Apopka Then and Now needs your help

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Then and Now Previous articleWilcox withdraws from US Senate RaceNext articleSport Clips Haircuts: It’s Good to be a Guy in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook groups serve a lot of purposes for communities. They can be a sounding board for issues. They can effect change. They can even win or lose elections. And in some cases, these groups can organize community action.However it is rare when a Facebook Group leaves its keyboards, PC’s and laptops and helps out its community in a more tangible, physical way and helps out in the community.  That’s what Apopka Then and Now is doing tomorrow.Gene Knight wrote this on Then and Now’s Facebook Group page today:“I have citizen of Apopka needing a back yard clean up… mainly grass mowed, small trees cut down etc. It’s just too much for one person to get back in shape. I’m looking to see if we can do it. It won’t be to bad if we get enough people to help. If you are able to help, please let me know. We will be serving lunch too. It’s just one way we would like to help citizens of Apopka in need. I know it’s short notice but it is what it is. It will be tomorrow starting at 8am.”Knight started the group in December of 2015, but since mid-April it has increased its membership from about 500 to over 2,000.  This small group, dedicated to the history of Apopka, has transformed into an all-encompassing group covering a diversity of issues.And now it is going into the community.“We are doing it because we want to help citizens in Apopka that are in need of help and to get the community involved to help make Apopka a great place to live,” said Knight. “If we can get everyone to help one person that just can’t get out and do yard work because of medical reasons or whatever the case may be, it will make a difference . I love getting out and doing what I can do in the community and just seeing people smile and know someone cares. I love helping people.”Misha Corbett agrees.“People helping each other is what builds a strong community, said Corbett, one of the administrators at Apopka Then and Now. ”And we want to build a strong community in Apopka.” The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Oxford takes part in new scheme to help local schools

first_imgOxford City Council has announced plans to collaborate with the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes in order to help improve the literacy and numeracy of primary school children in Oxford.The new ‘Leadership for Learning’ campaign is funded by Oxford CityCouncil. It will provide training days for staff and governors at eleven Oxford primary schools, as well as inviting parents to partake in a series of public seminars on issues relating to the education of their children.The programme was initially queried by Craig Simmons, an Oxford City Councillor, who expressed concerns over whether the programme was funding work which is already being carried out by Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities. He was quoted in the Oxford Mail last Friday as saying, “This is a huge issue. The council is strapped for cash and should not be subsidising the university to do things it should be doing anyway.”Yet after consulting the City Council on the specifics of the programme, Simmons told Cherwell, “Although some of the City Council money WILL go to the universities, it is to be spent on improving educational attainment in primary schools, which would constitute a clear extension of the outreach work.”He also commented, “I think thatmthis work is essential in widening access to higher education. I very much support the current Oxford City Learning Partnership which is spearheading this work.”However, Simmons also expressed a continuing concern to ensure that the programme is effective in achieving its stated aims, commenting, “I will, however, continue to liaise with officers to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from the additional City Council investment.”Anna McIntyre, a college access officer, told Cherwell, ‘‘I think it’s wonderfulthat both Oxford universities are getting involved in planting the first seeds of high aspirations in children that would otherwise perhaps not be recognised as needing it until late in their secondary school life, which is too late.”She qualified this, however, adding, “I feel the council should be doing more to directly help these schools themselves and not just pull in universities to help out: the universities will be using government funds, not their own money.”last_img read more

Helping kids to feel good

first_imgThe Feel Good Drinks Company is launching a new range of soft drinks aimed at kids. The fruity range, called Feel Good Kids, will initially feature Raspberry, Strawberry and Blueberry; Orange, Pineapple and Banana; and Blackcurrant, Apple and Grape varieties.The 250ml bottles are made of 2/3 juice and 1/3 water and contain no added sugar.”There’s currently a massive gap in the kids market for an offering that ticks all the boxes with mums and kids,” said marketing director and co-founder of The Feel Good Drinks Company Steve Cooper. “Feel Good Kids directly fills this space.”The launch plan includes sampling, digital, in-store point of sale and an intensive PR campaign.RRP: £1.20 [http://www.feelgooddrinks.co.uk]last_img read more

2022 World Cup schedule confirmed

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The first match will be played at the 60,000-seater Al Bayt Stadium on Monday 21 November at 13:00 local time*. Other kick-off times for group games have been set for 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00, with local time UTC/GMT+3 or CET+2. The World Cup Final will take place on Saturday 18 December at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT/16:00 CET), at the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium. The draw for the 32-team competition is currently slated to take place ‘after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window’. Schedule for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is confirmed, with four group games a day and the Final on December 18. That the tournament is being held in the winter is nothing new, given the excessively-hot summer climate in Qatar. Now, FIFA has announced that there will be four games per group-stage matchday over a span of 12 days. Qatar’s small size also means fans are able to travel to two matches in the same day, without the need to fly. read also:Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too longAdvertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Loading… last_img read more