We had a great day at the FL State Capitol yesterday for Developmental Disability Awareness Day (DD Day). Caleb got to catch up with some friends from school, who came to advocate as well. Many individuals and agencies from around the state gathered to meet with legislators, sharing their concerns about disability issues. There was also a press conference (and a flash mob - swipe!) where agency leaders spoke on their efforts. “Pay Fair for Care” is the hot topic this year - more funding for direct care workers. The turnover for this field is close to, if not more, than 40%. Caregivers who actually CARE can be hard to find and even harder to hang onto when they can make more at McDonalds. Other issues include decreasing our MedWaiver waitlist, preventing restraint in schools and strengthening transportation options. So many issues, but together we can be a louder voice. Advocacy matters! Make sure to look at some of the issues Your states are working on & build those relationships with your legislators. Ps. It was fun catching up with friends, and everyone loved Caleb’s new Valentines socks from @johnscrazysocks !
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The area of the modern city of Jacksonville has been inhabited for thousands of years. On Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a University of North Florida team discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BC. In the 16th century, the beginning of the historical era, the region was inhabited by the Mocama, a coastal subgroup of the Timucua people. At the time of contact with Europeans, all Mocama villages in present-day Jacksonville were part of the powerful chiefdom known as the Saturiwa, centered around the mouth of the St. Johns River. One early map shows a village called Ossachite at the site of what is now downtown Jacksonville; this may be the earliest recorded name for that area. 📷: @boipinoy
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Happy Valentine’s Day from your RoamFlorida Crew! Hope y’all have a safe and happy holiday!
Florida State University was 1851 and the main campus is located in Tallahassee. The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs. In 1819 the Florida Territory was ceded to the United States by Spain as an element of the Adams–Onís Treaty. The Territory was conventionally split by the Appalachicola or later the Suwannee rivers into East and West areas. Florida State University is traceable to a plan set by the 1823 U.S. Congress to create a system of higher education. The 1838 Florida Constitution codified the basic system by providing for land allocated for the schools. In 1845 Florida became the 27th State of the United States, which permitted the resources and intent of the 1823 Congress regarding education in Florida to be implemented. 📷: @aerialtallahassee
Vilano Beach is right up there near Jacksonville area near the St Johns River. I kept going back to this image and I don’t know enough about photography to explain why, but artistically I think it’s the movement and the point of view at which it is taken, and the contrast of the white and green. Thank you @nickerson_c for tagging us in this! Hope y’all are enjoying your weekend!
The Floridan Palace Hotel,formerly known as the Hotel Floridan or Floridan Hotel, is a historic hotel in Tampa, Florida, United States. It was designed by prominent Tampa architects G.A. Miller and Francis J. Kennard and built in 1926, opening in early 1927. On March 12, 1996, the Floridan was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The hotel's bar, the Sapphire Room, was a popular nightspot during World War II for servicemen who were training at nearby Drew Field to fly B-17s over Europe. Many of the service men at that time were housed in makeshift barracks located underneath the bleachers at the old Florida State Fairgrounds racetrack a few blocks away. The bar's wild reputation at the time earned it the nickname "The Surefire Room". Elvis Presley stayed here back in 1955 after a concert at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory. 📷: @wowph_
Riviera Beach is home to the Port of Palm Beach and a United States Coast Guard station, and has its own marina. Riviera Beach is home to Blue Heron Bridge, one of the country's top rated beach dive sites. In 2015, Riviera Beach renamed part of Old Dixie Highway that runs inside the city limits as President Barack Obama Highway. Riviera Beach was originally called Riviera, and under the latter name was platted in 1913. It was named after the French Riviera. Riviera Beach is predominantly an African American city and it is on the List of U.S. cities with African American majority populations. 📷: @cathyjahn
