433 E. MichiganLast updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:50 pmTwo hotels totaling 300 rooms are planned at the site of two long-vacant buildings formerly owned by Johnson Controls International plc in downtown Milwaukee.433 E. MichiganBloomington-based JR Hospitality is planning a dual brand Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton at the southwest corner of East Michigan and North Jefferson Streets and a Holiday Inn Express at the northwest corner of East Clybourn and North Jefferson Streets, said Roshan Bhakta, managing partner with JR Hospitality.JR Hospitality purchased the buildings at 433 E. Michigan St. and 517 N. Jefferson St. on Tuesday from Johnson Controls for an undisclosed price, said Fraser Engerman, a Johnson Controls spokesperson. The five-story, 80,525-square-foot class C office building at 433 E. Michigan St. was built in 1909 and has an assessed value of $1.27 million, according to city records.The 0.4-acre property at 517 N. Jefferson St., which is used for parking, has an assessed value of $1.15 million, according to city records. There is a two-story, 10,760-square-foot building at 501 N. Jefferson St., built in 1970, that has an assessed value of $523,000, according to city records.No information on the sale prices of the buildings was available on Thursday. Official record of the sales has not yet been filed with the state.Bhakta said the buildings will be demolished and the hotels will be built from the ground up.Construction will likely begin in fall or winter with an opening date of late 2019 or early 2020, Bhakta said.Johnson Controls purchased the former Universal Foods Corp. (now Sensient Technologies Corp.) headquarters in 2008 with plans to expand its downtown facility. That never happened.Engerman said the properties had been obsolete and on the market for some time.“Now was the right time to sell,” Engerman said. “We felt this was a good way to help revitalize downtown Milwaukee.”JR Hospitality and Coralville, Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels are currently building a Holiday Inn Express & Suites and a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at The Corridor development along I-94 in Brookfield, which will add 132 and 137 rooms, respectively.Since December, both the 94-room Homewood Suites by Hilton at 500 N. Water St. and the 150-room, six-story Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown hotel at The Brewery complex have opened. Also, construction recently began on the four-story, 132-room Cambria Hotel at 503 N. Plankinton Ave.The additional inventory has not yet effected the occupancy rate of downtown Milwaukee’s hotels. During the first half of 2018, the occupancy rate was 65 percent, up from 62.6 percent compared to the first six months of 2017, according to market data from Hendersonville, Tenn.-based STR Inc.The occupancy rate during the first six months of the year was also higher than it was in 2015, despite there being four more hotels that have opened in downtown Milwaukee since then.Demand for downtown Milwaukee hotel rooms is also up 6.8 percent for the first half of the year, compared to the first six months of 2017, according to STR data.Greg Hanis, a hotel industry analyst and president of New Berlin-based Hospitality Marketers International Inc., said if you were to add the 300 hotel rooms planned on the former Johnson Controls properties, plus the Cambria to the market today, it would take two years and seven months to absorb all of the new rooms.Developers typically want to see an absorption rate under two years, and never longer than three, Hanis said.“With all of these new hotels, Milwaukee’s growth rate would be substantially faster than the demand, reaching maximum levels,” Hanis said. “I don’t want to dampen anyone’s excitement, but this might be the tipping point.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.Another Homelessness Case Behind the Mirabella Pool“Homeless camping on waterfront between North end pool and coast guard station.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 20th, 2017. It was then closed on October 25th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Noted. Status: Completed – Refer to Partner. Resolution: Pine St Inn Outreach, BPD Homeless Liaison and providers have been asked to assess and assist persons in need of services. J Greene, OHS.”*Advertisement* Homeless Camp behind the Mirabella PoolIllegal Parking Damages Street Light Last Month“The street light near 8-10 Sheafe was hit by a truck that was parking illegally on our sidewalk was removed and is it going to be replaced? We need a solution to the illegal parking on the sidewalk.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on September 19th, 2017. It was then closed on October 24th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Noted. Case noted. Issued a new service request, to our construction crew, to replace uour post @ 6 Sheafe St. SR# 2248601. Thanks for your patience.”Frustrated 311 User Sends Sixth Request to Repair North Street Light“This is the sixth time I’ve sent in a request to have the light fixed at 305 North St. in Boston [in the North End]. please have somebody fix the light, it’ll be daylight savings time before you know it and it’s very dark without the lights”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 20th, 2017. It was then closed on October 24th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: Duplicate of Existing Case. Duplicate Service Request. Thank you for your request. See Service Request # 2213073 for the Street Light Outage. It has been issued to 3rd shift to investigate the underground issue. Will “”need”” to get into the roadway pull box, that’s in front of the Electrified Colonial fixture.”Abandoned Bike on Copps Hill.Abandoned Bike“Looks like abandoned bike. Not chained down. Copps Hill Terrace North End.