LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Got back from voting this morning, got my sticker, and I was number 69 around 10:00 give or take. My husband was number 70. Pulled in, only one person in there voting. As we left, only one person coming in. Quiet as a church mouse inside. 5 poll workers with nothing to do pretty much. No problems, no lines at all. 2 poll watchers and campaigners outside by the road. It was lonely! TAGSElection Day Previous articleTropical Storm expected to effect FloridaNext articleMorning crash results in multiple citations Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm I saw on Apopka Critic Facebook that the city has a birthday coming up. Yeah, I remember the big birthday party for Apopka’s Birthday Celebration and it was in Kit Land Nelson Park. We had a huge full sheet flat cake that was decorated with a icing drawing of city hall on a table under a tent. So nice! We had ice and soft drinks, other stuff, and entertainment. It was a very long time ago so it seems to me, I can’t remember the year, but I believe that it was when at the same time they buried the time capsule up there in front of city hall, I believe. I just know that it was 100 plus years, just can’t remember exactly how old the city was then. A huge turnout of families and their kids came, and it was fun! 1:30 PM UPDATE20,661 Orange County voters voted today as of 1:30 PM, which brings the total to 105,941, which is 14.5%. A 20-25% estimate of total turnout is still holding.At Apopka polling places, still no reports of voting irregularities or issues. Turnout is generally and no lines or delays reported.3,582 voted in the OCPS Board District 7 election, which brings the total vote count to 16,696 and the current turnout to 15.35%; slightly ahead of the county voting trends. This is partially attributed to a slightly higher turnout in Winter Garden precincts.2,803 voted in the State House District 45 election today, which brings the current total of voters to 14,824, which is 15.18% turnout, also slightly ahead of Orange County voters as a whole.Check back for updates later this afternoon, or if breaking news occurs.11:15 AM12,433 Orange County voters made it to the polls this morning, which puts voter turnout at approximately 13%. Including vote by mail and early voting totals, the projection is that 20-25% will vote in this election cycle.At Apopka polling places, turnout is generally steady, with no reports of voting irregularities or issues.2,265 voted in the OCPS Board District 7 election this morning with 15,104 total votes cast. This too is trending towards a 20-25% turnout. Precinct #232 (Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol) currently leads in total votes cast (948) and turnout percentage (21.18%).1,823 voted in the State House District 45 race this morning. Like most of the county, a 20-25% turnout is being projected. Precinct #225 (The John Bridges Center) leads Apopka precincts in this election with 437 votes cast, and percentage of turnout (14.73%). Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Reply 3 COMMENTS When I returned home I happened to think about the sheriff race, and thought wait a minute, I don’t remember that on the ballot, but then I thought about it, and remembered that one is a Democrat, one is a Republican, so that would place it on the Nov. 8th ballot. I think the write- in is Republican, on the sheriff’s race. It didn’t close off that race with the write-in, so what was the purpose of a write- in except for the heck of it???? 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 Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia August 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here 5:00 PM UPDATE34,317 votes have been cast in Orange County in all elections, which brings the total to 119,958, which is a 16.4% turnout.At Apopka polling places, no reports of irregularities or issues. No long lines or delays reported.In the State House District 45 race, there have been 4,677 votes cast as of 5pm, which brings the total to 16,729 votes cast and makes the turnout currently 17.13%.In the OCPS Board District 7 race, there were 5,960 votes cast today, which brings the total to 19,062, which is 17.57% turnout.3:00 PM UPDATE26,207 Orange County votes cast today as of 3:00 PM, which brings the total to 111,461, which is 15.2% turnout. A 20-25% estimate of total turnout is still holding.At Apopka polling places, still no reports of voting irregularities or issues. Turnout is generally and no lines or delays reported.4,488 have voted today in the OCPS Board District 7 election, which brings the total vote count to 17,503 and the current turnout to 16.13%; slightly ahead of the county voting trends. This is partially attributed to a slightly higher turnout in Winter Garden precincts.3,436 voted today in the State House District 45 election today, which brings the current total of voters to 15,405, which is 15.77% turnout, also slightly ahead of Orange County voters as a whole.Check back for updates later this afternoon, or if breaking news occurs.Rival supporters campaigning at the John Bridges Center. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom August 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm Mama Mia
