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Austin Rios, rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy.The crypt of St. Paul’s is home to the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, a ministry of radical hospitality in the heart of Rome where hundreds of refugees can find a breakfast and a host of other resources to survive and to rebuild their lives. Because of the sheer numbers of Africans migrating across the Mediterranean Sea to escape persecution, many drowning en route, Italy is at the center of the most current migrant crisis.Each year, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20. With the global refugee crisis at its worst level since World War II, St. Paul’s wanted to offer the Anglican Communion the gift of liturgical and other resources or use in congregations on Sunday, June 21 (the closest Sunday to World Refugee Day) as part of its “Welcome the Stranger” campaign to raise awareness of refugees and their struggles, and to encourage a more compassionate response to their journey. It’s an initiative that is supported by the American Embassy to the Holy See.Eucharistic resources, adapted from a General Theological Seminary liturgy, was prepared by Rios and Young Adult Service Corps missionaries Jared Grant and Will Bryant, whose experiences at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center inspired them to prepare the resources for World Refugee Sunday.“World Refugee Day gives us Christians a chance to practice what we preach,” said Bryant, who is serving his second year as a YASC missionary and succeeded Grant in 2014 as a volunteer at the refugee center. “It gives us an opportunity to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. It allows us to honor those it is easy for us to forget: the millions of refugees living on the periphery of society. They are poor, they are homeless, but they are still the body of Christ.”Bryant, whose YASC placement will conclude in August, said that a Communion-wide observation of World Refugee Day is needed now more than ever with the refugee crisis at record levels.“We need to change the dynamic and lives of refugees [and] change the attitudes of people towards them,” he told ENS via a Skype interview from Rome, where at the center the refugees are known as “guests” by the many volunteers from different faith communities. “It’s about inspiring people to welcome the stranger rather than push them away.”Global migration movements and their casualties affect everyone, he said, and responding to the needs of refugees “falls on not a single country or a continent but on the whole human race. My hope is that people all over the world will mark this special occasion, and that when we come together on June 21, we will pledge to ourselves and to the world that we will welcome the strangers in our midst. After all, and this is especially true for Americans, we were all immigrants once.”Resources also have been prepared by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society – the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission – to observe World Refugee Day in dioceses and congregations throughout The Episcopal Church.The resources include worship materials and a bulletin insert for Sunday, June 21; an interactive map of World Refugee Day events across The Episcopal Church; and information about where to find an Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate and local volunteer opportunities.“In observance of World Refugee Day, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invites Episcopalians to learn more about how The Episcopal Church welcomes and resettles refugees in partnership with our 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses” across the United States, said Bishop Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer of The Episcopal Church, according to a media release.Deborah Stein, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries the refugee-resettlement agency of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, said that World Refugee Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 to honor the contributions of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis, “is especially significant this year as the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society continues to celebrate its 75th year of this life-saving ministry.”For the 75-year celebration, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has launched #ShareTheJourney, a multimedia effort “to educate, form, and equip Episcopalians to engage in loving service with resettled refugees and to become prophetic witnesses and advocates on behalf of refugees, asylees, migrants, and displaced people throughout the world.”This is not the first time The Episcopal Church has responded with resources to focus on refugee problems: During the child-migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014, many churches found ways to comfort and welcome unaccompanied minors and help them through their bureaucratic maze.“I’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand the compassionate and inspiring work of the JNRC, and to hear from their guests about how the welcome they receive there is so vital to their ability to assert their humanity amidst some truly desperate circumstances,” said Stein, who led a pilgrimage to Africa’s Great Lakes region in March to study the plight of refugees. “As Episcopalians celebrate the work we do here in the United States to welcome refugees, World Refugee Day is a reminder that we are joining with Anglican and Episcopal churches throughout the world in this important ministry.” The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center was dedicated in 1995 and provides a sanctuary for refugees to seek advice and assistance at St. Paul’s Within the Walls, a parish in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. The center offers breakfast, distributes toiletries and items of clothing, assists with job applications, and provides services for refugees to learn languages and computer skills.Through a navigator program, a trained cultural mediator accompanies the refugees to asylum hearings or appointments with lawyers and doctors, Rios explained in a recent reflection essay. For more than two years, a group of artisans has been making and selling handicrafts. Each artisan piece is accompanied by a story that advocates and educates about the plight of refugees in Rome. The artisans share proceeds among themselves and donate back to the center.