Bill Arrowsmith Boulevard? Billie Dean Avenue? The wheels are in motion…

first_img Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Sergeant Saunders Reply Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Two new streets in the new Errol Estate development for the two former commissioners, I say, would be the best! Go for it! 4 COMMENTS I have a street with my first name, which is a Drive over in Winter Park, and I’ll give you a tip, and the tip is, it is not Mama Mia Drive, Mama Drive or Mia Drive either….lol It would be so cool if I lived on my street, over there, but the traffic over there is much worse than here!….OMG, so no thanks. OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceDuring the City Commission Report portion of the Apopka City Council meeting, Commissioner Alexander Smith made a proposal that The Apopka Voice called for and endorses fully. “I would like to propose that the City Council take steps to name a street after former Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith and after former Commissioner Billy Dean,” Smith said.Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson was in agreement. “Let’s find out the process from the county. I know it’s an arduous one,” he said. “And I’m fully in support of your thoughts and I think appropriately so. I think we just need to get the wheels started. One of the things I ask is… they both live in Errol and Rock Springs. Is there something we could do in the new development in Errol Estate? Possibly a new road named after them. I’m open for anything. Someone mentioned the road near Alonzo Williams Park. Can someone reach out to them (Arrowsmith and Dean)?” “I know Commissioner Dean would like to have Central Avenue changed to Billy Dean Avenue and Commissioner Arrowsmith hasn’t gotten back to me yet, said Smith.” “Okay, let’s put that in motion,” said Nelson. In a two-part series published in February 2018, The Apopka Voice proposed that the community take a positive, proactive move to change the name of Forest Avenue to Billie Dean Avenue.In many ways, Dean’s life and his emergence in Apopka politics run concurrent to the story of this historic road. Both Dean and his family weathered the racial tensions of previous eras. Like Forest Avenue, he has an iconic stature in Apopka.Former Apopka City Commissioner and Vice Mayor Bill ArrowsmithDean also has a lifetime of service to this community, and like the West Orange Trail Bridge that crosses 441 alongside Forest Avenue, he too was able to bridge the communities of Apopka – both north and south.In April, Dean watched as Alexander Smith was sworn-in to Seat #1… a seat that he has occupied for three decades. Dean will begin the next chapter in his life after rising to vice mayor of the second largest municipality in Orange County, after becoming the undisputed champion of South Apopka, and after re-writing a family history that was nearly erased in the 1920s.It’s not enough to send this man into retirement with a warm “thank you for your service,” and a party. He is the last of a legacy of longstanding incumbents, and these giants of Apopka politics are not to be forgotten. They are to be revered and remembered timelessly. Dean is a legend who replaced a legend (Alonzo Williams) on the Apopka City Council.Now Apopka should replace the name of Forest Avenue with Billie Dean Avenue.Arrowsmith too is an iconic figure in Apopka politics who worked with legendary Mayor John Land on the City Council for nearly 40 years and helped guide the growth that saw Apopka go from a small town on the outskirts of Central Florida to a booming city both in population and economic development. The Apopka Voice wholeheartedly endorses the proposal that a prominent Apopka road be named in honor of Arrowsmith’s longstanding commitment to public service in the community. Reply The Anatomy of Fear May 19, 2018 at 3:20 am May 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your name here I applaud the proposal of Commissioner Smith, with the support of Mayor Nelson, the City Council, and the Apopka Voice, for the naming projects related to former Vice Mayors Dean and Arrowsnith. These outstanding public servants represented all communities and people of Apopka for over 20 years with respect, integrity, service, and empathy. Arrowsmith and Dean supported a saying, ” A person can not make a real difference by being silent on the sideslines”. TAGSApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonCommissioner Alexander SmithCommissioner Bill ArrowsmithCommissioner Billie DeanForest Avenue Previous articleWhat is 5G? The next generation of wireless, explainedNext articleGubernatorial candidate spends a day on the job at South Apopka’s Arbor Bend Development Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 22, 2018 at 10:50 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D., M.P.H. Reply Reply Billie Dean??? Yes, yes, yes! Class, integrity, a good guy! Arrowsmith? Maybe he’ll want the sign to say “J. William” so that nobody gets the idea to search him on the Internet! While you’re at it reader, why don’t you look him up? It’s “Bill Arrowsmith”! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 18, 2018 at 7:02 pmlast_img read more

