Showing posts from July, 2015

Design World Media's "Same Sex Wedding" Art Poster

by Michael J Valente About 40 years ago in a cozy little restaurant in Provincetown, Massachusetts, my wife and I witnessed the beginnings of the LGBT civil rights movement.  We were there!... during the great Florida Orange Juice boycott caused by Anita Bryant.  The Mimosas with a substitute juice tasted even better.  The culmination happened on Friday, June 26, 2015 when the SCOTUS made same-sex marriage the law of the land.  We Progressives predicted this many yeas ago.  Now it is time for us  to share our art "Same Sex Wedding" with the World. (Not for nothin'... but you four Neanderthal SCOTUS's, please knuckle-drag your pitiful, disgraceful, lost souls back into your pre-historic cave with the rest of the pre-humans.  No, I won't sugar-coat it.) I'm a photographer and I work with my long-time assistant.  After I retired, we started playing around with digital art on my PC.  We created many different abstract images... so

The Village Family Services Awarded Three-Year Commission on CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or better known as CARF International, announced that The Village Family Services (TVFS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its adoptions, drop-in center, foster care, mental health and wraparound programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to The Village Family Services. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. The Village Family Services is a community-based nonprofit organization with headquarters located at 6736