“Christians follow and worship a Lord who not only ‘came down from heaven,’ migrating in the mystery of the Incarnation, but who only days after his birth was forced to flee to a foreign land because of a governmental campaign of infanticide,” Rios told ENS. “Jesus experienced both welcome (from Mary and Joseph, shepherds, magi, animals) and rejection (from Herod) from his birth … a dynamic that would continue throughout his earthly life.“Jesus commissioned his earliest disciples to carry out his mission when in Matthew 10:40 he said: ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me,’” Rios explained.“As inheritors of this tradition of commission, and its attending responsibilities to both receive and extend the hospitality that God has offered us, we are called to offer this welcome as well, especially as it relates to those who are vulnerable because of itinerancy or forced migration,” said Rios, “not only because welcoming is a proper human response to suffering, but because it is an essential part of our faith DNA. … Welcoming is never easy; it involves sacrifice. But if we are to believe in God’s promises, then we know that from such sacrifice comes the joyful, abundant and shared life that underwrites our salvation.”Along with St. Paul’s, St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong and The Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, North Carolina, have pledged to celebrate World Refugee Sunday with the special liturgy on June 21.The resources also include downloadable reflections written by faith leaders and guests of the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center coming from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa with the intention that parishioners may seek to understand more deeply the plight of refugees in today’s migration crisis.“Helping put refugees at ease means not only providing food, water, and shelter, but also helping learn a language, go to school, and find work,” said Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe in a June 2 reflection essay on the center’s website. “The benefits of welcoming are great, including economic and social. The penalties for refusing to welcome the stranger are severe. In the teachings of Christ, it is a matter of life and death, not only for the migrant but for us all.”This is a time of extreme crisis for migrants all over the world, especially those traveling from North Africa across the Mediterranean Sea, according to a press release from St. Paul’s. In April, more than 900 migrants aboard one vessel died trying to cross from Africa to Italy. “This senseless tragedy was the focus of mainstream news media for a week. It brought to light the ongoing struggles of refugees everywhere,” the release noted. “But then, as quickly as it had appeared, the issue vanished from the headlines and the public eye. We celebrate World Refugee Day as a statement to the world that we have not forgotten refugees, even if the rest of the world has simply changed the channel. We stand united to welcome the strangers in our midst.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Mama Mia October 3, 2016 at 8:06 am October 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply Reply How about the lobbyist that are to be approved by the city council this next council meeting coming up? THE law firm…….they got people everywhere in Florida! Just like Morgan and Morgan, everywhere…….did you look at the packet and see who else wanted the lobbyist job???? LOL…… Mama Mia Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm Mama Mia TAGS2016-17 Apopka BudgetCommissioner Billie DeanCommissioner Diane VelazquezCommissioner Doug BanksonCommissioner Kyle BeckerMayor Joe Kilsheimer Previous articleParty at Kit Land Nelson for Free MammogramsNext articleMatthew is now a Category 4 Hurricane Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 3, 2016 at 8:19 am October 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm October 3, 2016 at 9:24 am Apparently there are 15 people on the Orange County Charter Review Commission. All citizens of Orange County. I do not know who they are, I haven’t looked it up yet. Okay some of Apopka’s commissioners keep on about the 22 hours that they showed up and worked on the budget at the budget workshops, plus other times on their own and at council meetings in Apopka. This Orange County Charter Review Commission worked from Feb. 12, 2015 through June 21, 2016, had a total of 84 meetings, including 13 regular monthly business/ full CRC meetings, 65 workgroup meetings, and 6 designated advertised public hearings……Hello……..that is a lot of meetings, and hours, and just look at some of Apopka’s whiny council members about how hard they worked, blah, blah, blah………….Plus I am certain some had to drive way over to Orlando to meet as it is a big county! October 1, 2016 at 6:55 am To those wondering what the new slogan should be for the City of Apopka, well, I couldn’t think of the anything, but I am still fascinated with the closed caption (cc) on my cell phone and just how it translates the city council meetings and what is said. The new slogan………per the cc……..the City of Apopka is the City of Papas. Signs should be erected right now……Welcome to the City of Papas. Anybody Greek, here? Has that Greek sound to it, and would be great for Father’s Day. I live in the City of Papas, and some Mamas here too! Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I saw the city’s website of the mural artist who painted the new Tijuana Flats mural on the wall. That iguna is he drinking a beer or hot sauce??? Maybe he alternates the two….??? Reply October 1, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply What about all these scary clowns popping up everywhere and scaring people? The latest fad to go viral, as they say……….. Once there was one hanging out on the corner of Hunt Club and 436, and he had a old looking hound dog with him, and the way I am about animals, I felt sorry for him. I was feeling particularly happy that day and generous and I had six bucks left on me that I was going to buy my dogs some cans of food, but I stopped and gave it to him, and he pulled out his wallet and opened it up, and it had plenty of money in it, he put the bills in his wallet, and he acted like it was nothing, and he didn’t even say thanks. I said I will remember him, and he will not get anything from me again, fool me once, but you won’t fool me again, my mistake. He had blonde -reddish short hair and a reddish complexion. I do try to help some people, if I think they need it, and I have a little extra on hand, but then there are these kinds of deplorables, and you have to just ignore them, the known scammers. We rode out toward Ingram Road and saw the new subdivisions that have came in…..Apopka Woods in the city, and the other across from the city subdivision, the county one, I can’t remember the name of it, but it was Ryan homes. Came out on the road where Whitt’s store used to be, and there was a Ryan homes sign that stated new homes in the Ocoee community, and I thought that was strange as that subdivision was right across from the Apopka Woods subdivision of the City of Apopka. I suppose there will be fighting between Ocoee and Apopka soon if they aren’t already fighting about the lands near the new hospital. September 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm When is the new Community Economic Developer coming in, after the Nov. 8th, election? Does the city really need both a Community Development Director and a Community Economic Director too? Someone must think this is NYC. