Archbishop of Canterbury invites ecumenical observers to the Lambeth Conference…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ecumenical & Interreligious, Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is inviting leaders of other Christian churches to send observers to next year’s Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops. For next year’s event, invitations are being extended to a greater number of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches and bodies than at previous Lambeth Conferences. A Lambeth Conference spokesperson said that this was to “recognize their importance in the changing face of world Christianity.”Read the full article here. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop of Canterbury invites ecumenical observers to the Lambeth Conference 2020 Posted Apr 26, 2019 Lambeth Conference Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

First-ever survey of race, sexuality and gender identity of Episcopal…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing There is much more diversity among clergy than there once was, and the Church Pension Group is trying to measure that by encouraging clergy to share their demographic information. Photo collage courtesy of the Church Pension Group[Episcopal News Service] At the 2018 General Convention, a series of resolutions directed the church to gather demographic data about clergy as part of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative on racial equality and justice. As that topic takes on increasing importance in church life, the Church Pension Group’s effort to learn more about the diversity of the clergy is underway.The Church Pension Group, the financial services organization that also serves as the recorder of ordinations for The Episcopal Church, is encouraging all active and retired clergy to log on to their profile on CPG’s website and add their race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. Demographic information like this has never been collected by CPG before, though CPG does analyze clergy compensation by gender, and those reports have consistently shown a pay gap between male and female clergy. (Other gender expressions have not yet been included.)The new data could reveal whether similar pay gaps – including disparities in deployment and stipendiary status – exist along other demographic lines, as well as the prevalence of various demographic groups within the clergy.“There’s an image of who and what The Episcopal Church is that may not conform to the actual reality of who and what we are today,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a statement to CPG. “Having data helps to inform us in terms of both who we are and who we want to be. Data has a way of dispelling myths.”Having demographic data on clergy will help the church assess how well it reflects both its congregants and the wider communities it serves. The most recent demographic study of American Episcopalians, done by the Pew Research Center in 2014, indicates that the church in the U.S. is 90% white, making it far less diverse than the U.S. population. That has prompted broader efforts to understand the role of race in the church, which is a key component of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative.“If we seek reconciliation, healing, and new life, it begins with telling the truth about The Episcopal Church’s racial composition, especially given the church’s relationship to the complex history of race in the 17 nations our church calls home,” the Becoming Beloved Community framework says. Although a full census of church members is not planned, a racial audit of church leadership is underway and is expected to be presented to General Convention in 2021.In the meantime, CPG is relying on clergy to voluntarily input their demographic information, which will be analyzed in aggregate form; individual demographic classifications are confidential and will not be made public in any form. So far, about 1,100 clergy have participated – about 10% of active clergy, according to CPG.“We are delighted to support The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative,” said Mary Kate Wold, CEO of CPG. “As a more fulsome demographic picture emerges, the church will be in a better position to examine trends and respond to inequalities.”“This part of Becoming Beloved Community is creating a wider road towards that place where all are counted as people on the way,” the Rev. Clayton Crawley, CPG’s executive vice president and chief church relations officer, said in a statement. “Black, white, gay, straight, male, female, non-binary – any of those labels and the multitude of others can be isolating on their own, but taken together, bound together, we form the Body of Christ in the world and it is marvelous to behold.”The new demographic data is expected to be included in the 2020 clergy compensation report, although the amount of data depends on how many priests, deacons and bishops choose to share their information. Curry and other church leaders like the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, are encouraging clergy to participate so the church can have a clearer idea of where it stands and what work needs to be done.“As a woman of color, I am so grateful that my church is now asking about the racial identity and the gender identity of clergy,” Spellers said. “By sharing this information, we are taking part in a greater process that’s going to help us to become more just, to become more whole, to better reflect the dream of God.”