Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 29 retail stores and 29 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information, go here.About RoadieHeadquartered in Atlanta, Roadie is an app-based community that puts unused capacity in passenger vehicles to work by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low-cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking. To learn more about the world’s first on-the-way delivery network, go here. TAGSGoodwillRoadie Previous articleLearn a life-saving skill that will save lives with these 4 stepsNext articleSpace Coast Birding festival coming to Lake Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Partnership Encourages Consumer to Donate What They No Longer NeedA new partnership between Goodwill and Roadie aims to make it easier for people to donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches to dressers and bicycles. Running through February 28, Roadie — the national on-the-way delivery network — will pick up your unwanted items and take them to your nearest Goodwill donation center.“January is typically a month when people reflect and resolve to do better; it’s also a time when donations are traditionally down for Goodwill,” said Bill Oakley, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. “So, this year, we are partnering with Roadie to make donating easier than ever and asking you to resolve to be a job creator by donating to Goodwill in 2017.”As with all items donated to local Goodwill organizations, items donated through the Roadie partnership will be sold in Goodwill stores to help fund job and skills training, both in person and online, employment placement services and other community-based programs, such as financial education and mentoring. Donations made at any time of the year are tax deductible and receipts for items shipped through the Roadie partnership will be provided by request.First time Roadie users who donate items to Goodwill through the app or website will receive a $20 discount on the pickup and delivery fee using the promo code GOODWILL. Similarly, Goodwill shoppers who wish to use Roadie for the first time to deliver purchases to their home or office can also receive the discount.“Roadie was built on the idea of community members helping one another. We’re happy to be partnering with Goodwill to help people give new life to the things they can no longer use, and in the process, help create jobs in communities nationwide,” said Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO, Roadie.Roadie is the world’s first “on-the-way” delivery network that connects people who have stuff to send with drivers already headed in the right direction. By tapping into unused space in passenger vehicles already on the road, the app-based community gives users a more flexible, greener, and cost-effective way to ship locally and nationally, seven days a week. New Roadie customers can simply click on the Goodwill icon on the Roadie app or go to www.roadie.com/Goodwill to schedule a pickup. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentWalgreens Previous articleTop 10 Homework Tips for Solo MomsNext articleApopka-based business owner named Habitat Chairman Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Apopka Police Department wants your help in the armed robberyThe Apopka Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local pharmacy in the early morning hours of August 8th.Apopka police officers responded to the Walgreens Pharmacy, at 125 East Main Street in Apopka, on Tuesday at approximately 2 AM in reference to a possible robbery. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the shift manager, who stated she observed two males running out of the store.According to security video, the two men proceeded to the rear of the store where the pharmacy is located. One suspect jumped over the counter where he made contact with the pharmacist. Later in the video, he reappears and jumps over the counter where he meets the other suspect who was waiting for him on the other side. Both suspects then ran to the front of the store where they exited.The pharmacist said he was in one of the medication aisles behind the pharmacy counter when he encountered the suspect. He said when he came out from the aisle, he was surprised by the suspect pointing a gun at him. He said the suspect threatened to kill him if he did not give him oxycodone and hydromorphone.The suspects were described as black males, one wearing a black zip up jacket, a white shirt underneath the jacket, blue jeans, and a red backpack. The other suspect was wearing a hoodie, a light brown backpack and grey pants (possibly jeans).The shift manager followed the two males out of the store, not aware of the situation, and contacted law enforcement due to her suspicion that they may have committed a retail theft.The APD is asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact the Apopka Police Department at (407) 703-1757. Or call Crimeline at 800/423-TIPS (8477).