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Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAfrican American TheologyEbenezer Baptist ChurchFaithInspirationMartin Luther King Jr.The Conversation Previous articleCity of Apopka ranks in top 15% for 2020’s safest small city in FloridaNext articleMLK: Protest with resolve, and without violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Faith and InspirationBy Jason Oliver Evans, University of VirginiaThe high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the church played a vital role in the fight against racism and the civil rights movement. It was the spiritual home of the civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.It is now the home of the state’s first Black senator – the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at the church.As a scholar of African American religion and Christian theology, I believe it is important to understand how the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power and organizing for generations in Atlanta.‘Stone of help’Ebenezer Baptist Church, a predominantly African American congregation, was founded in 1886, nearly 20 years after the end of the Civil War. The pastor, Rev. John Andrew Parker, served as Ebenezer’s first pastor from 1886 to 1894. Little is known about Parker and Ebenezer’s early years. But according to historian Benjamin C. Ridgeway, Parker organized the church in a small building located on Airline Avenue in Atlanta.The name Ebenezer, meaning “stone of help,” comes from the Hebrew Bible. In the First Book of Samuel, the Israelites are said to have gathered in the town of Mizpah to offer burnt offerings to God. When their enemies, the Philistines, received notice that the Israelites were in Mizpah, they sent forces to attack them.With God’s help, the Philistines were eventually defeated. Prophet Samuel then named a large stone “Ebenezer” to remind the Israelites of God’s intervention in their battle against the Philistine army.As historians Roswell F. Jackson and Rosalyn M. Patterson observed in their 1989 article, “The selection of the name Ebenezer, ‘Stone of help,’ was profoundly prophetic.” In their view, Ebenezer’s name proved fitting to describe the role the church would come to have in the subsequent civil rights movement.Growth of the churchThe Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, the maternal grandfather of King, served as the second pastor from 1894 to 1931. Williams led the Ebenezer Church into the 20th century as a religious community mobilized to fight the segregationist policies plaguing the African American community in the state of Georgia.By 1913, the church had grown from 13 to nearly 750 members. Williams developed a distinct form of the social gospel, which emphasized the importance of African Americans owning businesses and taking social action against racial and economic injustice in their local communities.Known for his powerful preaching, impressive organizing, and leadership skills, Williams led several initiatives, including boycotts against a local Atlanta newspaper, “The Georgian,” which was known for using racist language against African Americans.In 1906, Williams led a fight to end the white primary system which prohibited African Americans from voting in the Georgia primaries. In 1917, Williams helped establish the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP.A year later, he was elected as branch president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, and, within five months of his tenure, the chapter’s membership grew to 1,400.As religious historian Lewis Baldwin remarks in his book “The Voice of Conscience,” “Clearly, Williams used the [Ebenezer] church as a power base and rallying point for such activities, an approach that would also be used by [Martin Luther] King, Sr. and King, Jr.”Working for social changeFollowing Williams’ death in 1931, the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., Ebenezer’s assistant pastor, and Williams’ son-in-law, became the church’s third pastor. During his 40-year tenure as pastor, “Daddy” King, as he was affectionately known, led Ebenezer with a mixture of evangelical faith and progressive social action.Finding warrant for social action in the Christian scriptures, King Sr. challenged other Black churches to embrace the social gospel – a late 19th-century Protestant movement that emphasized the application of the Christian message to the social and moral concerns of society.Moreover, King Sr. led marches and rallies to protest discriminatory and segregationist policies in the city of Atlanta, including the desegregation of the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Board of Education. In the first 15 years of King Sr.‘s pastorate at Ebenezer, church membership grew to 3,700.MLK’s spiritual homeMartin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 21, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesEbenezer came into the global spotlight when Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the call to join his father as co-pastor in 1960. Before then, King had pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1954 to 1959.During his tenure at Dexter Avenue, King served as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization which successfully led the Montgomery Bus Boycott from Dec. 5, 1955, to Dec. 20, 1956. In 1959, King resigned from his position as pastor at Dexter Avenue to serve alongside his father as well as serve as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which is also based in Atlanta.From the pulpit of Ebenezer, King preached some of his more memorable sermons. In one of his sermons published in a collection titled “The Strength to Love,” King describes racial prejudice as indicative of “softmindedness,” a person’s tendency to uncritically adhere to unsupportable beliefs.In the same sermon, titled “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart,” King argued, “Race prejudice is based on groundless fears, suspicions, and misunderstandings.” To overcome this, King argued that human beings must cultivate both a tough mind and a tender heart, a joining of a critical mind with a concern for fellow human beings.This message reverberates in contemporary movements for racial equity and justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement. While many BLM members are not affiliated with any organized religion, the movement emphasizes the importance of spiritual wellness for African Americans as they fight for Black liberation.Since its inception, Ebenezer Baptist Church has been an institution in which evangelical fervor and progressive social activism joined to foster societal change.This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the spiritual home of King from hosting the annual commemorative service in honor of the slain civil rights leader, which usually draws 1,700 attendees. But attention to the church has been renewed following the election of Pastor Warnock to the U.S. Senate.One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition that formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dozier Mobley/Getty Images The Anatomy of Fear