“If our vision is to reflect the vision of Jesus, we need to know how close we are to it. Having a picture will help us understand how we are doing on the journey to looking like God’s Beloved Community,” Curry said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Washington National Cathedral adds stone carving of Elie Wiesel to…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service [Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral on April 28 announced that the cathedral has added a stone carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel to its Human Rights Porch, honoring Wiesel’s legacy as a lifelong human rights defender dedicated to combating indifference and intolerance. A survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps, Wiesel told his story to millions through his autobiographical novel “Night,” bringing the horrors of the Holocaust into stark focus for the world. The carving was done in place by the cathedral’s stonemasons and has been conceived with the involvement of the Wiesel family.Wiesel joins the likenesses of, among others, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Jonathan Daniels and Eleanor Roosevelt on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch, which is dedicated to individuals who have taken significant, profound and life-changing actions in the fight for human rights, social justice, civil rights, and the welfare of other human beings. Throughout his life, Wiesel used his voice to try to confront gross human rights abuses and prevent genocide, understanding that taking action early could prevent others from suffering the same fate that befell millions of Jews during the Holocaust.“Elie Wiesel’s life is an extraordinary testimony to the indomitable human spirit and the triumph of love of thy neighbor over hatred and fear, even amidst the darkest and most devastating periods of human history,” said the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “From the depths of cruelty inflicted on him, his family and so many millions of Jews and others during the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel went on to dedicate his life to the pursuit of human rights, and to heed the lessons of history. We are humbled to welcome his likeness to the cathedral and pray that his example and legacy will be a blessing and an inspiration to all who enter.”The announcement of Wiesel’s inclusion in the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch comes during a time of rising antisemitism in the United States and around the world. The presence of Wiesel’s likeness alongside other prominent human rights defenders from multiple faith traditions underscores the cathedral’s commitment to standing up against hatred, bigotry and antisemitism. Inspired by Wiesel’s life’s work and legacy, the cathedral is committed to sustained interfaith dialogue and action to ensure the progress that he fought for in life is protected.“Throughout his life, Elie devoted himself tirelessly to preserving the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and working to ensure that other communities do not suffer the same fate,” said Marion Wiesel, widow of Elie Wiesel and vice president of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. “Not only does his presence in the National Cathedral memorialize his life and honor his commitment to human rights; it also ensures that new generations will learn from his teachings and carry the lessons of his life forward into the future.”The dedication of the bust will take place in fall 2021. In conjunction with the dedication, the cathedral, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, will present a program celebrating Elie Wiesel’s enduring legacy. More details on this event will be shared in the months to come.“Like millions of European Jews, Elie suffered unimaginable horrors. But he responded to that suffering by devoting his life to writing, teaching, and above all as a moral leader and tireless advocate for our common humanity,” said Sara Bloomfield, director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “That his likeness is now included with others, from many backgrounds, who share these ideals is a fitting tribute to his lasting legacy.”While there are many representations of biblical figures from the Hebrew scriptures represented in the cathedral, Wiesel is the first person from the modern-day Jewish community to be added. His inclusion represents the cathedral’s mission to be a house of prayer for all people and a sacred space for the nation to gather. And his place on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch will serve as an indelible reminder of the necessity of speaking out against hatred in all its forms—the same cause that Wiesel dedicated his life to.Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928, and in 1944 his family was sent by the Nazis to the Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps, where his father, mother and sister were killed. After the camps were liberated, Wiesel went on to a prolific career as a writer, ultimately authoring 57 books, including “Night,” about his experiences during the Holocaust. He was a vocal advocate for human rights causes around the world and served as a professor at Boston University, which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor. He was the founding chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and won numerous awards throughout his life, including the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal. Wiesel died in 2016 of natural causes.Using medieval techniques, the depiction of Wiesel was hand-carved by cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan, who also carved the depictions of Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Jonathan Daniels and other sculptures throughout the cathedral. The Wiesel model was sculpted by North Carolina artist Chas Fagan, a member of the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts whose other works include several carvings at the cathedral, as well as the official White House portrait of First Lady Barbara Bush; statues of Ronald Reagan and Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol; and a statue of Pope John Paul II at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. 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AAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Super Bowl weekend

