East Tennessee bishop announces retirement

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA [Diocese of East Tennessee] George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor.Young expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained. Young’s successor will be elected in August 2017 and the anticipated ordination date will be December 2017/January 2018; the actual date will be determined by the presiding bishop.Young has served the East Tennessee diocese since 2011.In a letter to the diocese, Young said, “God has blessed us in many, many marvelous ways. I am more grateful to God and to you than I could ever express,” but said that in retirement he looks forward to spending more time with his family. Young maintains offices in Chattanooga and Knoxville, traveling from the home he shares at Sewanee with his wife, the Rev. Kammy Young, director of contextual education and lecturer in contextual theology at the Sewanee: University of the South’s School of Theology.Young has recently initiated diocesan participation in the Missional Network – networked communities of leaders that “partner and learn together how we might join with God in our local contexts.” This “Going Local Initiative” will be his primary focus during the next 18 months. Posted Apr 18, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem House of Bishops, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET East Tennessee bishop announces retirement Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticize British ‘two-child’…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] A group of 60 Anglican bishops have been joined by other faith and charity leaders to criticize a British government cap on the number of children in a family who count for welfare purposes. Tax credits and universal credits are two welfare benefits paid to unemployed people and those on low-incomes. Since last year, calculations of the amount families receive have been restricted to count no more than two children. In a letter published in The Times newspaper April 6, faith leaders say it risks tipping “an estimated extra 200,000 children into poverty.” Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ecumenical & Interreligious Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm It’s OK to complain if the Church is willing to pick up the cost of additional children pas the two. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm So, in the U.S., taxpayers are allowed to deduct from income tax an unlimited number of children. How does this relate to the topic being discussed? This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticize British ‘two-child’ welfare cap Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Dani Rice says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Bob Thwing says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Caroline Stevenson says: Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Posted Apr 6, 2018 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH April 9, 2018 at 7:07 am Caroline, where in the article was the U.S. tax deduction mentioned? Actually, I’m in favor of the British approach – to a certain extent. Any children currently “in existence” (including in utero) would be covered, but no future children, and however many children you have when you are accepted into the welfare system are all that will be covered. National Health already pays for birth control, and if you are unable to care for the children you already have, then don’t have any more. That’s what the rest of us do. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bob Thwing says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Comments (4) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. April 9, 2018 at 10:54 am Right On! We shouldn’t be enablers. Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Bishops meet with federal lawmakers to advocate for Episcopal Migration…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Sep 24, 2019 Refugees Migration & Resettlement Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Belleville, IL 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 From left, Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, West Virginia Bishop Mike Klusmeyer, Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks and Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn gather Sept. 24 in Washington for a series of Capitol Hill meetings with lawmakers about the federal refugee resettlement program. Lexington Bishop Mark Van Koevering, not pictured, also joined them. Photo: Office of Government Relations[Episcopal News Service] Five Episcopal bishops traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 24 for meetings with senators and representatives from their dioceses to advocate for preserving the U.S. government’s refugee resettlement program at a time when the Trump administration is considering cutting the program further.The bishops represent a diverse group of dioceses. Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn’s diocese touches 40 percent of the U.S. border with Mexico, and the group also included Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, West Virginia Bishop Mike Klusmeyer, Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks and Bishop Mark Van Koevering from the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky.They were accompanied by staff members from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, which organized the visits. They met with both Republicans and Democrats, and their appeals carried the weight of the church’s decades of experience resettling refugees in the United States through Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.“This is certainly not a partisan issue, from my standpoint,” Hunn told Episcopal News Service after concluding his meetings. “It’s a moral issue of how we care for the stranger among us.”Thank you @RepDebHaaland for meeting with Bishop Michael Hunn from the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande on the critical need for refugee resettlement! #EpiscopalAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/yuyK7M2QuJ— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019Hunn, whose diocese encompasses New Mexico and the westernmost region of Texas, met personally with New Mexico Reps. Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, both Democrats, and with someone from the office of Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican. Sparks told ENS he met with Indiana’s two senators, Mike Braun and Todd Young, both Republicans, as well as three representatives from districts in his diocese.“This is where God’s called me to be,” Sparks said after the meetings. “And anything I can do to support them to address this important program of resettling refugees, I stand ready to do so.”This morning Bishop Doug Sparks of @EDofNIN connected with @SenatorBraun and @SenToddYoung on Capitol Hill to discuss advocating for refugees and refugee resettlement #EpiscopalAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/68F0j2mwhN— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019EMM is one of nine agencies with contracts with the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees fleeing war, persecution and other hardships in their home countries. The Episcopal agency has resettled more than 95,000 refugees since the 1980s, providing a range of services for these families upon their arrival in the United States, including English language and cultural orientation classes, employment services, school enrollment and initial assistance with housing and transportation.The number of refugees allowed into the United States each year is based on a ceiling set each year by the president’s administration. For most of the past two decades, that cap has remained between 70,000 and 90,000, and under President Barack Obama, it rose as high as 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year. President Donald Trump’s administration has reduced the number to just 30,000 for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, 2019.The administration has not yet announced a new refugee resettlement ceiling, but reports have suggested Trump and his advisers are considering sharper cuts – possibly even dropping the cap on refugees to zero.EMM once oversaw 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, but now that number is down to 13 affiliates in 11 dioceses. The ongoing uncertainty over future resettlement levels poses additional challenges for EMM and the other eight agencies.“At a time when refugee admissions to the United States are under constant threat, it is more important than ever that we raise our collective voices and advocate for a robust resettlement program,” said Kendall Martin, EMM’s communications manager, in an email to ENS. “The Episcopal bishops advocating for the refugee admissions program honor the rich legacy of Episcopal Migration Ministries and provide a critical witness by living our mandate delivered by Jesus himself to ‘welcome the stranger.’”Thank you @RepCarolMiller for meeting with Bishop Klusmeyer of the Diocese of West Virginia and Canon C.K. Robertson today! pic.twitter.com/0Wy0ZP93Yb— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019The five bishops in Washington to advocate for EMM and the refugee resettlement program gathered in the morning for a briefing, in which Office of Government Relations staff members outlined talking points that invoked church policy positions as determined by General Convention resolutions. The bishops also received biographical information about the lawmakers they were meeting.“We were delighted to have the bishops join us on Capitol Hill,” said Rushad Thomas, migration policy adviser in the Office of Government Relations. “We have no better refugee advocates than the bishops who serve these communities on the ground. It is vital that the church speak with one voice in support of our refugee brothers and sisters.”For some of the bishops, this was their first time taking The Episcopal Church’s advocacy directly to federal lawmakers, though Brown said he has some experience doing the same at the state level.Maine Bishop Thomas Brown meets Sept. 24 with Sen. Susan Collins. Photo: Office of Government Relations“One of the things that’s true in smaller states is that the people that serve in public policy, whether it’s at the statehouse or in Washington, are a little more accessible,” Brown said. He met earlier in the day with Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, and Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat. After speaking with ENS, he planned to meet with Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat.Brown identified two main topics he and the other bishops sought to discuss with the lawmakers: EMM’s long history of facilitating the refugee resettlement program and the church’s concerns about the cuts in the number of refugees allowed in the country.The bishops also emphasized that refugees pose no elevated threat to Americans, but rather they tend to quickly become productive members of their new communities. “These individuals have gone through the most extensive vetting process you can imagine,” Sparks said.The bishops noted there is bipartisan support for refugee resettlement, and Brown praised the work of the Office of Government Relations to keep such issues in front of lawmakers.“The Office of Government Relations has done such a beautiful job of preparing us,” Brown said. “I’m so impressed with the care that this office is doing to tell the story of faith to our policymakers.”The day’s Capitol Hill visits come seven months after the office worked in February with another group of bishops, representing Bishops United Against Gun Violence, in scheduling a series of Capitol Hill visits in support of gun safety legislation.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishops meet with federal lawmakers to advocate for Episcopal Migration Ministries, refugees Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Faith & Politics, 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries, Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Warning: Kindness ahead