South Korea Architects: IROJE KHM Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Photographs: Jong Oh KimText description provided by the architects. This site that is located in the heart of downtown is a small, irregular, polygonal shaped land and it is ragged old space, only area of 100 sqm. At the same time, the maximum building area is no more than 60 sqm. The development of vertical space – Skipped floor space – Rich sequence of vertical space While adapting the skipfloor system, it was possible to maximize the visual range and to produce the interesting space of variety, as possible as this small site can do. Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERTimberFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMKEIM Mineral Paint in the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African ArtThe spread of horizontal space – Narrow bamboo garden – Fence space Because of the boundary of small courtyard and living room and the window between the concrete fence and interior space are transparent, the extended outdoor garden space and interior space maximize the horizontal visual range. Stainless mesh – Filtration of landscape and sunlight, translucent mass The translucent images which are consisted with stainless mesh that filtrate the sight from opposite church and side stores and direct sunlight, are the major impression of this house. Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimVertical garden Small courtyard was covered with wood panel, for the maximum efficiency of use of the place. This spacs of inner courtyard where is surrounded with stainless mesh and exposed concrete walls of this house, is semi interior space. From ground courtyard level to roof garden level, several trees and flowers were planted vertically, on the canopy of main gate and on the balcony of upper floor and on the roof garden floor. Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimSmall but rich – Small area but rich space The name of this house “So Da Hun” means “small house but the house of rich space”. This project was a research about what is the rich spatial system in the minimum area of site.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimProject gallerySee allShow less100 Most Creative People / Fast CompanyArticlesFallingwater On-Site Cottages Competition proposal / Wendell Burnette ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” CopyHouses•South Korea Save this picture!© Jong Oh Kim+ 30 Share So Da Hun / IROJE KHM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSo Da Hun / IROJE KHM Architects Area: 107 m² Photographs ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/61755/so-da-hun-iroje-khm-architects Clipboard So Da Hun / IROJE KHM Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/61755/so-da-hun-iroje-khm-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIROJE KHM ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSouth KoreaPublished on May 29, 2010Cite: “So Da Hun / IROJE KHM Architects” 29 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” R1D Housing / a3gmSave this projectSaveR1D Housing / a3gm 2009 Spain Projects Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/77104/r1d-housing-a3gm Clipboard Save this picture!© Jesús Granada+ 33 Share ArchDaily CopyApartments•Burgos, Spain Apartments Photographs R1D Housing / a3gm ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/77104/r1d-housing-a3gm Clipboard Area: 3490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Jesús GranadaText description provided by the architects. The building is located on the block R1 of the AU 29.01.1A Burgos, promoted by the Consorcio para la Gestión de la Variante Ferroviaria. From the competition it was given special importance to the criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsThe developed proposal starts from the analysis of the situation of the two main facades as of a certain equivalence: northwest and block courtyard/ southeast and street. The 30 houses of between one and four bedrooms are developed in the six plants with a certain randomness to allow a variable access and a volumetric treatment of the facades. The access corridor that crosses the block longitudinally from the box of stairs to the opposite facade produces a differential shift of the boxes going out in the four intermediate levels. Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaOn the ground floor are situated the commercial premises with facade to the street and the adapted houses open to the courtyard. The attic plan goes back from the facade plane and allows the emergence of a common terrace. Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe houses are composed by aggregation: the elements of the program are equal and different types are produced by a combination of modules of kitchen-dining-living, main bedroom and secondary bedrooms associated to the storage space.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaProject gallerySee allShow lessEncants Market / JDS ArchitectsArticlesPride’s Rest / Lindsay Brown StudioArticlesProject locationAddress:Burgos, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Architects: a3gm Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officea3gmOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBurgosHousingSpainPublished on September 12, 2010Cite: “R1D Housing / a3gm” 12 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Photographs Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell ArchitectSave this projectSaveArkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108747/arkansas-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108747/arkansas-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard CopyHouses•United States Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect Year: Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Tim HursleyText description provided by the architects. The challenge for the Arkansas House was to reassemble a fire-damaged home and introduce possibilities for re-thinking the house’s spatial character by adding new elements. The design had to be completed in three weeks and the details were resolved after construction began – one fragment at a time. The architects were allowed to work only in the fire-damaged zones of the existing house (exterior and interior), leaving the remainder untouched beyond new windows and a new HVAC system.Save this picture!