November 9, 2016This is the third year that master glass instructor Joshua Dopp of ‘Highway Hotshot’ Glass visited Arcosanti to teach a series of beginners courses in glass blowing and casting.Glass workshop participant Lana Morris and Josh.[photos and test by Sue Kirsch] He taught introductory classes on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd with additional student bench time on the 24th and 25th, and classes for small projects like flowers, ornaments or drinking glasses on the 28th and 29th of October. Here is Josh with a college and Arcosanti resident Brandon Siegl in the background. They are working on a three layer project with poco dots between the layers.Here we can see the set-up behind the Building. The three layer glass project.The set-up was moved into the Vaults for the second week-ends classes, see the next posting.
Categories: Cole News 15Dec Rep. Cole’s bill to help couples recognize private marriages on public record becomes law State Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to allow private marriages between minors to be made public after both parties are at least 18 was signed into law by the governor this week.Only persons at least 18 years of age may be married without parental consent. A probate judge may marry minors between the ages of 16 and 18 years old if these individuals have their parents’ permission – but these marriages are not put on public record. Cole’s bill will allow the marriage record of these individuals to be made public once they reach 18 years old, if both parties in the marriage agree.“Privately married couples now have the ability to see their marriage on public record,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “The court will be able to unseal the record of the individuals’ marriage when they both reach 18 years of age.”A couple from Alden Township discussed the bill idea with Rep. Cole. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year and the only gift they were asking for was to recognize their private marriage on public record.The legislation will allow marriage licenses to be unsealed upon the following conditions:· All petitioners were married without publicity.· The petitioners are both at least 18 years of age at the time of the filing.· Both of the petitioners wish to unseal the record of the marriage.Once the petition has been received and the court determines the above qualifications are met, the court shall forward a copy of the license and certificate of marriage to the clerk in the county the license was issued. The court shall also forward a copy of the marriage record to the state registrar.House Bill 4802 is now Public Act 200 of 2017.###