At select partner agencies, the Healthy Pantry network will serve district residents in communities such as Ocoee, Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Winter Garden and Oakland. Patients, all referred by their healthcare providers, will receive free, three-month vouchers for fresh, nutritious food to supplement their diet and help them manage their diet-related diseases, such as diabetes. In addition, biometric screenings, personal counseling, community education and other support services will also be available.“The idea is to proactively nudge people toward eating healthy,” said Dave Krepcho, Second Harvest’s president and CEO. “As our nation struggles to keep up with the unrelenting epidemic of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease, there’s a growing awareness that hunger as a social determinant of disease can be managed outside the walls of the clinic or hospital.”Phase 1 of the program, which begins this month, includes hiring a coordinator who will help partner agencies understand how hunger impacts health and so they can effectively help their clients make better nutritional choices. Pantries included in the project will have the opportunity to receive new equipment to store and distribute healthier fresh and frozen food. The first six Healthy Pantries should be online by late 2017 or early 2018, with 10 others to follow.“The district is pleased to support this healthy food initiative,” said Tracy Swanson, executive director for the West Orange Healthcare District. “In many instances, nutritious food is as important as medicine in maintaining, preventing and treating disease.”The $267,154 Healthy Pantry grant from the West Orange Health District is part of an effort to address diabetes and other health-related issues affecting the community.“Proper nutrition is essential for health and healing,” said Dr. Debra Andree, vice president and chief medical officer for Community Health Centers, Inc in Winter Garden. “Food security affects many of the patients Community Health Centers cares for. This partnership will allow Central Florida residents to better secure nutritious food in a dignified way and will promote improved health-related outcomes.”According to a report by Hunger in America, nearly 23 percent of food bank clients in Orange County suffer from diabetes, and nearly 54 percent have high blood pressure. Only 2 in 5 have health insurance, and 26 percent have to make the monthly decision between seeking healthcare and buying food. A study by Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group found that, in 2014, the most at-risk areas of Apopka, Oakland, Ocoee and Winter Garden saw 530 people die from diet-related diseases.Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Second Harvest secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. The community turns to Second Harvest’s partner agencies more than 71,000 times per week. To learn more about Second Harvest, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org. The West Orange Health District is an independent special healthcare district created by an Act of the 1949 Florida Legislature and is governed by a 16 member Board appointed by the Governor of Florida. From its beginning, the mission of the District has been to enhance health and wellness in the West Orange Healthcare District. For more information about the West Orange Healthcare District please visit http://www.wohd1949.org. Pilot Program Offers Fresh Food to Low-Income Residents Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, in conjunction with the West Orange Health District, is launching a three-year pilot program to provide healthy food for low-income people struggling with diet-related diseases. TAGSSecond HarvestWest Orange Health District Previous articleTaking on violence? Let’s get down to businessNext articleHeinz recalls 500 cases of gravy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear
Save this picture!© Murray FredericksText description provided by the architects. Shortlisted in the 2018 World Architecture Festival and Houses Awards, Iron Maiden House is located in Sydney’s lower North Shore and draws on it’s local context and history to create a unique contemporary home.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAIron Maiden House was designed for a family of five who wanted a home which celebrated Sydney’s climate. The design delivers generous rooms which flow to inward facing outdoor areas at ground level, while an elevated external corridor connects the children’s bedrooms, enabling the children to build their independence while enjoying private green space.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!Longitudinal Section / BedroomSave this picture!© Murray FredericksSolar access underpins the planning and orientation, while the flowering of creeping plants along the external skin provides seasonal nuance. The distinctive cladding is a nod to the iconic Australian vernacular material, while the form is a modern re-interpretation of the gable houses typical of the area. Conceptually, the privacy and beauty of a natural gorge, in which water cuts through rock to form secluded spaces, was replicated with overscale walls to generate the final form. The simple shape was extruded lengthways along the site and sliced down the middle with a pond to form a central axis. Slender, cathedral-like spaces were formed around this central thoroughfare with ponds running parallel to walkways to link the spaces.Save this picture!© Michael LassmanSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!First floor planThe home aims to elevate everyday activities. Occupants are encouraged to pause and enjoy the view through a large window near the spiral stair and generous stair treads which meet nearby walls, forming a place to sit. Each room has a view through green space into different parts of the house. The sophisticated use of levels within the home creates distinct yet akin spaces.Save this picture!