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply October 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm Reply I am not sure I would even want to stay in one of those hotel rooms in Washington D.C…….who knows who slept there in those beds????…..Anthony Weiner might have slept there in those beds??????…ugh, LOL…..and I heard the bed bugs are really bad at some of even the nicest hotels in those big inner cities and bite badly…..LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mama Mia And if you think the panhandling is bad now around Apopka, just wait to the weather turns cold and they start coming in from up north in droves! October 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm Mama Mia October 1, 2016 at 7:40 am Reply There is also one, a heavy set young boy, that is at the 436 Race Track gas station, and he comes up and claims that he and his dad were riding around town, and that his dad was skunk drunk and that he refused to ride with him, because he was so drunk and that he just needs some money for a bus ticket to get back home. I asked him are you alone here, and he said yes, and I asked him how much is a bus ticket, and he told me, and I said well, I don’t have that much on me right now, but here is a little bit of change, and then later I saw him with a whole bunch of people “working the people coming in to buy things”……..and hanging out in the edge woods. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply Google in Mims Sunflower Maze…..beautiful. 4 acres, flowers are sunflowers and sun hemp. Large groups of school kids go to it, and the aerial design was planned without GPS or special software, all done with a drawing on paper, the old fashioned way, I don’t know how she did it! The daughter is the one who planted it in her father’s memory, not the dad as I thought, but it was his dream. The father passed away in Dec. from cancer. They also have strawberries and other items throughout the year. October 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm Came down Lakeville Road by the Lakeville Elementary School and the middle school and on by the Orange County’s water treatment plant facility and saw that behind the gates, they had a security guard in a truck parked right inside the gate, that said security on the side of the truck. This leads me to wonder if maybe our water treatment plants should have security after hours, when the regular water treatment operators are not there working, because of the terrorism happening in our nation??? I know the plants have alarms, but still think maybe security might be a good idea. ????????? October 1, 2016 at 7:31 am Hello everyone…….Happy New Year for The City of Apopka, Oct. 1, 2016…..the new fiscal new year for the city’s budget and operations. Let’s start by letting some of those council members know that they have just whined about the 22 hours they put in at the budget workshops a little too much. I have the Apopka Chief in my hand, on page 10 A of the Sept. 30, 2016 newspaper there is a ad by the Apopka Chamber of Commerce for their support of the Orange County Charter Review and their final determinations as to what will be put on the ballot for the citizens to vote on. Interesting. Very interesting………I will continue……….. Reply Reply Reply October 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm October 3, 2016 at 8:26 am Reply Reply Reply CRA Approves its budget 7-0News AnalysisBy a 3-2 vote the Apopka City Council approved a millage rate of 3.7876, and its 2016-17 fiscal year budget of $104,083,516 passed by a 4-1 vote. In between those two decisions, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) board voted 7-0 to approve its budget of $2.05 million. Those were the black and white results of the final budget hearing. However a lot of things happened during this seven month marathon to get the City Council to these results.First read what Commissioner Diane Velazquez said about the amount of time this Council put into the budget process.Commissioner Diane Velazquez: “When I expressed my disappointment, I felt there was enough time in-between (meetings) to have addressed some kind of clarification regarding budget and millage.”“We had five budget meetings. They lasted 21 hours, 18 minutes and 17 seconds. There were 21 days between the last budget workshop and the first public hearing. There were 14 business days that City Hall was open in that period. When I expressed my disappointment, I felt there was enough time in-between to have addressed some kind of clarification regarding budget and millage… and so when we sat for the first hearing I was surprised at the vote.”Velazquez was disappointed that the Council could not reach a 5-0 result and stand side-by-side on the final product. It appeared that’s how it would go after a 5-0 consent vote at the last workshop meeting in August, and that is a valid reaction after the amount of time and effort put in.However consent in a workshop and an official final vote are two different things in Commissioner Doug Bankson’s opinion.“All of the different points brought up were things I was in opposition to,” said Bankson. But there are times when we move forward by consensus and that’s how we have to work. At our last workshop my understanding was that we would be putting all that excess back into the reserves. I was at peace with that and didn’t realize I needed to get further clarification because I thought it was clear.”Bankson is a budget hawk. In his campaign he ran primarily on fiscal responsibility, budget issues, low taxes and reserves management. It was a likely conclusion that a budget which includes raising millage rates and taking funds out of the reserve would merit a no-vote from him.He also thought it was important to listen to the public comments before making his final decision.Commissioner Doug Bankson: “We’re not any other city. We’re us. We have to function as we function.”