Heritage – Arbeia Society http://arbeiasociety.org.uk/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Heritage – Arbeia Society http://arbeiasociety.org.uk/ 32 32 Construction Begins on Heritage House and Valle Verde Subdivisions | Local News https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/construction-begins-on-heritage-house-and-valle-verde-subdivisions-local-news/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/construction-begins-on-heritage-house-and-valle-verde-subdivisions-local-news/ Finally, the Heritage House and Valle Verde developments in North Napa, intended to accommodate a mix of chronically homeless and very low- to middle-income Napa residents, are moving forward. More than two years after the Napa City Council approved the two projects — amid intense resistance from neighbors — about 100 people, largely representatives from […]]]>

Finally, the Heritage House and Valle Verde developments in North Napa, intended to accommodate a mix of chronically homeless and very low- to middle-income Napa residents, are moving forward.

More than two years after the Napa City Council approved the two projects — amid intense resistance from neighbors — about 100 people, largely representatives from multiple groups who helped push the project forward , gathered for a dusty and sunny inauguration ceremony on Friday. Construction on both projects is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023, and the 90 units created will be 100% occupied by the end of this year, according to lead developer Burbank Housing.

Heritage House is slated to be located at 3700 Valle Verde Drive as an “adaptive reuse” of the Sunrise Assisted Living Center, which has not been used in over a decade. It will provide 66 one-bedroom units – 58 studios and eight one-bedroom units. Half will be reserved for Napa’s chronically homeless and the other half for low-income residents.

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Abode Services, Napa County’s homelessness service provider, will provide on-site support to Heritage House, a permanent supportive housing complex that will provide case management, mental health treatment, resources for placement and other aids.

Valle Verde Apartments is a new construction of 24 multi-family apartments – 12 one-bedroom, six two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units – on the currently vacant lot next to the Heritage House at 3710 Valle Verde Drive.

During the ceremony, a series of speakers reflected on the years of collaboration that have gone into the project. Tim Streblow, administrator of the Gasser Foundation, briefly traced the history of the site. He noted, for example, that the foundation purchased the site from Bridge Housing Corp. in 2016 for more than $5 million, after a failed attempt by Bridge and the City of Napa to create a 57-unit affordable housing complex known as the Napa Creekside Apartments. .

Residents at the time had successfully sued to block the project, arguing that the environmental studies were not sufficient, according to earlier reports from the registry. This result, along with rising development costs, led Bridge to abandon its plans for the complex in early 2016 and sell the property to the Gasser Foundation.

Streblow said the foundation entered into a joint development agreement with Burbank in 2018. After several Napa City Council and planning commission meetings that culminated in project approvals in February 2020, the team has worked to develop building plans and set up several rounds of grants. . And once funding was secured — using more than a dozen sources — the foundation donated the land to Burbank.

“It’s been six long years of overcoming many obstacles, but we’ve been able to start building all 90 new affordable units, a truly commendable effort,” Streblow said.

Napa Mayor Scott Sedgley said the projects represent “collaboration at its peak” and thanked those involved in the project, including the Gasser Foundation, Burbank, Napa County, State Department of Housing and Community Development, Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center and now-retired municipal housing manager Lark Ferrell.

“True collaboration is the dedication of the many organizations here today who have come together for a common purpose: to provide much needed housing that is affordable and offers a component of support services to the most vulnerable in our community,” said Sedgley. .

Terry Wooten, Queen of the Valley’s chief executive, said the project represents the hospital’s “core values ​​of compassion, dignity and justice”. Abode Services CEO Louis Chicoine said Abode is looking for every possible opportunity to relocate homeless people, and the Heritage House project is a prime example of a project that will achieve this goal.

“This is a great opportunity in this project to provide permanent supportive housing,” Chicoine said. “And this type of housing is now becoming popular across the state, thank goodness. With our huge social problem of homelessness, there has been a revelation that we really need to start focusing on housing people who are in the streets, who are at risk of becoming homeless because they cannot afford very expensive housing in our state.

Napa County Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht said the city council showed political courage by twice passing plans for an affordable housing project, despite neighborhood opposition on both occasions. He said most of the time when neighbors talk about political courage, it means they want elected officials to “vote like I want you to vote.” But public officials have shown “real political courage”, he said, because creating an affordable housing complex is the right thing to do.

