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Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

This Community event is designed to get young and old men to refuse to wear their pants down within the entire Jacksonville area.

Bishop Jan D. Goodman is striving to make this happen for Jacksonville on April 16, 2011 at GATE WAY MALL, 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M.

For additional information, please email awomangodcanuse@hotmail.com

"Show Your Library Some Love!" And Celebrate National Library Week April 10 - 16

Jacksonville Public Library customers saved more than $100 million last year by checking out library materials rather than buying them. Three times as many people visited the Jacksonville Public Library last year than attended all major Jacksonville live sporting events combined.  Nearly three EverBank Fields could be filled with the number of people who attended library programs last year. Librarians answered more than 1 million reference questions lending their expertise to help customers find the most credible answers quickly. For these reasons and many more, the Jacksonville Public Library invites the community to celebrate and take advantage of all the library has to offer during National Library Week.

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011 Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

Local United Way Announces 2010-2011  Turnaround Campaign Results of more than $25 million

United Way of Northeast Florida announced today 2010-2011 Annual Campaign results of over $25 million – a turnaround campaign with a three percent increase over the previous year. This marks a significant improvement in giving since the economic downturn began in 2008.  These strong results will help address the human service needs across our community including United Way’s focus on keeping more than 10,000 students on track to high school graduation.

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

Holiday Donations by Publix Customers Totals Over $100,000

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has been awarded a check for a whopping $100,169 from Publix Supermarkets for its hunger-serving programs. The donation will be presented to The Salvation Army by Dwaine Stevens, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix, Jacksonville Division, at a luncheon at Metropolitan Park on Thursday, April 21.  The funds were donated at the holidays by Publix customers in an ongoing drive to support charities fighting hunger in the community.

IHOP’S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia families can be a part of pancake history as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011!  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at IHOP restaurants across the country, families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  All of the funds raised locally will benefit the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Eco-Safari Themed Charity Event to Benefit North Florida Land Trust

Eco-Safari Themed Charity Event to Benefit North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust, dedicated to preserving land for conservation in seven counties, will hold a memorable charity event on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the J.Johnson Gallery, 177 4th Ave. in Jacksonville Beach Fla.

The Eco-Safari themed evening will feature a live auction for an African Safari for two and other great prizes. Catering by Liz Grenamyer, a full bar, silent auction, live music and lots of fun and surprises all for a great cause.

February Story Ideas for Your Neighborhood

February Story Ideas for Your Neighborhood

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