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Property Tax Break for Florida's Deployed Military

Property Tax Break for Florida's Deployed Military

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A property tax credit is being afforded Florida's military personnel who own homes and served overseas last year.  The only stipulation is the deployment must be connected to either Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.

The Duval County Property Appraiser's Office has been been getting phone calls and taking information since the forms needed are not yet available.

The benefit of the tax break can be sizable since it is based on time out of country in 2010.

"If the service person was away for the entire year they can be exempt totally and not pay any property taxes," said Dana Clark who heads up exemptions at Duval Property Appraiser's Office.

The deadline to apply is June 1, but late applications are being accepted.

Suns Return Home To Mash The Mudcats and Battle The Barons For First Place!

Suns Return Home To Mash The Mudcats and Battle The Barons For First Place!

Your Back to Back Southern League Champion Jacksonville Suns return home on Memorial Day to continue their quest for a third straight championship and will take on the Carolina Mudcats & Birmingham Barons During a Ten Game Homestand through Wednesday, June 8th! These games will help decide in determining if the Suns will claim the First Half Championship for the second consecutive season.

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Health Hits the River:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s

In the Pursuit of Health Road Show Visits

Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Taking their mission of building healthier communities to the people, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is bringing affordable health care and a healthier tomorrow to Duval County residents during its upcoming In the Pursuit of Health Road Show stop at the Green Cove Springs Memorial Day Riverfest on Monday, May 30.

Child ID Event, May 25th

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Masonic Child ID Program, will be observing National Missing Children’s Day this year by participating in the national Take 25 child safety campaign. A Child ID event will be held on May 25, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following Police Athletic League (PAL) locations:

"Harry Potter's World" Exhibition Coming to Downtown Library

"Harry Potter's World" Exhibition Coming to Downtown Library

The traveling exhibition, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” based on the internationally known Harry Potter book and film series, opens at the Main Library on June 1. The exhibition will be on display through July 7 during regular library hours.

CAMP BROADWAY, June 13-17

CAMP BROADWAY, June 13-17

Camp Broadway, presented by The Artist Series, is returning to Jacksonville for its 11th year on June 13 – 17, 2011 from 8:30AM – 5:00PM! Camp Broadway introduces kids aged 9 to 17 to the world of life on-stage and behind the scenes.  No singing, dancing, or acting experience necessary! Just a willingness to have fun and a curiosity about what happens on stage and behind the curtain! Our teaching staff of theater professionals offers each camper the opportunity to expand his or her creative talents, build self-esteem, learn the art of collaboration and gain a fuller respect and understanding of musical theater.