Wagenknecht also said the Heritage House is aptly named given that a high percentage of homeless people in Napa County are from Napa.

“We are here, we are all here, to form a beloved community,” Wagenknecht said. “And that’s going to be beloved infrastructure, the beloved infrastructure that we need for the beloved community.”

You can reach Edward Booth at 707-256-2213.

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An Unashamed Church of America and its Heritage https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/an-unashamed-church-of-america-and-its-heritage/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:39:30 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/an-unashamed-church-of-america-and-its-heritage/ The Freedom’s Way Baptist Church has planned quite a celebration for the 4th of July weekend. In the early evening of Saturday, July 2, Pastor Jerry Cook scheduled a patriotic concert. This event will have patriotic music honoring the United States as Bible-believing Christians and guests enjoy the music and fellowship. Sunday morning, Pastor Jerry […]]]>

The Freedom’s Way Baptist Church has planned quite a celebration for the 4th of July weekend. In the early evening of Saturday, July 2, Pastor Jerry Cook scheduled a patriotic concert. This event will have patriotic music honoring the United States as Bible-believing Christians and guests enjoy the music and fellowship.

Sunday morning, Pastor Jerry Cook will lead the “red, white and blue” service. The congregation will enjoy an inspiring message with many references and Bible readings from the King James Bible. After the service, the congregation will enjoy a potluck.

The following day, Freedom’s Way Baptist Church will participate in the Santa Clarita July 4 parade with a decorated float and Bible walkers. It’s refreshing to have a church in Santa Clarita that loves the United States of America.
and is not afraid of nationalism or being patriotic. Pastor Jerry Cook wrote that he wanted to incorporate his love of country with his love of God and that’s how Freedom’s Way Baptist Church got its name.

On the Freedom’s Way Baptist Church website, under their statement of faith regarding civil government, it is written that God ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: home, church, and government. These authorities are responsible to God and governed by His Word. Home, church, and government are equal and sovereign in their respective biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God.

One of the purposes of the Church is to instruct the body of Christ in Bible truth and principles. Freedom’s Way Baptist Church uses the King James Bible as a source of truth and Pastor Jerry Cook addresses home, church and government in
his messages. It is rewarding to have a church that is not afraid to evaluate our nation’s policies and celebrate its history while incorporating biblical references to teach its congregation about the connection and interactions of the three Basic Authorities under God. .

Visiting one of the events scheduled at Freedom’s Way Baptist Church would be a great addition to your regular celebration of this country’s Independence Day.
God bless America.

Written by Santa Clarita resident Mark Hershey

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Leading heritage organizations join forces to create UK climate risk group https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/leading-heritage-organizations-join-forces-to-create-uk-climate-risk-group/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:52:47 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/leading-heritage-organizations-join-forces-to-create-uk-climate-risk-group/ Seven major UK organizations have announced a partnership to share their expertise and tackle the impact of climate change on historic sites and cultural heritage. The new UK Heritage Adaptation Partnership will see Cadw, Department for Communities, English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland, Historic England, National Trust and National Trust for Scotland collectively representing the four […]]]>

Seven major UK organizations have announced a partnership to share their expertise and tackle the impact of climate change on historic sites and cultural heritage.

The new UK Heritage Adaptation Partnership will see Cadw, Department for Communities, English Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland, Historic England, National Trust and National Trust for Scotland collectively representing the four nations.

The partnership will explore critical environmental issues facing historic sites and methods that will enable collections to adapt to the increasing frequency and intensity of climatic hazards such as flooding and extreme heat, thereby building the resilience of our historical environment.

Dr Ingrid Samuel, Director of Heritage and Placemaking at the National Trust, said; “So far, heritage organizations have used different methods to answer similar questions about understanding the risk presented by our changing climate. By working together, we can consider building a more consistent approach to making meaningful comparisons, and then adapting our approach as needed. »

As Gwilym Hughes, Director of Cadw explains; “Together we will be able to identify the impact of individual climate hazards on our buildings, archaeology, landscapes and places, and how these can be adapted to prevent what is special about them. be lost due to climatic constraints. This can involve testing ideas that run counter to traditional conservation principles – adaptation is largely an exploratory space and we are dealing with a world of uncertainty in terms of climate and impact on places and sites that we like and appreciate.

Ewan Hyslop, Head of Research and Climate Change at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), added: “Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to historic environment management locally, nationally and internationally. , and the resilience of these historic places has an important role to play in supporting climate action and achieving net zero goals.