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 20th, 2017. The case is still currently open as of the morning of October 26th. Possible Rat Infestation Near Joe’s American Bar & Grill“There is a rat infestation coming from the dumpster that belongs to joe’s American bar & grill in the north end. I am a resident of Commercial Wharf and park my car in the parking spaces near the dumpster bc it closest to my front door. The rats from the dumpster have been living in my car hood, & I have been breathing in rat feces and dander for at least 2 months. My immune system has been compromised from this. And my car electrical system and engine has been damaged due to the rats chewing.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 19th, 2017. It was then closed later the same day on October 19th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: ADCLSD: Administratively Closed”Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 website, tweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*
1 of 10 Children and parents joined in a little holiday fun at RE/MAX Luxury Living on Salem Street this past weekend! On Sunday, RE/MAX agent, Tina Natale, hosted a free gingerbread house decorating event. Everyone enjoyed decorating Gingerbread houses, writing letters to Santa and, of course, sipping hot chocolate on the chilly afternoon.
“One of Boston’s best looking alleys. Morton St. North End Boston.”Cutillo Park GraffitiGraffiti removed at Cutillo ParkThe original 311 posts can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on February 12th, 2018. The case was resolved on July 2nd, 2018 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. THE GRAFFITI HAS BEEN removed. DONE.”Mirabella Pool Opening Late“Mirabella Pool in North End still closed. Now 7:32. Supposed to open at 7:00.”The gates to the pool are closed after opening times.The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on June 30th, 2018 and closed on the same day with the following message: “Closed with status: Duplicate of Existing Case.”**Note: “Duplicate of Existing Case” seems to refer to this case.Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 website, tweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.Graffiti Cleaned up on Multiple Streets in The North End“Black graffiti on red brick historical building. There is a CCTV camera right in front of the building, owned by the store Wilde duck wine and spirit. I asked the store owner, he is ok to share the footages of the camera. There have been a rise in graffiti in north end in the past month, so it might be worth finding out who is doing this.”Salem Street GraffitiGraffiti removed on Salem StreetThe original 311 posts can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on January 30th, 2018. The case was resolved on July 3rd, 2018 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. THE GRAFFITI HAS BEEN removed. DONE.”*Advertisement*
In the latest chapter of the legal saga, oral arguments were heard over parking rights on the wharf property as part of cross-pleadings by attorneys representing Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association (CWECA) versus those from the State’s Attorney General’s office representing the regulatory arm at Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Read more here.*Advertisement* Two saplings planted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground were recently severed at ground level by a vandal with a saw. The intentional destruction of the irreparably-damaged oak and elm occurred in separate incidents. Read more here. Honoring San Rocco in Boston’s North End Friends and parishioners of Father Claude Scrima, of the North End’s St. Leonard Church, honored the much loved priest last week by celebrating his 85th birthday. Read more and see photos from the celebration here. With the renovation project at Puopolo Fields underway, the large grass ballfields are being replaced with artificial turf. One local resident shared a photo of construction equipment on the lawn, ready to begin the project. Read more here. Last Grass at North End Ballfields This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured police incidents, parking rights, neighborhood development, culture, birthdays and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. Vandalism at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Metal debris, possibly a railing, fell from the roof of Commercial Wharf and hit a woman in the head, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning. Read more about the incident here. Metal Falls from Commercial Wharf Roof Hitting Woman on Sidewalk The San Rocco Society held a Mass and luncheon at St. Leonard Church on Sunday, July 21st to honor their patron saint. The statue was on display at the newly renovated church hall. Read more and see photos here. Editor’s Choice Celebrating Fr. Claude Scrima’s 85th Birthday [Photos] Court Hears Arguments for Parking Rights at Commercial Wharf