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Kindness Warning!Inspiration By Chuck TowneKindness has no calories.Kindness has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.Kindness can be served hot or cold.Kindness is addictive.Kindness is good for nursing mothers.Kindness cab be taken with or without food.Kindness can and should be used at any age.When used indiscriminately happiness has been known to stimulate the happiness gland and to be spread to others, therefore it should be considered contagious.KINDNESS HAS THE FOLLOWING SIDE AFFECTSKindness can be used while driving, or operating dangerous machinery, or power equipment. Kindness can be used while playing with your children, visiting with friends, and when used in any size dosage will lead to excessive peace and contentment. Kindness is the only healing agent that can be used in any and all circumstances, and it has been known to prolong life. Use it liberally, it is free.Live fully,Love openly,And make a difference, todayCharles Towne is a published author, Apopka resident and a member of Inspire Church. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Linda Scott TAGSCharles TowneInspirationKindness Previous articleKids learn about bullies during Cookies & Milk with a CopNext articleMustangs control game but come up short Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2 COMMENTS December 12, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply Linda, thank you so very much.. Yes, you are right, the world would be such a wonderful place if an epidemic of kindness struck all of mankind. I think that is what Papa God intended when He sent Jesus to live with us. Charlescenter_img Charles Towne December 31, 2016 at 10:22 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May we all be infected with the kindness virus! It can be used universal! With good outcomes to all! Reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Half marathon coming to the Lake Apopka North Shore