12 Valentine’s Day fundraising ideas

first_img12 Valentine’s Day fundraising ideas Tagged with: Celebrity Events Humour Trading valentines day 6. Date Your DonorsDate Your Donors – by Jonah HalperThis one isn’t a fundraising campaign, but its title and subject means it deserves a place in this list.Jonah Halper is about to publish a book entitled Date Your Donors, which seems particularly appropriate at this time of year. Halper founded the NextGen:Charity conference and then went on to run CharityRadio. He is now MD of Altruicity.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] 9. The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s #npvalentine returnsThe Chronicle of Philanthropy’s #npvalentine campaign 2015US nonprofit sector publication The Chronicle of Philanthropy (which we read extensively in the early days of setting up UK Fundraising) is running its #npvalentine campaign again.It is inviting charity sector staff on Friday 13 February to use Twitter and Facebook to “share the love” for the nonprofit world amongst their colleagues and donors.“Drop a line to your colleagues and peers and tag your submission with #npvalentine to give them the love and recognition they deserve”.Perhaps this is a way you could thank your colleagues, volunteers or donors? 3. Say it with Charity FlowersBuy roses and others flowers from Charity Flowers and 15% is donated to charity.Don’t buy your bunch of roses from a garage forecourt at the last minute. Try buying them from Charity Flowers. Provided by Guernsey Flowers Ltd, the flowers are delivered for free, and 15% of the retail price is donated to a charity of your choice.Want your charity to benefit? Charity Flowers are still inviting charities to be listed on the site as a beneficiary, at no charge of course. 7. Donate your mate at The Love AuctionGiven up on Tinder or dating sites? Pop along to The Love Auction tonight at The Queen of Hoxton in London, which is raising funds for Marie Curie.You take an eligible single friend with you. When you enter the auction trading floor, you’ll be entered into The Love Auction where you’ll be able to bid for luxury dating experiences as well as auctioning your lovely friend(s) off. Howard Lake | 12 February 2015 | News 8. Valentine’s Day Chocolate Box Auction(l-r) Paul.A.Young, Fred Sirieix, former Galvin’s chance apprentice Kamal Manhas and Eric Lanlard.Valentine’s Day and chocolate are inextricable these days, so plenty of fundraising activities involve the sweet stuff.Fifty eight top chefs, bakers food writers have donated their skills to run ‘Chocs for chance‘, a chocolate box auction to raise funds for support into-work programme Galvin’s Chance to help disadvantaged young people.Fred Sirieix, General Manager of the Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows, persuaded leading names including Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc OBE and Jamie Oliver, to donate their time and skills to create bespoke chocolate boxes for some lucky people on Valentine’s Day.Valrhona, the French chocolate company, donated ingredients, which many of the chefs have used in their creations.The online auction ran from 26 January to 5 February and raised over £7,000.The campaign was one of many fundraising initiatives supported by the Hilton in the Community Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 2. National Funding Scheme runs Valentine’s Day giving competitionThe National Funding Scheme, which runs the DONATE online giving platform, is running a Valentine’s Day giving promotion. 5. Everydayhero runs #ilovebeCAUSE Valentine’s Day competitionBlackbaud’s Everydayhero fundraising platform is offering £2,500 in prizes to the charities that receive the most social media ‘love’ from their supporters in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Supporters simply have to post a picture of themselves to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, showing you holding a poster that reads ‘I love [charity name] beCAUSE [reason why you love them]‘.The #ilovebeCAUSE campaign closes at midnight on 15 February 2015. 12. Snap and share an #EverlastingKiss’s Day is just 24 hours long, but Ladbrokes Bingo’s fundraising campaign continues for the rest of February to maximise income.Its #EverlastingKiss campaign encourages the public to take a picture of themselves in a “smoochy selfie” and tweet it to Ladbrokes Bingo using the hashtag #EverlastingKiss. For every tweet received until the end of February Ladbrokes Bingo will donate £1 to The British Heart Foundation.All the photos will be collated on Ladbrokes Bingo’s website to create “a never ending chain of kisses”, showing lots of faces beside each other, all seeming to kiss the stranger placed next to them.  687 total views,  1 views today 4. Cupid’s Undie Run[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube]In 38 cities in the USA, thousands of runners will don their “bedroom  best’ to take part in Cupid’s Undie Run, a one mile or so run, over the Valentine’s Day weekend. They will all be raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. “Put the hilarity in charity” urge the organisers.  688 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 10. I Love a Bit of VarietyI Love a Bit of Variety. Actress Barbara Windsor supports Variety, the children’s charity with a Valetine’s t-shirtThe love heart is all over the place at this time of year, and Variety, the Children’s Charity are making the most of it with a new T-shirt campaign, fronted by former ‘Carry On’ actress Barbara Windsor.The ‘I Love A Bit of Variety’ t-shirts are now on sale for £12 (including post and packaging) from the charity’s website.  It comes in a range of styles and sizes.Sales will raise funds to support thousands of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK who are supported by Variety.The t-shirt has also been modelled by a host of celebrities who are supporting the campaign. These include Leigh Francis aka Keith Lemon, Kimberley Walsh, Warren Brown, Kate Thornton, Warwick Davis, Aldo Zilli, Gaby Roslin, Michelle Collins, Hugo Speer, Jon Culshaw, Larry Lamb, and many more.Barbara Windsor was presented with the Variety ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the charity’s 2010 Showbiz Awards, and has been a Celebrity Ambassador of the charity for more than 30 years. Donors are also invited to post their heartbreak stories when donating their items. • Last year around Valentine’s Day Fundraising Yoda urged us to show some Donor Love. With love in the air, it’s not surprising plenty of charity fundraisers use Valentine’s Day as a hook to engage with donors. See? Even our fundraising language reflects the language of love – engagement, relationship fundraising, reciprocity, and so on.So, here are some of this year’s fundraising ideas with campaigns focusing on 14 February.1. Donate Your HeartbreakThere is no end to the unusual things that you can donate to charity. This Valentine’s Day you can “donate your heartbreak”, via, the US online charity shop that benefits over 60 charities.For the second year running, its ‘Donate Your Heartbreak‘ campaign invites people to dig out unwanted gifts from ex-partners and donate the items via their website or the ThriftSnap app to raise money for their favourite charity.Donations already made include a Men’s Tiffany “Metropolis” Ring (size 9) for $139.99; a pearl necklace with a silver and garnet heart pendant for $125; and a pair of classic vintage Chanel earrings for $125.Lynn Zises, Co-Founder,, said:“Last year, thousands of dollars in jewellery were donated through, and benefitted numerous charities.“Since most charities are not equipped to sell items for cash, like the engagement ring one woman wanted to donate to the ASPCA, provides the perfect solution”. Advertisement 11. Name a cockroach after your exThe Bronx Zoo’s Seal It With A Hiss adds humour and a dash of closure to Valentine’s Day fundraising.How do you channel your ire against your ex partner to benefit a charity? The Bronx Zoo in New York might have the solution.Since 2011 its Seal It With A Hiss campaign invites you to name one of its Madagascar hissing cockroaches after you ex lover or partner. It costs just $10 to let the memory linger.Thank you to Bernard Ross at The Management Centre for sharing this inventive idea. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Body found on Indiana farm

