tickets for this groundbreaking Tony Award-winning show have consistently sold out since it opened on Broadway last August. It’s the hottest ticket in town….and it can be yours!This Experience Includes: Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What would America think of Martin Luther King Jr. if he…

first_img Apopka Voice, very nicely done!!!!! January 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm TAGSApopka Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Previous articleThis just in: Controlled burn today at Lake Apopka North ShoreNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Please enter your comment! M Bruce LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter M M This is a very nice article. Well done! Reply Brandon J Harris Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Please enter your name here January 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I think Dr.King would be president of the U.S and running it 4 times better than Trump and this whole world we be in a better place all round. 3 COMMENTS Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceYesterday I attended my third Apopka Martin Luther King Jr. Parade as Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice.  Once again it was an exciting, entertaining and inspiring event. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the parade entrees were engaging.However what I enjoy most about this parade is the close proximity the entrees have to the audience, and how they, in some cases, literally live on the parade route and walk out of their homes on to their lawns to watch. The path goes down Marvin C. Zanders Avenue south past MA Board Street and Michael Gladden Boulevard, then turns right on 13th Street and finishes at the John Bridges Center.Instead of a “Main Street” venue, the parade winds through the community. There are houses on both sides of the street. Neighbors barbecue together, drink beer and socialize along the route. The street is narrow, and the spectators can interact with those in the parade.It’s like a massive block party right in the heart of South Apopka.Spending the afternoon in this community with its people, watching the parade, and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King almost always leaves me with warm feelings about the South Apopka community, and questions about MLK and his world-changing movement.And this year is no different.Last year in my MLK Parade column I asked a question: What would Dr. King think about South Apopka if he were alive today?And now, two days after the parade, I’m still struggling and wrestling with this notion:What would America think about Martin Luther King Jr. if he were alive today?We assume, of course, that he would be revered at any period in our history, but in today’s climate would that be true?Would his message and approach work today? Would MLK survive the current tone in Washington DC? Would he be pilloried by Facebook attacks? Would his words unite us as a nation in today’s climate, or further divide? Or would he be exactly what is needed?At the time of his death, King was a self-avowed democratic socialist who called for massive spending in the inner cities and was in the process of organizing a “poor people’s march” into Washington. He was vocally against the Vietnam War at a time when it was unpopular to do so, and he had detractors on both sides of the political aisle, as well as within his own movement.Would America, in its current political state, sincerely rally behind a democratic socialist, anti-war activist who called for the government to spend MORE money on large population centers like New York City, Chicago, and Detroit and who did not have solid support in Congress, the White House, or even in some cases among his own movement? Or would America in 2018 write him off as an opportunistic political ideologue?However radical King’s viewpoints were in the 60’s, his approach was always that of a “moderate militant”. He was in complete opposition to violent tactics and actually was in favor of negotiating when many of his supporters wanted faster progress.King argued that racism in America meant the United States was not living up to its own ideals. At the very core of the Declaration of Independence and thus at the center of American life was the belief that “all men are created equal.”King did not want to challenge, let alone replace, ideals of freedom and equality. He wanted America to better embody them. He argued that the civil rights movement was just the latest in a long American tradition that was both grounded in those ideals and sought to make them more authenticIf a civil rights leader scolded America by telling us to live up to our own ideals, what would our reaction be?King’s resistance was also strictly nonviolent. Following the model of civil resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence, King argued for nonviolence within the terms of his own Christian faith. King said that by responding to injustice with civility and to violence with nonviolence, the resister was fulfilling “the Christian doctrine of love your neighbor as yourself and love your enemies.”  This was the love that Jesus epitomized, and which his followers were called to emulate.The Jim Crow system of racial segregation rested on the idea that African-Americans were inferior to whites. By rigidly adhering to the high road, the actions of protesters proved that that entire system was based on a falsehood. Indeed, if anything, actions on both sides demonstrated the opposite. King’s non-violent approach disproved the premise.The fundamental purpose of resistance was to effect political change and that meant operating within existing political institutions, and it also often required compromise.For example, at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, a crisis developed when the newly created and integrated “Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party” demanded they be recognized and seated instead of the all-white “official” Mississippi delegation. They argued they were the truly democratic representatives of the state as they were the product of procedures fair and open to all.Party leaders worked out a compromise that allowed the Mississippi delegation to remain. King accepted this compromise, but many advocates condemned it as an illegitimate accommodation to racism.King believed it was slow progress, and one year later, President Lyndon B. Johnson, rarely a supporter of Dr. King, signed the Voting Rights Act which ensured voting rights for all African-Americans and brought federal control over elections in the South.In reality, there is no way to know what America would think about Dr. King’s message and approach. The bigger question might be who could possibly take on that massive responsibility?Movements with the impact of Dr. King’s rarely find a clear-cut leader to take their place.No one took Jesus’ place. He had disciples and apostles who advanced his message, but in the end, there was never a leader like the original. The Christian movement fragmented into hundreds of people spreading its message of loving your neighbor, serving, blessing and feeding the poor until it reached thousands, and then hundreds of thousands and now millions.King is similar in that there was never a clear-cut leader that took his place. It is seen in hundreds of people who advance and remember his legacy. There have been civil rights leaders to emerge, but none to rival King. His message too is fragmented and shared with hundreds and then thousands and now millions, but specifically here in Apopka I watched them pass by me at the MLK Parade.Among King’s thousand points of light are Grand Marshals Bertha McGraw, Carroll Grimando, Griselda Payne. They are South Apopka Ministerial Alliance President Hezekiah Bradford. They are Pleasant View Baptist Church, the Apopka High School Marching Band, the Wekiva Girls Basketball team, the Apopka Progressive Club, St. Paul AME Church, the Apopka Farmworkers Association, Solomon Ladge #53, Davis Chapter #36 OES Love Circle #9, Citronella Court #93 Heroines of Jericho, Shafi Court #25 DOS, Roland A. Baker Lodge #2, Trailmasters, Delta Sigma Theta OAC DST, the Channel Wright Foundation, New Hope Youth Department, Phillis Wheatley PTA, the Beehive Lodge #779, Florida Hospital Apopka, Community Health Centers, Notre Dame Americorps, Hope Community Center, Temple of Faith Church, Temple of Faith Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Fountain of Life Church.I’m sure there were many others, but that’s who passed by me on the parade trail, and who made me smile and believe that Dr. King’s legacy lives on in these children, people, and organizations.A special thank you to Pastor Hezekiah Bradford and the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance for putting on this inspiring parade and for keeping Martin Luther King’s message close to our hearts every year. I know how hard you fight to fund and organize it.And thank you to the people of South Apopka for your warmth, your rich history and for your hospitality and patience while spectators walk right through your front yards and you simply smile and say hello.I’m looking forward to next year already. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 18, 2018 at 8:29 amlast_img read more

