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Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Each year Duval County Public elementary schools and middle
schools host their Play Day or Field Day events. Andrew Robinson
Elementary is no different. The end of the school year Physical Education
activities at Andrew Robinson Elementary was highlighted by a Play Day
enjoyed by Pre-K to Second grade classes and the first every Track Olympics
for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students.

Tom Trout: The Man, The Sign

Tom Trout: The Man, The Sign

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If Interstate 95 is the artery that feeds Jacksonville, then at the Bowden exit Tom Trout has added some heart.

"I kinda snoop around the office every now and then," the 84-year-old retired business owner said.

Once a week he makes a trip to the office his son now operates. "I'm just letting my presence be felt," he said.

He does still have a job though.

Once a week, it's his responsibility to come up with a new phrase for the sign that towers over the building and is seen by thousands each day from the interstate.

"I'm up to 1,615 sayings I think," Trout said.

He keeps a notebook of catchy phrases that have been collected since he put the sign up back in 1983. "My motivation each day is trying to change someone's life for the better."

Past sayings include:

Overcoming Barriers to English Language Learning and Academic Achievement

Overcoming Barriers to English Language Learning and Academic Achievement

Language learning is probably one of the most difficult skills to master. It is compounded by the simultaneous learning of academic content. It is through the English language that Florida’s over 200,000 ELLs must achieve mastery of the academic standards as outlined by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, there are a large number of English Language Institutes (ELIs) and community colleges that prepare students to meet the challenges of a higher education curriculum.

Small Business and Social Networking

Small Business and Social Networking

Small Business and Social Networking

What You Need To Know: Social Networking/ Social Marketing is booming in small business and for the entrepreneurial. Blogs are covering multiple genres in business and marketing. Technology is a new tool for not only personal contact, but also for business contacts. Now is the time for small business owners to explore the business options on several social networks. It does not take a technology degree; a degree in computer engineering, nor a marketing degree it's as simple as networking and gaining a basic understanding of using networking tools online.

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus
Nearly 50 graduating students from Ribault and Lee high schools have finished their Associate degree requirements from Florida State College at Jacksonville before they get handed their high school diplomas--10 from Ribault and 37 from Lee.

New Mayor - New Direction

New Mayor - New Direction

As an African-American male, this election has shown that Jacksonville has matured;
there is a change of mindset, a change toward psychological acceptance for a new vision.
A desire and need to seek another direction for the unification of a divided community.
Jacksonville has continued to grow into a community that is embracing its diversity and
understands that in order to grow into a progressive 21st century metropolis it is time
for a new course of thinking, a new path for leadership and providing an opportunity
for someone (Alvin Brown) with a new vision to lead our community.