Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

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Real$ense Prosperity Campaign Hosts "Tax Blitz Day"

Real$ense Prosperity Campaign, an initiative of United Way of Northeast Florida, will host Tax Blitz Day on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gateway WorkSource located at 5000-2 Norwood Avenue in Jacksonville. For Northeast Florida residents who have not yet filed a 2010 income tax return, there is still time and thanks to Real$ense, the Internal Revenue Service and partners, there is also help, free of charge.

Donate Life Day at The Jacksonville Landing, April 23rd

Nearly 4,000 individuals are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant in the state of Florida.  You have the power to save lives! April is National Donate Life Month and the Jacksonville community will have the opportunity to celebrate the gift of life and also register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at the annual Donate Life Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to11 p.m.

Diaper Drive to Benefit FSS and Families in Crisis

A local Day of Service sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will be held Saturday, April 16 to benefit Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS), Second Harvest of North Florida, Northeast Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Blood Alliance.

Jacksonville-area LDS members are donating and collecting community donations of diapers, food and blood as part of their Helping Hands and Linking Arms service day. The LDS diaper drive in support of FSS Family Preservation programs also includes baby wipes, Pull-Ups, toddler underwear, and infant and toddler socks.

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Trahern to Triple-A, Jose Rosario returns to Jacksonville

Trahern to Triple-A, Jose Rosario returns to Jacksonville

The Florida Marlins have announced a pair of roster moves that will impact the Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Jackson Generals at Pringles Park.

Right-hander Dallas Trahern has been promoted from the Suns to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. Trahern made one start for the Suns, pitching six innings against the Huntsville Stars last Thursday. Trahern took the loss after giving up three runs on four hits with three walks and he also struck out two batters. Trahern leaves Jacksonville with an 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA.

National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Days, April 15-17

National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Days, April 15-17

To honor this year’s National Volunteer Week HandsOn Jacksonville’s Youth Leadership Council came up with five volunteer projects to coincide with National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Days, April 15-17, 2011.

Report Ranks Jacksonville 10th for Alcohol-related Driving Violations

Report Ranks Jacksonville 10th  for Alcohol-related Driving Violations

According to an Insurance.com survey of 20 major metropolitan cities in the United States, Jacksonville ranks tenth in the nation for drivers with alcohol-related driving violations.