© Tim HursleyThe low-slung existing tartan grid structure, with traces of both Kahn and Wright, was instilled with a new sense of hierarchy through the addition of light monitors and suspended lofts to the children’s spaces, a new kitchen, and a great room with a saddle-back roof for living, entertaining, and the display of fine art. Vertically oriented monitors bring much-needed light through steel windows into the once gloomy interiors most damaged by fire. Save this picture!© Tim HursleyThe great room is naturally lit from all sides and fills the center of the house with light and views to the sky and adjacent monitors above. With two children at one end of the house and their father at the other end, the great room is positioned to unite the family in one grand social space. The room cuts across the non-directional grid of the existing structure providing an enriched and contrasting spatial complexity. At the end of the mezzanine a flying wall – a vertical tableau – appears to float in space, the composition of its rusted metal shingles choreographed to the music of Neil Young and the Band.Save this picture!ground levelConcrete block piers articulate the corners of each existing space and over time have settled differently, leaving few plumb surfaces to work from. Our tactic was to float cherry and walnut veneer panels over the pier walls and along the ceiling forming a detached interior skin. Flooring of rift-sawn cherry and walnut also act to form an interior liner. Taut and highly crafted, this refined surface acts as an interior liner to the exterior monitors clad in weathering steel shingles. There is a quiet resonance between old and new spaces, enveloped in the warmth of various American hardwoods – they combine for a new material presence that softens their differences.Save this picture!© Tim HursleyComfortably astride the old house, the angled shell forms exude empathy with a rusted barn nearby; the effects of weather and dripping tree sap provide their rusted surfaces with character – raw and visceral – a foil to the painted shades of beige on the walls below. Out of the ashes, a new structure emerges, a history continues; the old is transformed in the shadow of the new.Save this picture!axonProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2010: The FinalistsArticlesVideo: The New CityArticles Share Save this picture!© Tim Hursley+ 21 Share “COPY” Houses Projects 2004 CopyAbout this officeMarlon Blackwell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 02, 2011Cite: “Arkansas House / Marlon Blackwell Architect” 02 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Red House / JVASave this projectSaveRed House / JVA Houses Norway Save this picture!© Nils Petter Dale+ 28 Share CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway Projects Architects: JVA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/120851/red-house-jva Clipboard “COPY” Red House / JVA ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJVAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloWoodHousesNorwayPublished on March 19, 2011Cite: “Red House / JVA” 19 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily 2010 CopyHouses•Houston, United States Houses Save this picture!© Yoon You+ 8 Share Year: CopyAbout this officeStudioMETOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHoustonHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 31, 2011Cite: “Helena House / StudioMET” 31 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Houses Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 21 Share “COPY” Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects Photographs Architects: VTN Architects Area Area of this architecture project Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects Photographs: Hiroyuki OkiText description provided by the architects. This is an individual residence located in Gia Lai city, Middle Vietnam. The site is 7 m wide and 40 m deep, which is the typical conditions for ”Tube House” in Vietnam. As is often the case with “Tube House”, Housing Planning is strongly influenced only by the layout of “Rooms” and “Corridor” since too many bedrooms are required in a narrow site.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIn this case, we designed the corridor not as a simple and boring path but as a continuous and sequential space which becomes Living space, Dining space and also outside Living space, changing its width and height as people step into the house. Save this picture!plansFor the wall of this corridor, we stacked 4m-length granite stones made in Gia Lai city as a reflector of the various top-light. The louvers on the top light are simulated carefully to cut the direct sunlight. This top light and louver also save energy by keeping the natural ventilation for this house.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessSCI-Arc’s Ball-Nogues Studio Installation + 2×8: Taut ExhibitionsArticlesReSpace Design CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239502/gia-lai-house-vo-trong-nghia-architects Clipboard Projects 2011 “COPY” Area: 510 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239502/gia-lai-house-vo-trong-nghia-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Gia Lai, CopyAbout this officeVTN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesGia Lai3D ModelingPublished on June 01, 2012Cite: “Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects” 01 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.