Community Spirit

The Blood Alliance Debuts Smart Phone App

The Blood Alliance, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with operations in Northeast Florida, and regions of Georgia and South Carolina, is one of the first community blood banks in the nation to introduce a smart phone App.  Blood banks throughout the country often struggle with low blood donor participation. Of the 60% of healthy Americans who can donate, only 5% do.  The Blood Alliance is reaching out to younger donors with hopes that its new App, coupled with a high school iPad™ promotion, will make committing to donate a whole lot easier and more convenient!

Complimentary Appetizers for Veterans at BlackFinn Today!

Offer good for anyone with a valid US Military ID

In honor of Veterans Day, all day today BlackFinn American Grille will offer a complimentary appetizer to all military personnel past and present.

Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee Public Meeting Notice

The Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee

Meetings

  • November 18, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • March 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • April 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • May 19, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • June 16, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • July 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • August 18, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • September 15, 2011, 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army Desperately Seeking Turkey Donations

The Salvation Army has issued a call to residents of the First Coast to remember the needs of the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army is making a plea for immediate donations of turkeys to supplement the Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Thanksgiving Homeless Meal on November 25.  The Salvation Army is accepting turkeys purchased from local supermarkets or cash donations to purchase turkeys.

Second Annual Sheriff's Roast to Benefit Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) is hosting the Second Annual Sheriff’s Roast on Nov. 18, 2010, at the Omni Hotel. Ron Autrey, President of Miller Electric, is this year’s honoree.

“Sheriff Rutherford asked me on behalf of the Police Athletic League to be their 2010 Sheriff’s Roast Honoree and I was delighted to accept,” said Autrey, “It was a personal experience that led me here.

HandsOn Jacksonville & Habitat for Humanity Partner for Veteran’s Day Projects

On Thursday, November 11th, HandsOn Jacksonville and Habitat for Humanity will celebrate and honor our military community by engaging civilian, active and retired military volunteers in community service.  A multi-site Habitat for Humanity build with Beaches Habitat for Humanity and Habijax will take place from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at both sites.

Georgia-Florida Game Shows Reduced Economic Impact

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Many fans of both schools said this year's Georgia-Florida game at EverBank Field was the most exciting ever.

The bottom line disagrees.

Research released by Visit Jacksonville indicates spending was down this year compared to 2009.

About 21,500 hotel-room nights are attributable to the game this year, but in 2009 the number was 24,600.

The dollars spent and overall impact followed a similar downward trend, as direct spending fell from $13.4 million to $11.6 million, and overall economic impact fell from $23.9 million to $20.8 million.

The average hotel stay was two nights. Many factors could have contributed to the decline.

The 2009 game featured top-ranked, unbeaten Florida and hometown quarterback Tim Tebow.

The 2010 game featured two unranked teams with first-year quarterbacks.