“This new partnership of UK heritage organizations will allow us to work together more effectively to address the common challenges of climate change for the benefit of heritage across the UK.”

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Protest against relocation of heritage park site to Manipur https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/protest-against-relocation-of-heritage-park-site-to-manipur/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:50:00 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/protest-against-relocation-of-heritage-park-site-to-manipur/ The BJP-led government. had announced that a heritage park would be established near Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur district. The BJP-led government. had announced that a heritage park would be established near Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur district. Members of seven youth clubs, people from all walks of life and women activists in […]]]>

The BJP-led government. had announced that a heritage park would be established near Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur district.

The BJP-led government. had announced that a heritage park would be established near Keibul Lamjao National Park in Bishnupur district.

Members of seven youth clubs, people from all walks of life and women activists in the villages surrounding the 40 square meters. km Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) in Manipur has now taken the cudgels to ensure that the BJP-led government does not move the proposed heritage park from the government-approved site. Villagers staged a protest near KLNP, 53 km from Imphal in Bishnupur district on Tuesday, opposing plans to move the site elsewhere. They argue that the inhabitants of the proposed site are not associated with the protection measures of the endangered superciliary horned deer (Sangai) in the KNLP.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren recently said, “The government has set aside ₹46 crore for the construction of the heritage park. There will be traditional thatched roof houses of the different communities in this heritage park.” The Indian National Army Museum where India’s first independence flag was hoisted near Loktak Lake and the heritage park were expected to attract tourists from home and abroad.

The spokesperson for the seven spouses’ youth clubs, N. Ranbir, said: “It is unfortunate that politics has spoiled the atmosphere. Without giving any credible and acceptable explanation, the government had taken steps to move the site six kilometers from the KLNP. The nominated site has no connection with efforts to save the endangered deer. On the other hand, the inhabitants of the surrounding villages have done everything possible to protect the deer. Will it make sense now to celebrate “Sangai Festival” every year to raise awareness and attract tourists?

So far, the chief minister and others have not commented on the matter.

Mr. Ranbir said, “The government must take a positive step in this regard by Thursday (June 23). If the government fails despite the request of all the villagers around the KLNP, all the government offices there will be shut down by the villagers. Also, no tourists will be allowed to enter KLNP and nearby tourist sites.

KLNF is the natural habitat of the superciliary horn deer, which has a population of less than 300 and is listed in the red book. Wildlife enthusiasts fear that the actual number of deer in the KLNF is alarming, as some poachers are said to have “complete freedom” to kill this “dancing deer”. A few months ago, a person was surprised with a bag of game. The government cannot ban fishermen from entering Loktak Lake, including the KLNP, because the villagers have been fishing there since time immemorial and have no other source of income. Some poachers enter Lake Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in the northeast, posing as fishermen to kill deer.

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DVIDS – News – Juneteenth, Army Heritage, Pride: Celebrating a Legacy https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/dvids-news-juneteenth-army-heritage-pride-celebrating-a-legacy/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 20:03:00 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/dvids-news-juneteenth-army-heritage-pride-celebrating-a-legacy/ MILWAUKEE — As of last year, Juneteenth is now recognized as a federal holiday in the United States despite dating back to 1865. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of slavery, guaranteeing the freedoms of 250,000 black slaves. The military enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, advancing fundamental issues […]]]>

MILWAUKEE — As of last year, Juneteenth is now recognized as a federal holiday in the United States despite dating back to 1865. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of slavery, guaranteeing the freedoms of 250,000 black slaves. The military enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, advancing fundamental issues of justice, morality, and humanity.

Black soldiers have defended our nation since the Revolutionary War, even when their freedom and dignity were so long denied. Major General Vance Coleman, former commanding general of the 84th Division (now the 84th Training Command) from 1985 until his retirement in 1989, lived a life of extraordinary service in the United States Army.
Coleman enlisted in the army in 1947, when the army was still separate, and served in all-black units until he was selected to attend officer candidate school in 1951. In the end, he was first placed in a combat arms unit, but was later reassigned to another all-black unit.

It was not until he volunteered to serve in the Korean War that he was then assigned to an integrated unit, the 623rd Field Artillery Battalion in 1952. There he served as an observer advanced, deputy executive officer and commander. After about 10 months, he was injured by shrapnel and evacuated to Japan.

