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City To Celebrate National Community Development Week

The City of Jacksonville will join communities across the nation to celebrate National Community Development (NCD) Week, April 25-30, 2011, with a series of events showcasing local projects and services funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The City of Jacksonville receives about $7 million annually as part of a federal formula entitlement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Since 1975, the city has received more than $361 million in CDBG funds, which are used to develop and implement a wide-range of programs directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and community service improvements.

Some Local Post Offices are Open Late on Tax Day

Some Local Post Offices are Open Late on Tax Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some local post offices that are normally open late may see a boost in traffic with Monday being the tax deadline.

A Washington, D.C. holiday pushed the deadline from April 15 to three days later, giving people some extra time to file.

The general mail post office 1100 Kings Road is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays. The one at The Landing is open until 7 p.m.

To find out how late a post office is open near you, click here.

You can file Form 4868 to get more time to file. It gives you an extra six months, but doesn't delay your obligation to pay on April 18. It works best for people who are expecting a tax refund and just need some extra time.

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.

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.

Update: Local Salon Ceases Brazilian Blowouts Due to Health Risks

Update: Local Salon Ceases Brazilian Blowouts Due to Health Risks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hair salons across the country are being warned about smoothing and straightening products potentially containing formaldehyde.

The Brazilian Blowout and other brands of smoothing treatments were first questioned in October 2010, when employees at an Oregon salon reported difficulty breathing, nose bleeds and eye irritation when using the products.

Health officials in Oregon tested Brazilian Blowout and other brands and found trace levels of formaldehyde in the air at several salons, and significant amounts in the product itself.

Health alerts were issued in several states.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a nation-wide hazard alert and said it is "responding to complaints and referrals about possible exposure to formaldehyde."

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning tomorrow (April 13), by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on Bonus fuelperks! rewards items. This means if a customer purchases three of any particular Bonus fuelperks! rewards item that earns a 5-cent-per-gallon discount, he or she will now earn a 15-cent-per-gallon discount for that transaction rather than only a 5-cent-per-gallon discount.

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning tomorrow (April 13), by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on Bonus fuelperks! rewards items. This means if a customer purchases three of any particular Bonus fuelperks! rewards item that earns a 5-cent-per-gallon discount, he or she will now earn a 15-cent-per-gallon discount for that transaction rather than only a 5-cent-per-gallon discount.