The roads from Tagbilaran City to Carmen town via Corella to see the Chocolate Hills from a new viewing deck are open to light vehicles.MORE STORIESnewsinfoIran introduces visa-free policy for Chinese citizensnewsinfoEducation seen as new niche market for PH tourismnewsinfoMahathir unveils Visit Malaysia 2020 logo, sets 30 million tourist arrivals targetMORE STORIESnewsinfoIran introduces visa-free policy for Chinese citizensnewsinfoEducation seen as new niche market for PH tourismnewsinfoMahathir unveils Visit Malaysia 2020 logo, sets 30 million tourist arrivals targetImportant componentRowena Montecillo, DOT regional director, said the decision to reopen the Loboc river cruise was strategic because tour operators include it as a “must see” destination in the region.“That is why it is really important to resume operations if we want to bring back tourists to Bohol,” she said. “People can still enjoy Bohol with its tarsiers and river cruises. What we’ve lost are the old churches for now.”The night river cruise, however, remains suspended for safety reasons, officials said.ADVERTISEMENT Bohol’s enchanting Loboc River Cruise reopened yesterday as tourism stakeholders pulled all stops to restart the province’s top revenue earning industry a week after a powerful earthquake devastated parts of Central Visayas.The cruise in Loboc, among the towns that reeled from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, became the province’s symbol that Boholanos are getting back on their feet.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros MOST READ At yesterday’s relaunch, about a hundred local and foreign tourists boarded two barges that serve as floating restaurants.A third barge carried a DOT group, including local officials, relief campaigners and the media.The motorized vessels followed their usual route passing by the quake- ruined Loboc church until the cruise reaches a mini-waterfalls and turns around.For lunch, guests were served spicy crabs, pancit bihon guisado, mung bean and corn soup, lechon, buttered chicken, a choice of salads, and Bol-anon style puto maya.They were serenaded by the Fogcave Balsa Choir who performed folk and pop songs and dances.Emily Avila, 34, a choir member, said that while they mourn for the lives lost, they have to move on.“When the river cruise was shut down, we were just relying on relief goods for our sustenance. We didn’t have anything to do,” she said in Bisaya.Before the calamity. each of the 50 choir members would earn at least P100 a day from tips given by tourists, she said.Megan Tac-an, the youngest choir member at 8, was among those who gave impromptu “tinikling” dance lessons to guests.“Nalipay ko kay nabalik na jud mi (I’m happy because we’re finally back),” she said when guests asked her how she felt. Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Capitol to help fund repair of southern Cebu churches PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension The DOT contingent later rode to barangay Buenos Aires in Carmen town where officials opened the new Chocolate Hills viewing deck.The spot offers a view of the unspoilt portion of the famed geological formation. It had its soft opening in April and is set to be formally opened to the pubic in December.Ging Velasco of Camanayon Hill Development Corp., which owns the 4-hectare tourist facility, said the Oct. 15 earthquake prompted them to advance the opening by two months.The old viewing deck made of concrete was destroyed by the earthquake.The new one in Buenos Aires is also reached by a flight of stairs but has a natural appeal with its banisters and 248 steps made of wood and indigenous materials.Panglao normalAlona Beach Community Association president David Bailli said it is important for people to know that tourism in Bohol is still very much alive.“We’re here to give our support. We need to bring them back. Operations in Panglao are not quite back to normal but guests still can enjoy all the beach packages,” he said.Bailli said 65 percent of Bohol’s tourists are domestic travellers, who are less adventurous than foreign counterparts.“Sadly we had cancellations from everyone. This (reopening) will signal to the tourists especially the domestic travellers who are our biggest market that tourism is back,” he said. Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts View comments SMC bags Bulacan airport project 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town LATEST STORIES Bailli said that while some parts of Bohol are impassable due to damaged bridges and roads, the province has a good network of roads where alternative routes can be plotted.Two nights after the killer temblor struck, members of the famed Loboc Children’s Choir appeared on TV Patrol and sang “The Prayer” before the ruins of the St. Peter the Apostle parish church.“Sa aking mga kababayang Boholano at mga Pilipino, huwag po tayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Masakit isipin ang nangyari pero dapat po nating tanggapin ito. Huwag po tayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Pagsubok lang ito ng Diyos. Manalig po tayo, magkaisa at magtulungan,” said a female member of the choir that has won many international awards.