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. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCOVID-19ReopeningSeaWorldThe Center SquareWalt Disney World Previous articleUPDATE MISSING TEEN – Help needed: Leah Brown was returned to parents, ran away againNext articleSJRWMD offers teachers up to $2,000 per school to teach about Florida’s water resources Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center SquareWalt Disney World plans to reopen its Orlando gates July 11, but even in the Magic Kingdom, the specter of COVID-19 will require a range of safety measures and protocols. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Walt Disney Company and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment presented their proposed reopening plans Wednesday to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, the first in step in receiving the necessary approvals for the theme parks to reopen.If approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom would reopen July 11, and its Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.SeaWorld has proposed reopening its three Orlando parks, including Discovery Cove and Aquatica, on June 11.Universal Orlando presented its plan to reopen last week, with an employee only opening Monday, entry for invited guests Wednesday and a full opening to the public June 5. That plan has been approved by the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force and awaits the governor’s endorsement.Under its plan, Universal Orlando guests will be required to wear masks, with disposable masks provided for those who do not bring their own. Temperature checks will be required before entry, and guests with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will be taken to a cooling area and retested or sent home.Legoland Florida is the only Florida theme park that has received the green light from DeSantis to reopen.Legoland, in Winter Haven between Orlando and Lakeland, will open Monday after receiving approval from the governor’s office. That came after the governor did not approve an initial plan.Legoland will require masks for all employees and will offer masks for all guests, with more than 200 sanitization stations set up at the park. There will be no character greetings, and park capacity will be capped at 50 percent – no more than about 6,000 guests daily.Disney Senior Vice President of Operations and COO Jim MacPhee told the task force the parks plan highly restricted “soft openings” before July 11 and would open with limited capacity. He did not say what restrictions it would impose or the number of guests allowed in the parks at one time.Disney later elaborated in a statement that capacity will be managed through a system that requires advance reservations for park entry of up to 14 days.“We are developing a series of ‘know-before-you-go’ communication vehicles,” MacPhee said. “Our objective is to reinforce our health and safety messages to guests before they arrive on our property so they are aware and prepared for the new environment.”Among measures Disney World will initiate within its parks are social distancing squads, which have proven popular at its Disney Springs entertainment complex, which opened last week.The squad is “a dedicated team of highly energetic and informative cast members who are committed to engaging and inspiring our guests to follow the appropriate guidelines,” MacPhee said.SeaWorld CEO Marc Swanson told the task force its parks are planning an employee appreciation event June 10 to test some of its safety protocols before opening to the public the next day.Disney and SeaWorld will require guests and employees to wear face coverings, and social distancing will be enforced throughout their properties.Both plans call for guests and employees to also undergo temperature checks before entering the parks.Fireworks shows, character meet-and-greets and parades at Disney World will be suspended, MacPhee said.Disney also announced Wednesday its Disney Vacation Club resorts in Vero Beach will reopen to members and guests June 15.Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World, along with Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, will reopen slowly June 22. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the world’s most-visited theme park with almost 21 million visitors a year.John Raoux / AP
August 12, 2020 at 10:33 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here We are waiting for Election Day. We don’t like the mail- in voting, at all. My mind is already made up on who I will vote for, that is accept for one, or two of the judge seats, and that is a hard one for me to decide. I will continue to research all I can about them. I don’t know those people, and you can’t base everything on what they say, or what their opponents say, and what they look like. I’ll try my best to sort them out. There was one candidate that I met and talked with, in the past, years ago, outside the VFW, and I am glad I had a talk with him, because i learned what a fowl, nasty, potty- mouthed person he was, and all I could think of, was that, if he talks like this in front of me, and is running for a political position to judge people, no way in he*l, was I going to vote for him, to be a judge!!! The Anatomy of Fear I am okay with Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris. I would have rather he picked Elizabeth Warren, though. I liked her better. He picked who he thought would help him get elected. I think Harris is very capable of handling the job, especially in the event that something would happen to Biden, as she knows the law, and is smart. I hope she is thick- skinned enough to take the constant crap dished out about her, and her race, and you-name-it. It is more exciting now, for me, that he finally made his pick. I’m looking forward to the Nov. election, with more “go get em”! