BRICKBATS TO SGT. BRADLEY SHIVERS who, according to a police report as well as a long and widely shared Facebook post, shot and killed his neighbors’ dog in front of his wife and children. As reported by the Times-Union, the dog’s owner, Chelsea Pavish, has launched a social media campaign to spread awareness of the incident, in which Shivers tried to fend off the 40-pound basset hound-mix with a rake, before retrieving his firearm and shooting the dog as his family swam in their backyard pool.
BOUQUETS TO THE UNF MUSIC PROGRAM for earning two prestigious awards from Downbeat Magazine’s 38th annual Student Music Awards. Getting just one is an honor, but the program took home two awards honoring Jazz Ensemble 1 in the Large Jazz Ensemble category and vocalist Lisa Kelly in the Vocal Jazz Soloist category.
BOUQUETS TO TADLOCK ROOFING The Northeast Florida company presented a free roof, installation, and lifetime warranty to New Town resident Ella Singleton. The presentation of the new roof on Singleton’s urban core home kicks off a long-term partnership between Tadlock and Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville.
BOUQUETS TO RIDING INTO HISTORY The motorcycle exhibition will donate proceeds from its 16th annual event to K9s For Warriors, a Ponte Vedra-based nonprofit (featured in this week’s cover story, p. 10) that provides service canines to warriors suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. It’s anticipated the fund will provide four service dogs for four veterans.