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT February 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm Runners will converge on Lake Apopka this SaturdayFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictVisitors to the SJRWMD’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation. However, this weekend expect marathon runners to be in abundance rather than wildlife.WHAT: 13th Annual Orlando Xtreme Half Marathon and 5KWHEN: Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore at the Magnolia Park Trailhead at 2929 South Binion Road in Apopka            On February 18th, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for a half marathon and 5K. Runners will follow trails within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, which will remain open to the general public during the race.To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit www.sjrwmd.com/recreation. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Sounds like a great idea, and a good place to run, they will finish even faster if one of the big ol’ gators comes out of the bushes…..LOL! Previous articleThe legend of St. ValentineNext articleScaled back festival draws big Saturday crowd Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Updating traffic news: Apopka man killed in I-4 crash

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Ejected from vehicle, when his passengers weren’t, likely means he wasnt wearing a seatbelt. As tragic as this is, sounds like the driver made some poor choices that directly contributed to the accident and his unfortunate demise. TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleNew townhomes unveiled in ApopkaNext articleProposed Apopka budget $121 million; no change in tax rate Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here July 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm July 11, 2017 at 4:02 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS Did you read the story??? “…He became distracted while HE WAS REACHING for something in his vehicle…” . The roadway did not cause the collision, another driver did cause this, HE caused this! Yes, its a tragedy! However, there’s nobody and nothing to blame here but the driver. Sergeant Saunders July 12, 2017 at 3:45 pmcenter_img Please enter your comment! Reply Denise I am so sorry to learn of that. That is horrible. I-4 is so dangerous, as well as all the roadways here in Central Florida and the traffic is getting worse everyday. May he rest in peace, and I will pray for his family and his passengers who were injured also in the wreck. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Updating Traffic News:From the Florida Highway PatrolThe Florida Highway Patrol responded to a one car crash on I-4 on Sunday in which a 43-year-old Apopka man lost control of his minivan and died from injuries related to the crash.According to the FHP, Wilfredo Marin was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey west in the outside lane of the interstate at 2:30 a.m. near Plant City. Troopers said Marin became distracted while reaching for something in his vehicle. He lost control and veered off the road and into the median, striking a guardrail.Marin was ejected upon impact. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car, 54-year-old Maribel Muniz and 26-year-old Cathleen Melendez — both from Orlando — were taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the FHP. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The best news of the week

first_img There is good news? I wish…… 6 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are five articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.What can you expect to see at the Apopka Art and Foliage festival?Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce hosting Business Expo next weekOrange County Clerk makes it easier to get a passportUpdating Breaking News: Elderly Apopka man foundElectric fences sure are fun!Very superstitious…writing’s on the wall TAGSGood News Previous articleWhy are more people doing gig work? They like itNext articleRussian investigative reporter dies after fall from window; editor rejects suicide Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm 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. 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Reply center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Mama Mialast_img read more