Orange County Government celebrates Community Action Month

first_img Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSCommunity Action MonthOrange County Government Previous articleThe Apopka Car Experience opens tomorrowNext articleThe origins of Cinco de Mayo Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the Orange County GovernmentOrange County Government is observing National Community Action Month in May with a series of interactive community workshops and events. National Community Action Month was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce local agencies’ role in helping low-income families achieve economic stability.In May, Orange County’s Community Action Division is showcasing its programs and partnerships and featuring information on how local families can achieve financial security through a series of events and open houses.In addition to attending the May events, qualifying residents in east Orange County are encouraged to apply for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The program is designed to assist low-income residents to achieve economic independence through tuition assistance, vocational training, post-secondary education and state certifications for employment.Education partners in east Orange County include Orange Technical College’s Avalon Campus and Valencia College’s East Campus. The fall application deadline for Orange Technical College is July 23, and Valencia College is Aug. 10. Local residents are encouraged to apply early and meet with an advisor.Featured events include:Saturday, May 5 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Holden Heights Voter Registration – The YMCA of Central Florida with Orange County’s Community Action Division, Star 94.5 and the League of Women Voters, will host a voter registration drive and information session for high school and college students.Location: Holden Heights Community Center – 1201 20th St., Orlando, FL  32805Wednesday, May 9 | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Community Action Board Meeting – Free and open to the public, Orange County’s Family Services Department invites residents to come and share experiences with the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization program.Location: Orange County Administration – 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801Thursday, May 10 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.East Orange Open House –The East Orange Community Center will host an open house to highlight available programs for residents. Education partners in east Orange County, including Orange Technical College’s Avalon Campus and Valencia College’s East Campus, will be onsite to assist qualifying residents with Family Self-Sufficiency Program applications. Location: East Orange Community Center – 12050 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL  32826Wednesday, May 16 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Holden Heights Job Fair –The Holden Heights Community Center will host a job and resource fair featuring the Waffle House, Middlesex Corp., McDonald’s, YMCA of Central Florida, CarePlus Health Plans, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Harbor House of Central Florida, Charity & Love, Holden Heights Neighborhood Association and more.Location: Holden Heights Community Center – 1201 20th Street, Orlando, FL  32805Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.John Bridges Open House – The Community Center will host an open house event for the community to highlight available programs for residents. Location: John Bridges Community Center – 445 W. 13th Street, Apopka, FL  32703Orange County’s Community Action Division is part of Orange County’s Family Services Department. Its mission is to enhance residents’ quality of life by eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty by mobilizing and directing resources through a collaboration of partnerships by providing accessible quality programs that assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency.For more information on the Community Action events, e-mail [email protected] or call 407-836-9333. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 5/8/2018 7:17 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK of MUIRFIELD CIR  Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here 5/11/2018 6:47 pmRESIDENTIAL1300 BLOCK of WOODWIND DR  5/11/2018 7:36 pmRESIDENTIAL1600 BLOCK of CHATHAM CIR  Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 5/12/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending May 12th shows six burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business4 – Residential2 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleSecretary of Army aide speaking on Memorial DayNext articleOn Peace Officers Memorial Day, we honor the responders of last resort Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5/9/2018 1:03 pmRESIDENTIAL800 BLOCK of PANICAL DR  Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 5/9/2018 1:48 pmRESIDENTIAL400 BLOCK of LANCER OAK DR  5/7/2018 12:54 pmVEHICLE1200 BLOCK of CLEVELAND AVE  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