“My understanding is that hearings are for the public to be heard. It’s not simply for us to have two times to say ‘this is what we’ve already decided’. But that through the hearings we would get added input from the citizens of whom this is their money… and then make those decisions. I did not see this as a closed event.”Commissioner Billie Dean was also a part of the 5-0 consensus vote at the workshops, but was clearly influenced by public comments. At both meetings, Dean echoed points made by public speakers. To the very end, Dean was calling for cuts and questioning parts of the budget that were discussed in detail at the workshops. Every item he mentioned combined would represent less than one-percent of the budget, but he argued for the cuts with passion to say the least.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer displayed passion that matched Dean both at workshops and at the two City Council meetings. He detailed the work put into this budget not only by the Council, but the effort of City staff led by City Administrator Glenn Irby and Finance Director Pamela Barclay.“The budget as proposed by the administration… by Pam, by Glenn is the compilation of work that began last February. Our department heads submitted budgets and there were requests and we cut millions of dollars from what our department heads said they needed to operate their budget at what they consider to be a reasonable level. And let me reinforce the point that virtually all of our department heads live in the city of Apopka. They are members of this community. The majority of our department heads have worked for the City of Apopka for their entire careers, and they’re not spendthrifts. They don’t come to Glenn and Pam with wild budget ideas. They come to Glenn and Pam and say ‘this is what we need to run the city responsibly’.”Kilsheimer is a full-time mayor that works with this staff on a daily basis. In his two-and-a-half years in office, he has become fiercely loyal and protective of them. That loyalty showed up in his defense of the budget expenditures, and in his focus on Apopka’s future.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer: “The one policy guideline I have given to staff is ‘we need to be thinking about how we can set up Apopka for success’.”“The one policy guideline I have given to staff is ‘we need to be thinking about how we can set Apopka up for success’,” Kilsheimer said. “We’ve got growth coming at us. When the Wekiva Parkway opens in 2021 growth is going to hit us like a tsunami. And we need to be ready in a public safety perspective. We need to be ready in a public services perspective. That’s why one of the things we’re doing with this budget is launching construction of a new wastewater treatment plant… which in itself is a $50-million project that will take several years to construct. Not a single thing in this budget in my opinion is frivolous or unnecessary. It’s all an investment in our community. We’re investing in Apopka in order to prepare ourselves for the future. That’s why we had to swallow hard this year, and say we need to do things like build a fire station. We can’t risk our ISO-1 rating. We have to build a communications tower on the north side of town. We’ve got firefighters and police officers that when they go into a house on the north said of town they lose communication. That’s a disaster waiting to happen. And to imply that somehow we are spendthrifts is to me…I find it insulting to the staff and to the City of Apopka because it is our professionals who are coming to tell us ‘this is what we need to run our departments on a professional basis’.”Commissioner Kyle Becker is a business analyst… he’s a numbers guy. He dug deep into this 700-plus page budget like some of us would tear into a page-turning novel. He came to the City Council budget meetings comfortable with the higher millage rate, with the idea of using reserves to balance the budget and the specific expenditures of the budget. In his usual style, Becker listened to public and City Council comments, and then delivered his rebuttal to the budget’s critics.“If we don’t move in accord with our population growth and what our residents expect in service we will fail,” he said. “And it is worth mentioning that our taxes are low… even at 3.7876 it’s 12% lower than Winter Garden, 33% lower than Maitland, 16% lower than Belle Isle, 15% lower than Winter Park, 71% lower than Ocoee, 75% lower than Orlando, 43% lower than Altamonte Springs, 45% lower than Longwood, 93% lower than Sanford, and 28% lower than Winter Springs… and I will tell you that we have better services than any of those I just mentioned and what that tells us is that our staff is working at a very lean rate, and very successful with the resources that they have available to them. If our employees aren’t being paid like they are in other cities, then they’re going to go to those other cities. We are going to lose talent. People are going to leave. What positions are we willing to go without if we freeze our spending? It’s not realistic in my opinion. But I get what all of you are saying. No one up here says ‘we want to spend more money’. And a lot of these things are subjective in terms of importance or whether they are vital to our city… but obviously a lot of our bigger expenditures this year go directly to public safety. Some of these things we could debate all night whether the city should be spending on the festivals or this or that, but I’m in a good place of comfort having gone through what we discussed…going through this budget page-by-page. I think that it’s in a good spot.”Commissioner Kyle Becker: “If we don’t move in accord with our population growth and what our residents expect in service, we will fail.”Bankson saw common ground with Becker, but the reserve ratio still concerns him.