Church of the Redeemer Free Fall Festival Oct. 30th

October 30 ,2010 4-6:00 p.m.

Bounce House, Face Painting, Games, Free Hot Dogs

Church of the Redeemer

8535 Baymeadows Road, across from McDonalds

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Kids Eat Free on Halloween at The Loop

Kids that come to The Loop in costume on Halloween (October 31st) in costume get to eat for free!

One free kids meal per adult entrée purchase. Offer valid at all Jacksonville, First Coast locations.

Pumpkin Pulp Is No Treat for Your Plumbing

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is as easy as pie.

“Instead of carving your jack-o’-lantern in or by the kitchen sink, try a newspaper,” said Randy Brague of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Jacksonville shop. “You need to be cautious when removing and disposing of the pumpkin’s sticky substance.”

When pumpkin pulp goes down the kitchen sink drain, the orange substance hardens and sticks to the pipes. Pumpkin carvers can end up with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals if they aren’t careful – especially when it’s cleanup time.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends wrapping all the cut pieces and seeds in the newspaper and throwing them away. For those who recycle, put the remnants in a compost pile. Pulp and seeds are great for cooking as well.

Free Scary Face Pancakes October 29 at IHOP Restaurants in Florida

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in Florida will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

WHEN:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

WHERE:

Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

WHY:

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Any Info on a Wreck on the Southside on Gate Parkway?

Community member is looking for any information on a wreck on the Southside on Gate Parkway. They were awakened at about 2:30 A.M., Monday October 25th, to the sound of cars revving engines and drag racing on Gate Parkway. They are also reporting long brake lines at the scene feeling it could be the same cars they heard. There are flowers on the side of the road where the wreck took place.  If you have any details please post a comment below.

UPDATE: 

On October 22, 2010 at 2:05 a.m. two vehicles were traveling westbound in the 8500 block of Gate Parkway West going around a curve at a high rate of speed. 

Both vehicles lost control striking separate light poles a short distance apart.  The listed driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

The Women In Business Network (WIBNetwork) Event, Nov. 4th

The Women In Business Network (WIBNetwork) is having a special event to spotlight local women in business on Thursday, November 4th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, located off of 9-A off Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville, FL.