© Michael LassmanProject gallerySee allShow lessFervor Creative / debartolo architectsSelected ProjectsStudio / MetabaukunstSelected Projects Share Area: 287 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Australia Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Longueville, Australia “COPY” 2018 Photographs: Murray Fredericks, Michael Lassman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year: Iron Maiden House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSave this projectSaveIron Maiden House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSave this picture!© Murray Fredericks+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899534/iron-maiden-house-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Manufacturers: Abey, Apaiser, Escea, Gaggenau, Hafele, Precision Flooring, Qasair, Reece, Zip, Astra Walker, Caroma, Fielders, La Marzocco, Matt Blatt/, Matt Tallowwood /, Mizu, TBC, Wasteland Iron Maiden House / CplusC Architectural Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899534/iron-maiden-house-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeCplusC Architectural WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLonguevilleOn InstagramAustraliaPublished on August 07, 2018Cite: “Iron Maiden House / CplusC Architectural Workshop” 07 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
RSF_en At least 139 journalists were force to flee abroad in 2013 because of threats prompted by their work. Syria, Eritrea, Iran and Somalia are high on the list of countries that journalists fled from.As today is World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders would like to reiterate its concern for the dozens of journalists who flee their country every year in search of safety. A joint release today by Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Rory Peck Trust condemns the inadequacy of the current international mechanisms for protecting refugee journalists and recommends measures that the international community should take to address the problem.RWB is also issuing a report on its direct support activities in 2013 and an overview of assistance in the first half of 2014, which has continued to be marked by the consequences of the terrible conflict in Syria.At least 173 professional and citizen journalists have fled Syria since the start of the conflict in March 2011 – around 50 of them since the start of 2014. In response to this continuing exodus, Reporters Without Borders has produced an Arabic-language version of its Handbook for journalists who flee abroad.It has 30 pages of advice for refugee journalists about UNHCR protection procedures and seeking asylum in Europe and North America. Journalists who have had to flee their country will find information, tips and contacts that will help to guide and assist them during the long and difficult process of starting a new life.Find all this information and video interviews with Eritrean, Iranian, Syrian and Sri Lankan journalists who have fled abroad at 20june.rsf.org. Activities in the field News Organisation Help by sharing this information June 20, 2014 – Updated on May 1, 2016 Journalists who flee with fear as their only baggage Activities in the field
Rajasthan HC Allows Student Who Was Given Two Scores In JEE Mains To Appear For JEE Advance; Result To Be Withheld [Read Order]
News UpdatesRajasthan HC Allows Student Who Was Given Two Scores In JEE Mains To Appear For JEE Advance; Result To Be Withheld [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Sep 2020 3:44 AMShare This – xIn a big relief to an Engineering aspirant who was precluded from appearing in the JEE (Advance) Examination after her Mains result was allegedly fiddled, the Rajasthan High Court directed the National Testing Agency to allow her to take the examination, scheduled to be held this Sunday. The Bench of Justice Vijay Bishnoi further clarified that appearance in the examination shall…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a big relief to an Engineering aspirant who was precluded from appearing in the JEE (Advance) Examination after her Mains result was allegedly fiddled, the Rajasthan High Court directed the National Testing Agency to allow her to take the examination, scheduled to be held this Sunday. The Bench of Justice Vijay Bishnoi further clarified that appearance in the examination shall not confer any right in the Petitioner’s favour and directed the NTA not to declare her result, without permission of the Court. The case relates to a 19-yr-old student from Chittorgarh who claims to have scored 99.4% percentile in JEE examination which was conducted in January this year. She contends that she is eligible to take the Advance stage of the Examination However, it is alleged that when she proceeded to apply for JEE Advance, she found that her score had been “erroneously and maliciously changed” to 59.4 percentile The Petitioner, represented by Advocate Samarpit Gupta, claims that she wrote to NTA, asking them to look into the matter expeditiously. However, since no response was forthcoming from the authority and the examination is upcoming in a matter of days, she was constrained to move the High Court. In view of the facts and circumstances, the Court issued notice on the plea and ordered thus: “In the meanwhile, respondent- National Testing Agency is directed to allow the petitioner to appear in the JEE Advance Examination, which are scheduled to be held on 27.09.2020, however, the result of the petitioner shall not be declared without permission of this Court and it is also made clear that her appearance in JEE, Advance Examination will not her favour.” Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Public Examinations: Supreme Court Deprecates Practice Of Re-evaluation And Scrutiny Of Answer Sheets By Courts