From Japan, he took command of a battery as a captain, then served as a battalion’s assistant operations officer. He was then posted to a unit in Hawaii before being released from active duty.

Coleman used his GI Bill to complete his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Coleman returned to Milwaukee and joined the 84th Division in 1964. He held many key positions during his 21 years in the division, eventually rising to the rank of major general and serving as commanding general until retiring in 1989.

Coleman served for more than 30 years, experiencing many significant changes in the military, including the end of racial segregation in the ranks, the recognition of women as equals, and the move to an all-volunteer military.
He served during major stages of military transformation, when President Truman eliminated segregation in the armed forces, placing qualification before discrimination. It was also a time when legislation was passed allowing women to enter the military, even though women had already served in both World Wars and some had served in the Civil War.

Even after his retirement, Coleman continually expressed the priority for the readiness of the United States Armed Forces and the personnel policies that best serve that readiness. He also understood that American culture was going to change and with that, the military had to adapt in order to attract and retain new recruits. This later led to him advocating on behalf of lesbian and gay troupes in an effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.

He used his direct experience of discrimination to provide persuasive arguments when he testified in 2008 before the House Committee about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that banned openly gay servicemen. He was a member of a panel that proposed ending the policy, comparing it to decisions to integrate blacks and allow women to serve in expanded capacities. He used his personal knowledge to address the relationship between personal conduct and unit cohesion which were topics and arguments previously made when deciding whether to integrate blacks and women into the military.

He continued his advocacy to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” including writing a letter to President Obama to enlist his support. He also participated in a forum at the Harry S. Truman Library in which he discussed the argument that desegregation would hurt unit efficiency and cohesion and why Truman chose to issue an executive order. disintegrating the army.

His advocacy enabled LGBTQ soldiers and civilians to serve openly, with pride and honor with the repeal finally enacted in December 2010, with the effective date of September 20, 2011.

Coleman passed away on September 1, 2021 from cancer and a celebration of life ceremony was recently held on June 17 in his honor. The ceremony began with her interment at Private Valhalla Memorial Park, followed by a celebration of life at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center. Maj. Gen. Miguel A. Castellanos, commanding general of the 84th Training Command, Lt. Col. Kenny Honken, chaplain of the 84th Training Command and members of the 86th Training Division, 84th Training Command training provided full military funeral honors.

Castellanos delivered remarks acknowledging Coleman’s service and his great contributions to the military and our nation.

“It is thanks to leaders like him that diversity in the Army is recognized and prioritized by its workforce,” said Castellanos. “Through his service, he contributed to something bigger than himself and helped build a stronger future for all of us.”

Coleman’s sons, Michael and Gary, and daughter, Michelle, attended and accepted the funeral flag and historical records from their father’s time of service.

During Coleman’s military service, he received two awards including the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Elements Medal of Honor and Paratrooper Badge.







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Uyghur heritage candidate urges Japan to ’embrace diversity’ https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/uyghur-heritage-candidate-urges-japan-to-embrace-diversity/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:08:17 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/uyghur-heritage-candidate-urges-japan-to-embrace-diversity/ Published on: 06/19/2022 – 07:08Amended: 06/19/2022 – 07:06 Tokyo (AFP) – Arfiya Eri is a young polyglot former United Nations official, which would already help her stand out as a Japanese political candidate, but she is also of Uyghur descent. Although her campaign is not focused on her ethnicity, she is attracting attention – positive […]]]>

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Tokyo (AFP) – Arfiya Eri is a young polyglot former United Nations official, which would already help her stand out as a Japanese political candidate, but she is also of Uyghur descent.

Although her campaign is not focused on her ethnicity, she is attracting attention – positive and negative – in a country where politics is still a largely homogenous affair.

Ethnic Uyghurs generally hail from China’s Xinjiang province, where the government is accused of detaining more than a million of them and other Muslim minorities in a years-long crackdown and which rights groups say includes widespread “crimes against humanity”.

Eri, 33, is running for the upper house of parliament with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on a platform that emphasizes bread-and-butter issues and her identity as a proud Japanese citizen.

As the first person of Uighur descent to run as a major party candidate in Japan, Eri acknowledges that her campaign is seen by some through the prism of her family history.

“Instead of my vision and my politics as a Japanese politician, people ask me about the Uyghur issue because of my ethnic background,” she told AFP.