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 2 COMMENTS August 12, 2020 at 10:24 pm Mama Mia Reply By John Haughey | The Center Square Nearly 4.3 million Floridians have requested mail-in ballots for next week’s primary election, with 1.646 million ballots already received by county elections supervisors, according to the Florida Division of Elections (DOE).As of Tuesday afternoon, 815,322 Democrats, 584,947 Republicans, 233,623 independents and 12,188 alternate party voters had cast mail-in votes for the Aug. 18 primary, which includes local elections in many counties and cities.According to DOE, 2.652 million vote-by-mail ballots requested by state residents – 1.226 million Democrat, 794,343 Republican and 600,630 nonaffiliated – have not been returned.Typically, more mail-in ballots are requested than returned as residents opt to vote in-person early or on Election Day, or simply forego voting.During the 2016 election, nearly 64,000 more Democrats than Republicans who requested mail-in ballots did not vote at all, a factor that contributed to President Donald Trump winning Florida’s 29 electoral votes by 112,911 votes.Since 2002, Florida has been one of 27 no-excuse states, where voters can request a mail-in ballot without explaining why they want to do so or being absent from the state.In 2016, state lawmakers, led by Republicans, unanimously agreed to eliminate absentee voting in state statute with vote-by-mail since Floridians do not need to be absent to vote by mail.Voting by mail usually accounts for about one-third of ballots cast statewide, according to DOE, but as pandemic fears make voting in person a scary proposition for some, elections supervisors anticipate as many as half of the state’s 13.89 million voters will cast their ballots via the mail in November.Therefore, the Aug. 18 primary is regarded as a key test for the Nov. 3 general election, when alternate voting opportunities are expected to play a key role. State and local officials closely are monitoring if systems can handle an anticipated influx of mail-in votes, including Florida’s expansive early voting rules.Florida law allows counties to open early voting 10 days before an election, ending three days before Election Day. Elections supervisors can offer early voting beginning 15 days before and ending two days before the election. Many are doing so.According to DOE, 226,017 state residents had voted early by Tuesday afternoon, including 122,734 Republicans, 89,474 Democrats and 13,069 independents.Voting registration for the primaries closed July 20, with 13.891 million Floridians enrolled, including 5.168 million registered Democrats, 4.927 million registered Republicans and 3.622 million independents in the state.With seven weeks until mail ballots go out for the Nov. 3 election, those figures fall far short of former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s pledge to re-engage 1 million voters and draw 200,000 new Democrats to the party.Democrats’ 240,423 lead in registered voters is 5,000 voters less than the advantage they enjoyed over the GOP during the same point in 2018.Both parties have added about a half-million voters to their rolls since the summer of 2016 and between 90,000 to 100,000 new voters over the past year.“We won the voter registration war,” Republican Party of Florida Chairman Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, said last week.The voting bloc making the greatest gains is the nonaffiliated cadre, with 700,000 registering since 2016 and 3.622 million now registered without a party affiliation.Meanwhile, an estimated 4 million eligible Floridians remain unregistered to vote. After next week’s primary, they will have until Oct. 5 to sign up for the Nov. 3 election.DOE anticipates a greater percentage than usual will do so, noting 77,000 new voters registered in June. 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Projects Spain “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165628/el-bruc-residencial-david-oliva-elisenda-planas Clipboard Architects: David Oliva + Elisenda Planas Area Area of this architecture project 2010 CopyHouses•Bruc (El), Spain Area: 95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/165628/el-bruc-residencial-david-oliva-elisenda-planas Clipboard Photographs: David Oliva + Elisenda PlanasText description provided by the architects. El Bruc Residential, is located just outside the old town centre of El Bruc. It is a new public building for single-family housing development, with a social and cultural use, which consists in a multi-use room for the neighbors, a little bar and a toilet. The architects were asked to design a neighborhood meeting point, a place for popular parties and celebrations, and other activities such as conferences and courses. It is planned for a capacity of 20-30 people simultaneously and located next to a public playground and a small sports court for the community. The program areas are distributed in just one floor. A covered entrance porch, communicates directly with the multipurpose room. At the opposite end of the entrance, there are other complementary services (small bar, toilet, storage and cleaning room). Save this picture!© David Oliva + Elisenda PlanasRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesThe hardness of the concrete contrasts with the pines’ apparent fragility. It is a very honest and plain building, a wysiwyg building. Due to the small size of the building, it provides an image of unity and compactness of the material. The façade is the structure, the structure defines the material and the security grille provides an integral texture to the façade. The geometry clearly defines people and light entrance volumes. The result is an integral, durable and engaging building. Save this picture!© David Oliva + Elisenda PlanasIt has given most importance to energy efficiency, such as thermic and acoustic insulations, water saving systems and rainwater recovery for garden irrigation.Save this picture!© David Oliva + Elisenda PlanasProject gallerySee allShow lessFentress Global Challenge 2011: Airport of the FutureArticlesRethinking Mies: Positions on Modernity in the 21st Century SymposiumArticles Share ArchDaily El Bruc Residencial / David Oliva + Elisenda Planas Houses Save this picture!© David Oliva + Elisenda Planas+ 12 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeDavid Oliva + Elisenda PlanasOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPublic FacilitiesBruc (El)SpainPublished on September 05, 2011Cite: “El Bruc Residencial / David Oliva + Elisenda Planas” 05 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.