“I do agree with Commissioner Becker. There are things that have been left too long that we have to address and that’s something we cannot ignore. I’m a very fair-minded person. I believe and I was convinced there are things we cannot do without. We have to build a (communications) tower. We have to do certain things. My concern is the next few years beyond this. And this is why my sticking point is to make sure we’re looking at those reserves. We’re not any other city. We’re us. We have to function as we function. In Winter Park they have a different set of structures and resources, however they have reserves at 24.6% with a goal to reach 30%. I’d like to see us move more in that direction.”Not everyone was in a good place after the voting concluded. Velazquez wanted unity. Bankson wanted more money put back into reserves. Dean wanted additional cuts. Many public speakers wanted the millage rate to stay the same as it was in 2015-16. No one got everything they wanted in this budget. That is usually the way a good negotiation goes.Here is what everyone did get though.The City Council met five times with city staff and department leaders for 20-plus hours. They went page-by-page through the budget. They argued. They debated. They agreed. They negotiated. They cut department spending in certain places, and they accepted their proposals in others. The major expenditures – public safety, additional firefighters and police officers, a fire station and a communications tower were agreed upon with unanimous support.They also had a great debate on millage rates, reserve management and how to balance those with economic development and the future trajectory of Apopka.And the public was given two opportunities to weigh-in, and they did so with their usual spirit and candor. City Commissioners took their thoughts seriously to the point of starting debates on the Council level that originated from a public speaker that engaged not only commissioners and the mayor, but city staff as well. In a way, the budgeting process worked exactly as it was supposed to. Consensus moved the final outcome, but no one’s opinions or thoughts were discounted…and in the end the City Council passed a budget on time.And in the oddest of ways, this budget process seemed to bond the City Council despite significant disagreement on certain issues. Read these statements by Kilsheimer and Bankson:“We’re not perfect up here by any stretch of the imagination,” said Kilsheimer. “I’m not making any claims that we’re perfect. And we will make mistakes. But we are all, in my opinion, honest people doing an honest day’s work… trying to do the best for our city as we see fit.”“I think everyone’s intention is sincere,” said Bankson. I think everyone is working hard, and here we are.”Here we are indeed. Reply Mama Mia October 1, 2016 at 8:11 am i know this is off the subject but did you read about that one sheriff’s deputy that went to an apartment, and I don’t know what went on that led to the climax of the incident, but the cop tased a woman, then jumped on her, and kneed her in the chest, and yanked out the taser prongs, and left her injured and hurting, and went and reported to his bosses, that he had accidentally fired the taser into a pillow at his home???????? He then later went to his home and baked the woman a cake????? and decorated it the best he could, I assume, with two stick figures representing people and had black icing stringed to represent the taser wires, and then went and presented his apology gift to the lady……..HELLO….. she was not too happy, to say the least, and has sued…….he must of been coo, coo for cocoa puf!fs??????????? Good lord…………!!! Have you ever heard anything so crazy????? Yeah, bake me a cake, baby!! Also saw where the turkey federation people and Mr. H. want to have a dove hunt on city property……sickening, I don’t like it at all. Some people can’t have fun, unless they are killing animals. He can get mad at me all he wants, but I don’t think it is right. This city is a bird sanctuary, and is trying to promote eco-tourism, and they bait them up before time……I don’t care if it is for charity. I have seen the maimed and injured birds left after a hunt, and usually the kids come and run and pick them up and slam them into buckets or wretch their necks and throw them away. Doves, the birds of peace. Some bird sanctuary! Do you remember the Queen of Mean, the hotel magistrate socialite lady that her husband ran the hotel empire of NY? He died, and she took over, and they got her for income tax evasion, and she served time in prison. She had declared that, “only the little people pay taxes”……..well fast forward to 2016, and now we are finding out why Donald J. Trump has not released his tax returns……he may not of paid US income taxes for twenty years!!!! Doesn’t matter that the “little people like me or you” paid all that time…….that according to him, makes him smart. I say it makes him a crook! Willie Nelson, and Wesley Snipes got in trouble for the same thing and Snipes served time, and Willie, I don’t know if he served time, but he got into trouble and his fans put on a concert to raise money for his taxes to help him out. Trump is a deplorable!!!! Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia 36 COMMENTS Since you all raised the property taxes on our citizens and still are going to strip money away from the city reserves, you all should have went back to the drawing board and worked another 22 hours until you all got it right! Mama Mia October 1, 2016 at 7:23 am Open up that city reserve vault, I want to see for myself what is in there. Deal or No Deal. If that dump on Keene Road gets any taller we might actually have a Mt. Everest in Florida. I think they started filling in another hole instead. Reply Please enter your comment! Mama Mia October 1, 2016 at 6:55 am So there will be some amendments to the Orange County Charter to be voted on Nov. 8, by the citizens of Orange County to approve or disapprove. I don’t understand them right now. One is messing with the petition process, change the constitutional officers to charter officers, provide for non-partisan elections, and term limits, preserve term limits, and non-partisan elections, and for county constitutional officers and charter officers…….I will have to learn more about these amendments. Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Even more interesting is what I see in this ad. There is a part in this ad that you will NEVER, EVER see in Apopka if they ever have another charter review committee, and that part of Orange County’s Charter Review Committee is this: Whereas, the CRC, is authorized to place amendments and revisions to the Orange County Charter on the general election ballot that DO NOT REQUIRE APPROVAL from the Board of Orange County Commissioners……HELLO! (Even if the members are the commissioners friends) Can you imagine that in Apopka??????? I sure wanted some of those wonderful looking cupcakes at the new bakery but I am not suppose to eat that stuff with my out of control sugar levels……I wonder if she bakes any sugar-free stuff?????? It is hard to resist those kind of things that I love, but my doctor has warned me, big time! Reply September 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm What ever happened to Chinatown that was supposed come to Apopka? I saw Sammy R. and his wife at the new bakery and he was buying two packs