first_imgMETAMORA TOWNSHIP, Ind. — A body was found Friday off U.S. 52 in Metamora Township.Police are investigating if it is the body of a Cincinnati woman who has been missing for weeks.A farmer who owns the land called police around noon Friday telling them he found a body on his property.Therese Barrett was reported missing May 9.Police said she suffers from unknown medical and mental issues that require medication.Her car was found off U.S. 52. May 10.last_img

Traffic in middle for UW volleyball

first_imgWith just four matches remaining in the 2010 regular season and the Wisconsin volleyball team’s playoff chances on life support, the time to look forward to next season begins.Fortunately for the Badgers, no position looks brighter for the future of the team than the middle blockers.Sophomore Alexis Mitchell has made a splash in her second year as a starter and has cemented herself as a staple in the starting lineup, but the other middle position could be up for grabs.Freshman Dominique Thompson seems to be the logical choice to step up, but head coach Pete Waite is excited by the possibility of not just Thompson, but also of the prospect of junior Elle Ohlander, junior Kristy Bourquin and redshirt sophomore Kelsey Maloney all competing for playing time.“That’s the great part, they will battle to improve their games to be the one on the court and to be the most reliable one out there,” Waite said.Thompson has started 17 of the team’s 24 matches and ranks fifth on the team in kills. She has also worked hard to improve her blocking, an apparent weakness entering college.“I think that my blocking has gotten a lot better this year. We work on it a lot [in practice] and I’ve made that one of main goals, to work on my blocking,” Thompson said. “Working on reaching in and pushing over.”Another thing in her favor to win the starting nod is her innate similarities to the incumbent starter Mitchell, who made obvious her choice to become the second middle blocker next season.“I think Dom has a really good chance to be the second middle as long as she focuses on what she needs to improve,” Thompson said. “She’s done some great things on the court and I think if she just builds on that in the offseason she’ll definitely be that next middle because she has so much speed and athleticism.”Thompson, who stands at roughly the same height as Mitchell, projects to have eerily similar stats to Mitchell in her 2009 freshman campaign.“I see a lot of myself in her when I was a freshman,” Mitchell said.If Thompson makes the same strides as Mitchell has in the last year, Waite will have two very talented middles on his hands.Mitchell, who had a career-high 21 kills in a match last weekend at Ohio State, has established herself as not only the go-to middle, but one of the go-to hitters and vocal leaders as well.“It’s really been great to see the progress she made from freshman year to sophomore year. She was just a raw athlete as a freshman and was pretty erratic offensively, but now she’s really finding her game and really becoming a big force in the Big Ten,” Waite said. “It’s becoming a great connection between Nellie and Alexis, and she’s really driving hard and seeing the block.”The main things to improve upon for Mitchell over the next year are to stay healthy – something she was not always able to do this season – enhance her leadership skills and, in typical middle blocker fashion, increase her blocking prowess.“I really wanna work on my blocking stats up a lot more and become more of a dominant blocker on the team and in the conference,” Mitchell said. “I think with a lot of the great middle blockers that are gonna be leaving, I have a big opportunity to make an impact in the blocking stats and then just working on it all offseason so I can improve a lot.”Despite their height, the two use their quickness and leaping ability to compete with generally taller opponents.“Both have long arms and a big jump, so you can make up for it in different ways,” Waite said.Mitchell, Thompson and the three others hoping to force their way into the starting rotation all look to give problems to the coaching staff over who will play – a great problem to have for Waite and the Badgers.last_img read more