“I can understand why this is happening, but it’s a bit strange.”

That doesn’t mean diversity isn’t a concern for a woman who speaks seven languages ​​and was educated between Japan, China and the United States.

In fact, it helped her run, after watching an election in her home region of Fukuoka in southern Japan and observing the uniformity of candidates.

As the first person of Uighur descent to run as a major party candidate in Japan, Eri acknowledges that her campaign is seen by some through the prism of her family history. Philippe FONGAFP

“I see more and more people like me visibly represented in Japan, with names that are not traditionally Japanese,” said Eri, whose last name is sometimes confused with her first name.

“Women are also visibly more active and successful… But when you look at the world of politics, that diversity is still not represented, it’s not reflected.”

“An indescribable oppression”

Japan’s July 10 elections will see more than 500 candidates run for half of the 248-seat upper house, known as the House of Councillors.

The LDP is expected to win, although Eri’s chances will be partly dictated by where she is ultimately placed on the party list.

She plans to campaign for a better work-life balance, gender equality and amending the pacifist constitution, which prohibits the use of force to settle international disputes and is interpreted by some as prohibiting the country to have any military force.

Eri endorses the LDP’s mainstream conservative politics and insists Japan must “stand firm on our national security.”

Eri also refuses to use the name Xinjiang for the Uyghur-majority region of China, and said her familiarity with alleged human rights abuses shaped her views.

The candidate described “human rights violations on an indescribable scale in places like the Uyghur region”, and said she believed even a minor rights violation “opened the door” to worse abuses.

“Essential” Diversity

Eri’s family moved from Japan to China when she was a teenager after her father, an engineer, was transferred by his employer.

She graduated from an American international school before studying in the United States, and joined the United Nations in 2016 after a stint at the Bank of Japan.

Her international resume sets her apart from many running for office, but “rather than my actual experiences and expertise or who I really am, my background has garnered more attention.”

Much of this has been positive, but there has also been vitriol online questioning Eri’s identity, reliability, and even patriotism.

Eri's family moved from Japan to China when she was a teenager after her father, an engineer, was transferred by his employer
Eri’s family moved from Japan to China when she was a teenager after her father, an engineer, was transferred by his employer Philippe FONGAFP

Candidates like Eri have little to gain from putting their diversity first in a predominantly monoethnic Japan, said Tomoaki Iwai, professor emeritus of Japanese politics at Nihon University.

They “may face a backlash from voters if they push their ethnicity too hard,” he told AFP.

Things are starting to change, Iwai said, especially in urban areas, but the pace is gradual.

Eri said Japan must “build a country that embraces diversity”, although she admitted there was still a long way to go, including in the LDP.

“I believe this is vital for the future of Japan,” she said.

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Modern Supercars and the Ford Heritage Vault: RAC #76 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/modern-supercars-and-the-ford-heritage-vault-rac-76/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:42:00 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/modern-supercars-and-the-ford-heritage-vault-rac-76/ It’s podcast time! This week we have a whole bunch of guests. Ted Ryan from the Ford Archives joins us to discuss an exciting new website. More, Motor1.comSeyth Miersma and Brett T. Evans are here to talk about the latest supercars and hypercars. We let Ryan kick things off to show off the new Ford […]]]>

It’s podcast time! This week we have a whole bunch of guests. Ted Ryan from the Ford Archives joins us to discuss an exciting new website. More, Motor1.comSeyth Miersma and Brett T. Evans are here to talk about the latest supercars and hypercars.

We let Ryan kick things off to show off the new Ford Heritage Vault. The site contains over 5,000 high resolution scanned images and brochures. At launch, it covers the automaker’s history in the United States from 1903 to 2003. The result is amazing for fans of vintage cars.

During the show, we learn about all sorts of Ford stories, like the huge color palette available on the 1960 Thunderbird. The brochures even include accessory catalogs, and you can find things like towing gear for a Mustang II.

Ford is just getting started with this site. In the future, concepts, a magazine published by the automaker and content from Ford of Britain are coming. It will be the one stop shop for anyone looking for the automaker’s models.

For the second half of the show, we discuss the current state of supercars. Motor1.com recently released a drive of the McLaren Artura.

We use the McLaren as a hook for an overview of where supercars are today. We offer vehicles like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Mercedes-AMG One, upcoming Pagani C10 and many more.