of cupcakes……if I had of bought that many, I would have ate them all, and went into sugar shock, and I would be laid out in lavender probably!! Aren’t you all sorry I didn’t do that???? LOL! Forget the locals dressing as scary clowns…..Trump is the scariest clown around!!! Reply October 2, 2016 at 10:11 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 October 1, 2016 at 8:25 am Mama Mia Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:26 pm Yes, I see on another Apopka Facebook Website that another citizen has been encountered by the diaper guy at the US Toys shopping center. He comes up to you and stands way back and says, ” Hello, I just want to talk to you a minute, I am not asking for money, or anything like that, I just got a favor to ask of you, can you go into that store over there, and buy me a box of diapers”………..what in the world, is this guy’s deal? LOL. Just saw this big sunflower farm on tv this morning that is huge and is planted in the maze style like the corn fields are. It spells out something or some kind of design very intricate when viewing it from the air. Nice big tall sunflowers in bloom and I suppose some in seed heads. I want to go there. The lady that was telling about it was teary- eyed and said that it was her father’s dream and that he had it planted, but he has since passed away. It is over in Brevard, at Mims. I want to go so badly. I love to ride over that way from the back roads of Sanford, past the airport, and see all of the beautiful flowering swamp hibiscus blooming and growing wild out on the swampy flat plains and look out over the undeveloped wetlands over to the coast. I am going to see if I can find something about this sunflower farm on google, as I didn’t catch all the details this morning when it was on, but it looks so impressive from the air!!! They said only 5 bucks I think to roam around in there. Yes, my kind of place! Void of a lot of people and beautiful flowers and nature! Looked at the long packet of the next council meeting and read the letter from the family of Mayor Land, that was a nicely written letter. I saw the photos of the statues of Mayor Land and this time they didn’t look pink, like before, they looked like milk chocolate! Like the mayor was cast in milk chocolate! The light they were in, no doubt……. One of the worst places in Apopka for the panhandlers hanging out is the gas station next to McDonalds up town between McDonalds and Taco Bell. It was BP but is now Circle K, I think. My husband stops in to get cigarettes, but I tell him go somewhere else, as it is ridiculous there are so many hanging there. The other day there were droves of them, and one was bumming cigs, and the other one was fishing old cigarette butts out of the ash tray on top of the garbage can and smoking what was left of other people’s cigarette butts. Gross! And bumming for money, the people who were stopping in. I told my husband don’t you even think of stopping in there at night to get cigarettes. Race Track on 436 bad too, as well as US Toys Shopping Center. Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Trump has a brand new hotel in Washington D. C. that has just opened. I wonder if we can expect the mayor and the city council to want to stay there at the Trump hotel when they go visit Washington D.C. to those conferences? Cheapest room varies from day to day, apparently their system at the Trump hotel is to charge whatever they can wrestle out of someone, and the prices don’t stay the same and vary. About $ 600 the cheapest room, and $ 18,000.00 per night for the best suite…..in the Trump hotel. Yes, that would diminish the city reserves real quickly…..LOL……..x 5 heading to the conference in Washington D. C. But the hotel guests get free Trump shampoo, and free Trump mouthwash, plus a mini fridge with a box of chocolates……..LOL !!! Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm Reply Reply October 3, 2016 at 8:11 am I have bought Maryland Fried Chicken dinners to a handicapped couple I saw bumming at the Walmart parking lot. At least I know that they didn’t get booze or drugs. But if I find out someone is running a regular scam and not needy as they claim, forget it, I won’t give them anything. The “so-called panhandling designated area” in the City of Apopka, where the sign is uptown, is the biggest joke around. That is the area they don’t go to, ever! They go everywhere else but there! Have you ever ever seen a person bumming there, I haven’t??? September 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm Those squirrels living in the old oak trees around Home Depot in Apopka have very selective tastes. If you go through the drive thru and pull over near the oak trees to eat, those squirrels come a running over and stand up on their hind legs and beg. Beggars everywhere in this town, two- legged and four- legged ones too. Dig into your bag of fries, and toss them some, and they look at you like WTH, I want something off the premium menu, idiot, not the value menu!!! Selective little beggars! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia October 1, 2016 at 7:06 am Reply Reply Only in Apopka…………. Reply Mama Mia October 3, 2016 at 8:36 am October 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here October 1, 2016 at 7:59 am Mama Mia October 2, 2016 at 10:59 pm Dear God, I try not to be political on this presidential stuff, but I can’t resist this. Trump at one of his rallies, said if you are terminally ill, you should get to the polls on Nov. 8th, and vote for him, because you will be gone by the end of November! This man is a crazy fool! What an egotistical manic! If he thinks that someone, that is terminally ill, and that their world should be centered on him, he is crazier than a fox! What a jerk! A total idiot! October 3, 2016 at 8:38 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm Another amendment the CRC in Orange County had is about safeguarding citizens against out-of-state special interests……let’s put the petition process of getting signatures in lieu of paying filing fees in Apopka and let’s have term limits!!!!…..Hahahahaha!!!!!!! Wheee!!!! When pigs fly……………..!!! October 2, 2016 at 10:44 pm Mama Mia Please enter your name here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Australia Save this picture!© Rhiannon Slatter+ 16 Share Australia “COPY” photographs: Rhiannon SlatterPhotographs: Rhiannon SlatterText description provided by the architects. This three bedroom inner city residence on a small site offers a sympathetic response to historically sensitive inner-city living.The owners of the small Victorian terrace approached the architect with a brief to create a larger house with a bright and airy feel to cater for their growing family. The renovation is located on a small site in Fitzroy North with tight planning and heritage controls and a challenging orientation.