Top StoriesPublic Examinations: Supreme Court Deprecates Practice Of Re-evaluation And Scrutiny Of Answer Sheets By Courts LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Dec 2020 9:02 PMShare This – x”Courts should be very slow in interfering with expert opinion in academic matters”The Supreme Court has observed that assessment of the questions and answer key of public examinations by the courts itself is not permissible.The court was considering an appeal filed against a Rajasthan High Court judgment in which it had examined the correctness of the questions and Answer Keys of an examination conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission to the post of Senior…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that assessment of the questions and answer key of public examinations by the courts itself is not permissible.The court was considering an appeal filed against a Rajasthan High Court judgment in which it had examined the correctness of the questions and Answer Keys of an examination conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission to the post of Senior Teacher (Grade II) in Social Science and held that the answer key to 5 questions was erroneousDisagreeing with this approach of the High Court, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed that though re-evaluation can be directed if rules permit, the practice of reevaluation and scrutiny of the questions by the courts which lack expertise in academic matters is to be deprecated. “It is not permissible for the High Court to examine the question papers and answer sheets itself, particularly when the Commission has assessed the inter se merit of the candidates (Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission v. Mukesh Thakur & Anr.) Courts have to show deference and consideration to the recommendation of the Expert Committee who have the expertise to evaluate and make recommendations [See Basavaiah (Dr.) v. Dr. H.L. Ramesh & Ors.) . Examining the scope of judicial review with regards to reevaluation of answer sheets, this Court in Ran Vijay Singh & Ors. v. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors. held that court should not re-evaluate or scrutinize the answer sheets of a candidate as it has no expertise in the matters and the academic matters are best left to academics.The bench observed that it was not open to the Division Bench to have examined the correctness of the questions and the answer key to come to a conclusion different from that of the Expert Committee. The court, while dismissing the appeals, further observed:”A perusal of the above judgments would make it clear that courts should be very slow in interfering with expert opinion in academic matters. In any event, assessment of the questions by the courts itself to arrive at correct answers is not permissible. The delay in finalization of appointments to public posts is mainly caused due to pendency of cases challenging selections pending in courts for a long period of time. The cascading effect of delay in appointments is the continuance of those appointed on temporary basis and their claims for regularization. The other consequence resulting from delayed appointments to public posts is the serious damage caused to administration due to lack of sufficient personnel.”Case: Vikesh Kumar Gupta vs. State of Rajasthan [Civil Appeal Nos.3649–3650 of 2020]Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment https://main.sci.gov.in/supremecourt/2019/28550/28550_2019_35_1501_24973_Judgement_07-Dec-2020.pdfNext Story
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, three Utah State men’s basketball standouts were named to all-Mountain West Conference squads.For the second consecutive season, Aggies star senior guard, Sam Merrill, was named to the conference’s first team.Sophomore center Neemias Queta was named to the second team and sophomore forward Justin Bean was named to the third team.Queta and Bean were also named to the all-Mountain West defensive team.Merrill leads the Aggies in scoring (18.8 points per game) and assists (117).Merrill is also the first Aggie since Tai Wesley to earn back-to-back all first-team conference honors. Wesley achieved this distinction in 2010 and 2011.Despite suffering from a litany of injuries this season, Queta averaged 12.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, while also posting a team-best 29 blocked shots in 19 games this season.Bean was one of only three Mountain West Conference student-athletes to average a double-double this season in posting 12.3 points and 10.3 boards for the Aggies.He also ranks 12th nationally with 319 net rebounds on the season, tying him for that distinction with Minnesota sophomore center Daniel Oturu. Written by Brad James March 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Three USU Men’s Basketball Standouts Named To All-Mountain West Squads Tags: Justin Bean/Neemias Queta/Sam Merrill/USU Basketball
Governor Mike Pence delivered the following farewell message to Hoosiers regarding his term in office. An HD video recording of this message may be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEfa7RMn_To. As my time serving as your Governor comes to a close, I would like to share a few thoughts about the last four years and what we as Hoosiers have accomplished together. I am so proud of the people of Indiana. Hoosiers are known around America for being good and kind-hearted people, always willing to help each other in times of need, but as I learned traveling across this country, our state has also become synonymous with fiscal responsibility, innovation and a growing economy.Together we made great strides since that January 2013 day when I took the oath of office. We lived up to our reputation and worked hard to create a state that attracts investment and jobs. With the Indiana General Assembly, we cut taxes in each of