Rambling About Cars preview:

Next week Chris Smith will be back from his 2,400 mile trip from South Dakota to Michigan and back. He will probably have fascinating stories to tell. We will also cover the latest automotive news. With the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​approaching, this will likely include some exciting performance vehicles.

Where to listen:

In addition to our YouTube channel, you can still find us on your favorite streaming audio channel every Friday, as always. You will find ride on cars on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Please like, follow and comment as it exposes the show to more car enthusiasts. And the more enthusiasts who join us in this automotive odyssey, the better.

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Calling all artists for the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/calling-all-artists-for-the-2022-hispanic-heritage-month-art-exhibit/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:56:25 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/calling-all-artists-for-the-2022-hispanic-heritage-month-art-exhibit/ June 14, 2022 WHAT: The Orange County Government Hispanic Heritage Committee is inviting young and adult artists to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show to be held during Hispanic Heritage Month observed September 15 through October 15, 2022. WHO: Both adult and youth artists are encouraged to apply at http://bit.ly/HHCArt2022. All artist […]]]>

June 14, 2022

Greater Orange County Hispanic Heritage Committee LogoWHAT: The Orange County Government Hispanic Heritage Committee is inviting young and adult artists to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show to be held during Hispanic Heritage Month observed September 15 through October 15, 2022.

WHO: Both adult and youth artists are encouraged to apply at http://bit.ly/HHCArt2022. All artist submissions must include the title of the piece, high-resolution artwork images for each piece, and a short music video statement from the artist.

WHEN: The application deadline is August 24, 2022. Selected artists will be notified by email by August 31, 2022. If selected, artists will be required to deliver their work to the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando FL 32801 from September 19 to September 23, 2022 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The art exhibition will be open to the public on September 30, 2022 and will continue until October 28, 2022.

RULES: All pieces must be original works by the artist and either be Hispanic heritage themed or created by a Hispanic artist. Artists may submit up to three works of art.

For more information on the application process and the exhibition, please email Ilia.Torres@ocfl.net.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County comprises 13 municipalities and is home to world-class theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life sciences research park . Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, visit www.OCFL.net or visit the Orange County government social media channels.

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Announcement of the members of the Children of the Court https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/announcement-of-the-members-of-the-children-of-the-court/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:02:00 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/announcement-of-the-members-of-the-children-of-the-court/ Each year, new Captain Billy selects a group of children and grandchildren of Krewe members to serve as his children of the court, representing the future generation of Krewe of Bowlegs members. They will spend the year marching and participating in fun activities and encouraging children in the community to come out and join the […]]]>

Each year, new Captain Billy selects a group of children and grandchildren of Krewe members to serve as his children of the court, representing the future generation of Krewe of Bowlegs members.

They will spend the year marching and participating in fun activities and encouraging children in the community to come out and join the Krewe in parades and family events.

Harrison Gosnel

Standing left of the stairwell: (top left) Ava Kramer, Ella Needler, Kate Light and (bottom left) Chandler Foster.  Standing on the stairwell: (top row from left) Chandler Buckthal, Gray Smith, Miles Magee, (second row from left) Braden Costabile, Sadie Buckthal, Harrison Gosnell, (third row from from left) Parker Kokis, Finn Harrison, (bottom row from left) Hadley McGee, Finley Schweikert and James King.

Duty: Bearer of the captain’s medallion

Bowlegs Heritage: son of Andrew and Mandi Gosnell, honor guard 60; and grandson of Jim and Jo Brechin, honor guard 36.

Fun Facts: He attends Eglin Elementary School, enjoys reading and playing Super Mario Kart, has a yellow lab named Nala, and when he grows up he wants to be a zookeeper.

Hadley McGee

Duty: Bearer of the Queen’s Crown

Bowlegs Heritage: Daughter of Matt and Courtney McGee, Honor Guard 60; granddaughter of John and Pamela McGee, honor guard 25; and great-granddaughter of Howard and Katherine McGee, Honor Guards 2, 8 and 22.

