Grocer Offers Cookie Decorating for Kids/Special fuelperks Promo

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., offers customers the convenience of shopping at one location for everything needed to celebrate Mother’s Day, having fun and saving money in the process. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, kids can decorate a 12-inch cookie with a Mother’s Day message and get a Mylar Mother’s Day balloon for $9.99. The grocer also has a number of special gift bundles combining flowers, bakery items, chocolates and greeting cards.

Brunet-García Decorated at Regional ADDY Awards

Brunet-García Advertising's creative team was honored at the 2011 American Advertising Federation’s 4th District ADDY Awards with two Best of Category awards, three Gold ADDYs and 15 Silver ADDYs at the event held recently in Miami.  The competition, which honors excellence in advertising, is the second step of a three-step journey, taking winning entries from the local level to the national level.

Brunet-García was the only local agency and one of only three agencies in the district to win two Best of Category awards, joining Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group and SapientNitro. Brunet-García's Players by the Sea Poster Series won Best of Advertising for the Arts and Sciences and the agency’s Block x Block Illustrations won Best of Elements of Advertising.

1st Latin Triangle Cinco de Mayo Celebration Downtown

1st Latin Triangle Cinco de Mayo Celebration Downtown

Victory is sweet and well-worth celebrating, even when (or especially when) it's someone else's. Well there you go, all the excuse you need to come downtown to this little section of DT now lovingly refered to as the Latin Triangle. It's not a historical Latin District, it's a futuristic one. And it's really sort of a Latin parallelogram or trapezoid.

Authentic-Traditional “Southern Pit Bar-B-Q” Comes to Arena

Authentic-Traditional “Southern Pit Bar-B-Q” Comes to Arena

A new partnership brings Bono’s authentic-traditional southern Bar-B-Q experience to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Arena guests will be able to enjoy Bono’s favorites, such as smoked pork and turkey sandwiches as well as some of Bono’s classic southern side items, along with SAVOR’s great food and beverage services.

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Memorial Day

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

2010 Annual Blueprint for Prosperity Report

Today, the City of Jacksonville’s Blueprint for Prosperity committee released its 2010 Blueprint Annual Report. The document provides a snapshot of the city’s progress as measured against set benchmarks in nine key areas: education, infrastructure, leadership, economic development, quality of life, and racial opportunity and harmony.

This year’s report reflects the lingering impact of the 2008-2009 recession on Jacksonville and the northeast Florida region. In particular, this is indicated by the sharp decline of per capita income for area residents, which fell below the U.S. national average for the first time since 2004. Duval County also experienced a higher than normal rate of job loss. The number of lost jobs is estimated to be more than 60,000 in the metropolitan area over the last three years.

City Rescue Mission Welcomes New Executive Director

The City Rescue Mission has named David Bugher as executive director, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and providing strategic leadership of the Mission’s key initiatives and goals for serving Jacksonville’s homeless and needy. His first day was April 21 and he spent the week meeting with the board of directors, internal staff, major donors and leaders of other homeless organizations in Jacksonville.