first_img Please enter your comment! From AAAThere were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers in 2016 according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  To help consumers stay safe and celebrate responsibly on the weekend of the big game, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a game plan to get home safely this weekend if they are drinking alcohol. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab or ride-sharing service, staying where you are celebrating, or finding another safe way home.For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow to Go program, it is available this today through Monday morning, February 5th at 6 AM. The following guidelines apply:Tow To Go Guidelines:Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit www.AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2018If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.“Nobody wins when fans drive drunk,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be celebrating the big game with alcohol, please plan ahead so everybody wins and your loved ones get home safely.”“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler have been co-sponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 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 TAGSAAATow-to-go Previous articleThings just got a little brighter: Orange County’s New Solar Co-OpsNext articleTropical Smoothie Cafe opens in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Traffic Alert: Lane Closure scheduled for tomorrow in Apopka

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Traffic AlertPotential delays on Plymouth Sorrento RoadCrews are scheduled to close the northbound lane of Plymouth Sorrento Road this morning just north of Haas Road-Ondich Road.  They are building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The lane closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to allow bridge and other work.Flaggers will alternate traffic in both directions through one lane. Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Mama Mia Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSWekiva Parkway Previous articleThe Voice contestant coming to ApopkaNext articleCookies and milk with a cop coming soon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 16, 2016 at 3:50 pmcenter_img We rode down Ondich Road, where my husband’s father’s property used to be, and we couldn’t believe how different it looked, plus those tall bridge prefab walls that holds up the bridge…….were so enormously high! Looks like a different area altogether! I am telling you, if you don’t drive around constantly, these parts, then when you do, you don’t even know the place that you used to know so well! We were held up awhile, until the flaggers let us proceed onward. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here 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

