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City Rescue Mission Seeks Community Support for Golf Tournament

City Rescue Mission (CRM) will host the third annual Champions Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 29, 2011 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament raises money to fund programs and initiatives that help the homeless and needy in Northeast Florida get off the streets and back on their feet. City Rescue Mission does not receive any local, state or federal funding and is currently seeking supporting sponsors and tournament teams.

Alvin Brown Makes Appearance at John Prine Concert

Alvin Brown Makes Appearance at John Prine Concert

Alvin Brown surprised concert goers heading to the John Prine & Kris Krisofferson concert Saturday night.

Toya Carter Essay Contest

Toya Carter Essay Contest

A Memorial Day Weekend, Family Affair with Toya Carter - Monday, May 30th, 2011; 11a-3p This will be an event in a local park in downtown Jacksonville where Toya Carter will address at-risk teens sharing her struggles in growing up as a teen without parents; and how she pressed on to become a successful author and celebrity. On her hit television show with 1.5 million viewers, “Toya: A Family Affair”, Toya is shown as having a beautiful home, good friends and pursing her dreams in fashion design. But her life has been full of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, she was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into drug addiction. Feeling unloved and unwelcomed, Toya fell into the arms of a 15-year old rising musical star Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as the rapper “Lil Wayne” and ended up pregnant at the tender age of 14.

First Coast 7th Grader Wins National “Eye Witness to History” Contest

In a recent announcement by Current Events Magazine, First Coast 7th grader, Katie Hecht, from Lavilla School of the Arts, was named the grand-prize winner of the 2011 national, “Eye Witness to History” contest for her interview with local, former Lost Boy- of – Sudan, John Kuai.

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Students at Fletcher Middle Participate in the Opening of the Beaches Parade

Four students from Fletcher Middle School participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade with Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). The girls were asked to participate by the FOJA beach committee.

In addition to walking the dogs and hyping the crowd during the parade, the girls designed posters, flyers and decorations for the float. The theme was “Rock Star” and they gave the dogs names such as “Mick Wagger” and “Elvis Pawsley.” The girls continued volunteering at FOJA’s adoption event after the parade. Four of the dogs found potential homes thanks to students’ efforts.

This project began in December during a service-learning lesson in the classroom. During a unit on research and communication, the students studied and discussed pet overpopulation.

New Census Data Released; Interactive Map

New Census Data Released; Interactive Map

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The nation's population is up nearly 10 percent, and Jacksonville is the country's 11th most populated city. 

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released more details about who Americans are and where they live.

Florida is the fourth most populated state in the 2010 Census, trailing New York by about half a million residents. Jacksonville has 821,784 citizens in the city limits, and just over 59 percent are listed as white, almost 31 percent are African American, and slightly under 8 percent are Hispanic.

Slightly over half of the city is female, and the largest age segment is those 35-49, comprising more than one in five residents.

Significantly more people own homes than rent, and there are 43,167 vacant houses in the city.

INTERACTIVE MAP: SEE THE DATA FOR YOUR CITY

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.