Community Spirit

Front Porch Kind of Day

Front Porch Kind of Day

Recently my husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and thought it would be fun to take our kids and our wedding photos down to St. Augustine where we got married to take some pictures in the style of Dear Photograph.  While walking through the city, we came across a gentleman who was sitting out on his front porch in his rocking chair.  It was a perfect day for such activity.  He was sitting out there with his cigarettes and his maps.  He asked my husband to come over to him.  More specifically he asked, "Excuse me, Sir.  Could you bring your kids over here?"  He definitely got our attention with that.

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Several Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches will conduct a fundraiser in conjunction with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money for J.V. soccer. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, September 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the four participating locations listed below.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate a percentage of their net sales earned on this day between the specified hours to help keep J.V. soccer in Duval County public schools for the 2011-12 school year.

Local Business to Observe Digital Moment of Silence for Sept 11

Local Business to Observe Digital Moment of Silence for Sept 11

Jacksonville will observe a digital out-of-home (OOH) moment of silence for one hour and 17 minutes on September 11th. More than 450 of Clear Channel’s digital billboards in 23 markets across the nation will display the OAAA’s rotating memorial ad creative, reading “Pause and Reflect,” to commemorate the moments on September 11, 2001 during which American Airlines Flight 11 collided into the World Trade Center’s landmark North Tower, United Airlines Flight 175 impacted the South Tower, American Airlines Flight 77 hit the western side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Local Sam’s Club Raises $42,000 for Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Local Sam’s Club Raises $42,000 for Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 Since 1987, Walmart® and Sam’s Club® have been hosting balloon icon campaigns. During the 2011 campaign that ran from May 1 through June 11, the Sam’s Club on Busch Drive was able to raise $42,000 for our local area hospitals, Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

If I Call Crimestoppers, am I Really Anonymous?

If I Call Crimestoppers, am I Really Anonymous?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  First Coast Crimestoppers has taken in more than 2,530 tips this year.

"The shooting the other night, 11 people that's crazy. We've gotten some calls on that," said Wyllie Hodges, the executive director of the local chapter.

Hodges said six calls have come in so far on Tuesday's bloody rampage in Brooklyn, all with information on who the shooters are.

He also guarantees the anonymity of those callers; even he doesn't know who they are.

"You are anonymous, 100 percent anonymous. Don't know who you are, don't want to know who you are. If you try to tell us who you are, we don't take it," said Hodges.

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

 

Jacksonville, FL (August 30, 2011)-  It’s time to pull your favorite pair of blue jeans out of the closet and go casual for kids!  Miracle Jeans Day is coming up on September 14, 2011, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is hoping you will join us in making miracles happen in the lives of First Coast children.  All donations from participants will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which purchases critically needed medical equipment and Child Life resources for the pediatric programs of Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. 

 

“Miracle Jeans Day” was created by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get companies involved with their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating organizations encourage employees to purchase a sticker, button or a pin for $5, $10 or $20, giving them the privilege to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14.