Enhance your neighborhoods at the Orange County Community Conference

first_imgAgenda  7:30am  Kick Off8:00am  Opening Session9:00am  Session A Workshops10:15am  Session B Workshops11:15am  Awards Luncheon12:30pm  Networking Break12:45pm  Session C Workshops Workshop SessionsSession A – 9:00am to 10:00amWhat’s the 3-1-1?              Did you know that 311 is Orange County Government’s main non-emergency information line?  Attend this workshop to learn all about what 311 has to offer.Animal Services and You: Making a Difference        Animal Services depends on the citizens of Orange County to serve as rescue partners, pet adoption and assistance with reducing pet overpopulation. Come join us at this workshop to learn more about what citizens can do to ensure that our pets are thriving in safe environments throughout the County.The Dirt on Community GardeningAre you interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables? Converting vacant parcels into community gardens can provide numerous benefits to the community. Community gardening increases the availability of fresh and locally grown food, reconnects people to the environment, and facilitates the formation of social connections between neighbors. This workshop will provide useful information on the steps necessary to begin a community garden in your neighborhood, tips on best gardening practices, and the resources available to assist you along the way.Engaging Volunteers in Your CommunityEngaging your neighbors is important to building and maintaining a sustainable association and neighborhood. In this workshop, you will learn strategies, tips, and techniques for attracting, engaging and acknowledging neighborhood volunteers, including how to effectively deal with difficult ones.  Find out what inspires neighbors to become and stay involved in your neighborhood. Learn how to help them align with a volunteer role that brings them meaning and feeds their passion.The Orange County Experience Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs encourages citizens to engage their local county government through The Orange County Experience, an interactive series designed specifically for local citizens. The 12-week series of classes kicks off in the fall and provides citizens and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Orange County and the vital services that the County provides – from technology and infrastructure to neighborhoods and health and family services.  Come learn all about the experience and how you can benefit from it.Session B – 10:15am to 11:15am The Orange County Experience (Repeat Session)County Mayor Teresa Jacobs encourages citizens to engage their local county government through The Orange County Experience, an interactive series designed specifically for local citizens. The 12-week series of classes kicks off in the fall and provides citizens and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Orange County and the vital services that the County provides – from technology and infrastructure to neighborhoods and health and family services.  Come learn all about the experience and how you can benefit from it.       Orange County Emergency Management       When natural or man-made disasters threaten, do you know proper procedures to stay safe? Can you protect your home, neighborhood, congregation, or business? How do you know when to hunker down or run for the hills? This workshop will provide the basic guidelines and procedures necessary to help you prepare and respond to disasters quickly and safely.Engaging Volunteers in Your Community (Repeat Session) Engaging your neighbors is important to building and maintaining a sustainable association and neighborhood. In this workshop, you will learn strategies, tips, and techniques for attracting, engaging and acknowledging neighborhood volunteers, including how to effectively deal with difficult ones.  Find out what inspires neighbors to become and stay involved in your neighborhood. Learn how to help them align with a volunteer role that brings them meaning and feeds their passion.            Orange County Programs for Seniors   This workshop is specifically designed to help seniors learn about the resources which are available to them and who to call for what they’re in need of.    Solid Waste from A to ZAre you excited about the new Automated Collection System?  Come learn all there is to know about Solid Waste and have an opportunity for questions and answers.           Session C – 12:45am to 1:45pmAsk a Lawyer        Are you a board member of a Homeowners’ or Condominium Association and have questions about your legal documents, processes or practices?  Are you a resident in a subdivision with an association, but not getting your questions answered?  Do you have a burning desire to ask a just a few short legal questions about your community, but can’t afford a lawyer?  If so, this workshop is for you.The Ins and Outs of Code EnforcementEver wonder who you can call when you notice issues in your community, or have you ever felt some things are just not fair? Let’s all get educated about Code Enforcement! Take the opportunity to learn about code violations. Participants will be given the chance to get the answers to questions they’ve always wanted to ask and become more informed about ways to improve their neighborhoods.Combating Neighborhood CrimeCome and join us to learn innovative methods created for residents to work with local law enforcement to detect and prevent crimes in your neighborhood. Get information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Group for your street, community, apartment complex, or condominium community.Show Me the Money! Neighborhood Grant Opportunities   Can your neighborhood’s entranceway use a facelift?  Orange County Neighborhood Pride Grants provide direct funding to support and assist citizens and organizations in improving the physical and social quality of neighborhoods.  Funding is available in the form of grants to help organizations revitalize and preserve their neighborhoods.Social Media 101Are you having a hard time engaging the residents of your neighborhood? If the thought of social media to communicate with the residents of your neighborhood sounds scary, we are here to help! This workshop will show you the common social media platforms to effectively contact your neighbors. Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter, and Constant Contact/MailChimp are your friends and are here to help you reach out and touch someone.Register Now! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Fun and informative workshops with exciting door prizesCommunity Champions & Community Organization AwardsExhibitors with all types of programs and servicesThe Community Conference is a great opportunity to come together as neighborhood and community leaders to share ideas, enhance our communities, and celebrate Orange County’s neighborhoods.Only credit card payments accepted online. Other forms of payment must be mailed or dropped off at the Neighborhood Preservation Office.________________________________________________________________________________________Community Organization AwardsThere are 6 different categories:Monica Harris Spires Excellence in LeadershipExcellence in Innovative Newsletter ProductionExcellence in Community Building ProjectsExcellence in Neighborly ServiceExcellence in Safety & Security InitiativesUp & Coming Community Organization TAGSCommunity ConferenceOrange County Government Previous articleThe Fourth of July by the numbersNext articleBattling insulin resistance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 22nd annual event a great opportunity for homeowners to come together Join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, County Commissioners, and Government Staff to learn more about how you can enhance your neighborhood.  Some of the highlights include: Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sullivan having “coffee and conversation” this month at the UCF Apopka…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCoffee and ConversationJennifer SullivanUCF Incubator/Apopka Previous articleOrange County Government receives recognition for its charityNext articleEmily came and went, but severe weather may return today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It was a contentious legistative session in Tallahassee this year with many bills being passed that will affect the lives of Apopkans. And later this month, State Representative Jennifer Sullivan will answer questions about those laws in person. Sullivan is holding a Coffee and Conversations event at the UCF Business Incubator on Thursday, August 24th from 8:00am to 9:00am. The event is co-sponsored by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. Coffee and Conversations is an opportunity to hear about the 2017 Legislative Session and discuss state-related issues. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact the office of Representative Jennifer Sullivan at 352-742-6275.Jennifer SullivanSullivan or her staff hold monthly office hours in Apopka,  can also assist you with any state matters at their Eustis office, which is located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis, FL 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, or email [email protected] you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Sullivan is in her second term in the Florida Legislature after decisive wins in 2014, and 2016. She is the Majority Deputy Whip.Back in November of 2016, Sullivan won a convincing victory and a second term in the State House District 31 race by defeating challenger and non-party-affiliate Robert Rightmyer. Sullivan received 70% of the votes in the election.To RSVP for the event, call the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce at 407-886-1441. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