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In memory of her late mother, Michelle Zauner’s memoir honors their shared Korean heritage https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/in-memory-of-her-late-mother-michelle-zauners-memoir-honors-their-shared-korean-heritage/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:41:48 +0000 https://arbeiasociety.org.uk/in-memory-of-her-late-mother-michelle-zauners-memoir-honors-their-shared-korean-heritage/ Michelle Zauner is not only a literary star, she is a real rock star. Her first memoir, “Crying in H Mart” was a critically acclaimed bestseller. And when she’s not busy writing books, she’s a vocalist and guitarist for her alternative pop group, Japanese Breakfast. You may have seen Japanese Breakfast on the Season 47 […]]]>

Michelle Zauner is not only a literary star, she is a real rock star. Her first memoir, “Crying in H Mart” was a critically acclaimed bestseller. And when she’s not busy writing books, she’s a vocalist and guitarist for her alternative pop group, Japanese Breakfast.

You may have seen Japanese Breakfast on the Season 47 finale of “Saturday Night Live” on May 21. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered:

Zauner recently joined Wisconsin Public Radio’s “BETA” to talk about her memoir and the impact her mother’s death had on her.

“My mother was a Korean, and she passed away in 2014 from a short battle with cancer. And I found myself going to H Mart after her death, as a way to connect with her memory and this culture that we let’s share,” Zauner said.

Zauner’s father is white, so she relied on her mother to share her Korean heritage. And although his mother didn’t teach him to cook, she raised Zauner to enjoy Korean cuisine, mostly purchased from H Mart, an Asian supermarket chain specializing in Korean food products. The “H” stands for “han au reum” which roughly translates to “an arm full of groceries”. The first H Mart opened in Woodside, New York in 1980. Today there are nearly 100 stores in the United States.

As Zauner writes in her book: “I will cry when I see a Korean grandmother eating seafood noodles in the food court, throwing shrimp heads and mussel shells on the lid of the bowl of his daughter’s tin rice.”

“I think it’s such an intense, nostalgic feeling to be in this grocery store with ingredients that remind me of dishes my mom used to make or ingredients she loved and exposed me to,” Zauner told “BETA”.

Zauner described his relationship with his mother as “complicated” and admitted it “could be tumultuous”.

“But my mother was a housewife and I was an only child,” she explained. “So we were very, very close and very close to each other. But also, I was fiercely independent. And she also had a real vision for me that wasn’t really going to plan.”

His mother’s vision was for Zauner to reach the height of his potential. This did not include her daughter’s desire to become a rock star.

Mourning his death

After Zauner’s mother died, his relationship with his father changed.

“Our grief came over us in very different ways, and it was hard to support each other and connect for a while,” she said.

Zauner points out that they were also in very different chapters of their lives. Zauner was 25 and just beginning his adult life. On the other hand, her father was at the point in his life where he was ready to retire with his wife and enjoy their life that they had spent 30 years building together.

And suddenly we had to rebuild what our next chapters were going to be in the wake of his loss.“, Zauner said.

Part of this reconstruction was learning more about the woman Zauner’s mother was when she wasn’t a parent or wife – leaving some of her true feelings and desires to herself and for herself.

“I think my mom was very impressive that way,” Zauner said. “She was very private and could be very stoic and restrained and mysterious in that way.”

Zauner continued, “I think that’s very true for a lot of people. That there’s this kind of hidden 10% that you hide from different people in your life..”

After her mother’s death, Zauner tried to connect with her father and aunt in an effort to find out the 10% they knew about her. She remembers her aunt telling her that Korea really misses her mother and that’s why her mother behaved in a certain way. Zauner initially had doubts about this theory.

“But then I realized, maybe it was just something my mom never told us because she never wanted us to worry about her missing home,” Zauner said. “But of course she did. And of course she was telling her sister, who she could confide in, that she missed home.”

“I think it’s kind of an American concept of being yourself and being honest all the time that I think sometimes hiding information or keeping secrets from people is actually the strongest thing and the more powerful to do,” she continued. “To me, that’s a more generous and loving gesture than being completely honest with your feelings all the time.”

Along with “Crying in H Mart,” Zauner also considers most of Japanese Breakfast’s debut album, “Psychopomp,” to be a tribute to his mother.

“‘In Heaven’ speaks a lot about that period of my life,” she said. “How difficult it was to be a non-religious person dealing with loss.

Orion Pictures plans to make a feature film based on “Crying in H Mart.” Zauner has already written the first draft and is working on revisions. She also oversees the soundtrack.

“I definitely don’t want to create an original score. I’m so done with the story that I don’t think I need to do anything that’s involved in the story anymore,” she said.

“‘Garden State’ was a coming-of-age movie for people of my generation. And that soundtrack was so important to people that I would love to have my version of it.”

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