(To my fellow Boholanos and to all Filipinos, let us not lose hope. It pains us to think about what happened, but we have to accept this. Let us not lose hope. This is just a challenge from God. Let’s have faith, be united and help each other.)The over three-minute TV exposure galvanized the nation, including Filipinos abroad, to action. Help started pouring in the next day. /Aileen Garcia-Yap, ReporterRead Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Firm urged to explain delay in MRT 7 construction Loboc Mayor Helen Allaba said the whole town was happy the river cruise was back because it provides livelihood for at least 300 local residents.“We have 21 floating restaurants run be four operators. Without this , the people earn nothing for their families,” she said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealBefore the quake, an average of 1,000 tourists took the cruise each day. They pay P450 for a relaxing ride and lunch.Almost all roads leading to key Bohol tourist attractions are passable, said the Department of Tourism (DOT). Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again
Consolacion FC will play against Tabor Hill FC in the first of seven matches scheduled in the under-11 division followed by Canduman FC vs. CIS.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipOther games pit Lahug FC Team B vs. SAIS FC, Giuseppe FC vs. MAD FC, SHS-AdC vs. CPMS, SRFC vs. BMALV FC and SAIS FC vs. Dynamo FC.In the under-seven division, Giuseppe FC will take on Consolacion FC while the latter faces CIS in the afternoon. In the under-nine division, CPMS will play against USC-BED followed by the former’s match against Bright Academy Team A. BMALV FC and Canduman FC will have a showdown in one of the matches in the under-nine division. Giuseppe FC will also take on PAREF Springdale Team B. /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Painters refuse to go quietly MOST READ Read Next PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements ADVERTISEMENT TWENTY matches will spice up the second weekend of the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup at the Aboitiz Sports Field at the North Reclamation Area today.Leading the list of games will be the 18-under matches between St. John Seminary and Cebu International School (CIS) and Alcoy FC and SAIS FC.ADVERTISEMENT Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip In the girls 18-under, the San Roque Football Club will take on the girls squad of CIS.The Talisay Raskals will try to extend their winning streak to two as they face Subangdaku FC in the boys under-15 division. The Raskals defeated Saint John Seminary last weekend, 6-0.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeBright Academy and Saint Theresa’s College (STC) will have a showdown in the girls’ under 15 division while Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) and Canduman FC will have a duel in the under-13 division.University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED) and the Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) FC will complete the two-matches scheduled in the under-13 division. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/government-private-partnership-african-americans/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/government-private-partnership-african-americans/ The FCC has a lot on its plate with privacy, set-top box, and the future of 5G, among other policy concerns. On September 7, Chairman Wheeler spokeÂ at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 about 5G and what can be done to spark what he characterized as not simply a technological advancement, but a revolution. He has been clear that winning the global deployment race should be a national priority, and the FCC is determined to do its part to achieve that, with its “proven formulaâ€ to “lead the world in spectrum availability, encourage and protect innovation-driving competition, and stay out of the way of technological development and the details of implementation.â€It makes sense that spectrum is first and foremost in the formula, because it is the cornerstone to mobile connectivity. Spectrum is the invisible airwaves that connect and enable mobile devices. Its availability is limited, and it can’t be created. As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones and the Internet of Things (IoT) ushers in billions of new connected devices, the demand for mobile data, and therefore spectrum, will surge dramatically.Demand for spectrum could eclipse supply by as early as 2018, according to estimates from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as reported by the Financial Times last year. The implications of a shortage include decreased reliability and innovation. This is particularly concerning to minority communities, as 19% of African Americans and 23% of Latinos rely on their smartphone as a sole point of access to the Internet at home. For these communities, their smartphone is a gateway to healthcare services, education, finances, and much more.The FCC’s projection and the potential unintended consequences aren’t going unnoticed. The FCC recently approved an order to make a substantial amount of spectrum available for 5G, and it is currently