the last four years. We held the line on spending and with balanced budgets and record reserves, Indiana became the fiscal envy of the country. We rolled back burdensome red tape and made historic investments in education, infrastructure, innovation and reform.We set a record for private sector employment. Today, we have more Hoosiers working than ever before in the 200-year history of this state. Indiana’s economy added more than 165,000 new private sector jobs, and our state’s unemployment rate has been cut in half. Indiana’s labor force participation rate outpaced the national average for more than two years running.Because of hardworking Hoosiers and our state’s competitive business environment, we secured commitments from companies that represent more than $15 billion in capital investment creating more than 90,000 jobs in the future.And, because our fiscal foundation is strong, the state has been able to partner with local communities through the Regional Cities Initiative to support quality of life improvements, attracting even more talent and investment in our cities. The state investment of $126 million will yield more than $2 billion in total investments – a great value for taxpayers – and will span more than 100 projects that include the redevelopment of downtown areas and waterways while enhancing cultural and economic opportunities.As the Crossroads of America, Indiana made robust infrastructure investments to meet the needs of our economy. In the last four years, we committed more than $2.5 billion in new funding for roads and bridges – without raising taxes. We also secured the first ongoing, new investments for local infrastructure projects in more than a decade and cut the ribbon on new bridges on the Ohio River, made improvements on US 31 and made critical progress completing I-69 from Evansville to Indianapolis.Our innovative Healthy Indiana Plan is a national model of how to provide affordable health care coverage to our most vulnerable citizens. Hoosiers are proving we can improve healthcare and drive down costs with consumer choices and preventive care without the federal mandates, taxes and fees.With HIP 2.0, we have also made great strides expanding treatment for those who struggle in the grip of drug addiction. This year, we also broke ground on Indiana’s first mental health hospital in more than a generation and brought together experts from across the state to craft solutions to combat the scourge of substance abuse in our communities.In education, while investing record amounts in K-12 public education, we set aside millions of dollars to increase pay for good teachers. I’m especially proud that we made historic strides to ensure that our schools work for all our kids, regardless of where they start in life and regardless of where they want to start.We became the first state in America to make career and vocational education a priority again in every high school.I am especially proud to have signed legislation that, for the first time ever, provides public funding for quality pre-K education for disadvantaged Hoosier children. Our pilot program is opening doors for vulnerable children across Indiana and creating a framework for future investment in early childhood education.Our focus on education is affecting student performance in the classroom. Thanks to the hard work of our kids, parents and teachers, graduation rates and test scores improved over the past four years all across the state.The success our state has enjoyed is a product of the work ethic and ingenuity of businesses large and small, in the city and on the farm but credit must also go to the men and women who serve our state at every level of our government.The greatest blessing of my life is my wife Karen Pence and in her service as our First Lady, Hoosiers have seen her love and devotion to Indiana throughout the past four years. As First Lady of Indiana, Karen has impacted the lives of children and families in a lasting way. Her travels across our state as our Bicentennial Ambassador and her charitable efforts supporting organizations in all 92 counties have touched hearts and inspired Hoosiers, and I will always be proud of her service.I was fortunate to have at my side two dedicated Lieutenant Governors, Sue Ellspermann and Governor-elect Eric Holcomb, who were full partners in every success of our administration. Credit is also due to the dedicated men and women of my governor’s staff, the members of my cabinet and the thousands of state employees whom I have had the privilege of working alongside the last four years. With their integrity and work ethic, these state employees personify the best of public service, and it has been my honor to serve the people of Indiana with them.I am also grateful for the stewardship of the men and women of the Indiana General Assembly, especially Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long. These legislators enabled our state to become the fiscal envy of the country as we advanced innovative policies to improve the economy and well-being of Hoosiers.But most of all, credit belongs to you, the people of Indiana, who demanded a government as good as our people. We worked each day to fulfill the trust you placed in us and while the work of the people will continue, I believe every Hoosier can be proud of the progress our state has made at the outset of our third century.As my time as your Governor comes to an end, I want to say thank you.Thank you for giving me and my family the opportunity to serve the state we love. Thank you for supporting our efforts to build an even better Indiana over the last four years. Because of your support and faith, our state is more prosperous today, our economy is more dynamic, our children are better prepared, and the quality of life for Hoosiers is improving every day.As we prepare to assume new responsibilities in our nation’s capital, we leave with grateful hearts knowing that everything we will ever do is owing entirely to the grace of God, my wonderful family, and you, the good people of Indiana. Wherever our service takes us in the promising days ahead, our hearts will always be here, where the moon shines bright upon the Wabash and until we come back home again, we pray that God will continue to bless this great state and all who go by the name of Hoosier. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your governor. I know the best days for Indiana and America are yet to come. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, Local OBITITARIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that sometime in October 2019 an announcement will be made by the Vanderburgh County officials that they have agreed to renovate the County jail? …we are told that the newly renovated jail will meet our needs for at least 25 years?IS IT TRUE are told that a few Republican “SPIN DOCTORS” are predicting that the City Council Ward Three (3) and Ward Two (2) winners will be Republicans? …we are told that some of these same people also predicted that President Trump and the United States Senator Mike Braun would both lose the Republican primary?IS IT TRUE that its common knowledge that political candidates with name recognition generally do very well at the ballot box?IS IT TRUE we wonder if its Kosher for a political candidate to spend their campaign funds on baby sitting services?IS IT TRUE we been told that several local movers and shakers would like to turn the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville into a Military Museum?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to the University of Southern Indiana, through its University Archives and Special Collections for partnering with the Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Veterans Council of Vanderburgh County, and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War to preserve historical materials currently housed in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Room of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville?IS IT TRUE we are told that a few of the mainstream media elitists are degrading the City-County Observer? …all we can say about this is that we are proud to be a home owned community publication and thats more then they can say?IS IT TRUE we find it interesting that several candidates for the Evansville City Council are telling potential voters that if they are elected they will be the “Taxpayers Watchdog”? …if City Council candidates really want to prove that they have the capacity of being a “Taxpayers Watchdog” they should publicly request that the City Controller provide then with a complete and accurate accounting on how much has the City invested in the Evansville Thunderbolts since it beginning?IS IT TRUE we wonder if anyone knows anything about the current status of the old CVS building located on North Main Street?IS IT TRUE a CCO staff member recently had lunch at the GANGNAM restaurant in downtown-Evansville and she really enjoyed the delicious food, liked the friendly staff and menu offerings?IS IT TRUE that in Indiana gamblers must be 21 or older in order to place a bet in a “Sportsbook” facility? …that Indiana gaming law allows casinos to take wagers on dozens of professional, collegiate and international events, including football, basketball, baseball, auto racing, hockey, soccer, boxing, golf, and Olympic competitions. No betting is allowed on high school or youth sporting events, or e-sports?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to The Evansville DMD And Evansville African American Museum for creating and dedicating an African American Heritage Trail?IS IT TRUE that a loyal reader of the City-County Observer takes Rosuvastatin (generic for Crestor) on a daily basis? …without insurance or government assistance this medicine would have cost him $677.25 dollars to fill? …he uses the GOOD RX APP. at a local pharmacy and paid only $22.18 for a three month supply of this prescription? …we highly recommend that you Google the Good Rx App because you will save big bucks on your future prescriptions order?IS IT TRUE that so far 108 people have contacted the Chairman of the “Working Outside The Box” speaker series sponsored by the City-County Observer? …that we have only 50 available seats for this extremely popular event?Todays “Readers Poll” question Is: Do you feel that the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel its time for Mayor Winnecke to make a public statement concerning the Zoning Appeals Board rejection of an upscale Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin Street?Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
‘Shadow Divers’ author Robert Kurson speaks to a crowd at the Ocean City Free Public Library on Sunday during the ‘OC Reads’ program.The Ocean City Free Public Library’s first “OC Reads” program concluded Sunday with a presentation by “Shadow Divers” author Robert Kurson.Robert Kurson”OC Reads” is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book.The program’s first selection, “Shadow Divers,” was a nonfiction page-turner that intertwines the story of scuba divers venturing into dangerously deep water in search of an unknown shipwreck with the story of their quest to learn how the sunken German U-boat came to rest off the coast of New Jersey.More than 75 people attended Sunday’s presentation by Kurson, who told the audience of his quest to tell the story of the undying passion of the divers in their mission. The divers recognized that they had made a life-changing discovery, and Kurson’s discovery of their story was similarly life-changing, he said.In addition to Kurson’s lecture and book-signing, the OC Reads program included the showing of “Hitler’s Lost Sub,” a film documentary about the U-boat, and a community discussion of the book.