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumA modern glass structure wrapped in a timber skin formed the shell of the extension providing light and vertical space whilst maintaining the south neighbour’s access to light. New works are recessive, respectful and complement the historic setting. A clear division between old and new is established contributing to the public realm at street and side laneway level. Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterFull height windows with fixed metal blades on the north laneway provide privacy from within and allow winter sunlight to enter through an open glass and timber stairwell. Large skylights add to the sense of space and light. North facing roofs accommodate photo-voltaic cells and solar hot water panels, and plantation timbers have been used throughout.The extension creates new logical spatial relationships. The entire site fuses together with the new extended house creating a larger unified space. Vertical space is capitalised on to increase the spatial feeling of a very small footprint.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterRelationship of the built form to the context of the project The renovation is located to the rear of an existing Victorian terrace on a 150m2 site in North Fitzroy. Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterThe site is in a tight planning area with strict heritage controls, street and side views were of a heightened historic consideration. The site also features a challenging orientation in relation to overshadowing.The rear modern glass structure wrapped in a timber skin is angled to ensure the south neighbour’s access to light is respected whilst providing light and vertical space to the new dwelling. New works are clearly modern, recessive, respectful and complement the historic setting. Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterProgram resolution The client requested more space and a better connection to their rear yard. A 1st floor extension adds a master bedroom, ensuite and private balcony looking towards the street. The 1st floor was setback 2 rooms from the street for heritage considerations and stopped short of the rear living area to enable a double height ground floor space. Rooms and actives overlap borrowing visual space to ensure the relativity small extension to feel larger then it is. Borrowed views from neighbouring trees aid to this feeling of spaceSave this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterCost/value outcome Half of the existing rear structure was removed to make way for a new cost efficient structure. This was designed to save time & money, provide for good side site access and less time updating a poor existing structure. The client reused a selection of kitchen & laundry appliances which the joinery was design around. The client was given a cost efficient option of fixtures & fitting selections to aid in the economical transformation of the building Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterEnvironmental sustainability This three bedroom inner city residence on a small site offers a sympathetic response to historically sensitive inner-city living and demonstrating environmentally sustainable design. Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterFull height windows with fixed metal blades on the north laneway allow winter sunlight to enter through an open glass and timber stairwell. The fixed blades block the higher summer sun and also provide privacy from within. North facing roofs accommodate photo-voltaic cells and solar hot water panels, and plantation timbers have been used throughout. A concrete slab base provides solar mass to soak up heating and release during the evening. All new windows are double glazed, all internal and external walls plus roofs are Extensively insulated.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFour Faces: Collider Activity Center Competition Entry / Atelier WHYUnbuilt ProjectFletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2011 Fitzroy North House / Nic Owen Architects “COPY” Projects Architects: Nic Owen Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/352094/fitzroy-north-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard Area: 150 m² Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fitzroy North House / Nic Owen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFitzroy North House / Nic Owen Architects Year: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/352094/fitzroy-north-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeNic Owen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on March 30, 2013Cite: “Fitzroy North House / Nic Owen Architects” 30 Mar 2013. 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ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSun Tan architects StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHachiojiHousesJapanPublished on March 16, 2015Cite: “SHR House / Sun Tan architects Studio” 15 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: dormant accounts Funding Ireland social enterprise 200 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Call for social enterprise applications to Dormant Accounts Fund Howard Lake | 8 February 2017 | News Pobal, on behalf of Ireland’s Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is inviting applications for funding for social enterprises under the Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF).The aim of this funding is to support social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, disadvantaged people, particularly in rural areas.The maximum grant available for capital costs is €75,000 and the minimum grant is €20,000. The maximum grant available for capacity building supports is €7,500 and the minimum grant is €1,000. All applicants must provide co-funding of at least 20% of the total cost of the project.Pobal says applications will be particularly welcome from organisations that have not previously received funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund, have begun operations during the past five years or could commence a new project in the next 12 months with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017, with successful applicants notified in June.Two pre-application support meetings will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. The meetings will involve a presentation and questions and answers session relating to the measure. The first support meeting will take place from 10am-12.30pm and the second support session will take place from 2pm-4.30pm. Those who wish to attend either support meeting are required to register on the Pobal site.DAF is a scheme for the disbursement of unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisement 199 total views, 1 views today