Blue Darters blast Ocoee 44-7

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleAmerica: Too ashamed to be proud?Next articleMortgage Rates Hold Steady Around 4% Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Freshman running back goes for 222 yards and 3 touchdownsThere are no hurricanes setting their sites on Florida, but the Ocoee Knights may beg to differ. The Apopka Blue Darters rolled into town with category five force and blew Ocoee up 44-7 to open their regular season tonight. The rout comes a week after Apopka beat perennial powerhouse Daytona Beach Mainland 26-14 in a pre-season game at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School.Freshman running back Eric Wright gashed the Knights for 222 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback/running back Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton added 50 yards and three more touchdown runs. They made up for junior running back Cornelius Williams’ absence due to an injury. Williams ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns last week against Mainland, but tonight it was his replacement who ran wild on touchdown bursts of 28, 1 and 80 yards. Davis-Hamilton has lined up as both a running back and quarterback, but against Ocoee he ran between the tackles and behind the Blue Darters’ massive offensive line for three hard earned touchdown runs inside the 5-yard-line.The Blue Darter defense was for the second straight week an immovable presence, wreaking havoc with a swarming pass rush which created several sacks and kept the Knights off balance the entire game.Apopka (1-0) opens its home season next Friday against the Miami Norland Vikings in a non-conference battle. The Vikings were 4-6 last season.Kickoff is at 7PM. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

What can you expect to see at the Apopka Art and…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA What:                        57th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage FestivalWhere:                      Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave., Apopka, FLWhen:                       Saturday, April 28th 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, April 29th 10 am-4 pmAdmission:                 Free  $5.00 parking fee benefitting Boy Scout Troops of AmericaSponsored by:            GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club and The City of ApopkaContact:                    407-880-2111Website:                   www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.orgPlant Sitters:  Most people will purchase their foliage first.  Instead of carrying these plants around the park, leave them with the plant sitters.  They will care for them and there is the possibility that they might even sing to them.Boy Scouts:  These young fellows will park your car and transport your plants from the plant sitter booth to your car.Bus Tours:  Take a bus ride to one of the Apopka Nurseries to get an up-close look at what goes on behind the scenes.Booth Sitters:  Again, the green shirt gals are available to man artists booths to allow them a much-needed break.This is only the beginning.  Next week, I will introduce you to other areas of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival.  More to come.  The festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park April 28th and April 29th.In the meantime, check out www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org The Anatomy of Fear From the GFWC Apopka Woman’s ClubOne of the first things you will see is approximately 100 gals in green shirts.  They are the members of the Apopka Woman’s Club.   They work all year to put this festival together and are pleased to present all the proceeds to charitable organizations in the Apopka area.  They will greet you with smiles and a desire to make this a pleasant experience for each of you.Foliage:  18 Apopka nurseries bring their plants, trees, and flowers for you to purchase at wholesale prices. Replace all the foliage lost during the winter.Plant Doctors:  Master Gardeners will answer your foliage questions   You can bring in a specimen or photo/not a copy of your plant and they will attempt to tell you how to care for it. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Art and Foliage Festival 2018GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club Previous articleDecision Apopka 2018: Who will win the Seat #2 runoff?Next articleDrivers should expect to pay more at the pump this spring Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

The best news of the week

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSGood News Previous article7 Ways to Make Your Backyard More InvitingNext articleIncreased suicide rates among middle-aged Americans: Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! 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 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 7 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are seven articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Wekiva grad a first round choice in Major League Baseball draftNelson hires new Finance DirectorBill Arrowsmith Street and Billie Dean Avenue? City Council gets specificLocal leaders of tomorrow: Apopka Youth WorksUpdating: Missing 16-year-old Apopka girl foundBreaking News: Apopka Fire Department responds to reported Rock Springs Ridge fireMusic, vacations and baseball: It’s a Summer Vibelast_img read more