Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka updated their calendar to showcase all the holiday events and opportunities coming to the community in less than a month. Get ready to enjoy Christmas traditions from the city tree lighting to the annual parade, holiday craft markets to a pops concert.Mark your calendars with these great events and start looking forward to a much needed time of community celebration.Apopka Tree Lighting at Apopka Farmers MarketDecember 3, 2020 at Kit Land Nelson Park at 6 PMThis family-friendly event will be during the weekly Apopka Farmers Market (5:30 PM to 8 PM). Join in as the City lights up Kit Land Nelson Park for the holidays. Come out and shop at the holiday market.Apopka Holiday Market & Craft Fair at Apopka Farmers MarketDecember 10, 2020 at Kit Land Nelson ParkJoin the City for this Holiday Craft Fair during the weekly Apopka Farmers Market (5:30 PM to 8 PM). Shop for the holidays and support small businesses and local makers. Both dates will feature food vendors, makers, and more!Want to become a vendor at the holiday market? Email RTP Productions to find out how. Visit RTP Productions website for more information about the weekly market.44th Annual Christmas ParadeDecember 12, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PMThe Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka & The City of Apopka present this year’s theme, “Health, Hope, & Unity.” The route will run northbound on Park Avenue from First United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road.Parade applications are available on the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka’s website.Holiday Pops Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic OrchestraDecember 12, 2020 at the Apopka Amphitheater from 6 PM to 8 PMThe City is proud to host this free event, featuring a special family-friendly concert from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the holidays.Visit the Orlando Philharmonic’s website for additional information.Apopka Holiday Market & Craft Fair at Apopka Farmers MarketDecember 17, 2020 at Kit Land Nelson ParkAnother opportunity for Christmas shopping at the Holiday Craft Fair during the Apopka Farmers Market (5:30 PM to 8 PM).Visit RTP Productions website for more information about the weekly market.Wreaths Across AmericaDecember 19, 2020 at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery at 12 PMWreaths Across America will be at the cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. For more information about this event, including how to participate, please visit the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery Wreaths across America page.Eagle Scout Project at Veterans MemorialDecember 19, 2020 at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery at 12 PMAt the beginning of the Wreaths Across America ceremony, Apopka High School senior and local Scouts BSA member of Troop 4773, Julia Shepherd, will be presenting her Eagle Scout project at the Veterans’ Memorial. This project includes adding flagpoles to represent each branch of the military and updating the surrounding landscape. TAGSCalendarChristmasCity of ApopkaCraft FaireventsholidayHoliday MarketParadePops ConcertTree LightingWreaths Across America Previous articleElections infrastructure quickly handled Florida’s record turnoutNext articleOrange County reminds residents of resources to help get through pandemic losses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Photo by Sabri Tuzcu on Unsplash You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
Chris Robinson Brotherhood returned to the Bay Area for the first night of a two-night run at Terrapin Crossroads, ringing in the New Year at the acclaimed Phil Lesh-owned venue. In honor of the occasion, the CRB decided to treat fans to two sets filled with covers, including one set of Bob Dylan and one of the Grateful Dead!The first set was dedicated to Dylan, with “Crash On The Levee” opening up and great tracks like “Positively 4th Street,” “Goin’ To Acapulco,” “A-Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and more throughout. They closed out set one with “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” a real treat for the band’s loyal fanbase.Set two was all Grateful Dead, with an emphasis on material written by Jerry Garcia as well as some choice covers from the Dead’s repertoire. There was an opening “Bertha” and a bluesy “Brown Eyed Women,” as well as “Big River”, “Sugaree,” “Catfish John” and more! They rocked out on “Mr. Charlie,” swooned on “They Love Each Other,” and even got into some funky grooves on “West L.A. Fadeaway.” That song would close the set, and “Big Railroad Blues” put an exclamation point at the end of this show in the encore position.Check out clips from the show and the band’s setlist, below.
Radio NZ News 30 April 2018Family First Comment: Stand by for report from court Advocacy group Family First is heading to court today in a bid to retain its charity status.The hearing at the High Court in Wellington is the second appeal after the Charities Board ruled in 2013 and again in 2017 that Family First be removed from the charities register.Organisations with charitable status do not pay income tax, can apply for different grants and their donors are eligible for rebates.In 2013 the Charities Board removed the group because it said it was engaged in political advocacy.After the first appeal, the High Court ordered the board to reconsider its decision, which it did in 2017, again concluding the group should be removed.But Family First said the board was wrong to say its purpose was political rather than charitable.In a similar case involving Greenpeace, the Supreme Court ruled groups could register as charities, even if they have a political purpose.In its submission, Family First said the Charities Board did not consider promotion of the traditional family as being in the public interest.But Family First said that was not the case.In recent times it had advocated on strengthening marriage, parenting, child abuse, aged care and sex education; and against abortion, euthanasia and embyronic cell research, it said.“These activities for advancing the family in New Zealand serve to strengthen family life, and encourage stability and positive values in society.”Family First said the total number of supporters who subscribed to its email or mail service this year amounted to nearly 46,000, which was 5215 more than the previous year.https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/356287/family-first-goes-to-court-in-hopes-of-regaining-charity-statusConservative lobby group Family First in the High Court fighting its deregistration as a charityNZ Herald 30 April 2018Family First says its charity work produces research which helps all New Zealand families, even if it aims to promote and protect the “traditional” family unit.The conservative lobby group is currently in the High Court, fighting against its deregistration as a charity by the Charities Board.Peter McKenzie QC, acting for Family First, said that even if a group’s causes were unpopular, that shouldn’t stop them being classified as a charity.“The Trust accepted its purposes can be seen as seeking to promote the family, as understood in the traditional way.”However, [I’m] submitting that its activities seek to benefit all forms of families. An important qualification there.“When Your Honour looks at the various research reports produced by Family First, Your Honour will see that virtually all of those reports deal with matters that are of concern to all kinds of families, whether a solo parent, whether blended, whether so-called gay families.“All of them are concerned with issues of youth alcohol, all of them are concerned with issues of screen time, questions of child poverty and child abuse.“These are relevant to all kinds of family, although the research indicates some are more vulnerable than others.”Justice Simon France questioned whether Family First’s research was “persuasion under the guise of research”, where the authors of research papers chose evidence to reflect the views they already held.McKenzie said that their research aimed to benefit everyone, and promote debate.But although Family First admits to promoting “traditional” values, it was not a religious organisation.“This is not a charity formed for religious purposes,” McKenzie said.“It is simply formed with a statement of purpose relating to faith, but it is not religious in purpose.”The Charities Registration Board made its decision public in August, to deregister Family First for the second time.It had previously attempted to deregister the group in 2013, saying it did not “advance exclusively charitable purposes”.But the High Court ordered the Board to take a second look at the issue in 2015, after Greenpeace took the issue all the way to the Supreme Court, to defend its own charitable status.In August 2017 the Board once again decided Family First should be deregistered as a charity.“The board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable.“Family First has the freedom to continue to communicate its views and influence policy and legislation but the board has found that Family First’s pursuit of those activities do not qualify as being for the public benefit in a charitable sense.”The Charities Board has not yet made its submissions to the High Court. The hearing continues.https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12042274Family First fights its deregistration as a charityNewsTalk ZB 30 April 2018http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/family-first-fights-its-deregistration-as-a-charity/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.