How to Save Money on Halloween Decor, Food, and More

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDonna’s DealsHalloween Previous articleHelpful tips for Hurricane cleanup now and in the futureNext articleKelly Park Road to be closed during the day this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Donna’s DealsMore than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey finds that 7 in 10 consumers plan to hand out candy, and nearly half will decorate their home or dress in costume, according to the National Retail Federation.In light of those statistics, we put together this list with the help of Moneycrashers on how to save money this Halloween on decor, food, and of course costumes.DecorBuy Cheap Pumpkins. If I skipped carving a pumpkin altogether, my kids would stage a revolt. However, while we still carve pumpkins, I buy them at the grocery store for better pricing. And everyone gets their own pumpkin.Make a Bat Cave. If you have a pair of scissors and some black construction paper, turn a room in your house into a “bat cave.” Start by printing out a few bat shapes from your computer, then cut them out to use as templates. Trace the shapes onto black construction paper and cut those out, too. You can then tape a whole bevy of bats to the walls in your home.CostumesUse Items You Already Own. You’d be surprised what you can find in your closet that will make a great costume.  But if you need any inspiration check out our post about easy DIY costumes. Swap with a Friend. When my kids were younger, my friends and I were always passing along costumes that didn’t fit from the year before to friends.  A couple of years, we had choices of costumes – one for parties and one for trick-or-treating.FoodDonut Eating Contest- If you decided to host a party or just have the neighborhood kids over, have a donut eating contest. Grab a dozen donuts at your grocery store bakery,  attach each to a long dowel with a piece of string. Instruct the kids to try and eat the hanging donut without hands while two adults hold the dowel horizontally. It’s a fun game to fill little bellies and pass the time until trick-or-treating.Float “Eyeballs.” Frozen fruit is a great alternative to ice cubes in punch: It keeps drinks cold and won’t dilute the flavor. The night before your party, throw a bag of green grapes into your freezer. Then, whip up a bowl of your favorite red punch. Just before guests arrive, pour in the frozen grapes, which look like creepy floating eyeballs. The best part? No need to buy and replenish ice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