Community News City on Target to Start Sending Rebate Checks to Electric Customers By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:25 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment The city on Thursday confirmed that modest rebate checks to electric customers will start going out in the next week or so and reach all eligible recipients within four to five weeks – the result of a plan passed by the City Council earlier this week to help boost the reeling local economy during the coronavirus crisis.The rebates apply to both residential and commercial electric customers of Pasadena Water and Power.“Checks will start to go out in as early as two weeks (from this past Monday, when the council approved the action),” said city spokesperson Lisa Derderian. “We expect to get them all issued within four to five weeks.’’In a news release Thursday, City Manager Steve Mermell said, “These efforts are some of the many ways in which the city is working to minimize the financial burden to the Pasadena community during the novel coronavirus outbreak.“Providing direct rebates will be the fastest way to ensure that every electric customer receives some financial relief.’’The council on Monday unanimously approved the plan, which will provide PWP’s estimated 67,500 electric customers, plus eligible former customers, with a total of $11.4 million in rebates, along with another $2 million in suspended utility fees for six months.The rebate money will come from the city’s “underground surtax” fund, which is made up of fees that customers are charged to support the construction of underground utility lines.Under the plan, customers will receive rebates equal to their last 24 months of surtax-fee payments, or about $11.4 million in total.Additionally, the underground-surtax fees – roughly 4 percent of a typical electric bill — have been suspended for six months, keeping an estimated $2 million in the pockets of customers.The rebate checks would range from about $103 for a typical residential electric user to about $3,200 for a medium-size restaurant to about $29,000 for heavy-usage customers such as hotels, according to city estimates.Current PWP customers will not need to apply for the rebates – they will come automatically over the coming weeks, the city said.Former customers from within the last two years who no longer have a PWP account “will receive information on how to apply for their refund if their new address is known,’’ the city said in a statement.According to Mermell, the underground surtax fund was identified as a source of financial relief to residents because its balance “is well in excess of what our identified project needs are.’’“This is largely due to various constraints impacting the number of projects that can be undertaken at any one time,’’ according to a city staff report.Mermell said the money taken from the surtax fund is better used for immediate needs rather than sitting idle, awaiting future projects.He also said that Pasadena, with its own utility, is in a unique position among area cities to provide such rebates because the city has its own utility.The council had previously suspended shutoffs and late fees for delinquent PWP payments, among other economic relief efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.The council has also passed a residential and commercial renter-eviction moratorium; suspended penalties and fees for late payment on garbage pickup; and modified various parking and impound rules.Information on additional benefits for low-income PWP customers and people who rely on medical devices is available at www.PWPweb.com/COVID19. 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Twitter Email Facebook Linkedin Previous article€1.2 paid out to Limerick prisonersNext articleGuide dog owner to complete Mini Marathon Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. NewsDolan’s Summer Party: The sound of the undergroundBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 22, 2014 630 Advertisement WhatsApp THIS weekend’s Summer Party at Dolan’s boasts an exciting lineup. In association with Seoda Shows the gig features God Knows and mynameisjOhn, R.S.A.G, Moscow Metro, Elaine Mai, The Vincents, New Secret Weapon, Jet Setter, Slow Riot, Elastic Sleep and choosing the platters that matter, Lenny DJ Set, Steve Windings DJ Set and Tom Fitz (Termight Klub) DJ Set.RSAG (Rarely Seen Above Ground) is Kilkenny based multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Hickey. Jeremy records, performs and produces all the material in his home studio. His live shows are an audio visual treat. From behind his drum kit Hickey controls a bank of instruments, samples and is backed by a virtual band projected onto a big screen. While the feat of being able to perform this show with dexterity is fascinating enough to be worth checking out, RSAG also has the songs and chops as witnessed on 2013’s ‘Rotate EP’. His debut album ‘Organic Sampler’ received a Choice Music Prize nomination for the Irish Album of the Year 2008 and the long promised third album is now progressing along as Jeremy revealed a few weeks ago, “The hard part is over, songs for the album have been selected. Now to record the drums…. it’s gonna get LOUD!!!”RSAG plays the Dolan’s Summer Party this weekend and Electric Picnic on August 31.Limerick’s Moscow Metro had a successful summer touring in Germany. The band has already raised their profile nationally having played festivals including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul and Liss Ard in Cork. In Germany the band performed at Karrera Klub, Berlin, a sold out show in Stuttgart and joined The National and Warpaint at The Maifeld Derby Festival in Mannheim among others.Their EP Spirit of the City was recorded between Grove Studios, Exchequer studios and Grouse Lodge and co-produced by the band, Owen Geaney and Rob Kirwin who has worked with Glasvegas and The Horrors.The band taped their official debut TV performance for Clár Imeall on TG4. The performance will be aired in October.Tickets for Dolan’s Summer Party are just a fiver. It will take place over four venues: The Warehouse, Dolan’s Upstairs, The Terrace and the Kasbah Social Club featuring God Knows and mynameisjOhn, R.S.A.G, Moscow Metro, Elaine Mai and many more. It happens this Saturday August 23. Print