conducting a complex auction that will ultimately repurpose broadcast TV spectrum for wireless broadband. These moves mark notable progress, but they aren’t expected to be enough to address the looming shortage.Government agencies beyond the FCC also have an opportunity—some would argue an obligation—to bring more spectrum to market. The agencies wouldn’t necessarily have to give up their spectrum, but could potentially share it with commercial entities.The conversation around government-private sector spectrum sharing has ebbed and flowed over the past few years, and it appears to be heating up again. When responding to a question about “what comes nextâ€ in a recent interview, Jon Wilkins, chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, said,”[T]he big issue is federal sharing. If I could put a big star by one policy issue, it’s going to be: How does the federal-commercial sharing model evolve? … That’s going to be probably the hottest place for the policy wonks on the ongoing spectrum front.â€The FCC has an opportunity to begin molding the precedent for this type of sharing model, as it is now reviewing a proposal to auction mid-band spectrum for shared commercial use that’s currently used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Should the FCC move forward, the next step in the process is to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).The wireless industry has expressed interest in this spectrum and has voiced support for the process moving forward to an auction. While NOAA raised concerns that the proposal could interfere with its operations related to weather data, the process should continue forward so all aspects of sharing this spectrum can be thoroughly explored by the public. In fact, one proposal introduced the concept of a public-private partnership in the 1675-1680 MHz band (the spectrum in question) which, if implemented, could deliver better weather information to a wider audience, not only NOAA users. To that end, the winner of the spectrum could be required to fund and build a modern, cloud-based content delivery network that will make the weather data more accessible, affordable, and reliable.Certainly, legitimate concerns about the shared spectrum space must be addressed. But risk of incident in and of itself should not be a deterrent for companies to partner with the government to make swaths of spectrum available to more people.Continued deployment of mobile broadband and services as well as reliable access to it are imperative to the welfare of all consumers, but especially to those from underserved, minority communities. To that end, it is critical that government leaders work with the private sector to bring new spectrum online and to build the infrastructure necessary to sustain the country’s wireless demand and the ushering in of 5G.Hazel Trice Edney, an award-winning veteran journalist, is editor-in-chief of the Trice Edney News Wire, TriceEdneyWire.com.
Prepared by FFWPU USAOn August 31, the 25th True Love Weekend Divine Principle Seminar hosted twelve participants for a weekend of learning and growth. Among them were several new guests hearing the Divine Principle for the first time. Although English was not the first language of two of the attendees, they seemed to catch the key points of the Divine Principle and were all genuinely excited by what they learned about the Marriage Blessing.Rev. Andrew Compton, Director of Education at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC), shared how touched he was to see the sincere efforts of Steve Cox and Anton Smirnov, two Unificationists from Oregon who have been working hard as a team witnessing every day, to introduce people to the Unification movement through the educational programs at IPEC and those offered by CARP, the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles. “I hope more Unificationists can realize the value of having their guests hear the Divine Principle,” said Rev. Compton.“I am always grateful to come to IPEC,” said Steve Cox. “I have been bringing my contacts to Las Vegas since 2014. I always have a good experience witnessing many hours each day. I hope in the future we can bring many more people to participate in these workshops.”Each participant had an experience that was unique to their journey. One participant from the Middle East who was learning about the Divine Principle for first time said the content shows a great effort to make society more unified and giving. Another participant who studied the Divine Principle text throughout his life said hearing it from Rev. Compton provided insights he never would have thought of himself. And a young woman who was hearing Divine Principle for the first time said she had always believed in God but that this retreat was an eye-opening experience.During the short span of the weekend, participants also had the chance to visit the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead and received what Rev. Compton said was a “special blessing of snowfall on the way home from the Grand Canyon.”True Love Divine Principle weekend seminars are held quarterly and week-long Divine Principle retreats are held monthly. Visit familyfed.org/dpretreats to sign up for the upcoming retreat taking place between September 12-18.
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