A History of Veterans Day

first_imgFROM ARMISTICE DAY TO VETERANS DAY American effort during World War II (1941-1945) saw the greatest mobilization of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force in the nation’s history (more than 16 million people); some 5.7 million more served in the Korean War (1950 to 1953). In 1954, after lobbying efforts by veterans’ service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday, striking the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation on June 1, 1954. From then on, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.The next development in the story of Veterans Day unfolded in 1968, when Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which sought to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees–and encourage tourism and travel–by celebrating four national holidays (Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day) on Mondays.The observation of Veterans Day was set as the fourth Monday in October. The first Veterans Day under the new law was Monday, October 25, 1971; confusion ensued, as many states disapproved of this change, and continued to observe the holiday on its original date. In 1975, after it became evident that the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic significance to many Americans, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning the observation of Veterans Day to November 11th beginning in 1978. If November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal government observes the holiday on the previous Friday or following Monday, respectively. B. Starnes Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSArmistice DayVeterans Day Previous articleAPD hosts Bicycle Safety Rodeo this weekendNext articleApopka Veterans Day events and special offers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm I recognize all the emblems but the center emblem. What group does that emblem symbolize? Reply 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply R A Blair CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY AROUND THE WORLD  Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Reply November 11, 2016 at 3:45 pmcenter_img November 8, 2017 at 9:58 am Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 J. L. Julian What is that center emblem representing? A day dedicated to American veterans of warsFrom The History Channel On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.THE GREAT WAR & ARMISTICE DAY Though the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, November 11 remained in the public imagination as the date that marked the end of the Great War. In November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day’s observation included parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business activities at 11 a.m. On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Congress had declared the day a legal federal holiday in honor of all those who participated in the war. On the same day the previous year, unidentified soldiers were laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.On June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations” and that the president should issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day. By that time, 27 state legislatures had made November 11 a legal holiday. An act approved May 13, 1938 made November 11 a legal Federal holiday, “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” In actuality, there are no U.S. national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own, and the government can only designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia. In practice, however, states almost always follow the federal lead. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply I believe it represents Special Forces… Correct me if I am wrong. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Giving Tuesday: Take a break from Christmas shopping and give

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. TAGSGiving Tuesday Previous articleDo your part to help save a billion gallons of water this winterNext articleTop Superhero Movies To Binge-watch At A Sleepover Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Big Ideas Behind #GivingTuesday#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. What Is #GivingTuesdayCreated by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street YMCA—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear #Giving TuesdayFrom givingtuesday.orgGivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, events, and ways to give back in your own community.LEARN MORE  |  SEARCH NEARBY Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here GET INVOLVED Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleUnusually wet April benefits water levelsNext articleStudents can earn funds by ‘preparing for’ college Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR APD Burglary Report: May 2nd-8thThe Apopka Burglary Report for May 2nd-8th shows three burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0  –  Business2  –  Residential1  –  VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 5/4/2021 9:31 amVEHICLE1000 BLOCK HERMIT SMITH RD 5/2/2021 9:18 amRESIDENCE6000 BLOCK MT PLYMOUTH RD The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here 5/6/2021 11:11 pmRESIDENCE700 BLOCK S PARK AV DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ruck ‘n’ Roll Years – The Sixties & Seventies

first_imgThursday Feb 18, 2010 Ruck ‘n’ Roll Years – The Sixties & Seventies There are no Six Nations matches this weekend, but to stay with the tournament I’ve got a great video for you today that comes from a BBC series called the Ruck ‘n’ Roll Years. It features all the best news, music, and rugby action from the Five and Six Nations championships.Today you can watch the best of the Sixties and Seventies, as the show goes through the years to recap the greatest moments of the tournament, and gives you a little extra as it tells you what was going on in that year.Its highly recommended and has some great music to go along with it some that some of younger rugby fans probably wont know though unfortunately. The footage has dual meaning, as its informative value in terms of historical moments both on and off the pitch make it a valuable, and thoroughly enjoyable watch.Starting in 1963, the year in which Britain experienced similar weather to the start of 2010, we head all the way through the Sixties as we see the Beatles fans hysteria when Paul McCartney gets married to Linda Eastman.Tom Jones plays out as Wales take the title in 1969, before we head into the Seventies and 1972, where the British Embassy in Dublin has to be evacuated after Bloody Sunday. The tournament isnt completed though, amidst security fears.In 1973 we see bizarrely see a five way tie as it comes down to a mixed conversion by France against Ireland at Landsdowne Road.The late Seventies so famously belonged to the Welsh, as a string of legendary players dominated the championship to the point that only Ireland and France won another Championship tournament in that decade.Once again, if you have ten minutes to sit aside and watch this today, its highly recommended and will no doubt bring back some great memories for the older guys, and reveal some classic moments for those whove never seen such footage. Enjoy. We’ll feature the best of the Eighties, Nineties, and 2000’s on here soon. Please leave a comment or drop us an email if you enjoyed and have a favourite moment on here. 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