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A red cross is placed on a white shield, with the state seal centered. The flag represents the land of sunshine, flowers, palm trees, rivers and lakes. The seal features a brilliant sun, a cabbage palmetto tree, a steamboat sailing and a Native American Seminole woman scattering flowers. I love this by Sarah @thickpaint The first time I saw her work it was at one of those sips and strokes classes, and I just loved her work! We recreated an octopus 🐙 she had painted. To me it was so cool, but even cooler still when I got to run into her a couple of times. Go check her out @artigras that’s coming up in Jupiter, FL Thanks for tagging us Sarah! ❤️
Wow!! 💙🐬 Love this video by @mellowkeywest I couldn’t pass this up, and not post it! (Its past my bedtime 🙀) Dolphins range in size from 5.6 ft long and 110 lb. Several species exhibit sexual dimorphism, in that the males are larger than females. Although dolphins are widespread, most species prefer the warmer waters of the tropic zones, but some, like the right whale dolphin, prefer colder climates. Dolphins feed largely on fish and squid, but a few, like the killer whale, feed on large mammals, like seals. Male dolphins typically mate with multiple females every year, but females only mate every two to three years. Calves are typically born in the spring and summer months and females bear all the responsibility for raising them. Mothers of some species fast and nurse their young for a relatively long period of time. Dolphins produce a variety of vocalizations, usually in the form of clicks and whistles. 📹: @mellowkeywest
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Hollywood Beach, Florida is located right between Ft Lauderdale and Miami, and is known for it’s beautiful stretch of beach. Lots of ocean front hotels and resorts, so no problem finding a place to stay for a little get away or a long weekend! Lovely photo by @delmis.c 👋🏻😎
Here’s another one of the great people I got to meet in Jacksonville @shaundasphotography ☺️ Love Love Love this photo she took at Dames Point Bridge. It crosses over the St John’s River. Lovely reflection! 👌🏻 The Dames Point Bridge (officially the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on the Interstate 295 East Beltway. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989. The main span is 1,300 feet, and is 175 feet high. The bridge was designed by HNTB Corporation and RS&H, Inc. The Massman Construction Company built the bridge. The bridge's cables are arranged on multiple vertical planes in a slight modification to the harp (parallel) stay arrangement. Main span cables are paired to anchor into the tower in a vertical plane while side span cables pair up to anchor in a horizontal plane such that four cables anchor in each tower at approximately the same elevation. 📷: @shaundasphotography
Kleman Plaza Parking Garage in Tallahassee, and @chuckbandel it is very cool! 😎Tallahassee is our state capital, and has been since 1824. Indigenous peoples occupied this area for thousands of years before European encounter. Around AD 1200, the large and complex Mississippian culture had built earthwork mounds near Lake Jackson which survive today; they are preserved in the Lake Jackson Archaeological State Park. 📷: @chuckbandel
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Loved finding this in the hashtags this morning from @evanhilton I got to meet him at last years (oh, it’s been almost 2 now 😱) meet in Jacksonville, such a great crew up there! So it’s a pleasure to feature him this morning! Jacksonville Beach was incorporated back in 1907 but as Pablo Beach. It didn’t get its name change until 1925. This is part of a collective group known as Jacksonville Beaches, which include, Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. The area around present-day Jacksonville Beach was first settled by Spanish settlers. Spanish missions were established from Mayport to St. Augustine. Spain ceded Florida to Great Britain by treaty in 1763, only to have Spain regain it again, and then a final time in 1821 to the United States. American river pilots and fishermen came to Hazard, present-day Mayport, and established a port. 📷: @evanhilton Also, check out his other page @hiltonic_
Ladies of Tallahassee! Our Book of Acts Women’s Bible Study starts January 30th! It’s a weekly study every Tuesday 10-11:30am into April. Join us for an in-depth and passionate study of the book of Acts and how we can walk in signs and wonders in our own lives.
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The cold can’t scare the always amazing FL sunsets away! Just gotta get UP to see them sometimes 🛫📸
16 5712:56 PM Jan 31, 2018
ok Tally, I saw you this past wknd with the trendiness 😏 the delta biscuit + blueberry cobbler w/ a side of @luckygoatcoffee were 👌🏼 both times we went.. two days in a row. aaaand now i wish i would’ve had it again today. no shame. 🙋🏻❤️🍩☕️