DeSantis: No need for Florida-wide shutdown; air traffic a concern

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By John Haughey | The Center SquareGov. Ron DeSantis again rebuffed calls Monday to impose a statewide stay-at-home order, calling a blanket shutdown unnecessary across large swaths of the state. “In New York (City), when they did the stay-at-home order, what did people do? A lot of people fled the city and they are going to stay with their parents or fly (out),” DeSantis said Monday in The Villages.And where did many fly? Florida, DeSantis said.“We are getting huge amounts of people flying in. We are looking at how to address those flights,” he said.DeSantis said he talked to President Donald Trump on Sunday night about the difficulty in containing the coronavirus outbreak with people flying in and out of the state.As of Monday afternoon, according to the state Department of Health (DOH) coronavirus website, 1,171 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Florida, and 14 have died.A week ago, there were 115 positive cases and four deaths statewide. By Friday, those totals reached 500 cases and 10 deaths. The big boost in numbers has been spurred by the increasing number of private labs analyzing tests in Florida – 699 positive test results returned by private labs.The state expects 500,000 sampling swabs this week, meaning with increased testing capabilities, the number of reported cases will spike dramatically. According to the DOH, as of Monday morning, it had conducted 9,330 negative tests, with 933 still pending.Last week, DeSantis issued four executive orders. On Friday, he ordered bars and gyms closed and limited restaurants to takeout/delivery, and issued an order to close beaches in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Some counties and cities have gone further, closing nonessential businesses, beaches, marinas and parks. DeSantis said he will leave authority in the hands of local leaders. The state ordered all 174 state parks closed and shut down the Florida Lottery on Monday but did not close day care centers. There are still first-responders, police, medical professionals and hospital workers who need day care centers, especially with schools closed, DeSantis said.“It is something we are looking at, but I don’t think it is as easy as saying, ‘Shut all this down and things are going to work out,’ ” he said.Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando; Sen. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach; and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried – Florida’s only statewide-elected Democrat – are among those calling for DeSantis to issue a state stay-at-home order.“Shutting down one of the nation’s largest states is a decision that will have an economic impact – but it is a decision that will save lives,” Fried said Monday. “Based on the data, we know we are a week behind California’s vast increase in COVID-19 cases. The individuals and businesses I’ve spoken with are growing more anxious by the day. As the nation’s third-largest state, we need to go further, and we cannot afford to lose another week.”Fried said an across-the-board order would be more effective than the current “piecemeal approach.” A statewide shutdown inadvertently could spread the coronavirus, DeSantis said, as COVID-19 refugees migrate elsewhere to find jobs or hunker down with family. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCoronavirusGovernor DeSantisStay-at-home orderThe Center Square Previous articleApopka Police Dept. looking for runaway teenage girlNext articleAAA: Florida gas prices lowest in nearly four years Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate About one-third of Florida’s 67 counties has not reported confirmed cases of the coronavirus or the disease it causes, COVID-19, DeSantis said, and another one-third has reported only a few cases.Rather than impose a statewide business shutdown and ban all social gatherings the way California, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois have to varying degrees, DeSantis said Florida must focus on containing COVID-19 where it’s spreading the most – south Florida’s Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arrives at a mobile testing site for a news conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. John Raoux / APlast_img read more

Apopka Police Department Arrest Report

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1/27/2021TRESPASSING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCEGARCIA-SANTIAGO, LEONARDO LEEAPOPKA 30 1/29/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL DRIV WHILE LIC SUSPEND REVOCATION EQUIV STATUSBRACEROVEGA, CARMELO APOPKA  24 45 The Anatomy of Fear 1/29/2021NONMOVING TRAFFIC VIOL FAIL TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHBRACEROVEGA, CARMELO APOPKA  1/26/2021FAILURE TO APPEAR FELONY WARRANTWILKERSON, JAMALL LAMONTEUSTIS  1/28/2021FAILURE TO APPEARHERNANDEZ, LUIS AAPOPKA 1/31/2021MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSECIPRIANO-CARDONA, VITALINO ELISEOAPOPKA TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleThe District focuses on wetlands and the benefits they provideNext articleFlorida study: $5 billion return on $423 million affordable housing investment Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 23 2/1/2021SIMPLE ASSLT ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETCCONFIDENTIAL – JUVENILEAPOPKA Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1/27/2021CONTEMPT OF COURT CRIMINAL CONTEMPTRODRIGUEZ, JOSUE ENRIQUE APOPKA APD Arrest Report for January 26th-February 1stThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics:Calls For Service                         1,488Traffic Citations                               80Crash Reports                                 23Arrests                                           11 1/27/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKELALOI, MICHELLE HELENAPOPKA 15 40 1/28/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKEEXILIEN, MARK EDWINAPOPKA 1/29/2021DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH 0.15 OR HIGHER OR W PERSON UNDER 18 IN VEHICLEBRACEROVEGA, CARMELO APOPKA  40 40 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1/27/2021CONTEMPT OF COURT CRIMINAL CONTEMPTRODRIGUEZ, JOSUE ENRIQUE APOPKA 45 26 26 40 15 2/1/2021BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKECONFIDENTIAL – JUVENILEAPOPKA  14 33  Arrest DateChargesNameCity Please enter your comment! 1/26/2021OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANTWILKERSON, JAMALL LAMONTEUSTIS  1/29/2021FAILURE TO APPEARCRUZ MANDUJANO, ULISES APOPKA Please enter your name here  2/1/2021RESIST OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCECONFIDENTIAL-  JUVENILEAPOPKA Age 27last_img read more

British and Irish Lions too strong for determined Waratahs in Sydney

first_imgSunday Jun 16, 2013 British and Irish Lions too strong for determined Waratahs in Sydney It’s been an eventful weekend for the British and Irish Lions off the field but on it, they beat the Waratahs 47-17 in one of their best performances thus far on the tour. Since then three new players have been called into the squad. Leigh Halfpenny contributed 30 points as the Lions claimed their fifth successive tour victory.Despite the Lions almost scoring through Simon Zebo very early on, the Waratahs put up a good fight and were in the game for a long period of time before the visitors took control and scored some excellent tries, later running away with the victory.Halfpenny scored twice and kicked eight kicks from eight attempts, further cementing his spot at first choice fullback for the Test series.“It was a good effort and we’re very pleased about the outcome,” said Warren Gatland. “To be fair the Waratahs took it to us but I think the boys handled it magnificently (and) in the end we were just too big and too powerful for them.”On the downside, Jamie Roberts limped off with a suspected torn hamstring. Three players have since been called into the squad, with Brad Barritt, Christian Wade and Shane Williams all set to play in their midweek game against the Brumbies. Billy Twelvetrees will also start. View both teams for Tuesday here | Extended highlightsExtended highlights (13:05) from the Lions vs Waratahs clash in SydneyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more